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One of the most excited competitors, Tessa Berard, 16, a student at the Michael E. Smith Middle School in South Hadley, receives her medal at the close of the Special Olympics. They were held  Thursday at the Michael E. Smith Middle School in South Hadley.

Olympic rings: Special athletes go for the gold in South Hadley

Thursday, February 27, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — Though there were no snowflakes or re-enactments of Russian history, emotions ran high at the Winter Special Olympics Thursday in the Michael E. Smith Middle School. For the third year, the South Hadley Student Services Department sponsored the event for student athletes across the Valley with physical and intellectual disabilities. Approximately 75 students in grades 3 through … 0

Bird Sightings

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. With the first hint of ice, reports of water birds dropped off this week, except for large flocks of ring-necked ducks, common goldeneyes, hooded mergansers and common mergansers. Common loon and horned grebes also continued to be found on … 0

Bird Sightings

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. The breeding season has slowed considerably, but second nesting for many species is still in full swing. Some uncommon species reported this week included wood duck, great blue heron, green heron, osprey, bald eagle, red-shouldered hawk, broad-winged hawk, sharp-shinned … 0