Northampton first in WMass to back call for Gaza cease-fire

02-27-2024 11:51 AM

NORTHAMPTON — The city is the first in western Massachusetts and third statewide to take a stand in favor of a cease-fire in the war in Gaza between Israel and Hamas.The City Council passed two at a virtual special meeting Tuesday night that drew more...

Beyond the plate: New restaurant Lao Hu Tong aims to bring Chinese food, culture to Amherst

02-28-2024 1:51 PM

AMHERST — People who can’t travel thousands of miles to savor authentic Chinese cuisine and culture in the Far East now have the next best thing in downtown Amherst.Three months ago, Lao Hu Tong opened a few doors down from Boltwood Avenue at 63...


MIAA Div. 2 boys basketball: No. 35 Archbishop Williams knocks off Amherst, 63-62, in overtime
02-28-2024 9:42 PM

AMHERST — Amherst had the play drawn up. The Hurricanes were going to set a screen and have senior captain Ryder Rietkerk curl off of it with another option behind the 3-point line. But Archbishop Williams blew it up, and Brandon Stewart’s 30-footer...


Guest column: Amherst students urge cease-fire resolution
02-28-2024 5:37 PM

 The history of the conflict between Israel and Palestine begins, primarily, with the start of the Nakba in 1948, when over 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homeland during the creation of Israel as a state. This began a long and...

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UMass basketball: Big first half gets Minutemen back in win column with victory over George Washington
02-27-2024 9:26 PM

The UMass men’s basketball team looked like a squad set on avenging its loss to St. Bonaventure over the weekend.Taking on George Washington at the Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, the Minutemen shot 53.1 percent from the field in...


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Obit photo for Mary Novak Mary Novak

Seaford, DE - Mary L. Novak passed peacefully in her Seaford, Delaware home surrounded by her loving children on December 31, 2023. Mary was born on August 6, 1941 and grew up in Montag... remainder of obit for Mary Novak

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WILLIAMSBURG, MA - Gary Niswonger died February 18, 2024, at home amongst his family. Born to Lewis Harmon Niswonger and Irma Virginia Pike Niswonger at home in Guilford, Ohio, in 1941,... remainder of obit for Gary Niswonger

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William "Bill" Fisher Easthampton, MA - William ("Bill") Michael Fisher was born on Christmas Day in 1956 to Victoria (Toski) and Harrison Fisher of Haydenville, MA. The youngest of four sib... remainder of obit for William Fisher

Obit photo for Bernice J. Latka Bernice J. Latka

Easthampton , MA - Bernice J. (Maiewski) Latka, 89, passed away on February 23, 2024 at the Agawam Rehab Center. Calling hours will be held at the Boucher-O'Brien Funeral home, 7 Pleasa... remainder of obit for Bernice J. Latka


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