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Whately Public Library sponsors Handmade Holiday Fair

Saturday, November 29, 2014

WHATELY — Honey and beeswax candles, quilted home goods and hand-carved wooden toys will sit alongside books as the Whately Public Library holds its fifth annual Handmade Holiday Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7. The fair also will feature handcrafted items and used books for sale. Admission is free to the fair at 202 Chestnut Plain Road. Local vendors include Ewan Mikolajczuk, honey and beeswax candles; Briana …

Mohawk outlasts Frontier Regional in four overtimes, 46-44

Friday, November 28, 2014

BUCKLAND — It was an incredible ending to an incredible game. Mohawk Trail’s defense stopped Oliver Fox just shy of the goal line on a 2-point conversion attempt in the fourth overtime as the Warriors held on to defeat Frontier Regional, 46-44, Friday afternoon at Pollard Field. Both defenses were outstanding during regulation. …

From maple to nutmeg to currant, Tea Guys of Whately make a blend for every taste

Friday, November 28, 2014

During a visit to Piccadilly Circus in London, Oliver Rich of Hatfield came across an open-air market, where vendors were selling fresh lemons, spices and other foods. The crisp aromas swirled in the air, coalescing beneath the tea lover’s nose. Inspiration struck. He returned home and created his Lemon, Coriander and Juniper tea …

Veterans Voice

Friday, November 14, 2014

Following is a list of local veterans whose obituaries appeared in the Gazette between Oct. 30 and Nov. 13. The information given here about their service is what was provided in each obituary. John F. Murphy Jr., 87, Milton, formerly Northampton, d. Oct. 25; he enlisted in the …

Opioid Task Force asks local government leaders to focus attention on abuse

Friday, November 14, 2014

GREENFIELD — Small-town governments are another avenue through which the Opioid Task Force is looking to get traction on the heroin and painkiller problem. Opioid Task Force member John Merrigan and coordinator Marisa Hebble Thursday night presented data on the problem and information on efforts underway to members …

Whately votes money for public meetings on municipal space needs, possible Town Hall renovation

Thursday, November 13, 2014

WHATELY — The town will continue a discussion about how to resolve its municipal space needs after voters this week approved spending $10,000 for a professional community facilitator from Boston to hold a series of public meetings on issues surrounding a proposal to expand and renovate the Town …

Frontier rallies to beat Case 3-2, earns shot at fifth straight state volleyball title

Thursday, November 13, 2014

HUDSON — Nothing could stop Frontier Regional from its date with destiny. Not a strong Lynnfield team, nor a bout of inconsistent play that twice brought the Red Hawks to the brink of elimination. Frontier rallied to win …

Hearing for man accused of making threat against Frontier Regional continued to Dec. 1

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — A dangerousness hearing for Nicholas R. Schauer, the 19-year-old Sunderland man who is charged with threatening to “re-enact Columbine” at Frontier Regional School, has been continued to Dec. 1. According to Greenfield District Court, the decision was made to allow Bridgewater State Hospital, where Schauer has …

Frontier shut down in 1-0 loss to Auburn in state Division 2 field hockey semifinals

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Frontier Regional field hockey team’s season came to an end on Wednesday night. The Red Hawks threw everything they had at Auburn but Carly Zona’s goal with 4 minutes, 15 seconds remaining in the …

What2Watch4: Week 11 high school football previews

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Amherst Regional at Putnam Thursday, at Springfield Central, 7 The Hurricanes (1-8) will look to build off Brandon Rivera’s monster performance (14 carries, 186 yards, four touchdowns) when they try to take down the Beavers (2-7), who have …

Frontier Regional students named to Governor’s Statewide Youth Council

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

DEERFIELD — Massachusetts will have a new governor on Jan. 5, and two students from Frontier Regional School will soon be able to tell him exactly what’s on their minds. The two students, junior Caitlin Burnett and sophomore …

Duplex to replace condemned housing for farm workers on Sugarloaf Street in Deerfield

Monday, November 10, 2014

DEERFIELD — Nearly two years after condemnation and demolition of a building that had been used to house workers from the Chang Farm in Whately, a duplex will be built to replace it at 23 Sugarloaf St. The site’s former two-story home was owned by the Chang Family …

Frontier Regional wins WMass Division 2 field hockey title

Sunday, November 9, 2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD — It figured that in a season of rebuilding that was not supposed to culminate in a sectional field hockey championship, a freshman and sophomore each scored goals in the title game for Frontier Regional. Freshman …