A blooming movement: Pollinator gardens proliferate as homeowners, others look to create ecosystems on their properties

06-24-2024 5:36 PM

FLORENCE — Morey Phippen and Brian Adams’ yard looks nothing like the traditional blanket of green grass associated with suburban lawns.Instead, bumblebees and butterflies bob and weave around her destined for the nearby foxglove, pink primrose, red...

‘It’s time:’ Plainfield Fire Chief Alvord hangs up his helmet

06-24-2024 4:14 PM

PLAINFIELD — In 48 years with the local fire department, David Alvord has seen plenty of changes. In 1976, there were fewer than 10 firefighters in a town with half the population it has today. Compared to the automatic mutual aid system in place...


UMass basketball: Minutemen tour Hadley’s Mapleline Farm as part of community service, outreach
06-24-2024 8:40 PM

HADLEY – Jessica Dizek pulled out a four-pint bottle of milk and posed a question to the barn: any takers? The UMass men’s basketball team was on a tour of Mapleline Farm, where Dizek is a co-owner, and they had reached the barn full of Mapleline’s...


Guest columnist Gene Stamell: The wise ask why
06-24-2024 4:44 PM

 It is a ludicrous endeavor to attempt to fit all human beings into two distinct categories. But if my life depended upon my doing so (or if I were to refuse to do so at the risk of being condemned to sit in a cinema, watching “The Piano” over and...

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Whately Selectboard considers easing Club Castaway’s police detail requirement long-term
06-22-2024 3:27 PM

WHATELY — Club Castaway can continue to operate without a police detail on Thursdays for a while longer, while the Selectboard considers dropping the Thursday night requirement on a more long-term basis.The board has been easing the strip club back...


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Obit photo for Cynthia Margaret Cynthia Margaret

Lukowski, MA - Cynthia Margaret (Fisher) Lukowski, a resident at Linda Manor Extended Care in Leeds, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2024. She was born on March 22, 1950 in Northampton, MA to Victoria (Algustoski) and Harrison Fisher... remainder of obit for Cynthia Margaret

Obit photo for Maya Karin Peterson Maya Karin Peterson

1980 ~ 2021 Santa Cruz, CA - Maya Karin Peterson, beloved daughter of Mark and Indira Peterson and partner of A. Marm Kilpatrick, died unexpectedly in Santa Cruz, California, on June 16, 2021, of an amniotic fluid embolism, a rare compl... remainder of obit for Maya Karin Peterson

Obit photo for Sigmond Wernik Sigmond Wernik

Easthampton, MA - Sigmond Wernik, age 87, of Easthampton passed away on June 17, 2024, after a short illness. He was born in Easthampton on September 17, 1936, to the late Sigmond and Josephine (Sudnick) Wernik and was a 1954 graduate o... remainder of obit for Sigmond Wernik

Obit photo for Theodore Edward Bishko Theodore Edward Bishko

Theodore (Ted/Teddy) Edward Bishko Hadley, MA - Theodore (Ted/Teddy) Edward Bishko, 62 passed away Wednesday June 12, 2024 at Cooley-Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts. Born in Northampton on April 22, 1962, he was born th... remainder of obit for Theodore Edward Bishko


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