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Big plays hurt Smith Voke in 33-8 loss to Franklin Tech

Sunday, October 4, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Three big plays are what separated Smith Vocational from keeping this game close. The Vikings were unable to overcome those obstacles and Franklin County Tech posted a 33-8 Tri-County League football victory Saturday afternoon in the blustery conditions at Franklin Tech. The Eagles (3-1, 2-0 TCL) never ran an offensive play in the first quarter, but held a 6-0 lead thanks to CJ Daignault’s 77-yard punt return …

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders focuses on economic issues at Springfield rally

Saturday, October 3, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, the Independent Vermont Senator, delivered a speech centered on income inequality to a cheering crowd at the MassMutual Center here Saturday. Campaign officials estimated that between 2,000 and 3,000 would attend Saturday’s event. Final attendance estimates provided by MassMutual Center staff came in at 5,700 to …

As shmita year ends for Jews, attention remains on restoring environmental health

Friday, October 2, 2015

Just as Sabbath is a day of rest in Judaism and Christianity, the “shmita” year is defined in the Jewish Torah as a sabbatical year as part of a seven-year cycle, to give the land a rest. But the concept of shmita is not just for Jews, who just welcomed year 5776, nor is it just for farmers. With climate disruption, desertification, a …

Weekend Planner — Harvesting Hope Farm Festival

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A joint venture of Congregation B’nai Israel, Lander-Grinspoon Academy and the Northampton Survival Center, Abundance Farm is located on a roughly one-acre pocket of land adjacent to the synagogue on Prospect St. in Northampton. In addition to growing …

Heavy rain leads to street flooding in region; more wet weather in forecast

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Heavy rain Wednesday morning led to flooding that closed some city streets and caused some vehicles to stall after drivers attempted to navigate deep water. A massive rainstorm drenched parts of northern New England on Wednesday …

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tuesday’s high school boys soccer: Hampshire shuts out Easthampton, 5-0

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Colin Dearborn (assist) and Roope Raanisto each scored two goals for the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team in a 5-0 road win over Easthampton Tuesday. Dillon Pooler added a tally for the Raiders (4-2-1). David Labrie assisted twice, while Matt Babyak and Kyle Marek added one apiece. Nick …

Tuesday’s high school field hockey/girls volleyball: Northampton shuts out Frontier Regional

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ursa Heidinger scored early in the second half as the Northampton field hockey team edged Frontier Regional 1-0 in a battle of county powers Tuesday in South Deerfield. Danielle Parent finished the game with 16 saves for the …

Tuesday’s high school girls cross country: Hampshire, Northampton stay undefeated

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A pair of girls cross country teams kept their perfect seasons going on Tuesday. Ally Roessling placed first overall at Littleville Lake in Huntington as Hampshire Regional beat Gateway Regional and Palmer, each by the score of 15-50. The Raiders moved to 7-0 with the victories. Stephanie Jordan …

Area police news

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Amherst ∎ Solicitors described as aggressively going door-to-door at homes on Salem Place, Summerfield Road and East Hadley Road between 2:53 and 8:15 p.m. Monday were identified as working for a magazine subscription service based in Coral Springs, Florida. They were advised to get a permit from the …

Tuesday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy stays perfect

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Hopkins Academy golf team continued to dominate in keeping its perfect record alive with a 211/2-11/2 victory over Pathfinder Tuesday at Mill Valley Country Club in Belchertown. Caleb Farnham earned medalist honors by shooting a 37 for the Golden Hawks (11-0, 8-0 Bi-County East). Teammates Jack Ter …

Tuesday’s high school boys cross country: Andrew Hutchinson breaks tie as Granby beats Mahar

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Granby boys cross country team needed an extra runner to beat Mahar on Tuesday. Andrew Hutchinson finished 10th overall in 22 minutes, 1 second and broke a tie as the Rams beat the Senators, 38-41, in Orange. The meet was tied 28-28 after five runners finished for …

Tuesday’s colleges: Mount Holyoke crushes Bay Path soccer

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ashleigh Hartsock scored three goals and had one assist as the Mount Holyoke soccer team shut out Bay Path, 9-0, in South Hadley Tuesday. Zoe Marshall added two goals for the Lyons (6-2-1). Liz Rose (assist), Sara Sanau Ruiz (assist), Suz Rose and Rebecca Levkowicz also scored in …