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Racin’ With Jason: Tyler Leary on a roll at Monadnock Speedway
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Pretty soon, Monadnock Speedway promoters may have to offer a bonus to anyone who can beat Tyler Leary.The Hatfield driver prevailed for the third week in a row last Saturday in the NHSTRA Modified division at the Winchester, N.H., bullring. And for the third week in a row, Leary didn’t just win, he...
Real Estate Transactions: May 27, 2022
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ATHOL Chestnut Street, Lot 4. $6,000. B: Richard E. Pineo and Lisa Pineo. S: Brian A. Stoddard and Timothy Nelson. 407 Fredette St. $280,000. B: 407 Fredette LLC. S: Timothy J. Cetto and Kathleen A. Godin. 94 Marble St. $125,000. B: First Landing Investments LLC. S: Frank Palladino. 94 Marble St...
Class D baseball: Quinn brothers go deep as Pioneer ends Hopkins’ title reign (PHOTOS)
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NORTHFIELD — Hopkins Academy’s reign atop small school baseball in Western Massachusetts ended to a chorus of ringing Pioneer Regional bats.The Panthers struck 10 hits in a 13-8 victory on Wednesday in the Western Massachusetts Class D semifinals.The Panthers will play for their first sectional titl...
North County Notebook: May 25, 2022
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Veterans burial agent reports on budget NORTHFIELD — Denis Brennan, chair of the Board of Trustees of Veterans Memorials and Veterans Services Information and Northfield’s veterans burial agent, came before the Selectboard last week to advise that a future budget increase may be necessary.Accordin...
French King Bridge safety barrier construction begins
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The French King Bridge safety barrier construction process began on Friday, marking an important milestone in what, to many, has been a long-overdue process.The project to install safety barriers at the bridge, which has garnered a reputation as a destination for suicides, was delayed after being ke...
No Dems step up to challenge Rep. Neal in primary
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SPRINGFIELD — During the past two election cycles, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal has been the target of progressive challengers looking to oust the Springfield Democrat.As campaigns for Congress take shape this year, however, no other Democrats appear to be mounting campaigns to challenge Neal, who is a me...
Northfield EMS starting feasibility study
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NORTHFIELD — While National EMS Week is coming to the end, the Northfield EMS feasibility study is only just beginning.Using a $40,000 grant through the state Community Compact Cabinet’s Efficiency and Regionalization grant program, Northfield EMS will work with the University of Massachusetts Bosto...
PHOTOS: Mental Health and Wellness Fair marks 20th year
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Bulletin board: Bonnett, Seymour top Timmons-Messer League
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The duo of David Bonnett and Jeff Seymour shot 39 to snag low gross honors at Wednesday’s Timmons-Messer League played at Northfield Golf Club. Seymour was match medalist with a 39, followed by Walt Sanieski’s 40.After a match of cards, Bob Moco and Brian Tietze took second with a 40. Low net winner...
Bulletin Board: Benoit, Carroll win Crumpin Fox Senior Open
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Dan Benoit and Rich Carroll shot the low gross of 72 at the Crumpin Fox Senior Open 2 Ball Tournament on Wednesday. Jon Shea and Robert Shea took second with a 74. Carl Hoynoski and Dean Desreuisseau finished with the low net of 65 followed by the pairings of Tim Brandl and Mike Duclos and William...
NMH bus driver airlifted following ‘fluke accident’ with metal gate
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GILL — A bus driver at Northfield Mount Hermon School was flown to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield on Tuesday after he was impaled by a metal gate.The incident occurred at around 2 p.m. near the campus’s lower fields. According to NMH Chief Operating Officer Mary McEneany, who responded to th...
Spring Bulky Waste Recycling Day set for Saturday
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GREENFIELD — The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District will hold its spring “Clean Sweep” Bulky Waste Recycling Day on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The three drop-off sites are Mohawk Trail Regional School at 26 Ashfield Road (Route 112), the Northfield Highway Garage at 49 Caldwell Road...
