South Hadley elementary school staff vote no confidence in principal

05-20-2024 11:08 AM

SOUTH HADLEY — The South Hadley Education Association has issued a vote of no confidence in the Mosier Elementary School principal on behalf of 43 staff members at the school.Union President Amy Foley read a shortened version of a statement at a...

Playground creativity: New outdoor learning area at Wildwood school adds to recess options

05-20-2024 2:33 PM

AMHERST — Soft, musical sounds emanate from a red oil barrel, perched high above the playground at Wildwood School, as children at recess strike it with the attached drum sticks — and even climb atop it on occasion.“I like that you get to drum on it,...



Guest columnist Rob Moir: Unraveling the mystery — Warmer sea, cool land
05-19-2024 1:34 PM

 Why did sea surface temperatures go up when summer air temperatures did not? This perplexing question arose after last summer’s unusual findings.Ocean surface water temperatures off Boston, Portsmouth and Portland were nearly 2 degrees Fahrenheit...

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Multiverse of style: Volante Design in Easthampton has a mission to make jackets that anyone can wear anytime
05-15-2024 3:30 PM

EASTHAMPTON — When David Volante posted a photo to his blog of a custom jacket he was working on in 2012, he wasn’t expecting it to go viral.The interest in his design made him realize that people wanted what he was selling, and he could sell even...


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Obit photo for Eli Knapp Abrams Eli Knapp Abrams

Florence, MA - Eli Knapp Abrams, of Florence Massachusetts, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 22nd, 2024 in Goshen, MA. Eli was born in Beverly, MA on March 19th, 2003. He is the cherished son of Jennifer and Maury Abrams, and belov... remainder of obit for Eli Knapp Abrams

Obit photo for Sarah J. Cox Sarah J. Cox

Springfield, MA - Sarah J. Cox, passed away on May 13, 2024. She was a resident of Springfield, Massachusetts. She was born on April 25, 1950, to the late Barbara K. (Kelton) Boyton. Sarah graduated from UMASS with a bachelor's degree a... remainder of obit for Sarah J. Cox

Obit photo for Irene A. Szymanski Irene A. Szymanski

Florence, MA - Irene A. (Rostek) Szymanski, 83, of Florence, passed away on Thursday May 16, 2024, at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Berlin, Germany on May 11, 1941, to the late Joseph and... remainder of obit for Irene A. Szymanski

Obit photo for Rene T. Lamontagne Rene T. Lamontagne

Florence, MA - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Rene T. Lamontagne of Northampton, MA aged 94, who departed this world on February 24, 2024. Rene was born on June 30, 1929, and his life was a testament to resilien... remainder of obit for Rene T. Lamontagne


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