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The Greylock Thunder U14 travel softball team.
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The Greylock Thunder U16 travel softball team.
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The Greylock Thunder U18 travel softball team.

Greylock Thunder Travel Squads Sweep Weekend Double-Headers

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DUANESBURG, N.Y. -- The Greylock Thunder 14-and-under travel softball team swept a double-header Sunday, defeating Tribes Hill of Rensselaer, 11-3, and the Scotia Scotties, 13-2.
 
Hannah Tatro was the wining pitcher in both contests, striking out seven on the day and allowing three earned runs. Jadyn Greenbush, Julia Kowalczyk, and Jaelyn Deeley led the way offensively, having multiple hit games with Deeley racking up five RBIs. Brook Bishop, Allie George and Aolani Luczynski provided excellent defense.
 
16-and-Under
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- The Greylock Thunder U16 team came away with its second double-header sweep on Sunday, defeating Guilderland 15-1 and the Chatham Lady Reds, 2-0.
 
In Game 1, Alyssa Mercier doubled twice off of the top of the fence to drive in five runs for the game. Each Thunder player reached base and scored at least once. Crash Bird and Ellie Harnick split time in the circle, striking out 11 in the game.
 
In the second contest, Kayley Bushika doubled deep to left center in the fourth and singled sharply to left in the sixth, scoring Crash Bird each time to give the Thunder both its runs.
 
Pitching and defense were keys to the Thunder victory with Bird and Harnick again splitting the game in the circle, striking out nine and only allowing three hits. Defensively, the Thunder turned a huge double play with runners on first and third in the sixth when Crash Bird snared a rising line drive at second and fired to Megan Guyette to double the runner off of first. Abby Bird and Guyette were rock solid on defense all game. Sophia Guy chipped in on offense with a hit an a stolen base.
 
18-and-Under
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. -- The Thunder's U18 team split its games on Sunday, beating Springfield Central, 15-2, and falling to the Warriors, 12-4.
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Adams Residential Tax Rate Up 3 Percent

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
ADAMS, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen set a fiscal 2021 residential tax rate of $22.62 and a commercial tax rate of $26.89 per $1,000 valuation. Both figures are up 3 percent over last year.
 
The board members approved a 115 percent split that represents a 74 cent increase on the residential side and a 90 increase on the commercial side of the tax rate at Wednesday's tax classification hearing.
 
"Everybody has to pay taxes, and I think we do very well in this community making our elderly feel at home," Selectman Joseph Nowak said. "I think we do well for our children, and this is a matter of everybody pitching in."
 
Last year, the Selectmen approved the same 115 percent shift that created a residential tax rate of $21.88 and a commercial rate of $25.99, or 
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