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H.S. Roundup: Athol wrestling pulls out win against Frontier (PHOTOS)
01-18-2023 9:27 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

SOUTH DEERFIELD – It’s been the kind of season the Athol wrestling team hoped it would be so far this winter. The Bears entered Wednesday’s match against Frontier without a dual meet loss in the Suburban League North, and Athol made sure that didn't...


UMass hockey notebook: Seniors need to step up scoring for Minutemen
01-18-2023 4:31 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST – The pillars of the UMass hockey program – its experienced seniors and graduate students – haven’t been providing any stability lately. Senior captain Eric Faith, assistant captains Reed Lebster and Jerry Harding and four-year player Cal...


Jan. 6: A protest or insurrection?: Latest UMass poll splits along party lines
01-18-2023 2:39 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

AMHERST — Two years after the events of Jan. 6, 2021, when supporters of former President Donald Trump forced their way into the U.S. Capitol, the views of what happened that day remain firmly entrenched along partisan lines, according to a new...


UMass basketball falls hard in 2nd half at VCU
01-17-2023 10:06 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

The second half rolled away from the UMass men’s basketball team and snowballed against VCU at the Siegel Center on Tuesday. UMass fell 83-55, as it was outscored 43-22 after halftime in Richmond, Va. It was the Minutemen’s worst-ever loss against the...


Area lawmakers acclimate to redrawn districts 
01-17-2023 2:39 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

The region’s state legislators are getting acclimated to their newly redrawn districts but say their day-to-day lives won’t change much, as they were elected to represent the people, regardless of political affiliation, and who share similar...


Girls wrestling: Mahar hosts annual tournament with over 160 competitors (PHOTOS)
01-16-2023 4:19 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

ORANGE — Grzesik-Bixby Gymnasium was packed with wrestlers of all ages on Monday, as Mahar Regional School hosted an all-girls tournament for high school grapplers, in addition to the USAW MWA Girls Kick-off Classic that included club teams in the...


1st-period surge doesn’t produce enough goals for UMass hockey in loss to New Hampshire
01-15-2023 6:37 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST – An assertive first period pointed at an upturn for the UMass hockey team.The Minutemen doubled New Hampshire’s shots in the first period Sunday and controlled 61.5 percent of the faceoffs. Not just a goal, but several goals appeared...


MIAA releases first power rankings of winter season 
01-13-2023 9:15 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

The first batch of power rankings were released by the MIAA on Friday, and following its stellar start to the season, the Pioneer boys basketball team has positioned itself near the top of the Div. 5 field. The Panthers debuted at the No. 4 spot...


Staying on the ice: Greenfield hockey cooperative providing opportunities to play
01-13-2023 4:08 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

If it seems like all of Franklin County gathers at Collins-Moylan Arena on Saturday nights in the winter, that’s because the Greenfield hockey team is truly ‘Franklin County’s team.’Now in its sixth season as a County-wide (and North Quabbin Region)...


Lack of funding brings end to local Upward Bound program
01-13-2023 1:46 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The local Upward Bound program that moved in 2021 from Northfield Mount Hermon School to Greenfield Community College announced on Tuesday that a lack of federal funding is forcing its closure after 55 years of serving college-bound...


Last-second shot and rally fall short, UMass basketball loses to La Salle 78-77
01-11-2023 10:21 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST – Noah Fernandes scored 15 points, but his last-second shot fell well short, as the UMass men’s basketball team dropped a 78-77 decision against La Salle on Wednesday at the Mullins Center.“I wasn’t sure what they were going to do defensively,...


Former Eaglebrook AD and longtime wrestling official Jack Jones awarded Lifetime Service to Wrestling Award
01-11-2023 4:31 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

The wrestling community is tight knit, and Jack Jones was a notable member of that community in Franklin County and Western Massachusetts for over four decades. Jones began refereeing in 1958, and his life has led him through a career as a teacher,...


Faculty, students ‘learning the ropes’ at new Fisher Hill Elementary School addition in Orange
01-11-2023 3:08 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Tuesday’s dismissal bell marked the end of students’ first week learning inside Fisher Hill Elementary School’s new 50,000-square-foot addition, and teachers and staff say the youngsters are adapting to the new digs.“The kids seem to like it....


UMass basketball notebook: Winning start demands more effort from Minutemen
01-10-2023 6:04 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST – Winning elicits a different level of intensity from opponents. After a 9-3 start in nonconference play, the UMass men’s basketball team hasn’t always matched what its first three Atlantic 10 foes have brought.“When you lose games, it's easy...


After 35 years, Orange Town Moderator Christopher Woodcock bids adieu 
01-09-2023 3:11 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — When annual Town Meeting convenes in June it will mark the first time in 35 years Christopher Woodcock hasn’t called the session to order.The lifelong Orange resident has opted not to run for another term as the town’s moderator, ending a...


Tracking air quality: State expands Valley monitoring program to 10 more communities in region
01-09-2023 3:09 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

NORTHAMPTON — Smoke drifting into New England from wildfires in the western United States last summer, tracked by sensors in Holyoke, Greenfield and other area communities, gave residents real-time information about its causing poor air quality.The...


High schools: Matt Lavoine tallies twice as Greenfield hockey takes down Longmeadow, 3-2 (PHOTOS)
01-08-2023 5:52 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

Matt Lavoine’s hustle play lifted the Greenfield hockey team to another huge independent victory on Saturday night.With his team locked in a 2-2 game in the third period against Longmeadow, the senior forward intercepted a clearing attempt and cashed...


Frozen Fenway: UMass rally halted after late gamble backfires against BC
01-08-2023 12:02 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

BOSTON – Potential rewards far outweighed the risk.The No. 15 UMass hockey team trailed Boston College by a goal with 1 minute, 4 seconds left and challenged a high hit against Aaron Bohlinger as he crossed the blue line. UMass coach Greg Carvel...


George Washington buries UMass basketball under hail of 1st half free throws
01-07-2023 5:23 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Once George Washington got away, the UMass men’s basketball team couldn’t reel the Colonials back in Saturday.The Minutemen dug a 19-point hole in the first half and fell 81-73 at the Charles E. Smith Center in Washington.George Washington (8-8, 2-1...


State to forgive part of Orange infrastructure improvement loan
01-06-2023 2:25 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE – The state is forgiving 17% of a $1.4 million loan it gave to Orange so the town can replace gravity sewer mains and water mains located under North Main Street prior to a road reconstruction project in the same location.State...

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