Mayor’s budget boosts schools 8.5%: Advocates protest coming job cuts as spending falls short of demands

05-17-2024 5:29 PM

NORTHAMPTON — Weeks of debate over the Northampton school budget neared a conclusion Thursday night after Mayor Gina-Louise Sciarra unveiled a nearly $137 million fiscal 2025 budget to the City Council that calls for an 8.5% increase in the city’s...

A call for housing help: Easthampton meeting explores challenges, potential solutions to acute state shortage

05-17-2024 4:45 PM

EASTHAMPTON — Local and state housing advocates, legislators and state agency leaders meeting with seniors earlier this week addressed the acute lack of housing in Massachusetts — especially affordable and accessible housing needed by seniors —...


Hampshire’s Nick Brisson wins 800 meters to pace locals at Western Mass. Division 2 Track & Field Championships (PHOTOS)
05-17-2024 10:08 PM

BUCKLAND – Nick Brisson stumbled to the infield grass, laid on his back and did a snow angel.After 750 meters stuck in the pack, Brisson had just completed a comeback in the final stretch of the 800 to win a Western Mass. Division 2 Track & Field...


Scott Brown: Road to ruin for Northampton schools
05-17-2024 8:01 PM

Many thanks to Lander-Grinspoon Academy for its brutal candor. In a recent recruiting missive, the private day school did a very 2024 thing and said the quiet part out loud: “As the Northampton public school system is introducing inevitable budget...

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Multiverse of style: Volante Design in Easthampton has a mission to make jackets that anyone can wear anytime
05-15-2024 3:30 PM

EASTHAMPTON — When David Volante posted a photo to his blog of a custom jacket he was working on in 2012, he wasn’t expecting it to go viral.The interest in his design made him realize that people wanted what he was selling, and he could sell even...


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Obit photo for Eli Knapp Abrams Eli Knapp Abrams

Florence, MA - Eli Knapp Abrams, of Florence Massachusetts, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 22nd, 2024 in Goshen, MA. Eli was born in Beverly, MA on March 19th, 2003. He is the cherished son of Jennifer and Maury Abrams, and belov... remainder of obit for Eli Knapp Abrams

Obit photo for Rene T. Lamontagne Rene T. Lamontagne

Florence, MA - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Rene T. Lamontagne of Northampton, MA aged 94, who departed this world on February 24, 2024. Rene was born on June 30, 1929, and his life was a testament to resilien... remainder of obit for Rene T. Lamontagne

Obit photo for Rosemarie Frances Clark Rosemarie Frances Clark

Goshen, MA - (12/14/41 – 2/3/24) It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Rosemarie Frances Clark, affectionately known as Rose, and Mega. Rose was the daughter of the late Theresa and Myron Fisher Clar... remainder of obit for Rosemarie Frances Clark

Obit photo for Daniel Kodis Daniel Kodis

Hatfield, MA - Daniel Kodis, 77, of Hatfield, formerly of Harwich, passed away on Thursday May 9, 2024, at his home with his family surrounding him and with his true marine spirit intact forever. He was born in Northampton on September... remainder of obit for Daniel Kodis


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