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South Hadley celebrates Independence Day with fireworks Friday evening at Michael E. Smith Middle School.

Fireworks for the Fourth

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Rev. Thomas Shea retires from St. Patrick’s Church in South Hadley after 49 years as a priest

Saturday, July 4, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — The Rev. Thomas Shea was in Rome for a four-month course on sacraments and moral teachings when Thomas Ludger Dupré, then bishop of the Springfield Diocese, called to say there was an opening for a priest at St. Patrick’s Church in the Falls neighborhood of South Hadley. “Would I go?” …

Friday’s summer baseball: Amherst Little Leaguers blank Easthampton

Friday, July 3, 2015

Four players had two hits apiece and Will Luschen-Miskovsky tossed a two-hit shutout as the Amherst Little League 11-and-12 All-Stars topped Easthampton 10-0 in four innings in District 2 tournament pool play Friday evening at Mill River Park in Amherst. Luschen-Miskovsky struck out eight and walked three in the victory for Amherst (2-2). …

Thursday’s American Legion baseball: Easthampton Post 224 pulls away from Agawam for first win

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Easthampton Post 224 scored four runs on four in the fifth inning en route to a 7-1 victory over Agawam Post 185, Thursday at Daley Field in Easthampton. Easthampton (1-1) added two runs in the sixth as it won its first game of the season. Max Weir (two …

Wednesday’s local baseball: Northampton Post 28 picks up first win with walk-off over West Springfield

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mickey Thompson’s seventh-inning single gave Northampton Post 28 a 4-3 walk-off victory over West Springfield Post 207 at Arcanum Field on Wednesday. Ian Ostberg hit a one-out double to start Northampton’s rally in the seventh. Back-to-back walks loaded the bases for Thompson and he singled to right field, …

Tuesday’s Mickey Mantle baseball: Amherst rolls past South Hadley

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Amherst Mickey Mantle baseball team collected 13 hits en route to a 15-4 six-inning win over host South Hadley on Tuesday. Jack Rees (three runs) went 4 for 4 with four RBIs, while Seth Bella-Hunter (RBI) was 2 for 4 with three runs scored. Owen McPhee had …

Area police news

Monday, June 15, 2015

Amherst ∎ A 29-year-old Amherst woman is being summoned to court on charges of malicious destruction of property over $250 following an argument at Alpine Commons, 133 Belchertown Road, at 12:33 p.m. Sunday, police said. During the argument, a window at the apartment was smashed and a phone …

Mount Greylock mows down Hampshire Regional in WMass Division 3 baseball final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — The big inning. Seventh-seeded Hampshire Regional couldn’t produce one — or prevent No. 1 Mount Greylock of Williamstown from having one. Jesse Dilego delivered a two-run single to key a six-run third inning Saturday that carried …

Hampshire Regional tops Wahconah in Western Massachusetts Division 2 Softball Final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — At the end of Saturday’s Western Massachusetts Division 2 softball final, Hampshire Regional second baseman Chelsea Moussette carefully climbed onto shortstop Savannah Waters’ shoulders. She didn’t need help walking — she was clutching the championship trophy …

AREA SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

Friday, June 12, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Mozzarella sticks, golden baked potato wedges, carrot sticks, spinach and tomato salad, fresh orange, strawberry cup TUESDAY: Pasta with chicken meatballs and sauce, green beans, garden salad, apple, pineapple cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Hamburger, cheeseburger, hot dog, veggie dippers, garden salad, pasta salad, mandarin oranges, watermelon …

Friends and Neighbors

Friday, June 12, 2015

Belchertown Jacob Maheu was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sam R. Della Torre graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training …

Bird Sightings

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. A common gallinule and a white-eyed vireo were reported in Belchertown. An Acadian flycatcher and three cerulean warblers were found on Mount Holyoke. Cerulean …

Valley Views: Immature Bald Eagle

Friday, June 12, 2015