Rep. Susannah Whipps qualifies for November ballot
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ATHOL — State Rep. Susannah Whipps, I-Athol, has officially qualified to appear on the ballot for re-election this year. Whipps, who is unenrolled in either party and won’t be a candidate in a partisan primary, moves directly to the Nov. 8 general election.Strengthening the local economy and improvi...
PHOTO: Cruising in style
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Pioneer’s interim superintendent chosen for permanent role
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NORTHFIELD — The Pioneer Valley Regional School District School Committee voted Tuesday to offer the permanent superintendent job to current Interim Superintendent Patricia Kinsella after a search process that singled out three finalists for the role.Committee members acknowledged that Kinsella had...
HS Roundup: Eagles McCord, Little qualify for PVIAC’s in win over Athol (PHOTOS)
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Two different Franklin Tech boys track athletes qualified for the PVIAC Championships on Thursday in a meet against Athol.Brayden McCord won the triple jump (36 feet, 0.75 inches) and 100-meter dash (12 seconds) while Josiah Little took the long jump (18-7). Both marks qualified them for the postsea...
Candidates earn uncontested seats in Northfield election
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NORTHFIELD — The town election proved straightforward on Tuesday, as all candidates were elected to uncontested seats.Out of 2,519 registered voters, 108 residents cast ballots, according to Town Clerk Dan Campbell, making for a 4.29% voter turnout.The results of the election are as follows: ■Select...
Business Briefs: May 6, 2022
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FirstLight acquires western Pennsylvania facilitiesBURLINGTON — FirstLight Power, which has facilities in Northfield and Montague, has acquired two western Pennsylvania hydroelectric facilities from H2O Power, a leading owner and operator of hydroelectric facilities in Ontario, Canada. Located on th...
Racin’ With Jason: Show him the money
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Two of the first three high-paying open Modified races in New England this season have been won by a familiar name — Matt Hirschman.Six days after capturing the 50th Spring Sizzler at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway, which paid $15,000 to win (plus bonuses), Hirschman headed north to open the Monaco...
North County Notebook: May 6, 2022
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Monthly puzzle swap planned for Saturday NORTHFIELD — Free used puzzles will be available at Dickinson Memorial Library on Saturday, May 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.Attendees are advised to park in the back and enter through the side door of the library. Turn left to find the Community Room.Participants...
In intergenerational program, Northfield’s ‘Happy Feet’ walkers take on tiny recruits
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NORTHFIELD — Life felt a little more normal for members of the Northfield Senior Center on Monday, as Northfield Elementary School kindergartners resumed their visiting tradition that was curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago.Participants in the Senior Center’s “Happy Feet” walking progra...
High schools: Jared Hubbard pitches Pioneer to 10th win
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A hot start mixed with another strong pitching performance propelled the Pioneer baseball team to another victory on Wednesday.The host Panthers scored three times in the first inning, and Jared Hubbard struck out eight in a complete-game, two-hitter en route to a 9-2 win over Smith Academy in a Bi-...
Eight incumbents retain seats in Monroe
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MONROE — Eight incumbents retained their seats during Monday’s town election, and a write-in candidate will fill a one-year term on the Finance Committee. According to Town Clerk Marcella Stafford Gore, 17 ballots were cast. With 80 registered voters in town, the voter turnout was 21.25%.Carla Davis...
Northfield water district formation, land sale OK’d by voters
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NORTHFIELD — Annual Town Meeting voters approved all but two of 31 articles on Monday night’s warrant, showing support for the creation of the Grandin Water District, stipends for Planning Board members and the purchase of land for a public safety complex.Held in the Pioneer Valley Regional School...
HS Roundup: Mahar boys, Pioneer girls pick up wins on track (PHOTOS)
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The Mahar boys track team tallied its second win of the season on Friday. Taking on Pioneer, Dominic Whitman won the long jump (17 feet, 9.5 inches), high jump (5-0) and the 100 (11.6 seconds) while Mitchell Krasco earned first place in the triple jump (36-7.25), 100 hurdles (21.6) and 400 hurdles...
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