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Demonstrators prompt temporary ban on Confederate flag at Easthampton High School
05-09-2017 3:37 PM

By CAITLIN ASHWORTH

EASTHAMPTON — Dozens of students, parents and some community members gathered outside Easthampton High School Monday morning to create a “disruption of education” in response to a student being allowed to wear a Confederate flag sweatshirt to school...


EHS student who wore Confederate flag sweatshirt to school within his civil rights, school officials say
05-05-2017 11:51 PM

By CAITLIN ASHWORTH

EASTHAMPTON — An Easthampton High School student who wore a Confederate flag sweatshirt to school Wednesday was within his civil rights to do so, despite racial tension that has erupted at the school in recent weeks.School officials, based on advice...


Easthampton mulls funding for county courthouse restoration
05-04-2017 12:29 AM

By CAITLIN ASHWORTH

EASTHAMPTON — The city is considering whether to pitch in $25,000 toward restoration of the Hampshire County Courthouse in Northampton, a proposal that is drawing criticism from the mayor and other officials.The $4 million restoration and preservation...


Easthampton man, alleging rough treatment, sues Northampton Police for $15M
05-02-2017 6:14 PM

By EMILY CUTTS

NORTHAMPTON — An Easthampton man is suing the Northampton Police Department for $15 million, alleging that he was roughed up outside a bar in April 2014 Gregory S. Stevens claims he suffered numerous physical and mental injuries in the altercation,...


New Roman-style butcheria opens in downtown Easthampton
05-02-2017 1:57 AM

By CAITLIN ASHWORTH

EASTHAMPTON — Sometimes a business is born by chance.For Easthampton’s Vincent and Kasey Corsello, that chance occurred several years ago when the couple, while living in Italy, set out on a shopping trip and stumbled into Sartor, a butchery at an...


Telling tales of courage
04-28-2017 10:54 PM

By CAITLIN ASHWORTH

EASTHAMPTON — Fourth and fifth grade students studying immigration from Europe to America during the 20th century had an opportunity to learn the topic through theater.Over the past two months, students at the Hilltown Cooperative Charter School...


Easthampton Fire Chief: No sky lanterns, please
04-26-2017 12:18 PM

By JACK SUNTRUP

EASTHAMPTON — For the love of Easthampton, please don’t release sky lanterns.That firm request comes from Fire Chief David Mottor, who said Wednesday he received an email asking if it was OK to launch what are essentially tiny, unmanned air balloons...


The Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: An hour of fun on a Saturday afternoon
04-26-2017 12:36 AM

By LISA SPEAR

About a half dozen actors, wearing jeans and T-shirts, are hunched over, rearing their heads pretending to be unicorns as they gallop around the room full of spectators — most of them kids — in the Eastworks Building in Easthampton.Pam Victor, who is...


Consultant hired to help Easthampton schools investigate complaints of racism
04-26-2017 12:31 AM

By CAITLIN ASHWORTH

EASTHAMPTON — To investigate alleged racism at Easthampton High School, the district is working with an external agency to determine facts and develop a three-year plan of action.The Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton has started...


Easthampton resident charged with obstructing Ringer investigation
04-23-2017 9:52 PM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN, MORGAN HUGHES and NICOLE DEFEUDIS

NORTH ADAMS — Speaking to the public for the first time in seven weeks, law enforcement officials on Friday tied an Easthampton woman to an investigation involving her deceased ex-boyfriend and his missing wife. Laura J. Reilly, 42, has pleaded not...


Tax deadline brings usual flurry of activity at preparation services
04-19-2017 1:45 PM

By CAITLIN ASHWORTH

EASTHAMPTON — With just hours to the deadline to file federal income taxes Tuesday, some tax preparation services were serving clients up until the last minute.At the Liberty Tax Service, 53 Union St., Easthampton, tax specialist Saqib Tasneem was...


Yoga with goats raises funds for charities in Easthampton
04-18-2017 11:39 PM

By AMANDA DRANE

EASTHAMPTON — Many yoga teachers encourage a sense of childlike play in the practice, and what better way is there to do that than yoga with kids — the furry kind.Yeah, the goat yoga phenomenon has (of course) reached western Mass., and it’s doing...


Editorial: Improved climate needed at Easthampton High School
04-17-2017 8:37 PM

In the wake of parking lot violence and complaints of racism and harassment, Easthampton High School administrators have work ahead to improve the school’s climate and rebuild trust with students and parents.The walkout staged by hundreds of high...


Columbia Gas plans new pipeline, end to moratorium in Easthampton, Northampton
04-12-2017 11:00 PM

By CAITLIN ASHWORTH

For Easthampton and Northampton, a conclusion is in the works to lift the natural gas moratorium that has restricted new service to residents and business owners in the two cities for two years.Columbia Gas of Massachusetts is negotiating an agreement...


James Harvey: Schools must send clear message on racism
04-09-2017 10:07 PM

Schools must send clear message on racism I write in support of the Easthampton parents protesting their high school’s inadequate response to racism in their school by failing to send a clear message that racial hatred will not be tolerated (“Parents...


Superintendent to investigate EHS parents’ concerns
04-06-2017 11:36 PM

By CAITLIN ASHWORTH

EASTHAMPTON — Superintendent Nancy Follansbee will investigate concerns about bullying and safety raised by parents and students of Easthampton High School. On Wednesday, some parents called for the removal of Principal Kevin Burke, saying the...


Easthampton School Committee, superintendent to address high school walkout
04-05-2017 1:52 PM

By CAITLIN ASHWORTH

EASTHAMPTON — The School Committee plans to discuss last Thursday’s Easthampton High School walkout, when hundreds of students marched in the streets against hate and voiced concerns about how school administrators handle racism. The walkout was...


Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton eyes expansion, nearby residents concerned
03-23-2017 12:01 AM

By CAITLIN ASHWORTH

EASTHAMPTON — A new tasting room and other expansions are planned for Fort Hill Brewery, but some residents still worry about the additional noise and traffic the establishment’s growth could bring to the area.The brewery at 30 Fort Hill Road has...


Northampton native uploads rare 1899 footage of U.S. President William McKinley on Mount Tom
02-24-2017 2:08 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

President William McKinley's visit to Northampton, South Hadley and Holyoke in 1899 came with great fanfare: parades, public gatherings and accolades at the commencement ceremonies at Smith and Mount Holyoke colleges.Nearly 118 years after the...


Former Easthampton man sentenced to five years in jail after admitting to indecent assault, child rape charges
01-20-2017 4:54 PM

By CAITLIN ASHWORTH

NORTHAMPTON – A former Easthampton man pleaded guilty to charges of child rape on Friday and was sentenced to five years at the Hampshire County Jail and House of Corrections followed by five years probation.Kevin Paulin pleaded guilty to two counts...

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