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Suffield Academy senior Hunter Newman, of Northampton, signs his National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at Bucknell.

Northampton native Hunter Newman signs letter of intent to men’s lacrosse at Bucknell

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hunter Newman went from a potential Division III recruit to Division I prospect seemly overnight. The Northampton native and Suffield Academy senior signed his National Letter of Intent earlier this month to play men’s lacrosse at Division I Bucknell. The Bison finished 9-6 overall, 5-3 in the Patriot League last season. Their season ended in the conference tournament semifinal round. …

Photos: Sticky business at Dufresne’s Sugar House

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Photos by Carol Lollis Keith Dufresne of Dufresne’s Sugar House cleans out a tank used to hold sap from maple trees at one of his sugarbushes off Route 9 in Williamsburg last week. …

Northampton’s Liam Sullivan places third at state Division 1 cross country championship

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WESTFIELD — Liam Sullivan gave everything he had, and then some. Yet it was a bittersweet day for the Northampton cross country standout. Sullivan fell a bit shy of his goal of becoming the first western Massachusetts runner since 2001 to win the state Division 1 cross country …

Northampton places seventh, Sophia Jacobs-Townsley 10th, Taylor Blow 11th at state cross country meet

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WESTFIELD — A top-10 finish in the state girls Division 1 cross country championship enabled Northampton to leave Stanley Park with a sense of accomplishment. The Blue Devils placed seventh overall, following up on PVIAC and Western Massachusetts team titles over the last month. A strong pack gave …

Hilltown Voices: Kinne Brook Road Bridge in Worthington needs repairs

Saturday, November 21, 2015

After receiving a $790,000 MassWorks Infrastructure grant in October for the engineering and repair of the Sam Hill Road Bridge, Worthington now faces another repair project on the Kinne Brook Road Bridge. In a letter sent to the town Oct. 20, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation recommended closing …

Williamsburg Zoning Board of Appeals backs restrictions on private shooting range, will clarify limits

Thursday, November 19, 2015

WILLIAMSBURG — The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday ruled in favor of restricting use of a private shooting range at 74 Village Hill Road and will now clarify the limits it wants enforced. The board voted unanimously to uphold an appeal brought by Keith Harmon Snow, of …

Williamsburg Zoning Board of Appeals grants permit for Dunkin’ Donuts in Haydenville

Monday, November 16, 2015

WILLIAMSBURG — A Dunkin’ Donuts franchise is set to be built at 142 Main St. in Haydenville, the site of the former Berkshire Bank, after the Zoning Board of Appeals approved a special permit Monday. “We thank them …

WMass girls cross country: Northampton reigns again; Sophia Jacobs-Townsley, Taylor Blow take top individual honors

Saturday, November 14, 2015

WESTFIELD — The bus taking the Northampton High School girls cross country team to Stanley Park was filled with laughter, singing and words of encouragement. Coach Ashley Krause told the Blue Devils to “run a race that will …

Northampton’s Liam Sullivan, Frontier Regional make history at WMass cross country championships

Saturday, November 14, 2015

WESTFIELD — Northampton senior Liam Sullivan joined an elite list Saturday, while Frontier Regional made history at the Western Massachusetts Boys Cross Country championships. Sullivan became just the seventh runner since 1963 to win back-to-back Division 1 individual …

Upcoming events for area seniors

Friday, November 13, 2015

All of the senior centers listed below have a full slate of weekly activities that are detailed on their websites. Following is a sampling of what they offer. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 NAME THAT TUNE — Sing-along with Steve is held on …

What2Watch4: Week 10 football previews

Friday, November 13, 2015

Northampton at Putnam Friday, 7 The Blue Devils (4-5) will look to snap a two-game losing streak when they face the Beavers (3-6) out of the AA Conference. Putnam has dropped five straight. Hamp will look to contain …

WMass girls soccer: Granby, Gateway advance to semifinals; 4 local teams knocked out in quarters

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Granby girls soccer team walked off its home field for the final time Sunday with its unbeaten record still intact after a 4-0 victory over Athol in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament quarterfinals. Summer Molin scored twice, while the top-seeded Rams (17-0-2) were the beneficiaries of …