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Weekend high school recaps: Amherst boys second, girls fourth at Bloomfield Track & Field Invitational

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Competing against some of the top teams in Connecticut, the Amherst Regional boys and girls track & field teams performed well at the Bloomfield Invitational Saturday. The Amherst boys scored 75 points and finished second behind host Bloomfield (88.5). There were 22 teams in the field. The Amherst girls had 48 points and placed fourth in a 20-team field. Bloomfield won with 98 and was followed by East Catholic (60) … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Regional Agreement Working Group: School Location Subcommittee, 5:30 p.m., Leverett Town Hall TUESDAY: The Jones Library, Inc. Buildings and Facilities Committee, 11 a.m., Library; Select Board, 6:30 p.m. Town Hall WEDNESDAY: Conservation Commission, 7 p.m., Town Hall Belchertown TUESDAY: School Committee, 6:30 p.m., Finance Committee, Select Board, both at 7 p.m., all at Chestnut Hill School; Planning Board, 7:30 p.m., Town … 0

South County Emergency Medical Service seeking nearly $750,000 for its first year

Saturday, April 19, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Southern Franklin County residents will be asked to approve $749,594 for the first full year of the South County Emergency Medical Service. The latest budget numbers for the regional paramedic service are $387,999 for Deerfield, $235,947 for Sunderland and $125,647 for Whately. The budget reflects the estimated full-year cost to run the regional round-the-clock paramedic service. In October, residents approved … 0

Thursday’s high school recaps: Hopkins senior Andrew Omer no-hits Belchertown in season opener

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Andrew Omer made pitching to live batters seem overrated on Thursday. Without ever throwing batting practice during the preseason, the Hopkins Academy senior pitched a no-hitter as the Golden Hawks beat Belchertown 4-0 in Hadley. Omer, who had one outdoor bullpen session prior to the game, struck out … 0

High Schools: Amherst girls tennis too much for Agawam in opener

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The McCann sisters began the season as expected for the Amherst Regional girls tennis team, but the Hurricanes’ third singles player was nearly as impressive in a 4-1 win at Agawam Thursday. Nicole (No. 1) and Allison (No. … 0

South Hadley boys lacrosse wins season-opener on the road

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tom Crotty scored five goals and assisted twice as the South Hadley boys lacrosse team opened its season with a 13-8 road victory over Agawam. It was the first game back for Matt Benoit, who coached the Tigers from 2008-2011. Sam Duda had four tallies for the Tigers … 0

Community Resources for People with Autism to honor Jon Veal with lifetime achievement award

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

SUNDERLAND — Jon Veal always works meticulously and thoroughly whether he is working at Valley Bookcases in South Deerfield or in the garden center at Home Depot in Hadley. The Sunderland native swims at the Greenfield YMCA and volunteers for Boy Scout Troop 11 in Northampton. While Veal, … 0

Tuesday’s high school recaps: Holyoke Catholic girls track gets jump on 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Lauren Muszynski won a pair of individual events as the Holyoke Catholic girls track & field team opened its season by defeating Commerce 70-61 Tuesday afternoon. The junior took first in the high jump at 4 feet, 4 inches, and won the 200-meter with a time of 31.6 … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Nomination and Membership Committee of the Franklin/Hampshire Regional Employment Board, 8:30 a.m., GCC; Policy Subcommittee of the Regional School Committee, 5 p.m., ARMS; Select Board, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Public Shade Tree Committee, 5 p.m., Town Common; Historical Commission, 6 p.m., Town Common, then Town … 0

Apartments still planned on Plumtree Road in Sunderland

Friday, March 28, 2014

SUNDERLAND — The owner of 67 acres on Plumtree Road said he hopes to start developing the land for apartments within 1½ years. Co-owner Gerard N. Aubrey of Holyoke said the land “will be developed at some point.” Aubrey, a certified public accountant, said he and co-owner Paul … 0

School Lunch Menus

Friday, March 28, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots, strawberry cup, apple TUESDAY: Mozzarella sticks, broccoli, carrot sticks, peach cup, apple WEDNESDAY: Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, cinnamon applesauce, carrot sticks, romaine salad with tomato, banana THURSDAY: Soft beef taco, spinach salad, corn, strawberry cup, black bean salad FRIDAY: Pizza … 0

Sunderland Town Meeting to vote on school playground improvements

Thursday, March 27, 2014

SUNDERLAND — For $95,578, Sunderland Elementary School students can have a safer and more modern playground. The Sunderland Elementary School Playground Committee has requested that amount in Community Preservation Act money to pay for the resurfacing and upgrade … 0

Concerns raised over decommissioning of Vermont Yankee nuclear plant

Thursday, March 27, 2014

SUNDERLAND — With the Vermont Public Service Board due to decide in a few days on terms of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant continuing to operate until year’s end, a nuclear expert expressed concern this week about an … 0