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Thursday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy sweeps aside Ware

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Four Hopkins Academy golfers swept their individual matches Thursday afternoon as the Golden Hawks breezed to a 20-4 victory over Ware at Hickory Ridge. Medalist Caleb Farnham shot a 40 to earn a 4-0 win at No. 2. Spencer Butterfield, Joe Yusko and Liam Higgins followed suit for Hopkins (6-2, 5-1 Bi-County East). Hopkins Academy 20, Ware 4 at Hickory Ridge, par 36 Medalist: Caleb Farnham (H), 40 No. 1: …

Court news

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Northampton ■ Daniel Flores, 21, of 605 Northampton St., Holyoke, denied a charge of assault and battery of a family or household member in Northampton District Court Thursday. According to court documents, Flores was arrested at the Northampton Police Station Wednesday at 2:40 p.m. after allegedly punching an ex-boyfriend in the arm during an argument in Northampton around noon. He is due back …

A lifetime of music Smith College Alumnae Chorus to honor composer Alice Parker, class of 1947, in special concert

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Who says your time singing in college has to end with graduation? For members of the Smith College Alumnae Chorus, launched four years ago, choral music remains a means for forging connections among graduates of different classes and keeping their voices raised in song. For Alice Parker, Smith class of 1947, choral music …

Weekend colleges: UMass field hockey claims Kennedy Cup

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sabia Brooke had a goal and an assist for the UMass field hockey team, which won the 2nd annual Kennedy Cup with a 3-1 win at UMass-Lowell Sunday. Sarah Hawkshaw and Melanie Kreusch each added a goal for the Minutewomen (2-4). The cup is named in honor of …

Weekend high schools/preps: Smith Academy boys soccer stays perfect with win over Hopkins

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Smith Academy boys soccer team scored a pair of goals in the second half off corner kicks to upend Hopkins Academy 2-1 Saturday in Hatfield. With 15 minutes remaining, Kevin Banas converted a Joe Afflitto feed to put the Falcons (4-0) ahead for good. About five minutes …

‘Impact’ zone: 400 college students join third-annual community service day in Valley

Sunday, September 14, 2014

AMHERST — Though whitewashing a fence might not sound like an exciting task, it wasn’t so bad for a group of students at North Cemetery on Saturday. A variety of music played from iPhones placed on the ground …

No injuries in fire that damages Hatfield house built in 1840

Saturday, September 13, 2014

HATFIELD — As firefighters cleared burned items from the attic of his Depot Road home Saturday evening, Bernard Motyka said he was just glad that no one was hurt. “It’s about people,” said Motyka. “Not about stuff.” Motyka, …

Area police news

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Amherst  A 21-year-old Amherst man was arrested about 11:30 p.m. Thursday after he drove into a ditch on Amity Street near Rafters restaurant. Clarke E. Gale of 319 Pine St. was arrested after an Amherst police officer going to work saw him drive his vehicle off the …

Friday night football: Northampton hangs tough but falls to Longmeadow, 34-18

Friday, September 12, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Northampton football coach Pat Sledzieski has pledged steady improvement throughout this season. After a 38-point home loss in the season opener, immediate progress was quite noticeable Friday night. The Blue Devils hung tough with powerhouse Longmeadow for most of the first half, then showed some late …

Preparations for Northampton’s permanent 'swap shop' move ahead

Friday, September 12, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — As they patched and painted an old garage door Wednesday at what will soon house the city’s new swap shop, Mac Everett and Peter Rackelbusch talked passionately about what the center will mean for residents who …

Friday night football: Smith Voke can’t put out win, falls 6-4 to Dean tech

Friday, September 12, 2014

HOLYOKE — It’s the little thing that can keep you in a football game with a chance to win at the end. For Smith Vocational, a picture-perfect 53-yard punt by Jared Pease pinned Dean Tech at its own …

Andrew Shelffo of Ward 2 resigns from Northampton School Committee

Friday, September 12, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Andrew Shelffo of Ward 2 has resigned from the Northampton School Committee. “Due to a recent change in personal circumstance, I am no longer domiciled in Northampton,” he wrote Friday in a letter of resignation. “It has been an honor to serve the City of Northampton …

Friday’s high schools: Frontier Regional spikes Turners Falls

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Frontier Regional girls volleyball swept Turners Falls 3-0 to give newly minted hall of fame coach Sean MacDonald another win Friday. The Red Hawks won 25-11, 25-20, 25-22 to improve to 5-0 on the season. Cassidy Ciesluk had 16 kills and 15 digs, while Rachel Cialek added …