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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, …

Health Events: Area support groups, resources

Monday, July 20, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ VISION, SPEECH AND HEARING VISION — A low-vision support group meets regularly from March through December on the first Wednesday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St. Transportation provided; …

Weekend summer baseball: Northampton reaches state final in Cal Ripken 11U Tournament

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Northampton Cal Ripken baseball team never trailed during its four games this weekend in the state 11-and-under tournament in Northbridge. Hamp went 4-0 and will play for the state championship on Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. in Northbridge. It will face the winner of Monday’s semifinal between Hudson …

Proposal to name Nashawannuck Pond boardwalk for Debra and Michael Tautznik moves forward with Parks and Recreation Commission approval

Saturday, July 18, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — The effort to name the Nashawannuck Pond boardwalk after Debra and Michael Tautznik is advancing after the Parks and Recreation Commission this week voted to approve naming the structure. Residents mobilized to petition the city to name the boardwalk for the Tautzniks after Debra Tautznik died …

Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg focuses on wage inequality for women

Friday, July 17, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Though the Massachusetts Legislature passed the Equal Pay Act in 1945, requiring equal pay for equal work by women and men, females today still make only 82.5 percent of what males earn in the state, according to state Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. Those competing facts were …

Hampshire County Jail inmate charged with attempted jail break; allegedly used nail clippers to dig hole in ceiling

Friday, July 17, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A Hampshire County Jail inmate accused of killing a poodle during an Easthampton burglary allegedly made his bid for freedom last month, using parts of a pair of nail clippers to dig through the concrete ceiling of his cell and create a 6-by-9-inch hole that opened …

Heading outdoors: Area activities

Friday, February 13, 2015

∎ Fitzgerald Lake Invasive Plant Removal — Broad Brook Coalition sponsors removal of water chestnut Sunday, 10 a.m., Fitzgerald Lake, Northampton. No experience required. Meet at North Farms Road entrance. bhart2000@aol.com, 584-4176. ∎ Northampton Cross-Country Races — 5K …

Senior events coming up

Friday, July 17, 2015

All of the senior centers listed below have a full slate of weekly activities that are detailed on their websites. Following is a sampling of what they offer. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 TICK-BORNE ILLNESS — Presentation by nurse Lisa White, Thursday, 1:30 …

Volunteer opportunities

Friday, July 17, 2015

summer volunteer training for long-term care ombudsman — Ombudsmen serve as advocates for elders and people with disabilities in the community. Next free training July 27 to 29. Contact Trevor at Franklin County Home Care Corporation at 773-5555 ext 2241 or tboeding@fchcc. Visit fchcc.org to learn more. meals …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, July 17, 2015

Amherst Of the 96 class members of the Amherst High School class of 1950, 23 former students and some of their spouses celebrated their 65th class reunion on June 29 at the Marriott Hotel in Hadley. Attendees enjoyed …

Parsons Street School development seeks renters as Easthampton’s New City neighborhood undergoes transformation

Thursday, July 16, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Those who have seen the transformation of the former Parsons Street School from schoolhouse to luxury apartment building say the 113-year-old structure is unrecognizable — though some historic details remain. In December, developer Kevin Perrier of …