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PAUL FRANZ
Frontier Regional's Justin Blake runs for a touchdown against Mohawk, Friday in Buckland. Mohawk won 46-44 after four overtimes.

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. By overtime, they were running on fumes. …

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 …

Update: Snow sacks Thanksgiving Day high school football schedule

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Day meals will taste a little different this year. Inclement weather postponed five high school football games on Thursday. The games will be played either Friday or Saturday with turkey day leftovers for post-game feasts. The Battle of the Bridge between Northampton and Amherst will be played Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at …

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, …

Division 2 field hockey: Kelly Moulton, Frontier Regional stop Greenfield, advance to finals

Monday, November 3, 2014

WEST SPRINGFIELD — After 90 minutes of back-and-forth action at Clark Field on Monday night, the Western Massachusetts Division 2 field hockey semifinal between second-seeded Frontier Regional and third-seeded Greenfield came down to penalty strokes. Frontier goalie Kelly …

Division 3 girls volleyball: Frontier sweeps past Easthampton, advances to semifinals

Monday, November 3, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Frontier Regional girls volleyball team opened its postseason Monday night with a 3-0 sweep over the Easthampton in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinal round. With the 25-10, 25-11, 25-17 win, the top-seeded Red Hawks (19-1) advanced to the semifinals where they will …

Citing pipeline capacity, natural gas companies poised to turn away new customers in Valley

Monday, November 3, 2014

A natural gas pipeline that feeds much of the Pioneer Valley is nearly at capacity, a development that will force at least one gas company to turn away new customers in its Franklin County territory by the end of this year and extend the moratorium to Hampshire County …

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 …

Whately schedules another vote on Town Hall renovation forums

Saturday, November 1, 2014

WHATELY — Following a contentious vote at a special Town Meeting Oct. 21 to approve spending for public forums to gauge public opinion on the town hall rehabilitation project, the Whately Select Board last week voted to reconsider the issue. Another special Town Meeting will be held Nov. …

South County EMS uses state grant to buy automatic chest compression machines

Saturday, November 1, 2014

DEERFIELD — Performing chest compressions is one of the most difficult, tiring and time-consuming parts of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but for the medics of South County EMS that process just got a little bit easier. The regional ambulance service …

Contrast in campaign donations to incumbent, challenger in 1st Franklin District

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Political campaigns, even local ones, cost a lot of money. But a close look at differences in campaign contributions in even the largely rural 1st Franklin District says a lot about money and contemporary state politics. The nature of their donors provides a striking contrast between 35-year-old Republican …