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Updated: Sunderland headed for tax override vote; senior housing moves forward
04-28-2017 11:18 PM


SUNDERLAND — The town’s voters approved its budget and set the stage for a Proposition 2½ override at the town’s elections next week.On top of a chance to see a potential tax hike in Sunderland, the town also voted to help move forward a project for...

24-hour giving event to launch Tuesday
04-27-2017 2:39 PM

By Nicole DeFeudis

 For the fourth year, the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts will help improve the quality of life in the Pioneer Valley through its annual fundraiser, Valley Gives Day.The online fundraiser will be open Tuesday for just 24 hours, when...

Oh, Henrys: Attias, Higgins led Northampton boys lacrosse past South Hadley, 15-5
04-25-2017 11:08 PM


SOUTH HADLEY — Northampton boys lacrosse teammates Henry Higgins and Henry Attias have more in common than just a first name. They both know how to facilitate the offense and how to put the ball in the back of the net. Higgins finished with six goals...

West Mass branding put on pause while organizers gather feedback
04-22-2017 12:17 AM


GREENFIELD — “West Mass” is on hold until further notice.In response to a dramatic public outcry when the name was unveiled a few months ago, “we have hit pause,” Economic Development Council of Western Mass., President Rick Sullivan said on...

Hilltown Voices: Annual Meltdown raises over $1,300 for school defibrillator
04-16-2017 10:32 PM


The 2017 Goshen Meltdown has come to a close raising $1,350 to purchase an automated external defibrillator for the New Hingham Elementary School in Chesterfield.“I think this is fabulous,” New Hingham School Principal Rosemary Larkin said “We were...

Church building gift tops town warrant
04-14-2017 11:08 PM


SOUTH DEERFIELD — Recently closed South Deerfield Congregational Church wants to gift its building to the town for a new senior center, a proposition that needs to be accepted by town residents at this year’s annual town meeting — one of 32 articles...

CT Watershed Council now CT River Conservancy
04-14-2017 12:50 AM


GREENFIELD — The Connecticut River Watershed Council is retiring its name and logo, but Executive Director Andrew Fisk said it will remain the same organization.Now called the Connecticut River Conservancy, the nonprofit environmental advocate, has...

Northampton knocks off rival Amherst Regional in girls tennis
04-11-2017 9:56 PM


NORTHAMPTON — Both teams sat side by side to watch the final singles match of the day between Caitlyn Richmond, of Northampton, and Nya Saunders, of Amherst. The two showed flashes of why they were deserving of the No. 1 singles matchup with their...

Smith College exhibit shows what ancient ruins reveal about garden medicine
04-08-2017 7:43 PM


In 1966, an American archaeologist named Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski was working on a dig at Pompeii, the ancient Roman city buried under ash and pumice during the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. She noticed something unusual going on...

Authorities: Husband of missing woman with ties to Easthampton found dead of apparent suicide
04-08-2017 5:35 PM

By Bob Dunn

CLARKSBURG — The husband of a missing Clarksburg woman with ties to Easthampton was found dead Friday in what investigators are calling an apparent suicide.A family member of 42-year-old Charles “Chad” Reidy had asked police to conduct a well-being...

Police: One person dies after crash into tree in Deerfield
04-06-2017 11:37 PM


SOUTH DEERFIELD — One person has died after a blue Toyota SUV crashed into a large tree in front of 50 Sugarloaf St. near the village center.The deadly accident happened at 5:44 p.m. at the intersection of Thayer and Sugarloaf Streets. A Deerfield...

Opening Red Sox game marks 50-year tradition for Northampton trio
04-03-2017 11:50 AM

By Nicole DeFeudis

For some, opening day at Fenway might mean watching Dustin Pedroia hit one out of the park, or eating peanuts and Cracker Jack. But for three area residents, the game on Monday marks a 50-year tradition of attending home openers as best friends. It...

Hilltown Voices: Hampshire County hilltowns receive grants for significant bridge repair
04-02-2017 11:18 PM

By Fran Ryan

Three hilltown communities were among the 36 towns in western Massachusetts that received grants from the state’s Municipal Small Bridge Program this week.Chesterfield received $250,000 to rehabilitate a bridge on Ireland Street over the Jackson...

Red Fire Farm to run store, bakery
04-02-2017 3:04 PM


MONTAGUE CENTER — A new farm store and bakery is growing where a bar once stood.Red Fire Farm is readying its latest venture — Red Fire North: A Farm Store and Bakery on Route 63 — on the site of the former Montague Inn.The new venture is seen as an...

UMass football assistant Dave Wissman savors Western Mass homecoming
04-02-2017 2:59 PM


It’s 39 minutes, door to door, from Dave Wissman’s home in Guilford, Vermont, to McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Amherst. Since taking a coaching job with the UMass football team earlier this month however, Wissman could just as easily float back and forth...

Confusion surrounds implementation of recreational marijuana law
04-01-2017 12:55 AM

By Mina Corpuz

BOSTON — Conflicting proposals from state lawmakers to implement the recreational marijuana law voters passed last fall has left Massachusetts cities and towns struggling to cope with confusion, and calls into question whether the regulated industry...

Turners Falls hockey officially ending co-op, Frontier skaters may play for Greenfield
03-22-2017 4:37 PM


The Turners Falls High School hockey team will not be lacing up its skates next year.Turners Falls officially ended its four-school cooperative hockey team following this season.“We officially filed to not continue our cooperative,” Turners Falls...

How Donald Vitkus of Leeds, abandoned at an institution for the mentally disabled as a child, made a life for himself (w/video)
03-22-2017 12:44 PM


On an October afternoon in 1955, a 12-year-old boy named Donald Vitkus took the first step in a long search for the mother he never knew. With a mop and bucket in hand, he’d been left unsupervised for a few minutes in an office at Belchertown State...

Navy SEAL from Belchertown lands top honors
03-12-2017 10:21 PM


BELCHERTOWN — For the second year in a row, a Belchertown native Navy SEAL has taken top honors at his Virginia Naval unit.Petty Officer 1st Class James Mason, a special warfare operator, was named 2016 Sailor of the Year for the Naval Safety Center...

Poisonings carried out on flocks of invasive birds in Belchertown
02-08-2017 9:44 AM


In early January unsuspecting residents of West Springfield and Agawam were shocked and frightened when they discovered dozens of dead or dying birds near their homes, some falling from trees on to lawns homes and cars.The unusual incident...

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