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Health Events: Area support groups, resources

Monday, August 3, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ SUPPORT AND RELATIONSHIPS ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS/DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES — Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m. at Greenfield Savings Bank, 325A King St., Northampton. Call Robin at 917-533-5691 or Ro at 250-3050 AGING GRACEFULLY — A support group focusing on issues of living fully, aging gracefully and befriending death meets from September to May on alternate Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the South Deerfield …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, July 31, 2015

Amherst Zoe Tessler, the daughter of Patricia Gorman and Richard Tessler and a rising senior at Hamilton College, is part of a research group at Hamilton studying the invasive garlic mustard plant. Tessler, an art and biology major, is a graduate of Amherst Regional High School. Belchertown Gabriel Norwood, a freshman majoring in history, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at …

Valley Views: Lower Mill Pond

Friday, July 31, 2015

Lower Mill Pond Ferry Street, Easthampton Photograph and text by Bob Solosko, Easthampton On a beautiful day with blue sky and white puffy clouds in mid-July, I went bicycling along the rail trail in Easthampton with my camera in my bike bag. Stopping at the boat ramp on Lower Mill Pond, I made …

Tuesday’s local baseball: Easthampton pitching staff combines for two-hitter in Mickey Mantle action

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hunter Brooks drove in four runs to back the Easthampton Mickey Mantle pitching staff’s two-hitter in a 12-1 win over South Hadley at Landers Field on Tuesday. Brooks went 3 for 4 and scored two runs, while Steve …

State grant awarded to identify sources of bacterial contamination in Manhan River in Easthampton and Southampton

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — A state grant will pay for a study of the Manhan River to identify sources of bacterial contamination that make it unfit for recreational use. The Department of Environmental Protection announced last week that it had awarded a $50,000 grant to the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. …

Cyclocross champion Jeremy Powers, JAM Fund to host sixth-annual ‘Grand Fundo’ cycling event

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — Three-time cyclocross national champion Jeremy Powers and his nonprofit organization the JAM Fund will hold their sixth annual “Grand Fundo” charity event this month, with the day-long ride raising money for the organization’s mission of supporting aspiring cyclists. The event, set for 9:30 a.m. July 25, …

Monday’s summer baseball: Hamp Post 28 Legion beats South Hadley Pettengill

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Trailing by a pair after the first three innings, Northampton Post 28 scored five times in the fourth and four more runs in the fifth to roll 9-3 over host South Hadley Pettengill Insurance Monday in American Legion action. Ben O’Connor had two hits, scored twice and drove …

Gazette Boys Track & Field Player of the Year: Amherst Regional senior Taj-Amir Torres

Monday, July 6, 2015

Boys Track & Field Taj-Amir Torres, senior, Amherst Regional Season highlights: Torres finished his stellar career with victories in the 100-meter dash (10.69 seconds) and 200 (21.40) at the All-State meet. He also anchored the first-place 4x400 relay …

Area briefs: Hearing on Southampton hazard mitigation plan; tree dedication ceremony in Belchertown

Monday, July 6, 2015

Belchertown DEDICATION CEREMONY: A ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday to dedicate a tree in the memory of long-time Belchertown resident Dennis Arthur Daniels. The ceremony will be held at the Belchertown DPW grounds, 290 Jackson St. Daniels, who died in June 2014, lived in Belchertown for …

Don’t fret. All you need is a ‘Girlfriend In Your Closet’

Sunday, July 5, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — When she was 3 years old, Jennifer Roberge received a pair of white-and-black patent leather Mary Jane shoes. She adored them to the point where she refused to take them off, even in bed. “They were …

Weekend summer baseball: Northampton Cal Ripken teams earn district titles

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Alex Houck and Nate Kelleher-Mochak combined on a complete-game two-hit shutout as the Northampton Cal Ripken 11-and-under baseball team beat Frontier 4-0 Saturday to win the District 2 championship. Houck started and gave up one hit while striking out three. He escaped a bases-loaded jam in the third. …

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 …

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 …