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Bicyclists cross the Green River Covered Bridge in Greenfield on Thursday. Enthusiasts want to increase promotion of the Valley as a destination for cyclists.

Increased promotion sought to bring more cyclists to Valley

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Franklin County’s back roads are on a roll. In Sunderland, Montague and Whately, in Shelburne, Conway and Deerfield, chances are you may be seeing more bicyclists on byways, in groups or in ones or twos, wending their way along some of the back roads that attract cyclists not only from around the county, but from other parts of New England, …

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). …

Gazette Girls Track & Field Player of the Year: Frontier Regional junior Katherine Miner

Friday, July 3, 2015

Player of the Year Katherine Miner, junior, Frontier Season highlights: When the postseason came around, no one performed quite like Miner. She clearned 5-feet, 73/4 inches in the high jump to place seventh in the championship division at New Balance Nationals. Jumped a school record 5-9 to win the All-State championship and New …

Area volunteer opportunities

Saturday, June 20, 2015

hilltown families Volunteer Day — In partnership with Hilltown Families, the Food Bank of Western Mass. invites familes to attend a volunteer “Farming with Friends” session June 27, 10 a.m.-noon at Mountain View Farm, 393 East St, Easthampton. All ages welcome. Stay for all or part. To register …

Area school lunch menus

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: All natural chicken nuggets, oven baked fries, veggie dippers, applesauce, banana Belchertown MONDAY: Half day, no lunch Easthampton MONDAY: HS: Exam lunch assorted sandwiches and wraps; WBMS: Chicken tenders, brown rice, mixed vegetables, veggie burgers are available upon request, chicken ranch wrap, garden salad with chicken, …

South Hadley’s Tara Bainbridge places 13th in javelin at national championships

Friday, June 19, 2015

Tara Bainbridge had a solid finish to her high school throwing career. The South Hadley senior placed 13th in the emerging elite field with a throw of 108 feet, 5 inches in the javelin at New Balance Nationals, Friday in Greensboro, North Carolina. Ludlow’s Alyssa Guyon was fourth …

North Star learning center completes move from Hadley to Sunderland

Friday, June 19, 2015

SUNDERLAND — North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens has moved to Sunderland after 13 years in Hadley following that town’s choice not to renew North Star’s lease at the Russell Street School building at the corner of Route 9 and Middle Street. “Hadley has been wonderful for us,” …

Deerfield votes to maintain same budget for South County EMS

Friday, June 19, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield will maintain the same level of funding next year for South County’s new regional ambulance service, despite initial protests and a request by the Finance Committee that it be cut. Voters approved a $1.1 …

Suspect sought after cash taken in robbery at Greenfield Cooperative Bank branch in Sunderland

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Police surrounded the Greenfield Cooperative Bank branch on Route 116 Wednesday afternoon and watched the main roads after it was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money. Sunderland, Deerfield, Leverett and Montague police, State Police and …

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 …

New England Track & Field championships: Frontier’s Kat Miner wins another high jump title

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Kat Miner wasn’t sure what height she’d need to clear to win the New England high jump championship Saturday. She didn’t need to improve her personal and school record this time, but for the fourth consecutive meet Miner …

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 …