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Tuesday’s high school school recaps: Belchertown spikes Putnam

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Senior Jordan Vigneault had 17 kills as the Belchertown boys volleyball team beat Putnam 3-1 in Springfield Tuesday. Vigneault added four blocks in the 25-20, 27-25, 22-25, 25-18 victory. Senior Colter Krzcuik had six kills, four blocks and four aces, while junior Kevin Reidy had 31 assists in the win. … 0

Homeless man sentenced to state prison, Agawam man arraigned for failing to register as sex offenders

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — One area man was sentenced and another arraigned Monday on charges of failing to register as a sex offender in Hampshire and Franklin counties. Ferdinand Fountain, 45, of Agawam was arraigned and pleaded innocent in Hampshire Superior Court on two counts of failing to register as a sex offender, Level 3, … 0

Monday’s high school softball recaps: Granby squeezes past Hopkins Academy for first win

Monday, April 14, 2014

Abi Beauregard laid down a successful safety squeeze to score the game-winning run as the Granby softball team won for the first time this season, defeating Hopkins Academy 7-6 Monday. Beauregard struck out eight and walked nobody, allowing just three earned runs in the complete game. Alexis Gay had two hits and three … 0

Longtime Meekins Library director Lisa Wenner to retire

Monday, March 10, 2014

WILLIAMSBURG — After 30 years at the helm of Meekins Library, Lisa Wenner announced plans to step down June 30. Wenner, 66, said that she felt the time was right to retire. “I am finding that there are … 0

High school weekend recaps: Weir wrestles to third, Lachowicz fifth at New Englands

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Hampshire Regional High School wrestling teammates Brendan Weir (132) and John Lachowicz (285) finished third and fifth, respectively, at the 50th annual New England Interscholastic Wrestling Championships held Friday and Saturday at Providence Career and Technical Center in Providence, R.I. Weir was awarded third place in the 132 … 0


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Public Art Commission, 10:30 a.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Disability Access Advisory Committee, 11:30 a.m., Stavros; Jones Library Inc., Buildings and Facilities Committee, 1 p.m., Jones Library; Public Shade Tree Committee, 4 p.m., agricultural Commission, 7 p.m., both at Town Hall; Town Gown Steering Committee, 5 p.m., … 0

Veterans Voice

Friday, March 7, 2014

Calling the roll Following is a list of local veterans whose obituaries appeared in the Gazette between Feb. 28 and March 6. The information given here about their service is what was provided in each obituary. Ronald Steele, 80, Amherst, d. Feb. 25; spent four years playing with … 0

Interim Principal Kristen Smidy to head Hampshire Regional for another year; interviews set for Norris School principal job

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WESTHAMPTON — The search for a new principal at Hampshire Regional High School has been put off for a year after the School Committee opted to keep interim Principal Kristen Smidy on through at least the 2014-15 school … 0

Local briefs: Northampton, South Hadley recreation offering programs; Amherst Baseball opens registration

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WMass Junior Golf Classic accepting registrations The second annual Western Massachusetts Junior Golf Classic will be held April 26 at The Country Club of Greenfield and April 27 at Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston. The event is open to golfers ages 12-18. Registration fee is $100. For more information, … 0

Raiders duo reach podium at All-States

Sunday, March 2, 2014

A pair of Hampshire Regional wrestlers punched their tickets to the New England championships next weekend. Both John Lachowicz and Brendan Weir earned top-six finishes in their respective weight classes at the All-State Tournament in Lowell Saturday. At … 0

Area meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Board of Registrars, 2:30 p.m.; Select Board, 6:30 p.m., both at Town Hall TUESDAY: Town Gown Steering Committee, 4 p.m., Campus Center, UMass WEDNESDAY: Hampshire County Retirement Board, 9 a.m., 99 Industrial Drive; Board of Assessors, 5 p.m., Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m. and 6:30 … 0

Amy Yencharis & Ben Turner

Friday, February 28, 2014

Richard and Ann Turner of Williamsburg are happy to announce the engagement of their son, Ben Turner, to Amy Yencharis, of Massapequa, Long Island. She is the daughter of Joanne and Leonard Yencharis, also of Massapequa. Amy, who … 0

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, February 28, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Conlan P. Brown was named to … 0