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Weekend round: South Hadley, Frontier Mantle; Easthampton Metro advance in tournies

Monday, July 28, 2014

A wild weekend of Mickey Mantle Tournament action concluded with three teams still in the running for the championship. Along with top seed Deerfield are No. 4 South Hadley (16-8) and darkhorse No. 8 Frontier (8-15). The final game on Sunday was postponed due to the morning rain. Saturday South Hadley 13, Easthampton 10 — Trailing by seven runs going into the last of the fourth, South Hadley exploded for … 0

Deerfield Mantle stays alive, knocks out Easthampton

Sunday, July 27, 2014

DEERFIELD — Led by an offensive outbreak in which eight of their nine starters recorded a hit, Deerfield defeated Easthampton 10-2 in a Mickey Mantle Tournament elimination game Sunday afternoon. Seth Gewanter spearheaded the Deerfield offense, going 3 for 4 with a double and four runs scored, while Kevin Banas went 2 for … 0

Area Briefs

Friday, July 25, 2014

Amherst SOLARIZE CELEBRATION: A celebration to recognize the town’s record-breaking sign-ups for Solarize Amherst will be held at Town Hall Tuesday. Residents can come to the Town Room between 6 and 8 p.m. for refreshments and drinks. The amount of contracted capacity is 1.2 megawatts spread over 174 systems to be installed by Northeast Solar of Hatfield. To RSVP, contact Stephanie Ciccarello via … 0

Authorities rescue over a dozen cats from hot, feces-filled camper at 59 Gunn Road in Southampton

Monday, July 7, 2014

SOUTHAMPTON — Town and state animal welfare officials donned protective masks and entered a condemned, feces-filled camper at 59 Gunn Road Thursday to remove 11 cats that had apparently been living there for years. Two more were rescued … 0

Pettengill Insurance sweeps doublerheader with Northampton Post 28

Sunday, July 6, 2014

After a come-from-behind win in eight innings in game one, Pettengill Insurance kept its momentum going for a rout in game two as it swept Northampton King & Cushman Post 28, 4-3 and 19-4 in American Legion action Sunday at Arcanum Field. The teams played a doubleheader after … 0

Lisa Blanchette & & Timothy Besier

Friday, July 4, 2014

Liz Robbins and John Blanchette, of Southampton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Blanchette of Charlotte, North Carolina, to Timothy Besier, also of Charlotte. Lisa, a 2005 graduate of Northampton High School, received her doctor of pharmacy … 0

Local baseball: Gateway unloads in the first, wins Senior Little League District 2 title

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Jonny Haskell didn’t need a lot of run support in the Senior Little League District 2 championship game, but his Gateway teammates gave it too him anyway. Haskell had a five-run lead before throwing a pitch and led Gateway to an 11-0 mercy-rule shortened win in five innings … 0

Local baseball/softball: Northampton Junior All-Stars rally in championship, force deciding game with Agawam

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Three outs from elimination in the Little League District 2 Tournament, the Northampton Junior All-Stars came through with two runs in the bottom of the ninth for a 12-11 win over Agawam at St. John Field in Agawam. … 0

Southampton voters handily defeat $1 million override; layoffs, furloughs anticipated

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

SOUTHAMPTON — Teacher layoffs, employee furloughs and the end of some town-funded programs are in the cards after voters here rejected a proposed $1 million override in a special election Tuesday that drew 1,871 voters to the polls. … 2

Ethics probe: Ex-Southampton fire chief Hyde says he forged time cards, but only to pay son for other work done

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

SOUTHAMPTON — When the State Ethics Commission meets July 16, it is expected to begin deliberations on a long-simmering conflict-of-interest case involving former Southampton fire chief Stephen J. Hyde Sr. The commission held a hearing on the issue … 0

Monday’s local baseball: Easthampton Post 225 rallies past Agawam

Monday, June 30, 2014

Nick Grise’s RBI single capped a three-run rally for the Easthampton Post 224 American Legion baseball team in the seventh inning of a 3-2 win at Agawam Monday evening. Erik Fickett (run) hit a two-run triple to tie the game, scoring Justin Edinger and Noah Batchelder, who each … 0

Weekend baseball/softball: Scott Jablon’s walk-off grand slam gives Northampton Post 28 win over Agawam

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pinch hitter Scott Jablon kept King & Cushman Northampton Post 28’s winning streak going in grand fashion Saturday. Jablon smacked a walk-off grand slam on a 3-2 pitch as Post 28 beat Agawam 8-7 at Arcanum Field. It was the third straight win for Northampton. Ben O’Connor drew … 0

Ronald Wilkinson applies his artistic talent in his engraving shop, Award 1 Canal Achievements

Saturday, June 28, 2014

SOUTHAMPTON — Ronald “Rusty” Wilkinson has finally found a way to put his artistic talent to use at age 62 as he pursues at least his fifth career. When he graduated from Northampton High School in 1970, Wilkinson … 0