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JERREY ROBERTS
Hannah Flink, right, of Belchertown, steals second base, beating a tag from Julie Chmura, of Ludlow, Wednesday in Belchertown.

Wednesday’s high schools: Kate Sarnacki strikes for 14 goals, 100th of career as Granby girls lacrosse rolls

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Kate Sarnacki netted 14 goals, including the 100th of her career, to pace the Granby girls lacrosse team to a 22-10 win over St. Mary in Westfield Wednesday. The sophomore added two assists, while Jess Paturno had four goals for the Rams (8-4-1). Jenna Barthlow remained solid in the net for Granby with nine saves. Tantasqua 15, South Hadley 14 …

Northampton YouthWorks will provide summer jobs to 25 eligible young people

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The Northampton YouthWorks program again will provide summer jobs to 25 eligible youths between the ages of 14 and 21. The deadline to apply is Saturday. This is the fourth year of the state program aimed at reducing teen unemployment. Youths must be from families which are eligible to receive free or reduced-price school lunches, or roughly an annual income of …

Restoration of Smith College’s Grécourt Gates part of a six-month renovation at West  and Elm streets

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A $1.5 million project is underway at Smith College to improve pedestrian safety and accessibility at West and Elm streets, and to refurbish the college’s historic Grécourt Gates. The construction project — expected to last six months — has been in the planning phase since 2011, said Sam Masinter, Smith’s director …

Police cruiser damaged as officers break up crowd near Mill River

Monday, May 25, 2015

Northampton ∎ A Northampton police cruiser was damaged about 4 p.m. Sunday after police dispersed a group of people near a dam behind Chartpak on River Road in Leeds. Police said they plan to summon a 21-year-old Chicopee man on charges of trespassing, trespassing with a motor vehicle, …

Traditional Memorial Day observances in Florence and Easthampton draw large crowds

Monday, May 25, 2015

Despite a misty and overcast beginning to Memorial Day, large crowds turned out for parades and other events Monday in Florence and Easthampton. In Florence, spectators lined Main Street applauding contingents of veterans and veterans service agencies, as …

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary earns spot in Yankee Magazine ‘Best of New England’ travel guide

Monday, May 25, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Yankee Magazine has named Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary to its annual list of New England’s best travel destinations. The sanctuary, listed in the category of “Best Birdwatching” in Massachusetts, is featured in the magazine’s Best of New …

Area police news

Monday, May 25, 2015

Northampton ∎ Kenneth L. English, 50, of 43 Center St., was arrested near 109 Main St. at 12:27 p.m. Sunday on an Eastern Hampshire District Court warrant for assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime. ∎ Police investigated a reported shoplifting at Wal-Mart at 180 North …

Northampton police chief screening committee interviewing six candidates for post

Monday, May 25, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A screening committee has narrowed the field of applicants to be the next police chief from 34 to six and will finish interviewing the candidates this week. Screening committee member William H. Dwight, also City Council president, said the committee hopes to recommend two to four …

Joseph Morrison works to live right ‘outside the wall’ and share his story with others

Sunday, May 24, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — In the spring of 2013, Joseph Morrison was 14 years into his 15-year prison sentence for masked, armed robbery. He was coming to terms with the things he had done, from violent crime to dealing drugs …

Amherst boys ultimate falls short in state final

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Amherst Regional boys ultimate team came up short of another state title at the Division 1 Massachusetts High School Championships held at Greenfield Community College over the weekend. The Hurricanes never led against a stout Lexington team, who answered every Amherst comeback attempt Sunday afternoon. …

Weekend high schools: Hamp softball slugs past Belchertown

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Northampton softball team exploded for 10 runs in the third inning and went on to a 15-3 home victory over Belchertown in 6 innings Saturday afternoon. Zoe Driscoll-Sbar went 3 for 4, including a double and a triple, scored three runs and knocked in a pair for …

Northampton girls capture Division 1 district track and field championship with strong finish

Saturday, May 23, 2015

HOLYOKE — Once the shock wore off, bright smiles appeared on the faces of the Northampton girls track and field team Saturday at Holyoke High School. Trailing by as many as 23 points late in the Division 1 …

Amherst boys outdistance Northampton to win Division 1 district track and field championship

Saturday, May 23, 2015

HOLYOKE ­— The Amherst Regional boys track and field team knows it can count on its runners, no matter the distance. On Saturday, it learned it can lean on the throwers and jumpers too, as the Hurricanes won …