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Police at Agawam High School after 'rumors' of school threat

Agawam police are looking into rumors being spread about a threat at the high school.

Prom 2018 photos: Agawam High School prom at The Log Cabin in Holyoke

The 2018 Agawam High School prom was held at The Log Cabin in Holyoke on Friday, April 27.

Toy for Joy 2018 begins receiving generous donations

Springfield's Toy for Joy program has a registration limit this year, but the event's organizers still want to provide a potential option for families who are interested.

Even with high humidity, practice went on for Agawam HS marching band

Despite Monday's oppressive heat, the Agawam High School Marching Band was out practicing their moves, ahead of the coming school year.

Agawam High hands Athol 3-0 loss in boys volleyball matchup  Athol Daily News

ATHOL — The Athol boys volleyball team has had steady success to start the season, including wins against tough opponents. On Tuesday night, the Red ...

Former AHS Assistant Principal chosen as new Assistant Superintendent  Reminder Publications

AGAWAM – Mary A. Dryden Veterans Memorial School Principal Sheila Hoffman, who was previously a former assistant principal at Agawam High School, ...

Seen@ The 2018 Agawam Colleen Coronation at Chez Josef (Photos)

The three-hour Agawam St. Patrick's Committee 2018 Colleen coronation was held Sunday at the Chez Josef with around 120 guests in attendance.

Police: Agawam man fired at least 20 rounds during fatal standoff

AGAWAM -- A man barricaded inside a Brookline Avenue home fired at least 20 rounds, including one that hit a neighboring house, during a tense, six-hour ...

Agawam High School Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony honors former students and coaches (Photos)

The Agawam High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held Sunday in the Clifford P. Kibbe Gymnasium at the Agawam High School with 260 ...

Agawam High School students dismissed early due to social media threat

The Agawam police chief said the participants in the social media posting were not from Agawam High School or any surrounding schools.

Agawam holding grand opening for High School athletic complex

A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Agawam High School athletic facility and locker rooms is slated for 1 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the ...

High school robotics team builds robots and character  Reminder Publications

AGAWAM –With competition season in full swing, Agawam high school's robotics team is working hard to earn a spot in the District Championships – with the ...

Bear that attacked dog in Agawam still not found; dog required surgery

Brownie survived the bear attack and was brought to a Connecticut veterinary hospital for Surgery Tuesday night.

Photos: Agawam High School's Class of 2016 commencement ceremony

The rain didn't hold back a near capacity crowd at Springfield Symphony Hall Sunday for the Agawam High School Graduation Exercise where 327 seniors ...

Agawam woman running Boston Marathon to honor sister killed by drunken driver

AGAWAM -- The spirit of Leisl Bard's sister, Evan, who was killed by a drunken driver almost five years ago, was with her as she ran the 6.2-mile Holyoke St.

Agawam High School's Athletic Hall of Fame to enshrine first class Oct. 16

It consists of eight athletes, three coaches, three teams and two contributors.

Unscored-upon 1931 football team part of Agawam's Hall of Fame class

Creighton Abrams, who centered the line, went on to serve heroically as a tank commander in World War II.

Agawam High School Class of 2014 graduation: Photos and roster of graduates

AGAWAM — Nearly 300 seniors in Agawam's graduating Class of 2014 received their diplomas Sunday at Springfield Symphony Hall. Speakers for the ...

Looking back at an unforgettable season for Agawam High School football

Over the years, very few Western Mass. high school football teams have deserved the "powerhouse" rating, but Agawam's 1957 AA Conference champions ...

Funeral arrangements set for Michael Kerr, Agawam man who died in police standoff

Funeral arrangements for Michael Paul Kerr, the Agawam man who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a police standoff Monday, are set for this ...

Guest Column: These Agawam 'Brownies' Have Got To Go  Valley Advocate

One cannot concoct these Brownies. The Agawam High School Brownies mix equal parts lame nickname and racist logo. If you haven't seen it, imagine the ...

