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YOSHITAKA HAMADA
Rudi Esteban sorts out potatoes at Szawlowski Potoato Farm in Hatfield Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

After six weeks without orders, area farms thrilled to be shipping produce again to Market Basket

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WHATELY — Gary Gemme, co-owner of Harvest Farm in Whately, said he got the call last week that he has been waiting on for six weeks. It was from a buyer for Market Basket, looking to order cabbage, kale and collard greens to fill the supermarket shelves that have been empty since mid-July due to a workers’ strike that ended … 0

Tuesday’s high schools: Tara Cole wins 100th as South Hadley field hockey upends Westfield

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hannah Menard scored a goal and assisted twice as the South Hadley field hockey team began the season at Westfield with a 4-2 win, the 100th in the coaching career of Tara Cole. Taylor Guertin (assist), Kate O’Neill and Julia Gagne each added a tally for South Hadley, while Brittany Cote made nine saves. “It’s obviously exciting to reach a milestone like 100 … 0

Whately Historical Society sponsors tour of town’s old ‘Main Street’

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

WHATELY — Did you know that the milk bottle in Whately center was once a dairy bar on Routes 5 and 10? Or that there was once a general store at the Whately Inn? The Whately Historical Society will host a guided tour up and down Chestnut Plain Road on Saturday, during which … 0

Whately Town Administrator Lynn Sibley takes new job in Shelburne

Thursday, August 14, 2014

WHATELY — Lynn Sibley is moving on after nine years as Whately town administrator. Sibley will take a new job as treasurer in Shelburne starting Friday. She said she will continue to work as town clerk in Whately. “I’m trying to simplify my life a little bit, and … 0

Regional ambulance service again considers library building in Whately as permanent headquarters

Monday, August 11, 2014

WHATELY — For the third time, the new regional ambulance service in southern Franklin County is exploring the possibility of purchasing the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System’s building in the Whately industrial park for its permanent base of operations. The South County EMS Board of Oversight met last … 0

Whately Zoning Board of Appeals approves special permit for Bayer MaterialScience expansion

Friday, August 8, 2014

WHATELY — Thermoplastics company Bayer MaterialScience has cleared a hurdle in its quest to expand its factory. The Whately Zoning Board of Appeals approved a special permit for the expansion and granted a variance for the building’s height Thursday night. Now, the company must receive approval of its … 0

Frontier beats Northampton, claims 12U Suburban League softball championship

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

HADLEY — Early runs led the Frontier 12-and-under softball team to the program’s first Suburban League championship with a 7-5 win over Northampton on Wednesday at Hopkins Academy. “This is the furthest Frontier has gone in 12U. Last … 0

Local briefs: youth programs, golf tournaments, road races

Friday, August 1, 2014

Youth programs available at Hamp Recreation Registrations are now being accepted for the Northampton Recreation Department’s field hockey program. This competitive program has a Senior team (seventh and eighth grade) and a Junior team (fifth and sixth). The program begins mid-August and runs until November. Games are mostly … 0

South Hadley pulls away from Deerfield late, wins Mickey Mantle championship

Thursday, July 31, 2014

DEERFIELD — In what was shaping up to be a pitcher’s duel through six innings, South Hadley’s offense eventually came around and put up five runs in the top of the seventh to seal its Mickey Mantle Pioneer … 0

Whately firm faces further review for expansion

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WHATELY — The Planning Board stopped short Tuesday night of approving local thermoplastic company Bayer MaterialScience’s site plan for a proposed expansion of its factory in the town’s industrial park. Instead, the board decided to continue the public hearing on Aug. 19, citing a lack of response to … 0

Large-scale solar project debuts at Fairview Farms in Whately

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WHATELY — Whately’s newest solar installation on Long Plain Road went live Thursday with a ceremony at Fairview Farms. The 8,129-panel ground-mounted array was installed by North Andover-based solar developer Nexamp and will produce 2.4 megawatts of electricity annually. According to a payment in lieu of taxes agreement … 0

Deerfield routs rivals, championship bound

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

DEERFIELD — In a Mickey Mantle semifinal showdown between rivals Deerfield and Frontier, Deerfield emphatically advanced to the championship with a 10-0 mercy-rule victory at Deerfield Academy’s Headmaster Field on Wednesday. Deerfield was led by a strong team … 0

Ruddock, Ames keep Post 81 alive

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SUDBURY — In a game of missed opportunities to score runs for Greenfield Post 81, Niko Ames came through when it counted. The Post 81 shortstop blasted a two-out, bases-clearing double with the bags full in the top … 0