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Seven families displaced from apartment house in Montague Center by fire early on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — A fire heavily damaged an apartment house before dawn Thursday on Dry Hill Road in Montague, displacing seven families before their Thanksgiving holiday could begin. No injuries were reported. The apartment house at 9 Dry Hill Road was badly damaged by 4:20 a.m. Route 63 at Dry Hill was closed while about 70 firefighters from 17 departments …

Minnechaug clamps down on Amherst for 32-6 win on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2015

WILBRAHAM — The Amherst Regional football team could not get its running game going. The Hurricanes either failed to gain a yard or lost yards on 15 of their first 22 rushing attempts, forcing them to put the game in the hands of quarterback Will Budington. Minnechaug was solid on defense in its 32-6 triumph over Amherst on Thanksgiving Day at Falcon Field. …

Northampton native Hunter Newman signs letter of intent to men’s lacrosse at Bucknell

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hunter Newman went from a potential Division III recruit to Division I prospect seemly overnight. The Northampton native and Suffield Academy senior signed his National Letter of Intent earlier this month to play men’s lacrosse at Division I Bucknell. The Bison finished 9-6 overall, 5-3 in the Patriot League last season. Their season …

Man taken to hospital after one-vehicle accident in Shutesbury

Monday, November 2, 2015

SHUTESBURY — Emergency personnel were sent to the scene of a one-vehicle accident on Leverett Road early Saturday morning. State Police Trooper Charles True said a man was taken by ambulance to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton for non-life-threatening injuries after he drove his red 2011 Nissan Altima …

Liam Sullivan, Northampton rule PVIAC boys cross country championships

Saturday, October 31, 2015

WESTFIELD — Liam Sullivan could not quite catch his cousin, Aidan Gilson, in last year’s boys PVIAC cross country championship race. He knew that hard work added to his experience could push him over the top this year. …

Taylor Blow, Hampshire Regional leave mark on PVIAC girls cross country championship; Northampton repeats

Saturday, October 31, 2015

WESTFIELD — In a race dominated by Division 2 runners, Hampshire Regional’s Taylor Blow stood a cut above the rest. Blow was the individual winner Saturday in the PVIAC cross country championships at Stanley Park. Her time of …

Griffin Fitzell hits rushing milestone as South Hadley routs Amherst Regional

Friday, October 30, 2015

South Hadley — The last name Fitzell became synonymous with 1,000-yard rushers in South Hadley High School football lore Friday. Senior running back Griffin Fitzell joined his older brother TJ Fitzell in the club with 190 yards and …

Friday’s high schools: Granby outlasts Gateway Regional in battle of unbeaten girls soccer squads

Friday, October 30, 2015

In a battle of unbeaten girls soccer teams, Division 3 outlasted Division 4. Alicia Frappier scored the go-ahead goal in the second half as Granby beat Gateway Regional, 2-1, in Huntington in both teams’ regular-season finale. Nora Young also scored for the Rams (16-0-2), with the helper from …

PVIAC Championship kicks off postseason cross country schedule at Stanley Park

Friday, October 30, 2015

For the next four weekends, high school cross country teams are going to make Stanley Park in Westfield their home. The postseason starts Saturday with the PVIAC Championships. Then, following an unusual weekend off, teams return to the …

Thursday’s high schools: Josiah Wilson nets two to keep Amherst unblemished in October

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Josiah Wilson scored twice to lead the Amherst Regional boys soccer team to a 2-1 win over Agawam at home Thursday. Both of his goals came in the second half. One was assisted by Sage Bailin and the other by Tim Felton. George Holt made six saves for …

State attorney general's office rules email sent by Amherst school committee member Katherine Appy violated Open Meeting Law

Thursday, October 29, 2015

AMHERST — The attorney general’s office has determined that a July 7 email sent by Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee member Katherine Appy was an unintentional violation of the state’s Open Meeting Law. In a ruling issued Monday, Assistant Attorney General Kevin W. Manganaro wrote that Appy individually violated …

Wednesday’s high schools: Granby, Gateway primed for undefeated girls soccer showdown

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A pair of former league and tournament rivals set up an unbeaten showdown in their regular-season finale with victories Wednesday. The Gateway Regional and Granby girls soccer teams won to remain undefeated. They will play Friday at 6 p.m. in Huntington in their first matchup since 2012. With …

What2Watch4: Week 8 high school football previews

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wahconah at Northampton Friday, 7 The Blue Devils open with the rival Warriors in the Route 9 Rumble. Hamp’s stable number of running backs will look to fill the shoes left by Malik Renner and John Grimaldi, who …