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YOSHITAKA HAMADA
Hopkins Academy's Spencer Butterfield strokes his drive during the Wednesday afternoon high school golf action at the Hickory Ridge Country Course Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.

Wednesday’s high school golf/cross country: South Hadley fends off Belchetown

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Brian Bak shot a 1-over-par 37 and Mike Miele added a 42 as the South Hadley boys golf team held off Belchertown, 173-180, at the Ledges Golf Club in South Hadley Wednesday. Ryan Chrabascz had a 40 to pace the Orioles. South Hadley 173, Belchertown 180 at The Ledges, par 36 South Hadley (4-7): Brian Bak, 37; Mike Miele, 42; Corey Calkins, 44; Jake Allard, 50 Belchertown (5-8): Ryan Chrabascz, 40; Frankie Murray, 44; Jason Krasinkiewicz, 46; Carl Teschke, 50 Agawam 156, Amherst 185 at Hickory Ridge GC, par 36 Amherst (3-10): John Noonan, 40; Alex Cantor, 47; Stephen McCudden, 48; Dani Miller-Grossman, 50 Cathedral …

Wednesday’s high schools: Frontier Regional, Amherst Regional return from long road trips with victories

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Frontier Regional and Amherst Regional girls volleyball teams each travelled to a different county Wednesday evening, but returned home with 3-0 sweeps. The Red Hawks went to Berkshire County and took down Lee, while the Hurricanes went the other direction and earned a victory over Tantasqua in Worcester County. Frontier Regional 3, Lee 0 — The Red Hawks (12-0) kept their perfect …

Wednesday’s high school soccer: Christiano Marconi nets lone goal as Holyoke Catholic beats Putnam for first win

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Christiano Marconi scored in the 44th minute as the Holyoke Catholic boys soccer team won for the first time, beating Putnam 1-0 Wednesday in Springfield. Collin Neffinger had the assist, while Tom Heavren made four saves for the Gaels (1-4-4). Amherst Regional 1, Agawam 0 — Alex LaRaja scored from Luke Webb roughly midway through the second half to lift the Hurricanes (8-0-1) …

Area police news

Friday, September 26, 2014

Easthampton ∎ John Edward Fournier Jr., 44, of Springfield, was arrested at 7:46 a.m. Thursday on Union Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, being a motor vehicle operator refusing to identify himself and a marked lanes violation. Northampton ∎ Police seized three …

CHART Electricity rates to jump significantly in Valley this winter due to shortage of natural gas supplies

Friday, September 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Homeowners and businesses throughout the Valley should brace for significantly higher electricity bills this winter season as a result of a shortage of natural gas for generating plants. Two days after National Grid announced that its …

Northampton gets state grant for solar array at Fire Department to provide power during long-term blackouts

Friday, September 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A new solar array will soon be installed at Fire Department headquarters on Carlon Drive to help the city’s emergency response operation keep the lights on during long-term power outages. The project is funded by a $525,400 grant from the state Department of Energy Resources, which …

Joseph Stanislawski gets three years in jail after pleading guilty to stealing safes, vandalizing Salvation Army and Goodwill stores

Friday, September 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Shackled in Hampshire Superior Court Friday, Joseph M. Stanislawski told Judge Daniel A. Ford that stealing from Salvation Army and Goodwill stores in summer 2013 was “an act of stupidity.” “I was just trying to get high,” Stanislawski, 23, said quietly after pleading guilty to 18 …

Fortune favors the brave

Friday, September 26, 2014

There is a lot of luck in bridge, but there is also a lot of skill. Consider this deal where North-South got to six clubs. Both players overbid a trifle and reached a questionable slam, but in the …

School Lunch Menus

Friday, September 26, 2014

NOTE: Complete listings from all schools were not available at press time. Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Chicken sandwich, oven-baked fries, cucumber coins, diced pears, apple TUESDAY: French toast sticks, hash browns, romaine salad with tomato, carrot sticks, peach cup, apple WEDNESDAY: Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, cucumber coins, carrot sticks, …

Fall planting

Friday, September 26, 2014

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Thursday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy sweeps Pathfinder, 24-0

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Spencer Butterfield shot an even-par 36 at Hickory Ridge Golf Club as Hopkins Academy swept Pathfinder, 24-0, on Thursday. The Golden Hawks (7-3, 6-1 Bi-County East) won each individual match 4-0. Easthampton 12, Westfield Voke 12 at Pine Grove GC, par 36 Medalist: Matt King (WV), 39 No. …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Frontier boys blank South Hadley, 4-0

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Connor Hamilton and Joe Zinan each had two-point games as Frontier Regional shut out South Hadley, 4-0, at home on Thursday. Hamilton scored in the 23rd minute off an assist from Zinan for the Red Hawks (3-1-3). Hamliton picked up the assist on Keaton Warren’s 60th minute goal. …

Thursday’s colleges: Springfield sweep Smith College

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Smith College women’s volleyball team was swept by Springfield College Thursday, falling 25-18, 25-17, 25-9 in Northampton. Samantha Danguilan and Allison Hardy each had 12 digs, while Julie Voorhes added 10 for the Pioneers (6-8, 1-3 NEWMAC). Dayra Diaz Marquez had 12 assists in the loss. Clark …