New HCC president reflects on journey: Timmons sees his own struggles and arc in students’ paths

04-19-2024 4:43 PM

HOLYOKE — George Timmons knows just how much a difference a college president can make in a student’s life.As a senior at Norfolk State University, a historically black university in Virginia, Timmons faced the possibility of not being able to...

Boards balk at limiting use of Hadley Town Common

04-19-2024 2:06 PM

HADLEY — Significant work and time for municipal staff associated with preparing for New England Public Media’s annual Asparagus Festival is prompting Hadley officials to examine whether fees should be increased and other adjustments made to how...


High schools: Ella Schaeffer sets South Hadley strikeout mark in 5-4 win over Frontier (PHOTOS)
04-19-2024 9:15 PM

Four runs in the sixth inning, headlined by a two-out, two-run single by Jenna Bobrowski, propelled the South Hadley softball team to a huge 5-4 independent home win over Frontier on Friday afternoon.Trailing 5-2, the Redhawks fought back to within...


Taylor Guss: Northampton's zoning should align with its climate goals
04-19-2024 1:45 PM

Humanity is currently facing the crisis of a generation with climate change. We exceeded 1.3 degrees Celsius of warming in 2023, just shy of 1.5 degrees, the threshold scientists warn could have catastrophic consequences for the planet. Northampton...

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Petition to block auto dealership on King Street falters in Northampton
04-17-2024 3:35 PM

NORTHAMPTON — A joint meeting between the Northampton City Council’s Committee on Legislative Matters and the city’s Planning Board heard public comments on a petition to ban further automobile dealerships near the city’s downtown, an issue that...


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Hitting the ceramic circuit: Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail turns 20 years old, April 27-28
04-19-2024 11:32 AM

A lot can change in 20 years: Presidents and other politicians come and go, new cultural fads and technologies emerge, clothing styles morph, and music and movies take on different dimensions.In these parts, one tradition hasn’t changed. Since 2005,...


Obit photo for Crystal L. Bergeron Crystal L. Bergeron

Crystal L Bergeron Easthampton, MA - Crystal L Bergeron, 39, of Easthampton sadly left us as she passed away peacefully at home on April 11th, 2024. She was born July 18, 1984, to Roger J Be... remainder of obit for Crystal L. Bergeron

Obit photo for Richard A. Weber Richard A. Weber

Richard A Weber Shutesbury, MA - In the earliest hour of Saturday, April 13, 2024, surrounded by the tremendous love of his family, Richard Weber, 60, gently left this world. Rich leaves... remainder of obit for Richard A. Weber

Obit photo for Daniel James Moriarty Daniel James Moriarty

Granby, MA - Daniel J. Moriarty, 66, passed away unexpectedly on April 14, 2024. He was born January 12, 1958 in Holyoke, MA. to the late Donald and Marie Moriary. Daniel grew up in South H... remainder of obit for Daniel James Moriarty

Obit photo for Jack Glickman Jack Glickman

Florence, MA - Jack Glickman passed away peacefully, with three of his daughters by his side, after a period of failing health on April 18th just days short of his 96th birthday. Jack was b... remainder of obit for Jack Glickman


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