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Summer baseball: Easthampton holds off Northampton Mickey Mantle

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Easthampton Mickey Mantle team scored four runs in each of the first two innings and held on for a 10-8 victory at Northampton Wednesday evening. Jamie Ryan (two hits, four RBIs, run) hit a three-run home run in the first for Easthampton (5-10). Stevie Moussette and Hunter Brooks were each 2 for 2 with two runs scored, while Dakota Wheeler singled, doubled and knocked in a run. Ian Ostberg … 0


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Amherst ∎ An Easthampton woman who broke into an Allen Street home Tuesday morning, spoke to a tenant and then fled was arrested a short time later, police said. Penny Sue Wainscott, 50, of 305 Main St., was arrested at 10:34 a.m. on Fearing Street on a charge of breaking and entering during the daytime to commit a felony, said Detective David Foster. … 0

Gazette Boys Tennis Players of the Year: Northampton’s Ian Fishman and Francois Venne

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Junior Francois Venne chose doubles over singles, but freshman Ian Fishman was just hoping to get into the lineup as a newcomer to the Northampton boys tennis team. In preseason competition, their styles of play meshed and what coach Ken Hahn feared was going to be a difficult ladder to build, fell into … 0

Local baseball: Belchertown Legion picks up first win

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Jon Mastalerz delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth Friday evening as the Belchertown Post 239 American Legion baseball team earned its first win, beating Wilbraham 4-3 in extras. Nick Kurty was 3 for 4, including a two-run double for Belchertown (1-5). Tyler Gladu, TJ … 0

Valley Views Local photographers aim their cameras outdoors

Friday, June 20, 2014

WOOD DUCK Route 9, Belchertown Photograph and text by Anne E. Ely of South Hadley I love the surprises I get when I see the results of using a telephoto lens on my DSLR digital camera. Even with … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, June 20, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Belle (PG) Ida (R) The Immigrant (R) Supermensch (R) Word & Pictures (PG-13) … 0

Around South Hadley: New group formed to study town energy issues

Friday, June 20, 2014

The town’s Sustainability and Energy Commission is forming a new group to look specifically at energy issues. Daniel Whitford, who chairs the commission, told the Select Board at a recent meeting that the group will provide a forum for residents concerned about sustainability to get involved in town … 0

Photo Gallery: Behind closed doors

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I was at Mosier Middle school in South Hadley recently to shoot an assignment, and was just about to go to my car when, suddenly, the hallways filled with students heading for their lockers. It all seemed so … 0

Summer baseball: Pettengill Insurance beats Westfield in American Legion

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Pettengill Insurance beat Westfield 9-2 on Thursday to improve to .500 in American Legion. Joe Ciolek went 3 for 4, drove in three runs and scored two others as South Hadley Post 260 (3-3) won at home. Pat Sears singled, doubled and had two RBIs in the win. … 0

Local baseball: Amherst Post 148 sinks Northampton King & Cushman Post 28

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fresh off helping Hopkins Academy reach the state Division 4 championship game, Zach Kelley helped Amherst Post 148 beat Northampton King & Cushman Post 28. Kelley was 3 for 3 with two runs and one RBI as Amherst cruised to a 9-3 American Legion win at Arcanum Field … 0

South Hadley middle school teacher Pamela Howes connects students with poetry

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — For 15 years, veteran middle school teacher Pamela Howes has found a way to ignite a love of poetry in her students. Her method is fairly straight-forward: Celebrate with a capital C. To that end, … 0

Easthampton Eliminators no-hit Hamp Rage in Metro Softball action

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Three pitchers combined on a no-hitter as the Easthampton Eliminators beat the Hamp Rage 15-1 in six innings during Metro League Softball action Tuesday at Sheldon Field in Northampton. Each hurler threw two innings. Caelin Mottor started with … 0

Hearing June 30 on lawsuit brought by two families against Ryder Funeral Home for allegedly mishandling bodies

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A hearing on a lawsuit filed by two families whose loved ones’ remains were allegedly mishandled by Ryder Funeral Home has been rescheduled for June 30, according to a lawyer involved in the case. Springfield attorney Paul Rothschild, who is representing the families, confirmed the new … 0