Sweet spot: Area sugarhouses start tapping season early after warm winter days

03-03-2024 11:29 AM

The groundhog predicted an early end to winter: did that also mean an earlier start to maple sugaring? Apparently so, according to several maple sugarers in the region.“This is the earliest we’ve ever started,” remarked Chip Williams of the...


At state budget hearing at GCC, school officials share unique challenges faced by rural districts

03-03-2024 11:14 AM

GREENFIELD — School officials and community members from up and down the Pioneer Valley honed in on one of the most important local education issues — rural school funding — during a state budget hearing late last week that also included discussion...


Sports


Local roundup: Williston’s pursuit of three-peat halted by Noble & Greenough in NEPSAC Elite title
03-03-2024 5:59 PM

A third consecutive NEPSAC title was not in the cards for the Williston Northampton girls hockey team on Sunday.The second-seeded Wildcats were unable to spring the road win against No. 1 Noble & Greenough on the Bulldogs’ home ice, falling 3-1 in the...

Opinion


Deb Friedman: City councils are right to vote on supporting a cease-fire
03-03-2024 12:06 PM

I'm writing in response to the recent article in the Gazette reporting on the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts’ opposition to local city councils voting on resolutions in support of a cease-fire. We have a right if not a duty to ask our...

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UMass hockey: Ryan Ufko’s OT winner lifts Minutemen past Lowell 2-1
03-02-2024 12:02 PM

Junior co-captain Ryan Ufko buried a breakaway opportunity 2:56 into overtime to give No. 14/12 University of Massachusetts hockey a 2-1 win over UMass Lowell on Friday night at Tsongas Center.With the win, the Minutemen move to 18-10-3 overall,...

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