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LORRAINE CLAPP-O'KEEFE
From left, volunteers Patty Greene, Shirley Raymond, Lynne Sallee and Marion Miller arrange food for the 2013 Holiday Fair at the Westhampton Congregational United Church of Christ.

Tradition continues with annual Holiday Fair at Westhampton Congregational United Church of Christ

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — For many residents, the annual Holiday Fair at the Westhampton Congregational United Church of Christ is a tradition just like putting up lights and cutting a tree. “It’s been going on for generations,” said Lorraine Clapp-O’Keefe, co-chairwoman of this year’s fair. “It’s been happening for as long as I can remember.” The fair, featuring food and other items …

Electrical fire in attic causes damage estimated at $10,000 to Westhampton home

Monday, November 17, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — An electrical fire that swept through the attic of a Southampton Road home Monday morning caused $10,000 in damage. No one was injured in the fire, which was started by a short-circuit in a ceiling fan in the attic, said Westhampton Fire Chief Christopher Norris. Norris said homeowner Todd Cellura called 911 at 8:25 a.m. when he heard smoke detectors going …

Area court news

Monday, November 17, 2014

Easthampton ■ John L. Ladue Jr., 29, of West Springfield, pleaded not guilty in Northampton District Court Monday to three counts of violating an abuse prevention order and one count of assault and battery on a family or household member. According to court records, Ladue was arrested at 6:23 a.m. Saturday in the Rite Aid parking lot in Southampton for allegedly assaulting his …

Distinguished Young Women of Greater Easthampton competition moves to high school for 49th year

Thursday, November 6, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — After more than 25 years in Northampton, the Distinguished Young Women of Greater Easthampton competition is moving back to its roots in Easthampton. On Sunday, 16 girls from Hampshire Regional and Easthampton High School will sing, …

Area briefs

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Amherst JOLLY JAUNT: Special Olympics Massachusetts and the Amherst Brewing Co. are teaming up to host the 12th annual Jolly Jaunt 5K road race and walk presented by the New Balance Foundation on Dec. 6 at the brewpup, 10 University Drive. Registration will open at 9 a.m., and …

Monday’s high schools: Smith Academy cruises into quarterfinals, shuts out Franklin Tech

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Smith Academy girls soccer team made a slight halftime adjustment and it powered the Falcons into the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament quarterfinal round. No. 7 Smith Academy exploded for four goals in 14 minutes early in the second half to beat No. 10 Franklin Tech, 5-0, …

Playoff matchups announced for high school football

Sunday, November 2, 2014

A trio of local football teams officially learned their postseason matchups on Sunday. Unlike Easthampton and Frontier Regional in Division 5, South Hadley avoided a trip to the Berkshires but must reverse its worst loss of the season. The Tigers (5-3) edged out Chicopee Comp for the No. …

Northampton girls dominate top 10 en route to PVIAC championship

Saturday, November 1, 2014

WESTFIELD — No one was going to catch Agawam’s Megan Dustin and no one knew that better than Northampton’s Mariel Lutz. Dustin left the rest of the field in her dust, but Lutz had another goal in mind. …

Aidan Gilson, Northampton boys take cross country titles at PVIAC championship

Saturday, November 1, 2014

WESTFIELD — With the finish line in sight, three cross country runners all had their eyes on the prize. Northampton’s Aidan Gilson trailed Connor Evans of Amherst and teammate Liam Sullivan when he heard a familiar voice calling …

Hilltown CROP Hunger Walk involves more than 100 people who raise $11,831

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Residents of several communities were out in force last Sunday for the 27th annual Hilltown CROP Hunger Walk, raising a total of $11,831. Participants included walkers from Ashfield, Haydenville, Huntington, Plainfield, Williamsburg and Worthington, as well as others from Easthampton, Southampton, and Westhampton. Organizer Jean York of the …

WMass boys soccer: Amherst Regional earns top seed in Division 1

Friday, October 31, 2014

GRANBY — The Amherst Regional boys soccer team is going into the postseason tournament undefeated. That feat also got them the top seed in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Tournament as seeds were announced Friday afternoon. With an …

WMass girls soccer: Navigating Division 3 field will be tough for Hampshire, Easthampton and defending champs Granby

Friday, October 31, 2014

In a banner season for local girls soccer, 12 of 13 high school programs qualified for postseason play and had their seeds announced Friday. And while those 12 are spread among three divisions, the best chance for a …

Volunteers needed

Friday, October 31, 2014

habitat for humanity — Construction and office workers needed. Building Habitat homes now in Northampton and Easthampton. Skilled construction volunteers especially needed at our Women Build house in Easthampton. One-hour orientation the first Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., and the third Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m., …