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Tennis preview 2024: PVCICS loaded again, looking to defend WMass title
04-04-2024 4:13 PM


Less than a year removed from a Western Mass. Class C championship, the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School boys tennis team is gearing up for yet another deep postseason run this spring.The Dragons defeated Lee 4-1 in the title match last...

2024 high school baseball preview: Loaded Hopkins Academy aiming for third state final berth in four years
04-03-2024 6:17 PM


Fresh off its second state championship appearance in three seasons, the Hopkins Academy baseball team and head coach Dan Vreeland are hungry for more.The Golden Hawks fell 10-5 to Bourne in the 2023 MIAA Division 5 state final, but they return all...

Area briefs: Northampton launches food drive; Five College Jazz Festival returns; Child Abuse Prevention Month events
04-01-2024 7:01 AM

City to launch food drive on MondayNORTHAMPTON — Northampton’s Department of Health and Human Services will launch a food drive starting Monday to mark National Public Health Week.DHHS Commissioner Merridith O’Leary is putting out a call of action to...

A Look Back, April 1
04-01-2024 6:01 AM

By Jim BridgmanFor the Gazette50 Years AgoThe co-publishers of the Daily Hampshire Gazette said today they have no immediate plans to move the newspaper from its present location at 16 Armory St. Reacting to a report in a Springfield newspaper that...

A Look Back: March 26
03-26-2024 7:01 AM

50 Years Ago■Life expectancy for the average resident of Hampshire County has reached an all-time high. A child born today to local parents has excellent prospects of living to the middle of the 21st century, even if there is no further improvement in...

Libraries turning the page: They’re still in the business of books, but embracing new role as community ‘third space’
03-22-2024 5:08 PM


On a typical day at Forbes Library, people can be found lying on the lawn, participating in book clubs and other programs, checking out books or perhaps a ukulele, and chatting with friends and strangers.It’s not the traditional image of a library...

A Look Back: March 22
03-22-2024 7:01 AM

50 Years Ago ■Warning against a “headlong rush toward technological disaster,” consumer advocate Ralph Nader told an overflow crowd at the University of Massachusetts yesterday that the use of nuclear power plants is “the beginning of the end of the...

Hampshire Regional to present high-flying ‘Mary Poppins’ musical
03-19-2024 4:45 PM

By Aria Martinelli

WESTHAMPTON — Mary Poppins will be flying over the Valley this week — perhaps a precursor for the arrival of the total eclipse in three weeks time.But for those who don’t want to wait that long, Hampshire Regional High School is presenting the...

High school basketball: Annual Hampshire/Franklin All-Star Games enjoyed by all
03-16-2024 12:04 AM


HATFIELD – Boys and girls basketball seniors came together at Smith Academy Friday night for the annual Hampshire-Franklin County All-Star game, and they weren’t afraid to show off and let loose in the final high school basketball game of their...

A Look Back, March 13
03-13-2024 7:01 AM

50 Years Ago ■Three streakers who struck in Northampton Saturday night appeared in Hampshire County District Court this morning on charges of indecent exposure. The three were arrested Saturday night on South Street after they darted from John M....

A Look Back
03-12-2024 7:01 AM

50 Years Ago■Like hula hoops and bicycle streamers, Wacky Packages, a fad that tore through the local 10-year-old set starting a year ago, is fast becoming ancient history. But after the fad of collecting the stick-on cards known as Wacky Packages is...

A Look Back
03-11-2024 6:01 AM

50 Years Ago ■Northampton’s St. Patrick’s Day Committee has named City Clerk James Faulkner grand marshal to preside over the city’s St. Patrick’s activities. Recognized by most in his home Bay State area and by many of Northampton’s citizenry, he is...

Six towns in Hampshire, Franklin counties seek regional conservation agent
03-09-2024 3:03 PM


ASHFIELD — Six towns are pooling resources to hire a paid conservation agent to serve their communities as the number of permit filings exceeds the capacity of the all-volunteer conservation commissions.Williamsburg, Whately, Goshen, Ashfield,...

A Look Back
03-09-2024 2:48 PM


200 Years Ago■Dr. David Hunt begs leave to acquaint his friends and the public that he has made new arrangements in his professional business and has taken in connection with him Dr. B. Barrett. Drs. Hunt & Barrett have a good selection of surgical...

MIAA girls basketball: Millbury overcomes slow start to get past upset-minded Hampshire in Div. 4 Round of 16 (PHOTOS)
03-06-2024 8:19 PM


MILLBURY – It was a dream start for the Hampshire Regional girls basketball team Wednesday night.On the road in hostile territory complete with a pep band and a packed house for their MIAA Division 4 Round of 16 game against No. 9 Millbury, the...

Area briefs: Labor leader to speak at UMass; Easthampton veterans lunch; PVPA performance
03-03-2024 2:01 PM

New labor leader to speak at UMass on organizing the SouthAMHERST — Chris Brooks ‘18 will return to UMass to give a talk entitled “Now is the Time: The UAW Stand Up Strike and Organizing the South” on Monday, March 11 at 6 p.m.The UAW has a new reform...

Which Hampshire County basketball teams have a chance to make a state title run?
02-27-2024 5:50 PM


With the Western Mass. tournaments officially over and the preliminary rounds of the MIAA state brackets taking place this week, a handful of Hampshire County teams are ready to make runs at a state title.Across the five divisions, including boys and...

Area news briefs
02-26-2024 7:00 AM

Talk at Mt. Holyoketo discussRwandan GenocideSOUTH HADLEY — Freddy Mutanguha, the CEO of Aegis Trust and director of the Kigali Genocide Memorial, will be at Mount Holyoke College on March 5 for the discussion “30 Years After the Rwandan Genocide.”...

A Look Back, Feb. 26
02-26-2024 6:01 AM

50 Years Ago ■Security has been beefed up to protect Smith College student Yolanda D. King, daughter of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, the civil rights leader. A college spokesman said the extra security is being taken in the wake of the...

FAFSA fiasco: Financial aid form meltdown trips up students, colleges
02-25-2024 2:18 PM


NORTHAMPTON — A continued challenge for some prospective students and their families in accessing federal financial aid applications, and a corresponding delay in relaying the information from these forms to colleges and universities, is raising...

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