Opioid-related fatalities in Hampshire County, state down considerably over previous 2 years

06-12-2024 5:46 PM

BOSTON — Hampshire County experienced a steep drop in fatal opioid-related overdoses in 2023, mirroring a trend statewide and forging a potential turning point after the state’s fatality count hit a record high the previous year. State officials...


Financially wiser: New program at ARHS for BIPOC, other students details money matters

06-12-2024 1:20 PM

AMHERST — More than a dozen Amherst Regional High School students are closing out the school year significantly wiser about money matters, gaining more knowledge about finances and even getting debit cards for bank accounts in which a small amount of...


Sports


Legion baseball: James Lavallee powers Northampton Post 28 past Longmeadow
06-12-2024 9:17 PM

NORTHAMPTON — After James Lavallee gave up a hit to the first Longmeadow batter he faced in his first-ever inning pitching for Northampton Post 28, he wasted no time settling in.Lavallee struck the next two batters out and got the following one to...

Opinion


Guest columnist Pamela Schwartz: Northampton must pull together to fix fiscal foundation
06-12-2024 5:43 PM

 My two terms serving as Northampton’s Ward 4 city councilor that began 15 years ago left me with a lasting impression: Local governing is hard work and never harder when times are tough.My life as a proud parent of now three grown children who went...

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Business


Making news in business, June 13
06-12-2024 1:17 PM

New visual arts director at UMass Fine Arts Center AMHERST — Kristina L. Durocher has joined the leadership team of the UMass Fine Arts Center as the inaugural visual arts director, a role in which she will provide leadership and vision for the...

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Amherst, MA - Virginia F. Johnson, 82, died March 11, 2024 at home in Amherst, MA. Daughter of the late Katherine (Jennings) and Elmer Fox, Ginny was born June 22, 1941 in Springfield, MA and raised in Hampden, MA. After graduating ... remainder of obit for Virginia Johnson

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Northampton, MA - Elaine Judith Frankenstein passed away on May 17, 2024 at the age of 97, attended to diligently, respectfully, and lovingly till the end by her youngest son, Josh and his spouse, Jaz Tupelo, with whom she lived in the ... remainder of obit for Elaine Frankenstein

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Williamsburg, MA - Helen E. (Manson) Zapka, 80, formally of Hatfield, passed away June 7, 2024 at the Elaine Center in Hadley. Born in Springfield on November 17, 1943 she was the daughter of the late Connie and Ernst Manson. Helen ... remainder of obit for Helen Zapka

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NORTHAMPTON, MA - Helen D. FitzGerald, 72, of Northampton was called safely home to Heaven on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 surrounded by her family. Deeply regretted by her devoted and beloved daughter Mara. her sister Brigid, brother Batt, n... remainder of obit for Helen D. FitzGerald

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