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Interviews with superintendent finalists for Hampshire Regional district set for Wednesday
06-04-2024 12:12 PM

By Alexa Lewis

WESTHAMPTON — The Hampshire Regional School District may have a new permanent superintendent this week.The All-Districts Committee announced last week that they had ended discussions with Albert Ganem, who was offered the interim superintendent...

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Southampton voters to decide on $2.2M override to buy land for new public safety complex
06-09-2024 1:00 PM

By Alexa Lewis

SOUTHAMPTON — The town will take another significant step toward the construction of a new public safety complex on June 25, when voters will decide at a special election whether to buy land that was already approved at this year’s annual Town...


Kiwanis Club renews chapter in Southampton, Easthampton
06-09-2024 11:51 AM

By Alexa Lewis

EASTHAMPTON/SOUTHAMPTON — After four years out of operation, the Kiwanis Club of Easthampton and Southampton is back, and celebrated the presentation of its new charter on Friday.The club was brought back to life by George Delisle, who in addition to...


Bring on the Chaos: Annual street festival set for Saturday in Easthampton
06-06-2024 8:42 AM

By Alexa Lewis

EASTHAMPTON — It’s that time of year again. Cultural Chaos will take place on Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. in Easthampton’s Cottage Street Cultural District. Cultural Chaos is an annual street festival that celebrates the arts and culture of Cottage...


Federal funds heading to Amherst, Holyoke for purchase of more than two dozen electric school buses
06-05-2024 5:50 PM

By Alexa Lewis

School districts in Amherst and Holyoke are well on their way to transporting students to and from school in buses that run entirely on clean energy.The two districts were among 17 in Massachusetts to secure portions of $42 million in federal funding...


Transhealth’s new leader hopes to continue center’s early success
06-03-2024 4:12 PM

By Alexa Lewis

Transhealth’s new CEO Joan Erwin understands how critical gender-affirming care is in today’s political climate, and said she’s ready to guide the health care center into the future.Erwin, previously Transhealth’s chief operating officer, has a...


Westhampton voters pick Milikowsky for Select Board, Hilnbrand for regional school committee
06-03-2024 11:11 AM

By Alexa Lewis

WESTHAMPTON — Voters at Saturday’s town election selected newcomers Jennifer Milikowsky for a three-year term on the Select Board and Andy Hilnbrand for a three-year position on the Regional School Committee.In the Select Board race, Milikowsky easily...


Art as healing: Safe Passage launches new anthology project to give domestic abuse survivors space to tell their stories
06-02-2024 9:01 AM

By Alexa Lewis

NORTHAMPTON — For victims of domestic abuse, speaking out about one’s experiences can be both terrifying and liberating at the same time.With the launch of its new anthology project this week, Safe Passage — the longtime Northampton nonprofit whose...


Around the Hamptons: Parking lot project to close Easthampton Senior Center
06-01-2024 1:38 PM

By Alexa Lewis

EASTHAMPTON — The Easthampton Council on Aging and Enrichment Center will be closed starting Monday and lasting through Friday, June 14, due to parking lot reconstruction. No safe access to the building will be available during construction, and...


DPH advises people to limit eating fish from Oxbow after elevated levels of PFAS found in samples
05-30-2024 3:31 PM

By Alexa Lewis

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is warning people to limit their fish intake from the Oxbow in Northampton and Easthampton, or to not consume any fish from the pond if they have certain health conditions.According to a fish consumption...


Around the Hamptons: Algae blooms detected in Easthampton’s Rubber Thread Pond; towns issue surveys on key issues; and more
05-29-2024 2:37 PM

By Alexa Lewis

EASTHAMPTON — The Easthampton Health Department has issued a warning about potential cyanobacteria algae blooms in Rubber Thread Pond, located behind the parking lot near the city’s Municipal Building at 50 Payson Ave. Photographs of the suspected...


Valley social justice groups land funding for efforts to help incarcerated people, those seeking asylum
05-28-2024 4:03 PM

By Alexa Lewis

Three Pioneer Valley social justice organizations have been awarded funding to expand their missions that range from seeking the release of incarcerated people to helping individuals undergoing asylum cases.The Decarcerate Western Massachusetts...


PVTA set to launch free rides all summer
05-27-2024 2:01 PM

By Alexa Lewis

PIONEER VALLEY — Pioneer Valley Transit Authority riders will travel for free this summer. In celebration of authority’s 50 years of service, deemed their “Golden Year Anniversary,” all rides have been prepaid starting on Saturday, June 1, and...


Contested races for Select Board, regional school committee up for grabs in Westhampton
05-27-2024 11:29 AM

By Alexa Lewis

WESTHAMPTON — At the town election on Saturday, voters will be asked to decide on candidates for two contested seats. Two candidates will compete for a vacant three-year position on the Select Board, and two will compete for a three-year post on the...


Easthampton Media to screen ‘Four Winters’ documentary on Thursday
05-22-2024 9:23 AM

By Alexa Lewis

EASTHAMPTON — This Thursday, Easthampton Media will present a screening of the documentary film “Four Winters” in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month.At a recent City Council meeting on May 1, city officials voted to recognize May as Jewish...


Baystate Health pitches plan for big regional health center
05-21-2024 3:50 PM

By Alexa Lewis

SPRINGFIELD — A new 90,000-square-foot community health center is coming to Springfield to provide centrally-located, comprehensive care in the Pioneer Valley.Public and private sector officials gathered Tuesday to announce plans for the new center, a...


Easthampton Chamber launches capital campaign for new co-working space downtown
05-20-2024 5:29 PM

By Alexa Lewis

EASTHAMPTON — Four months from the opening of a much-anticipated co-working space downtown, the Chamber of Greater Easthampton has launched a capital campaign in hopes that a final fundraising push will provide the money needed to outfit the space on...


Carol’s Jazz Night to return: Performances set for Wednesday at Blue Room
05-20-2024 3:35 PM

By Alexa Lewis

EASTHAMPTON — Carol’s Jazz Night is back, and CitySpace has announced the upcoming stars of the Blue Room: The Argiro Quintet and the Rich Goldstein Quartet.Jazz vocalist Carol Abbe Smith welcomes community members into CitySpace’s Blue Room at 43...


It’s official: Fasoli sworn in as Southampton’s new fire chief
05-16-2024 9:17 AM

By Alexa Lewis

SOUTHAMPTON — Standing against the gleaming red backdrop of Engine 3, Richard Fasoli was sworn in as the Southampton Fire Department’s new fire chief in a brief ceremony on Wednesday. “I couldn’t do it without all of your help,” Fasoli said to those...


Multiverse of style: Volante Design in Easthampton has a mission to make jackets that anyone can wear anytime
05-15-2024 3:30 PM

By Alexa Lewis

EASTHAMPTON — When David Volante posted a photo to his blog of a custom jacket he was working on in 2012, he wasn’t expecting it to go viral.The interest in his design made him realize that people wanted what he was selling, and he could sell even...


School budget leads to lively debate, with a twist, at Westhampton TM
05-13-2024 6:09 PM

By Alexa Lewis

WESTHAMPTON — In an unusual twist for any budget year, residents at Saturday’s Town Meeting gave serious consideration to voting down the town’s portion of funding for the Hampshire Regional School District.Their argument? The town’s contribution to...

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