Harris moves fast to lock up delegates, praises Biden’s ‘unmatched’ legacy

07-22-2024 1:28 PM

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris moved swiftly Monday to lock up Democratic delegates behind her campaign for the White House after President Joe Biden stepped aside amid concerns from within their party that he would be unable to defeat...


Chance Encounters with Bob Flaherty :Weedbusters keep paradise going

07-21-2024 1:00 PM

We tend to take our vast network of rail trails for granted. We cherish the neatly trimmed borders and the freedom to bike or blade from Burgy to Belchertown and back again without a single branch in your eye or an overhanging wildflower smacking you...


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MLB Draft: Tampa Bay first-round pick Theo Gillen traces his baseball roots back to Amherst
07-21-2024 12:49 PM

The Gillen family woke up on July 14 — the first of three days of the MLB Draft in Fort Worth, Texas — and contemplated whether or not they should host a draft party for Theo Gillen, who was expected to be taken at some point during the event. They...

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Guest columnist Gene Stamell: You never really know
07-22-2024 2:48 PM

I compose this column on a deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean in a seaside town of Newport, Oregon. I have just returned from the Lincoln County Fair, a mini-festival of vendors, livestock auctions, and country music, a venue that cried out to me,...

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Longtime UMass employee joins Willie Ross School LONGMEADOW — Willie Ross School for the Deaf has hired Alyssa Kristek as its new director of operations and chief financial officer. Kristek most recently served as the director of administration and...

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Northampton, MA - Alfred D. Marcotte, 94, died at the Rockridge Retirement Community on July 12, 2024 in Northampton, MA. He previously lived in Amherst, MA for 60 years. Alfred was born on December 11, 1929 in Holyoke, MA to the late D... remainder of obit for Alfred D. Marcotte

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Ashfield , MA - Edward (Ed) J. Gougeon Ashfield MA- With broken hearts we announce Ed, 66, has passed away on Tuesday July 16th 2024 at Lahey Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Northampton on August 12th, 1957 to the ... remainder of obit for Edward Gougeon

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Pelham, MA - David Cleon Booth (Booty), 65, of Pelham, Massachusetts passed away unexpectedly on July 7, 2024. David was born in Northampton, Massachusetts on February 13, 1959 the son of Cleon (Buzzy) and Dora Beaulieu-Booth. Afte... remainder of obit for David C. Booth

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South Hadley, MA - Charles L. Hughes (Uncle Charlie), 87, passed away on July 14, 2024. Born in Providence, RI on March 13, 1937, his childhood years were spent in Warren, RI. Charlie graduated from LaSalle Academy in 1954, and from th... remainder of obit for Charles L. Hughes

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