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Nancy Lacey: Holyoke Girls Track 4x1 needs community's help to get to Nationals
05-17-2024 2:11 PM

There is something really good happening at Holyoke High School. Four young women have qualified for the 4x1 at Nationals in Eugene, Oregon. They are the first ever Holyoke team to qualify for this event. When they were told "no," they problem-solved...


Margaret Mastrangelo: Vote ‘yes’ for Hadley firetruck
05-17-2024 2:11 PM

I am writing in support of funding to replace the Hadley Fire Department’s 24-year-old ladder fire truck. Treasurer Linda Sanderson gave a thorough explanation at the recent Town Meeting of how the cost of the new fire truck will be absorbed and paid...


Devorah Jacobson: Vote Kyle Dragon for Hadley Select Board
05-17-2024 2:11 PM

We are writing to express our support for Kyle Dragon who is a candidate forthe Select Board in Hadley. Kyle brings experience in agriculture, public safety and working with town municipalities. He is committed to preserving our farmland, finding...


Banner time for Hadley veterans: Pennant portraits hung along town streets will honor 82 service members past and present
05-17-2024 11:45 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Active service members from Hadley, military veterans who continue to make their homes in town and others who have served the United States from World War I on will be among 82 people whose portraits will be displayed on banners around town...


Three candidates for two Select Board seats make pitches in Hadley
05-15-2024 12:38 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Protecting farmland, keeping Hadley affordable and family friendly, and promoting commercial development appear to be areas of agreement for the three candidates vying for two seats on the Select Board at next week’s town election.Fielding...


Sasha Kopf: Vote in favor of a new fire truck for Hadley
05-14-2024 4:55 PM

On May 21, Hadley voters will be asked to approve funding for a new ladder truck for the Fire Department, to replace the 24-year-old truck that is no longer able to adequately meet the town’s firefighting needs. The department’s aging ladder truck...


Plans for large self-storage project in Hadley inch forward
05-14-2024 2:26 PM

By Staff Report

HADLEY — A large self-storage project that would use about 5 of the 19 acres behind the Campus Shopping Plaza, 438-454 Russell St., continues to make its way through the town’s permitting process.James Martin, an attorney with Pullman & Comley, LLC of...


Andy Morris-Friedman: The only safe chicken is a masked chicken
05-13-2024 6:33 PM

By ANDY MORRIS-FRIEDMAN

 The latest medical hoax, the worst hoax perpetrated on the American people in the history of our once-great country, dwarfing all other hoaxes except the 2020 election, is the bird flu.First it was COVID, now bird flu. In the pecking order of...


Skyler Chapin: Thank you for appreciation, but we need respect
05-13-2024 6:30 PM

It's a shame that the word appreciation is used for this thing we call “Teacher Appreciation Week” because it's such a horrible word. Don’t get me wrong, appreciation is great. I appreciate a nice day, kind weather, and a movie that doesn’t...


Hadley Elementary School cited for STEM focus
05-13-2024 11:38 AM

HADLEY — A national nonprofit organization, Project Lead the Way, is recognizing Hadley Elementary School for a focus on making every child successful in science, technology, engineering and math.The school recently was named as a 2023-24 Project Lead...


Hadley eyes smart growth zoning district
05-11-2024 4:01 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Of seven area communities with smart growth zoning districts, Northampton has been among the most successful at developing new homes and apartments, bringing on 211 housing units, 151 of which are affordable, since the district was approved...


School budget tops busy Town Meeting agenda in South Hadley
05-05-2024 10:39 AM

By EMILEE KLEIN

SOUTH HADLEY — A zoning change to allow multifamily housing in the town’s business district along major corridors, a town budget encompassing a new Department of Human Services, a feasibility study for a new elementary school, and a school budget that...


Hadley Town Meeting OKs battery storage bylaw, honor Chunglo for service
05-03-2024 4:40 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A bylaw to allow stand-alone battery storage facilities in town, though prohibit them in the aquifer protection district, and spending that includes a $21.7 million fiscal year 2025 municipal operating budget were easily approved at annual...


South Hadley Fire District 2 to hold annual meeting Monday
05-02-2024 1:07 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

SOUTH HADLEY — Fire Distri`ct No. 2 voters will vote to approve a $1.73 million fire department budget and a roughly $902,000 water department budget during its annual meeting on Monday, May 6.The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the district...


Voters at Hadley Town Meeting to decide big capital projects on Thursday
04-28-2024 11:01 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Significant capital investments that include a $9 million project to replace the Mount Warner and Mount Holyoke water tanks and $2 million to buy a ladder truck for the Fire Department, and adopting a bylaw to permit stand-alone battery...


Report tallies pros of energy retrofit at Hopkins Academy
04-24-2024 11:54 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A deep energy retrofit planned for Hopkins Academy, using ground-source heat pumps, would cut more than three-quarters of the building’s greenhouse gas emissions and would significantly reduce estimated expenses associated with the health and...


Guest columnist Oriel Strong: Think impossible thoughts
04-22-2024 5:03 PM

By ORIEL STRONG

Mariel E. Addis’s April 17 guest column “Under siege from all sides” was heartfelt and thought-provoking. I share Addis’ foundational ethic that we must resist ranking any human being as better or worse than another. Trans and gender-nonconforming...


South Hadley residents will pay more for trash, wastewater rates next fiscal year
04-22-2024 2:41 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

SOUTH HADLEY — Property owners can expect to pay more starting July 1 for trash removal and wastewater service following the Select Board’s recent decision to increase rates for both services.At its April 16 meeting, the board adopted a new automated...


South Hadley man fatally shot in attempted robbery
04-19-2024 4:24 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

CHICOPEE — A South Hadley man is dead following a shooting during an attempted robbery of a smoke shop and convenience store in Chicopee Thursday night, according to the Hampden district attorney’s office.Robert Papalardo, 53, died after being taken...


Boards balk at limiting use of Hadley Town Common
04-19-2024 2:06 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Significant work and time for municipal staff associated with preparing for New England Public Media’s annual Asparagus Festival is prompting Hadley officials to examine whether fees should be increased and other adjustments made to how...

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