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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Northampton ∎ Douglas Morse, 35, who provided an address as the streets of Northampton, was arrested at 10 a.m. Sunday on Pleasant Street on a charge of shoplifting, third offense, after he allegedly left the CVS Pharmacy, 90 Main St., without paying for $58.94 in razors, police said. The razors were located in his backpack when he was arrested, police said. ∎ David C. Stanley, 21, of Springfield, was arrested …

Weekend high school & preps recaps: Smith Academy’s David Longstreeth moves closer to 400-strikeout milestone in 7-2 win Saturday

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Senior pitcher David Longstreeth moved within eight strikeouts of 400 in his career with six in Smith Academy’s 7-2 win over Taconic in Hatfield on Saturday. Longstreeth struck out six to earn the win, while allowing two runs on eight hits and two walks for the Falcons (3-1). Joe Afflitto went 3 for …

Weekend college recaps: UMass women’s lacrosse send seniors off with 18-11 win over George Washington

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The UMass women’s lacrosse team was powered by Amy Tiernan’s four goals in an 18-11 win over George Washington on Sunday. Tiernane added three assists while Erika Eipp had three goals and four assists. Kattie Ott and Nicole Troost each scored twice in the senior day victory. Rachel Vallarelli made six saves in net for the Minutewomen (16-1, 8-0 Atlantic 10). Middlebury 9, …

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 …

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 …