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A Look Back: April 22
04-22-2024 6:01 AM

50 Years Ago■Admitting that the state “very obviously” mishandled the Russell Daniels case, Gov. Francis Sargent said Saturday that the developmentally disabled 29-year-old has, in effect, been given a pardon. Sargent said that after Daniels is...

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A Look Back: April 20
04-20-2024 6:01 AM


200 Years AgoMiss B. Fisher offers for sale, at the house of Mr. Alexander Wright on the plain, straw bonnets of all kinds — the latest patterns from Charleston, S.C., Baltimore, and New York. Straws and Leghorns cleansed and repaired, and custom...

A Look Back: April 19
04-19-2024 6:01 AM


50 Years Ago■A city budget of $11,687,698 for the fiscal year July 1, 1974, through June 30, 1975, some $400,000 over last year’s 12-month expenditure, was passed unanimously at last night’s City Council meeting. At some point between now and June the...

Boys lacrosse: Landon Andre, Nico St. George help Belchertown hold off Amherst 11-9 (PHOTOS)
04-18-2024 5:25 PM


BELCHERTOWN — After a quick 3-1 flurry from the Amherst boys lacrosse team erased Belchertown’s three-goal lead, the Orioles clung to a 9-8 advantage early in the fourth quarter on Thursday afternoon.Somebody had to step up for Belchertown to put a...

Area Briefs: Northampton kicks off Earth Day celebrations
04-18-2024 11:53 AM

NORTHAMPTON — The city will kick off Earth Day celebrations with a ceremonial tree planting on Saturday, with 12 trees planted by volunteers to replace ash trees on Ice Pond Drive damaged by the invasive Emerald Ash Borer, a wood-boring pest that...

Gun buyback event collects 195 unwanted firearms
04-18-2024 10:15 AM


The two-county gun buyback event held by the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office on April 13 collected 195 unwanted firearms, one of which was an antique that was subsequently donated to The Springfield Armory.The event was held at the Greenfield...

A Look Back: April 18
04-18-2024 6:01 AM

50 Years Ago■Robert F. Ulm, Easthampton’s fire chief since 1944, last night submitted his resignation to the Board of Selectmen, to become effective April 20. Ulm said he would become fire chief in the town of Bedford.■The Northampton City Council...

High school ultimate preview: Amherst, Northampton hoping for big seasons
04-16-2024 5:43 PM


The defending Division 1 state champions are going to look much different this spring. After capturing the state’s top ultimate Frisbee title in 2023, only six players return from that roster return to the Amherst boys team for head coach Joe...

A Look Back: April 16
04-16-2024 7:01 AM

50 Years AgoThe Hampshire Area Commission on Alcohol Abuse will tonight request a lodging house license at 23-25 Graves Ave. for a proposed halfway house for recovered alcoholics. Purchase of the property would culminate an intensive campaign that...

Hadley’s Brad Mish, Northampton’s Elianna Shwayder top Hampshire County finishers at 128th Boston Marathon
04-15-2024 8:02 PM


BOSTON — On a clear day, a bit warm but with no headwind to impede any runner’s efforts, Brad Mish of Hadley and Elianna Shwayder of Northampton led three dozen Valley runners from Hopkinton to Copley Square in Monday’s 128th running of the Boston...

Track & field preview 2024: Not happy with last year’s performance, Northampton boys seeking redemption
04-12-2024 5:58 PM


The Northampton boys team entered last year’s Western Massachusetts outdoor track and field championships with lofty expectations.The Blue Devils felt they had plenty to not only compete with their peers, but win the whole thing. And following a...

A Look Back, April 6
04-06-2024 7:01 AM

200 Years Ago ■Public Notice! Whereas my wife, Eliza-Ann, has left my bed and board, I hereby forbid all persons harboring or trusting her on my account, as I shall pay no debts of her contracting. — Osborne Mowry, Pelham.■On the 15th of last month, a...

Tennis preview 2024: PVCICS loaded again, looking to defend WMass title
04-04-2024 4:13 PM


Less than a year removed from a Western Mass. Class C championship, the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School boys tennis team is gearing up for yet another deep postseason run this spring.The Dragons defeated Lee 4-1 in the title match last...

2024 high school baseball preview: Loaded Hopkins Academy aiming for third state final berth in four years
04-03-2024 6:17 PM


Fresh off its second state championship appearance in three seasons, the Hopkins Academy baseball team and head coach Dan Vreeland are hungry for more.The Golden Hawks fell 10-5 to Bourne in the 2023 MIAA Division 5 state final, but they return all...

Area briefs: Northampton launches food drive; Five College Jazz Festival returns; Child Abuse Prevention Month events
04-01-2024 7:01 AM

City to launch food drive on MondayNORTHAMPTON — Northampton’s Department of Health and Human Services will launch a food drive starting Monday to mark National Public Health Week.DHHS Commissioner Merridith O’Leary is putting out a call of action to...

A Look Back, April 1
04-01-2024 6:01 AM

By Jim BridgmanFor the Gazette50 Years AgoThe co-publishers of the Daily Hampshire Gazette said today they have no immediate plans to move the newspaper from its present location at 16 Armory St. Reacting to a report in a Springfield newspaper that...

A Look Back: March 26
03-26-2024 7:01 AM

50 Years Ago■Life expectancy for the average resident of Hampshire County has reached an all-time high. A child born today to local parents has excellent prospects of living to the middle of the 21st century, even if there is no further improvement in...

Libraries turning the page: They’re still in the business of books, but embracing new role as community ‘third space’
03-22-2024 5:08 PM


On a typical day at Forbes Library, people can be found lying on the lawn, participating in book clubs and other programs, checking out books or perhaps a ukulele, and chatting with friends and strangers.It’s not the traditional image of a library...

A Look Back: March 22
03-22-2024 7:01 AM

50 Years Ago ■Warning against a “headlong rush toward technological disaster,” consumer advocate Ralph Nader told an overflow crowd at the University of Massachusetts yesterday that the use of nuclear power plants is “the beginning of the end of the...

A Look Back, March 13
03-13-2024 7:01 AM

50 Years Ago ■Three streakers who struck in Northampton Saturday night appeared in Hampshire County District Court this morning on charges of indecent exposure. The three were arrested Saturday night on South Street after they darted from John M....

A Look Back
03-12-2024 7:01 AM

50 Years Ago■Like hula hoops and bicycle streamers, Wacky Packages, a fad that tore through the local 10-year-old set starting a year ago, is fast becoming ancient history. But after the fad of collecting the stick-on cards known as Wacky Packages is...

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