Cost divides town into camps over new Jabish Brook school project

05-22-2024 8:09 PM

BELCHERTOWN — While driving to Town Meeting earlier this month, Lynn Sikes noticed signs punctuating the lawns of homes, urging residents to vote “yes” or “no” on a Proposition 2½ debt exclusion override to fund a new $122.6 million Jabish Brook...


Hadley’s Hampshire Mall faces foreclosure

05-21-2024 5:17 PM

HADLEY — Hampshire Mall, one of the largest commercial properties along Route 9 since opening in 1978, is heading to a foreclosure auction next month.A legal advertisement in Wednesday’s Gazette from Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin P.C. attorneys of...


Sports


Tennis: Seniors power Belchertown girls past South Hadley, into Class B final (PHOTOS)
05-22-2024 9:32 PM

BELCHERTOWN – Four years ago, Belchertown girls tennis advanced all the way to the Western Mass. Class B championship match, only to be swept by Longmeadow.Last year, they made it back, but lost a heartbreaker to Ludlow, 3-2.This year, after handling...

Opinion


Guest columnist Sen. Jo Comerford: Quabbin bill a bid for ‘more just future for our region’
05-22-2024 4:57 PM

 I read Mike Magee’s My Turn column with concern [“Quabbin region will never see any benefits from reservoir,” Recorder, May 13]. Since it was published, I have received messages from constituents asking why I support giving more Quabbin water to...

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Business


Multiverse of style: Volante Design in Easthampton has a mission to make jackets that anyone can wear anytime
05-15-2024 3:30 PM

EASTHAMPTON — When David Volante posted a photo to his blog of a custom jacket he was working on in 2012, he wasn’t expecting it to go viral.The interest in his design made him realize that people wanted what he was selling, and he could sell even...

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Obit photo for Liv Pertzoff Liv Pertzoff

Haydenville , MA - Please join us in celebration of the life of Liv Pertzoff. The event will be held Saturday June 8th, at The Florence Civic Center beginning at 1:00 PM. ... remainder of obit for Liv Pertzoff

Obit photo for Eli Knapp Abrams Eli Knapp Abrams

Florence, MA - Eli Knapp Abrams, of Florence Massachusetts, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 22nd, 2024 in Goshen, MA. Eli was born in Beverly, MA on March 19th, 2003. He is the cherished son of Jennifer and Maury Abrams, and belov... remainder of obit for Eli Knapp Abrams

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Essex Jct, VT - Our beloved, Sally Alice Conway, passed away peacefully after a long struggle with Alzheimer's on May 16, in Essex Vermont. Sally was born in Sacramento California on October 27, 1939, to George Conway and Kathleen Green... remainder of obit for Sally Conway

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Northampton, MA - Donald V. O'Brien, of Northampton then Brockton, passed away at age 89 on May 18 after months of illnesses. His parents were Earl and Josephine. Don worked at his father's business O'Brien Tires, served in the Marine C... remainder of obit for Donald V. O'Brien

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