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South Hadley Planning Board backs mixed-use zoning change
03-11-2024 4:28 PM


SOUTH HADLEY — The Planning Board has endorsed a zoning amendment that will head to Town Meeting in May permitting mixed-use multifamily residential development in a district that currently doesn’t allow it. Himanshu Patel, owner of Liquor...

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It’s official: Belchertown’s request to create town manager position OK’d by state
03-28-2024 10:50 AM

By Emilee Klein

BELCHERTOWN — After nearly a year of waiting, Belchertown finally has a town manager.On March 8, Gov. Maura Healey signed legislation to create the first-ever town manager, replacing the long-used town administrator form of government. The change,...

June dates set for big school vote in Belchertown
02-21-2024 11:58 AM

By Emilee Klein

BELCHERTOWN — Voters in June will get their say whether to authorize funding for a new $121 million Jabish Brook Middle School, now that the Select Board has selected dates for a special election and special Town Meeting to take place about a month...

Granby voters OK $5.3M to rehab old school into space for town offices, senior center
12-13-2023 12:39 PM


GRANBY — After 13 years, Granby will finally have a dedicated town hall.A majority of voters at a special Town Meeting on Monday approved spending roughly $5.36 million to renovate the old West Street Building, the former elementary school, into town...

Southampton voters OK conserving 730 acres at special Town Meeting
12-08-2023 12:09 PM


SOUTHAMPTON — At a special Town Meeting this week, the town unanimously approved spending about $420,000 to permanently conserve 731 acres as part of the Mountain Waters Project.“This is a great day for Southampton,” Cindy Palmer, chair of the Open...

Conservation land on Southampton’s special TM docket
12-03-2023 2:00 PM


SOUTHAMPTON — At a special Town Meeting on Tuesday, voters will decide whether to appropriate around $420,000 to permanently conserve over 700 acres of land as part of the Mountain Waters Project.The project, which the town of Southampton, Kestrel...

At special TM, South Hadley voters OK second assistant principal at high school
11-16-2023 3:35 PM


SOUTH HADLEY — Voters approved funding for a second assistant principal at South Hadley High School during the Special Town Meeting on Wednesday night — a position the school district lobbied for in recent weeks in the wake of several altercations at...

South Hadley voters head to special Town Meeting on Wednesday 
11-10-2023 11:39 AM


SOUTH HADLEY — Voters will decide whether to approve a new senior tax work-off program and fund an additional assistant principal at the high school at a special Town Meeting on Wednesday.Half of the 12-article warrant establishes fees to generate...

Zoning revamp heads to Westhampton special TM on Monday
11-05-2023 8:50 AM


WESTHAMPTON — In the last of seven articles on Monday’s special Town Meeting warrant, Westhampton residents will vote on whether to replace the existing Zoning Bylaw with a new document years in the making.“For the past seven years, the Westhampton...

South Hadley voters will consider adding assistant high school principal after spate of assaults on teachers
11-02-2023 6:22 PM


SOUTH HADLEY — A week after six South Hadley High School staff members were physically assaulted by students in three separate incidents, the School Committee and Select Board agreed this week to ask residents to approve funding for a second assistant...

Deerfield voters approve buying old St. James Church, borrowing $5M for road repairs at special Town Meeting 
10-25-2023 8:57 AM


SOUTH DEERFIELD — With supporters describing it as a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity, voters at Monday’s special Town Meeting approved the acquisition of the old St. James Church at 85 North Main St. The purchase of the property for $420,000 with...

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


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...

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


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...

Hadley TM signs off on new ambulance service, Russell School study, new food truck rules
05-05-2023 11:34 AM


HADLEY — A new ambulance service run by the Fire Department will begin serving Hadley later this year, the first time the town will have municipally operated medical care.A used ambulance acquired from Northampton for $20,000 can start rolling after...

Northampton council eyes return to in-person meetings, with hybrid option
02-08-2023 4:57 PM


NORTHAMPTON — After nearly three years of remote meetings over Zoom, the City Council may soon reinstate in-person meetings with a hybrid option for people to continue to attend virtually. The move would bring Northampton in line with several other...

Granby Town Meeting resumes to address 18 articles
06-09-2017 11:44 PM


GRANBY — In addition to voting on a more than $16.2 million budget, residents will make decisions on 17 other articles at Monday’s annual Town Meeting. Four articles ask for funds to purchase vehicles.Articles 16 and 17 ask for a total of $71,565 to...

Southampton voters to decide on override at Tuesday TM
05-15-2017 8:35 PM


SOUTHAMPTON — Due to a tight budget, the William E. Norris School is asking for a $110,000 override at Town Meeting Tuesday night to fund additional staff and necessary supplies.Southampton residents will vote on 39 articles at Town Meeting, which...

New face for Granby Select Board; underride vote for Annual Election
05-12-2017 11:39 PM


GRANBY — While the incumbent is not seeking re-election, the race for Select Board will see familiar faces in those running for the vacant seat in Monday’s annual town election.Glen Sexton and Jennifer Silva will compete for the single three-year...

Incumbent to face challenger for Belchertown Select Board seat
05-12-2017 11:39 PM


BELCHERTOWN — Select Board member Brenda Aldrich will face a challenger in the race for the three-year seat.Aldrich will face Carla Dell’Olio at the polls as part of the annual town election Monday.Brenda Aldrich Aldrich, 57, is finishing her sixth...

South Hadley TM bans plastic bags, moves town elections to September, imposes pot sale moratorium
05-11-2017 12:38 AM


SOUTH HADLEY — Retail stores can no longer supply single-use plastic bags to customer under a new measure passed by voters at Wednesday’s annual Town Meeting.In other decisions, voters agreed to move municipal elections from April to September, put a...

Belchertown Town Meeting delays decision on HCOG withdrawal
05-09-2017 1:04 AM

By Chance Viles

Belchertown — Despite approving many articles at annual Town Meeting Monday night, one of the most anticipated proposals — a potential withdrawal from the Hampshire Council of Governments — was shelved until next month due to a technical...

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