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Div. 6 track: South Hadley’s Emma Sanford, Jonas Clarke capture state titles (PHOTOS)
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WESTFIELD — Emma Sanford’s day at the track took hours. Jonas Clarke’s lasted a matter of seconds.Both South Hadley stars were rewarded with state titles for their efforts on Thursday.Sanford blew away the competition in the girls pentathlon on Day 1 of the MIAA Division 6 Outdoor Track and Field...
Northampton health board advises masks
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NORTHAMPTON — The Board of Health now advises “all individuals” in the city to wear masks in indoor public spaces to protect against COVID-19 infection.The mask advisory, passed by the board on Wednesday evening, will become more specific after the board works with the city’s Department of Health an...
NH man convicted in beheading case
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CONCORD, N.H. — A jury on Thursday convicted a New Hampshire man of first-degree murder for killing his wife’s co-worker after he discovered they were texting, and then forcing her to behead him.Armando Barron, 32, faces a life sentence without parole. He also was convicted of assaulting his wife,...
Guest columnist Kevin J. Noonan: A privilege keeping the doors open
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On two separate occasions I’ve been honored to serve as the executive director of Craig’s Doors — A Home Association, Inc. My time with the agency came to a close this past week and I offer this reflection.Craig’s Doors provides shelter and services to people who are unhoused. In 2011, when we start...
Memorial Day events around the Valley
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Easthampton A parade will step off at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 30, beginning on Clark Street, according to South Hadley-Easthampton Veterans Agent Michael Slater. The parade will travel onto Cottage Street and Union Street, turn right on Main Street, around Pulaski Park, continuing south on Main Stree...
Steep challenge: Tackling the ‘grandfather of all trails’
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Another adventure season is upon us. For many of us, that means planning and preparing for challenging, thrilling, relaxing and/or awe-inspiring trips and activities near and far in coming months.For my part, I’m embarking on this adventure season on one of the classic American endeavors: a thru-hik...
Easthampton’s Maggie Rubeck and her Eastern Connecticut State softball team ready for Div. 3 World Series
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Just one year removed from patrolling the fields of Westhampton, Maggie Rubeck is College World Series-bound.The Easthampton resident and former Hampshire Regional standout will open play in the NCAA Division 3 Softball World Series on Thursday with Eastern Connecticut State University. The Warriors...
High schools: Mount Greylock holds off Smith Vocational in Class C baseball semis
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WILLIAMSTOWN — It was uncharted territory for the Smith Vocational baseball team.The Vikings, which beat McCann Tech in the quarterfinals of the Western Massachusetts Class C tournament on Monday, had just won their first tournament game in 25 years. The rough news for the Vikings was they had a dat...
Class B softball: Top-seeded Hampshire holds off Southwick, punches another final ticket (PHOTOS)
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WESTHAMPTON — Sometimes, it’s easier to let your play do the talking.In the first inning of the Western Mass. Class B semifinal between No. 1 Hampshire and No. 5 Southwick on Wednesday afternoon, the Raiders and Rams traded a couple of messages on the field. Catcher Teresa Saltis threw a couple warn...
Making News in Business, May 26
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bankESB makes $500,000 challenge grant to Cooley DickinsonEASTHAMPTON — bankESB has made a $500,000 challenge grant to support the Emergency Department at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. The funds will support a capital campaign for a $19.76 million expansion, reconfiguration, and renovation effort to...
Secrets to their success: Four women who participated in the Easthampton Chamber’s ‘sheLEADS’ program share their...
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EASTHAMPTON — The Chamber of Greater Easthampton recently hosted “sheLEADS,” a virtual and in-person professional development and leadership conference that was attended by 125 people.The event was crafted as a means to provide Easthampton business women in the chamber with tools, connections and re...
A mistake sent an asylum seeker to El Salvador. Then he was tortured, a lawsuit claims
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Immigration officials ignored court orders and deported an El Salvador man seeking asylum. After nearly 300 days of prison torture, he's speaking out.
