Venus venture: Mount Holyoke professor among leaders for first mission to planet in 30 years

04-14-2024 1:01 PM

SOUTH HADLEY — A planetary scientist has a mix of expertise in history, science and politics.But it took more than 300 papers and 40 years in astronomy research for Mount Holyoke Chair of Astronomy M. Darby Dyar to tackle the latter.Dyar is the deputy...


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High schools: Holyoke boys volleyball sweeps Athol for 5th straight victory (PHOTOS)
04-12-2024 9:05 PM

HOLYOKE — Already down two sets to none against Holyoke, the Athol boys volleyball team was in a do-or-die situation late in the third set. With the frame tied at nine apiece, the Bears used a 7-2 run to storm ahead 16-11 and capture all momentum...

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Guest columnist William Lambers: Boston Marathon winner inspires action against hunger
04-14-2024 8:10 PM

 In 1946, running legend Johnny Kelley, upon finishing second to Stylianos Kyriakides in the Boston Marathon, remarked “How can you beat a guy like that? He wasn’t running for himself. He was doing it for his country.”Stylianos Kyriakides was from...

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Recognizing an ‘inspiring force’: City business owner honored with Black Excellence award
04-10-2024 4:29 PM

NORTHAMPTON — A “good soul” and “inspiring force” who enriches western Massachusetts by bringing African culture to her new downtown store recently garnered some attention from the eastern part of the state.Aimee Salmon, the founder and operator of...

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