2018 Western Massachusetts high school graduations: Here are the dates and times

Compiled by ELIZABETH ROMÁN and CAROLYN ROBBINS. Proud families will gather at high schools across Western Massachusetts for 2018 commencement ...

Prom style: Agawam High School's Jeff Leclerc and the story of his American flag formalwear

Read the interview with the young man with a contagious excitement for a life filled more than just black and grey suits.

Agawam High School Class of 1973 reschedules 40th reunion

The reunion will be held on Nov. 30 at Crestview Country Club beginning at 6:30 p.m..

A Meet in the Life of Agawam Gymnastics

One meet through the eyes of Agawam's gymnastics team.

Agawam native running Boston Marathon to raise money for hospital  Reminder Publications

AGAWAM – A local is gearing up to run her first Boston Marathon to raise funds for patient care at a Boston specialty hospital – all while using her sister, who ...

Friends, family, and fellow students honor their lost classmate with "Pink Game"

The Agawam girls lacrosse team hosted a "Pink Game" against West Springfield in remembrance of Evan Bard. Evan Bard was killed in a drunk driving crash in ...

Kyle Patrick Farrelly  Hartford Courant

Kyle Patrick Farrelly, 28, of Feeding Hills, Massachusetts, entered into eternal life on May 5, 2018. Born in Hartford, son of Robert Farrelly and the late Alice ...

Agawam's new cable access television studio ready for action  Reminder Publications

AGAWAM – Agawam Cable Access Television unveiled its new studio to the public with an open house on Oct. 28 and is welcoming the public to get involved in ...

New England Mutiny welcome back 8 returning players for 2018 UWS season

The New England Mutiny announced part of their roster for the 2018 UWS season Tuesday night, with the team welcoming back eight returning players ...

These Massachusetts schools still have Native American themed nicknames, mascots, or logos

Following the Gill-Montague Regional School Committee's decision Tuesday to retire its Native American mascot and Indians name for its sporting teams, take a ...

An old Agawam quarterback enters spotlight at Hall of Fame time

When the time comes for the 1940 football team to be enshrined in the newly-established Agawam High School Athletic Hall of Fame, quarterback Eddie Neilson ...

How to live a long and fulfilling life, advice from Agawam's centenarian  Reminder Publications

Vivian Roberts, a centenarian living in Agawam, shares her tips on how to live a long, fulfilling life. Reminder Publications by Jordan Houston. AGAWAM – Vivian ...

2017 Western Massachusetts high school graduations: Here are the dates and times

Proud families will gather at high schools across Western Massachusetts for commencement ceremonies this May and June. Find out when and where ...

Applications for 2018 Agawam St. Patrick's colleen pageant available

One colleen and four court members will be selected for the honors.

Agawam High School guidance counselor Alan Cohen agrees to $1,000 civil penalty for violating state conflict of interest law

According to his agreement with the state Ethics Commission, Cohen hired the principal's son for a summer teaching position without following the school's ...

2018 Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade Line of March

LINE OF MARCH: The 67th annual Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade is set for Sunday, March 18.

29 advanced placement teachers from across Massachusetts to be honored

The teachers will be honored on April 12 at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in Princeton.

West Springfield rolls past Agawam in annual Thanksgiving game

For many fans, it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without the tradition of starting it off at a local football game.

Agawam Public Access TV seeks volunteers

As it prepares to open a new studio, Agawam Public Access Television is looking for volunteers.

Western Massachusetts high school graduation dates set

Graduating high school is a major milestone in the path toward adulthood so it is fitting that the occasion is marked with pomp and circumstance.

Police: West Springfield man beat daughter for staying too long at robotics team meeting

SPRINGFIELD - A West Springfield man has been jailed after allegedly beating his daughter with a shoe for staying too long at her robotics team meeting.

Ex-Agawam junior varsity volleyball coach, charged with statutory rape, had prior brush with law

Rash was charged in Westfield District Court and released on $1000 bail, fitted with an electronic monitor, and ordered to stay out of Agawam, court records ...

