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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 …

Tuesday’s high school softball/baseball: Frontier Regional explodes in win over Mahar

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Frontier Regional softball team scored 11 times in the first and third innings as it cruised past Mahar 24-2 in a mercy-rule shortened five-inning game Tuesday afternoon in South Deerfield. Highlighted by a grand slam, Mae Fydenkevez had three hits, scored four runs and drove in eight …

Tuesday’s high school lacrosse: Belchertown boys hold off West Springfield

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Alex Bachand scored five goals and Alex Wordsworth posted six points as the Belchertown boys lacrosse team continued its strong start with an 11-9 road victory over West Springfield Tuesday. Wordsworth had four goals and two assists. Ben Magarian (two assists) and Adam Mercer added a tally each, …

Tuesday’s high school track: Frontier laps Franklin Tech

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A quartet of athletes earned two wins apiece for the Frontier Regional boys track & field team, which defeated Franklin Tech 93-49 Tuesday in Turners Falls. Saul Soto won the shot put and the javelin for the Red Hawks (2-0, 1-0 Intercounty). Oliver Fox took first in the …

Tuesday’s high school tennis: Northampton boys sweep doubleheader with Ludlow

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Northampton boys tennis team picked up two wins by sweeping a doubleheader with Ludlow, 5-0 and 5-0, at JFK Middle School on Tuesday. Alex Zimbalist was a double winner for the Blue Devils (4-1). He earned a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Alex Kalesnik at second singles in …

Moe’s Southwest Grill to open in Northampton with benefit Wednesday

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — If you see people lined up Thursday morning on King Street awaiting the grand opening of the city’s newest fast-food restaurant, don’t assume it’s for the $5 burritos. More likely, the crowds are aiming to be among the 50 lucky people who will win free burritos …

July trial expected for James Ainsworth, accused in deaths of Edward and Brittany McGrath

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The July trial of James W. Ainsworth, who is accused of driving while high on heroin and causing the deaths of a father and daughter, can continue on schedule after Ainsworth on Tuesday withdrew his request …

Peace group seeks participants for rally against nuclear weapons Sunday in New York City

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Local peace activists will board a New York City-bound bus Sunday to take part in a rally against nuclear weapons on the occasion of a United Nations session on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Jeff Napolitano, organizer with the Western Massachusetts American Friends Service Committee, said he …

Earth Day’s 45th anniversary comes at a time when environmental consciousness heightened year-round

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Events throughout the region this week are commemorating the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, though organizers say that environmental consciousness is now heightened year-round. Officially taking place on Wednesday, Earth Day began in 1970 at a time when …

‘Very inappropriate’ Facebook posts prompt WEBS-America’s Yarn Store to moderate comments on page

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — WEBS — America’s Yarn Store announced that it would no longer allow unrestricted posting of comments by fans to its Facebook page after seeing an uptick in “very inappropriate” posts. Posts on the yarn store’s Facebook page by any of the 165,000 people who have “liked” …

State sues attorney Hyman Darling and his law firm, Bacon Wilson PC, over handling of late woman’s estate

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Springfield law firm and one of its attorneys are in hot water over the handling of an elderly woman’s estate and what health care regulators allege were fraudulent transfers of real estate, according to court complaints filed in Suffolk Superior Court. The state Executive Office …