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Photos: Retiring the flag
06-16-2024 4:44 PM


Northampton panel member’s reappointment opposed after ‘ugly’ handicapped access remark
06-16-2024 12:01 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — A routine reappointment to the city’s Central Business Architecture Committee became a little more complicated after a member of the Northampton City Council objected to the committee member’s description of a proposed handicapped-access...


Northampton school superintendent: Union’s no-confidence vote shows ‘lack of courtesy’
06-16-2024 10:01 AM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — Northampton Public Schools Superintendent Portia Bonner expressed “deep disappointment” in the school union’s recent vote of no confidence in her, saying that it showed a “lack of courtesy.” She also pushed back against the notion that...


Jewish Voice for Peace teach-in backs calls for cease-fire, embargo
06-14-2024 4:40 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — As the war in Gaza grinds on into an eighth month, opposition to it continues to grow in the U.S. and particularly in the Pioneer Valley, just as a potential cease-fire proposed by President Joe Biden on May 31 and endorsed by the U.N....


‘Join Or Die’ screening, discussion to take place Tuesday at Forbes Library
06-14-2024 4:34 PM

By ALEXA LEWIS

NORTHAMPTON — Loneliness impacts everyone, but the cure could be as simple as joining a local organization.Trauma-Informed Hampshire County will host a screening of “Join Or Die,” a film chronicling the work of renowned social scientist Robert Putnam...


Former social studies teacher returns as principal at Northampton High School
06-14-2024 4:18 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — Former Northampton social studies teacher Ben Taglieri has been selected as the new principal for Northampton High School, replacing retiring principal Bill Wehrli.The School Committee on Thursday chose Taglieri over Jonathan Bruno of...


Columnist Rev. Andrea Ayvazian: The co-op at the heart of the community
06-14-2024 3:53 PM

By THE REV. ANDREA AYVAZIAN

It was in 1998 when a small group of visionary folks who care about healthy food, supporting local farms and farmers, and building community started meeting in each other’s living rooms to discuss the idea of creating a food co-op in Northampton. The...


Middlefield man remains held on 62 charges in child rape case
06-14-2024 9:40 AM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — A Middlefield man facing 62 charges in a sweeping indictment involving child rape was returned to jail Thursday after pleading not guilty on all counts in Hampshire Superior Court.Keane E. Kendall, 36, has been held without the right to...


Columnist Olin Rose-Bardawil: Americans want more than two choices
06-13-2024 7:18 PM

By OLIN ROSE-BARDAWIL

As the 2024 election has heated up, I have noticed increased discussion of the role of independent and third-party candidates in American politics.As many know, these conversations have emerged in light of Robert F. Kennedy’s independent campaign for...


Former Gazette publisher Peter DeRose, who died Monday at 85, helped usher in contemporary era of journalism in Valley
06-13-2024 4:59 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

NORTHAMPTON — Former Daily Hampshire Gazette publisher Peter L. DeRose, who alongside brother Charles W. DeRose brought the family-owned company into a contemporary era of journalism and modernized the technology used to get information to readers,...


Humble superstar: Lee Anderson is the Gazette’s Person of the Year
06-13-2024 3:37 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — When Lee Anderson first had the opportunity to cook for and serve the guests at the Manna Community Kitchen, an idea took form in his mind.“I realized we had something we weren’t optimizing,” he said.It was 2016 and he had begun...


Volunteering is in his blood: Four Rivers Charter grad Sam Whitney recognized as Gazette’s Young Community Leader
06-13-2024 3:15 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — To say that Sam Whitney likes to play sports might be something of an understatement.At the Four Rivers Charter Public School in Greenfield, where Whitney graduated this spring, he played soccer, basketball, and the school’s signature...


The Beat Goes On: Jazz manouche and choro in Northampton, Pride music celebrations in Greenfield, and jazz in Amherst
06-13-2024 2:03 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

It was 20 years ago today … Well, maybe not exactly to the day, but Django in June, the annual Northampton celebration of the music created by the legendary Belgian-French guitarist Django Reinhardt, is marking its 20th anniversary this year.That’s no...


Legion baseball: James Lavallee powers Northampton Post 28 past Longmeadow
06-12-2024 9:17 PM

By GARRETT COTE

NORTHAMPTON — After James Lavallee gave up a hit to the first Longmeadow batter he faced in his first-ever inning pitching for Northampton Post 28, he wasted no time settling in.Lavallee struck the next two batters out and got the following one to...


Northampton school union votes no confidence in superintendent
06-12-2024 7:37 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — The Northampton Association of School Employees union took a vote of no confidence this week in Superintendent Portia Bonner, the latest development in an ongoing battle between the union and the city over the school budget for next...


Guest columnist Pamela Schwartz: Northampton must pull together to fix fiscal foundation
06-12-2024 5:43 PM

By PAMELA SCHWARTZ

 My two terms serving as Northampton’s Ward 4 city councilor that began 15 years ago left me with a lasting impression: Local governing is hard work and never harder when times are tough.My life as a proud parent of now three grown children who went...


Eric Derman: Multi-use pickleball courts?
06-12-2024 5:41 PM

Given that the public tennis courts at the JFK Middle School are in deplorable condition, is there any reason why the proposed six pickleball courts at Ellerbrook Field cannot be designed as tennis/pickleball courts?While $350,000 is publicly...


Shelly Berkowitz: See the light on school budget before it’s too late
06-12-2024 5:41 PM

Many excellent letters and columns recently published in the Gazette “crunch the numbers” and show existing, plausible solutions to fully funding our Northampton public schools. What I feel compelled to add here are the human costs of not doing so.I...


Legion baseball: Three Hampshire County programs excited for big summers
06-11-2024 6:50 PM

By GARRETT COTE

The American Legion Baseball season kicked off on Monday, with all three of Hampshire County’s senior teams in action on the diamond.Northampton Post 28 earned a 6-5 victory in eight innings, Easthampton Post 224 fell short in an 11-5 loss to...


Phyllis Muldoon: Yet another injustice
06-11-2024 6:38 PM

I had to put the paper down when I read about Aidan being told not to come back to sing his heart out [“True inclusion is still a dream for people with disabilities,” Gazette, June 8]. What cruelty. You couldn’t drag me to this concert of Queen songs...

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