Bernard M. Loubier  Hartford Courant

Bernard M. Loubier passed away September 1st, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Bernie was born in Springfield, Ma on August 9th, 1971 to Bernard ...

Photos: A look inside the new MGM Springfield casino  The Boston Globe

MGM Springfield is set to open on Friday, marking the first time patrons can legally wager on table games such as blackjack and craps within Massachusetts.

Schools: Minnechaug field hockey scores late to beat Hawks, 1-0  The Recorder

Kayla Anderson scored on a rebound with 1 minute, 11 seconds to play and Minnechaug Regional High School edged Frontier Regional School, 1-0, in an ...

Across The Country, Students Walk Out To Protest Gun Violence  New England Public Radio

Updated at 5:10 p.m. ET At South High School in Columbus, Ohio, students stepped outside in frigid weather and said 17 names, releasing a balloon for each.

Agawam teen who fell in Southwick quarry faces long recovery, his mother says

The long-term prognosis, however, for 17-year-old Antonio Bruno, looks good, his mother, Nora Bruno says.

2016 Western Massachusetts high school graduations: Dates, times, locations

It's cap-and-gown season in Western Massachusetts. As final papers and exams are completed, graduating high school seniors are preparing to celebrate the ...

Agawam mayoral candidate Bill Sapelli holding campaign launch party

Sapelli, who retired last month as Agawam's school superintendent, is holding a mayoral campaign launch party from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at Oak Ridge ...

Bill Sapelli wins Agawam mayoral race over James Cichetti

Sapelli soundly defeated Agawam City Council President James P. Cichetti in Tuesday's election to succeed longtime Mayor Richard A. Cohen.

Obituaries today: Edward Borgatti was Agawam Police detective, town councilor, owned EB's Restaurant

Edward G. Borgatti, 88, of Feeding Hills, passed away on Monday. He was born in Feeding Hills and was a 1946 graduate of Agawam High School, where he ...

Paige Circosta named 2013 Agawam colleen

AGAWAM – Being named the 2013 colleen is just a bonus for Paige Circosta, who entered the contest to honor her grandfather who passed away in August, ...

James N. Reynolds III  Hartford Courant

James N. Reynolds, III, 76, of Gilbert, AZ and formerly of Wethersfield, CT and Farmington, CT passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in Gilbert, AZ after a ...

Wahconah unloads on Panthers  The Recorder

Emma Parkington clubbed a sixth-inning grand slam to help visiting Wahconah Regional High School cruise to a 12-0 victory over Pioneer Valley Regional ...

Faith in DNA: Arrest of Gary Schara in 1992 killing of Lisa Ziegert shows evolution of science in criminal investigations

Long before it would ever be used to identify a suspect in her daughter's homicide, Dianne "Dee" Ziegert said she had faith in the evolving science of DNA.

Lou Conte set to retire after 35 years in Agawam Public Schools

AGAWAM – One of Agawam's living legends is stepping aside. Lou Conte, a storied high school athlete who later taught and coached in the Agawam Public ...

Seen@ Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards Banquet at the Log Cabin in Holyoke

HOLYOKE - The Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards honored 42 teachers from western Hampden County at a banquet at Log Cabin on Wednesday ...

David Cecchi of Agawam honored for commitment to historic preservation

This award, created in 2010, recognizes individuals and groups who are committed to their communities and are active in efforts to preserve buildings, historic ...

Agawam mayor's 'adopted' son's Connecticut arrest may cause him legal trouble in Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD - By getting arrested after a high speed police chase through Hartford two weeks ago, Antonio Stephens, the self-described adopted son of ...

Eugene P. Krygowski  Hartford Courant

Dr. Eugene P. Krygowski, 84, of West Hartford, CT passed away on Monday, April 9th at Hartford Hospital surrounded by his two sons. Gene, as he was known ...

Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade Committee announces music awards

This year there were 13 bands honored for excellence.

