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2019 Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade: Line of March  MassLive.com

The 2.65-mile parade begins at the K-mart Plaza on Northampton Street and makes its way to Hampden Street via Beech, Appleton and High streets.



NJ students: Shoe drive held at Hillsborough Middle School  MyCentralJersey.com

The STAR (Students Together Achieving Respect) student organization at Hillsborough Middle School turned Tuesdays during the month of January into ...



Congressman Richard Neal visits students at Westfield High School  WWLP.com

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - It's not every day a western Massachusetts high school class hears directly from their congressman about the workings of ...



Prom 2018 photos: Westfield High School prom at Chez Josef in Agawam  MassLive.com

The 2018 Westfield High School prom was held on Thursday, May 31 at Chez Josef in Agawam.



Westfield High School Class of 2018 encouraged to be kind and laugh (photos)  MassLive.com

WESTFIELD - The Westfield High School Class of 2018 received congratulations and advice from classmates, teachers, Superintendent Stefan Czaporowski ...



Westfield superintendent names interim athletic director  MassLive.com

The former athletic director and lead physical education teacher at the Hampden Charter School of Science in Chicopee will take the helm at Westfield High and ...



Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade Line of March and Lot Lineup Map  WWLP.com

Thousands of people will be marching in the 68th annual St. Patrick's Parade in Holyoke this Sunday. Take a look at the order of appearance.



Location of Westfield, Minnechaug Regional High School Thanksgiving football game moved  WWLP.com

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Westfield High School and Minnechaug Regional High School has been ...



Westfield Police looking for missing juvenile last seen near high school  WWLP.com

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing juvenile who was last seen on Monday.



Prom 2017 photos: Westfield High School celebrates at Chez Josef in Agawam  MassLive.com

The 2017 Westfield High School prom took place at Chez Josef in Agawam on Thursday, May 25.



Bo Sullivan will complete Westfield School Commitee term of his late brother  MassLive.com

Westfield School Committee member Kevin Sullivan died in September and his brother Bo will fill his seat.



Monday's high schools: Northampton boys basketball handles Westfield  GazetteNET

Jaeden Johndrow amassed 17 points and nine rebounds, as the Northampton boys basketball team beat Westfield 52-35 on the road Monday.Mike McCarthy ...



Westfield High science and engineering Fair is Feb. 8  MassLive.com

Students in all grades will participate in 18th annual Westfield High Science Fair.



High schools: Early 3s spark Northampton in rout of Westfield  GazetteNET

Lulu Kesin, Emily Sledzieski and Jill McGrath combined for four first-quarters 3-pointers to spark the Northampton girls basketball team to a 73-47 victory over ...



Westfield schools, Holyoke CareerPoint partner to prep students for workforce  MassLive.com

CareerPoint and the WHS Career Center are teaming up to give students and businesses opportunities to connect.



Hannah Jury named 2019 Westfield colleen  MassLive.com

WESTFIELD - Hannah E. Jury was crowned Westfield's Colleen Feb. 1 and will ride on the Sons of Erin float at the Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade with court ...



Westfield High School incident determined to be no threat to students and staff  wwlp.com

A threat was sent in to Westfield High School via the school district's anonymous alert system on Thursday.



Westfield High School gets new principal  wwlp.com

Superintendent of Westfield Schools, Stefan Czaporowski announced today the new principal of Westfield High School.



Division 2 boys lacrosse: Northampton can't catch Westfield in opening round  GazetteNET

WESTFIELD — The Northampton boys lacrosse team was eliminated from the Central/West Division 2 Tournament by Westfield, losing 9-4 on Monday.



Westfield teens plan concert to benefit Kinship Fund for homeless teens  MassLive.com

Cousins Emery and Carly James spearhead concert in Westfield to benefit homeless teens.



Westfield marks Veterans Day with parade, ceremony  MassLive.com

Westfield's veterans *service* director brought to tears by ceremony.



