Amherst’s Juneteenth Jubilee: Sharing joy, yearning

06-20-2024 9:06 AM

AMHERST — Dozens of Amherst community members braved the heat to gather at Mill River Park on Wednesday for the Black Business Association of Amherst Area’s 15th annual Juneteenth Jubilee, the town’s longest-running Juneteenth celebration. Friends and...

‘Everyone can cut loose’: Easthampton artist’s business Cut Loose collage workshops uses crafting as a tool for wellness

06-20-2024 9:05 AM

EASTHAMPTON — Michael Sjostedt has always been a creator with an entrepreneurial spirit.In college, he used these predispositions to start a bustling clay bead business, handcrafting and marketing his own wares. Now, he is celebrating the one-year...


High school baseball: Amherst earns HFBUA Sportsmanship Award for 2024 season
06-19-2024 4:43 PM

What started as a friendly gesture turned into a common occurrence for Jeff Gladu and his Amherst Regional High School baseball team this spring.Early in the season, opposing coaches addressed Gladu following the handshake line after their games to...


Guest columnist Ken Rosenthal: Expensive obstacles for library contractor
06-19-2024 5:16 PM

 The Jones Library in Amherst received just one unaffordably high bid for its renovation plans. It is now applying “value engineering,” hoping that a redesign and changes in materials will bring more bids at lower prices. That is an expensive effort...

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Area property deed transfers, June 20
06-19-2024 7:01 AM

AMHERSTDaniel L. Wright and Kie J. Kuwabara to Smith Int and Andrew E. Smith, 15 Alyssum Dr., $830,000 Sandri Realty Inc. to Amir Mikhchi and Fatemeh Giahi, 40 Belchertown Road, $400,000 Kara Parks Fontenot RET and Kara P. Fontenot...


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Obit photo for Barbara A. Gilpatrick Barbara A. Gilpatrick

Barbara A. (Siano) Gilpatrick South Hadley, MA - Barbara A. (Siano) Gilpatrick, 87, passed away April 6, 2024 at Baystate Medical Center surrounded by her loving family, both near and far. The world became a better place on October 7, 1... remainder of obit for Barbara A. Gilpatrick

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Leesburg , FL - Patricia Ann Faszcza (nee O'Brien), 91, of Leesburg, FL, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2024 with family close by. She was born on May 14, 1933 in Northampton, Massachusetts, and was preceded in death by her loving h... remainder of obit for Patricia Ann Faszcza

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Orlando, FL - James N. Wagner, 75 passed away peacefully on June 4, 2024 at Orlando Regional Medical Center after a short battle with cancer. Born in Northampton, MA on Jan 20, 1949, he was the son of the late William and Norma Wagner o... remainder of obit for James N. Wagner

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Charlotte, NC - David Graham passed away May 27, 2024 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was 72. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the son of the late Eugene and Shirley Graham. He loved music, and at the age of 12 he won the Texaco Opera... remainder of obit for David Graham


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