Point of pride: After two centuries, South Congregational Church is getting a new steeple — an exact replica of the old one

06-23-2024 7:00 AM

AMHERST — Battered by storms, ice and snow for two centuries, it was only a matter of time before the South Congregational Church’s post-and-beam steeple needed more than cosmetic repairs. That time came this spring when Wilcox Builders of Hatfield...

Easthampton’s LaBombard named clerk of the year

06-22-2024 8:25 PM

EASTHAMPTON — Barbara LaBombard is a powerful, behind-the-scenes force keeping Easthampton running smoothly on a daily basis. As the city clerk for over 30 years, LaBombard has witnessed Easthampton change from a town to an expanding city, and has...


Title run ‘a beautiful thing’ for Northampton native and die-hard Boston Celtics fan Christopher Camposeo
06-21-2024 5:31 PM

Christopher Camposeo couldn’t muster up the energy to fly back to Boston for Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks. Born and raised in Northampton but now living in Miami, Fla., the 41-year old die-hard Celtics fan...


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Columnist Richard Fein: Netanyahu addressing Congress would be an insult to America
06-23-2024 10:58 AM

The Congress of the United States has invited Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin ( Bibi) Netanyahu to speak to a joint session next month. Although the invitation was initiated by Republicans, the two top congressional Democrats, Senate Majority Leader...

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HCC awarded $832K to train clean energy workforce
06-21-2024 1:50 PM

 HOLYOKE — Holyoke Community College has been awarded an $832,000 state grant to help train workers for clean energy sector jobs.The two-year grant, announced earlier this month, is part of an overall $3.4 million allocation from the Healey-Driscoll...


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Obit photo for Cynthia Margaret Cynthia Margaret

Lukowski, MA - Cynthia Margaret (Fisher) Lukowski, a resident at Linda Manor Extended Care in Leeds, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2024. She was born on March 22, 1950 in Northampton, MA to Victoria (Algustoski) and Harrison Fisher... remainder of obit for Cynthia Margaret

Obit photo for Maya Karin Peterson 1980 ~ 2021 Maya Karin Peterson 1980 ~ 2021

Santa Cruz, CA - Maya Karin Peterson, beloved daughter of Mark and Indira Peterson and partner of A. Marm Kilpatrick, died unexpectedly in Santa Cruz, California, on June 16, 2021, of an amniotic fluid embolism, a rare complication of c... remainder of obit for Maya Karin Peterson 1980 ~ 2021

Obit photo for Sigmond Wernik Sigmond Wernik

Easthampton, MA - Sigmond Wernik, age 87, of Easthampton passed away on June 17, 2024, after a short illness. He was born in Easthampton on September 17, 1936, to the late Sigmond and Josephine (Sudnick) Wernik and was a 1954 graduate o... remainder of obit for Sigmond Wernik

Obit photo for Theodore Edward Bishko Theodore Edward Bishko

Theodore (Ted/Teddy) Edward Bishko Hadley, MA - Theodore (Ted/Teddy) Edward Bishko, 62 passed away Wednesday June 12, 2024 at Cooley-Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts. Born in Northampton on April 22, 1962, he was born th... remainder of obit for Theodore Edward Bishko


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