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A celebration of the completion of the second phase of Easthampton's old Town Hall renovations will be held at the Aug. 8 ArtWalk by CitySpace, which manages the 1869 municipal building turned creative hub.

Ribbon cutting for newly renovated old Town Hall in Easthampton set for ArtWalk Aug. 8

Saturday, August 1, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — It was June 29, 1869, and Samuel Williston was presiding over a ceremony to dedicate Easthampton’s Town Hall, which had just been completed. Buildings had been painted, streets were cleaned and everyone was dressed in their finest attire for the day-long celebration. Attendees included a former lieutenant governor, local professors and other officials. The Gazette at the time …

Easthampton Savings Bank beats PeoplesBank, takes Game 1 of Tri-County League championship series

Friday, July 31, 2015

Kyle Murphy delivered a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth as Easthampton Savings Bank outlasted Peoples Bank 8-7 Friday evening in Game 1 of the Tri-County League championship series at Daley Field in Easthampton. ESB scored all of its runs from the fourth through the sixth innings to move within a victory of the title. Murphy went 3 for 4, …

Easthampton’s Chris Starcun makes the most of first season with Valley Blue Sox

Friday, July 31, 2015

HOLYOKE — Chris Starcun had reached the point in his baseball career where he needed the greatest possible challenge, especially coming off a breakthrough sophomore season at American International College. He found it just down the road from his hometown. And despite no guarantee of remaining on the roster for the entire season, …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, July 31, 2015

Amherst Zoe Tessler, the daughter of Patricia Gorman and Richard Tessler and a rising senior at Hamilton College, is part of a research group at Hamilton studying the invasive garlic mustard plant. Tessler, an art and biology major, is a graduate of Amherst Regional High School. Belchertown Gabriel …

Cool Climb

Friday, July 31, 2015

Brown baggers

Friday, July 31, 2015

Valley Views: Lower Mill Pond

Friday, July 31, 2015

Lower Mill Pond Ferry Street, Easthampton Photograph and text by Bob Solosko, Easthampton On a beautiful day with blue sky and white puffy clouds in mid-July, I went bicycling along the rail trail in Easthampton with my camera …

First-time buyers and average-priced homes driving a healthy real estate market in the Valley, Realtors say

Thursday, July 30, 2015

June is often the hottest month of the year for home sales, and this June was no exception. According to data from the multiple listing service, single-family home sales in Hampshire County were up about 3 percent compared …

Dog paddle

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Stilt walkers bearing quilts aim to slow down traffic at August ArtWalk in Easthampton

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Traffic on Union Street during the August ArtWalk event will be slowed down by an unusual urban planning measure: a parade of stilt walkers carrying quilts. “Elevate Art: Quilts on Stilts with a Slow Stitch Sit-Along” …

Tuesday’s local softball: Amherst/Deerfield falls to Southwick

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mikah McNamara (two RBIs) and Amanda Deskavich (run) each had two hits, but the Amherst/Deerfield Metro League softball team fell 12-3 to Southwick, on the road Tuesday. Hanna LeClair (run) doubled in the loss for Amherst/Deerfield (6-11). Softball Southwick 12, Amherst/Deerfield 3 (6) A/D 101 001 —3 7 3 Southwick (10)20 00x —12 6 …

Easthampton Savings Bank beats Wilbraham Funeral Home, reaches Tri-County championship series

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — The Easthampton Savings Banks baseball team fought off Wilbraham Funeral Home from the mound, infield and plate during a deciding Game 3 of the second round of Tri-County League playoffs. Adam Chrzanowski threw a two-hitter, the defense played an errorless game and the offense powered ESB …

Former Easthampton man pleads not guilty to child rape charges

Monday, July 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A former Easthampton man pleaded not guilty in Hampshire Superior Court Monday to a half dozen child rape and indecent assault and battery charges. Kevin Paulin, 43, now of Palmer, was charged with two counts each of aggravated statutory rape of a child, indecent assault and …