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CAROL LOLLIS
left,Jackie Diaz hugs her daughter Lianesse Rodriguez after Lianesse had finished performing  at the Leeds school concert Friday morning.

‘Global Beat’ concert at Leeds School features music and artwork from around the world

Friday, March 6, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Leeds School students managed to squeeze more than a half dozen countries of the world into their school cafeteria Friday morning. All 350 students in kindergarten through Grade 5 presented “Global Beat,” a concert for school families, staff and students featuring music and artwork from countries including India, Brazil, Peru, Japan, Poland and the Caribbean. Students sang, danced …

Area police news

Friday, March 6, 2015

Amherst ∎ A 20-year-old man will be summoned to court on a charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol following a “Cops in Shops” detail at the Spirit Haus, 338 College St., at 7:04 p.m. Thursday. Police said they checked 38 IDs at the package store, and earlier in the day monitored nearly a dozen transactions at the Cushman Market & …

Area briefs

Friday, March 6, 2015

Amherst WRITE FOR RIGHTS: Amnesty International Group 128 will host a session for writing to prisoners of conscience/at risk/urgent action individuals from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, International Women’s Day, in the Woodbury Room, Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. Information, stationery and postage will be provided and light refreshments will be served. All are welcome for any part of that time. Further …

Division 3 Girls Basketball: Undefeated Granby gets past Monument, 64-56, in quarterfinals

Friday, February 27, 2015

GRANBY — The Granby girls basketball team’s undefeated season continues. The Rams defeated No. 7 Monument Mountain, 64-56, in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinals on Friday night. No. 2 Granby (21-0) will face No. 6 Athol (18-4) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the semifinals at the …

Friday’s high schools/preps: Amherst Regional boys win 4x800 at New England track championships

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Amherst Regional boys 4x800-meter relay is the best in New England. Kelzy Rodrigues anchored the Hurricane team of Allen Vance, Connor Evans and Rob Sailer to a first-place finish in 7 minutes, 53.85 seconds to win at …

After 19 years, Terry Culhane to resign from Public Works Commission in Northampton

Friday, February 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The longest-serving member of the Public Works Commission is expected to lead his final meeting next month, capping nearly two decades on the board when some of the city’s biggest public works decisions in years were …

After delays in deportation trial, DREAMer Bryan Torres now a student at Amherst College

Friday, February 27, 2015

AMHERST — Bryan Torres was 12 when he made a three-week journey from El Salvador to Northampton. He cried nearly every day. He didn’t know if he would see his grandmother again — the woman who had raised …

Local bird sightings

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. A northern shrike continues to be seen in Windsor, and a Bohemian waxwing was also found. A rough-legged hawk continues in Lee, and five …

Area School Lunch Menus

Friday, February 27, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Crispy chicken sandwich, mixed fruit, carrot sticks, apple slices, baked Tater Tots TUESDAY: Baked potato bar, spinach salad, fresh orange, peach cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Meatball hero, romaine salad with tomato, baby carrots and celery, peach cup, banana THURSDAY: Pancakes with turkey sausage, baked Tater Tots, …

Friends and Neighbors

Friday, February 27, 2015

To submit an item to Friends and Neighbors email newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Michal Goderez was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Emerson College, Boston. Goderez is majoring in directing narrative fiction. …

Picture perfect

Friday, February 27, 2015

Veterans Voice

Friday, February 27, 2015

Announcements MEETING: DAV Chapter 92 will hold its next meeting March 12 at 7 p.m. at the VFW Post 8006 in Florence. Nominations for officers will take be held. All disabled veterans who would like to join are welcomed. FUND RAISER: The annual DAV Chapter 92 Forget-Me-Not Fundraiser …

Area volunteer opportunities

Friday, February 27, 2015

Historic Deerfield — Historic Deerfield will soon be interviewing candidates for the guiding proghram. Looking for people who enjoy working with the public, learning about history, art and museums, and have a flexible schedule. Contact Lill Miskinis, 775-7132. Franklin County Home Care Corporation — Volunteer open house Wednesday, …