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Guest Columnist Michael Dover: Stop dreaming about replacing Biden and get moving to defeat Trump
07-02-2024 6:30 PM

By MICHAEL DOVER

 Presidential “debates” are not debates, they are performances. They say nothing about policies or facts, and little if anything about why one should or shouldn’t vote for the performers. Last week’s debate showed one thing for certain: No one should...


Columnist J.M. Sorrell: Zionism for real
07-02-2024 6:29 PM

By J.M. SORRELL

‘Kill the Zionists!” While I hope that ignorance is at play more than hatred, my concern is that for the narrative to continue to fit one’s reality, such obliviousness evolves into the justification to do harm and so it becomes evil.If you are open to...


Northampton grade crossing work will shut Damon Road at rail line July 11-15
07-02-2024 4:50 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — A section of Damon Road will be closed for several days from July 11 to July 15 to upgrade the street’s rail crossing, a move likely to cause additional traffic delays.The closure affects the area surrounding the railroad crossing on the...


Columnist Joanna Buoniconti: Following my passion to editing business
07-01-2024 5:01 PM

By JOANNA BUONICONTI

I have some exciting news to share with you all! About a month ago, I officially opened my passion project business that I’ve been dreaming of: JB’s Book Editing. I want to start this column by getting into the nitty-gritty of what led me to start my...


Guest columnist David McCutcheon: Common sense needed with Main Street redesign
07-01-2024 4:51 PM

By DAVID MCCUTCHEON

 In approximately three years, the city of Northampton has committed to a complex renovation of our historic downtown. This huge construction project will include the entire “Main Street” infrastructure, its streets and sidewalks. It has been...


Feds eye flood mitigation measures in Pioneer Valley
07-01-2024 4:49 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE and ALEXA LEWIS

With Massachusetts experiencing its seventh-wettest year on record in 2023 as torrential rainstorms ravaged roads, farms and homes, the federal government, the state and those here in the Pioneer Valley are turning their eyes toward future flood...


Northampton raises transfer station permits by 66%, citing loss in recycling revenue
07-01-2024 4:03 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — Residents paying for permits to deliver their trash and recyclables to the city’s transfer stations are paying 66% more this fiscal year to do so. The new fiscal year 2025 began on Monday. The price for an annual transfer station permit...


Plans in works for 12 all-electric homes off North Street in Northampton
07-01-2024 3:33 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — Plans for construction of 12 all-electric homes in a new residential area off North Street are getting mixed reviews, with some neighbors critical of the development that proponents say matches the city’s sustainability goals.The units,...


Daniel Cannity: Level-service funding is the cost
06-30-2024 10:41 AM

When it comes to funding our children’s education, it’s never too late. We’ve heard from the mayor that non-recurring funds are available to cover schools and maintain level services in Northampton this year. She chooses not to use them in the name of...


Sarah Buttenwieser, Amy Martyn, and Kristen Elde: Care and communication as community values
06-30-2024 10:41 AM

If we believe budgets are moral documents, then we must ensure our values are reflected in how we spend our money. We must ensure Northampton’s budget reflects our city’s greatest needs.We consider caring for one another to be at the top of the list...


Legion baseball: Northampton Post 28’s bats held in check in loss to Greenfield
06-28-2024 9:07 PM

By GARRETT COTE

NORTHAMPTON — After the Northampton Post 28 Senior American Legion baseball team scraped a run across in the bottom of the sixth inning to cut its deficit to 4-1, Greenfield Post 81 didn’t let them get any closer – putting to rest any bid at a...


Iconic children’s characters come alive in 4-story mural behind R. Michelson Gallery in Northampton
06-28-2024 4:51 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

NORTHAMPTON — Arthur, Paddington, Madeline and 26 other iconic children’s book characters are jumping off the page and onto the back wall of R. Michelson Galleries in a colorful four-story mural.The Northampton Arts Council sponsored the artwork and...


The long view: Reflecting on 30 years in local journalism
06-28-2024 3:25 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

In the early 1990s, I answered an ad for a reporting job at the Gazette. I had editorial experience — I’d worked as a copywriter, a copy editor, and a proofreader — and I liked writing, but I’d never worked for a newspaper, unless you counted a few...


Guest columnist Karl Tacheron: Lovely rail trail can’t replace city bike lanes and paths
06-28-2024 2:24 PM

By KARL TACHERON

 My favorite thing in the Pioneer Valley is the Norwottuck Rail Trail. I mainly use it to commute back and forth to UMass, but I also experience it as a restorative environment and sanctuary from dangerous roads.Technically, this trail is a “linear...


Letter: Cooley Dickinson Hospital MNA Nurses Support Level-Funded School Budget
06-27-2024 5:46 PM

As frontline health care workers, the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Massachusetts Nurses’ Association understands the critical importance of investing in our community’s well-being. That’s why the CDH MNA Executive Committee is calling upon the...


Northampton School Committee backs Superintendent Bonner in wake of union no-confidence vote
06-27-2024 5:21 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — The School Committee affirmed its support for Superintendent Portia Bonner on Wednesday, some two weeks after the school union voted no confidence in their school leader following a tumultuous budget season this spring.Emerging from a...


Northampton fifth in nation to approve Green New Deal for Schools resolution
06-27-2024 4:47 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — The city’s school district became the fifth in the nation to adopt the Green New Deal for Schools Resolution, a measure written by Northampton High School students that calls for advocating for ambitious climate-related goals for school...


The Beat Goes On: Friends and fellow musicians reunite at the Iron Horse, an outdoor summer music series resumes in Hatfield, and more
06-27-2024 2:12 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

When folk rockers Eavesdrop and singer-songwriter Grayson Ty come to the Iron Horse on June 28, the fellow Valley artists won’t just be sharing the bill: They’ll be celebrating a reunion of sorts, looking back to the night a little over eight years...


Youth baseball: Northampton holds off Southampton to win Massachusetts Intermediate 50/70 District 2 title (PHOTOS)
06-26-2024 9:00 PM

By GARRETT COTE

NORTHAMPTON — Layne Nagle may have taken a spill rounding first as the 13U Northampton All-Stars baseball team took a victory lap with their new championship banner, but he bounced up right away – an illuminating smile across his face.That same...


Columnist Carrie N. Baker: Project 2025: Republicans’ anti-democratic agenda for America
06-26-2024 5:50 PM

By CARRIE N. BAKER

To know what’s coming if Donald Trump wins the fall election, check out Project 2025, the extreme right’s policy agenda and plan of action for the next Republican president. The Heritage Foundation produced Project 2025 with support from a coalition...

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