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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. …

Hampshire County towns to honor military service with Veterans Day events

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Communities across Hampshire County will honor veterans with ceremonies, parades, wreath-laying and much more this Wednesday. Northampton’s Veterans Day services will begin with the annual parade with a reconfigured route due to construction in Pulaski Park. The parade will begin from the former Lia Honda parking lot at …

WMass boys soccer: No. 7 Monument takes down No. 2 Hampshire Regional on penalty kicks

Friday, November 6, 2015

WESTHAMPTON — Monument Mountain’s Willie Serkin looked calm as he stepped to the line for a penalty kick with a chance to deliver an upset in the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Boys Soccer Tournament. Hardly anyone else at Hampshire Regional’s Michael Dorunda Field shared his serenity. Serkin, the …

Williamsburg zoning board hears conflicting opinions about shooting range activity on Village Hill Road

Friday, November 6, 2015

WILLIAMSBURG — The Zoning Board of Appeals this week heard conflicting opinions about a continuing controversy over activity on a private shooting range at 74 Village Hill Road. The hearing Thursday was on an appeal filed by Keith Snow, of 84 Goshen Road, and his siblings James A. …

Friday’s high school boys soccer: Granby rallies to down Mount Everett, reach Division 4 semifinals

Friday, November 6, 2015

Trailing at halftime, the Granby boys soccer team rallied to reach the semifinal round for the first time since 2010. The fourth-seeded Rams came back to beat No. 5 Mount Everett, 3-2, in the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament quarterfinal round, Friday in Granby. “They’re very excited,” coach …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, November 6, 2015

Easthampton Emily Dyer has received a Scholarship America Dollars for Scholars® 2015 Student Volunteer Award, as well as a local scholarship from Easthampton Dollars for Scholars. Emily will receive $1,000 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Florence Ella S. McDonald enrolled at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, this fall. …

What2Watch4: South Hadley, Frontier Regional open Week 9 with playoff football

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Chicopee Comp at South Hadley Friday, 7 This is the second of three meetings this season between the rivals, but it’s certainly the most significant as the winner advances to the WMass Division 4 championship. The No. 2 …

WMass girls volleyball: Frontier assumes familiar No. 1 seed

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Frontier Regional girls volleyball coach Sean MacDonald will have to do some heavy scouting in preparation for the postseason, at least in looking ahead to the first couple matches. The Red Hawks received the top seed Tuesday for …

WMass girls soccer: Undefeated Granby lands top seed in Division 3

Monday, November 2, 2015

The Granby girls soccer team took the time Monday to celebrate its regular-season accomplishments: an undefeated record and the top seed for the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament. But for a program that’s played in five sectional finals …

WMass field hockey: Defending champ Frontier No. 1 in Division 2; Northampton No. 2 in Division 1

Monday, November 2, 2015

Defending champion Frontier Regional has one more team to worry about this year. A year after winning a three-team Western Massachusetts Division 2 Field Hockey Tournament, the field expanded to four teams, with the Red Hawks (16-2-0) landing the top seed, followed by No. 2 Greenfield (8-7-3), No. …

WMass boys soccer: Belchertown holds No. 1 seed looking for 5th straight title

Monday, November 2, 2015

No member of the Belchertown boys soccer team knows what it feels like to lose a sectional tournament game. The Orioles will chase their fifth consecutive Western Massachusetts Division 3 title as the No. 1 seed after the …