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Joel B. Levine: The Trump threat to democracy 
01-07-2024 12:08 PM

Thank you for Jon Huer’s provocative and mostly accurate assessment of why on God’s green earth so many people are willing to embrace Trump and his MAGA “fascist” agenda [“Trump’s new American revolution of 2024,” Gazette, Dec. 30]. The Trump threat...

Easthampton property owners to face $150 tax increase this year
01-04-2024 1:44 PM


EASTHAMPTON — With an increase in average home values, single-family homeowners are seeing their tax bills increase by about $150 on average starting this month, even though the city lowered its property tax rate.The average single-family home this...

A skateboarder’s mecca: Region’s first indoor skateboard club opens in Easthampton
01-03-2024 1:00 PM


EASTHAMPTON — On the ground floor of Eastworks, a converted old mill that now houses artists, writers and nonprofits, a different type of tenant can be found — one where its customers practice “ollies” and “grinds,” “pop shove-its” and “kickflips.”...

Easthampton School Committee cited for minor Open Meeting Law violation
01-03-2024 12:36 PM


EASTHAMPTON — Following a review of a complaint accusing the School Committee of violating Open Meeting Law when it rescinded its offer to hire Vito Perrone as superintendent in March, the Attorney General’s office ruled last week that although the...

Easthampton inauguration gives School Committee a fresh start; City Council ready to get back to business
01-02-2024 8:18 PM


EASTHAMPTON — The Easthampton School Committee turned a new leaf on Tuesday as members were sworn into office for a new term, with those serving for the next two years looking to put behind them a tumultuous year in which two of its members quit...

George Boucher: Who is going to clean the dump on the riverbank?
01-02-2024 4:13 PM

The property in the back of mine in Easthampton has a steep 100-foot bank. At the bottom is the Manhan River. On a large part of the bank there is a dump with broken glass, rusty metal objects, who knows what kind of toxic waste is present — there’s...

Arthur Lustenberger: Toys for Kids drive a huge success
01-01-2024 6:52 PM

Good afternoon and happy new year to our most generous and giving neighbors. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We had a very successful Toys for Kids drive this year, collecting the third most toys in our 15 years of doing this. The final...

Carey stepping down as register of probate
12-27-2023 3:19 PM


NORTHAMPTON — Hampshire Probate and Family Court Register Michael J. Carey, whose 11-year tenure has included launching a virtual registry, moving the court’s main offices to Atwood Drive, and opening a satellite site in Belchertown, is retiring on...

STEAM program provides hands-on, creative learning at Easthampton’s Mountain View School 
12-26-2023 9:25 AM


EASTHAMPTON – Inside one classroom at Mountain View School, students learn about adaptations by creating their own animal out of art supplies, understand bridges by building their own bridge, and discover angles by building their own catapults.That...

David Ram: Gun violence and laws
12-19-2023 4:34 PM

Regarding the letter “A different time with guns” [Gazette, Dec. 12]. I appreciate Richard Cahalan’s nostalgia and concern for our freedom. Though we may share the same goal of decreasing gun violence and deaths, we likely disagree on the means to...

Columnist Sara Weinberger: Meaningful is the gift of a gift
12-17-2023 1:04 PM


’Tis the season to go shopping, often online, for gifts that those near and dear don’t need and most likely don’t want. Remember the excitement of giving what you thought was the perfect gift and then catching the recipient’s forced grin as they...

Alice Levine: Rights of asylum seekers should not be bargained away 
12-15-2023 9:42 AM

Don’t allow the U.S. government to bargain away the internationally recognized right to seek asylum! In order to get a supplementary emergency funding bill passed to send military aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, the Biden administration and some...

Joan Kurtz: Reading material for Israel/Hamas leaders
12-15-2023 9:42 AM

The leaders of Israel and Hamas should read the newest translation of “The Iliad” by Emily Wilson for some good advice. In her introduction to this classic, she writes:“The limitless wrath … can end only once (one) recognizes that no absolute,...

Easthampton School Committee extends interim superintendent for another year
12-14-2023 2:58 PM


EASTHAMPTON — Interim Superintendent Maureen Binienda will lead the school district for another year after the School Committee agreed this week to extend her contract by one year, contingent on waivers from the state, in a 6-1 vote.Committee members...

Columnist Tolley M. Jones: A parent’s grief
12-13-2023 6:09 PM


My grandmother Esther died on November 17th at the age of 95. Grandma had five children: Charles, Patricia, Michael, David, and Valerie. Tragically, she buried four of her five children as adults — one of whom was murdered, along with that adult...

‘A good, spirit-lifting boost’: City resident helps keep holiday lights on in Easthampton
12-12-2023 6:12 PM


EASTHAMPTON — For the past 40 or so years during the holiday season, the city has sparkled with icy-white lights lining the gazebo, bright colors circling trees and, of course, the dazzling star atop Mount Tom.So when Patrick Brough heard that the...

Southampton man dies in motor vehicle crash
12-12-2023 6:05 PM


EASTHAMPTON — A 21-year-old Southampton man died on Tuesday morning after the vehicle he was driving crashed near an intersection on Pomeroy Meadow Road in Easthampton, according to the Northwestern district attorney’s office.According to the DA’s...

Walter Krzeminski: Pitchers and shortstops
12-05-2023 3:39 PM

Only two players in Major League Baseball history (1871 - 2023) started games at shortstop and games at pitcher in their careers. Both players were from the Connecticut River Valley. One did it in the same season for the Red Sox. Westfield resident...

Local Burger to open 4th location in old Riff’s Joint spot in Easthampton
12-05-2023 1:20 PM


EASTHAMPTON — Restaurant chain Local Burger plans to open a fourth eatery next month when it takes over the former Riff’s Joint space in Easthampton. Local Burger, with locations in Northampton, Haydenville, and the New Hampshire town of Keene, serves...

Susan Grant: Route 10 development a ‘coming nightmare’
12-03-2023 8:39 AM

A recent Gazette article about the Tasty Top development in Easthampton (“City OKs massive Route 10 project,” Gazette, Nov. 10) mentioned that traffic was an outstanding issue. Is it ever! We live on the east side of Route 10 and at some times of day...

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