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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. Lexington jumped out to a quick 5-1 lead in the contest and answered the Hurricanes’ late rally to win 12-10. “They rely …

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 the Blue Devils (8-9, 5-3 Valley Wheel). Rachel Sheehan (double, two RBIs, two runs), Emilie …

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 District F&G Championship, the Blue Devils appeared destined for another second place finish, just like …

Northampton police seek man seen in surveillance video about the time of reported downtown attacks on women

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Police detectives say they hope the public can help identify a man seen in surveillance video footage from downtown Northampton Sunday night, when two women were allegedly attacked. Detective Corey Robinson said the man was seen …

The joint was jumping at the county jail: Young@Heart Chorus teams up with inmates for a rockin’ in-house concert

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On a mid-morning in late March at the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction, eight inmates were gathered around an electric keyboard in the visiting room, laughing and talking quietly. Keyboard player Ken Maiuri hit middle C, …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Karl Wallinger lets in the light at Iron Horse show

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Karl Wallinger spoke to the Iron Horse crowd in Northampton last Sunday night with a friendly grin, a little self-depreciation and a lot of dark sarcasm: “Here’s another song about how great everything is in the world.” Environmental …

Keeping tabs on the arts: Paradise City Arts Festival; ‘More Clearly in Dreams,’ dance/theater performance at Smith

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A paradise of arts and crafts The Paradise City Arts Festival is back, filling four buildings and outdoor spaces at the Three County Fairgrounds Saturday through Monday. Two-hundred and sixty artists and fine crafts makers, chosen by a …

Weekend Planner — Theater: ‘Tea for Three’ at Northampton Senior Center

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

In “Tea for Three,” the one-woman show written for her by Eric H. Weinberger, Emmy Award-winning actor Elaine Bromka successively inhabits the personas of former first ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford as each is …

Northampton boys, Amherst girls win Steele Relay titles; Hamp takes top program award

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Northampton track & field program got the best of rival Amherst Regional on Sunday, when it took the home the inaugural Steele Cup from the George Steele Relays, held at Northampton High School. The Steele Cup was awarded to the school with the best combined finish. Northampton …

DPU schedules June 11 hearing on agreement between Berkshire Gas, Tennessee Gas Pipeline

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Department of Public Utilities has scheduled a hearing next month in Greenfield on a proposed agreement between Berkshire Gas Co. and the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. The hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 11 at Greenfield Middle School, 195 Federal St., according to a statement issued …

Bank robbers’ hideout?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Though thought to be an urban legend by some, it is believed that the 19th century Bridge Street schoolhouse was used as a hideout by thieves who robbed the Northampton National Bank — now the building that houses …

Bridge Street School celebrates its history as former students share their memories

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On a recent morning at Bridge Street School in Northampton, 30 first-graders packed into a classroom stood up straight and recited their arithmetic. “One plus one is two,” their teacher, Beth Monopoli, said in a loud, clear voice. …

Users of Northampton’s ‘dog park’ want recreational activities to continue

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Runners, dog walkers and other local people who frequent the 280-plus acres of former Northampton State Hospital land off Burts Pit Road can agree on one thing: They would like the property to remain available for …