Class B final: Drew Alley, South Hadley rally past Pittsfield for program’s 1st-ever WMass title (PHOTOS)

02-24-2024 6:10 PM

HOLYOKE – At the turn of the New Year, the South Hadley girls basketball team sat at 3-3.Fifteen games later, they’re 18-3, and for the first time in school history, Western Mass. champions.On Saturday afternoon at Holyoke Community College, the No. 2...


Chance Encounters with Bob Flaherty: Hurricanes on the rise

02-25-2024 2:09 PM

AMHERST — At first it wasn’t clear what a line of seven teens were doing on the field behind Amherst Regional High School on a cold and sunny afternoon. There was a move, an apparent dance move, that one in a white T-shirt was demonstrating to the...


Sports


Women’s basketball: Smith College blasts Babson, captures 4th straight NEWMAC title
02-25-2024 6:07 PM

NORTHAMPTON – Since the 2019-20 season, the Smith College women’s basketball team has always finished at the top of their conference standings. That streak continued on Sunday as the Pioneer won their fourth consecutive NEWMAC championship via a 90-59...

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Richard Fein
Columnist Richard Fein: Lebanon, Yemen — Forgotten people
02-25-2024 6:01 PM

This column is about the hardships facing people in Lebanon and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. I might have chosen any number of other countries to write about, so why these two? My concern is that the geopolitical issues relating to them are much...

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Colleges: UNH rallies late, takes down UMass hockey in OT
02-24-2024 9:48 PM

Clinging to a 2-1 lead late in the third period, the UMass hockey team was just a few minutes away from a weekend sweep over New Hampshire. The Minutemen defeated the Wildcats at the Mullins Center 3-2 on Friday night, and headed to Durham for...

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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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South Deerfield, MA - R. Jean Powers, 94, of Hatfield, MA and a former long-time resident of South Deerfield passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024, following a period of failing health. ... remainder of obit for R. Jean Powers

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Holyoke, MA - Denise Donovan (Dee Dee) age 55, of Holyoke, MA passed away on 2/20/24 from a valiant battle with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (P.A.H.) Dee was born on June 12,1968 to ... remainder of obit for Denise M. Donovan

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Easthampton , MA - Robert M Quinn 67 of 3 Pleasant Green, Easthampton, went home to Our Lord on February 10, 2024 surrounded by his beloved wife, Ellen, sister Linda and their friend, Sue. ... remainder of obit for Robert Quinn

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