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Northampton girls ultimate team scores impressive 5th place at Nationals
06-10-2024 4:23 PM

By GARRETT COTE

The final stop for the end of the Northampton girls varsity ultimate team’s historical season was the national tournament in Rockford, Ill. over the weekend.After winning their first-ever Amherst Invitational and Massachusetts state championship...

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Plans for new DPW building in Hadley advance
06-09-2024 2:01 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A next step in getting a new Department of Public Works headquarters built at 230-232 Middle St. is underway, with negotiations to hire an owner’s project manager starting before an architect is brought on board.The Select Board on Wednesday...


NCAA Div. 3 women’s basketball: One victory away from first-ever national title, Smith College prepares for undefeated NYU
03-15-2024 6:35 PM

By GARRETT COTE

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Wartburg’s Sarah Faber stepped back and let fly a 3-pointer in the waning moments of regulation against Smith College in the NCAA Division 3 Final Four on Thursday night. If she missed, the Pioneers would go to their first-ever...


Class B semis: Poised South Hadley holds off SICS for 14th straight win, punches title-game ticket (PHOTOS)
02-21-2024 9:20 PM

By GARRETT COTE

SOUTH HADLEY — CC Gurek slowed things down for what felt like the first time all game as the clock approached the final two minutes to go in the fourth quarter.Everyone in the gym took a breath.The South Hadley guard sensed the importance of the...


Could more emojis help save biodiversity?
12-14-2023 11:59 AM

By CORINNE PURTILL

Earth has millions of fungi species, but the official emoji library has only one: Amanita muscaria, the red-capped, white-spotted mushroom found in fairy tale picture books and Super Mario Brothers.A staggering 180,000 species of butterflies and moths...


EarthTalk: War and the environment 
12-12-2023 3:21 PM

By RODDY SCHEER and DOUG MOSS

Dear EarthTalk: What sort of environmental toll are the major military conflicts going on around the world now taking?— J.D., Salem, NHNo one questions the fact that war is horrible, and it is no less so for the environment. And recent major conflicts...


Restless Books sets up shop in Amherst: Independent publisher started in New York City finds a new home in the Valley
12-01-2023 1:03 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

A bit over 10 years ago, Ilan Stavans, the longtime Amherst College professor and writer, made his first venture into the business world: starting a publishing company dedicated to international writing.Restless Books, whose tagline is “an...


Guest columnist William Lambers: Share Thanksgiving with the world’s hungry
11-22-2023 4:00 PM

By WILLIAM LAMBERS

It was Thanksgiving in 1963 when a group of 25 people in Plymouth, Massachusetts had an idea: Let’s skip Thanksgiving dinner. These men and women, in the town where America’s first Thanksgiving was held by the Pilgrims, decided to fast at Plymouth’s...


Guest columnist William Lambers: Veterans Day and the noble quest for peace
11-11-2023 6:00 AM

By WILLIAM LAMBERS

Imagine what Lt. A.J. Roemmick was thinking as he left the trenches in France to attack German troops on Nov. 11, 1918. World War I was still raging.As Roemmick entered the “no-man’s land” that separated the American forces from enemy German forces,...


‘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

By MADDIE FABIAN

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...


Rare air: Southampton’s retired Lt. Gen. Scott Rice receives highest Eagle Scout award
09-05-2023 8:33 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

SOUTHAMPTON — Growing up a Boy Scout, retired Lt. Gen. Scott Rice of Southampton learned to embrace core values including integrity, patriotism, respect and leadership at a young age.Now, he is one of only three western Massachusetts residents to...


Guest Columnist William Lambers: Congress should expand global school meals
09-04-2023 5:56 PM

By WILLIAM LAMBERS

As Congress works on the new Farm Bill, lawmakers should remember that the simple school meal can make a big difference around the world. It always has.Just last week, the charity Mary’s Meals announced the restarting of school lunches in the Tigray...


Expanding the perspective: Porter-Phelps property in Hadley wins designation as larger National Historic District
08-04-2023 9:03 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

In 1973, the Porter-Phelps-Huntington house in Hadley, which dates to 1752, won designation on the National Register of Historic Places, the federal program that supports and coordinates efforts to protect the nation’s historic and archeological...


Northampton Cyclocross responds to UCI transgender women rule change
08-02-2023 8:38 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

The Union Cycliste Internationale, the international governing body of cyclocross, made waves in the cyclocross world when it announced a sudden change in its transgender athlete policy, and those changes will have a direct impact on cycling in the...


Earth Talk: Unpacking ‘climate migration’
07-25-2023 8:41 PM

E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What exactly is “climate migration” and is it already happening? –B.T., via emailAs discussions of the climate crisis begin to shift from future tense to present, ‘climate migration’ has become a growing concern. But what is it? The...


Deep sea mining permits may be coming soon: What are they and what might happen?
07-11-2023 2:48 PM

By VICTORIA MILKO

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The International Seabed Authority — the United Nations body that regulates the world’s ocean floor — is preparing to resume negotiations that could open the international seabed for mining, including for materials critical for...


Scholar to speak on Israel’s crisis of democracy in Northampton
07-10-2023 5:57 PM

NORTHAMPTON — Professor David N. Myers, distinguished scholar of modern Jewish history and professor of history at UCLA, will speak at Congregation B’nai Israel, 253 Prospect St., Northampton, Tuesday, July 18 at 7 p.m.The event, “Democracy in Israel...


Guest columnist William Lambers: Baseball’s summer of war relief
07-03-2023 1:30 PM

By WILLIAM LAMBERS

Major League Baseball has produced many classic, inspiring moments over the years, including the World Series. But one of its most noble efforts is not well known.It was during the Second World War, when Major League Baseball launched a plan to raise...


The cream of the crop: Celebrating the Valley’s thriving dairy industry during Dairy Month
06-23-2023 2:25 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

Ravaged by supply chain issues, business monopoly and a volatile market, the dairy industry has seen countless farms sink over the past few years. In the case of some Pioneer Valley producers, though, the cream rises to the top.“Dairy is certainly...


South Hadley’s Emma Sanford earns All-American honors in pentathlon at New Balance Nationals
06-18-2023 2:54 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

Emma Sanford finished off her high school career with a bang, earning an All-American nod in the pentathlon over the weekend at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Penn. Sanford placed fourth overall in the pentathlon...


Guest columnist William Lambers: Eisenhower’s post D-Day mission for all of us
06-07-2023 1:12 PM

By WILLIAM LAMBERS

When Gen. Dwight Eisenhower spoke at the third anniversary of the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, he praised the bravery of American soldiers. The D-Day invasion of Nazi German-occupied France led to the liberation of Europe and victory in World War...

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