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Wednesday’s high school recaps: Northampton softball bats come alive in win over Longmeadow

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After scoring 10 runs over the first three games of the season, the Northampton softball team nearly doubled that output Wednesday afternoon in an 18-11 victory at Longmeadow. Emilie Baldwin led the Blue Devils (1-3, 1-0 Valley Wheel) with four hits, four runs scored and five RBIs. Rachel Sheehan added three hits, three runs and four RBIs. Maya Kerstetter (triple, two RBIs) and Hailey Dumas (two runs, two RBIs) each … 0

Wednesday’s high school tennis: Doubles powers Amherst Regional past Belchertown

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The doubles duos for the Amherst Regional boys tennis team carried the Hurricanes to a 3-2 home victory over Belchertown Wednesday afternoon. Danny St. John and Dan Siegelman won at No. 1 doubles by a score of 6-2, 6-2, while the No. 2 team of Humza Awaisi and Calvin Lin earned a 6-2, 6-4 decision for the ’Canes (3-3). Amherst’s Andy Zyskowski won … 0

Local Sports Briefs: road races, charity tournaments, youth programs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chief Skroski Wiffle Ball Tournament The second annual Chief John F. Skroski Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held May 10 at 9 a.m. at 128 Christian Lane in Whately. The 3-on-3 tournament is for ages 13 and over. Fee is $15 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Chief John F. Skroski Scholarship Fund, which goes to a graduating student at Hampshire Regional … 0

Ethiopians take top honors at 39th St. Patrick’s Road Race

Saturday, March 22, 2014

HOLYOKE — By the first mile marker, the throng of more than 7,000 runners at the 39th St. Patrick’s Road Race was separated by an elite group of eight runners. Those eight tried to keep pace with one another throughout the 10-kilometer course. As the pack neared the … 0

Zachary Smith new director of South County Emergency Medical Service

Friday, March 21, 2014

SUNDERLAND — On Wednesday, Zachary Smith will walk through the doors of the South Deerfield fire station for work like he has done every day for 14 years. This time he won’t be a paramedic for the town of Deerfield, but the new director of the South County … 0

Massachusetts Library System has offer for building in Whately

Thursday, March 20, 2014

WHATELY — The South County Emergency Medical Service again has lost a chance to acquire the regional library building in the industrial park. The Massachusetts Library System Executive Board has opted to sell its Whately building to a private business rather than have the new regional ambulance service … 0

Zachary Smith of South Deerfield still interested in directing South County Emergency Medical Service

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The second finalist for the South County Emergency Medical Service director position says he is still interested in the job after the first candidate turned down the job. “Yes, I’m absolutely still interested in the job,” said Zachary Smith of South Deerfield. “Even with this … 0

William Travis of Leyden turns down job of directing South County Emergency Medical Service

Monday, March 17, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The person selected as the first director of the South County Emergency Medical Service has turned down the job. After agreeing to a $63,000 salary, William Travis of Leyden turned down the position he was offered by the Board of Oversight to lead the new … 0

Frontier Regional approves $9.7 million budget, up by nearly 3 percent

Saturday, March 15, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A proposed $9.7 million school budget for next year is going to finance committees in southern Franklin County. The Frontier Regional School Committee last week adopted a final budget of $9,747,730, which proposes $282,037 more in spending for next academic year. The budget is a … 0

Aging population in western Massachusetts concerns local officials

Saturday, March 15, 2014

WHATELY — Facing an aging population around western Massachusetts, with an expected continued exodus of young people and a shrinking workforce, Select Board members from Franklin and Hampshire counties say they need help from the state if their communities are going to survive economically in the decades ahead. … 0

If a tree falls in the watershed: Some question logging on land surrounding Northampton’s reservoirs

Friday, March 14, 2014

WHATELY — Chris Matera of Northampton said he was driving through Whately to go skiing two weeks ago when he noticed piles of fresh-cut logs at the mouth of a trail into a forest. “I said, Wait, isn’t … 13

Area meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Policy Subcommittee of the Regional School Committee, 5 p.m., ARMS; Regional Agreement Working Group RSDPB, School Location Subcommittee, 5:30 p.m., Leverett Town Hall; Select Bord, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Public Transportation and Bicycle Committee, 4 p.m., Town Hall; School Committee, 7 p.m., ARHS; Regional Agreement … 0

School Lunch Menus

Friday, March 14, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mixed fruit, carrot sticks, apple slices, mashed potatoes TUESDAY: Mozzarella sticks, golden baked potato wedges, spinach salad, orange, peach cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Meatball hero, romaine salad with tomato, baby carrots and celery, peach cup, banana THURSDAY: Oven-roasted chicken, vegetarian beans, veggie dippers, romaine … 0