Westfield High students receive early college acceptance, scholarships, including at Harvard  MassLive.com

Westfield High School student Kristen Stawasz accepted to Harvard University.



2016 Westfield High School Prom  MassLive.com

The 2016 Westfield High School prom was held on Thursday, May 26, at The Log Cabin in Holyoke.



Westfield Superintendent discusses high school dropout rates  wwlp.com

Currently, the four-year graduation rate for Westfield HS is at 91% and Westfield Technical Academy is at 93.7%.



Creator of Westfield's iconic Black Squirrel creates new line of drawings of the city's unofficial mascot  MassLive.com

Iconic Black Squirrel artist Susan Buffam returns to her passion for drawing.



National Student Walkout: 'You could have heard a pin drop' in Westfield  MassLive.com

North Middle School students in Westfield joined the National Walk Out March 14.



Chris Tolpa-Matuszczak named principal of Franklin Avenue School in Westfield  MassLive.com

Interim Principal Chris Tolpa-Matuszczak will be the permanent principal at Franklin Avenue School in Westfield starting July 1.



Franklin Avenue School principal candidates to meet with Westfield community Tuesday  MassLive.com

Two finalists for the Franklin Avenue Elementary school principal position will meet with the public April 3, 2018, in Westfield.



Westfield High School students walked out of class to support principal  wwlp.com

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – One day after Westfield High School's interim principal was placed on leave, hundreds of students and staff members walked out ...



Remembering Red Kowalczyk, Westfield's 'Sprinting Blacksmith'  MassLive.com

In the pantheon of athletes from Westfield, Walter "Red" Kowalczyk rates a special place. He not only had size and speed, he had a work ethic that he learned ...



Words Unspoken: Summer camp aims to build confidence in youths who stutter  MassLive.com

Brandon Towle, founder of Camp Words Unspoken, a camp for young adults who stutter. (Photo submitted). 0. By Hope E. Tremblay. Westfield resident Brandon ...



Mother of Westfield overdose victim after supplier's guilty plea: 'I have cried every single day for the past 702 days'  MassLive.com

Seth Lombard-Hawthorne, 24, of Westfield, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the Feb. 6, 2016 overdose death of 16-year-old Lillian Anderson.



Seven Westfield teachers land 2018 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award  MassLive.com

Westfield educators receive Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards.



Photos: Westfield High School Class of 2016 Commencement  MassLive.com

Several thousand spectators gathered at the Westfield Technical Academy High School's Bullens Field to watch the Westfield High School Commencement ...



Westfield High School 11th grader passed away  wwlp.com

A tragic loss for the Westfield School community. 11th grader Lilian Anderson passed away Saturday.



'Patron saint' of road racing, Falmouth Road Race co-founder Tommy Leonard dies  MassLive.com

Tommy Leonard once referred to himself as “an old country bumpkin from Westfield, Massachusetts.”In truth, he was a fairly cosmopolitan type both revered and ...



Westfield High School principal resigning  wwlp.com

Westfield High School Principal Jonathan Carter is leaving, and that will mean staff changes at two other schools in the city.



Westfield transition program students to share their view of the city  MassLive.com

A grant from the Westfield Education Foundation to the East Mountain Transition Program will bring the Photo Voice project to students there.



Westfield High School Announces First Marking Period Honor Roll  TAPinto.net

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson announced the first marking period honor roll for the 2017-2018 school year Wednesday.



Assault of Westfield High School principal sparked by fight over classroom seating, police say  MassLive.com

Friday's alleged assault of Westfield High School principal Jonathan Carter was sparked by a dispute among students over classroom seating, police said.



GoFundMe page created for Lily Anderson, 16-year-old Westfield High School student who died of suspected heroin overdose  MassLive.com

"These funds will be used to help offset funeral costs and make donations to the Westfield High School Art Department and the Westfield Homeless Cat project," ...



