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Sit up and take notice: Green River Festival wins national attention in 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Over the past 29 years, the Green River Festival has become an institution in western Massachusetts, the go-to outdoor musical event of the summer. What started as a modest two-band concert in 1986 has grown into a three-day affair with dozens of bands and solo artists — not to mention the hot-air balloon rides the festival offers. So what’s new …

Updating a classic: Mohawk Trails Concerts makes changes with new director, season

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

After 45 years, Mohawk Trail Concerts is getting ready for a re-tuning this season, with Montague cellist Mark Fraser taking on the role of executive …

Partners, new and old: VLO, Amherst Ballet to team up for Gilbert & Sullivan treat

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Even 144 years after W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan collaborated on their first opera, their Victorian comedies continue to bring people together. But the members …

Full Disclosure: New theater festival aims to engage audiences

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Linda McInerny thinks a lot about the brain. “I love neurology and I love the study of the brain and consciousness, and who we are as human beings,” McInerny said recently. The Old Deerfield Productions artistic director had …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Easthampton gets its groove on with 2nd annual ‘Cultural Chaos’

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Afternoon near-summer sun ablaze, I stood on the closed-to-traffic Cottage Street in Easthampton, blinking, getting accustomed to the tide of happy people moving around me. Because even brighter than the sunshine was the community spirit on this special …

A LOOK BACK

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

50 Years Ago  Northampton’s playground supervisors will meet at the recreation office on Prospect Street tomorrow to begin a two-day orientation, instruction and workshop program. Robert A. Young will again act as general supervisor of the summer play program. Miss Geraldine Mann will assume the duties of …

Adv25 For release Thursday, June 25

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, June 25, the 176th day of 2015. There are 189 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 25, 1950, war broke out in Korea as forces from the communist North invaded the South. On this date: In …

Second Gary Biardi Memorial Concert on Sunday will benefit Millside Park in Easthampton

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — City resident Gary Biardi, who died in 2013, loved music and roller blading on the Manhan Rail Trail. That’s why Elaine Wood of Easthampton last year organized musicians to play at Millside Park to raise money …

A LOOK BACK

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

50 Years Ago  The Robert Frost Library at Amherst College is almost complete. The $3.5 million library, begun in the spring of 1964, will open for general use in September. Amherst’s library collection, housed in Converse Library since 1917, will be moved during the summer.  John …

Today in History

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, June 24, the 175th day of 2015. There are 190 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 24, 1975, 113 people were killed when Eastern Airlines Flight 66, a Boeing 727 carrying 124 people, crashed while attempting …

Adv23 For release Tuesday, June 23

Monday, June 22, 2015

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, June 23, the 174th day of 2015. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed using the CIA to obstruct the …

Around South Hadley: FallsFest 2015, Independence Day fireworks, Select Board chat, farmers’ market

Monday, June 22, 2015

The main stage musical lineup for FallsFest 2015 is in place but there is plenty of organizing left to do, according to co-chairman Ira J. Brezinsky. “We are still looking for volunteers who want to join the committee or one of 10 subcommittees,” he said. The free music …

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Saturday, June 20, 2015