Bridge name will honor Belchertown son killed in Iraq

05-24-2024 4:57 PM

BELCHERTOWN — Without any money to spend on the latest 1990s entertainment, teenage Tracy Taylor amused her young son by rolling down grassy hills at the Quabbin Reservoir, giggling with big smiles once the two reunited at the bottom.“I think we just...


Looming rent hikes worry artists at Cottage Street Studios in Easthampton

05-24-2024 3:35 PM

EASTHAMPTON — Tensions are rising within the iconic walls of One Cottage Street as the building’s longtime owner moves ahead with rent increases that many artists who work there say could jeopardize the vibrant arts community they’ve built in the...


Sports


Softball: Hopkins falls to Turners in Class D semis (PHOTOS)
05-24-2024 9:31 PM

TURNERS FALLS — While it wasn't the result coach Lindsey Lord and the Hopkins softball team were hoping for in its Western Mass. Class D semifinal contest against Turners Falls, the game showed how much the Golden Hawks have improved since the start...

Opinion


Guest columnist Alexandra Dewey: Quabbin protection, potential
05-24-2024 2:40 PM

Writer Mike McGee makes several relevant points in his recent column on benefits to the public from the Quabbin-Ware watershed lands [“Quabbin region will never see any bounty,” Gazette, May 13]. However, there are several points that can be helpful...

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Business


Deerfield Planning Board OKs Hamshaw Lumber expansion
05-23-2024 4:07 PM

SOUTH DEERFIELD — An extensive addition to Hamshaw Lumber’s South Deerfield location can move forward following the Planning Board’s site plan review and stormwater permit approval last week.The New England hardware store is seeking to construct a new...

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Haydenville , MA - Please join us in celebration of the life of Liv Pertzoff. The event will be held Saturday June 8th, at The Florence Civic Center beginning at 1:00 PM. ... remainder of obit for Liv Pertzoff

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Jacksonville, FL - Miriam A. Lareau passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on May 21 in Jacksonville, Florida with her two sisters by her side. She was the daughter of M. Wellington and Beatrice Graves of Williamsburg, MA. Sh... remainder of obit for Miriam Lareau

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Shutesbury, MA - Jonathan G. Tuttle (83) of Shutesbury passed away on January 20, 2024 in Leeds at the home of his sister, Deb (Deborah L. Jacobs). Jonathan was a committed trade-union leader with a lifelong dedication to working famili... remainder of obit for Jonathan G. Tuttle

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Amherst, MA - Cynthia Walker Kuusisto (Cindy) passed away on May 20th, 2024. She was born January 2nd, 1951 as the only child of Maynard and Katherine (Galvin) Walker. She attended a three-room schoolhouse prior to graduating from Steve... remainder of obit for Cynthia W. Kuusisto

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