Remembering Paul Gallo, a Westfield icon of high school sports  MassLive.com

With the death last Saturday of Paul Gallo, 86, Western Massachusetts lost one of its all-time great athletes. At Westfield High School in the post-war '40s, Gallo ...



State issues Westfield school assessment report  wwlp.com

A preliminary report on Westfield schools has been issued by the state.



Westfield High School Drama Club stages 'Cinderella'  MassLive.com

WESTFIELD - Westfield High School students will bring a classic fairy tale to life on Friday and Saturday with performances of their spring musical, "Cinderella.



Westfield High School announces 3 finalists for 2014 Bronze Tablet award  MassLive.com

The Bronze Tablet is awarded annually to a graduating senior that promotes the welfare and good name of Westfield High School.



Twenty-seven young women will compete in Westfield Sons of Erin Colleen contest  MassLive.com

Westfield historically attracts a large group of contestant vying for the five spots to represent the city as colleen in the Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade.



Westfield man sentenced to 42 months in jail in 16-year-old girl's overdose death  MassLive.com

Investigators have said Seth Lombard-Hawthorne and Lillian Anderson were co-workers at the Elm Street McDonald's in Westfield, one of two jobs the ...



Writing memoir a dream come true for Thomas Pitoniak of Westfield  MassLive.com

Writing a book has been -- since his college days at the University of Massachusetts -- a dream for Thomas F. Pitoniak, of Westfield. "I had enough for a book by ...



Photos: Westfield High School Class of 2015 graduation  MassLive.com

The Westfield High School Class of 2015 participated in graduation exercises on Friday night at Bullens Field.



Homeless young adults in Westfield get new home  wwlp.com

Some homeless young adults in Westfield now have a place to call home.



Applications available today for Hampden County Regional Employment Board summer jobs program  MassLive.com

CHICOPEE -- With the unemployment rate for those ages 16-19 stuck at nearly 26 percent, the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County is once again ...



At inauguration, Westfield mayor predicts '2018 is going to be banner for us'  MassLive.com

WESTFIELD -- Mayor Brian P. Sullivan told the audience at his inauguration ceremony Tuesday that he is prepared to lead the city as he begins his second term ...



Western Massachusetts students participate in nationwide school walkout  wwlp.com

Here's a look at school walkouts that happened right here in western Massachusetts.



Re-Inspired home furnishings shop opens in Southwick  MassLive.com

Upcycled items, furniture and more offered at Southwick's Re-Inspired.



New charter school will open in western Massachusetts  wwlp.com

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to approve three new charter schools in Massachusetts.



Westfield teen named Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America, earns $20,000 scholarship  MassLive.com

WESTFIELD -- When he was 9 years old, Nelson Gabriel Santos-Ferrer went to the Boys & Girls Club in Westfield for the first time. Since then it's become his ...



Westfield 2018 St. Patrick's Parade contingent to feature 'Woodland Sprites' float  MassLive.com

Fantasy will prevail on the float, which will include an enchanted tree, the home of a family of fairies -- not Leprechauns.



Suspected heroin dealer arrested after Westfield teen's death  wwlp.com

Seth Lombard-Hawthorne of Westfield is suspected of providing heroin to 16 year-old Lillian Anderson, who died Saturday.



Gazette Boys Lacrosse All-Star Team  GazetteNET

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tyler Allcroft, Northampton — Senior scored 60 goals with 12 assists and led the Blue Devils to the postseason. Found the net seven ...



Tom Pitoniak  Publishers Lunch Deluxe

TIGER HILLBILLY: MEMOIR OF AN AMERICAN FARMER, SCHOLAR, EDITOR--AND 70s REBEL. "It feels like a perfect night to get dressed up as hipsters



Cathedral v. Westfield Thanksgiving football tradition ends; Bombers whitewash Panthers 50-0  MassLive.com

Cathedral is scheduled to merge with St. Michaels to form Pope Francis High School. It's not certain if the new school will have a football team.



