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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Regional Agreement Working Group: School Location Subcommittee, 5:30 p.m., Leverett Town Hall TUESDAY: The Jones Library, Inc. Buildings and Facilities Committee, 11 a.m., Library; Select Board, 6:30 p.m. Town Hall WEDNESDAY: Conservation Commission, 7 p.m., Town Hall Belchertown TUESDAY: School Committee, 6:30 p.m., Finance Committee, Select Board, both at 7 p.m., all at Chestnut Hill School; Planning Board, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall THURSDAY: Council on Aging, 6 p.m., … 0

Friday’s high schools: Northampton softball team rips Ludlow, 14-4

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Northampton softball team put together a big third inning to rip open a 14-4 win over Ludlow Friday afternoon. Zoey Driscoll-Sbar led off with a double as five consecutive Blue Devils (2-3) reached base before the first out was recorded. By the third out, six runs had crossed and Northampton was on … 0

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 … 0

Ethiopians take top honors at 39th St. Patrick’s Road Race

Saturday, March 22, 2014

HOLYOKE — By the first mile marker, the throng of more than 7,000 runners at the 39th St. Patrick’s Road Race was separated by an elite group of eight runners. Those eight tried to keep pace with one another throughout the 10-kilometer course. As the pack neared the … 0

For third time this school year, racist graffiti targeting teacher of color found; Amherst high school, police investigating

Friday, March 21, 2014

AMHERST — Amherst Regional High School Principal Mark Jackson said he and other school administrators are investigating the discovery of racist graffiti in the school targeting a teacher of color. The incident drew outrage from members of the … 3

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