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Voters to decide cannabis bylaw in Chesterfield
03-21-2024 11:07 AM

CHESTERFIELD — The town will hold a special Town Meeting Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at the Community Center to allow votes on paying an unpaid bill from last year and amendments to the cannabis bylaw.Article 1 seeks voter approval for the transfer...

Southampton moves to withhold payment to Hampshire Regional amid problems in school business office
02-04-2024 10:24 AM


SOUTHAMPTON — The Southampton Select Board agreed last week to withhold paying its quarterly assessment to the Hampshire Regional School District in response to ongoing challenges in the school district’s business office that are putting the town’s...

Larry Cervelli: Mass migration a worldwide issue
02-02-2024 5:29 PM

President Joe Biden still fails to effectively communicate regarding America’s existing immigration goals and policies. It may cost him dearly during the election despite the fact he cannot prevent Central and South American societies from...

State funneling millions into region for climate resiliency projects
08-30-2023 10:00 PM


NORTHAMPTON — A $682,085 project for watershed planning for the Mill River in Williamsburg and $304,800 for resiliency improvements on Emerald Place in Easthampton are among the $28.5 million in Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Action Grants...

Larry Cervelli: The silence of Chief Justice Roberts
08-22-2023 8:18 PM

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts reads the polls like I do. The standing of the Supreme Court in the eyes of the public has plummeted under his lack of leadership and is now almost nonexistent.The court’s ruling on abortion has resulted...

Guest columnist Matt L. Barron: Agricultural checkoff reform needs support from Sen. Markey
07-05-2023 11:29 AM


One of the major fights in the upcoming reauthorization of the 2023 Farm Bill will be over the commodity checkoff system. Checkoffs are mandatory Department of Agriculture fees assessed on a per-unit basis that many U.S. farmers and ranchers pay every...

Banks must do more amid climate crisis
07-02-2023 3:22 PM

Our community has been experiencing the effects of climate change, and I worry about the future and the climate extremes that coming generations will experience. April was “Earth Month,” and the theme this year was to “Invest in People and the...

Family of man shot dead in Chesterfield home raise concerns with manslaughter charge
06-09-2023 6:00 PM


NORTHAMPTON — The family of Johnathan Letendre, who died from gunshot wounds on the kitchen floor of a Chesterfield home shortly after Christmas, says too many questions remain unanswered about the case for them to be satisfied with last week’s...

‘Definitely not forgotten’: Eight Medal of Liberty recipients honored in Hampshire County
05-29-2023 3:11 PM


NORTHAMPTON — On July 23, 1944, William Adams, a U.S. Army private from Northampton, was killed by a German artillery shell as his unit pushed against German forces south of Sainteny, France. Adams left behind his wife, daughter Pearl, three brothers...

Carol Jolly: Concerned about Main Street redesign
05-21-2023 8:34 PM

I am writing in regard to the recent article about the overhaul of Main Street. As a resident of a community near Northampton, I am concerned that the plan’s goal “to promote a vibrant and attractive downtown that’s accessible for all users” may not...

Sylvia Lapinski: Sad to lose Connecting Point
05-03-2023 7:39 PM

Recently, I watched an episode of Connecting Point on NEPM which included a segment about a local musician, Sarah the Fiddler. It was very cool to see one of the dozens of talented artists in the small hilltowns of western Massachusetts spotlighted in...

Fire damages Chesterfield home
04-10-2023 2:16 PM

CHESTERFIELD — An electrical fire at a home on Bryant Street drew numerous fire crews and caused an estimated $150,000 in damage Saturday afternoon, Fire Chief David Hewes said.The single-family home’s residents were not at home at the time, and no...

Matt L. Barron: Wood is good
04-07-2023 3:26 PM

Kudos to Gazette reporter Alexander MacDougall for his excellent March 21 article on modern wood heating [“A place for wood in state’s green future”]. It is refreshing to read about something other than electric cars and solar panels. Regrettably, the...

Dottie Matusewicz: Lady and gentleman
04-04-2023 5:54 PM

How messed up is it that calling someone a lady is a no-no, but in some instances when talking about a criminal they use the word “gentleman!”Dottie MatusewiczChesterfield

Westhampton Dems to hold caucus Thursday
03-09-2022 9:29 PM


WESTHAMPTON — Town Democrats will hold a party caucus Thursday, giving them a voice in the selection of candidates for governor and other statewide offices. However, eight other Hampshire County communities will not be sending caucus delegates to the...

Body of Robert Sherman, missing since last week, found in Huntington
02-16-2022 5:46 PM


HUNTINGTON — A body believed to be that of Robert Sherman, who was last seen Feb. 7, was discovered Tuesday afternoon in the vicinity of Norwich Lake.According to the Northwestern district attorney’s office, the body was found about 75 yards from a...

Hilltown police forces in transition
07-06-2021 7:55 PM


Policing is changing in the hilltowns, and more change is on the horizon.Both Worthington and Plainfield moved to having full-time chiefs this year. Chesterfield and Goshen are considering regionalizing their police departments after the chiefs in...

Remembering David Kielson and his lifetime of service
01-08-2021 6:58 PM


CHESTERFIELD – David Kielson, whose work as an accountant and volunteer had a large impact on western Massachusetts, died Dec. 31 of COVID-19. He was 85 years old.“He always felt like he wanted to contribute to the local community,” said Leslie...

Aerosmith reunited with restored tour van salvaged from Chesterfield woods
07-09-2019 4:56 PM


Rock legends Aerosmith were reunited with their original tour van from the 1970s, which was plucked out of the Chesterfield woods last summer on the TV show “American Pickers.”Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, hosts of the show on the History Channel,...

Driver killed in Chesterfield car crash identified as Shelburne Falls man
01-29-2018 8:17 PM


CHESTERFIELD — The Northwestern district attorney’s office said that 24-year-old Cody Newton, of Shelburne Falls, was the man who died in a car crash late Saturday after his vehicle went off Ireland Street and into a branch of the Westfield...

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