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Northampton’s Miranda Wingfield completes ‘Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming’
07-09-2024 2:45 PM


What started as crossing off a bucket list item has turned into an improbable feat for Miranda Wingfield.Wingfield, a 2013 graduate of Northampton High School, completed the “Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming” a little over a month ago. On June 5,...

Legion baseball: Belchertown Post 239 thumps Longmeadow, stays unbeaten
07-08-2024 8:46 PM

Belchertown Post 239’s summer of supremacy continued in Longmeadow on Monday evening.Post 239 jumped out to a 9-0 lead through three innings, and carried their momentum into a 13-1 win over Longmeadow.They outhit Longmeadow 15-3 in the victory.Eight...

Youth baseball: Northampton 13U All-Stars finish season, Amherst Koufax wins
07-08-2024 4:46 PM

The Northampton 13U baseball All-Star team watched its terrific season come to a close on Saturday afternoon, falling 3-2 on a walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh inning against Bridgewater in the Massachusetts Intermediate 50/70 sectional...

Amber Clooney: Short-term cuts have long-term consequences
07-08-2024 4:15 PM

After reading the June 27 letter to the editor “Don’t mortgage Northampton’s future with short-term thinking”,” I felt compelled to respond. While I understand her concerns about structural issues in the budget, it is disingenuous to say that cutting...

Sarah M. Bachrach: What about money not just words?
07-08-2024 4:15 PM

I appreciate it when entertainment venues recognize the Native American tribe/s that lived on the land. What bothers me is whether it’s a mass shooting or tribal recognition — it’s just words. Words do not correct atrocities and injustices.I believe...

Janet Q. Nelson: Honoring independence, freedom
07-08-2024 4:15 PM

The Fourth of July is celebrated across the country with flags and parades. Here in Northampton, Historic Northampton has provided us with another, deeply thoughtful way to gather. Each year we are invited to come together to read “What To the Slave...

A healing approach: Cutchins Programs CEO Tina Champagne earns top honor in occupational therapy field for mental health focus
07-08-2024 2:05 PM


NORTHAMPTON — For over 25 years, Tina Champagne has been a pioneer of change and research in the occupational therapy sphere. Now, she has been awarded the highest honor the profession has to offer.“It’s my passion,” she said. “If it takes even more...

CDH, Highland Valley Elder Services launch Hospital to Home program
07-08-2024 12:01 PM


NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Highland Valley Elder Services will expand the state’s Hospital to Home Partnership Program thanks to a nearly $200,000 grant announced by the governor’s office last month. The program will involve providing...

ICE officials arrest Ecuadorian fugitive in Northampton
07-08-2024 11:21 AM


NORTHAMPTON – An Ecuadorian man wanted for rape of a child in his home country was recently arrested in Northampton by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.The arrest occurred on June 12 and was carried out by members of...

Columnist John Sheirer: Defeating a compulsive liar
07-06-2024 8:19 PM


Dear Mr. President: Here are some thoughts about the recent debate based on my decades of teaching public speaking and persuasion. This will be tough love because I know you’re strong enough to handle it.With all due respect, we thought you’d do...

Mark Foelster: Just say ‘no,’ to everything
07-06-2024 8:18 PM

I moved here seven years ago and was excited to plant roots in a progressive city with a great reputation among residents and visitors. As time goes on I can’t help but think we’re becoming a bunch of folks stuck in our ways and unwilling to take a...

Sabadosa seeks new headlight technology to reduce glare
07-06-2024 2:01 PM


A bill moving through the Legislature will require all new vehicles sold in the state after Jan. 1, 2026 to include adaptive headlights that illuminate the road without shining into the windshields of oncoming drivers.According to the U.S. Department...

Guest columnist Richard Szlosek: What son’s death did to Coolidge
07-06-2024 7:01 AM


 To a casual observer on July 4, 1924, Calvin Coolidge must have seemed the most fortunate man in the nation. It was his 52nd birthday, and just weeks before he had secured the Republican nomination for the presidency. His election appeared a shoo-in...

State’s green energy bill doesn’t address siting worries
07-05-2024 5:31 PM


NORTHAMPTON — A Senate-passed bill featuring a streamlined approach to permitting and siting solar and energy storage projects in Massachusetts, featuring a consolidated permit for approving clean energy infrastructure instead of multiple local,...

Northampton’s Edwards Church puts $500K into Way Finders fund
07-05-2024 5:12 PM


NORTHAMPTON — Edwards Church in Northampton has announced a $500,000 investment in Springfield nonprofit group Way Finders, as part of an effort to increase the availability of affordable housing projects in the region.Michael McSherry, a senior...

Guest columnist Mayor Gina-Louise Sciarra: Getting school budget on even keel will require override
07-05-2024 12:41 PM


 For several years, the Northampton Public Schools have been paying for an expanded staff and increased compensation with now-exhausted one-time funds, primarily federal pandemic aid and the “school choice” fund that collects money from...

Hampshire County's toughest golf holes: Northampton Country Club
07-05-2024 10:36 AM


NORTHAMPTON — With golf being one of the most popular summer activities, the Gazette’s sports team brainstormed ideas for how to engage the golf community in a fun and unique way.Throughout the summer, we will be visiting local courses across the...

‘Like a dream come true’: 55 people from 31 countries become U.S. citizens at Northampton naturalization ceremony
07-04-2024 3:02 PM


NORTHAMPTON — On July 4, the most fitting of American holidays, 55 people from 31 countries across five continents took an oath of allegiance outside the Hampshire County Courthouse to become some of the newest citizens of the United States of...

Lil Bit goes a long way: Residents at Northampton assisted living facility mourn the loss of a beloved chihuahua
07-04-2024 10:13 AM


In the early morning of June 23, one of the most beloved residents at Christopher Heights Assisted Living Facility in Northampton passed away: a chihuahua named Lil Bit.Lil Bit was a 13-year-old service dog belonging to Janice Clark, who has lived at...

Guest columnist Alexander Ewing: Trump’s election will not be the fault of his supporters
07-04-2024 9:56 AM


 Just over a 100 years ago, in the presidential election of 1920, nearly a million people (3.4% of the popular vote) voted for a man in federal prison who eight years earlier had managed to attract 6% of the popular vote, although in number this was...

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