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Wednesday’s high school recaps: Northampton softball bats come alive in win over Longmeadow

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After scoring 10 runs over the first three games of the season, the Northampton softball team nearly doubled that output Wednesday afternoon in an 18-11 victory at Longmeadow. Emilie Baldwin led the Blue Devils (1-3, 1-0 Valley Wheel) with four hits, four runs scored and five RBIs. Rachel Sheehan added three hits, three runs and four RBIs. Maya Kerstetter (triple, … 0

Wednesday’s high school tennis: Doubles powers Amherst Regional past Belchertown

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The doubles duos for the Amherst Regional boys tennis team carried the Hurricanes to a 3-2 home victory over Belchertown Wednesday afternoon. Danny St. John and Dan Siegelman won at No. 1 doubles by a score of 6-2, 6-2, while the No. 2 team of Humza Awaisi and Calvin Lin earned a 6-2, 6-4 decision for the ’Canes (3-3). Amherst’s Andy Zyskowski won … 0

Sunderland School Committee reduces budget request by $52,980

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SUNDERLAND — The Sunderland Elementary School Committee is reducing its budget request by $52,980 to help close the town’s budget gap. The committee voted Tuesday to adjust its budget down to $2,104,000. With the changes, the committee is asking to spend $18,268, or less than 1 percent, more than the current year. Savings were found through a grant supporting the cost of special … 0

Sunderland seeks to restore softball field which would be named for Timothy Merritt, principal who died

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SUNDERLAND — With its overgrown brush and uneven field, the Sunderland Elementary School ball field has traditionally been avoided by softball teams, who opt for the baseball field or other towns’ fields. That could change this spring. The Sunderland Recreation Committee is asking for $20,458 from Community Preservation … 0

Zachary Smith new director of South County Emergency Medical Service

Friday, March 21, 2014

SUNDERLAND — On Wednesday, Zachary Smith will walk through the doors of the South Deerfield fire station for work like he has done every day for 14 years. This time he won’t be a paramedic for the town of Deerfield, but the new director of the South County … 0

B2B ID: Karen Michaels, Soaring Spirits Grounded Bodies

Sunday, March 23, 2014

BUSINESS NAME: Soaring Spirits Grounded Bodies of Sunderland WEBSITE: soaringspiritsgroundedbodies.massageplanet.com BLOG: soaringspiritsgroundedbodies.wordpress.com WHEN THE BUSINESS STARTED: I’ve had my current emphasis on movement education and functional movement repatterning, combined with a technique I use called Zero Balancing, since … 0

Ethiopians take top honors at 39th St. Patrick’s Road Race

Saturday, March 22, 2014

HOLYOKE — By the first mile marker, the throng of more than 7,000 runners at the 39th St. Patrick’s Road Race was separated by an elite group of eight runners. Those eight tried to keep pace with one another throughout the 10-kilometer course. As the pack neared the … 0

Zachary Smith new director of South County Emergency Medical Service

Friday, March 21, 2014

SUNDERLAND — On Wednesday, Zachary Smith will walk through the doors of the South Deerfield fire station for work like he has done every day for 14 years. This time he won’t be a paramedic for the town of Deerfield, but the new director of the South County … 0

Massachusetts Library System has offer for building in Whately

Thursday, March 20, 2014

WHATELY — The South County Emergency Medical Service again has lost a chance to acquire the regional library building in the industrial park. The Massachusetts Library System Executive Board has opted to sell its Whately building to a private business rather than have the new regional ambulance service … 0

No contests in Sunderland town election

Thursday, March 20, 2014

SUNDERLAND — There are no contests for any of the 14 seats available in this year’s town election. No one took out nomination papers this year, and the caucus nominees will be on the ballot for the May 3 election. Nominees are incumbents Thomas Fydenkevez, Select Board; Mary … 0

Zachary Smith of South Deerfield still interested in directing South County Emergency Medical Service

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The second finalist for the South County Emergency Medical Service director position says he is still interested in the job after the first candidate turned down the job. “Yes, I’m absolutely still interested in the job,” said Zachary Smith of South Deerfield. “Even with this … 0

William Travis of Leyden turns down job of directing South County Emergency Medical Service

Monday, March 17, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The person selected as the first director of the South County Emergency Medical Service has turned down the job. After agreeing to a $63,000 salary, William Travis of Leyden turned down the position he was offered by the Board of Oversight to lead the new … 0

Frontier Regional approves $9.7 million budget, up by nearly 3 percent

Saturday, March 15, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A proposed $9.7 million school budget for next year is going to finance committees in southern Franklin County. The Frontier Regional School Committee last week adopted a final budget of $9,747,730, which proposes $282,037 more in spending for next academic year. The budget is a … 0