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Protesters picket outside the meeting about the Tennessee Gas Pipeline held for Franklin County Chamber of Comemrce members Tuesday at the Greenfield Community College Downtown Center. Recorder/Paul Franz

Area legislators join anti-pipeline groups seeking legal status to intervene in Berkshire Gas pact with Tennesee Gas

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Several area state legislators are joining anti-pipeline groups seeking legal status to intervene in the request by Berkshire Gas Co. to become a customer of the planned Tennessee Gas Pipeline project. Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, has joined with an affiliate of Massachusetts PipeLine Awareness Network in its formal filing for intervenor status in the state Department of Public Utilities proceeding …

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 …

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 …

State Rep. Ellen Story chief House sponsor of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Friday, May 8, 2015

Proponents of a bill now making its way through the Legislature aim to strengthen the rights of pregnant workers. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would require employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers. Proponents say existing protections …

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 …

Thursday’s high school baseball: Jon Morrison delivers defending sectional champ Hopkins Academy tournament berth

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Jonathan Morrison allowed an unearned run on two hits and struck out 16 to deliver a 2-1 road win Thursday over Turners Falls and a tournament berth for the 2014 state finalist Hopkins Academy baseball team. In one stretch the freshman right-hander fanned eight batters in a row. …

Thursday’s high schools: South Hadley girls lacrosse edges Westfield, 12-11

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Olivia Slysz scored four goals and added an assist as the South Hadley girls lacrosse team eked out a 12-11 home win over Westfield Thursday afternoon. Emma Slysz (assist), Gabby Schwalm (assist) and Kami Sierra had two tallies apiece for the Tigers (3-7). Marley Medina and Danielle Miele …

Thursday’s high school tennis: Defending champion Amherst qualifies for girls tournament

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Amherst Regional girls tennis team clinched a playoff spot with a 3-2 win at Needham on Thursday. The defending sectional champion Hurricanes (9-2) swept the singles matches for the victory. Allison McCann breezed through first singles, beating Emily Shuman 6-1, 6-0. Nya Saunders (second) and Margaret O’Connell …