Assistant Southbridge superintendent tapped as Granby schools chief after contract talks with Agawam principal Steven Lemanski fail

The school board here had offered the position to Agawam high school principal Steven Lemanski last month on a 4-1 vote, and he had accepted, pending ...

Agawam Is Building a Bridge to a Better Future  Business West

A $31.5 million project to replace the Morgan/Sullivan Bridge would create a new and improved gateway into Agawam. Richard Cohen is now halfway through ...

Title Wave: Greenfield bests Frontier, 2-1  The Recorder

AGAWAM — As the officials sorted out what would be the most important call of the season just a few feet away, Audrey Bresciano waited.Her mind was already ...

What Western Massachusetts high schools charge for students to park

Some school districts use parking revenue to maintain high school parking lots.

Agawam football hazing incident prompts superintendent to bar players from Rotary clubs luncheon

School Superintendent Mary Czajkowski said “three or four” of the team's co-captains were among the 10 or 11 bystanders to a hazing incident high school ...

Suspect Arrested in the Cold-Case Kidnapping, Rape and Killing of Mass. Teacher’s Assistant

Gary Schara has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping, rape and killing of 24-year-old Lisa Ziegert, more than two decades after her death.

School Field Hockey: Precocious Mason helps Frontier beat Westfield  The Recorder

Katheryn Mason scored a pair of goals Monday and Frontier Regional School picked up its 10th win of the season, 3-1, over Westfield High School in an ...

Agawam mayor's 'adopted' son Antonio Stephens arrested for auto theft and larceny as teenager, court records indicate

SPRINGFIELD - The legal misadventures of Antonio Stephens, the self-described adopted son of Agawam Mayor Richard Cohen, didn't start with the ...

High school students in Wilbraham and Agawam make the grade when it comes to Toy for Joy

The Republican Newspaper and the Salvation Army hope to raise $150000 by noon today.

Diane M. Mandirola  Hartford Courant

Diane M. (Whitaker) Mandirola, 71, of Suffield, beloved wife of the late Robert H. Mandirola died peacefully on Monday, April 9, 2018 at home surrounded by her ...

New Agawam School Superintendent William Sapelli gets 3-year contract

AGAWAM – The School Committee announced Tuesday that it has agreed to sign newly appointed school Superintendent William P. Sapelli to a three-year ...

People In Business: Donna Garcia of Park Square Realty

WESTFIELD - Ted Cassell, President of Park Square Realty, is pleased to announce that Donna Garcia has joined Park Square Realty's Westfield Office as a ...

Agawam Couple Opens Baseball, Softball Training Facility  Business West

WESTFIELD — Dave and Karen Sweeney of Agawam recently purchased the assets of the former Extra Innings Westfield franchise from Nabil and Julie ...

Agawam to welcome home teenage hit-and-run victim Alex Scafuri Wednesday

Alex is expected to fly into Westfield-Barnes Airport around noon, where he'll be met by police and fire personnel who will escort him to his home on Oak Hill ...

First look inside MGM Springfield  WCVB Boston

Take a look inside Massachusetts' first Las Vegas-style casino, which incorporated local history into the $960 million resort.

Ex-boyfriend of former Agawam nursing student Evan Bard pleads guilty to drunken driving, causing crash that killed her  The Republican -

Prosecutors agreed to drop a manslaughter charge as part of the plea deal.

Look: Bears wake from hibernation to forage in Massachusetts city

Black bears shunning hibernation for a frolic around a Massachusetts city have become the talk of the town and the toast of social media.

Great golf is 2nd nature for Dean, Matteo and Alia Godek of Agawam Municipal Golf Course

For many golfers, playing competitively with your children is second to none. For Dean Godek of Feeding Hillls, it's been a case of being second in the state.

Western Mass. volleyball: Lee earns No. 2 seed in D-III field, three other county teams also in bracket  Berkshire Eagle

AGAWAM — The MIAA released the seeds for the 2017 Western Massachusetts volleyball tournaments on Tuesday at Agawam High School and four county ...

