Petition to block auto dealership on King Street falters in Northampton

04-17-2024 3:35 PM

NORTHAMPTON — A joint meeting between the Northampton City Council’s Committee on Legislative Matters and the city’s Planning Board heard public comments on a petition to ban further automobile dealerships near the city’s downtown, an issue that...


Crocker School kids draw on historical picture books for library banner project

04-16-2024 5:03 PM

AMHERST — An unfolded brown paper bag is being transformed, through use of crayons, pencils and paint markers, into a banner showcasing an acclaimed American naturalist, artist and academic.“I think Anna Comstock was very impressive in her work,” says...


Sports


Florence’s Gabby Thomas gearing up for 2024 Paris Olympics
04-17-2024 3:37 PM

NEW YORK — Gabby Thomas has an Olympic experience under her belt and two Olympic medals she can wear around her neck. And as she gears up for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials ahead of the Paris Olympics, she took part in the Team USA Media Summit on...

Opinion


Toni Doherty: 2020s essential workers: Oxymoron?
04-16-2024 5:45 PM

As a school employee, I’ve hesitated to write, expecting judgment for being self-serving. Here’s what kicked me into gear: Jim Bridgman’s March 5 “A Look Back,” 50 years ago: “Salaries at the University of Massachusetts continued to increase at a...

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Business


Flair and flavor: Couple draws on European, regional travel and food expertise to open gourmet Aster + Pine Market in Amherst
04-17-2024 12:44 PM

AMHERST — From their own journeys in Europe and across New England and the Northeast, and their experience in the hospitality industry, a Northampton couple is creating a market featuring wines, pantry staples and fresh, local produce in downtown...

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Northampton, MA - Geraldine Packard, 87, passed away at her home in Northampton on April 13, 2024. Born to Curtis and Mildred (Smith) Chase on September 23, 1936 in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire... remainder of obit for Geraldine Packard

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[IMAGE]Russell E. Lent, Sr. Easthampton, MA - Russell Eugene Lent, Sr. 89, longtime resident of Easthampton, passed away peacefully on Friday April 12, 2024, at his home. Born in Coshocton, ... remainder of obit for Russell E. Lent Sr.

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Amherst, MA - On April 14, 2024, Floris Cathelineaud Diaz (Abu) was called to Eternal Rest peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends, at age 96. She is survived by her daughters, Dr. ... remainder of obit for Floris Cathelineaud

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Amherst, MA - Judith Fuhring Seelig was born April 19, 1950 and passed away on October 21, 2023 Family and friends invite you to a Celebration of Life in memory of our beloved Judith wh... remainder of obit for Judith Fuhring Seelig

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