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VIDEO: Snowboarding on a flat field, thanks to a breeze

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Gazette reporter Stephanie McFeeters caught up with Max Mascelloni Saturday at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he was zipping around a field atop a snowboard, powered by the wind. The 31-year-old Amherst resident says the sport is popular in Europe. …

school lunch menus

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, pineapple cup, apple TUESDAY: Shepherd’s pie, peas, orange, green grapes WEDNESDAY: Hot dog, sweet potato puffs, carrot sticks, applesauce, spinach and tomato salad, banana THURSDAY: Beef burger, cheeseburger, vegetarian baked beans, carrot sticks, diced pears, orange FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, spinach salad, carrot sticks, applesauce, apple Belchertown MONDAY: HS: General Tso’s chicken, fried rice, or pork lo …

Keep the crisp, lose the labor in these wings

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Come Super Bowl Sunday, we all love a heaping platter of wings. They’ve got to be crunchy. They’ve got to be a little bit greasy. They’ve got to be so delicious we can’t stop eating even after we know we’ve eaten too many. What we don’t love about the day of the big …

Serving up cocktails with a cinematic twist for the Oscars

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Silver shakers and the silver screen go back a long time. Think French 75 from “Casablanca” and Agent 007’s dry martinis. So for those of you planning to drink along at home for the Feb. 28 showing of …

A LOOK BACK

Thursday, February 4, 2016

50 Years Ago • A new summit house on Mount Sugarloaf has been given the “go ahead” by the state, Rep. Walter T. Kostanski of Turners Falls disclosed today. Franklin County commissioners are now authorized to hire an architect and develop plans for the new structure on the …

Mary Fiumara, mother from classic Prince pasta TV ad, dies

Thursday, February 4, 2016

BOSTON — A Boston woman best known as the mother who called for her son to come home for dinner in a classic Prince pasta television commercial of the 1960s has died. Mary Fiumara was 88. Her son says she died Tuesday but hasn’t revealed the cause of …

Today in History

Thursday, February 4, 2016

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2016. There are 330 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 5, 1811, George, the Prince of Wales, was named Prince Regent due to the mental illness of his father, Britain’s …

Judge declines to toss Cosby sex assault case

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A judge refused to throw out the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby on Wednesday, sweeping aside a former district attorney’s claim that he granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a decade ago. Common Pleas …

A LOOK BACK

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

50 Years Ago • A protest march against the resumption of bombing in North Vietnam came close to trouble twice yesterday afternoon in downtown Northampton But it ended without incident after a meeting on the steps of the Unitarian Church at which both protesters and supporters of the …

Today in History

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

BC-History, ADV04,783 FOR RELEASE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016, AT 12:00 A.M. EST. Adv04 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2016. There are 331 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 4, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British …

A LOOK BACK

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

50 Years Ago • A new unit has been provided for patients at The Cooley Dickinson Hospital — a minimal care unit for men and women who can be up and around while undergoing tests, treatments and requiring some supervision in learning to handle a new disability, such …

A look inside Broadway’s most exciting musical number

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

NEW YORK — Even in a show with plenty of magic, a special sort of it happens right after intermission at “Aladdin” on Broadway. No sooner have you settled back into your seat than a revolving door of …

Today in History

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2016. There are 332 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 3, 1959, rock-and-roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson died in a small plane crash …