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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 …

Volunteer opportunities

Friday, December 12, 2014

northampton first night — Volunteers needed to help out with Northampton First Night — celebrate and participate at the same time. Log on to www.firstnightnorthampton.org and click on the “volunteer” tab. Or call 584-7327 Smith College Botanic Garden — Volunteers needed to provide tours for K-12 classes; staff …

Mohawk Fine Papers pursues tax deal for new envelope manufacturing plant in South Hadley

Thursday, December 11, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. is moving ahead with a plan to bring an envelope manufacturing plant to 28 Gaylord St. in the South Hadley Falls neighborhood rather than a site in Chicopee it had also considered. Both communities offered the company a deal under which …

Longtime South Hadley Electric Light commissioner Cheryl Nickl resigns, headquarters move now in question

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — The sudden resignation this week of Cheryl Nickl, a long-time commissioner of the South Hadley Electric Light Department, could potentially shift power on a board that voted 2-1 in October to move ahead with a controversial $10 million plan to build its new headquarters on …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, December 5, 2014

Amherst Isaac BenEzra is being honored by Amherst Media Thursday for his lifetime achievements in community activism. A celebration, open to the public, will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Town Room in Amherst Town Hall. BenEzra, 88, …

Area briefs

Friday, December 5, 2014

South Hadley CANDIDATES WANTED: Nomination papers for the town election April 7 will be available starting Monday. The following offices will appear on the ballot: moderator, one year; Select Board, two seats for three-year terms; School Committee, two seats for three-year terms; Board of Assessors, one seat for …

Area charter schools accept applications for enrollment

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Area charter schools are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Public Charter School in South Hadley, Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School in Easthampton, Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in Hadley and Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School in Holyoke are …

Mount Holyoke President Lynn Pasquerella to announce plan for more women in sciences at second college summit in Washington

Thursday, December 4, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella will announce a plan to get more women into the sciences when she joins President Obama and more than 400 fellow college leaders at the second College Opportunity Day …

Wednesday’s colleges: UMass falls to Harvard in women’s basketball

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Kim Pierre-Louis had 19 points and nine rebounds but the UMass women’s basketball team fell 75-62 to Harvard, Wednesday at the Mullins Center. Rashida Timbilla and Maggie Mulligan each had 10 points in the loss. Albertus Magnus 75, Mount Holyoke 65 — Amber Legare (14 rebounds) and Yvonne …

Area business briefs

Monday, December 1, 2014

New Northampton marketing agency NORTHAMPTON — Colacino Communications is a new communications agency which offers business and marketing plans; social media and public relations strategies; brochure, website, and business writing; and award and grant applications. Owner Rachael Colacino …

Chicopee Comp zips past South Hadley, 31-6

Saturday, November 29, 2014

CHICOPEE — The South Hadley and Chicopee Comp football teams each had a chance to earn a share of the Suburban League title with a victory in their belated Thanksgiving Day rivalry Saturday. Behind the arm and legs of quarterback Michael Whitsett, it was the Colts who took …