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A plane takes off from LaGuardia Airport in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a rail link to LaGuardia, one of the nation's busiest airports.  Cuomo's plan calls for an elevated AirTrain connecting the airport with the Willets Point station 1.5 miles away. The station, opposite the New York Mets' ballpark, serves both the Long Island Rail Road commuter rail and the No. 7 subway line.  Currently airport users use taxis, buses, shuttles, cars or limousines to get to LaGuardia. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Travelers like plan for rail link to NY’s LaGuardia

Sunday, January 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Tom Fiore knows what it’s like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing hours, over bridges or through a tunnel, to travel a mere eight miles from midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport in Queens. The salesman who makes that trek about twice a month is among legions of travelers applauding what they see …

Eva Gerstel of Easthampton celebrates 100 years of feminism

Friday, January 23, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — At 100, self-proclaimed feminist Eva Gerstel is not shy about offering her opinion — not that she has ever been. On whether she was excited for her 100th birthday party, scheduled for Saturday: “To tell you the truth, not really.” Gerstel, her daughter Naomi Gerstel, and her son-in-law Robert Zussman reflected …

Caitlin Dourmashkin & Galen Summer

Friday, January 16, 2015

Caitlin Rose Dourmashkin and Galen Summer, both of Brooklyn, New York, were married Sept. 6, 2014, at the Northampton home of the bride’s parents by Jeremiah Zagar, a friend of the couple. Susannah Dourmashkin served as maid of honor, and the bridesmaids were Luisa Rosen, Cory Mescon, Katherine Randazzo, Casey Wang, Christen Broecker, …

Naming the Baby

Friday, August 8, 2014

BATTEY — Bowen Daniel, son of Jason and Courtney Battey, of Worthington, was born July 28, 2014 in the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Paul and Shelley Cronin of Williamsburg. The paternal grandparents are Mark and Joy Battey of Florence. The maternal great- grandparents are …

Margaret Shepard & Stephen Orszulak

Friday, August 1, 2014

Kevin and Donna Shepard, of Easthampton, and Paul and Colleen Orszulak, of Ware, announce the engagement of their children, Margaret Shepard and Stephen Orszulak, both of South Hadley. Margaret is a teacher in the Ware public school system. …

Naming the Baby

Friday, August 1, 2014

MEADE — Grace Palmer, daughter of Thomas Francis Meade IV and Alison Palmer (Branch) Meade, of Quincy, was born May 10 at Tufts Medical Center, Boston. The maternal grandparents are Dr. Alan Palmer Branch and Lynell McQuillan Branch of Leeds. The paternal grandparents are Thomas Francis Meade III …

Barcombs celebrate 50th

Friday, July 25, 2014

William and Evelyn Barcomb recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, joined by family and friends at the Florence Elks Lodge. The couple were married on June 20, 1964. Bill and Evie built their life together in Southampton. They …

Elizabeth Latten & Benjamin Zucker

Friday, July 25, 2014

Elizabeth Noel Latten and Benjamin Louis Zucker, both of Brooklyn, New York, were married May 10, 2014 at Danfords Hotel & Marina in Port Jefferson., N.Y., by the Rev. Alison Caoila. The bride, 26, is the daughter of …

Naming the Baby

Friday, July 18, 2014

BAUMER — Alice Mescon Baumer, daughter of Ben Baumer and Cory Mescon, of Florence, was born April 8 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Jeanne Borfitz of Northampton and Gary Mescon of Amherst. The paternal grandparents are Don Baumer and Polly Baumer of …

Tara Kuchyt & Joshua Wise

Friday, July 11, 2014

Family and friends are announcing the engagement of Tara Kuchyt and Joshua Wise, both of Easthampton. Tara is the daughter of Tammy and Stan Kuchyt of Easthampton, and Joshua is the son of Laurie and Ray Gougeon of …

Kendra Bishop & Ryan O’Neill

Friday, July 11, 2014

Michael and Lori Lannon of Westhampton announce the engagement of Lori’s daughter, Kendra Bishop, to Ryan O’Neill. Ryan is the son of Francis O’Neill of Holyoke and Michelle Powers of Lantana, Florida. Kendra is a branch supervisor at …

Lisa Blanchette & & Timothy Besier

Friday, July 4, 2014

Liz Robbins and John Blanchette, of Southampton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Blanchette of Charlotte, North Carolina, to Timothy Besier, also of Charlotte. Lisa, a 2005 graduate of Northampton High School, received her doctor of pharmacy …

Sharing your special news

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Daily Hampshire Gazette publishes news about weddings, engagements, anniversaries, new babies and adoptions with local connections. There is a small charge for wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements. Forms and information about submitting announcements can be found at GazetteNET.com. Look for Reader Service at the top right on …