Farmers grateful to have normal growing season after devastating 2023 floods

07-16-2024 7:02 PM

CONWAY — After a frantic emergency response to save animals and equipment on July 10, 2023, David Fisher and Maggie Toran assessed their farm field as memories of Hurricane Irene came flooding back.At their horse-powered, community-supported...


Opening doors for immigrants: UMass Dining’s Pam Adams finds work for Haitian community

07-17-2024 12:05 PM

AMHERST — On the 10th floor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center, Samuel Noel, a welder by trade, works as a dishwasher — his first job in the United States.Noel, a Haitian immigrant who moved to Greenfield’s Days Inn shelter on...


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“As a little kid I looked up to these guys. Now, that’s us”: Valley Blue Sox host clinic for youth baseball players in Greenfield
07-16-2024 5:01 PM

GREENFIELD — Area youth baseball players had the chance to learn the game from some of the top collegiate players in the country this week. The Valley Blue Sox of Holyoke held a Greenfield Youth Baseball Clinic on Monday and Tuesday at Lunt Field,...

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Guest columnist Matteo Pangallo: Climate bill runs roughshod over towns
07-16-2024 5:45 PM

 It is misleading to assert, as writer Stephen Linsky does in a July 10 letter, that the proposed climate bill “address[es] the siting concerns” of the individuals quoted in the Gazette’s July 6 article [“Energy bill doesn’t address siting fears”]. A...

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HADLEY — Elements Massage studio in Hadley closed recently after it was issued a stop-work order by the state for operating without workers compensation insurance.The state Department of Industrial Accidents ordered the studio at 379 Russell St....

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Speaking of Nature: A bird that epitomizes ‘sleek’: An account of my first day at First Encounter Beach
07-16-2024 12:52 PM

By BILL DANIELSONFor the GazetteIt was a Saturday morning on Cape Cod, which is usually a problematic day because it is moving day. All of the weekly renters start heading off the Cape to make room for the next wave of renters and traffic can be a...

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South Hadley, MA - Rachel Eden (Allen) Tierney passed away peacefully at her home in Loomis Village, South Hadley, MA on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at the age 82. Her villa was her safe haven and absolute joy during her final years. Ra... remainder of obit for Rachel Tierney

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Theodore (Ted) F. Tylunas South Hadley, MA - Theodore (Ted) F. Tylunas, 81, of South Hadley, passed away at The Holyoke Soldiers Home after a long illness on July 11, 2024. He was born in Northampton in 1942 to Theodore F. Tylunas Sr. a... remainder of obit for Theodore F. Tylunas

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Chicopee, MA - Robert R. Asher, 68, formerly of Northampton, passed July 15, 2024 at Baystate Medical Center. He was born in Northampton March 2, 1956 to the late Robert and Genevieve (Gontarz) Asher. Bob leaves his brothers Ronald Ashe... remainder of obit for Robert R. Asher

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Easthampton, MA - Thomas Stevens, 83, of Easthampton, MA, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born on January 23, 1941, in Hartford, CT, the son of Harold and Florence Stevens. He was raised... remainder of obit for Thomas Stevens

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