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Student project shines light on ‘alternate perspective’ of Deerfield history
06-25-2023 10:04 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Native American history is a standard element of the fourth grade curriculum. However, with Deerfield celebrating its 350th anniversary this year, Jennifer Smith’s class went one step further.Throughout the year, Smith’s students at...


Antiques show returning to Deerfield on June 17-18
06-04-2023 9:00 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — For the first time in six years, Historic Deerfield and the Antique Dealers’ Association of America are bringing the annual antique show back to Deerfield.The show will take place in Deerfield Academy’s Hale Family Gym on Saturday, June...


North Leverett sawmill preservation project underway
06-02-2023 1:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

LEVERETT — A community-led project to preserve and rehabilitate the 263-year-old North Leverett sawmill for future generations, as well as making it an integral part of the community for cultural, educational and recreational activities, is...


A Look Back: May 30
05-29-2023 6:00 PM

50 Years Ago ■Gov. Francis Sargent today nominated local attorney Alvertus J. Morse to be a special justice of the Hampshire County District Court. Morse, a 43-year-old Northampton native and Amherst College graduate, has practiced law in the city for...


A Look Back: May 29
05-28-2023 12:38 PM

50 Years Ago ■Secretary of Human Services Peter C. Goldmark Jr. submitted a report to Gov. Sargent today which criticized actions and procedures of top Belchertown State School administrators during the period late last year when four residents died...


A big cup of co-op: After 30 years, Dean’s Beans in Orange to become worker-owned
05-17-2023 9:24 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Change is brewing at Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Co., which is set to become a worker-owned cooperative on July 1.Dean Cycon founded the business in 1993 and, having recently turned 70, is ready to hand the reins to his 16 employees.“Who...


Deerfield celebrating Founders Day Weekend with family-friendly events
05-05-2023 11:00 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — On May 7, 1673, the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony granted the liberty of a township to the inhabitants of the Pocumtuck village, which is now known as Deerfield. Now, on May 7, 2023, this Sunday, folks are invited to...


Deerfield Select Board votes to sign records storage agreement with PVMA
04-12-2023 8:45 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — The Selectboard authorized an agreement Wednesday evening to store town records from as far back as the 18th century at the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA), nearly ending a year-long process that began with a radiator leak in...


‘It’s a God thing’: Once shuttered and condemned, Shutesbury Community Church shines anew after years of upgrades 
03-30-2023 5:40 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

SHUTESBURY — A member of the Shutesbury Community Church for 30 years, Chris Footit is relieved to be back participating in and attending services, something he can do after a three-stop lift recently was installed at the 1827 meetinghouse on the town...


A Look Back: March 18
03-18-2023 11:38 AM

200 Years Ago ■Brass Foundry! All kinds of brass castings done at the shortest notice. Cash paid for old brass and copper. Wanted, as an apprentice at the above business, an active lad 16 or 17 years of age. – Phelps & Strong, Northampton. ■Early...


New app tells hidden history of Pocumtuck people at Historic Deerfield 
03-07-2023 5:02 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — With the launch of its new mobile app, Historic Deerfield is inviting the public to learn about indigenous history through a walking tour placing the museum’s main street in its original context.Now available on the Apple App Store and the...


Around the Hamptons: EHS students to host Black heroes panel
02-14-2023 1:20 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

EASTHAMPTON — City high school students have stepped up to help the community celebrate National Black History Month. Easthampton High School Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator Sindy Mojica has been working with students on how to celebrate the...


Deerfield Historical Commission, historian to help move historical documents
02-12-2023 3:00 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — While the town works out a record storage agreement with the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, the Historical Commission and a local historian will prepare to move those documents upon execution of the agreement.The Select Board...


Deerfield ironing out agreement with museum to store records
02-06-2023 10:47 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — Following a radiator leak last year in the 1888 Building that initially raised the state’s concern about protecting historical records from potential damage, the town is working out a deal with the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association...


Keeper of culture: Christa Whitney turned her discovery of Yiddish literature into a career
12-16-2022 3:13 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

As Christa Whitney sees it, chance has played a big part in her life. But so has her love of history and literature. Whitney is the director of the Wexler Oral History Project at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, a program that has recorded...


Easthampton High teacher wins national award
07-15-2022 1:30 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

EASTHAMPTON — Easthampton High School social studies teacher Kelley Brown has received national recognition for her teaching.Brown, who teaches advanced placement U.S. History, advanced placement U.S. Government and We the People: The Citizen and the...


Historic barn renewal project nears goal in Northampton
06-12-2022 8:24 PM

By BRIAN STEELE

NORTHAMPTON — Historic Northampton’s dream of turning the Shepherd Barn into a thriving community space is on the cusp of coming true as the project continues to receive grants and planners stump for a final influx of donations.The nonprofit on Bridge...


Not quite a Titanic find: Decrepit lifeboat in woods from same company whose lifeboats were in 1912 disaster
09-30-2021 8:08 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — After acquiring wooded land near her medical office building for additional parking, Dr. Kate Atkinson wasn’t expecting that a large metal lifeboat, similar to those on the ill-fated Titanic, would be hidden within the overgrown...


Holyoke man collects souvenirs from long-gone Mount Tom Summit House
12-16-2019 11:54 PM

By STEPHEN FAY

HOLYOKE — Tea towels, refrigerator magnets, shoulder patches and beach sand are just some of the items we collect to stay connected to our travels.These are our souvenirs, from the French word meaning “remember” or “bring to mind.” The difference...


A classic continues: Harlow Luggage bought out by silent partner
02-11-2019 9:42 AM

By BERA DUNAU

NORTHAMPTON — A business that has been around since the 19th century will stay open on Main Street, as its owner for the last 15 years enjoys some well-earned retirement.Harlow Luggage began in 1875, when it was known as W. L Chilson. And then, as...

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