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Tuesday’s high school school recaps: Belchertown spikes Putnam

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Senior Jordan Vigneault had 17 kills as the Belchertown boys volleyball team beat Putnam 3-1 in Springfield Tuesday. Vigneault added four blocks in the 25-20, 27-25, 22-25, 25-18 victory. Senior Colter Krzcuik had six kills, four blocks and four aces, while junior Kevin Reidy had 31 assists in the win. … 0

Monday’s high school softball recaps: Granby squeezes past Hopkins Academy for first win

Monday, April 14, 2014

Abi Beauregard laid down a successful safety squeeze to score the game-winning run as the Granby softball team won for the first time this season, defeating Hopkins Academy 7-6 Monday. Beauregard struck out eight and walked nobody, allowing just three earned runs in the complete game. Alexis Gay had two hits and three … 0

Monday’s high school lacrosse recaps: Aidan Bass gives Amherst late win over Northampton

Monday, April 14, 2014

Aidan Bass scored with 28 seconds left in regulation to complete a hat trick and deliver a 7-6 road victory for Amherst Regional over Northampton. Donovan Riley scored twice for the Hurricanes (2-2), while Alex LaRaja (two assists) and John Traester added one goal each. Ben Davis and Will Lombardi each put in … 0

Hampshire Regional High School to perform 'The Sound of Music' this weekend

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — The Hilltowns will be alive with the sound of music when Hampshire Regional High School puts on a production of the famous World War II era musical this weekend. Preparing “The Sound of Music,” by Richard … 0

Area police news

Monday, March 24, 2014

Amherst ■ Patrick Morrin Lynn, 31, of Merrimack, N.H., was arrested at 7:57 p.m. Saturday on Boltwood Avenue on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, fourth offense; negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger; failure to stop/yield; and possession of an … 0

Ethiopians take top honors at 39th St. Patrick’s Road Race

Saturday, March 22, 2014

HOLYOKE — By the first mile marker, the throng of more than 7,000 runners at the 39th St. Patrick’s Road Race was separated by an elite group of eight runners. Those eight tried to keep pace with one another throughout the 10-kilometer course. As the pack neared the … 0

Potholes to blame for accident that sent vehicle spinning into Southampton field

Friday, March 21, 2014

SOUTHAMPTON — Potholes dotting a section of Route 10 near Hillside Meadows Drive are being blamed for an accident that sent a Northampton man’s car about 50 feet into a snowy field Thursday but did not cause any … 0

Locals plan tributes to marathon, disabled veterans for Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade

Friday, March 21, 2014

HOLYOKE — The marshals have been named, the colleens crowned, the floats finished and the marching band music memorized. The decent weather forecast for Sunday was the final piece of the puzzle, and now Holyoke is ready to … 0

Southampton Cub Scouts invite public to annual pinewood derby Saturday

Thursday, March 20, 2014

SOUTHAMPTON — Heather Galpin, assistant leader of Cub Scout Pack 210 in Southampton, said the scouts have been holding an annual pinewood derby for as long as anyone can remember. “It’s a long tradition,” she said, and one … 0

Three finalists named for Norris School principal job in Southampton

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SOUTHAMPTON — Three finalists for William E. Norris School principal are elementary school principals in Holyoke, Springfield and Ware. They are Aliza Pluta of Morgan Elementary School in Holyoke, Jackie Mendonsa of Lincoln Elementary School in Springfield and Daniel Somes of Stanley M. Koziol Elementary School in Ware. … 0

Westhampton Elementary School’s read-with-a-dog program highlighted in new book

Friday, March 14, 2014

After reading a newspaper story a few years ago about teams from Bright Spot Therapy dogs visiting local nursing homes, Westhampton Elementary School librarian Karen Rousseau had an inspiration. “I wondered if perhaps they might visit schools and … 0

Area meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Policy Subcommittee of the Regional School Committee, 5 p.m., ARMS; Regional Agreement Working Group RSDPB, School Location Subcommittee, 5:30 p.m., Leverett Town Hall; Select Bord, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Public Transportation and Bicycle Committee, 4 p.m., Town Hall; School Committee, 7 p.m., ARHS; Regional Agreement … 0

Valley Views Local photographers aim their cameras outdoors

Friday, March 14, 2014

SNOW BUNTING Honey Pot area, off Cemetery Road, Hadley Photograph and text by Anne E. Ely of South Hadley I had my “ahh” moment” of the day when I saw the result of this image capture. While the … 0