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Heading outdoors

Friday, September 4, 2015

 Pioneer Valley Women’s Running Club — Weekly runs for women of all ages and abilities Saturdays, 8 a.m., Forest Park, Springfield. pvwrc.org  Guided Exploration of the Fort River Nature Trail — Hitchcock Center sponsors a program with naturalist Reeve Gutsell, Sunday, 10 a.m. to noon, Silvio O. Conte National Fish Wildlife Refuge, 69 Moody Bridge Road, Hadley. Pre-registration required. Free. 256-6006, hitchcockcenter.org  Foliage and Wetland Ecology by Canoe — Monday, …

Deerfield eyes unnamed building for regional ambulance service, surprising Whately officials

Friday, October 9, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A second possible home for the three-town South County ambulance service has emerged — much to the surprise of Whately officials. The Deerfield Select Board met Wednesday night in executive session with members of the South County EMS Board of Oversight to discuss a second option for the ambulance base. Town Administrator Kayce Warren said a closed-door meeting was necessary …

What to Watch for: Week 5 high school football previews

Friday, October 9, 2015

Northampton at South Hadley Friday, 7 Both teams are coming off blowout wins last week and are fighting for position in the Suburban League. Joe Allard leads the Tigers (2-2, 1-1 Suburban) with seven passing touchdowns, while Nik Smith, Elijah Davis and Syrus Carey scored multiple rushing touchdowns last week for the Blue …

Friday’s high school boys soccer: Harry George nets winner as Hampshire nips Frontier, 1-0

Friday, September 25, 2015

Harry George scored the game-winning goal with an assist by Anthony Nardi as the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team beat Frontier Regional, 1-0, in Westhampton on Friday. The Raiders (3-2-1) defense played well as Nick O’Hare earned the clean sheet with four saves. Dylan Husted finished with eight …

Local school lunch menus

Friday, September 25, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Chicken nuggets, fries, romaine salad with tomato, veggie dippers, applesauce, banana TUESDAY: Chicken fajita, brown rice, romaine salad with tomato, carrot sticks, black beans, peach cup, orange WEDNESDAY: Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, pears, Empire apple, romaine salad with tomato, carrot sticks THURSDAY: Pancakes with turkey …

What to watch for: Week 3 high school football previews

Thursday, September 24, 2015

South Hadley at Chicopee Comp Friday, 7 The Tigers (1-1, 0-0 Suburban) are coming off a big win over three-time sectional champion Wahconah. After falling to rival Holyoke in Week 1, the Tigers get rival No. 2 in …

Thursday’s high school girls soccer: Gateway Regional edges Easthampton

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Samantha Belardo scored the eventual game-winning goal in the opening seconds of the second half to lift the unbeaten Gateway Regional girls soccer team to a 2-1 home win over Easthampton Thursday evening. Nina Iglesias converted an assist from Jessica Van Heynigen to tie the game for the …

Thursday’s high school golf/gymnastics: Amherst sinks Northampton in ‘Battle of the Bridge’ links version

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Two days before Amherst Regional and Northampton will play in three sports, the Hurricanes golf team claimed the “Battle of the Bridge” on the course with a 195-199 win Thursday at Hickory Ridge. Liam Kelly shot a match-best …

Thursday’s high school volleyball/field hockey: Frontier aces Medfield

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Emily Woodward had 26 of the Frontier Regional girls volleyball team’s 27 assists as the Red Hawks swept Medfield, 3-0, in South Deerfield on Thursday. Frontier (7-1) won 25-16, 25-13, 25-22. The Red Hawks collected 20 aces. Remi Quesnelle had nine kills, nine aces and 12 digs, while …

Berkshire Gas files with DPU for 13 percent rate decrease for winter

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Last winter’s record cold saw gas heating bills of many area residents soar, but Berkshire Gas has asked the state for a 13 percent rate decrease for the coming winter from last year’s prices. If approved by the Department of Public Utilities, the new rate is expected to …

Wednesday’s high school cross country/golf: Course records fall at Granby

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A pair of course records fell at Dufresne Park in Granby Wednesday. Palmer’s Henry Domnarski broke an eight-year-old mark by two seconds in winning the boys 3.1-mile race in 18 minutes, 13 seconds. Granby went 3-1 in the meet, beating Palmer, McCann Tech and Hopkins Academy. The Rams …

Wednesday’s high schools: Smith Vocational girls soccer nets win over Commerce

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A.J. Mitchell scored five goals as the Smith Vocational girls soccer team beat Commerce, 10-0, Wednesday in Springfield. Tasha Ding added two tallies, while Maddison Atkinson, Shannon Ryan and Gabby Petlock each had one for the Vikings (4-1-1, …

Tuesday’s high school boys cross country: Frontier Regional stays unbeaten

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Frontier Regional boys cross country team placed its five scoring runners in the first 11 and remained unbeaten with three victories at a quad meet at Mahar Regional in Orange Tuesday. Alex Smart (second, 17 minutes) was the top finisher for the Red Hawks (5-0, 4-0 Pioneer …