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MassGolf: Westover’s Zach Lebeau paces local pack at Mass Am qualifier in Springfield
06-17-2024 7:36 PM

Jeremy Meade of Nashawtuc Country Club shot the low round of the day to take home medalist honors in a 2024 Massachusetts Amateur Golf Championship qualifier at Veterans Memorial Golf Course in Springfield on Monday afternoon.Meade shot 2-under-par 70...

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MIAA tourneys: Previewing the 5 quarterfinals featuring Hampshire County programs
06-06-2024 5:51 PM


And then there were five.Following MIAA Round of 16 matchups, Hampshire County is down to just five teams standing in the state tournament. Each of them will be in action this weekend, with two teams on Friday, two on Saturday and one on Sunday.Of the...

Area briefs: Belchertown Farmers Market to open; CISA gives loans to farmers; Leverett foundation awards grants to school
06-01-2024 1:42 PM

Belchertown Farmers and Artisans Market set to open BELCHERTOWN — The Belchertown Farmers and Artisans Market will open for the season on Sunday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the Belchertown Common (corner of Route 202 and Jabish Street). “A...

The many faces of food insecurity: Exhibit at Forbes Library shares diverse stories of access issues in our community
05-30-2024 3:02 PM


History is everyone’s story. Its lessons can inform a bright future for everyone, but only if we truly listen to everyone.For almost a year, members of the Storytelling Circle of the Hampshire County Food Policy Council (HCFPC) have been collecting...

The Mill River Flood 150 years later: ‘The whole valley was a wild torrent’
05-15-2024 5:58 PM


WILLIAMSBURG — Like many mill owners before and since, the consortium that created the Williamsburg Reservoir in 1866 wanted more power for their factories, and they wanted to pay as little as possible for it.Eight years after the dam began its...

A Look Back, May 13
05-13-2024 6:01 AM


50 Years Ago ■Three Holyoke youths were rescued from falling off a moving Boston and Maine freight train last night by Northampton policeman Gerald L. LeVitre. The youths had boarded the train in the freight yards in Holyoke and had hung onto the...

Area briefs: Hadley candidates forum slated for Monday
05-11-2024 10:16 AM

Candidates forum to take place in Hadley on MondayHADLEY — A forum for candidates running for elective office at the town’s May 21 election will be held by the Hadley Mothers’ Club on Monday.The Hadley Mothers’ Club, turning 80 this year, has...

MIAA power rankings: See where all the local teams are ranked
04-30-2024 4:34 PM


The MIAA released its second edition of the spring sports power rankings across the state on Tuesday. Out of all sports, Hampshire Regional softball holds the highest ranking in Hampshire County, checking in at No. 5 in Division 4. Hopkins leads all...

Chance Encounters with Bob Flaherty: The coming of bees puts South Hadley man in high spirits
04-28-2024 6:01 PM

SOUTH HADLEY— Amid the cheerful greenery popping out everywhere like peepers, a red and black plaid mackinaw will pull you in every time. Inside the coat and under a pulled-down brim smiles Kim Harwood, hard at work with both shovel and spade at the...

Guest columnists Ellen Attaliades and Lynn Ireland: Housing crisis is fueling the human services crisis
04-24-2024 4:47 PM


 Vacancies at programs operated by human services providers — despite some progress over the last two years — are still much too high. More than one in four direct support professional positions in adult residential and day programs for people with...

A Look Back: April 22
04-22-2024 6:01 AM

50 Years Ago■Admitting that the state “very obviously” mishandled the Russell Daniels case, Gov. Francis Sargent said Saturday that the developmentally disabled 29-year-old has, in effect, been given a pardon. Sargent said that after Daniels is...

A Look Back: April 20
04-20-2024 6:01 AM


200 Years AgoMiss B. Fisher offers for sale, at the house of Mr. Alexander Wright on the plain, straw bonnets of all kinds — the latest patterns from Charleston, S.C., Baltimore, and New York. Straws and Leghorns cleansed and repaired, and custom...

A Look Back: April 19
04-19-2024 6:01 AM


50 Years Ago■A city budget of $11,687,698 for the fiscal year July 1, 1974, through June 30, 1975, some $400,000 over last year’s 12-month expenditure, was passed unanimously at last night’s City Council meeting. At some point between now and June the...

Boys lacrosse: Landon Andre, Nico St. George help Belchertown hold off Amherst 11-9 (PHOTOS)
04-18-2024 5:25 PM


BELCHERTOWN — After a quick 3-1 flurry from the Amherst boys lacrosse team erased Belchertown’s three-goal lead, the Orioles clung to a 9-8 advantage early in the fourth quarter on Thursday afternoon.Somebody had to step up for Belchertown to put a...

Area Briefs: Northampton kicks off Earth Day celebrations
04-18-2024 11:53 AM

NORTHAMPTON — The city will kick off Earth Day celebrations with a ceremonial tree planting on Saturday, with 12 trees planted by volunteers to replace ash trees on Ice Pond Drive damaged by the invasive Emerald Ash Borer, a wood-boring pest that...

Gun buyback event collects 195 unwanted firearms
04-18-2024 10:15 AM


The two-county gun buyback event held by the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office on April 13 collected 195 unwanted firearms, one of which was an antique that was subsequently donated to The Springfield Armory.The event was held at the Greenfield...

A Look Back: April 18
04-18-2024 6:01 AM

50 Years Ago■Robert F. Ulm, Easthampton’s fire chief since 1944, last night submitted his resignation to the Board of Selectmen, to become effective April 20. Ulm said he would become fire chief in the town of Bedford.■The Northampton City Council...

High school ultimate preview: Amherst, Northampton hoping for big seasons
04-16-2024 5:43 PM


The defending Division 1 state champions are going to look much different this spring. After capturing the state’s top ultimate Frisbee title in 2023, only six players return from that roster return to the Amherst boys team for head coach Joe...

A Look Back: April 16
04-16-2024 7:01 AM

50 Years AgoThe Hampshire Area Commission on Alcohol Abuse will tonight request a lodging house license at 23-25 Graves Ave. for a proposed halfway house for recovered alcoholics. Purchase of the property would culminate an intensive campaign that...

Hadley’s Brad Mish, Northampton’s Elianna Shwayder top Hampshire County finishers at 128th Boston Marathon
04-15-2024 8:02 PM


BOSTON — On a clear day, a bit warm but with no headwind to impede any runner’s efforts, Brad Mish of Hadley and Elianna Shwayder of Northampton led three dozen Valley runners from Hopkinton to Copley Square in Monday’s 128th running of the Boston...

Track & field preview 2024: Not happy with last year’s performance, Northampton boys seeking redemption
04-12-2024 5:58 PM


The Northampton boys team entered last year’s Western Massachusetts outdoor track and field championships with lofty expectations.The Blue Devils felt they had plenty to not only compete with their peers, but win the whole thing. And following a...

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