Daily Hampshire Gazette - Established 1786
Sunny
24°
Sunny
Hi 24° | Lo -3°

South Hadley

Friends and Neighbors

Friday, February 27, 2015

To submit an item to Friends and Neighbors email newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Michal Goderez was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Emerson College, Boston. Goderez is majoring in directing narrative fiction. Florence Julia Alpern was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications in Ithaca, …

Veterans Voice

Friday, February 27, 2015

Announcements MEETING: DAV Chapter 92 will hold its next meeting March 12 at 7 p.m. at the VFW Post 8006 in Florence. Nominations for officers will take be held. All disabled veterans who would like to join are welcomed. FUND RAISER: The annual DAV Chapter 92 Forget-Me-Not Fundraiser will take place May 1 and May 2 in the Hadley area, and May 8 …

Area volunteer opportunities

Friday, February 27, 2015

Historic Deerfield — Historic Deerfield will soon be interviewing candidates for the guiding proghram. Looking for people who enjoy working with the public, learning about history, art and museums, and have a flexible schedule. Contact Lill Miskinis, 775-7132. Franklin County Home Care Corporation — Volunteer open house Wednesday, 3 p.m. at FCHCC, 330 Montague City Road, Turners Falls. FCHCC volunteers use their skills …

Northampton places fifth at state Division 2 girls swimming & diving championship

Saturday, February 14, 2015

CAMBRIDGE — The legacy the seniors on the Northampton girls swimming & diving team will leave behind is one they can be proud of and something they will remember for the rest of their lives. A second place (2013), a third place (2014) and Saturday’s fifth place in …

Attorney general’s office again reprimands South Electric Light Department for Open Meeting Law violation

Saturday, February 14, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — The state attorney general’s office for the second time in five months has reprimanded the South Hadley Electric Light Department (SHELD) for violating the state’s Open Meeting Law, and ordered its commissioners to release the minutes from a meeting held in executive session last June. …

Friday’s high school boys basketball: Granby, Smith Academy qualify for postseason

Saturday, February 14, 2015

A pair of boys basketball teams punched their ticket to the postseason Friday night with home victories. Smith Academy beat Frontier and Granby topped Palmer to earn their 10th wins. Smith Academy 56, Frontier Regional 42 — David Longstreeth poured in a game-high 21 points and grabbed 10 …

Friday’s high school girls basketball: Northampton upends West Springfield, moves into first in Valley League

Friday, February 13, 2015

Trailing by six in the fourth quarter, the Northampton girls basketball team rallied to move into first place in the Valley League with a 45-42 home win over West Springfield Friday night. Charlotte Maurer led the Blue Devils (14-4, 5-2 Valley League) with 12 points and 11 rebounds. …

Friday’s high school hockey: Amherst ices Easthampton in 6-0 win

Friday, February 13, 2015

Jake Balderston and Jordan Tetreault each scored twice and Ben Thompson notched a 22-save shutout as the Amherst Regional hockey team defeated Easthampton 6-0 Friday night at Orr Rink. Jack Rees and Nathan Masteralexis each had a goal …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, February 13, 2015

Amherst Janet Fink, professor in the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management, received the 2015 Earle F. Zeigler Lecture Award from the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM). The Zeigler Award is presented each year to …

South Hadley increases age to buy tobacco; advocates say others will follow suit

Friday, February 13, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — South Hadley will become the fourth community in Franklin and Hampshire counties to raise the tobacco-buying age from 18 to 21 after adopting a measure that goes into effect April 1. It’s a trend that …

Unbeaten Granby holds off South Hadley, extends home win streak to 24 games

Thursday, February 12, 2015

GRANBY — It was a senior night to remember Thursday as Granby barely held on, 66-65, against rival South Hadley. With resilience and outstanding 25- and 23-point contributions from Meghan and Kate Sullivan, respectively, the Rams (17-0, 6-0 …

Thursday’s high schools: Easthampton snaps 12-game slide with win over Frontier Regional

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Courtney Urban scored 19 points to power the Easthampton girls basketball team to a 30-28 win over Frontier Regional, snapping a 12-game skid. The Eagles (4-13, 1-6 Franklin North) led 21-16 at halftime and withstood a Red Hawk rally on senior night. Urban and Katie Parzych each had …

Brian Abair placed on probation, ordered to pay South Hadley family $2,000 he kept in fundraising scheme

Thursday, February 12, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A former South Hadley man was placed on probation for two years and ordered to pay the $2,000 he embezzled while claiming to raise money for a family whose son had died. Brian Abair, 31, now of Macedonia, Ohio, pleaded guilty Jan. 12 to a charge …