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Staff Sergeant Janet Izquierdo and Senior Airman Jonathan Teixeira, in foreground, of the Westover Air Reserve Base Honor Guard execute a flag folding ceremony while Leeds Elementary School fifth grader Asha Kulp, with principal Sal Canata, reads the accompanying text during the school's marking of the International Day of Peace on Monday in Leeds Memorial Park, just across the street from the school. At far right is Brigadier General Gary Keefe, Chief of Staff of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, who gave the keynote address on the theme "Partnerships for Peace - Dignity for All".


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

River walks and paddle created by the Mill Ri er Greenway Initiative

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Here are the river walks and one paddle created by the Mill River Greenway Initiative. ■ Downtown Northampton I: Paradise Pond to Old South Street ■ Downtown Northampton II: Old South Street to Hockanum Road ■ Bay State Village: Paradise Pond to the Cutlery Building ■ Florence I: Nonotuck Dam to Meadow Street ■ Florence II: Crimson & Clover/Northampton Community Farm ■ Leeds: …

Sherilyn Gaudet & Matthew Palmer

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sherilyn Gaudet and Matthew Palmer, both of South Boston, were married June 14 at Venezia in Boston. The officiant was David Gaudet. The bride, 30, is the daughter of Deborah and Michael Shakarian of Fitchburg. The groom, 30, is the son of Donald and Bonnie Palmer of Leeds. The matron of honor was …

Life at Leeds Elementary School

Friday, May 17, 2013

Leeds Elementary School student Xyomara Kessler, 8, competed in a softball throw event May 9 as part of the Special Olympics hosted by Northampton High School. Shown with Xyomara is Craig Murdock, who teaches adaptive physical education at …

Veterans services highlighted at expo in Cummington

Saturday, May 11, 2013

CUMMINGTON — Iraq war veteran Alonzo Swift lived in his car for close to four years after becoming unemployed soon after his return from duty in 2005. This changed when he learned about Soldier On, an organization that …

Naming the Baby

Friday, February 8, 2013

HINDS — Lyla Simonne, daughter of Nathaniel and Megan Hinds of Pelham, was born Dec. 31, 2012, at Elliot Hospital, Manchester, N.H. The maternal grandparents are Simonne and Roger Sansoucy of Saco, Maine. The paternal grandparents are Katherine and Spencer Hinds of Southampton. Lyla has one sister, Emma. …

Retired Northampton educator Kathleen Sheehan dies at 85

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Kathleen M. “Kay” Sheehan, a retired educator whose indefatigable contributions as a civic leader during the past five decades touched thousands of lives in Northampton, died Monday at the Linda Manor Extended Care Facility in Leeds. …

Naming the baby

Friday, November 30, 2012

EMMETT — Kaelyn Marie, daughter of Nicholas and Alissa (Kuc) Emmett of Indian Orchard, was born Sept. 28 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. The maternal grandparents are John and Diane Kuc of South Hadley. The paternal grandparents are Brian and Susan Emmett of Easthampton. The maternal great-grandparents …

Toy Fund donations honor spirit of John McCormick

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

NORTHAMPTON — After John F. McCormick stopped working as a nurse’s assistant at the VA Medical Center in Leeds more than a decade ago, he continued to follow his true vocation: people. During what would have been his …

Naming the Baby

Friday, November 16, 2012

GLEASON — Declan Wilhelm, son of Daniel Gleason and Julie Wilhelm of Beaumont, Texas, was born Oct. 22 in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Beaumont. The maternal grandparents are Stephen and Pam Wilhelm of Techachapi, Calif. The paternal grandparents are Daniel and Alison Gleason of Leeds. The maternal great-grandparent …

VA hospital in Leeds raises money, challenges gravity with ancient technology, wagon full of pumpkins

Thursday, November 8, 2012

NORTHAMPTON — There are probably lots of easier ways to compost pumpkins than strapping them in to a 250-pound trebuchet and flinging them 70 feet into wooden targets. “But not one as much fun,” said Lorraine Brisson. Brisson, …

Friends and Neighbors

Friday, November 2, 2012

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors send an email to kaubingazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, MA 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors.  Emmanuel College The following people were named to the spring semester dean’s list at the Boston college: …