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Sherry Wingfield: Wasted resources 
02-06-2023 12:52 PM

For many years, I have been involved with swimming and around pools. When the JFK Middle School pool was being built, I was thrilled that our city would have this invaluable resource for our community. For many years before the pandemic, the community...

Amy Cahillane: Ice Art Festival a community success
01-30-2023 12:56 PM

The 12th Annual Northampton Ice Art Festival was a magical affair, with amazing artists, perfect weather, crowds of enthusiastic viewers and wonderful event hosts and sponsors. On behalf of the Downtown Northampton Association: Thank you! Thank you...

Rev. Dr. Peter Ives and Rev. Carol Rinehart: Sojourner Truth painting to be unveiled
01-29-2023 8:26 PM

On Feb. 4, the Forbes Library will unveil a painting of Sojourner Truth by the highly regarded local artist Richard Yarde. This is a gift from the Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee. The event is part of a reception celebrating several additions to...

Mary Ingari: 12 pot shops are enough 
01-23-2023 5:21 PM

I am writing in favor of capping the number of marijuana dispensaries in Northampton. We have the most dispensaries per capita than any other city in Massachusetts. At a recent City Council meeting, the vast majority of citizens spoke out in favor of...

Guest columnist Daniel Lyons: Electric vehicles and the future 
01-09-2023 2:31 PM

By Daniel Lyons

In his Dec. 31 letter, “Electric vehicles and the environment,” George Kriebel states he is confident that future grid expansion will occur to meet demand for EVs, heat pumps, etc. He does not state the basis for his confidence and today’s grid is far...

Darcy Sweeney: Unmanaged forests critical to mitigating the climate crisis
01-09-2023 2:29 PM

I couldn’t disagree more with guest columnist Mike Leonard’s diatribe against Gov. Healey’s ambitious goals to preserve the commonwealth’s forested lands, starting with her campaign promise to invoke a logging moratorium in our public forests...

Gabby Thomas named to Olympics 4x100 relay team
07-06-2021 7:34 PM


Florence’s Gabby Thomas now has a chance at two Olympic medals. After qualifying to run the 200-meter dash individually, the Harvard graduate was named to the USA’s 4x100-meter team Tuesday according to a release by USA Track and Field.She was listed...

Business 2018: One Block: Parsons Block, Maple Street, Florence
02-04-2018 11:29 PM


THE BLOCK: Just a turn off Main Street in Florence and onto Maple Street, a variety of businesses — many that have been around for decades — are housed in what’s known as the Parsons Block.The Parsons Block, which stretches from 76-96 Maple St.,...

Willard gravel pit fails to sell at auction; smaller Westhampton parcel sold for $150,000
08-17-2017 11:33 PM


NORTHAMPTON — A 202-acre site on Ryan Road that for nearly a century has been home for the Bill Willard Inc. sand and gravel pit failed to sell at a public auction Thursday morning.But a smaller parcel of land owned by Bill Willard in Westhampton off...

Authorities identify Florence man struck by car, killed
05-16-2017 9:53 PM


NORTHAMPTON — A 78-year-old Florence man was hit by a car and killed while riding his bike Monday afternoon.Alan H. Porter was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield where he was later pronounced dead, according to the Northwestern district...

Gunman robs Florence convenience store, Northampton police say
04-20-2017 11:29 AM


FLORENCE — Jim’s Variety Store in Florence was robbed Wednesday night, the second time the convenience store’s cash register has been plundered since January.Northampton Police Department Capt. John Cartledge said in a news release that a male suspect...

Last deer returns to Look Park after escaping enclosure
04-11-2017 10:30 AM


FLORENCE — The last of three missing Look Park deer returned home Monday, exhausted but otherwise OK after three-pl days outside the park, a park official said.“Our last deer that was running around was Fannie,” said Sebastian Ross, operations...

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