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Hopkins Academy in Hadley to launch clean energy career pathway for students
04-07-2024 3:01 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Hopkins Academy is one of five schools across Massachusetts that will be home to a Clean Energy Innovation Pathways pilot, with students getting hands-on learning opportunities related to the renewable energy sector.On Wednesday, Gov. Maura...


As Hadley works on energy storage bylaw, some question why the town has to allow them at all
04-06-2024 11:12 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — As a proposed energy storage bylaw continues to be refined by the Planning Board in advance of annual Town Meeting next month, some residents are questioning whether it’s appropriate to allow such systems in Hadley.“Sometimes we have to stand...


South Hadley School Committee seeks new member to fulfill term
04-05-2024 2:20 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

SOUTH HADLEY — The School Committee is searching for a new member to serve until April 2025 after former member Lynda Pickbourn resigned at the beginning of March.In a letter to the board, Pickbourn said she needed to immediately resign for reasons...


Guest columnist Dr. Stephen Frantz: Palestinian survival is not too political
04-04-2024 4:01 PM

By DR. STEPHEN FRANTZ

Some people, organizations and government bodies will say that it is too political or polarizing to discuss the horror of the current uninhabitable conditions in Gaza.But it is not political or polarizing when you’re asking for badly needed...


James Canning: Mr. Magic, hooray
04-04-2024 3:57 PM

Mr. Magic, hooray! Mr. Magic’s come again with promises, hats, and tricks!Give attention to his strut and to his growl, so fierce. Oh, Mr. Magic, you’re divine! You take more than you give. But we’re so glad you’re here! Don’t worry! We’ll be fine....


Robert Salthouse: Electric vehicle fires are rare
04-03-2024 4:25 PM

I am writing in response to the Gazette article regarding local fire departments training for electric vehicle (EV) fires [“Firefighters prep to meet ‘unique challenge’ as electrical vehicles gain popularity,” April 1]. I was very pleased to learn...


Hadley ZBA frowns on oversize Subaru dealership sign request
04-02-2024 3:14 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — The Zoning Board of Appeals is taking a dim view of a variance requests from a Route 9 Hadley car dealership that would allow the installation of a new business sign exceeding the size limits imposed by town regulations and violating a...


Churches to light luminaries for Easter
03-30-2024 11:39 AM

Staff Report

HADLEY — At least three churches in Hadley and Amherst will be lighting luminaries to brighten the exterior of their buildings and remind passers-by of this weekend’s Easter services, while also collecting canned food for local food pantries.An...


Connecticut man gets 8 years in Hadley shooting
03-29-2024 3:57 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — A Connecticut man who shot and tried to kidnap a Hadley farmer in 2022 was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison and three years probation after admitting guilt in the case.Marc A. Veturis, 29, pleaded guilty before Hampshire...


Area briefs: S. Hadley to old commemoration for Vietnam vets; Holyoke receivership meetings; and more
03-27-2024 4:44 PM

S. Hadley to hold Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony SOUTH HADLEY — The town’s annual National Vietnam War Veterans Day Commemoration at the South Hadley Public Library will take place Thursday at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 with light refreshments for...


Hadley schools avoid ‘fiscal cliff,’ maintain level services next year
03-27-2024 2:42 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Even as several school districts across the region anticipate reducing staffing levels before next school year as they face a so-called fiscal cliff, school officials in Hadley are maintaining the current level of services and teaching...


Valley farmers spotlight agricultural drainage ditch troubles
03-25-2024 6:13 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — During a summer in which area farms dealt with significant rainfall and flooded fields, keeping agricultural drainage ditches cleared became essential to protecting crops by ensuring excess water could be removed.Often, though, farmers found...


Standalone battery proposal poses planning dilemma in Hadley
03-25-2024 11:54 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A battery storage project proposed for a Breckenridge Road gravel pit is raising public safety concerns for town planners, even as the municipal board brings forward revisions to Hadley’s solar energy bylaw that would explicitly allow such...


Water rate hike eyed to fund new tanks in Hadley
03-23-2024 4:01 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Hadley water rates could go up 10%, with an average household paying about $8 more per quarterly billing cycle, under an initial plan to cover the $9 million cost of replacing the Mount Warner and Mount Holyoke water tanks.The Select Board on...


South Hadley schools expect layoffs to approach 30 positions
03-22-2024 5:11 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

SOUTH HADLEY— The school district anticipates cutting at least 27 positions — the most any school system in Hampshire County has announced so far this spring — next fiscal year as officials grapple with a $1.2 million budget deficit being driven by...


Photos: Root ball wrangling
03-21-2024 12:14 PM


Crepe-based all-day restaurant The Skinny Pancake gets go-ahead for Route 9 site in Hadley
03-21-2024 12:00 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — An eatery specializing in both sweet and savory crepes, developed from a street cart that began operating in 2003 on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont, could have its first restaurant in Massachusetts open on Route 9 this summer.The Select...


South Hadley braces for jump in sewer rates over next five years
03-20-2024 4:38 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

SOUTH HADLEY — Just as the citizens in the musical world of “Urinetown” paid a fee for the privilege to pee, so too do residents of South Hadley — and that fee is about to go up significantly in the coming years.Over the next few months, the Select...


Talking up state’s farmland protection program: Area farmers on board, but effort faces housing headwinds
03-18-2024 2:43 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — The owners of a Shelburne farm have permanently protected 100 acres through the Agricultural Preservation Restriction program, ensuring that the fertile land won’t be turned into a large, upscale housing estate or put to other uses.“That’s...


Hadley’s climate change panel to hold farmers’ roundtable
03-18-2024 2:00 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A changing climate’s impact on farms and their ability to raise crops will be the focus of a farmers’ roundtable taking place at Plainville Farm on Friday.The Hadley Climate Change Committee is partnering with farm owner Wally Czajkowski on...

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