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High school tennis preview 2024: Frontier boys looking to build on strong season
04-05-2024 5:14 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

Could this be the year a Recorder area tennis team makes it past the MIAA Round of 32? In the two years since the MIAA switched to a statewide format, area tennis teams have done well qualifying for states, but have struggled when getting there. In...


High school football: Pioneer Valley Regional's Noah Gamache to receive Francis X. Keating Award for overcoming adversity
04-05-2024 4:37 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

Not many 9-year-old kids are faced with the type of decision Noah Gamache had to make. Gamache — now a senior at Pioneer Valley Regional — was born with clubfoot, a birth defect in which the foot is twisted out of shape or position. As he grew up, two...


Starbucks gets go-ahead from Greenfield Planning Board
04-05-2024 3:40 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — It’s official. Starbucks coffee will be served up in the city this fall.The Planning Board unanimously gave its approval Thursday to the site plan for a Starbucks coffeehouse equipped with a 14-vehicle drive-thru at 200 Mohawk Trail,...


For all the bragging rights (and one trophy): The winners of this year’s Valley Voices story slams head to a final competition
04-05-2024 1:47 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

The assignment is pretty straightforward: tell a concise story about your life, in no more than five minutes, that reflects a certain theme.The challenge is in telling that story with enough heart, spirit, verve, humor or whatever else you can conjure...


A workplace from hell: Amherst filmmaker Matt Heron-Duranti is part of the team behind independent film “Another Day in America”
04-05-2024 1:44 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

There’s been a lot written about the problems that have plagued many American workplaces in the wake of the pandemic, from employees insisting on continuing to work at home to offices that have mirrored the polarization and social conflicts plaguing...


Where to view (and prep for) Monday’s solar eclipse in the Pioneer Valley
04-04-2024 5:01 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

Editor’s note: The following is a collection of Pioneer Valley events where the public can observe and celebrate the April 8 solar eclipse. Know of an event that isn’t listed? Feel free to send details to news@recorder.com.Monday’s solar eclipse will...


‘One of the great gifts of nature’: Expert shares science, viewing methods behind April 8 solar eclipse
04-04-2024 4:53 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

During the afternoon of Monday, April 8, people around the Pioneer Valley and throughout the U.S. will be treated to one of the solar system’s most extraordinary events.At approximately 3:28 p.m., the moon will overtake the sun and our celestial...


Four arrested in Greenfield home invasion, homeowner injured
04-04-2024 4:29 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — Three men and one woman were arrested Thursday morning after they allegedly broke into a home on West Street, two in possession of knives, and took turns beating the homeowner, according to police.Dispatchers received a call from a woman...


Softball preview 2024: Greenfield seeks third-straight Div. 5 state championship
04-04-2024 3:41 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

It would be hard to find a more dominant postseason run than the one the Greenfield softball team had a season ago. After winning the 2022 MIAA Division 5 state championship, the Green Wave came back last spring with a loaded squad and dominated their...


2024 high school baseball preview: Pioneer looks to get over Final Four hump
04-03-2024 5:13 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

Is it possible to finish the year with a 21-2 record and not be satisfied with the results? The Pioneer baseball team sure wasn’t. The Panthers won the first 18 games of their season in 2023 and did so in convincing fashion, cruising into the Western...


School nurse resigns after Orange administrators discover lack of license
04-03-2024 4:54 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — The man employed as a licensed practical nurse at Fisher Hill School from Oct. 2 to Feb. 28 did not have a proper license, a matter that is under investigation, according to the Ralph C. Mahar Regional and Union 73 school districts.Robert...


High schools: Fast start lifts Franklin Tech baseball past Turners (PHOTOS)
04-02-2024 9:00 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

TURNERS FALLS — A pair of big early innings offensively got the job done for the Franklin Tech baseball team against Turners Falls on Tuesday at the Bourdeau Fields Complex.The Eagles put three runs on the board in the top of the first inning and...


UMass notebook: Josh Cohen (Arkansas), Robert Davis Jr. (Old Dominion) have new homes as transfer portal remains busy
04-02-2024 4:48 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Two former UMass men’s basketball players have already found new homes after announcing they would be entering the transfer portal in mid-March.Josh Cohen told On3Sports last week that he would be joining Arkansas for the upcoming men’s...


Greenfield’s health leaders mull federal food inspection program
04-02-2024 1:21 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — The city’s new public health officials intend to further research an idea floated at a recent Board of Health meeting that would align the city’s inspection system with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Voluntary National Retail...


Local success informs federal guidelines on methadone treatment
04-01-2024 7:11 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

The federal government is marching to the beat of Behavioral Health Network’s drum in its new methadone treatment regulations, effective Tuesday, April 2.BHN, a mental health service provider in western Massachusetts with methadone clinics in...


Boys volleyball preview: Frontier looks to earn third straight Western Mass. title
04-01-2024 3:45 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

It’d be hard to imagine a program getting off to a better start than the Frontier boys volleyball team.Legendary Redhawk girls volleyball coach Sean MacDonald and Courtney Parent started the boys program at Frontier two years ago and in their first...


Greenfield committee supports funding Hillside Park upgrade, 3 affordable housing projects
03-31-2024 12:05 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — The Community Preservation Committee struck pickleball and informational kiosks out of its fiscal year 2024 Community Preservation Act grant funding recommendations on Thursday night, instead favoring money for three separate affordable...


GCC uses $119K grant to expand nurse training program for English language learners
03-31-2024 11:56 AM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College is revamping its free certified nurse aide (CNA) training program, expanding training an extra six weeks to support an English language learners cohort program after receiving $119,129 in grant funding.Funding...


High schools: Agawam slugs past Frontier softball in season opener (PHOTOS)
03-29-2024 9:00 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Runs came early and often in the Frontier softball team’s season opener against Agawam on Friday. The visiting Brownies opened the game with four runs in the top of the first but the Redhawks responded by putting three runs on the...


High schools: Digging deeper into how the MIAA ranking formula fared this winter
03-29-2024 5:45 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

It’s always an interesting exercise to review the MIAA winter tournament brackets and see how the rating system fared in regard to ranking teams. The MIAA says the rating system is simple and transparent, noting on its website “the benchmark is...

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