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High school basketball: Easthampton’s undefeated start, Granby leading the Bi-County West
01-10-2024 4:53 PM


Both the Easthampton and Frontier girls basketball teams entered Monday night’s contest undefeated, with the Eagles sitting at 6-0 and the Redhawks a perfect 7-0.Something had to give.Behind a season-high 23 points and five huge 3-pointers from guard...

Guest columnists Matt L. Barron and Jon Weissman: Rep. Neal selling out patients for drug industry
12-25-2023 5:53 PM


On Dec. 11, the U.S. House passed the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act, legislation to require Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to disclose drug rebates and discounts, revealing what they pay drug makers for prescription drugs. The bill would also...

Girls basketball preview: High-powered Northampton looking the part early in 2023-24
12-20-2023 12:00 PM


The Northampton girls basketball team has consistently been a strong program, though they’ve hovered around the .500 mark the last couple of seasons. This year, all early signs point to them surpassing that and being serious contenders when it comes...

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...

New State Police unit to shape hate crimes response
11-20-2023 5:54 PM

By Alison Kuznitz

BOSTON — A new State Police unit will work with other law enforcement agencies and community partners as Gov. Maura Healey’s administration looks to bolster strategies for addressing hate-based incidents tied to race, ethnicity and religion, among...

Pickles the pig brought joy: Three months after escaping Belchertown home, piglet hit by car in Granby
11-13-2023 5:30 PM


GRANBY — Three days after Pickles the pig — a ham on the lam for the last three months that garnered the attention of residents and the media — died from injuries after being struck by a vehicle, owner Catherine Ruell recalled her pet with fondness on...

Park rises to honor Granby’s veterans: After a dozen years of planning, town to unveil its memorial park this Saturday
11-08-2023 4:32 PM


GRANBY — Town veterans have a permanent home, at long last.After a dozen years of planning and fundraising, Granby Memorial Park is set for an official soft launch on Veterans Day this Saturday.“They’ve never really truly had an actual Veterans...

ThérèseSoukar Chehade: Denounce war 
10-29-2023 4:35 PM

Thank you to Shelly Berkowitz and D. Dina Friedman for the thoughtful columns, “What ‘both sides’ really means in the Israel-Hamas struggle” and “Losing the light.” More than ever, we must choose peace over war and reject the cycle of retribution and...

‘Finally they’re being recognized’: Vietnam veteran Jim Bouchard of Granby is state’s representative in Purple Heart Patriot Project
09-15-2023 9:21 PM


GRANBY — In January 1970, while serving as a hospital corpsman in Vietnam, Jim Bouchard treated John Hurley after he was injured during the war. It wasn’t until decades later, when the two Purple Heart recipients were at a Veterans of Foreign Wars...

Girls cross country preview: Another deep Amherst team has high hopes
09-12-2023 7:02 PM


The cross-country season dawns in the Valley with storylines swirling about recent graduates and who can step up to fill their shoes.This happens every year — it’s inherent in high school sports. But on the girls cross-country scene, it’s especially...

Girls volleyball preview: Sean MacDonald prepares for final season coaching defending state champion Frontier
09-08-2023 8:00 PM


The Sean MacDonald era with the Frontier girls volleyball team is coming to an end at the conclusion of this season.MacDonald — who has won 11 state titles with the Redhawks, the second most for any program in the Commonwealth — said he plans for this...

Guest columnist Jon Weissman: Legislature needs to move on ‘Medicare for All’
08-23-2023 6:05 PM


I am grateful for Merriam Ansara’s letter to the Gazette (“Grateful for hospital alliance, more work to do,” Gazette, July 17). As chair of the board of Mass-Care: the Massachusetts Campaign for Single Payer Health Care, I can “explain … the details...

Herb Abelson: Narcan needed in many more places
08-20-2023 7:53 PM

There were more than 23,00 deaths in Massachusetts last year from opioid overdoses, prompting some to call for more widespread community accessibility for the lifesaving antidote Narcan. I concur from a humanitarian perspective but also from an...

Cara Rintala seeks dismissal of Granby murder case
08-16-2023 5:37 PM

By JAMES PENTLANDNORTHAMPTON — An attorney for Cara Rintala, facing her fourth murder trial for allegedly killing her wife almost 13½ years ago, urged a judge Wednesday to overturn a high court ruling and dismiss the case.With Rintala beside him at...

At risk: Eight dams in Hampshire/Franklin counties at threat to fail as a warming climate brings bigger storms
07-25-2023 2:13 PM


In July 2021, heavy rainfall caused a beaver dam to burst, leading to the collapse of a 20-foot-long portion of East Street in Belchertown and causing property damage to nearly half a dozen homes.While the beavers faced the brunt of the blame,...

Bay State Games: South Hadley, Hampshire Regional soccer players representing both West and Central squads (PHOTOS)
07-07-2023 7:33 PM


FITCHBURG – The orange befits Rachel Yabra and her South Hadley teammate Kiana Ramos. The “Central” emblazoned on their back looks out of place on the pair’s Bay State Games girls soccer jerseys, especially when four fellow Tigers play in red for the...

Granby woman dies in early-morning collision; Franklin County man killed in unrelated crash
07-02-2023 12:43 PM

Staff Report

GRANBY — A 28-year-old Granby woman died as a result of a motor vehicle collision early Saturday morning. The crash occurred near the intersection of Pleasant and Barton streets when a Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling northbound on Pleasant Street lost...

Local baseball players compete in MBCA all-star games
06-23-2023 8:51 PM

Staff reports

A host of Hampshire County athletes represented western Massachusetts in Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association All-Star games last week.In the West Central Senior All-Star Game, Hampshire Regional’s Edward Przybyla had a hit, stole two bases and...

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


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...

Former Granby priest charged with stealing $100,000 in parish funds
06-15-2023 5:56 PM

Staff Report

BELCHERTOWN — A former parish priest at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Granby has been charged in connection with the theft of more than $100,000 in parish funds over a period of three years, the Northwestern district attorney’s office...

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