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Eversource ‘jumped the gun’ on utility pole project in Easthampton
03-21-2024 10:49 AM

By JAMES PENTLAND

EASTHAMPTON — City councilors preparing to meet with Eversource representatives last month to discuss a permit for new and replacement utility poles on Loudville Road were shocked to find the job was already completed.In addition, several shade trees...


Easthampton man remains jailed on assault, kidnapping charges
03-21-2024 10:36 AM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — An Easthampton man accused of assaulting his disabled father and holding him hostage during a night of terror remained incarcerated Wednesday after pleading not guilty to 11 charges in Hampshire Superior Court.Kevin Pardee, 37, is...


Columnist Sara Weinberger: ‘Collective punishment’ of Gazans must stop
03-17-2024 9:27 AM

By SARA WEINBERGER

My connection with Israel has taken many twists and turns. Growing up with parents who survived the unimaginable trauma of the Holocaust, it’s not surprising that my mother and father, the remnants of so much that was lost, instilled in their children...


Michael David Tiskus: Town Farm propaganda campaign
03-15-2024 2:37 PM

Recently a bag was left on my front door containing claims arguing against the Town Farm project on Oliver Street but having no name of the author. Setting aside the openly offensive forecasts about potential occupants, I was stunned by the inept...


Arts Briefs: Two-artist exhibits in Easthampton and Amherst, the South Hadley Chorale performs, and more
03-14-2024 2:40 PM

Artistic minds that think alikeEASTHAMPTON — City artists Ken Gagne and Adell Donaghue share a number of traits, from an inquisitive eye to a penchant for sketching surreal or humorous scenes in their drawings, yet that also engage viewers’...


Columnist Tolley M. Jones: Faces of Medicine
03-13-2024 4:40 PM

By TOLLEY M. JONES

“If you think we live in the land of the free, you should try to be black like me.” — Mickey GuytonHave you ever been told as a child you can’t possibly be as smart as you are? Have you ever been accused of cheating because your test scores were...


A dynasty marches on: Easthampton High’s We the People win state title for 7th straight year
03-07-2024 11:34 AM

By Aria Martinelli

EASTHAMPTON — They did it again.Easthampton High School’s “We the People” class — proven experts on the U.S. Constitution — captured the state title for the seventh straight year at the “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition in...


Lynn Troy: What town committee is
03-04-2024 1:03 PM

I am a newcomer to Eashampton and voted early by mail-in ballot. I was perplexed by a list of people called the town committee, and not knowing any of them, did not feel comfortable selecting individuals nor checking the “Group” option. I went to...


Deb Friedman: City councils are right to vote on supporting a cease-fire
03-03-2024 12:06 PM

I'm writing in response to the recent article in the Gazette reporting on the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts’ opposition to local city councils voting on resolutions in support of a cease-fire. We have a right if not a duty to ask our...


Guest columnist Terrence McCarthy: Is conversation a lost art?
03-01-2024 11:11 AM

By TERRENCE MCCARTHY

A book was published recently, the gist of which can be summed up by a line uttered by a character in the Paul Newman film “Cool Hand Luke.” To wit: “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.”The book is titled “Supercommunicators: How to Unlock...


Easthampton to use $100K to assess Town Lodging House site for affordable housing; neighbors upset with plans
02-27-2024 3:46 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

EASTHAMPTON — A city-owned building used to house homeless, transient and low-income individuals for more than 130 years, vacant and boarded up since April 2022, could be redeveloped and expanded into 30 to 35 affordable apartments by Valley Community...


Guest columnist Bob Couch: Where is the wisdom? Much ignorance in left’s causes
02-26-2024 6:15 PM

By BOB COUCH

Several years ago while I was in traffic, I noticed the car in front of me had a bumper sticker that read, “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” As I recall that incident, it brings to mind the many present-day examples of ignorance...


Valley Bounty: Empowering our local food system: River Valley Co-op invests in regional farms and the interests of community
02-23-2024 2:22 PM

By JACOB NELSON

In just 15 years, River Valley Co-op has grown into an indispensable part of the local food economy. For local farms, food businesses and community members who want easy access to local food, their continued growth is something to celebrate.“River...


A league of their own: Division Q, a new basketball league created by and for queer players, hopes to grow after successful first season
02-22-2024 1:52 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

Every Sunday morning from November to early February, dozens of people rolled up to Easthampton Mountain View school to play basketball.Games started at 10 a.m., but players always showed up early to shoot around and warm up (some sleepier than...


Stephanie Schamess: Responding to a human tragedy
02-21-2024 9:06 PM

The Feb. 16 Northampton demonstration for Gaza narrowly defined the situation there as an “Israel=aggressor/Palestinians=victims” war. This oversimplifies a complex conflict born of decades of adversarial relationships, corrupt leadership and trauma...


Walter Krzeminski: Civilian gun ban only solution
02-19-2024 1:54 PM

There are millions in the United States and many who enter on a regular basis who are, in effect, legal bad guys/those who have committed felonies in there lifetimes but were never caught. These people are considered clean non felons by our government...


Columnist Sara Weinberger: A movement that’s all local ground game
02-18-2024 1:42 PM

By SARA WEINBERGER

As the U.S. moves closer to November, many of us are engulfed in dread, pessimism, and panic. With each new rally, an emboldened Donald Trump shamelessly characterizes himself as a dictator, an enemy of our allies, and a lover of fascist leaders,...


Kathleen Mortimer: Frustrating voting experience 
02-18-2024 1:40 PM

I recently received my mail in voting card from the city of Easthampton. I had the option of voting for 35 people, of whom I knew nothing. I called the city office and left a message requesting information. I received no answer, I looked on line for a...


Ann Darling: Dangers of nuclear power still in our midst
02-15-2024 7:28 PM

I am grateful to Sam Lovejoy for his 1974 weather-tower-toppling civil disobedience that brought the risks of nuclear power into public awareness in western Massachusetts, and I appreciate the front-page placement of your article about it [“Play it...


Alexis Ali: Why mar view from rail trail with a storage facility?
02-12-2024 5:33 PM

After reading guest op-eds about the new storage facility in Hadley [“Hadley should house people, not junk” Gazette, Feb. 2, and “They paved paradise and put up a storage facility” Gazette, Jan. 30], I too wanted to voice my annoyance and...

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