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Animal tales: Northampton exhibit of photography and poetry looks at the threats animals face, as well as their beauty
02-02-2024 11:53 AM


When he was growing up in New York City, Florence photographer Stephen Petegorsky was fascinated by the skeletons and diorama displays of animals in places like the city’s Museum of Natural History, developing an early interest in the science and art...

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Earth Matter: Unlike any other vertebrate: Exploring the strangeness of seahorses
03-01-2024 11:50 AM


Most vertebrates — the large group of animals that includes humans — have many features in common, but some oddball groups have lost some of those characteristics. For example, snakes have lost their limbs, but they retain most of the other features...

DA’s office launches animal welfare task force in region
02-04-2024 2:31 PM


NORTHAMPTON — Looking to strengthen and better coordinate the work of animal welfare professionals in Hampshire and Franklin counties, the Northwestern district attorney’s office is launching a task force to share information and provide training.A...

Keeping eagles aloft: Marking 50 years of Endangered Species Act successes in Valley and beyond
12-28-2023 4:45 PM


Ask almost any conservationist about an Endangered Species Act (ESA) success story and they will tell you about the bald eagle.“Growing up, I would have never seen a bald eagle in western Massachusetts,” said Jeff Collins, senior director of...

Motorists warned as vehicle-deer collisions rise
11-12-2023 3:29 PM


With deer activity peaking as they move into their breeding season, officials are warning motorists to be careful to avoid colliding with the wandering ruminants, particularly during the evening commute.Vehicle-deer collisions in Massachusetts are...

State research project aims to study bear population size, distribution
09-24-2023 3:44 PM


Experts say that if you encounter a bear it is important to immediately make yourself look big, talk very calmly and slowly back away.But after that, if you saw the carnivoran mammal in Massachusetts, you can go to bit.ly/3raabc8 to report the...

‘A barbaric procedure’: Many state veterinarians support legislation to outlaw declawing cats
04-30-2023 3:00 PM

By Sydney Ko

Following the lead of New York and Maryland, veterinarians in Massachusetts are gathering support to ban procedures that declaw cats.A bill introduced by Sen. Mark Montigny, D-New Bedford, aims to ban the practice, a move veterinarians in...

Dozens of dogs removed from Plainfield home
03-28-2023 1:47 PM


PLAINFIELD — Police and representatives of various animal welfare groups removed more than 70 small dogs from a North Union Street home Monday.The animals were reportedly well cared for and in good health.Police Chief Justin Litchfield said the...

Speaking of Nature: The yellow birch: A golden surprise in the woods
01-17-2023 3:30 PM


In keeping with my New Years resolution to focus some more attention on the plants that live around us I decided to look for a list that I was convinced must exist somewhere. You see, I am a compulsive list-maker. The blood of a scientist runs through...

Wagging Tails Pet Resort slated to open this month at old Heritage Farm in Easthampton
02-17-2020 10:17 PM


EASTHAMPTON — Two years after opening its first facility in Hadley, Wagging Tails Pet Resort, a dog day care, boarding, grooming and training shop, is opening a second location at the former Heritage Farm at 30 Florence Road in Easthampton.Owner...

Creature Comfort: More and more college students are moving in with comfort and service animals
10-16-2017 8:53 AM

By Shell Lin

Every fall, college freshmen arrive on campus, excited to meet their new dorm mates. But what if one of those new neighbors has fur? More and more students are facing this reality with new policies regarding “comfort animals,” which are basically pets...

Humans invited to see new digs for dogs, cats in Belchertown
07-05-2017 11:16 PM


BELCHERTOWN — Members of the public will be able to tour the town’s new animal control facility during an open house with light refreshments from 12-4 p.m. on Sunday. The facility, located at 165 George Hannum Road, has eight dog kennels, eight cat...

Conway firefighters save dog from well
06-21-2017 9:10 PM


CONWAY — Miracles come in small packages. And, as River Street resident Amanda Kantor discovered early Tuesday morning, sometimes at the bottom of a muddy well.The evening before, while out for a walk along the South River with her mother-in-law,...

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