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Northampton boys fifth, girls seventh at state cross country championship

Saturday, November 15, 2014

BOSTON — For the first time this season, neither the Northampton boys or girls cross country teams finished first in a non-invitational meet. But this was no ordinary meet and neither team was expected to win. It was the state Division 1 championship and the competition was fierce. The Blue Devil boys finished in fifth place at Franklin Park. The girls took seventh. Last year, the Blue Devil boys came …

Friday night football: Frontier Regional rolls past Mount Greylock, 32-14

Friday, November 14, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Frontier Regional dominated both sides of the ball Friday night and in the process routed Mount Greylock, 32-14. The Red Hawks finish the year on Thanksgiving eve in Buckland against rival Mohawk Trail, which took a 50-0 loss Friday at the hands of Lee. Frontier got a tuneup for that game against a Mounties team that is a far cry …

Federal jury clears Demetrious Konstantopoulos of sexual harassment, assault charges brought by former Club Castaway employee

Friday, November 14, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — After an eight-day civil trial, a U.S. District Court jury Friday cleared the owner of a Whately strip club of sexual harassment and assault charges brought by a former employee. The lawsuit was filed in 2012 by Cara Lyn Crncic, a bartender who worked at Club Castaway for about six months in 2011. She accused owner Demetrious Konstantopoulos of sexually harassing …

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 …

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., …

Area school lunch menus

Friday, October 31, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Crispy chicken sandwich, mixed fruit, carrot sticks, apple sticks, baked Tater Tots TUESDAY: Mozzarella sticks, vegetarian baked beans, spinach salad, fresh orange, peach cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Meatball hero, romaine salad with tomato, baby carrots and celery, peach cup, banana THURSDAY: Oven roasted chicken, vegetarian baked …

Whately Planning Board approves Bayer MaterialScience factory expansion

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WHATELY — The Planning Board has approved a site plan for a proposed expansion to the Bayer MaterialScience thermoplastics company’s factory. The review was completed at three board meetings since July 29. According to Planning Board Chairman Don Sluter, the board attached two conditions to the approval. They …

High school notebook: Lucius Burrell nears 4,000-yard rushing milestone as Easthampton looks to qualify for postseason

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lucius Burrell can join a very exclusive fraternity Friday night, but he’s more concerned about his team joining a group of four. The Easthampton senior running back sits just 82 yards from the career 4,000-yard mark, while the …

What2Watch4 — Week 9 high school football previews

Thursday, October 30, 2014

South Hadley vs. Commerce Friday, Springfield Central, 5 p.m. The Tigers (4-3, 3-1 Suburban) can clinch a Division 4 tournament berth with a victory over the Red Raiders (2-5, 2-3). If they fall, they will need help. South …