Humble superstar: Lee Anderson is the Gazette’s Person of the Year

06-13-2024 3:37 PM

NORTHAMPTON — When Lee Anderson first had the opportunity to cook for and serve the guests at the Manna Community Kitchen, an idea took form in his mind.“I realized we had something we weren’t optimizing,” he said.It was 2016 and he had begun...

Volunteering is in his blood: Four Rivers Charter grad Sam Whitney recognized as Gazette’s Young Community Leader

06-13-2024 3:15 PM

NORTHAMPTON — To say that Sam Whitney likes to play sports might be something of an understatement.At the Four Rivers Charter School in Greenfield, where Whitney graduated this spring, he played soccer, basketball, and the school’s signature sport,...


Youth baseball: Amherst, South Hadley Suburban teams enjoy “great experience” playing at UMass’ Lorden Field
06-13-2024 9:12 PM

AMHERST — Although the stage might have been the biggest one the Amherst and South Hadley Suburban League 15U Koufax Division teams had ever stepped foot on, both teams rose to the occasion at Earl Lorden Field on the campus of UMass on Thursday...


Guest columnist Harriet Diamond: How Cottage St. lost its vibe
06-13-2024 7:19 PM

 I am writing as a member of the Cottage Street Tenants’ Association of Eastampton. We formed this group in response to sudden unreasonable rent increases of 25-125% for studio spaces. Riverside Industries owns the building at One Cottage Street and...

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Area property deed transfers, June 13
06-12-2024 1:18 PM

AMHERST Patricia P. Garmirian to William A. Mcleod IV and Katherine Mcleod, 14 Indian Pipe Lane, $625,000 Carla R Savetsky Ft and Jacqueline German to Edward A. Wolkoff and Amy Wolkoff, 70 Stony Hill Road, $380,000 BELCHERTOWN Alan J. Brown and...


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Obit photo for Virginia Johnson Virginia Johnson

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

Obit photo for Peter Derose Peter Derose

LEEDS, MA - Peter Leonard DeRose, 85, died peacefully at home on Monday, June 10. Peter was born in Amherst, in 1939, the son of Charles Nathan DeRose and Cora Elizabeth Farmer DeRose. He graduated from Vernon Street Elementary School a... remainder of obit for Peter Derose

Obit photo for Aj Congdon Aj Congdon

Oxford, MA - Anthony James "AJ" Congdon, 8, of Old Webster Road, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Boston Children's Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his parents, James "JJ" and Jamie (Gwosch) Congdon... remainder of obit for Aj Congdon

Obit photo for Glenn A. Eastman Glenn A. Eastman

Florence, MA - Glenn A. Eastman, 61, of Florence, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Glenn was born in Northampton on September 14, 1962, the son of Wayne and Alice (Holderith) E... remainder of obit for Glenn A. Eastman


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