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Poor weather sacked the local high school football schedule on Thanksgiving.

Update: Snow sacks Thanksgiving Day high school football schedule

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Day meals will taste a little different this year. Inclement weather postponed five high school football games on Thursday. The games will be played either Friday or Saturday with turkey day leftovers for post-game feasts. The Battle of the Bridge between Northampton and Amherst will be played Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at McGuirk Stadium. Amherst athletic director Rich Ferro …

A literary debut with clout: Mount Holyoke College history grad draws on her degree to pen acclaimed novel

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

When Katy Simpson Smith finished her studies at Mount Holyoke College at the end of 2005, she figured she had her career plan mapped out: She’d take her degree in early American history straight to graduate school and continue her work as a budding historian. But along the way to her doctorate, Smith, …

Belchertown, Frontier Regional, South Hadley aim to snap Thanksgiving losing streaks

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Belchertown, Frontier Regional and South Hadley football teams will all have something in common on Thanksgiving — and it’s not likely poor field conditions. The three squads will all look to snap turkey day losing streaks. “If the kids can’t get up for this game, they should check the reasons why they’re playing,” South Hadley coach Scott Taylor said. The Tigers lead …

Area legislators at summit listen to constituents

Sunday, November 16, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Looking at lists of what WMass residents would like to see happen in their communities, state Rep. Ellen Story of Amherst called much of it “common sense.” “I think I agree with every single of one …

Northampton boys fifth, girls seventh at state cross country championship

Saturday, November 15, 2014

BOSTON — For the first time this season, neither the Northampton boys or girls cross country teams finished first in a non-invitational meet. But this was no ordinary meet and neither team was expected to win. It was the state Division 1 championship and the competition was fierce. …

Friday night football: South Hadley stumbles in 42-38 loss to Holyoke

Friday, November 14, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — Another week of penalties and turnovers plagued the South Hadley football team as a late flag killed its comeback bid in a 42-38 loss to Holyoke on Friday night. “It was a close game, everyone fought hard,” sophomore running back Ryan Mooney said. “I don’t …

school lunch menus

Friday, November 14, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots, pineapple cups, fresh apple TUESDAY: Twin chicken soft tacos, black beans, fresh apple, romaine lettuce, sliced peaches, sweet red pepper strips WEDNESDAY: Hot dog, sweet potato puffs, carrot sticks, applesauce, spinach and tomato salad, banana THURSDAY: Roast turkey breast with gravy, …

Veterans Voice

Friday, November 14, 2014

Following is a list of local veterans whose obituaries appeared in the Gazette between Oct. 30 and Nov. 13. The information given here about their service is what was provided in each obituary. John F. Murphy Jr., 87, Milton, formerly Northampton, d. Oct. 25; he enlisted in the …

Area police news

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Amherst ∎ Matthew James Baldwin, 26, of Worcester, was arrested at 2 a.m. Thursday on Amity Street on two counts of resisting arrest, two counts of assault, and charges of disorderly conduct, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to signal. After Baldwin’s vehicle was stopped, he …

South Hadley special Town Meeting unanimously approves tax deal for Mohawk Fine Papers

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — Town Meeting members Wednesday night unanimously approved a special tax assessment for an industrial space at 28 Gaylord St. as part of an effort to attract an envelope manufacturing plant. Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. is considering that space in the South Hadley Falls neighborhood as …

MacDuffie girls soccer advances to NEPSAC Class D semifinals

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The third-seeded MacDuffie girls soccer team stayed undefeated following a 4-0 win over No. 6 Christian Heritage in the NEPSAC Class D Tournament quarterfinals round, Wednesday in Granby. Sophomore Maddie Levesque scored twice to power the Mustangs (14-0-0), who will face Dexter Southfield in Brookline Saturday. Eighth-grader Ania …

What2Watch4: Week 11 high school football previews

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Amherst Regional at Putnam Thursday, at Springfield Central, 7 The Hurricanes (1-8) will look to build off Brandon Rivera’s monster performance (14 carries, 186 yards, four touchdowns) when they try to take down the Beavers (2-7), who have …

Weekend high schools: Hampshire shuts out Monument, reaches Division 3 semifinals

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sienna Caron and Vissi Rizos each scored in the first half as the Hampshire Regional girls soccer beat Monument Mountain, 2-0, in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinal round, Saturday in Westhampton. The second-seeded Raiders (10-2-5) earned a semifinals rematch with No. 6 Granby (14-4-2), Wednesday at …