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Chesterfield’s July 4th parade set for Thursday

07-03-2024 9:24 AM

CHESTERFIELD — The town will host its 77th annual Fourth of July Festival with a pancake breakfast, chicken barbecue, music by the Heritage Pops Orchestra, exhibits, a magic show and the community’s celebrated parade, with marching bands and...


Area property deed transfers, July 4

07-03-2024 8:55 AM

AMHERSTElliott Mary J Est and Marita Banda to Dipesh Shrestha and Lilima Shrestha, 170 E. Hadley Road, Lot 15, $315,000 Hilda M. Puente to Jessica Muskin-Pierret, 8 Foxglove Lane, $625,000 Lorraine W. Desrosiers to Melinda Ann Ewen Vivos T and Melinda...


Photos: Smooth swimming

07-03-2024 8:54 AM


L3 Harris ‘die-in’ protests weapons for Israel’s Gaza assault

07-03-2024 8:52 AM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — About two dozen prostrate protesters lined the sidewalk outside L3Harris for two hours Tuesday afternoon in a “die-in” to protest the company’s contribution to Israel’s war effort in Gaza.Dozens more participated, some holding large...


A Look Back: July 3

07-02-2024 11:01 PM

50 Years Ago ■Massachusetts’ blue spring came to an end Friday afternoon when Gov. Francis Sargent signed the state’s new obscenity statute into law. The Majestic Theater in Easthampton, the only theater that regularly shows “adult” films, canceled...


Northampton grade crossing work will shut Damon Road at rail line July 11-15

07-02-2024 4:50 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — A section of Damon Road will be closed for several days from July 11 to July 15 to upgrade the street’s rail crossing, a move likely to cause additional traffic delays.The closure affects the area surrounding the railroad crossing on the...


Housing advocates cheer $5.4B stimulus bill, though transfer tax falls by wayside

07-02-2024 4:48 PM

By ALEXA LEWIS

Local policymakers and affordable housing advocates and developers are welcoming a bill that cleared the state Senate unanimously late last week authorizing $5.4 billion in state borrowing to spur housing production amid a mounting housing supply...


A really healthy dose of art: State teams with Art Pharmacy to buttress mental, emotional health

07-02-2024 4:05 PM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — Some Massachusetts patients seeking physical and behavioral health care services could receive treatment in the form of arts and culture activities under a new model being embraced by state officials.The Massachusetts Cultural Council, the...


In race for 4th Hampden District, Westfield city councilor Matthews-Kane ready to take leadership to next level

07-02-2024 3:07 PM

By ALEXA LEWIS

SOUTHAMPTON — A new Democratic candidate for state representative will challenge Republican Rep. Kelly Pease in this year’s election for a seat representing the 4th Hampden District on Beacon Hill. Currently serving in her third term as the Ward 3...


In race for 4th Hampden District, incumbent Pease touts accomplishments as he seeks third term

07-02-2024 3:07 PM

By ALEXA LEWIS

SOUTHAMPTON — As election season draws nearer, state Rep. Kelly Pease says he is using his position to advocate for Westfield and Southampton, and says he would be “honored and humbled” to continue doing so for a third term as the 4th Hampden...


Parade, BBQ will mark Leverett’s 250th birthday Saturday

07-02-2024 3:06 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

LEVERETT — Numerous floats representing local organizations such as the Rattlesnake Gutter Trust, joined by several community groups and officials, will be part of a 53-group parade celebrating the town’s 250th anniversary and stepping off Saturday at...


E. coli closes Puffer’s Pond for at least a week

07-02-2024 3:06 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Puffer’s Pond is being closed to swimming after high levels of E. coli bacteria were measured in the water in the latest round of water analysis testing.After being closed for several weeks at the end of last summer due to the same concerns...


Area briefs: Fourth of July festivities in Chesterfied, South Amherst; Chesterfield library programs

07-02-2024 1:54 PM

Chesterfield Fourth of July Festival’s 77th year CHESTERFIELD — The town will host its 77th annual Fourth of July Festival with a pancake breakfast, chicken barbecue, music by the Heritage Pops Orchestra, exhibits, a magic show and the community’s...


A Look Back: July 2

07-02-2024 11:56 AM

50 Years Ago ■Visitors at the Tourist and Convention Booth, which opened recently for the season on the Court House Lawn, have to date included guests from Munich, Germany; Stafford, England; Texas and California. The majority of inquiries have dealt...


Photos: Cruisin’ back in time

07-02-2024 11:55 AM


UMass prof’s monkey research at University of Wisconsin comes to a halt

07-01-2024 5:43 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — People for Ethical Treatment of Animals is taking credit for ending an experiment on marmoset monkeys at a University of Wisconsin-Madison laboratory, led by a University of Massachusetts professor, in which animals were to be deprived of...


Photos: Chief Nelson’s fond farewell

07-01-2024 5:04 PM


Plans to turn Haydenville sidewalk into rail trail section sent to state over residents’ objections

07-01-2024 5:02 PM

By LILY REAVIS

WILLIAMSBURG — Plans are moving ahead to build an 8-foot-wide shared-use bicycle and pedestrian pathway on Haydenville’s South Main Street, despite an ongoing dispute between project planners and residents who live along the road. The construction...


Feds eye flood mitigation measures in Pioneer Valley

07-01-2024 4:49 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE and ALEXA LEWIS

With Massachusetts experiencing its seventh-wettest year on record in 2023 as torrential rainstorms ravaged roads, farms and homes, the federal government, the state and those here in the Pioneer Valley are turning their eyes toward future flood...


Karen Read’s deadlocked jury leads to mistrial in Boston police officer boyfriend’s death

07-01-2024 4:11 PM

By MICHAEL CASEY

DEDHAM — A judge declared a mistrial Monday after jurors deadlocked in the case of Karen Read, a woman accused of killing her Boston police officer boyfriend by striking him with her SUV and leaving him in a snowstorm, a case that drew outsize...


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