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Amherst pitcher Will Luschen-Miskovsky throws against Easthampton Friday at Mill River Park in Amherst.

Friday’s summer baseball: Amherst Little Leaguers blank Easthampton

Friday, July 3, 2015

Four players had two hits apiece and Will Luschen-Miskovsky tossed a two-hit shutout as the Amherst Little League 11-and-12 All-Stars topped Easthampton 10-0 in four innings in District 2 tournament pool play Friday evening at Mill River Park in Amherst. Luschen-Miskovsky struck out eight and walked three in the victory for Amherst (2-2). He helped his own cause with a …

Solar farm developer says proposed moratorium in Shutesbury would kill project

Friday, July 3, 2015

SHUTESBURY — Developers proposing a six-megawatt solar farm to Pratt Corner Road are ready to begin the town’s permitting process, even as a citizens’ petition is before officials requesting that any action by town boards be delayed until a new solar bylaw is developed. Marnin Lebovits, managing director and co-founder of Chicago-based Lake Street Development Partners, said this week that establishing a moratorium …

Gazette Girls Track & Field Player of the Year: Frontier Regional junior Katherine Miner

Friday, July 3, 2015

Player of the Year Katherine Miner, junior, Frontier Season highlights: When the postseason came around, no one performed quite like Miner. She clearned 5-feet, 73/4 inches in the high jump to place seventh in the championship division at New Balance Nationals. Jumped a school record 5-9 to win the All-State championship and New …

Shutesbury residents withdraw request for special permit to operate firearms brokering business near school

Monday, June 8, 2015

SHUTESBURY — Residents interested in operating a firearms brokering business from a home a short distance from the Shutesbury Elementary School are dropping their request to obtain a special permit or license from the Zoning Board of Appeals. “We will no longer be seeking that special permit,” said …

Local briefs: South Hadley football coach Scott Taylor to run player safety clinic for local coaches

Monday, June 8, 2015

Player safety clinic for local football coaches Scott Taylor, the defensive coordinator for the South Hadley High School football team and a USA Football Master Trainer, will hold a clinic for youth and high school football coaches that will focus on player safety. The clinic is a part …

Shutesbury voters to decide on override to pay for broadband network

Monday, June 8, 2015

SHUTESBURY — Voters will decide Wednesday whether to approve a debt-exclusion override that would allow the town to authorize bonds to construct a broadband network in town. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Shutesbury Town Hall, 1 Cooleyville Road. The lone question on …

Division 2 Girls Lacrosse: Belchertown, Granby fall in quarterfinals

Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Belchertown girls lacrosse team nearly pulled off another upset in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament. The 11th-seeded Orioles put a scare into No. 3 Littleton Saturday, but the Tigers held on for an 11-8 win at home in the quarterfinal round. Belchertown (9-9) trailed 5-3 at …

Amherst’s Taj-Amir Torres burns up All-State meet for two sprint titles; Frontier’s Kat Miner wins high jump

Sunday, June 7, 2015

FITCHBURG — Knowing Saturday’s All-State championships would be his last high school track & field meet, Amherst Regional senior Taj-Amir Torres made sure to put on one more electrifying show. But even with all he’s accomplished in his …

Friday’s WMass Tournaments: South Hadley holds off Lenox to reach Division 3 boys tennis semifinal round

Friday, June 5, 2015

The South Hadley boys tennis team needed a little bit extra to beat Lenox Friday in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinal round. The third-seeded Tigers played four tiebreakers, while second singles went three sets in a 4-1 victory over No. 6 Lenox at Mount Holyoke. South …

Division 1 Boys Tennis: No. 7 Amherst puts scare into No. 2 Minnechaug

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The seventh-seeded Amherst Regional boys tennis team just missed an upset against No. 2 Minnechaug as it fell 3-2 in Wilbraham on Thursday in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Tournament quarterfinals. Minnechaug (15-2) will host No. 3 Northampton on Monday in the semifinals. Northampton swept No. 6 Chicopee …

Wednesday’s WMass Baseball Tournaments: Hampshire squeezes past Hoosac in Division 3

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Hampshire Regional baseball team squeezed itself into the quarterfinal round of the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament. Senior Dan Baldwin laid down an eighth-inning bunt that scored freshman Matt York with the winning run in a 3-2 walk-off victory over Hoosac Valley, Wednesday in Westhampton. York led …

Wednesday’s WMass tournaments: Jacqueline Gomez tosses 1-hitter to pace Easthampton softball past Monument Mountain

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Jacqueline Gomez tossed a one-hitter as the Easthampton girls softball team beat Monument Mountain, 2-1, Wednesday in Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament first round action in Nonotuck Park. Gomez struck out eight and walked one for the eighth-seeded Eagles (13-6), who will face No. 1 Hampshire Regional (16-4) …

Despite setbacks, Amherst program committed to continue student exchange with West African countries

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

AMHERST — Weathering disruptions including disease outbreaks and visa complications, the Amherst-Pelham Regional High School African Scholars program is preparing to send its second batch of students to Senegal and the Gambia. So far, the after-school education group has sent one group of seven students to those countries …