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Court vacates moratorium on federal coal sales

02-21-2024 6:16 PM

By MATTHEW BROWN

BILLINGS, Mont. — A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down a moratorium on coal leasing from federal lands in a move that could open the door to future coal sales from vast, publicly owned reserves of the fuel that’s a major source of...


Fire at Amherst apartment complex displaces 11

02-21-2024 4:39 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A Tuesday morning fire displaced 11 residents at six apartments at Village Park Apartments off East Pleasant Street. Fire Chief Tim Nelson said firefighters were called to the 497 East Pleasant St. location at 11:26 a.m. for a report of a...


A Look Back, Feb. 22

02-21-2024 4:35 PM

50 Years Ago ■Peter Pan World Travel in Northampton is presenting a travel fair entitled “Travel Expo 74” in the Colonial Hilton Hotel this week. The Colonial Hilton, located at the junction of Routes 91 and 5, has cooperated with Peter Pan World...


Chinese charter school planning for a second campus in Hadley

02-21-2024 3:24 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A Venture Way office building is being envisioned as a second campus for the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School.Executive Director Richard Alcorn told the Planning Board Tuesday that the school has a purchase-and-sale agreement...


NH hiker describes 11-hour ordeal on Mount Washington, admits he was ‘underprepared’

02-21-2024 1:43 PM

By NICK PERRY

MEREDITH, N.H. — As temperatures plunged on Mount Washington and ferocious winds made it near impossible to see, hiker Cole Matthes began to drift away from the trail. Then he hit a patch of snow-covered ice and slid hundreds of feet down a ravine.His...


June dates set for big school vote in Belchertown

02-21-2024 11:58 AM

By Emilee Klein

BELCHERTOWN — Voters in June will get their say whether to authorize funding for a new $121 million Jabish Brook Middle School, now that the Select Board has selected dates for a special election and special Town Meeting to take place about a month...


Northampton City Briefing: New lighting rules in effect, survey to guide opioid settlement spending; outdoor dining rules

02-21-2024 11:19 AM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — A new ordinance meant to curb light pollution has officially taken effect in the city. The standards would ensure that the installation of any new lighting covers the lightbulb entirely. Additionally, the new rules ban incandescent...


Making news in business, Feb. 22

02-21-2024 9:45 AM

HCC environmental science professor awarded national fellowshipHOLYOKE — Holyoke Community College’s Laurel Carpenter of South Hadley, an associate professor of environmental science, received a national fellowship focusing on STEM education at...


Area property deed transfers, Feb. 22

02-21-2024 8:23 AM

AMHERST Alfred J. Albano Jr. to Historic Renovations & Re, 68 Mcclellan St., $335,000 Stanley L. Warner and Signia R. Warner to Philip B. Torrey and Nancy G. Torrey, 31 Middle St., $600,000 Jeffrey P Roth-Howe RET and Jeffrey P. Roth-Howe to...


A Look Back, Feb. 21

02-20-2024 11:01 PM

50 Years Ago ■Local real estate agents handling the McCallum’s department store property say that they have “a few very good prospects” for buying the building and retaining it as a department store. McCallum’s, which had operated on Main Street for...


CDC considers dropping 5-day COVID isolation rule as local hospitals bring back mask requirements

02-20-2024 5:55 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering loosening isolation requirements for people who test positive for COVID-19, meaning they would no longer have to stay at home for at least five days when infected with the virus.Under the...


Adding up fire losses at Red Fire Farm: $1M in damages includes barn full of supplies and memories

02-20-2024 5:52 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

GRANBY — Days after a large fire engulfed Red Fire Farm’s barn and farm store on Carver Street on Saturday afternoon, farm staff slowly recounted the equipment and inventory lost in the fire, as well as the memories attached to them.The fire caused an...


Ex-Marine to challenge Warren

02-20-2024 4:11 PM

By STEVE LeBLANC

BOSTON — Republican John Deaton, a former U.S. Marine and cryptocurrency attorney, announced Monday that he is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren as she runs for her third term in office.Deaton, 56, who was born in Detroit and recently...


Half of 2024 ballot question field facing legal challenges

02-20-2024 4:11 PM

By Chris Lisinski

BOSTON — Two more high-profile ballot questions could soon face the state’s highest court after opponents challenged the eligibility of measures seeking to eliminate the separate tipped minimum wage and to allow Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize.A...


Photos: History in the making at Historic Deerfield

02-20-2024 4:10 PM


Markey bill includes funds for paraprofessional hires, training

02-20-2024 2:56 PM

By TANISHA BHAT

The region’s paraeducators could receive additional support from the federal government when it comes to recruitment, training and retention as part of a bill proposed in Congress by Sen. Ed Markey.The bill — called the Preparing and Retaining All...


Hatfield, cannabis manufacturer Treeworks ink new five-year community agreement

02-20-2024 2:01 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HATFIELD — A cannabis manufacturing and processing company will be allowed to continue its operations on Routes 5 and 10, with a new host community agreement in place and pledge from the business to make a $40,000 contribution to the town.Despite...


Amherst poised to divvy up CDBG money for multiuse path, 5 social service agencies

02-20-2024 12:16 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A second phase of a multiuse path that would eventually extend from the University of Massachusetts campus to North Amherst center is in line to be supported with portions of a $925,000 Community Development Block Grant being awarded to the...


Stretch of College Street in Amherst closed off Wednesday

02-20-2024 11:17 AM

AMHERST — College Street between Shumway and South Whitney streets will be closed to through traffic most of Wednesday.From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., the road will be closed so Eversource can install electrical cables.Trucks are advised to use Main Street as...


Massachusetts to ramp up outreach about tuition aid expansion

02-20-2024 11:12 AM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — A recently expanded state financial aid program has yet to make a major impact on high school seniors evaluating their college options, a leader of an educational nonprofit warned Tuesday.The MASSGrant Plus expansion program, supported by a...



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