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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, …

Thursday’s summer baseball: Amherst holds off Holyoke in Mickey Mantle action

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Dylan Donaghue went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBIs as the Amherst Mickey Mantle baseball team held off Holyoke, 8-6, on the road Thursday. Trevor Fil went 1 for 3 as Amherst improved to 14-4. Nathan Masteralexis tossed the last two innings and struck …

Northampton Post 28 strikes early, eliminates Easthampton Post 224

Thursday, July 16, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The Northampton American Legion Post 28 baseball team wasted little time putting Wednesday’s shutout loss in the rear-view mirror. Post 28 needed only three batters to take the lead and scored five times in the first …

Boathouse Beach off Water Lane in Easthampton site of new Nashawannuck Pond boat launch

Thursday, July 16, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — The latest improvement to Nashawannuck Pond — a boat launch at Boathouse Beach on Water Lane — broke ground earlier this month and will open in September. The project is being constructed and paid for by …

Four interim school administrators named in Easthampton, including Kevin Burke at high school

Thursday, July 16, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Superintendent Nancy Follansbee has appointed four interim administrators for the city’s schools, including an interim principal for the high school. Easthampton High School assistant principal Kevin Burke will serve as interim principal in the fall. He replaces Vito Perrone, who left the position at the end …

Aldenville cools down Easthampton Post 224 in American Legion playoffs

Thursday, July 16, 2015

CHICOPEE — After rallying in its last three games, Easthampton Post 224’s bats were silenced in the American Legion District 1/2/3 playoffs. Aldenville Post 337’s DJ Lehouiller threw a three-hitter while striking out 11 to lead his team …

Sons Robert and Michael Meeropol claim secret transcript release proves Ethel Rosenberg's innocence

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — The sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the couple infamously convicted of espionage and executed by the government in 1953, believe the release Wednesday of grand jury testimony by Ethel Rosenberg’s brother vindicates their parents. The …

PVB dancers take their moves out of the theater and into the park

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pioneer Valley Ballet will be tossing out the pointe shoes and ornate theaters in favor of sneakers and local parks (and a museum) this weekend, when it presents its inaugural summer tour of “FLUX ChoreoLab: Boundless Adventures in …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Music at the TreeCat Café Singer-songwriter Marcia Gomes will perform Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the opening of the TreeCat Café, a new youth-run establishment at the Treehouse Community Center, 1 Treehouse Circle in Easthampton. Gomes, who is …

Tuesday’s summer baseball/softball: Amherst Mantle slips past Frontier

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Trevor Fil was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the seventh with the bases loaded to score Ian McNamara as the Amherst Mickey Mantle baseball team squeezed past Frontier, 6-5, Tuesday in Amherst. Stephen McCudden tossed …

Training opportunity for parenting program

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Openings are available for individuals who would like to train as facilitators of a local parenting program. “Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14” is a program for parents and middle school students in Easthampton hosted by the Easthampton Healthy Youth Coalition and the city’s …