Debate over cease-fire in Gaza heats up as four communities consider resolutions

02-23-2024 6:28 PM

AMHERST — A public outdoor workshop on creating and displaying peace cranes in downtown Amherst and a family-friendly rally scheduled for Monday evening are among steps supporters of a cease-fire in Gaza are taking to press Amherst councilors to adopt...


South Hadley town administrator proposes merging three departments

02-22-2024 5:42 PM

SOUTH HADLEY — The town’s recreation and veterans services departments and the Council on Aging will merge under a new human services department in fiscal year 2025 to maximize impact of social and mental health services within new budget...


Sports


High school basketball: Trio of local teams seek Western Mass titles on Championship Saturday
02-23-2024 5:50 PM

It’s Championship Saturday for three local high school basketball programs.The South Hadley and Northampton girls, and the Granby boys will look to add some hardware on Saturday when they both take the floor to play in Western Massachusetts...

Opinion


Guest columnist Leyla Moushabeck: Amherst must back cease-fire for Gaza
02-23-2024 8:01 PM

On Feb. 26, the Amherst Town Council will vote on a resolution in support of a cease-fire in Gaza. Many councilors are currently considering whether this is a locally relevant issue. I am a resident of Amherst, a Palestinian American, and parent to...

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UMass


Colleges: Samuli Niinisaari scores pair, UMass hockey overcomes adversity in 3-2 win over New Hampshire
02-23-2024 9:40 PM

Challenges, disallowed goals, penalties… it was all on display Friday night at the Mullins Center.The 14th-ranked UMass hockey team had two goals disallowed due to video replay, and survived five shorthanded situations to No. 16 New Hampshire. Despite...

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