Speaker for the whales: Indigenous artist interprets endangered right whale’s legacy and meaning

03-01-2024 3:57 PM

Two new exhibitions inspired by the life and skeleton of the whale Staccato — a grandmother North Atlantic right whale whose remains came to UMass’ natural history collection after her death in 1999 — are now open to the public.Indigenous artist...

Williamsburg’s Burgy Brews fizzles: Owners closing kitchen Sunday and taproom next weekend; also pulling plug on brewery

03-01-2024 4:00 PM

WILLIAMSBURG — Less than 2½ years after taking over the former Brewmaster’s Tavern and creating a gathering space for dining, drinking, music and games, the owners of Burgy Brews have announced that the business is closing.“More money goes out than...


On The Run with John Stifler: Marathon runner Kiptum at the height of his powers upon death
03-01-2024 3:23 PM

The running world barely had time to marvel at how 24-year-old Kelvin Kiptum came within sight of breaking the two-hour barrier in the marathon before what promised to be a thrilling career came to a sudden end last month in a car crash that took...


Jan Kopinto: Red light, green light
03-01-2024 3:00 PM

Red light, green light was a game a lot of us played as kids. The obvious red light meant stop and green light meant go. However, today that game has changed at stop lights. Green still means go but now it seems that red light also means go. Who...

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UMass hockey: Minutemen ready to play UMass Lowell for first time this season
02-29-2024 5:55 PM

By the end of the weekend, the Massachusetts hockey team will have officially squared off with every Hockey East opponent this season.UMass, coming off a series against UNH where the Minutemen knocked off the Wildcats at home on Friday and fell in...


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Obit photo for Mary Novak Mary Novak

Seaford, DE - Mary L. Novak passed peacefully in her Seaford, Delaware home surrounded by her loving children on December 31, 2023. Mary was born on August 6, 1941 and grew up in Montag... remainder of obit for Mary Novak

Obit photo for Gary Niswonger Gary Niswonger

WILLIAMSBURG, MA - Gary Niswonger died February 18, 2024, at home amongst his family. Born to Lewis Harmon Niswonger and Irma Virginia Pike Niswonger at home in Guilford, Ohio, in 1941,... remainder of obit for Gary Niswonger

Obit photo for Martha Mitchell Martha Mitchell

Amherst, MA - Martha Aldrich Mitchell passed at the age of 93 after a brief illness on February 11, 2024. Martha was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Merritt James Aldrich and Doris ... remainder of obit for Martha Mitchell

Obit photo for William Fisher William Fisher

William "Bill" Fisher Easthampton, MA - William ("Bill") Michael Fisher was born on Christmas Day in 1956 to Victoria (Toski) and Harrison Fisher of Haydenville, MA. The youngest of four sib... remainder of obit for William Fisher


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