Class B final: Drew Alley, South Hadley rally past Pittsfield for program’s 1st-ever WMass title (PHOTOS)

02-24-2024 6:10 PM

HOLYOKE – At the turn of the New Year, the South Hadley girls basketball team sat at 3-3.Fifteen games later, they’re 18-3, and for the first time in school history, Western Mass. champions.On Saturday afternoon at Holyoke Community College, the No. 2...


South Hadley town administrator proposes merging three departments

02-22-2024 5:42 PM

SOUTH HADLEY — The town’s recreation and veterans services departments and the Council on Aging will merge under a new human services department in fiscal year 2025 to maximize impact of social and mental health services within new budget...


Sports


MIAA releases statewide tournament brackets for basketball, hockey
02-24-2024 3:35 PM

Seeds and brackets for the upcoming state basketball and hockey tournaments were announced on Saturday.The South Hadley girls basketball team earned the best seed of any local school, checking in at No. 3 in the Division 4 bracket.Here’s a breakdown...

Opinion


Guest columnist Leyla Moushabeck: Amherst must back cease-fire for Gaza
02-23-2024 8:01 PM

On Feb. 26, the Amherst Town Council will vote on a resolution in support of a cease-fire in Gaza. Many councilors are currently considering whether this is a locally relevant issue. I am a resident of Amherst, a Palestinian American, and parent to...

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UMass


UMass basketball: St. Bonaventure beats Minutemen at own game, scores 75-67 win in front of largest crowd of the season at Mullins Center
02-24-2024 7:32 PM

AMHERST — Throughout the season, it’s clear the UMass men’s basketball team has built its identity doing the dirty work. Following several conference matchups over the past month, most coaches took the time to say the Minutemen are the most resilient...

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WILLIAMSBURG, MA - Gary Niswonger died February 18, 2024, at home amongst his family. Born to Lewis Harmon Niswonger and Irma Virginia Pike Niswonger at home in Guilford, Ohio, in 1941,... remainder of obit for Gary Niswonger

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South Deerfield, MA - R. Jean Powers, 94, of Hatfield, MA and a former long-time resident of South Deerfield passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024, following a period of failing health. ... remainder of obit for R. Jean Powers

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Holyoke, MA - Denise Donovan (Dee Dee) age 55, of Holyoke, MA passed away on 2/20/24 from a valiant battle with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (P.A.H.) Dee was born on June 12,1968 to ... remainder of obit for Denise M. Donovan

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Easthampton , MA - Robert M Quinn 67 of 3 Pleasant Green, Easthampton, went home to Our Lord on February 10, 2024 surrounded by his beloved wife, Ellen, sister Linda and their friend, Sue. ... remainder of obit for Robert Quinn

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