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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 …

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 …

Playoff matchups announced for high school football

Sunday, November 2, 2014

A trio of local football teams officially learned their postseason matchups on Sunday. Unlike Easthampton and Frontier Regional in Division 5, South Hadley avoided a trip to the Berkshires but must reverse its worst loss of the season. The Tigers (5-3) edged out Chicopee Comp for the No. …

Northampton girls dominate top 10 en route to PVIAC championship

Saturday, November 1, 2014

WESTFIELD — No one was going to catch Agawam’s Megan Dustin and no one knew that better than Northampton’s Mariel Lutz. Dustin left the rest of the field in her dust, but Lutz had another goal in mind. …

Aidan Gilson, Northampton boys take cross country titles at PVIAC championship

Saturday, November 1, 2014

WESTFIELD — With the finish line in sight, three cross country runners all had their eyes on the prize. Northampton’s Aidan Gilson trailed Connor Evans of Amherst and teammate Liam Sullivan when he heard a familiar voice calling …

Friday night football: South Hadley rallies to beat Commerce in OT, clinch tournament berth

Friday, October 31, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — South Hadley quarterback Joe Allard took the snap on fourth down in overtime and threw a pass to Griffin Fitzell in the left corner of the end zone. Fitzell made the catch and scored the touchdown that gave the Tigers a 34-28 victory over Commerce at …

WMass boys soccer: Amherst Regional earns top seed in Division 1

Friday, October 31, 2014

GRANBY — The Amherst Regional boys soccer team is going into the postseason tournament undefeated. That feat also got them the top seed in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Tournament as seeds were announced Friday afternoon. With an …

WMass girls soccer: Navigating Division 3 field will be tough for Hampshire, Easthampton and defending champs Granby

Friday, October 31, 2014

In a banner season for local girls soccer, 12 of 13 high school programs qualified for postseason play and had their seeds announced Friday. And while those 12 are spread among three divisions, the best chance for a …