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Retired New Jersey cop Bruce Singer of Southampton denies charges of possessing, distributing child pornography

Monday, June 29, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A retired New Jersey police officer living in Southampton was held in jail over the weekend after he denied child pornography charges in Northampton District Court. Bruce Singer, 68, of 36 Hillside Meadow Drive, pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of distributing material depicting a child in the nude and three counts of possession of child pornography. According to court documents, Singer owns a company called Driver Improvement …

Weekend summer baseball: Hadley Cal Ripken opens state tournament with two wins

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The reigning state 12-and-under Cal Ripken tournament champion Hadley baseball team opened this year’s event with two wins in Marlborough Saturday afternoon. Noah Scanlon-Dean struck out seven and allowed seven hits over five innings for the win in Hadley’s 15-7 victory over Uxbridge. Justin Masteralexis went 3 for 3 with a homer and four RBIs, while Nick Foster (two hits, five RBIs) had …

Friday’s summer baseball: Northampton Post 28 shuts out Amherst Post 148

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sam Walker allowed two hits and struck out eight over six shutout innings in earning a 4-0 road win for Northampton Post 28 over Amherst Post 148 Friday night. Ian Ostberg went 3 for 4 and scored a run for Hamp (5-3), while Will O’Connor had two hits and a run. Mikey Thomson (hit) and Joe Afflitto each added a run. Will Budington …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, June 5, 2015

Amherst Riley A. Gage, daughter of Bill and Anne Gage, graduated from Smith College. She was a member of Phi Beta Kapp, sigma Xi and graduated magna cum laude. Gage is the granddaughter of Bradlee Gage and the late Elizabeth Gage of South Amherst. Timothy C. Bobrowski was …

Southampton Select Board amends residency requirement for Fire Chief John Workman, closes investigation

Thursday, June 4, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — The Select Board has revised its contract with Fire Chief John Workman so that he is no longer required to live in town, and officially ended its investigation of him that was prompted by a complaint filed in March by a Fire Department employee. Workman was …

Wednesday’s WMass Baseball Tournaments: Hampshire squeezes past Hoosac in Division 3

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Hampshire Regional baseball team squeezed itself into the quarterfinal round of the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament. Senior Dan Baldwin laid down an eighth-inning bunt that scored freshman Matt York with the winning run in a 3-2 walk-off victory over Hoosac Valley, Wednesday in Westhampton. York led …

Wednesday’s WMass tournaments: Jacqueline Gomez tosses 1-hitter to pace Easthampton softball past Monument Mountain

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Jacqueline Gomez tossed a one-hitter as the Easthampton girls softball team beat Monument Mountain, 2-1, Wednesday in Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament first round action in Nonotuck Park. Gomez struck out eight and walked one for the eighth-seeded Eagles (13-6), who will face No. 1 Hampshire Regional (16-4) …

Southampton to restore paramedic-level ambulance service by July 1 after overhaul of drug record-keeping procedures and retraining

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — Paramedic-level ambulance services in Southampton will be restored three weeks later than previously thought, on July 1, as officials work to put proper drug record-keeping protocols in place and retrain staff. The temporary suspension of those services came after a May 28 inspection by the state …

WMass team tennis tournament: Defending champ Amherst (Division 1), undefeated Belchertown (Division 3) earn top girls seeds

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Amherst Regional girls tennis team is confident headed into the postseason as the reigning Western Massachusetts Division 1 champions and top seed in this year’s tournament. “We’re happy to get rewarded with the top seed,” Hurricanes coach …

WMass Baseball Tournament: Smith Academy No. 1, Hopkins Academy No. 2 in Division 4

Monday, June 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The Smith Academy and Hopkins Academy baseball teams posted the best winning percentages in Division 4 and each claimed titles in leagues comprised primarily of D-3 programs. So there was no doubt one of those squads …

WMass softball tournament: Hampshire Regional grabs top seed in Division 2

Monday, June 1, 2015

The reigning Western Massachusetts Division 2 softball champions are in prime position to defend its title as Hampshire Regional received the top seed in the 2015 tournament on Monday at Northampton High School. “It’s nice to be the …

All-State Track & Field Championships to feature strong field

Monday, June 1, 2015

Expect a stronger field for the All-State Track & Field Championships on Saturday. There was a slight change in the qualifying standards for this year’s championship. What hasn’t changed is that the top four places from the West/Central …

West/Central Division 2 Track: Frontier girls dominate field events, place second in championship

Sunday, May 31, 2015

WESTFIELD — Despite earning only five points in running events, the Frontier Regional girls track & field team’s dominance of field events nearly carried the Red Hawks to another title Saturday. The District F&G champions claimed three individual …