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State doles out grants for trail work in several area communities
06-20-2023 3:56 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

An infusion of another $320,000 from the state’s MassTrails Grant Program will bring the design and engineering phase for a new 3½-mile rail trail in Southampton another step closer to completion.Meanwhile, a $60,000 grant will improve the Robert...


Old Harley-Davidson building in Southampton eyed for immigration stopover
06-14-2023 6:06 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

SOUTHAMPTON — The orange-and-black former Harley-Davidson building is being considered as a temporary processing facility for legal immigrant families and others who might be displaced because of a natural disaster. Town Administrator Ed Gibson said...


William C. Walden: Where’s the espionage?
06-14-2023 5:26 PM

It’s curious that in the 37 articles in the Trump indictment there appear to be no explicit references to espionage in the service of a foreign government, industrial espionage in the service of a corporation, or even a provable intent to the same....


Betty Ussach-Schwartz: Trump’s orbit
06-14-2023 5:26 PM

Who wins the awards for the most hypocritical or most steadfast in the Trump orbit? With the unsealing of each indictment, release of incriminating tape recordings and media interviews of witnesses, the MAGA loyalists and previously allied officials...


New leaders, novel ideas at Edwards Library in Southampton
06-04-2023 5:00 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

SOUTHAMPTON — As a self-professed dilettante, Johanna Rodriguez Douglass feels especially comfortable surrounded by stacks of stories at the Edwards Public Library.Douglass began settling into her role as the director of the Southampton library last...


City Briefing: Women’s leadership conference; Southampton library grant; Easthampton rain garden event
05-18-2023 8:00 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

EASTHAMPTON — The Chamber of Greater Easthampton is hosting a women’s leadership conference on June 16 featuring several speakers who will share their personal stories and insights on leadership, career development, and understanding the power of...


Southampton OK override for 24-hour ambulance, police coverage; 2 new Select Board members elected
05-18-2023 4:26 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

SOUTHAMPTON — The town will soon have around the clock paramedic service and police coverage after voters narrowly approved a $332,500 Proposition 2½ override at Tuesday’s municipal election.The approval, by a vote of 441-352, will give the town the...


Southampton Finance Committee head resigns, citing pressures of the position
05-18-2023 4:25 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

SOUTHAMPTON — The leader of the town’s Finance Committee has resigned after a rocky budget season, saying that the panel doesn’t have enough volunteers to meet its obligations and that even if it did, the town often provides out-of-date or inaccurate...


From guns to garden tools, jewelry: Southampton to host Swords to Plowshares demonstration Saturday
05-18-2023 1:57 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

SOUTHAMPTON — Susan Teece regularly wears a necklace with a chrome-colored heart charm. Though the piece of jewelry might not be considered flashy, it is attention-grabbing as many strangers often strike up a conversation about it. What many don’t...


Southampton voters to decide on override for emergency services at Tuesday election
05-14-2023 4:40 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

SOUTHAMPTON — As one of the smaller municipalities in the region, the town relies on part-time employees to maintain police, fire and emergency medical services.However, in the last decade, Southampton’s call volume has nearly doubled and finding...


Southampton TM votes down town’s portion of Hampshire Regional school budget
05-14-2023 4:38 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

SOUTHAMPTON — Residents who question the town’s portion of Hampshire Regional School District’s budget succeeded in convincing a majority of voters at last week’s annual Town Meeting to vote down that section of the $20 million annual operating...


Betty Ussach-Schwartz: Recent Trump coverage not fair and balanced 
05-13-2023 10:31 PM

The MAGA base was fed red meat, the audience was entertained and enthralled, and CNN lost all credibility as a fair and balanced news channel It’s difficult to determine what aspect of Wednesday night’s Donald Trump town hall spectacle was most...


Voters at Tuesday’s TM in Southampton will decide on CPA request for ‘Maddie’s Magical Playground’ at Labrie Field
05-07-2023 4:00 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

SOUTHAMPTON — A section of Labrie Field could soon be carved out to immortalize the memory of the late Madeline “Maddie” Schmidt, who died to a rare pediatric cancer in December.Last February, the Southampton youth was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic...


William C. Walden: Tax Relief Act?
04-19-2023 11:32 PM

How is it that that a bill called “Tax Relief Act” will eliminate the tax cap that requires surpluses from taxation to be returned to the people?  It seems the intent of the Legislature is to relieve the hard-working taxpayers of their money.  Maybe...


Southampton TM will consider naming East Street bridge after longtime highway superintendent Garstka
04-18-2023 2:52 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

SOUTHAMPTON — Spanning a section of the Manhan River, the East Street bridge connects Route 10 in downtown Southampton to the border of Holyoke. For more than 90 years, the overpass, which was rebuilt last year, has been referred to by the name of the...


Terry A. Hoog: Questions Christian connection to mass shootings
04-07-2023 3:25 PM

In response to  the column "Happy in Helsinki" by J.M. Sorrell [Gazette, April 5], I agree with the happiness of the Scandinavian countries. (I'm Swedish-American.) That said, I'm very hurt about the column’s anti-Christian stance on the issue of gun...


Jim Palermo: Beware of ‘super-sensitivity’
04-06-2023 3:28 PM

I was certain that there must be more to the story regarding the reason the Easthampton School Committee withdrew its offer to Dr. Vito Perrone, to become superintendent of schools: And there might be. But according to the letter “Cringes at use of...


Betty Ussach-Schwartz: Trump and his loyal supporters
03-13-2023 1:42 PM

Will Trump regain the presidency, while under criminal indictment like Netanyahu? The more lies uncovered, treasonous actions performed and the closer to indictment Trump becomes, his diehard supporters remain loyal and supportive of a second...


Southampton man arraigned on more sexual assault charges
02-28-2023 11:50 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — A Southampton man facing sexual assault charges pleaded not guilty in Franklin County Superior Court on Monday and was released on the same conditions imposed by the Hampshire County Superior Court judge who handled his arraignment on...


​​​​​​A. Bruce Whittier: America’s day in the sun
02-21-2023 3:03 PM

What ever happened to the good ole USA? We’ve gone from a Republican government guided by a Constitution to a regime of revolving elites. We have less freedom with each passing year. Like a signpost to the coming reign of terror, the cancel culture is...

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