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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 …

Hampshire Regional tops Wahconah in Western Massachusetts Division 2 Softball Final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — At the end of Saturday’s Western Massachusetts Division 2 softball final, Hampshire Regional second baseman Chelsea Moussette carefully climbed onto shortstop Savannah Waters’ shoulders. She didn’t need help walking — she was clutching the championship trophy …

AREA SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

Friday, June 12, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Mozzarella sticks, golden baked potato wedges, carrot sticks, spinach and tomato salad, fresh orange, strawberry cup TUESDAY: Pasta with chicken meatballs and sauce, green beans, garden salad, apple, pineapple cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Hamburger, cheeseburger, hot dog, veggie dippers, garden salad, pasta salad, mandarin oranges, watermelon …

Friends and Neighbors

Friday, June 12, 2015

Belchertown Jacob Maheu was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sam R. Della Torre graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training …

‘Hats Off to Progeria’ campaign at Frontier Regional School raises money for foundation

Friday, June 12, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — In most high schools, wearing hats during the school day is taboo. But Thursday was an exception at Frontier Regional School. With the blessing of the school’s administration, students showed up wearing all sorts of …

Division 2 Softball: Defending champ Hampshire tops Frontier, 4-1, in semifinals

Thursday, June 11, 2015

AMHERST — Hampshire Regional junior Chelsea Moussette is no stranger to the Western Massachusetts Division 2 Softball Tournament stage. The four-year starter at second base made a late defensive play and had the eventual game-winning RBI as the …

Kat Miner, Frontier Regional take top honors at WMass Heptathlon

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Kat Miner led the Frontier Regional girls track & field team to first place with 3,472 of the team’s 9,347 points over the two-day Western Massachusetts Heptathlon championship at Northampton High School on Wednesday. In Day 2 action, Miner won the long jump in 15 feet, 83/4 inches …

Deerfield Finance Committee recommends cutting budget for South County EMS

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

DEERFIELD — South County EMS, the regional ambulance serving Deerfield, Sunderland and Whately, marks its one-year anniversary at the end of the month, and to date it has spent only 55 percent of the $1,079,139 allocated to it by the three towns. Its Board of Oversight has proposed …

Larceny charge dropped against Northampton School Committee member Blue DuVal; prosecutor says dog was willingly given, not stolen

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The Northwestern district attorney’s office dropped a larceny charge against School Committee member Blue DuVal on Tuesday, stating in court documents that while DuVal was accused of stealing a dog, she had actually been given the dog by its previous owner. Rachel May Arial, 23, of …

Frontier junior Kat Miner takes lead at WMass Heptathlon Championships

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Frontier Regional junior Kat Miner will take her high jump skills to the New England championship meet this weekend. In the meantime, Miner is in the lead at the Western Massachusetts Heptathlon Championships, held at Northampton High School. Miner had 2,400 points after four events Tuesday. The remaining …

Monday’s WMass baseball: Hopkins Academy shuts down Lenox in quarterfinals

Monday, June 8, 2015

Jon Morrison held Lenox in check and John Jacques closed the door on the Millionaires as the Hopkins Academy baseball team advanced to the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament semifinal round following a 2-1 win in Hadley Monday. …