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Thursday’s American Legion recaps: Easthampton slips past Northampton Post 28

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Justin Edinger enjoyed a perfect night at the plate and scored a pair of runs to lead the Easthampton American Legion baseball team to a 4-1 home victory over Northampton King & Cushman Post 28 Thursday evening. The catcher went 3 for 3 with two stolen bases. Nick Batchelder delivered a two-run single, while Nick Grise picked up an RBI on a squeeze bunt. Hunter Leveille (single) and Brandon Weyant … 0

Gazette Softball Player of the Year: Hampshire Regional’s Savannah Waters

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Savannah Waters and the Hampshire Regional softball team had many goals going into the season, but there was one thing that would help accomplish all of them — getting on base. As the leadoff hitter, that’s all the junior wanted to do. Waters powered the team and finished the season with .463 batting … 1

Southampton man to lead area Boy Scouts council

Thursday, July 10, 2014

southampton — The newly elected president of the Western Massachusetts Council of the Boy Scouts of America doesn’t want for experience in scouting. Jeff Glaze of Southampton, who became president June 30, has been involved with the Boy Scouts since 1968, when he was 10. In 1971, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout with Westfield Troop 110. “Scouting is alive and well … 0

Hundreds stay home from Hampshire Regional after rumors circulate about violent threat

Friday, June 13, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — More than half of Hampshire Regional High School’s students stayed home Friday after school officials told parents of rumors a student threatened harm others at school that day. And while nothing happened, officials stood by their decision to take precautions. “If we came to the conclusion … 0

Valley Views Local photographers aim their cameras outdoors

Friday, June 13, 2014

STREAM DIVIDED Quabbin Reservoir, Belchertown Photograph and text by Anne E. Ely of South Hadley This large rock, although in the path of the small stream tumbling down a side hill at Quabbin Reservoir, did not impede the … 0

Bergerons celebrate 50th

Friday, June 13, 2014

Betty and Paul Bergeron of Southampton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Betty Fisher and Paul Bergeron were married June 13, 1964 in Easthampton. Betty is a graduate of Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton. Her … 0

Hampshire softball blanked in state Division 2 semifinal

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WORCESTER — The Hampshire Regional softball team wanted a different outcome, but in a rematch of the 2012 Division 2 state semifinal that ended its season, the result was the same. The Raiders fell 2-0 to two-time state … 0

Adam Krol tosses no-hitter for Easthampton Post 224

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Adam Krol threw a no-hitter to lead Easthampton Post 224 to a 1-0 victory over Belchertown Post 239 in American Legion baseball action Tuesday night at Daly Field in Easthampton. Krol walked a batter in the fifth inning to lose the perfect game, but his team rallied in … 0

Southampton school officals warn of fewer teachers, larger classes if $1 million override fails

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

SOUTHAMPTON — A shortfall in the town budget could mean a reduction in teaching staff and increased class sizes at the elementary school next year. At a crowded meeting Tuesday in the William E. Norris School library, School … 0

Hampshire Regional students plant fruit trees and plants

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

GARDEN GLORY: Hampshire Regional High School’s grounds in Westhampton will soon be home to fruit-bearing trees and berry bushes thanks to a collaboration between the school and Help Yourself!, a Northampton nonprofit that transforms public spaces into orchards and edible gardens. All told, 66 students and their teachers … 0

Hopkins Academy, Hampshire Regional eye state semifinal wins

Monday, June 9, 2014

After accomplishing something the program hasn’t in over a quarter-century, the Hopkins Academy baseball team turns its attention to ending a drought three years older. The Golden Hawks defeated Turners Falls 5-2 Saturday to win the inaugural Western … 0

Amherst’s Taj-Amir Torres wins 100 dash at All-State Track championships

Sunday, June 8, 2014

The boys 100-meter dash at the All-State Track & Field Championship Saturday was the most competitive of the season for Amherst Regional junior Taj-Amir Torres. Six of the eight sprinters ran sub-11 seconds, but Torres stayed in front … 0

Area meetings list for the week of June 8

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Policy Subcommittee of the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee, 5 p.m., ARMS; Select Board, 6 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Public Shade Tree Committee, 4 p.m., Agricultural Commission, 7 p.m., both at Town Hall; District Trends Subcommittee of the Regional School Committee, 5:30 p.m., Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee, … 0