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Southampton voters to consider less expensive public safety complex at July 9 special election

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — After a proposed $10.8 million public safety complex was voted down at Town Meeting in May, officials are asking voters at a special election July 9 to allow an architect to draw up plans for a combined police and fire station at a lower cost. Voters will also decide whether to give final approval to four overrides of Proposition 2½, including one that is a debt exclusion, that …

Gazette Boys Tennis Player of the Year: South Hadley senior Mike Miele

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Player of the Year Mike Miele, senior, South Hadley Season highlights: Miele propelled himself just short of a title this year in the Western Massachusetts Individual Tournament, falling in the finals against Longmeadow’s Ross Kamin 6-0, 6-1. Miele beat Northampton’s Francois Venne 6-0, 6-3 in the quarterfinals and Minnechaug’s Matt Gurski 6-2, 6-7, …

Deficiencies in Southampton Fire Department revealed, restoration of paramedic-level services pushed back to Aug. 1

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — The relaunch of the town’s paramedic-level ambulance service is being pushed back for a second time to Aug. 1 as new staff is hired and planned drug management procedures are put into place. Those services were temporarily suspended after a May 28 inspection by the state Department of Public Health Office …

Hampshire slugs Nipmuc, reaches state Division 2 softball championship

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AMHERST — In the second game of the softball season, Hampshire Regional’s Taylor Boutwell was bumped up from the 5-hole to clean-up hitter. The center fielder instantly settled in and has been comfortable there ever since. On Wednesday, …

Lilly West catches on quickly with Hampshire Regional softball team

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AMHERST — During her first season as a starting catcher in high school, junior Lilly West has been a solid component behind and at the plate for the Hampshire Regional softball team. But West is no stranger to …

Hampshire Regional eighth-graders take part in Japanese tradition of “flowing noodles”

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

WESTHAMPTON — Things got slippery last Friday as 59 Hampshire Regional eighth-graders took part in a Japanese tradition called nagashi somen — or, “flowing noodles.” The students, led by world history teacher Scott Green, sent around 45 pounds …

State Department of Transportation projects include improvements to I-91, Northampton intersection

Monday, June 15, 2015

AMHERST — A $3.1 billion Massachusetts Department of Transportation and MBTA capital investment plan includes $70 million targeted for Interstate 91 improvements, as well as money to reconstruct the intersection of Pleasant and Conz streets in Northampton, resurface Route 181 in Belchertown and rebuild Amherst Road in Pelham. …

Hampshire softball team looks to break through to state finals

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Hampshire Regional softball team’s last two state semifinal appearances have been against the same team and haven’t ended in the Raiders’ favor. When they walked off UMass’ Sortino Field on Saturday with their second consecutive Western Massachusetts …

Mount Greylock mows down Hampshire Regional in WMass Division 3 baseball final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — The big inning. Seventh-seeded Hampshire Regional couldn’t produce one — or prevent No. 1 Mount Greylock of Williamstown from having one. Jesse Dilego delivered a two-run single to key a six-run third inning Saturday that carried …

Hampshire Regional tops Wahconah in Western Massachusetts Division 2 Softball Final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — At the end of Saturday’s Western Massachusetts Division 2 softball final, Hampshire Regional second baseman Chelsea Moussette carefully climbed onto shortstop Savannah Waters’ shoulders. She didn’t need help walking — she was clutching the championship trophy …

Matthew Perry, reported missing by Amherst police, found in Southampton

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — An Amherst man sought by local police after he was reported missing has been found in Southampton. “The Amherst Police appreciates the assistance received from the public and all law enforcement agencies who contributed in locating …

AREA SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

Friday, June 12, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Mozzarella sticks, golden baked potato wedges, carrot sticks, spinach and tomato salad, fresh orange, strawberry cup TUESDAY: Pasta with chicken meatballs and sauce, green beans, garden salad, apple, pineapple cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Hamburger, cheeseburger, hot dog, veggie dippers, garden salad, pasta salad, mandarin oranges, watermelon …

Friends and Neighbors

Friday, June 12, 2015

Belchertown Jacob Maheu was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sam R. Della Torre graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training …