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South Hadley Electric Light Department to review solar net-metering policy

Monday, November 30, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — Commissioners of the South Hadley Electric Light Department have begun to review the utility’s net-metering policy, which governs the amount of excess electricity owners of solar panels can contribute to the grid. The current policy, enacted in 2011, allows residents who invest in what SHELD calls “distributed generation” of electricity to sell excess power to the utility for credit equal to what they pay for it — …

Brother confirms Janice Camerlin’s body recovered from Connecticut River; recalls her as giving, helpful

Monday, November 30, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — Janice Camerlin, 61, who was reported missing last week in Chicopee and whose body was recovered Friday from the Connecticut River, was remembered by her brother Paul Camerlin as a giving person. “Her whole life was service to people,” he said Monday. While authorities have not publicly identified the body found beneath the Vietnam Memorial Bridge which connects Holyoke and …

South Hadley boys basketball coach Jeff Guiel retires

Monday, November 30, 2015

Editor’s note: This story will be updated. The defending champion South Hadley boys basketball team enter the season with a new coach. Jeff Guiel, who returned following a one-year absence to guide the Tigers a seventh sectional championship last March, has retired after 16 years. South Hadley athletic director Tad Desautels learned of …

Health events: Area support groups, resources and more

Monday, November 16, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ MISCELLANEOUS DEBTORS ANONYMOUS — Area groups for those dealing with credit card debt, overspending or underearning. Meetings are Saturdays at 8 a.m. at the Holyoke Medical Center. For more information go to www.danewengland.org or call 617-728-1426. UNDEREARNERS ANONYMOUS …

Weekend colleges: UMass hockey rallies in third period to tie Vermont, 3-3

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The UMass ice hockey team bounced back from its loss to Merrimack on Friday, rallying to tie Vermont, 3-3, Sunday in Burlington. Trailing 3-0 and with the goalie pulled, Ray Pigozzi capped the comeback with a game-tying goal with 40 seconds to play in the third period. Patrick …

WMass girls cross country: Northampton reigns again; Sophia Jacobs-Townsley, Taylor Blow take top individual honors

Saturday, November 14, 2015

WESTFIELD — The bus taking the Northampton High School girls cross country team to Stanley Park was filled with laughter, singing and words of encouragement. Coach Ashley Krause told the Blue Devils to “run a race that will …

Northampton’s Liam Sullivan, Frontier Regional make history at WMass cross country championships

Saturday, November 14, 2015

WESTFIELD — Northampton senior Liam Sullivan joined an elite list Saturday, while Frontier Regional made history at the Western Massachusetts Boys Cross Country championships. Sullivan became just the seventh runner since 1963 to win back-to-back Division 1 individual …

Friday night football: South Hadley shuts down Minnechaug for 14-0 win

Friday, November 13, 2015

WILBRAHAM — The swing pass to Griffin Fitzell wasn’t designed to go the distance. But Fitzell is the type of player who is a threat to reach the end zone any time he touches the ball. Fitzell took a short pass from Joe Allard, picked up a couple …

Upcoming events for area seniors

Friday, November 13, 2015

All of the senior centers listed below have a full slate of weekly activities that are detailed on their websites. Following is a sampling of what they offer. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 NAME THAT TUNE — Sing-along with Steve is held on …

Area School Lunch Menus

Friday, November 13, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Mozzarella sticks, baked potato wedges, carrot sticks, spinach and tomato salad, orange TUESDAY: Pasta with chicken meatballs, green beans, garden salad, apple, pineapple cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Roast turkey and gravy, peas, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, spinach salad, apple cobbler, Bartlett pear THURSDAY: Hamburger, sweet potato …

Friends & neighbors

Friday, November 13, 2015

Amherst Nick Benfey has been honored as a Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. Benfey is majoring in art history and visual arts. Easthampton Brett Pyser has been selected to a 2015 All-Liberty League Men’s Soccer Team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New …

On the fence

Friday, November 13, 2015

What2Watch4: Week 10 football previews

Friday, November 13, 2015

Northampton at Putnam Friday, 7 The Blue Devils (4-5) will look to snap a two-game losing streak when they face the Beavers (3-6) out of the AA Conference. Putnam has dropped five straight. Hamp will look to contain …