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JERREY ROBERTS
Sydney Slattery, right, of Easthampton, steals second against Brooke Pashek, of Smith Academy, Friday in Easthampton.

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 top 7-3. They extended their lead with … 0

Body found in Connecticut River identified as Stephen Bradley of Greenfield

Friday, April 18, 2014

SUNDERLAND — The body found in the Connecticut River April 12 has been identified as that of Stephen Bradley, 28, of Greenfield, by the Northwestern District Attorney’s office. Area police had been looking for Bradley since Jan. 26 when Erving Police found his car parked at the end of the French King Bridge, along with his keys and wallet. Two canoeists from Shutesbury … 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

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

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

Chimney fire causes $50,000 in damage to Shutesbury home

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

SHUTESBURY — A fire that started in the chimney of a home at 231 Baker Road caused approximately $50,000 in damage and drew firefighters from seven other neighboring communities Wednesday evening. There were no injuries. Shutesbury Fire Chief Walter Tibbetts said the fire started in the chimney and … 0

WMass girls basketball tournament preview, capsules, bracket

Sunday, February 23, 2014

As promised, the Central League led to a tough Western Massachusetts Girls Basketball Division 3 Tournament bracket — league champion Granby, South Hadley and Hampshire all earned seeds in the top half. “Having a league like we do … 0

South Hadley earns No. 4 seed in WMass Division 3A Hockey Tournament

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The South Hadley hockey team won’t bring its typical gaudy regular-season record into the Western Massachusetts Division 3A Tournament this year. The Tigers, who were realigned into the Division 3 Berry Division this season, finished 6-10-4. But a 4-1-1 mark against Division 3A competition earned them a bid … 0