Adding up fire losses at Red Fire Farm: $1M in damages includes barn full of supplies and memories

02-20-2024 5:52 PM

GRANBY — Days after a large fire engulfed Red Fire Farm’s barn and farm store on Carver Street on Saturday afternoon, farm staff slowly recounted the equipment and inventory lost in the fire, as well as the memories attached to them.The fire caused an...


CDC considers dropping 5-day COVID isolation rule as local hospitals bring back mask requirements

02-20-2024 5:55 PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering loosening isolation requirements for people who test positive for COVID-19, meaning they would no longer have to stay at home for at least five days when infected with the virus.Under the...


Sports


H.S. Roundup: Owen Babb lifts Frontier boys basketball past West Springfield
02-20-2024 9:39 PM

Frontier’s Owen Babb was a problem for the West Springfield boys basketball team on Tuesday at Goodnow Gymansium.Babb finished the game with 21 points, as the Redhawks pulled ahead 33-14 at the half and pulled away with a 61-48 non-playoff win over...

Opinion


Guest columnist Deborah Esther Schifter: Both sides now
02-20-2024 5:23 PM

 In October 1973, a few months after graduating from college in Annapolis, Maryland, I was living on a kibbutz teaching mathematics to a cadre of American teenagers who were spending their sophomore year in Israel. On Yom Kippur, my holiday...

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UMass


UMass basketball great George “Trigger” Burke dies at 91
02-19-2024 5:45 PM

 UMass basketball great George “Trigger” Burke died at his home in Quincy on Feb. 14. He was 91. The namesake for the UMass Athletics Hall of Fame, Burke played point guard for the Minutemen from 1954-1956 and shares a No. 32 with Julius Erving in the...

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I took this photo while watching a red fox hunt for rodents in an open field. Those huge ears are the key to success for a hungry fox.
Speaking of Nature: Midnight wail — The call of the Red Fox
02-20-2024 9:22 AM

It was early in the morning.  I had a fresh cup of coffee and a little something to nibble on as I sat down at my computer and tried to make a decision.  What was I going to write about this week?  There were two ideas rattling around in my head but...

Obituaries

Obit photo for Corinne A. Lucia Corinne A. Lucia

Easthampton, MA - Corinne A. Lucia, 85, of Easthampton, MA passed away on February 6th at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Born in Holyoke MA, on September 22, 1938, she was the daughter of W... remainder of obit for Corinne A. Lucia

Obit photo for Evelyn Lieberman Evelyn Lieberman

Huntington, MA - Evelyn Lieberman, a retired professor and an expert in childhood development and learning who ran an educational program that trained thousands of teachers throughout the A... remainder of obit for Evelyn Lieberman

Obit photo for Bruce G. Sealander Bruce G. Sealander

Easthampton, MA - Bruce G. Sealander, age 69, of Easthampton passed away unexpectedly at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston on January 30, 2024. He was born in Springfield on January 8,... remainder of obit for Bruce G. Sealander

Obit photo for Maryann Jennings Maryann Jennings

Asheville, NC - Maryann Ruth Catherine Jennings born 12-1-1947 died peacefully on February 3, 2024 in Asheville, NC, her home for the last 17 years. Maryann was born in Springfield, MA, ear... remainder of obit for Maryann Jennings

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