Tears, smiles greet Army National Guard troops returning from Egypt in Fitchburg, Worcester  Worcester Telegram

FITCHBURG – They returned from two distinct missions in Sinai, Egypt – one platoon protecting the South Camp and hundreds of personnel from 12 different ...

Many local teams in the 2017 hunt as overnight uncertainty reigns  The Recorder

Year after year, the Western Massachusetts Division III Girls' Soccer Tournament provides plenty of drama and intrigue. It's one of the most difficult tournaments ...

Hometown Heroes: Sue Lecrenski and Whitney Shortt

Sy Becker - AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) - The Western Massachusetts Red Cross has chosen a school bus driver and an Agawam high school student to be two of ...

Peanut Bowl memories have lasted a lifetime for Western Mass. football greats

Sixty years ago, the region's top high school team took on Greater Atlanta's finest for the final time.

William Coleman of Springfield denies providing drugs that lead to death of Julie Ouimet of Agawam

William Coleman is also charged with distribution of Oxycodone.

School's student-run credit union teaches financial literacy

COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi high school is allowing some students to run an on-campus credit union in the hopes of teaching financial literacy at an ...

Rural Mass. School Walkout Treads Fine Line On Gun Control Advocacy  New England Public Radio

On the dot of 10 a.m., even as walkways were still being treated for ice the morning after a nor'easter, students from the Ralph C. Mahar Regional School in ...

Obituaries today: Thomas Cortese worked at T & R Wholesale Foods in Feeding Hills

Thomas "Tommy" W. Cortese, 28, of Agawam, passed away on Tuesday. Born in Springfield, he was a lifelong Agawam resident and graduate of Agawam High ...

In Western Mass., Educators Take On Responsibility – And Weight – Of School Security  New England Public Radio

Students across the country will walk out of class Wednesday morning to mark one month since the Parkland shooting, and to call for safer schools. In the.

Longmeadow, Agawam high school field hockey teams Play 4 the Cure to aid Rays of Hope, honor player's mother, Nicole Lipp

The 19th annual Rays of Hope Walk Toward A Cure to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research will be held on Oct. 28.

Wave consumes Warriors, 7-2  The Recorder

HOLYOKE — Upset? Uh-uh. Not this time around.Buoyed by a dominant first-half performance, Greenfield High School built an insurmountable lead and went ...

Outgoing Agawam Mayor Susan Dawson, Celeste Benoit of Longmeadow, try to put lives back together after public spat over Benoit's husband

Benoit started a romance with the mayor while he was still living with his wife.

Agawam mayor Susan Dawson seeks charges in bar attack at Max's Tavern by jealous wife  The Republican -

SPRINGFIELD - An unseemly melodrama involving the mayor of Agawam that erupted at a crowded downtown restaurant Wednesday has triggered a court ...

Greenfield, Frontier on collision course  The Recorder

Will the Western Massachusetts Division II Field Hockey championship game be a rematch from last season? We'll know tonight, when Greenfield High School ...

China's export growth to United States ticks up in October as traders rush to beat more US tariff

BEIJING (AP) - China's export growth to United States ticks up in October as traders rush to beat more US tariff hikes.

Track & Field: Red Hawks' girls stay undefeated  The Recorder

Jenna Martin continued her strong start to the season, and Frontier Regional School remained undefeated Thursday.The host Red Hawks improved to a perfect ...

2017 Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade Line of March

Grand marshal: Sr. jane F. Morrissey, SSJ Parade president: Michael J. Moriarty Chief of staff: Kathleen M. Krisak Deputy chief of staff: Jane Chevalier

About 200 Gun Control Advocates Rally Outside Smith & Wesson HQ  New England Public Radio

After students across the country walked out of class in a call for gun control legislation, teens and adults in Springfield, Massachusetts, held a rally outside the ...

25-year-old Massachusetts anti-hazing law triggered by death of AIC student at Springfield frat house

Massachusetts' anti-hazing law was drafted in response to the death of a 19-year-old American International College student during a hazing ritual at a ...

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