Making their voices heard: Older adults use ‘lobby day’ to urge pols for more support of home, community-based services

03-04-2024 9:40 PM

HOLYOKE — Mary Deschenes broke into a smile as soon as she opened the front door of her Holyoke home Monday morning and saw Rick Dunderdale there to deliver her lunch for the day.“It’s nice to see a friendly face,” said Deschenes, 78, who began having...


Ending legacy admissions, providing menstrual products in all state buildings among many bills to emerge from Higher Education Committee

03-04-2024 4:49 PM

BOSTON — Area lawmakers’ proposals to require menstrual products to be available for no coast in all state buildings, establish special dorms for students in recovery, and consolidate overlapping higher education financial aid programs all cleared a...


Sports


MIAA boys basketball: Guard play propels Holyoke past Westwood, into Div. 2 quarterfinals
03-04-2024 9:31 PM

HOLYOKE – Holyoke guard Aden Cabrera nicked the ball from a Westwood player, weaved through a maze of green jerseys in the middle of the court, almost tripped, caught his balance, dribbled past another green jersey and then dished the ball to Davian...

Opinion


Guest columnist Karen Bercovici: LGBTQ and the erasure of true female identity
03-04-2024 7:01 PM

‘I desire you would Remember the ladies … Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a...

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UMass


UMass hockey: Ryan Ufko’s second OT winner in as many nights sends Minutemen past Lowell
03-02-2024 10:19 PM

AMHERST — With the UMass hockey team awaiting an offensive zone faceoff while on the power play in overtime, UMass Lowell elected to take a timeout to talk over its defensive strategy for the biggest moment in the game.Minutemen defenseman Ryan Ufko...

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Seaford, DE - Mary L. Novak passed peacefully in her Seaford, Delaware home surrounded by her loving children on December 31, 2023. Mary was born on August 6, 1941 and grew up in Montag... remainder of obit for Mary Novak

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South Hadley, MA - Francis J. "Frank" DeToma, 83, of South Hadley, MA passed away on January 23, 2024 after a two-year battle with cancer. Frank was born into an Italian-America family on N... remainder of obit for Francis J. DeToma

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