Easthampton to use $100K to assess Town Lodging House site for affordable housing; neighbors upset with plans

02-27-2024 3:46 PM

EASTHAMPTON — A city-owned building used to house homeless, transient and low-income individuals for more than 130 years, vacant and boarded up since April 2022, could be redeveloped and expanded into 30 to 35 affordable apartments by Valley Community...


Judge wants diocese, Northampton to resolve St. Mary stained-glass removal before a possible Thursday ruling

02-27-2024 3:42 PM

SPRINGFIELD — A federal judge scolded both the Diocese of Springfield and the city of Northampton for needing to resort to a lawsuit to settle a dispute over the removal of five stained-glass windows at the St. Mary of the Assumption Church on Elm...


Sports


Girls basketball: Smith Academy clamps down, advances in MIAA Division 5 state tourney with win over Hopkins (PHOTOS)
02-27-2024 9:32 PM

HADLEY — What a difference a week makes.Just six days ago, the Smith Academy girls basketball team lost by nine points to rival Hopkins Academy. When Falcons head coach David Zononi saw the MIAA bracket release on Saturday, he was thrilled his team...

Opinion

Azai Dugger at the Bluebonnet Diner in Northampton with his mother, Rosie Goldstein, and father, E.J Dugger, not shown, one of his top picks for restaurants in the area.
Kira Jewett: We need kids’ perspectives!
02-27-2024 5:12 PM

I deeply enjoyed all the wonderful perspective and commentary offered in “Ordering off the kid’s menu,” [Gazette, Feb. 24] in which 9-year-old Azai Dugger offered his go-to local restaurants. But beyond mere enjoyment, I was struck by how rare — and...

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UMass basketball: Big first half gets Minutemen back in win column with victory over George Washington
02-27-2024 9:26 PM

The UMass men’s basketball team looked like a squad set on avenging its loss to St. Bonaventure over the weekend.Taking on George Washington at the Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, the Minutemen shot 53.1 percent from the field in...

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Seaford, DE - Mary L. Novak passed peacefully in her Seaford, Delaware home surrounded by her loving children on December 31, 2023. Mary was born on August 6, 1941 and grew up in Montag... remainder of obit for Mary Novak

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Hatfield, MA - William A. Slysz Sr. (Bill), 82 passed away peacefully on 2/24/24 at the Cooley Dickinson hospital after a brief illness. Born in Northampton he was the son of the late Stanl... remainder of obit for William Slysz Sr.

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