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Weekend high school recaps: Amherst boys second, girls fourth at Bloomfield Track & Field Invitational

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Competing against some of the top teams in Connecticut, the Amherst Regional boys and girls track & field teams performed well at the Bloomfield Invitational Saturday. The Amherst boys scored 75 points and finished second behind host Bloomfield (88.5). There were 22 teams in the field. The Amherst girls had 48 points and placed fourth in a 20-team field. Bloomfield won with 98 and was followed by East Catholic (60) … 0

Weekend college recaps: No. 11 UMass women’s lacrosse edges Richmond for 34th straight conference win

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rachel Vallarelli stopped a shot with 1.6 seconds left as the 11th-ranked University of Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team beat Richmond 9-8 on the road Saturday. Sam Rush had three goals, including the game winner with 3:27 left for the Minutewomen (14-1, 5-0 Atlantic 10). Melissa Carelli and Erika Eipp each had two goals for UMass, which has won 34 straight, including 26 in … 0

George Leigh Sr.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

CUMMINGTON — George D. Leigh Sr., 77, of Harlow Road in Cummington passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Linda Manor Extended Care Facility, surrounded by loving family members. He was born Sept. 25, 1936, the son of the late George and Natalie (Knight) Leigh. He was raised and educated in Amherst, attending local schools there. He was a U.S. Army veteran of … 0

Wednesday’s high school tennis: Doubles powers Amherst Regional past Belchertown

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The doubles duos for the Amherst Regional boys tennis team carried the Hurricanes to a 3-2 home victory over Belchertown Wednesday afternoon. Danny St. John and Dan Siegelman won at No. 1 doubles by a score of 6-2, 6-2, while the No. 2 team of Humza Awaisi and … 0

Greenfield man hurt by falling block raises Northampton officials' concern about aging retaining walls under railroad bridges

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — It has been nearly one month since a large concrete block fell out of the retaining wall near a downtown underpass and injured a Greenfield man, and the block is still sitting where it fell in … 0

Local Sports Briefs: road races, charity tournaments, youth programs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chief Skroski Wiffle Ball Tournament The second annual Chief John F. Skroski Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held May 10 at 9 a.m. at 128 Christian Lane in Whately. The 3-on-3 tournament is for ages 13 and over. Fee is $15 per person. Proceeds will benefit the … 0

Building on the past, with an eye toward the future: Young@Heart Chorus charts new course as an independent group

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

They’ve long been an institution in the Valley as well as a hit in other parts of the country. They’ve toured overseas, been the subject of an acclaimed documentary and become a symbol of elderly people staking out … 0

Director Bob Peterson, Ed Asner to speak at Northampton showing of “Up”

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Creative collaboration? Bob Peterson says he’s all for it. And the writer and co-director of the Disney/Pixar movie “Up” knows something about sharing ideas to create memorable art. Peterson, a longtime contributing artist at Pixar Animation Studios, will … 0

Keeping tabs on the arts

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

‘Midnight to Midnight’ The Historic Northampton Museum and Education Center invites all Northampton residents to contribute photographs that may become a permanent part of Northampton’s historical record. In a collaboration with the Northampton Camera Club and the Forbes … 0

Clubland: John Darnielle makes magic at Pearl Street show in Northampton

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

“I stand stark before the face of the infinite,” said a grinning John Darnielle to the shoulder-to-shoulder mega-crowd upstairs at Pearl Street in Northampton late Tuesday night. He was actually sitting at a keyboard, right before his first … 0

Weekend Planner — Music: Jesse Arnaud Cook plays Calvin Theater in Northampton

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

When rock ‘n’ roll overtook Spain in the late ’50s and early ’60s traditional flamenco music receded from the scene but did not die. During the ensuing decades it was instead infused with other sounds and re-emerged in … 0

Weekend Planner — Slam: Poetry salon, A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What would National Poetry Month be without a formal celebration of the same? Six Valley small presses are sponsoring one Friday, 4:30-8 p.m., at A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton in the form of poetry salon featuring readings by their … 0

Smith Vocational High School budget adds staff, sports and raises tuition for coming year

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School Trustees have approved an $8.44 million budget for the coming fiscal year that raises employee salaries, adds new staff and sports programs and increases tuition for students from out-of-town districts. The budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 … 0