Working group to examine future of money-losing Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst

07-16-2024 9:42 AM

AMHERST — A working group may soon be formed to examine the future of a public golf course in North Amherst that has long relied on municipal funding to remain solvent, even though memberships, greens fees and assorted other revenues are supposed to...


Valley politicians express shock in wake of assassination attempt against Trump, worry about the country’s future

07-15-2024 8:18 PM

The shock waves from the shooting at a Donald Trump rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday have continued to reverberate across the country, including in western Massachusetts.Local politicians reacted to the shooting, which resulted in the death of an...


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UMass football: How do the Minutemen rate in the highly-anticipated EA Sports College Football 25?
07-16-2024 3:55 PM

Want to step into Don Brown’s shoes and try to rebuild the UMass football program? A new college football video game gives you that chance.EA Sports College Football 25 released to the public Monday afternoon, the highly anticipated revival of the...

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Charles Schmid Jr.: Really?
07-15-2024 4:54 PM

I saw the article about Tractor Supply [“Tractor Supply is ending DEI, climate efforts,” Gazette, July 4]. They have the right to run their store any way they want. Some agree with what they decided, which is our right. Any group cannot take their...

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Sunderland contractor fined over asbestos abatement violations at UMass
07-12-2024 5:32 PM

AMHERST — A Sunderland contractor is facing a state fine of almost $30,000 for violations that occurred during asbestos abatement work at the University of Massachusetts, authorities announced Friday.The state Department of Environmental Protection...

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Speaking of Nature: A bird that epitomizes ‘sleek’: An account of my first day at First Encounter Beach
07-16-2024 12:52 PM

By BILL DANIELSONFor the GazetteIt was a Saturday morning on Cape Cod, which is usually a problematic day because it is moving day. All of the weekly renters start heading off the Cape to make room for the next wave of renters and traffic can be a...

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Obit photo for Diana L. Adair Diana L. Adair

Amherst, MA - Diana L. Adair, 70, passed away January 22, 2024. Born in Northampton, MA on July 26, 1953, she was the daughter of Howard I. Mann Sr. and Marietta Tataro. Diana grew up in Belchertown, the eldest of 8 children. Living mos... remainder of obit for Diana L. Adair

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Portland, ME - Joanne F. (Hines) Talbot, 88, died December 12, 2023 in Portland, ME. She was the wife of Richard J. Talbot, to whom she had been married for 62 years. Born in Boston, MA, the daughter of Edward G. and Frances C. (Connoll... remainder of obit for Joanne F. Talbot

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Ware, MA - With sorrow we announce Donald, 90, has passed away. He was born in Amherst and resided with his parents and six siblings until he married his wife, Eleanor, and moved to Belchertown. Donald was a diligent worker, from pedali... remainder of obit for Donald W. Britt

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Florence, MA - With great sadness, we announce the loss of our beloved mother Gail Leah Frenier, 78 of Florence, who passed away July 10, 2024 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. She was born in Northampton March 24, 1946 the daughter of the ... remainder of obit for Gail Frenier

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