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Friday’s high school tennis/track: Belchertown sweeps Chicopee for second win

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Belchertown boys tennis team grabbed its second win of the season with a 5-0 sweep of Chicopee in Szot Park on Friday. The Orioles (2-5, 2-2 Valley Wheel) didn’t surrender more then three games in a set, as Trent Zulkiewicz led the way at first singles with 6-3, 6-3 win over Brian Turnball. Alex Morgado and Ryan Stinson paced the doubles teams by beating Rubin Basent and Jeremy Nieves, …

Friday’s high school lacrosse: Northampton shuts out Belchertown

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sophie Melcher scored three goals with one assist to lead the Northampton girls lacrosse team over Belchertown, 12-0, on the road. Abby Baldwin scored three goals, while Grace Goodwin-Boyd added two goals and two assists for the Blue Devils (5-1). Kerry Fleming, Morgan Moffett, Emily Biggs (two assists) and Missie Maiewski (two assists) each scored a goal. Bridget Harrington had one save in …

Friday’s high school baseball: Easthampton slugs Holyoke Catholic

Friday, April 24, 2015

Big bats led the Easthampton baseball team to an 11-1 home win over Holyoke Catholic on Friday. Shy Torres (three runs), Anthony Redfern (double), Erik Fickett (run) and Tyler Vishaway (run) each drove in two runs as the Eagles (5-0) cruised at home. Dakota Wheeler earned the win, striking out six and allowing one run on three hits and six walks. Tom Heavren …

Wednesday’s high school track/tennis: Kat Miner, Frontier Regional clear Palmer

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kat Miner was a triple winner for the Frontier Regional girls track team in a 116-29 win over Palmer in South Deerfield on Wednesday. The senior won the high jump with a mark of 5-feet, the 100 dash in 13.7 seconds and the 200 in 27.9 for the …

Wednesday’s prep schools: Meg Szawlowski paces Williston girls lacrosse past Deerfield

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Meg Szawlowski of Northampton had a six-point afternoon to lead the Williston Northampton girls lacrosse team to a 12-6 win over Deerfield Academy on the road Wednesday. Szawlowski had five goals and one assist to lead the Wildcats (6-1). Grace Simpson (South Hadley) added two goals and an …

Smith College commencement speeches to be offered in Mandarin, Spanish translations

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — At least 130 friends and family members of the graduating Smith College class of 2015 will be the first to pilot the college’s new simultaneous translation service at commencement next month. The May 17 event will be translated into Spanish and Mandarin by live translators working …

Wednesday’s colleges: Mount Holyoke lacrosse rolls past Smith

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kirsten Kilburn had five goals and Katherine Guinee added four as the Mount Holyoke women’s lacrosse team beat Smith College, 16-5, Wednesday in South Hadley. Catherine Ryan had five assists, while Kaitlin Braz scored three goals. Leila Kouakou (Leeds) scored twice for the Lyons (6-9; 3-5 NEWMAC). Caroline …

JFK Mural Team spends spring break working on colorful cloth mural that will become permanent part of school

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — With paint-covered fingers and smocks, the community came together this spring-break week to help make JFK Middle School a little more colorful. This week, around 20 students who make up the “JFK Mural Team” showed up …

First steps: $4 million restoration of Hampshire County Courthouse gets started with work on front stairs, entry

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A county leader described the park-like area surrounding the historic Hampshire County Courthouse as the front lawn of Northampton. In that case, Northampton is about to temporarily lose its front lawn. On Thursday and Friday, a crane will remove the giant granite blocks that make up …

Hadley’s overtime trap: Police OT in red, year after year; officials look for answers as contract talks near

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

HADLEY — After repeated attempts by town officials to curb police overtime, the Hadley Police Department continues to run significant yearly deficits in the tens of thousands of dollars. As of last week, the Police Department’s overtime spending …

Gazette Ice Hockey Player of the Year: John Leonard, Cathedral

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

John Leonard, junior, forward, Cathedral Season highlights: The Amherst resident led all Division 1 players in the state with 47 goals and 75 points. He helped guide the Panthers to an undefeated regular season and a second straight …

Keeping tabs on the arts

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Northampton film debut “The Throwaways,” a film by Ira McKinley, will be shown Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Academy of Music in Northampton. The film is a personal exploration of the impact of what McKinley calls police brutality and mass incarceration of the black community told through …

Renovations expected to start soon on former Clarke Schools buildings in Northampton which will become luxury housing

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Peter A. Picknelly, a partner in the redevelopment of a portion of the former campus of the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, said renovations that will transform two Round Hill Road buildings into luxury housing …