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Weekend high schools: Sophie Gatzounas, South Hadley hold off Wahconah in overtime

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sophie Gatzounas had 17 points, 11 rebounds and five assists as the South Hadley girls basketball team held off Wahconah, 61-55, in overtime Saturday in Dalton. Marley Medina had nine points, 11 rebounds and two blocks, while Lexi Gawron added 11 points and four assists for the Tigers (2-1). Shepherd Hill 59, Northampton 51 — The Blue Devils (2-1) were within one with 47 seconds left, but Kayla Phillips hit …

Weekend high school wrestling: Granby wrestling places third at Eagles Holiday Bash

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Jack Sarnacki won the 170-pound weight class and Nolan Hodgins took first at 220 as the Granby wrestling team finished third at the Eagles Holiday Bash, Saturday at Franklin Tech in Turners Falls. Clayton Yanosky (152) and Nick Roberts (182) were second, while Tre Demers (195) was third for the Rams. Jack Kent (106), Nate Fernandes (120) and Collin Mick (145) each placed …

Around South Hadley: Apartments proposed for former library in South Hadley Falls, vacant lot on Canal Street

Saturday, December 20, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — The town has received one response each to requests for proposals on development at the former public library at 27 Bardwell St. and a vacant lot at 1 Canal St. across from the new public library. The Select Board will hear presentations on each at its Jan. 6 meeting. Both …

New Disney-inspired indoor play structure in South Hadley lures the younger set

Monday, December 15, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — The lure of Play Date Place at 470 Newton St. is an imaginative Disney-inspired indoor play structure geared to the age 6-and-under set which creates an atmosphere ripe for fantasy. Part of the business model …

Weekend high school recaps: Cam Earle lifts South Hadley over rival Granby in Pioneer Valley Tip-Off

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Each side had a 20-point scorer, but Cam Earle’s 28 lifted South Hadley over Granby, 64-61, in the Pioneer Valley Tip-Off at the Curry Hicks Cage on Saturday. Jesse Molin had 23 points for the Rams (0-1). Granby …

John Berger

Sunday, December 14, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — John Emil Berger, formerly of Holyoke and Easthampton, passed away suddenly in Englewood, Florida Nov. 29, 2014. He was a 1970 Holyoke High School graduate. John was an independent contractor and carpenter, specializing in patio …

Medical pot cultivation site dropped in South Hadley over lease dispute

Friday, December 12, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — A proposed medical marijuana cultivation facility that had won town approval and seemed on track to occupy space in South Hadley will not be built. Instead, Patriot Care Corp., which had signed a lease with Lakestar Properties, is nearing a deal to grow its product …

Meghan Sullivan gains acceptance to Amherst, leads Granby past Monson in opener

Saturday, December 13, 2014

GRANBY — Just a few hours before her final high school basketball season began, Meghan Sullivan gained assurance of where she’ll be spending the next four years of her athletic and academic life. After applying early decision, the …

Friday’s high school swimming: Northampton’s Johnny Williams sets pool, school record in 100 fly

Friday, December 12, 2014

Junior Johnny Williams wasted little time getting acquainted with the Northampton swimming and diving record book. Williams broke the pool and school record in the 100-yard butterfly Friday as the Blue Devils beat Holyoke Catholic, 105-18, in both teams’ season opener at JFK Middle School. Williams’ time broke …

Friday’s high schools: Holyoke Catholic drops opener to Lenox in overtime

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Holyoke Catholic girls basketball team dropped its season opener, falling 42-41 in overtime to Lenox on the road Friday night. The Millionaires used a 3-pointer with six seconds left to force overtime, then made their free throws down the stretch to win. Danielle Easton had 16 points, …

school lunch menus

Friday, December 12, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, pineapple cup, 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, applesauce, spinach and tomato salad, banana THURSDAY: Roast turkey breast with gravy, peas, …

friends & neighbors

Friday, December 12, 2014

Amherst Sasha Lansky, a 2010 graduate of Amherst High School, was honored by the Association for Africanist Anthropology for her college thesis: “My Brother Before Me: The Role and Experience of Local Humanitarian Aid Workers In Eastern Cameroon.” The essay was based on Lansky’s field work in Cameroon …

Upcoming events at local senior centers

Friday, October 31, 2014

AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 GENTLE FITNESS — Monday, 11 to 11:30 a.m. SHINE — Health insurance assistance by appointment Monday, 1 to 4 p.m. Blood Pressure Clinic —Tuesday , 9 to 10 a.m. FREE BREAD — Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., boxes of food, …