Westfield merchants ready for Small Business Saturday  MassLive.com

Downtown Westfield business owners are ready for Small Business Saturday shoppers.



Man has drug charges moved to Superior Court, mother of victim thanks community for donations  wwlp.com

A Westfield man, who allegedly sold heroin to a Westfield High School junior who died from an overdose has had all his charges moved to Hampden Superior ...



Westfield High School band seeks funding for New York City tribute to 9/11 victims  MassLive.com

Three Westfield natives were killed in the attack on the Twin Towers.



The Tavern in Westfield sold to owner of Opa Opa, Kaptain Jimmy's  MassLive.com

WESTFIELD -- After 14 years in Westfield and a total of 36 years in business, John J. Bonavita is selling The Tavern restaurant to the owner of Southampton's ...



Classroom news and notes from around the region  GazetteNET

Carlino graduates from Academy HillEasthampton — Jackson Carlino, the son of Will and Kim of Easthampton, recently graduated from Academy Hill School in ...



Westfield looking to win elusive Western Massachusetts girls swimming championship  MassLive.com

Twice, the Westfield High School girls swimming team rode the momentum of an undefeated season into the Western Massachusetts championships. Twice, the ...



National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists named for 2019  MyCentralJersey.com

Central Jersey students from 53 schools, along with one home-schooled scholar, have been named as semifinalists for the 2019 National Merit Scholarship ...



Man killed in crash on Montgomery Rd. in Westfield  wwlp.com

Dan Desrochers - WESTFIELD, Mass. (The Westfield News) - One man died following a rollover at Montgomery Road and West Road Saturday morning.



The end of a football rivalry - Cathedral, Westfield and Thanksgiving Day  MassLive.com

While nothing is certain yet, Cathedral athletic director Joe Hegarty said he's "very doubtful" that the new Pope Francis school would have football.



'Act well thy part,' beloved Westfield teacher Barbara O'Connor's lesson learned by students, family: Viewpoint  MassLive.com

That January of 37 years ago was as cold but not as frigid as this one. In 1981, I was a young reporter in the Westfield bureau of the Springfield Daily News, ...



2018 Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade Line of March  MassLive.com

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



Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of Westfield presents 2013 scholarships  MassLive.com

Some 165 members of Westfield's graduating class of 2013 will be helped to make their higher education aspirations a reality by the awards.



School Street Bistro closing in Westfield surprises officials, leaves groups scrambling  MassLive.com

Mayor Daniel Knapik said a recent meeting with Bistro owners indicated they were interested in creating market rate housing on the upper floors of the brick ...



Westfield settlements and judgments  wwlp.com

These are the settlements and judgments in Westfield from 2012-2015.



Summer Stock Stage presents ‘Urinetown’  Current in Carmel

The Summer Stock Stage's production of the musical “Urinetown the Musical” has a heavy dose of Hamilton County and Zionsville performers. The production ...



Oakton High School Boy's & Girl's Takes Down Westfield  SwimSwam

The high school swim season has begun, and the Oakton Swim/Dive team opened the season with two victories over Westfield High School. At Cub Run ...



Katie Guay's Olympic goals reached as Westfield native officiates women's hockey tournament in Pyeongchang  MassLive.com

After roughly a decade of work, Guay is one of four American women to go to the Olympics as a women's ice hockey official.



Moe's Southwest Grill opens in Westfield next week, offering free burritos for a year for 25 lucky guests  MassLive.com

Moe's has area locations on Route 9 in Hadley, on King Street in Northampton and on hazard Avenue in Enfield, Connecticut.



Schools: Mohawk unloads on Tech, 24-11  The Recorder

Behind an offensive outburst that featured 26 hits in just five innings, Mohawk Trail Regional High School stormed to a 24-11 victory over Franklin County ...



Former Westfield Mayor John Rhodes dies at 70  MassLive.com

John Rhodes, lawyer, teacher and former mayor of Westfield, has died. He was 70 years old.



