A treasure reopens: After $1.4M in repairs, Nonotuck Pool is back in business

06-25-2024 3:52 PM

EASTHAMPTON — Nonotuck Pool has been a prominent facet of Easthampton summer fun for over 60 years, and now it’s better than ever. Children splashed about in the blue water and community members applauded as Mayor Nicole LaChapelle and Andrew Hunter...


New middle school in Holyoke reaches construction milestone

06-25-2024 12:48 PM

HOLYOKE — The city marked the next milestone in its construction of a new two-story, 107,475-square-foot middle school on Monday with a “topping-off” ceremony. That’s when the highest steel beam signed by key stakeholders is placed atop the...


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UMass hockey: Former Minuteman Brandon Montour hoists Stanley Cup with Florida Panthers
06-25-2024 2:41 PM

Former UMass hockey defenseman Brandon Montour became the fourth UMass player in program history to win the Stanley Cup after the Florida Panthers beat the Edmonton Oilers in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday night.Florida scout PJ Fenton,...

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Guest columnist Gene Stamell: The wise ask why
06-24-2024 4:44 PM

 It is a ludicrous endeavor to attempt to fit all human beings into two distinct categories. But if my life depended upon my doing so (or if I were to refuse to do so at the risk of being condemned to sit in a cinema, watching “The Piano” over and...

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Whately Selectboard considers easing Club Castaway’s police detail requirement long-term
06-22-2024 3:27 PM

WHATELY — Club Castaway can continue to operate without a police detail on Thursdays for a while longer, while the Selectboard considers dropping the Thursday night requirement on a more long-term basis.The board has been easing the strip club back...

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Holyoke, MA - Barbara A. (Brown) Miner, age 81, of Holyoke, formerly of Northampton, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2024. She was born on December 7, 1942 to the late Henry S. and Marie A. (Hynes) Brown. She grew up in West Springfield... remainder of obit for Barbara A. Miner

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Amherst, MA - Lois Barbara Yohans Wogrin ("Barbara"), 94, died peacefully on June 12, 2024, surrounded by her family. Born in New Haven CT in 1929, daughter of Carl and Irene Phillips Yohans, she graduated from Hill House High School a... remainder of obit for Lois Barbara Wogrin

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Lenox, MA - Carol MacIver Murphy, mother of three and retired librarian, passed away peacefully at home in Lenox, Mass., on June 12, at age 90. Born in Portland, Me., in 1933, she was the daughter of the late L. Leslie "Mac" and Gertrud... remainder of obit for Carol MacIver Murphy

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Harold Sewall Ricker Leverett, MA - Harold (Hal) Sewall Ricker died June 13, 2024, at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Mass., from complications of pneumonia and dementia. He was born October 27, 1931, in Worcester, Mass., the s... remainder of obit for Harold Seawall Ricker

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