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Stairway to heaven in your own backyard: Summer concerts in the Valley for classic rock enthusiasts
06-21-2024 10:30 AM

By PAIGE HANSON

Last week in Northampton, Lez Zeppelin, an all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band, rocked the stage at Iron Horse Music Hall, bringing an electric and mesmerizing performance to the packed audience.“We are just true to the spirit of the band, which is...


Senate climate bill runs into obstacle
06-21-2024 9:28 AM

By COLIN A. YOUNG

BOSTON — With the Bay State gripped by a heat wave on the summer solstice, the Massachusetts Senate on Thursday planned to pass legislation to speed up siting and permitting for clean energy projects and also provide more direction for the state’s...


Track and Field: Amherst, Holyoke compete in Nike Outdoor Nationals in Oregon
06-20-2024 7:39 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Six Amherst track and field athletes and the Holyoke girls 4x100 squad made the trip to Eugene, Oregon for Nike Outdoor Nationals held on June 12-15.It was the first trip to Nike Outdoor Nationals for all 10 athletes. Holyoke had never sent a team to...


Belchertown athletic director Jen Gouvin moving on after 5½ years
06-20-2024 7:11 PM

By GARRETT COTE

BELCHERTOWN — Following 5½ years with Belchertown High School, athletic director Jen Gouvin has taken a full-time role in the same position at Clinton Public Schools in eastern Massachusetts.Running the athletics department at Belchertown wasn’t her...


The Real Score: College athletes are going to be paid
06-20-2024 7:09 PM

In mid-May, a development in college athletics was leaked: the NCAA and major athletic conferences were in settlement discussions that could upend college athletics as we know it. This landmark case, House v. NCAA, amalgamates three class-action suits...


Northampton considers $1.4M in CPA projects, including for a new inclusive playground at RK Finn school
06-20-2024 5:20 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — A new inclusive playground may soon be coming to RK Finn Ryan Road Elementary School.The playground is just one of nine projects in line to receive a combined total of $1.4 million during the latest round of CPA funding. Other project...


Colorful visions from Brazil: Eric Carle Museum hosts first U.S. exhibit of Brazilian artist and children’s author Roger Mello
06-20-2024 4:56 PM

STEVE PFARRER

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has displayed the work of dozens and dozens — or more likely hundreds — of illustrators and writers over the years, in solo exhibits and group shows.Among them have been a fair number of artists from other...


Hampshire Mall sells for fraction of assessed value at $7M
06-20-2024 4:47 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

HADLEY — Hampshire Mall, a major commercial property on Route 9 since its opening in 1978, was sold at a foreclosure auction Thursday for $7 million.The buyer was Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas and Wells Fargo Commercial Mortgage Securities Inc.,...


Ballot question campaigns take next step toward November
06-20-2024 4:14 PM

By SAM DRYSDALE

BOSTON — Musicians hauling three drums, two trombones, a saxophone and and a tuba played their way up Park Street to the corner of Beacon Street on Tuesday afternoon — blocking traffic and leading dozens of ralliers in the day’s 90-degree heat to...


South Hadley PD raising money to launch comfort dog program
06-20-2024 4:02 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

SOUTH HADLEY — The Police Department is fundraising $10,000 to recruit a new member with four paws, a tail and lots of fur.After Amherst, Greenfield and Belchertown reported the “transformative” impact of the police departments’ comfort dog program,...


DOT to transition traffic on I-91S in Northampton to permanent bridges Thursday night
06-20-2024 3:46 PM

NORTHAMPTON — Traffic on Interstate-91 southbound in Northampton will be transitioned from the temporary median bridges to the permanent southbound bridges over Hockanum Road, and over Route 5 and the railroad, the Department of Transportation...


Columnist Russ Vernon-Jones: A turning point in human history?
06-20-2024 3:31 PM

By RUSS VERNON-JONES

Will we be able to pass a livable world on to future generations? Given the climate emergency, is there hope for the future?Whether we want to think about climate change or not, most of us care about the answers to these questions. New polling data...


Ira Bryck: Stop the non-starter Jones Library expansion
06-20-2024 3:29 PM

I urge the Town Council to support the motion by Cathy Schoen, to stop the library project by telling the town manager to not sign a contract with FAA architects, so that there will not be another $500,000-plus spent on more “value engineering” to...


Anthony Fyden: Say no to green power grab, don’t let go of local control
06-20-2024 3:29 PM

In 1939, the flooding of the Quabbin Reservoir began, drowning four western Massachusetts towns to quench Boston’s thirst for growth. In a way, history is about to repeat itself, this time in pursuit of green energy dollars.Boston politicians and...


Arts Briefs: Lots of theater in Northampton, Indian poetry and music in South Hadley, and more
06-20-2024 2:47 PM

Pulling at the roots: Plays cover 3 centuries of city history — againNORTHAMPTON — Last August, Historic Northampton presented a new way of examining some chapters of city history by staging three short plays at the museum, including two that took...


Only Human with Joan Axelrod-Contrada: Marching to a ‘Different Drum’: Is Living Apart Together the future of relationships?
06-20-2024 2:39 PM

By JOAN AXELROD-CONTRADA

Linda Ronstadt’s 1967 song “Different Drum” came out during a time of changing gender roles in our country.While the commitment-phobic Peter Pan had long garnered praise as a ladies’ man, the woman who bucked expectations of domesticity got saddled...


Petitions seeking single ZIP code, peace in Gaza passed by Whately voters
06-20-2024 2:09 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

WHATELY — Along with the 29 town-submitted articles, citizen’s petitions about having a single ZIP code for the town, a resolution to end the war in Gaza and lowering the municipal voting age were all approved at Whately’s annual Town Meeting.Over two...


UMass men’s basketball coach Frank Martin signs two-year contract extension
06-20-2024 12:34 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

UMass men’s basketball coach Frank Martin signed a two-year extension to keep him in Amherst through the 2028-29 season, UMass athletic director Ryan Bamford announced Thursday.Martin led the Minutemen to a 15-16 mark in his first season in 2022-23...


Amherst earns another AA+ bond rating from S&P
06-20-2024 9:33 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Amherst is maintaining a AA+ stable bond rating from analysts at Standard & Poors Global Rating Services, ensuring that relatively low interest rates will remain in effect as the town takes on borrowing costs for various projects.Town...


GCC union votes ‘no confidence’ in president, provost
06-20-2024 9:31 AM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — Seventy-eight eligible members of the Greenfield Community College Professional Association, the college’s faculty and staff union, cast their ballots by Tuesday afternoon, expressing no confidence in President Michelle Schutt and Provost...

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