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 ...



Western Massachusetts high school graduation dates set  MassLive.com

commerce graduation 2014.JPG. The High School of Commerce for Advanced Studies Class of 2014 gathers for commencement at Springfield Symphony Hall ...



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 ...



PVIAC Skiing Individuals: Long list of local skiers in the hunt  The Recorder

After securing a regular-season team title, the Mohawk Trail Regional High School girls' alpine ski team sets its sights on the postseason today.The Warriors ...



Westfield cop on man who kicked her head, caused stroke: 'I don't hate anybody...hate doesn't solve hate' (Video)  MassLive.com

Westfield police officer Megan Bartlett, who was allegedly kicked in the head by Victor Guzman during a traffic stop, suffered a near-stroke.



Alleged heroin dealers charged with manslaughter in Westfield  wwlp.com

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A Westfield couple has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the overdose death of a woman who lived in their ...



Superintendents protest sci-tech charter school OK'd to open in Hampden County  MassLive.com

A new charter school approved this week for Western Massachusetts will focus on students from Agawam, Holyoke, Westfield and West Springfield interested in ...



Photos: Seen@ Westfield's 2016 Inaugural Ball honoring new Mayor Brian Sullivan  MassLive.com

More than 300 guests gathered at Tekoa Country Club Saturday night to celebrate the 2016 Inaugural Ball in honor of Westfield Mayor Brian P. Sullivan.



Aspiring Lawyer Sues Law School After Admission Revoked | New Jersey Law Journal  Law.com

A New Jersey man has taken a Midwestern law school to court after it revoked his admission for failing to disclose a criminal record.



Teen killed in crash on Shaker Road in Westfield  The Republican - MassLive.com

Nearly 700 people turned out at Westfield High School Sunday to mourn the death of Carlos Montes de Oca.



NORTHAMPTON — What does it take to be an excellent teacher?For Melissa Power-Greene, a special education teacher at Northampton High  GazetteNET

NORTHAMPTON — What does it take to be an excellent teacher?For Melissa Power-Greene, a special education teacher at Northampton High.



Catrina Touchette leads Hampshire gymnastics on senior night  GazetteNET

WESTHAMPTON — Hampshire Regional freshman gymnast Catrina Touchette didn't compete in the all-around but still shined in three events on the Red ...



Who's the top municipal earner in Westfield? Certainly not the mayor  MassLive.com

The Westfield 2011 city payroll shows Mayor Daniel Knapik is only the 29th-highest wage earner among municipal employees.



Everyday People: Songwriter Lexi Weege organizes women's music festival in Westfield  MassLive.com

Lexi Weege, a 22-year-old professional musician from Westfield, is organizing and performing in a women's music festival in her hometown.



Joseph Knapik, father of Westfield Mayor Daniel Knapik and former Sen. Michael Knapik, recalled as 'old school guy'  MassLive.com

The Knapik family patriarch was a 1952 graduate of Westfield High School, graduated from American International College in 1962 and was hired as a teacher ...



Family of Westfield native Daniel Trant, killed in 9/11 terrorist attack, celebrates his life  MassLive.com

The Western Mass. 9/11 Tribute golf outing included sports celebrities Tom 'Satch' Sanders, Dave Cowens, M.L. Carr, Greg Kite, Bill Lee and Don Marcotte.



Westfield's Taylor Hildack scores 'American Idol' tryout; fails to make cut  MassLive.com

A 2011 graduate of Westfield High School, she is a student at Holyoke Community College.



Theatre Under The Stars Names Clifford D. Alexander New Director of Education  Broadway World

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has a new Director of Education, Clifford D. Alexander. As a core part of his role, Alexander will oversee the Humphreys School ...



'Synthetic marijuana' in Westfield indicates Western Massachusetts communities concerned with spread of drug  MassLive.com

Westfield is among a growing number of communities across the country which are seeking to ban sales of synthetic marijuana.



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