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Friday’s high schools: Amherst Regional golf wins season opener

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Amherst Regional golf team gave new coach Todd Cromack a victory in his first match, beating Central 194-230 Friday afternoon at Hickory Ridge Golf Club. Stephen McCudden shot a team-best 46 in the win for Amherst (1-0, 1-0 Suburban). Anna Casagrande and Alex Cantor each fired a 48. In other action, Jake Remillard’s 41 led four South Hadley players to shoot 45 or lower, but the Tigers (0-1, 0-1 …

Valley Views

Friday, September 4, 2015

Cowbirds Quabbin Reservoir, Belchertown Photograph and text by Anne E. Ely, South Hadley I seem to be seeing an abundance of brown-headed cowbirds this year, but maybe I’ve just never paid that much attention before. While driving through Quabbin Reservoir I captured these two sparring males from my car window using a hand …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, September 4, 2015

Amherst Gabriel Killough-Hill has joined AmeriCorps for a term of national service on a Maine Conservation Corps field team. Gabriel is a 2015 graduate of Amherst Regional High School and the son of Bill and Ruthie Killough-Hill. The MCC conducts conservation projects throughout the State of Maine, including extensive recreational trail construction and …

Upcoming events at area senior centers

Friday, August 28, 2015

Seminar on scammers set for September A free seminar aimed at protecting senior citizens from scams and other financial crimes will be held Sept. 11 at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan and the …

Chairwoman of South Hadley utility commissioners calls management decision to not involve board in audit preparations ‘unacceptable’

Thursday, August 27, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — The chairwoman of the South Hadley Electric Light Department board of commissioners is upset that the manager of the municipal utility has laid the groundwork for an audit without involving board members. Anne Awad said …

Roxanne Tubolino of Belchertown sentenced to serve 3 years and 3 months in federal prison, pay restitution for embezzling $1.5 million from Northampton Internal Medicine Associates

Monday, August 24, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — At Monday’s sentencing of Roxanne Tubolino, who admitted in January to embezzling more than $1.5 million from a Northampton medical practice, staff members still in their scrubs shook their heads as defense attorney Andrew G. Levchuk …

Massachusetts ends surgery requirement for legally changing gender on birth certificates

Sunday, August 23, 2015

At one time, whenever trans-individuals applied to change their gender on their birth certificates, they were required to hand over a document containing proof that they underwent surgery. That document can now be tossed out in Massachusetts, according to the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders of New …

Valley Views: Scarlet Tanager

Friday, August 21, 2015

Scarlet Tanager Coombs Road, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton Photograph and text by Anne E. Ely, South Hadley I have recently enjoyed watching and photographing the many birds visiting the mulberry tree in the parking lot of Arcadia Wildlife …

Upcoming events at area senior centers

Friday, August 21, 2015

Seminar on scammers set for September A free seminar aimed at protecting senior citizens from scams and other financial crimes will be held Sept. 11 at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan and the …

MIAA announces state basketball finals to be played in Springfield starting next season

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Any Western Massachusetts basketball teams that advance to the state finals will have a bit of a home-court advantage starting in 2016. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association announced in a press release Wednesday that all state basketball championship games will be played in Springfield. The entire championship weekend …

South Hadley to open new elementary school

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — Construction was the talk of the South Hadley education community this summer. The middle school will get a new entranceway with bulletproof glass designed to impede unauthorized entry. The Mosier Elementary School is getting a …

Performing arts charter school to celebrate 20th anniversary with new performance space, more community-oriented programs

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — At a place like the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Public Charter School — where the focus is on intensive education in theater, music and other artistic disciplines — the campus is bound to get noisy. …

Equipment stolen from roof construction site at Leeds Elementary School — and other area police news

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Granby ∎ Courtney Jones, 25, of Shelburne, was arrested on Amherst Street at 2:02 p.m. Aug. 12 on a warrant. ∎ Justin Shaida, 26, of Greenfield, was arrested on Amherst Street at 1:59 p.m. Aug. 12 on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. …