A ‘Refuse to Lose’ reunion: UMass stars gather to talk about Final Four run for new documentary

06-11-2024 6:10 PM

AMHERST — A Final Four run for the University of Massachusetts men’s basketball team and its “Refuse to Lose” mantra that defined the program’s most successful era continues to provide fond memories for the players and coaches involved nearly 30 years...

Horticultural rebirth: Two years after fire, Smith Vocational breaks ground on new $7M building

06-11-2024 3:15 PM

NORTHAMPTON — Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School broke ground on its new planned horticulture building on Tuesday, with plans to cut the ribbon on the finished building by next summer.The previous horticulture building, which housed the...


Div. 4 boys tennis: PVCICS’ undefeated season ends to Manchester-Essex in state semifinals (PHOTOS)
06-11-2024 9:05 PM

SPRINGFIELD – Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School boys tennis’ dream undefeated season came to a close on Tuesday afternoon with a 5-0 loss to Manchester-Essex in the MIAA Div. 4 semifinals at Forest Park.The No. 3 Hornets not only ended...


Guest columnist Khadene Harry-Stoby: No summer break for mental health
06-11-2024 6:41 PM

 As summer break arrives, the joyous anticipation of freedom from school routines fills the hearts of adolescents. Yet, amid the excitement lies a poignant reality: Mental health concerns do not take a hiatus when classrooms empty and textbooks gather...

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Plum Boutique aims to bring whimsy, joy to downtown Northampton
06-05-2024 2:30 PM

NORTHAMPTON — Several years ago, Heidi Weeks made the decision go into business with her business partner Tim Fisk, who runs Salon Herdis in Northampton. The two had the idea of opening up a boutique shop in Greenfield, where Weeks was living.“Between...


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Obit photo for Virginia Johnson Virginia Johnson

Amherst, MA - Virginia F. Johnson, 82, died March 11, 2024 at home in Amherst, MA. Daughter of the late Katherine (Jennings) and Elmer Fox, Ginny was born June 22, 1941 in Springfield, MA and raised in Hampden, MA. After graduating ... remainder of obit for Virginia Johnson

Obit photo for Aloysius Marczyk Aloysius Marczyk

Easthampton, MA - Aloysius K. Marczyk, 81, died May 24, 2024, in Leominster. A longtime Easthampton resident, he was born in Holyoke on April 9, 1943. Al attended Sacred Heart and Easthampton High School. His parents, Alexander and... remainder of obit for Aloysius Marczyk

Obit photo for Barbara J. Hendricks Barbara J. Hendricks

Hadley, MA - Barbara J. Hendricks passed away peacefully Monday June 10th surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was a lifelong resident of Hadley, growing up on the family farm, and then going on to work as a librarian at Hopkins Aca... remainder of obit for Barbara J. Hendricks

Obit photo for Lori Brand Lori Brand

Lori (Fournier) Brand Northfield, MA - Lori Jean Brand, formerly of Easthampton, MA, died June 7, 2024, at home. Lori was born on December 9, 1959, to John and Jacqueline (Lucas) Fournier. Lori was predeceased by her mother Jacqueline (... remainder of obit for Lori Brand


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