Repair-only Jones Library plan would need more funding

05-25-2024 5:01 PM

AMHERST — Repairs to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system and fixes to the aging fire alert system and sprinklers are the most immediate upgrades that should be undertaken at the Jones Library, if a full-scale renovation and expansion...

With Hadley HR chief leaving, Select Board weighs new combined post

05-25-2024 4:01 PM

HADLEY — With Hadley’s third full-time human resources director leaving this week, and more support needed for staff at Town Hall, the Select Board is contemplating creating a new position combining administrative and personnel duties.At Wednesday’s...


Amherst’s Moriah Luetjen (400 meters), Logan Alfandari (shot put) capture titles at MIAA Div. 4 Track & Field Championships (PHOTOS)
05-25-2024 9:56 PM

WESTFIELD – Logan Alfandari sat by the shot put circle, crossed his legs and leaned his back on the fence. It was the middle of the shot put final at the MIAA Division 4 Outdoor Track & Field Championships, and Amherst’s mammoth thrower was taking a...


Guest columnist Alexandra Dewey: Quabbin protection, potential
05-24-2024 2:40 PM

Writer Mike McGee makes several relevant points in his recent column on benefits to the public from the Quabbin-Ware watershed lands [“Quabbin region will never see any bounty,” Gazette, May 13]. However, there are several points that can be helpful...

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Deerfield Planning Board OKs Hamshaw Lumber expansion
05-23-2024 4:07 PM

SOUTH DEERFIELD — An extensive addition to Hamshaw Lumber’s South Deerfield location can move forward following the Planning Board’s site plan review and stormwater permit approval last week.The New England hardware store is seeking to construct a new...


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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 Miriam Lareau Miriam Lareau

Jacksonville, FL - Miriam A. Lareau passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on May 21 in Jacksonville, Florida with her two sisters by her side. She was the daughter of M. Wellington and Beatrice Graves of Williamsburg, MA. Sh... remainder of obit for Miriam Lareau

Obit photo for Jonathan G. Tuttle Jonathan G. Tuttle

Shutesbury, MA - Jonathan G. Tuttle (83) of Shutesbury passed away on January 20, 2024 in Leeds at the home of his sister, Deb (Deborah L. Jacobs). Jonathan was a committed trade-union leader with a lifelong dedication to working famili... remainder of obit for Jonathan G. Tuttle

Obit photo for Cynthia W. Kuusisto Cynthia W. Kuusisto

Amherst, MA - Cynthia Walker Kuusisto (Cindy) passed away on May 20th, 2024. She was born January 2nd, 1951 as the only child of Maynard and Katherine (Galvin) Walker. She attended a three-room schoolhouse prior to graduating from Steve... remainder of obit for Cynthia W. Kuusisto


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