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Fearful Belchertown residents blame stray bullets on nearby gun club, appeal to town for help
04-18-2024 3:19 PM


BELCHERTOWN — Jake Hulseberg won’t let his children play on the swing set he built them in their backyard on Mountain View Drive because of bullets that shattered glass doors on two houses on the street.Instead, Hulseberg keeps his kids in the front...

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Charles LaPiene: Peace at last
04-12-2024 2:28 PM

Now that the Easthampton City Council and three other local municipalities have called for a Gaza cease-fire, Hamas is sure to heed their pleas. We should be hearing soon that Hamas has pulled out, stopped their shooting, and all the hostages have...

Softball: Bats come alive as Granby pulls away from Smith Academy 21-8 (PHOTOS)
04-10-2024 8:56 PM


GRANBY – After an even first few frames, the Granby softball team’s bats came to life late against Smith Academy. The Rams captured a 21-8 victory under a consistent drizzle on Wednesday afternoon.With the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth...

Gravel pit defenders in Granby make case
04-09-2024 2:31 PM


GRANBY — David Trompke grew up walking and riding his bike down Bachelor Street back when five gravel pits were in operation.Now, at 75, the lifelong Granby resident whose family developed a subdivision off Trompke Avenue wants to lease 19 acres for a...

Hopkins Academy in Hadley to launch clean energy career pathway for students
04-07-2024 3:01 PM


HADLEY — Hopkins Academy is one of five schools across Massachusetts that will be home to a Clean Energy Innovation Pathways pilot, with students getting hands-on learning opportunities related to the renewable energy sector.On Wednesday, Gov. Maura...

Police investigating bullets striking homes in Belchertown
04-05-2024 3:31 PM


BELCHERTOWN — Local and state police are investigating bullets striking two homes on Mountain View Drive within the past year and shattering glass doors, including last week, according to the Northwestern district attorney’s office.Mountain View Drive...

Tree wreckers causing havoc: Spongy moth, emerald ash borer killing off oak and ash populations in area towns
04-01-2024 5:05 PM


GRANBY — The trees along the roadsides in Granby keep disappearing.Resident Cheryl Funk first noticed the phenomena during daily trips past West Street Cemetery, where trees that had long greeted mourners were suddenly gone. Then she realized the tree...

Baseball: Big first inning powers Granby past Smith Academy in season opener (PHOTOS)
03-29-2024 8:14 PM


GRANBY — After inclement weather caused every outdoor game on Thursday’s opening day of the spring season to be postponed, Hampshire County teams finally started spring regular season play Friday on a sunny, 50-degree afternoon.And the Granby baseball...

After fire destroys barn this winter, Red Fire Farm preparing to open its farm stand thanks to donations
03-29-2024 4:14 PM

By Aria Martinelli

GRANBY — Red Fire Barn promises pick your own berries and fresh produce this spring with a makeshift farm store.The Red Fire Farm is in recovery after the fire that devastated the farm store and barn on Feb. 17. Orange and gray obliterated the purple...

Granby superintendent to depart for position in Greenfield schools
03-20-2024 4:36 PM


GREENFIELD — Granby’s superintendent of schools is expected to become Greenfield School Department’s assistant superintendent of teaching and learning next school year. Stephen Sullivan, who is currently serving his third year as Granby’s school...

Charles LaPiene: Call for cease-fire?
03-13-2024 4:39 PM

Hamas opened fire without any warning or concern for women, children, hospitals or survival needs. They took civilian hostages. The Israel Defense Forces responded and kicked their butts.Suddenly now, Hamas has concerns for women, children, hospitals...

Granby’s Mike Toth leads UMass baseball to first win over ranked opponent in over 20 years
03-07-2024 11:28 AM


Over the weekend, the UMass baseball team recorded its first win over a ranked opponent in over 20 years, handing No. 13 Virginia its first loss of the season with a 10-5 road win on Saturday afternoon.Granby High School graduate Mike Toth was at the...

MIAA boys basketball: Hopedale hands Granby 55-22 loss in Division 5 Round of 16
03-06-2024 8:26 PM


HOPEDALE – The Granby boys basketball team never got into any sort of rhythm against No. 8 Hopedale’s unique zone defense. The visiting ninth-seeded Rams saw their season come to an end with a 55-22 loss on Wednesday night in the MIAA Division 5 Round...

MIAA Div. 5 boys basketball: Granby holds off Avon, secures spot in Round of 16
02-29-2024 9:34 PM


GRANBY — When Granby head coach Dylan Dubuc looked back at the film from the Rams’ Western Mass. Class C championship game loss to Mahar over the weekend, he saw a team that had strayed from its identity. Normally a fast-paced, transition-happy group,...

For second time in 12 years, neighbors mobilize against proposed gravel pit operation in Granby
02-29-2024 4:31 PM


GRANBY — It’s deja vu for many residents who live in the northeast section of town, where plans have been submitted for the operation of a gravel pit, some 12 years after a group of neighbors successfully sued the town to thwart a similar...

Girls basketball: Granby rolls to 71-26 state tourney win over Calvary Chapel Academy (PHOTOS)
02-26-2024 8:39 PM


GRANBY — Ten different Granby players scored points, and the 22nd-seeded Rams recorded a resounding 71-26 home win over No. 43 Calvary Chapel Academy in the preliminary round of the MIAA Division 5 state tournament Monday night.“This was an awesome...

Class C finals: No. 3 Granby unable to get going offensively, falls to No. 1 Mahar (PHOTOS)
02-24-2024 8:58 PM


HOLYOKE — Baskets were hard to come by in the Western Mass. Class C championship game between top-seeded Mahar and the No. 3 Granby boys basketball team on Saturday. The Rams held the Senators to just seven points in the second quarter but conversely...

High school basketball: Trio of local teams seek Western Mass titles on Championship Saturday
02-23-2024 5:50 PM


It’s Championship Saturday for three local high school basketball programs.The South Hadley and Northampton girls, and the Granby boys will look to add some hardware on Saturday when they both take the floor to play in Western Massachusetts...

Class C semis: No. 3 Granby locks down defending champion Drury, earns first title-game berth since 2005
02-22-2024 9:34 PM


NORTH ADAMS — As soon as the Granby boys basketball team learned they would be facing Drury in the Western Mass. semifinals, head coach Dylan Dubuc immediately began scouring the Blue Devils’ YouTube channel.Every single Drury home game resides on the...

Adding up fire losses at Red Fire Farm: $1M in damages includes barn full of supplies and memories
02-20-2024 5:52 PM


GRANBY — Days after a large fire engulfed Red Fire Farm’s barn and farm store on Carver Street on Saturday afternoon, farm staff slowly recounted the equipment and inventory lost in the fire, as well as the memories attached to them.The fire caused an...

Girls basketball: Granby’s fourth quarter comeback falls short against PV Christian in Class D quarters
02-19-2024 9:44 PM


SPRINGFIELD —  In a highly competitive ball game, the Granby girls basketball team’s fourth quarter comeback fell just short, as the Rams ran out of time.Granby’s late scoring efforts were halted by Pioneer Valley Christian Academy in a 54-46 loss...

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