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Constantine Kamansky Jr. of Leverett denies fourth offense of drunken driving

Thursday, January 29, 2015

SUNDERLAND — A 76-year-old Leverett man has denied a fourth offense of drunken driving after his pickup truck got stuck in a snowbank. Constantine Kamansky Jr., of 6 Bull Hill Road, pleaded innocent Wednesday in Greenfield District Court to a charge of operating while under the influence of liquor (fourth offense). Sunderland Police arrested Kamansky on Jan. 21 after receiving a report of a pickup stuck in a snowbank. Chief …

Wednesday’s high schools: Alex Bachand nets 100th point for Belchertown hockey team

Thursday, January 29, 2015

For Alex Bachand and the Belchertown hockey team, Wednesday afternoon’s game against South Hadley was about the numbers on the scoreboard rather than those on the score sheet. But once they secured a 7-5 victory at Fitzpatrick Rink in Holyoke, the Orioles celebrated a milestone for its senior forward and leading scorer. Bachand scored twice with an assist to surpass 100 points in …

Wednesday’s high school swimming: Records fall as Longmeadow sweeps Northampton

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Two JFK Middle School pool records were taken down as the Northampton swim teams fell to Longmeadow on Wednesday. On the girls side, the Lancers won 95-90 as they lowered the 400 free relay pool record to 3:42.72 to close the meet. Kerry Fleming pick up two individual wins for the Blue Devils (8-1, 5-1 Minuteman) in the 100 and 200 frees. On …

Tuesday’s girls basketball: Easthampton honors late coach Jay Fortier with pregame ceremony

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Eashampton girls basketball team will keep a seat open on its bench for the rest of the season. Before the Eagles tipped off against Monson, the Eagles honored their late coach Jay Fortier with a pregame ceremony. …

Tuesday’s high school swimming: Easthampton sweeps Holyoke Catholic

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Easthampton girls swim team remained perfect in league action by beating Holyoke Catholic 94-68 Tuesday night at Williston Northampton. Sabrina Foster won both the 50 free and the 100 free for the Eagles (3-5, 3-0 Patriot). Kristyn …

Tuesday’s high school alpine skiing: Gateway Regional’s Austin Herman wins season’s first race

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The five-day delay in the start of the alpine skiing season apparently didn’t bother Austin Herman. The Gateway Regional senior earned the overall individual victory in the boys slalom Tuesday afternoon at Berkshire East in Charlemont. Herman posted a time of 32.54 seconds for the Gators, who finished …

New England Health Center in Sunderland expects to reopen soon after 42 residents relocated by burst pipe

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

SUNDERLAND — A total of 42 residents from a nursing home in Sunderland who were displaced after a pipe burst Saturday are still staying at Baystate Franklin Medical Center and four facilities in the Boston area, according to a spokesman for the corporate parent of New England Health …

Frontier Regional boys basketball’s defense clicks in win over Smith Academy, 48-29

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Frontier Regional boys basketball coach Ben Barshefsky had been “somewhat unsatisfied” with his team’s defense going into Monday night’s game. But the Red Hawks’ performance against rival Smith Academy made for a promising outlook about …

Residents of nursing home in Sunderland remain displaced by water damage

Monday, January 12, 2015

SUNDERLAND — More than 40 residents of a local nursing home remain displaced as it continues to clean up weekend water damage. A sprinkler pipe burst Saturday afternoon at New England Health Center, causing part of a ceiling to collapse and leading to the evacuation of the nursing …

Weekend high schools: Amherst boys nordic team finishes third at Prospect Mountain

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Amherst Regional returned to the trails Saturday for its second Berkshire Nordic Ski League meet of the season. The boys finished third, while the girls were fourth at Prospect Mountain in Woodford, Vermont. Willy Wright finished ninth overall in 27 minutes, 24 seconds to pace the boys squad, …

Weekend wrestling: Hampshire Regional junior Brandon Weyant records 100th career win

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hampshire Regional junior Brandon Weyant recorded his 100th career win Saturday at the Eagle Super Quads at Franklin Tech in Turners Falls. Weyant pinned Pat McGranaghan in 1:26 at 160 pounds to hit the milestone and pace the Raiders to a 49-24 win over Frontier Regional. Weyant defeated …

40 evacuated from New England Health Center nursing home in Sunderland after sprinkler pipe break

Saturday, January 10, 2015

SUNDERLAND — More than 40 residents were evacuated from the New England Health Center nursing home after a water main broke Saturday, according to Sunderland Assistant Fire Chief Steve Benjamin. He said the 61 Old Amherst Road facility was flooded around 2:30 p.m. when a sprinkler line in …

Friday’s high school swimming: Belchertown boys stay perfect with win over Northampton

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Belchertown boys swim team snuck past Northampton, 87-76, to remained undefeated on the season. Ben LaClair and Matt Quinney each won two individual events and were apart of two winning relays for the 6-0 Orioles. LaClair won the 200 free and 50 free, and helped lead the …