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COURTESY LARRY HOLMBERG
Williamsburg firefighter Bryan Joyce tries on his new turnout gear Monday at the fire station.

Hilltown Voices: Williamsburg Fire Department gets new protective gear

Saturday, May 23, 2015

With the help of a $10,500 grant from the Massachusetts Call/Volunteer Firefighters’ Association, six more Williamsburg volunteer firefighters are now better protected with up-to-date turnout gear. The personal protective equipment consists of a turnout coat, pants, helmet, boots, gloves, and a hood. On Monday, Larry Holmberg of the state association, Town Administrator Charlene Nardi, Select Board member Denise Banister, volunteer firefighters and Peter Cavalieri, from Firematic Supply Co., gathered at the Williamsburg fire station at 5 Main St. to check out the new equipment. Each set of safety gear typically costs a volunteer fire department roughly $2,000 to $2,500. The state association was able to …

Frontier Regional wins District F&G Girls Track Championship

Friday, May 22, 2015

BUCKLAND — Track & field is usually a measure of individual success but on Friday night, the Frontier Regional girls team flexed its individual muscles, as well as that of the entire team. The Red Hawks had a pair of individual champions and also captured the team title during the District F&G Division …

Friday’s high school softball: Northampton walk-off clinches berth in postseason tournament

Friday, May 22, 2015

Lily Glading-DiLorenzo doubled to the gap in left-center field to dive in Allie Vanasse with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth as the Northampton softball team came from behind to beat Chicopee, 7-6, in a walk-off Friday. The win qualified the Blue Devils for the Western Massachusetts Division 1 Tournament. Northampton (7-9, 4-3 Valley Wheel) needed to win Friday to …

Matt Bean to succeed Joe Kocot as Easthampton High School football coach

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Easthampton High School football program has found its second coach. Matt Bean, an Easthampton Youth Football coach and administrator, has been hired to succeed Joe Kocot, the school announced Monday. “I’m thrilled,” Bean said. “It’s an exciting …

Weekend high school and prep recaps: Northampton track & field shines at MSTCA Invitationals

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Northampton girls 4x400 relay team took first place in 4 minutes, 6.67 seconds at the MSTCA Girls Invitational at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville on Saturday. The quartet of Sophie Sharp, Sierra Loomis, Scarlett Sands-Bliss and Alex Dibrindisi …

Area business briefs

Saturday, May 9, 2015

BusinessWest recognizes young professionals SPRINGFIELD — Local business people included in the 40 Under-Forty Class of 2015 selected by BusinessWest include Elizabeth Barajas-Roman, CEO, Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, Easthampton; Lindsay Doak, director of education and marketing, Fazzi …

Hilltown Voices: Retirement party for Chesterfield highway superintendent, fishing derby in Plainfield, colonial hearth cooking in Williamsburg

Saturday, May 9, 2015

There will be a retirement party from 2 to 4 p.m. May 17 at the Chesterfield Community Center at 400 Main Road for Ed Dahill. He retired as Chesterfield highway superintendent last June after serving in the position for 26 years. All are welcome at the party hosted …

Friday’s high school tennis: Belchertown girls remain perfect with win over Holyoke

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Belchertown girls tennis team pulled out another win and stayed undefeated with a 4-1 victory over Holyoke Friday. Meghan Bernard didn’t drop a game to Kaitlin Laflamme and stayed perfect on the season at first singles for the Orioles (14-0, 8-0 Pioneer). Julia Tan’s record remained unblemished …

Friday’s high school softball: Hampshire blows out East Longmeadow

Friday, May 8, 2015

Alexis Ferris got far more run support than she needed as the Hampshire Regional softball team rolled past East Longmeadow, 12-0, in a mercy-rule shortened six-inning game in Westhampton. Ferris struck out seven and didn’t walk anyone while scattering three hits. Katy O’Connor led Hampshire (11-2) with two …

Friday’s high school lacrosse: Northampton downs Brattleboro Union

Friday, May 8, 2015

Matt Huggett’s four goals and an assist helped make it a happy ride home from Vermont for the Northampton boys lacrosse team, which beat Brattleboro Union 8-7 Friday night. Jack Shaughnessy (two assists), Nick Pellegrino (assist), Ian Shaw and Henry Higgins each tacked on a tally, while Jared …

Friday’s high school baseball: Jamie Carey spins no-hitter as Amherst knocks off Cathedral

Friday, May 8, 2015

Jamie Carey threw a no-hitter as the Amherst Regional baseball team remained atop the Valley League with a 4-1 win over Cathedral Friday at Forest Park in Springfield. Carey struck out eight and walked six. An error in the second inning led to a run. He helped himself …

Thursday’s colleges: Upsets rule Atlantic 10 Softball Tournament

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Day two of the Atlantic 10 Softball Tournament in Amherst featured some surprising results as the top two seeds lost their first game of the event Thursday at Sortino Field at UMass. The top two seeds have never each lost their first game in the event. No. 4 …

Thursday’s high school softball: Division 2 sectional finalists, Hampshire Regional and Frontier Regional, qualify for postseason

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The groundwork for a Western Massachusetts Division 2 Tournament softball finals rematch has officially been set, as the 2014 finalists qualified for the postseason on Thursday. Defending champion Hampshire Regional used a 12-0 win over Holyoke in sixth …