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Area school lunch menus

Friday, November 27, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Teacher’s work day, no school TUESDAY: Baked potato bar, broccoli, spinach salad, pear, peach cup WEDNESDAY: Meatball hero, romaine salad, peach cup, Empire apple THURSDAY: Pancakes with turkey sausage, baked Tater Tots, veggie dippers, Bartlett pear, applesauce FRIDAY: Cheesy pepperoni pizza, carrot sticks, romaine salad with tomato, sliced peaches, orange Belchertown MONDAY: HS: Chicken ala king, brown rice or Tostitos corn chips, with chili, carrots, broccoli, applesauce; JB: …

Frontier’s senior class comes together to find unprecedented success in 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015

The white soccer ball caromed from Zach Ells’ head, bouncing off the goal line as keeper Dylan Husted could only turn and watch it dance in the netting. Douglas High School’s senior striker ended Frontier Regional’s boys soccer run with a diving flick inside the 6-yard box after flying through the 40-degree air. …

Seven families displaced from apartment house in Montague Center by fire early on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2015

MONTAGUE CENTER — A fire heavily damaged an apartment house before dawn Thursday on Dry Hill Road in Montague, displacing seven families before their Thanksgiving holiday could begin. No injuries were reported. The apartment house at 9 Dry Hill Road was badly damaged by 4:20 a.m. Route 63 at Dry Hill was closed …

Greatest postseason soccer run in Frontier history ends in state semifinals

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BOLTON — A diving header ended the greatest boys soccer season in Frontier Regional history. Douglas’ Zach Ells connected with a cross from Michael Tourony in midair 30 seconds into the second overtime of a Division 3 state …

Frontier field hockey drops another heartbreaking state semifinal to Auburn

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

GRAFTON — Late, heartbreaking goals follow the Frontier Regional field hockey team in the Division 2 state semifinals. Auburn’s Kileigh Hynes delivered a winner 8 minutes into overtime to give the Rockets their second consecutive 1-0 win over …

Frontier celebrated, now it prepares for Douglas in state Division 3 boys soccer semifinal

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Preparation for Wednesday’s Division 3 state semifinal didn’t start immediately after the Frontier Regional’s boys soccer team won the sectional title Saturday. The Red Hawks celebrated their historic victory that night and Sunday before returning to the practice pitch. “I told them to take Sunday, take another day …

Frontier meets familiar foe Case in state Division 3 girls volleyball semifinals

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Frontier Regional girls volleyball team’s drive for a fifth consecutive state Division 3 title was one point away from ending in the 2014 state semifinals. Now that they’ve reached that round yet again, the Red Hawks face a different opponent, but the lesson learned still motivates them. …

New Sunderland town administrator Sherry Patch brings experience in regional planning

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

SUNDERLAND — South County has become known for its regional efforts, many of which have seen a good measure of success. There was the Frontier Regional School in the 1950s and, more recently, the South County EMS regional …

State field hockey: Frontier will face familiar Auburn team

Monday, November 16, 2015

A familiar foe awaits the Frontier Regional field hockey team in the Division 2 state semifinals. The Western Massachusetts champion Red Hawks (18-2) will face Auburn (22-0) for a chance to play for a state title at 5 …

Health events: Area support groups, resources and more

Monday, November 16, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ MISCELLANEOUS DEBTORS ANONYMOUS — Area groups for those dealing with credit card debt, overspending or underearning. Meetings are Saturdays at 8 a.m. at the Holyoke Medical Center. For more information go to www.danewengland.org or call 617-728-1426. UNDEREARNERS ANONYMOUS …

Some Valley crops fall victim to water-mold blight Phytophthora

Monday, November 16, 2015

Even in the risky world of farming, a particularly nasty risk is Phytophthora, whose very name sounds scary. A water-mold blight that can kill entire crops of pumpkins, cucumbers or peppers, Phytophthora capsici is especially problematic because once …

WMass girls volleyball: Frontier’s championship train rolls on to title No. 11

Saturday, November 14, 2015

HOLYOKE — It may not have been a virtuoso performance by the program’s lofty standard, but it was another championship one nonetheless for the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team. The Red Hawks extended the dynasty into a second …

WMass girls cross country: Northampton reigns again; Sophia Jacobs-Townsley, Taylor Blow take top individual honors

Saturday, November 14, 2015

WESTFIELD — The bus taking the Northampton High School girls cross country team to Stanley Park was filled with laughter, singing and words of encouragement. Coach Ashley Krause told the Blue Devils to “run a race that will …