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UMass basketball: Minutemen assistant coach Brett Nelson leaving for job at NC State; to be replaced by Matt Figger
05-16-2024 11:38 AM


AMHERST — UMass men’s basketball assistant coach Brett Nelson has jumped ship to North Carolina State to accept another assistant role under Wolfpack head coach Kevin Keatts.North Carolina State is coming off one of the most impressive Cinderella runs...

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South Hadley town administrator proposes merging three departments
02-22-2024 5:42 PM


SOUTH HADLEY — The town’s recreation and veterans services departments and the Council on Aging will merge under a new human services department in fiscal year 2025 to maximize impact of social and mental health services within new budget...

Western Mass. legislators call for changes in Healey housing bill to meet region’s needs
01-19-2024 5:47 PM


As the state considers the governor’s proposed $4.13 billion Affordable Homes Act — a comprehensive roadmap for affordable housing across the Commonwealth — a group of 16 western Massachusetts legislators are advocating for amendments to meet housing...

The power of breaking bread: New veteran coalition launches monthly luncheon in Easthampton
11-05-2023 8:36 AM


EASTHAMPTON — As a veteran, Lin Chambliss knows firsthand the isolation and disconnect that comes with returning from the service.He himself missed part of his kids’ childhood, “time I can’t get back,” he said.“Many veterans, they feel forgotten… They...

Three County Fair back for another ride: 35K expected to attend annual event that kicks off Friday
08-29-2023 6:13 PM


NORTHAMPTON — With a sunny forecast and a schedule packed with agricultural events, music, motor sport activities, food and local art, the 206th Three County Fair is set to kick off Friday and run through Labor Day on Monday.First been held in 1818,...

Extravaganja comes to the Franklin County Fairgrounds on Saturday
04-14-2023 2:22 PM

By Liesel Nygard

GREENFIELD — After a three-year hiatus during COVID, Extravaganja returns Saturday for its 29th event to take place at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, facilitated by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Cannabis Education Coalition. Tickets for...

‘I’m not ashamed anymore’: In hopes of helping others, Hadley woman shares her personal journey while working with regional suicide coalition
03-20-2023 2:48 PM


HADLEY — When her classmates were all frolicking and laughing in the schoolyard, Carmen Lee thought everyone was pretending, so she decided to do the same.She pretended straight through her teens and into her 20s, and graduated from the University of...

Plans for new senior center in Southampton coming into focus
03-07-2023 2:34 PM


SOUTHAMPTON — The town’s Council on Aging does its best to offer various programs and activities to Southampton seniors. Some mornings, the day begins with Spanish lessons or a coffee hour, others it may start off with a tai chi or yoga class. But one...

It’s about the people: Southampton Council on Aging director to retire in June
02-27-2023 12:39 PM


SOUTHAMPTON — After five and a half years at the helm of the town’s Council on Aging, Joan Linnehan has announced she will retire in June.“It’s time another person takes the reins” and to see the success of a future new senior center, she wrote in a...

A lifeline for seniors: As living costs skyrocket, senior centers can help those on fixed income find assistance
02-24-2023 5:43 PM


EASTHAMPTON — With utility rates skyrocketing well past where they were last year, and the increased costs of food, medicine and housing, the burden can quickly become too much for those living on a fixed income.Cynthia Tarail, director of the...

Easthampton Community Center on front lines of fight against hunger 
01-30-2023 9:20 PM


EASTHAMPTON — Almost every morning, Robin Bialecki is up at 5 a.m. to make her rounds at grocery stores like Big Y and Stop & Shop, salvaging unsellable food items that can be distributed to those in need through the food pantry at the Easthampton...

Extravaganja organizers announce first-ever age limit 
04-21-2017 9:57 PM


NORTHAMPTON – Extravaganja will be an adult affair this year as organizers make it an 18-plus event in the face of concerns from the city.Just after 5 p.m. Friday, the University of Massachusetts Amherst Cannabis Reform Coalition posted a statement on...

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