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Bar association meeting focuses on need for more state money, anti-addiction programs to battle regional crisis

Saturday, April 19, 2014

In its first legislative breakfast in years, the Franklin County Bar Association had planned to make a pitch for increased funding for the court-appointed lawyers. But the region’s addiction crisis, and the need for additional state funding and anti-addiction programs took center stage last week. The timing is right for funding requests, as the House of Representatives begins preparing for budget negotiations beginning April 28, state Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, … 0

Friday’s high schools: Northampton softball team rips Ludlow, 14-4

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Northampton softball team put together a big third inning to rip open a 14-4 win over Ludlow Friday afternoon. Zoey Driscoll-Sbar led off with a double as five consecutive Blue Devils (2-3) reached base before the first out was recorded. By the third out, six runs had crossed and Northampton was on … 0

Thursday’s high schools: Amherst softball rallies to beat Chicopee Comp

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ali McIntire’s two-run single in the top of the seventh capped a three-run rally for the Amherst Regional softball team, which defeated Chicopee Comp 8-7 on the road Thursday. Trailing 7-5 entering the seventh, Mikah McNamara (hit, three runs) walked with one out. Justine Bohl and Mathena Morrissey followed with singles to load the bases, then Jada Glasgow was hit by a pitch … 0

Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust asks governor to block natural gas pipeline on state land

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust is asking Gov. Deval Patrick to ensure that the path of a planned natural gas pipeline is kept off all state-owned and state-protected conservation land. “Land protected for long-term public health and conservation purposes must not be sacrificed for short-term private financial gain,” … 0

Legislature approves resolution with increased local aid figures

Friday, March 14, 2014

For the first time in six years, the state House and Senate have passed a local aid resolution committed to increasing aid to cities and towns by $25 million, with another $100 million increase in school aid in the budget year that begins July 1. “That’s a done … 0

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

AREA MEETINGS

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

Tennessee Gas Pipeline plans for Franklin, Berkshire counties generate groundswell of concern

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

HATFIELD — Plans for a Tennessee Gas Pipeline through Franklin and Berkshire counties have regional planners and state legislators seeking answers about the process, but landowners and local activists who oppose the project are not waiting to organize. … 10

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

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

Time to make the syrup: Maple producers prepare for sugaring season, likely at least a week away

Friday, February 28, 2014

It has been a particularly frigid winter and most people are wishing for warmer weather. That includes area maple producers, who dream of 45-degree days and 20-degree nights — the temperatures needed for sap to start running — … 1

Division 4 boys basketball: Gateway Regional struggles in 61-36 loss to Monson

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

MONSON — The Gateway Regional boys basketball team brought the necessary effort to its first postseason game in over a decade, but a poor shooting start to both halves cost the Gators any chance at a victory. Gateway allowed the first 10 points of the Western Massachusetts Division … 0

WMass girls basketball tournament preview, capsules, bracket

Sunday, February 23, 2014

As promised, the Central League led to a tough Western Massachusetts Girls Basketball Division 3 Tournament bracket — league champion Granby, South Hadley and Hampshire all earned seeds in the top half. “Having a league like we do … 0