Northampton school spending advocates eye ‘mountain of cash’ in reserves; city officials warn of slippery slope

06-18-2024 8:29 PM

NORTHAMPTON — With more than 50 supporters of a larger budget for Northampton Public Schools sitting behind her, Ward 3 City Councilor Quaverly Rothenberg attempted to explain to her fellow councilors Monday night how the city can fully fund the...


Belchertown voters resoundingly strike down override for new middle school

06-18-2024 3:12 PM

BELCHERTOWN — Residents shot down the proposed $122.6 million middle school building at Monday’s special election, bringing the project to an end and denying a $47.9 million grant from Massachusetts School Building Authority to offset the cost.The...


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Willie Mays, Giants’ electrifying ‘Say Hey Kid,’ has died at 93
06-18-2024 11:58 PM

Willie Mays, the electrifying “Say Hey Kid” whose singular combination of talent, drive and exuberance made him one of baseball’s greatest and most beloved players, has died. He was 93.Mays’ family and the San Francisco Giants jointly announced...

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Guest columnist Jennifer Bryan: Northampton pickleball project needs a little boost
06-18-2024 7:59 PM

 What an exciting time to see the fastest-growing sport in the country take root in western Massachusetts! Witness the development of pickleball courts in Westfield, Belchertown, South Hadley, Easthampton, Southampton and more. A new project in...

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Area property deed transfers, June 13
06-12-2024 1:18 PM

AMHERST Patricia P. Garmirian to William A. Mcleod IV and Katherine Mcleod, 14 Indian Pipe Lane, $625,000 Carla R Savetsky Ft and Jacqueline German to Edward A. Wolkoff and Amy Wolkoff, 70 Stony Hill Road, $380,000 BELCHERTOWN Alan J. Brown and...

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Leesburg , FL - Patricia Ann Faszcza (nee O'Brien), 91, of Leesburg, FL, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2024 with family close by. She was born on May 14, 1933 in Northampton, Massachusetts, and was preceded in death by her loving h... remainder of obit for Patricia Ann Faszcza

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Orlando, FL - James N. Wagner, 75 passed away peacefully on June 4, 2024 at Orlando Regional Medical Center after a short battle with cancer. Born in Northampton, MA on Jan 20, 1949, he was the son of the late William and Norma Wagner o... remainder of obit for James N. Wagner

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Charlotte, NC - David Graham passed away May 27, 2024 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was 72. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the son of the late Eugene and Shirley Graham. He loved music, and at the age of 12 he won the Texaco Opera... remainder of obit for David Graham

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Easthampton, MA - Lorraine M. Beaudoin passed away on January 1, 2024 at Amherst Center for Extended Care. She was born on December 20, 1926 in Easthampton to the late Louis and Florence (Thibeault) Beaudoin. Lorraine was an operator a... remainder of obit for Lorraine M. Beaudoin

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