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Wednesday’s high school recaps: Northampton softball bats come alive in win over Longmeadow

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After scoring 10 runs over the first three games of the season, the Northampton softball team nearly doubled that output Wednesday afternoon in an 18-11 victory at Longmeadow. Emilie Baldwin led the Blue Devils (1-3, 1-0 Valley Wheel) with four hits, four runs scored and five RBIs. Rachel Sheehan added three hits, three runs and four RBIs. Maya Kerstetter (triple, … 0

Wednesday’s high school tennis: Doubles powers Amherst Regional past Belchertown

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The doubles duos for the Amherst Regional boys tennis team carried the Hurricanes to a 3-2 home victory over Belchertown Wednesday afternoon. Danny St. John and Dan Siegelman won at No. 1 doubles by a score of 6-2, 6-2, while the No. 2 team of Humza Awaisi and Calvin Lin earned a 6-2, 6-4 decision for the ’Canes (3-3). Amherst’s Andy Zyskowski won … 0

Local Sports Briefs: road races, charity tournaments, youth programs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chief Skroski Wiffle Ball Tournament The second annual Chief John F. Skroski Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held May 10 at 9 a.m. at 128 Christian Lane in Whately. The 3-on-3 tournament is for ages 13 and over. Fee is $15 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Chief John F. Skroski Scholarship Fund, which goes to a graduating student at Hampshire Regional … 0

Longtime Shutesbury Board of Health Chairman William Elliott dies at 82

Thursday, March 27, 2014

SHUTESBURY — When Lake Wyola Dam came close to overflowing in 2006, William G. Elliott, the chairman of the town’s Board of Health, spent the night in Town Hall monitoring the situation. When the temperature of the refrigerator … 0

Carolyn Gardner, teacher targeted by racial slurs at Amherst Regional, calls response ‘anemic’ and ‘sluggish’

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

AMHERST — Carolyn Gardner, a mathematics teacher at Amherst Regional High School who has been targeted by racial slurs three times since last fall, accused administrators Tuesday night of mounting an “anemic” and “sluggish” response to incidents she … 11

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

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

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

Shutesbury Elementary School principal Maureen Ryan to resign June 30

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

SHUTESBURY — Principal Maureen Ryan of Shutesbury Elementary School has announced that she will resign at the end of the school year. Ryan, who declined comment Monday, wrote in the school’s Roadtown newsletter on March 7: “As you … 0

AREA MEETINGS

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