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Monday’s high school girls volleyball: Amherst falls in five to Ludlow for first loss

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Amherst Regional girls volleyball team met its match, falling 3-2 to Ludlow to halt its undefeated run on Monday. The Hurricanes (4-1) dropped the final three sets (25-18, 25-16, 15-9) after narrowly winning the first two (25-22, 27-25). Justine Bohl had a career-best 42 assists and five aces. Chapin Duffy had seven kills and eight blocks, while Nina Hayes recorded eight kills and two blocks. Reed Mitchell had 10 digs in Amherst’s first lost of the season. Easthampton 3, Mohawk 1 — The Eagles (3-3) won the first two sets and narrowly avoided a fifth in winning 25-17, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22. Ruthenne Nhem had 16 assists and four aces, while Jordan Burt had five …

Monday’s high school field hockey: Northampton blows out Palmer

Monday, September 15, 2014

Kristina Ramsden, Reilly Griffin and Missie Maiewski each scored twice to lead the Northampton field hockey team to a 7-1 home win over Palmer on Monday. Ramsden and Griffin also had an assist apiece for the Blue Devils (2-1, 2-1 Central). Kerry Fleming added a tally, while Emily Biggs, Emily Poehlein and Ursa Heidinger each picked up an assist. Dana Dufour made one …

Monday’s high school soccer: Hampshire boys strike for first win

Monday, September 15, 2014

After opening the season with back-to-back scoreless ties, the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team’s offense woke up and shut out Palmer with an 8-0 win at home Monday. Bryan Brasil (two goals, assist) and Brendan Bzdel (two assists, goal) each collected three points in the blowout for the Raiders (1-0-2, 1-0-2 Holley). Brody Dean and Zeb Lollis-Taylor had a goal and added an …

Thursday’s high school girls volleyball: Belchetown sweeps Pioneer Regional, stays perfect

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Belchertown girls volleyball team swept its way to a second straight win to start the season, beating Pioneer Regional 3-0 Thursday in Northfield. The Orioles (2-0) earned a 25-13, 25-10, 25-21 victory. Cara McKenzie had five kills and two aces, while Tatyana Ryan picked up 12 assists …

Wednesday’s high school soccer recaps: Explosive second half propels Hopkins boys

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A four-goal second half sealed the Hopkins Academy boys soccer team’s first win in as many attempts this season, defeating Athol 5-1 at home Wednesday afternoon. Zach Kelly put the Golden Hawks (1-0) on the board with a …

High school recaps: Frontier volleyball opens state title defense with sweep of Ludlow

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Frontier Regional girls volleyball team began its quest for a fifth straight state title Wednesday evening by sweeping Ludlow at home, 25-9, 25-11, 25-23. Cassidy Ciesluk had seven kills, three digs and three aces for the Red Hawks (1-0). Remi Quesnelle posted a team-high nine kills with …

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, … 2

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, …

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 …

Dispute continues between Whately, state Department of Environmental Protection over water issue

Friday, August 29, 2014

WHATELY — After being labeled “obstructionists” by the Select Board earlier this month, the Massachusetts western regional office of the Department of Environmental Protection has sent a letter to the town in an attempt to set the record straight. The letter, signed by Brian Harrington, deputy director of …

Whately latest Valley community to adopt resolution opposing unrestricted use of drones

Friday, August 29, 2014

WHATELY — Whately is the latest western Massachusetts community to oppose the unrestricted use of drone aircraft over its boundaries. The Select Board has voted to adopt a nonbinding resolution opposing activity by drones that would violate personal privacy and the property rights of town residents. The document …

Unsuccessful applicant for medical marijuana license in Franklin County sues state

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A locally based nonprofit that wants to sell medical marijuana in Franklin County has sued the state for “arbitrarily and capriciously” rejecting its application. JM Farm’s Patient Group is suing the state Department of Public …

Two unclaimed winning lottery tickets sold in Franklin County near expiration dates

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Somewhere, maybe forgotten in the inside pocket of a rarely-worn suit coat or stuck between the pages of an old magazine, is a lot of money. Two significant lottery prizes from tickets sold in Franklin County remain unclaimed, with one scheduled to expire next week and the other …