High schools: South Hadley’s Gabi Moroney joins 100-point lacrosse club
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South Hadley senior Gabi Moroney joined the 100-point club in her second sport Tuesday, as the Tigers girls lacrosse team bested Hampshire Regional 25-5 at home.She contributed three goals and three assists to the victory. Moroney also netted her 100th point for South Hadley’s field hockey team in...
Masks staying on in Northampton schools pending health board action
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NORTHAMPTON — Public school students and staff could find out within days if the district’s reinstated mask mandate will continue despite a threat of legal action by a group of concerned caregivers.On May 10, Superintendent John Provost imposed a 10-day mask mandate in response to rising COVID-19 ca...
A Look Back: May 24
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50 Years Ago ■It was tough going Tuesday for a Lee Metal Products truck as the driver attempted to get through the Pleasant Street underpass. The vehicle was en route from Orange to Pittsfield when its top scraped the railroad overpass.■Hampshire College has received a gift of $1 million from the Ch...
High schools: Frontier volleyball punches WMass final ticket (PHOTOS)
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Aleks Carey fired home 11 kills, as the top-seeded Frontier Regional boys volleyball team took down No. 4 Athol 3-0 in the Western Massachusetts Class C semifinals Tuesday in South Deerfield.He had four bocks in the 25-15, 25-16, 25-12 win.Frontier’s Jesse Kurkulonis put down 10 kills with 13 digs...
‘Make your dreams a reality’: Hampshire College celebrates 52nd commencement as 167 students receive diplomas
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AMHERST — Erdim Yilmaz became a U.S. citizen seven years ago. When he first moved to the country from his native Turkey, he didn’t speak any English and had only $200 in his pocket. “But (today), I have the privilege of speaking with you all,” Yilmaz told graduates during his staff toast at Hampshir...
Western Mass. Div. 2 Track: Clark, Vecellio shine for boys, Frontier girls earn first (PHOTOS)
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BUCKLAND — You would have never known South Hadley’s Jonas Clark was coming off an injury that kept him sidelined for over a month. The senior couldn’t run in April due to a hamstring injury, just returning to the track last weekend. Despite that, Clark finished with a first-place finish in the 100-...
Some take Hadley official to task over post on affordable housing
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HADLEY — A Select Board member’s comments on social media contending that future affordable housing in town could increase crime and create other problems are being criticized by some residents.In a Facebook post Saturday, prior to Tuesday’s town election, longtime board member Joyce Chunglo appears...
High schools: Hampshire Regional’s Skylar Duda records 100th career point
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Skylar Duda knew her wait was over as soon as she received the pass.The Hampshire Regional senior received the ball from her younger sister Summer then ripped a shot into the back of the net against Monson on Thursday.The goal gave her 100 career points, ending three games of nervous pressure and wa...
Coldwell Banker acquires Goggins Real Estate
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NORTHAMPTON — Coldwell Banker Community Realtors this week announced that it has finalized an acquisition of Goggins Real Estate, a move that will join two family-owned companies that have operated in Franklin and Hampshire counties for a combined 74 years.Coldwell Banker Community Realtors owner Br...
Western Mass tournament seeds: Hampshire softball, Granby baseball top brackets
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Change the format, change the year, the Hampshire Regional softball team will find a way to earn the top seed in the Western Massachusetts tournament.The defending champion Raiders (16-2) are No. 1 in Class B and will host Monument Mountain (11-6) at 5 p.m. Monday. That winner will play either No....
A Look Back: May 19
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50 Years Ago■Shades of yesteryear appeared on Northampton’s Main Street Thursday as cast members of the Northampton High School production of “Guys and Dolls” stopped off to “rob” a city bank. Upon entering, however, they changed their minds and settled for a lively card game in a rear office. ■The...
Where is your favorite place to camp in New England?
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What made your experience great? The post Where is your favorite place to camp in New England? appeared first on Boston.com.
High schools: Hampshire’s Laci Chapdelaine tosses perfect game, plus Northampton-Amherst girls tennis photos
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Hampshire Regional senior pitcher Laci Chapdelaine capped the softball regular season with a perfect ending.She sat down all 15 Northampton batters she faced Wednesday, throwing a perfect game in a 20-0 victory. Chapdelaine struck out 11 Blue Devils.“She had ’em off balance all day,” Hampshire coach...
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