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Weekend colleges: Amherst drops Mount Holyoke in Tip-Off Classic, ties UConn for longest home win streak

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ali Doswell had 19 points, while Hannah Hackley, Rachel Boyette and Cheyenne Pritchard each had 11 as the Amherst College women’s basketball team beat Mount Holyoke, 97-41, Saturday in the Amherst Tip-Off Classic. It was the 99th straight win at home for Amherst (2-0), which tied UConn for the longest home winning streak in NCAA history. The Lord Jeffs will play Baruch College Sunday in the finals. Amber Legare had …

John Peloquin of South Hadley ordered held without bail after incident at Springfield strip club

Friday, November 21, 2014

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A South Hadley man arrested for brandishing a shotgun outside a Springfield strip club where his stepdaughter was a dancer has been ordered held without bail for four months after a judge ruled him a danger to society. The Republican reports that a judge at a hearing Thursday called 51-year-old John Peloquin’s behavior last Sunday “bizarre,” despite hearing from Peloquin’s …

Upcoming events at local senior centers

Friday, October 31, 2014

AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP — For caregivers of seniors with dementia, Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Emotional support and information on resources. Led by Helen MacMellon, LCSW and Peg DeNault, RN. Questions or to register, call 259-3062. TRAVEL — Details available at the senior travel desk. Call 259-3060, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Younger …

Creating the night away: Young innovators descend on Mount Holyoke College for hackathon

Friday, November 7, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — Over 200 students showed up at Mount Holyoke College Friday ready to stay up all night, but they weren’t there for a party. They came for a hackathon — a competitive event in which computer …

Friday’s high schools: Hopkins Academy holds off Gateway in Division 4 boys soccer quarterfinals

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Hopkins Academy boys soccer ran into Gateway Regional for the second straight year in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament. And much like last season, the Golden Hawks held on for a one-goal win. The second-seeded Golden Hawks jumped out to a three-goal lead and held on …

With push from younger officers, police departments are signing up for Facebook, Twitter

Friday, November 7, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Police Chief Russell P. Sienkiewicz said he was skeptical when several younger officers approached him months ago with an idea of starting a Facebook page and Twitter account for the department. “I’ve seen other departments have …

Upcoming events at local senior centers

Friday, October 31, 2014

AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP — For caregivers of seniors with dementia, Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Emotional support and information on resources. Led by Helen MacMellon, LCSW and Peg DeNault, RN. Questions or to register, call 259-3062. SHINE (Serving the …

school lunch menus

Friday, November 7, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Baked chicken nuggets, baked Tater Tots, carrot sticks, diced pears, fresh apple TUESDAY: Veterans Day, no school WEDNESDAY: Beefburger, carrot sticks, sliced peaches, banana, oven baked fries, garden salad THURSDAY: Loaded beef nachos, carrot sticks, chickpea salad, bartlett pear, applesauce FRIDAY: Cheesey pepperoni pizza, romaine lettuce, …

Area briefs

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Amherst JOLLY JAUNT: Special Olympics Massachusetts and the Amherst Brewing Co. are teaming up to host the 12th annual Jolly Jaunt 5K road race and walk presented by the New Balance Foundation on Dec. 6 at the brewpup, 10 University Drive. Registration will open at 9 a.m., and …

Non-binding questions on political corruption, legalizing marijuana approved Tuesday

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Non-binding ballot questions on strengthening anti-corruption laws for politicians and moving toward legalizing marijuana were approved Tuesday in two local legislative districts. Question 5 in most of the Hampshire, Franklin & Worcester District represented by state Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst, instructed him to support legislation to “prohibit state …

Mohawk Fine Papers to decide this month on South Hadley or Chicopee for new plant

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. will decide “in the next couple of weeks” whether South Hadley or Chicopee will be the new home of a plant to expand its envelope-making capacity, said Thomas O’Connor, chairman and CEO of the company. Both communities are offering significant tax …

Monday’s high schools: Smith Academy cruises into quarterfinals, shuts out Franklin Tech

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Smith Academy girls soccer team made a slight halftime adjustment and it powered the Falcons into the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament quarterfinal round. No. 7 Smith Academy exploded for four goals in 14 minutes early in the second half to beat No. 10 Franklin Tech, 5-0, …

South Hadley attempts to attract Mohawk Fine Papers to plant on Gaylord Street in Falls neighborhood

Monday, November 3, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — The town is wooing a New York company with the promise of reduced property taxes in exchange for a manufacturing plant in a building on Gaylord Street where workers would produce more than 500 million envelopes a year. The plant would employ more than 30 …