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Thursday’s high schools: Amherst softball rallies to beat Chicopee Comp

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ali McIntire’s two-run single in the top of the seventh capped a three-run rally for the Amherst Regional softball team, which defeated Chicopee Comp 8-7 on the road Thursday. Trailing 7-5 entering the seventh, Mikah McNamara (hit, three runs) walked with one out. Justine Bohl and Mathena Morrissey followed with singles to load the bases, then Jada Glasgow was hit by a pitch to make it 7-6 and set up … 0

Thursday’s high school tennis: Northampton sweeps Chicopee

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Northampton girls tennis team swept Chicopee 5-0 without any match dropping more than two games on the road Thursday. Sophomore Phoebe Gelbard led the charge defeating Lilly Roberst 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Adele Fantasia and Serina Hahn won at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively, 6-0, 6-1. Girls Tennis Northampton 5, Chicopee 0 At Szot Park First singles: Phoebe … 0

Thursday’s high school track: South Hadley girls open with win over Frontier Regional

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Michelle Stefanowicz, Angela Thibault and Hope Werenski each won twice as the South Hadley girls track & field team beat Frontier Regional, 76-69, in both teams’ opener in South Deerfield. Stefanowicz won the shot put and discus, Thibault won the long jump and 100-meter hurdles, and Werenski won the triple jump and 400 hurdles. Katherine Conlisk (javelin), Kat Miner (high jump), Jaime Byrne … 0

Area police news

Monday, March 17, 2014

Granby ∎ Police are investigating after a resident reported at 11:27 a.m. March 10 that she believes someone used her Social Security number to file taxes because the IRS sent her a letter stating she is due $19,000. ∎ A motorist was uninjured after striking a deer on … 0

Area meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Policy Subcommittee of the Regional School Committee, 5 p.m., ARMS; Regional Agreement Working Group RSDPB, School Location Subcommittee, 5:30 p.m., Leverett Town Hall; Select Bord, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Public Transportation and Bicycle Committee, 4 p.m., Town Hall; School Committee, 7 p.m., ARHS; Regional Agreement … 0

Activists ask Pelham Conservation Commission to back ban on ‘fracking’

Thursday, March 13, 2014

PELHAM — Several residents have taken the first step toward making Pelham among the first communities in the state to ban hydraulic fracturing — the practice of drilling underground for natural gas or oil, commonly known as “fracking.” … 2

Amherst Regional School Committee approves budget with 1.8 percent increase

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

AMHERST — The Amherst Regional School Committee unanimously approved a budget of almost $30 million for the next fiscal year amid concerns Tuesday that voters in Shutesbury may no longer support the method used to determine each town’s share. The budget for the year beginning July 1 would … 0

Area briefs: Northampton spaghetti dinner; Pelham election

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Northampton SPAGHETTI DINNER: St. Valentine’s Polish National Catholic Church, 127 King St., is hosting a spaghetti dinner Saturday at 5 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The cost is $9 for adults; $5 for children under 12. For information and reservations, call the rectory at 584-0133. Pelham TOWN ELECTION: … 0


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Public Art Commission, 10:30 a.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Disability Access Advisory Committee, 11:30 a.m., Stavros; Jones Library Inc., Buildings and Facilities Committee, 1 p.m., Jones Library; Public Shade Tree Committee, 4 p.m., agricultural Commission, 7 p.m., both at Town Hall; Town Gown Steering Committee, 5 p.m., … 0

Local briefs: Northampton, South Hadley recreation offering programs; Amherst Baseball opens registration

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WMass Junior Golf Classic accepting registrations The second annual Western Massachusetts Junior Golf Classic will be held April 26 at The Country Club of Greenfield and April 27 at Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston. The event is open to golfers ages 12-18. Registration fee is $100. For more information, … 0

No resolution yet in case keeping Amherst schools finance chief Robert Detweiler on paid leave

Monday, March 3, 2014

AMHERST — The chief of finances for the Amherst schools, placed on paid administrative leave nearly seven weeks ago, remains off the job. “The status remains the same,” School Superintendent Maria Geryk said in an email to the Gazette Monday. “It is unclear when I will have updated … 0

Amherst’s Torres, 4x4 relay win New England titles

Sunday, March 2, 2014

For all Taj-Amir Torres has accomplished in his high school career on the track, he always seems to meet the next challenge in his way. This indoor season, winning a New England championship in the 55-meter dash was … 0

Area meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Board of Registrars, 2:30 p.m.; Select Board, 6:30 p.m., both at Town Hall TUESDAY: Town Gown Steering Committee, 4 p.m., Campus Center, UMass WEDNESDAY: Hampshire County Retirement Board, 9 a.m., 99 Industrial Drive; Board of Assessors, 5 p.m., Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m. and 6:30 … 0