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Amherst earns another AA+ bond rating from S&P
06-20-2024 9:33 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Amherst is maintaining a AA+ stable bond rating from analysts at Standard & Poors Global Rating Services, ensuring that relatively low interest rates will remain in effect as the town takes on borrowing costs for various projects.Town...


GCC union votes ‘no confidence’ in president, provost
06-20-2024 9:31 AM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — Seventy-eight eligible members of the Greenfield Community College Professional Association, the college’s faculty and staff union, cast their ballots by Tuesday afternoon, expressing no confidence in President Michelle Schutt and Provost...


Amherst’s Juneteenth Jubilee: Sharing joy, yearning
06-20-2024 9:06 AM

By ALEXA LEWIS

AMHERST — Dozens of Amherst community members braved the heat to gather at Mill River Park on Wednesday for the Black Business Association of Amherst Area’s 15th annual Juneteenth Jubilee, the town’s longest-running Juneteenth celebration. Friends and...


‘Everyone can cut loose’: Easthampton artist’s business Cut Loose collage workshops uses crafting as a tool for wellness
06-20-2024 9:05 AM

By ALEXA LEWIS

EASTHAMPTON — Michael Sjostedt has always been a creator with an entrepreneurial spirit.In college, he used these predispositions to start a bustling clay bead business, handcrafting and marketing his own wares. Now, he is celebrating the one-year...


Local baseball: Northampton Post 28 falls to Pittsfield in Senior Legion action
06-19-2024 8:45 PM

It looked promising for the Northampton Post 28 Senior Division American Legion team through two and a half innings, as Liam Flynn belted a two-out, three-run home run to put them ahead 4-2 against Pittsfield Post 68.But the game’s next 12 runs...


Columnist Johanna Neumann with Sara Ross: Three more electric school buses coming to Amherst
06-19-2024 5:15 PM

By JOHANNA NEUMANN and SARA ROSS

 Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Amherst will add three new electric school buses to its fleet thanks to a $600,000 grant from EPA’s historic Clean School Bus Program.The Clean School Bus Program was created...


Amherst Historical Society enlists first executive director since 2011
06-19-2024 4:44 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — For the first time since 2011, the Amherst Historical Society will have an executive director overseeing the nonprofit’s work in the community, including maintaining and improving the 1750s-era Simeon Strong House at 67 Amity St.Liz Larson,...


High school baseball: Amherst earns HFBUA Sportsmanship Award for 2024 season
06-19-2024 4:43 PM

By GARRETT COTE

What started as a friendly gesture turned into a common occurrence for Jeff Gladu and his Amherst Regional High School baseball team this spring.Early in the season, opposing coaches addressed Gladu following the handshake line after their games to...


More than 200 acres protected for agriculture in Deerfield’s North Meadows
06-19-2024 4:35 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — With the execution of two separate conservation restrictions by Historic Deerfield and the Antonellis family, more than 200 acres of land in Deerfield will remain permanently accessible for agriculture.In early May, Historic Deerfield...


Overcoming addiction: Day treatment center opens in Northampton
06-19-2024 4:34 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — When Empower Health Group opened its new day treatment program in Northampton in February, it didn’t take long for people to come knocking.“We had 25 or 30 clients within two weeks,” company CEO Matthew O’Malley said.O’Malley, who said...


Hampshire College to cut benefits as enrollment for next school year comes in below projections
06-19-2024 4:32 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

AMHERST — Responding to fall enrollment numbers that are lower than anticipated, Hampshire College plans to temporarily freeze retirement contributions for all employees and cut salaries for senior staff members next school year to meet the college’s...


Child porn case against former state police captain from Amherst inches ahead
06-19-2024 3:12 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Legal proceedings in the case of a retired State Police detective captain accused of eight counts of possessing and distributing child sexual abuse material have moved slowly since charges were first brought.Francis Hart, 64, was...


Northampton City Briefing: New JFK mural invokes an ‘Imagined World’
06-19-2024 12:50 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

JFK Middle School has completed a new mural located on the front of its building, made under the theme of “Imagined Worlds.” The mural is part of a broader therapeutic art initiative lead by local artists Sharon Leshner of The Color Collaborative and...


Area property deed transfers, June 20
06-19-2024 7:01 AM

AMHERSTDaniel L. Wright and Kie J. Kuwabara to Smith Int and Andrew E. Smith, 15 Alyssum Dr., $830,000 Sandri Realty Inc. to Amir Mikhchi and Fatemeh Giahi, 40 Belchertown Road, $400,000 Kara Parks Fontenot RET and Kara P. Fontenot...


Photos: Let summer begin
06-19-2024 6:01 AM


Briefs: Belchertown scores 9 unearned runs to take American Legion victory over Northampton
06-19-2024 12:00 AM

Belchertown Post 239 used a six-run second inning and a six-run third inning to get past Northampton Post 28 13-11 on Tuesday night.Northampton starter Griffin Smiarowski only allowed four earned runs on six hits and three walks over five innings of...


Northampton school spending advocates eye ‘mountain of cash’ in reserves; city officials warn of slippery slope
06-18-2024 8:29 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — With more than 50 supporters of a larger budget for Northampton Public Schools sitting behind her, Ward 3 City Councilor Quaverly Rothenberg attempted to explain to her fellow councilors Monday night how the city can fully fund the...


Guest columnist Portia S. Bonner: Common purpose can bridge divide
06-18-2024 7:59 PM

By PORTIA S. BONNER

 I am writing to the public in response to the teacher union’s vote of no confidence. This action is widespread across the commonwealth over the past several years, and is a common device designed to divide the district and the community. Fewer than...


‘We’ve never been this close’ on aid in dying bill, Comerford says
06-18-2024 4:38 PM

By Colin A. Young

After years of working to pass legislation that would give certain terminally ill patients the legal option to end their lives with a doctor’s prescription, state Sen. Jo Comerford is as optimistic as she’s ever been about the chances of a bill...


A life in the locker room: Belchertown’s Nico and Nick St. George grow together through sport
06-18-2024 4:36 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

BELCHERTOWN – Cheeseburgers were sizzling on the Blackstone, pulled pork was fresh out of the smoker and a pickup lacrosse game was on the horizon.Belchertown boys lacrosse had just finished its last regular season game of the year, a 16-6 win over...

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