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A Look Back, June 21
06-20-2024 9:15 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■The coordinator of career education in Northampton schools, Carl Thor, has been invited to serve as a consultant to the department of Health Education and Welfare as “one of 250 outstanding career education practitioners in the United...


Photos: Going out in style
06-20-2024 9:07 AM


Amherst’s Juneteenth Jubilee: Sharing joy, yearning
06-20-2024 9:06 AM

By ALEXA LEWIS

AMHERST — Dozens of Amherst community members braved the heat to gather at Mill River Park on Wednesday for the Black Business Association of Amherst Area’s 15th annual Juneteenth Jubilee, the town’s longest-running Juneteenth celebration. Friends and...


‘Everyone can cut loose’: Easthampton artist’s business Cut Loose collage workshops uses crafting as a tool for wellness
06-20-2024 9:05 AM

By ALEXA LEWIS

EASTHAMPTON — Michael Sjostedt has always been a creator with an entrepreneurial spirit.In college, he used these predispositions to start a bustling clay bead business, handcrafting and marketing his own wares. Now, he is celebrating the one-year...


Making news in business, June 20
06-20-2024 9:04 AM

Florence Bank presents 2024 President’s Award to three employeesFLORENCE — Florence Bank announced that it recently presented the 2024 President’s Award to three staff members for exceptional service. Established in 1995, the President’s Award...


A LOOK BACK
06-19-2024 11:01 PM

50 Years Ago ■Mayor Sean M. Dunphy said he expects to decide within two weeks whether Northampton will begin the licensing process for cable television facilities. Dunphy noted that it would be at least three years before a cable could be in...


Local baseball: Northampton Post 28 falls to Pittsfield in Senior Legion action
06-19-2024 8:45 PM

It looked promising for the Northampton Post 28 Senior Division American Legion team through two and a half innings, as Liam Flynn belted a two-out, three-run home run to put them ahead 4-2 against Pittsfield Post 68.But the game’s next 12 runs...


Guest columnist Ken Rosenthal: Expensive obstacles for library contractor
06-19-2024 5:16 PM

By KEN ROSENTHAL

 The Jones Library in Amherst received just one unaffordably high bid for its renovation plans. It is now applying “value engineering,” hoping that a redesign and changes in materials will bring more bids at lower prices. That is an expensive effort...


Columnist Johanna Neumann with Sara Ross: Three more electric school buses coming to Amherst
06-19-2024 5:15 PM

By JOHANNA NEUMANN and SARA ROSS

 Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Amherst will add three new electric school buses to its fleet thanks to a $600,000 grant from EPA’s historic Clean School Bus Program.The Clean School Bus Program was created...


Valerie Reiss: Forget the grown-ups
06-19-2024 5:15 PM

It appears that the mayor and much of the City Council remain bound to the incorrect notion that we don’t have enough money to properly fund the schools — and that advocating for level funding is somehow distasteful or disrespectful. Even though...


Dennis Bidwell: It's time to approve the mayor's budget
06-19-2024 5:15 PM

I watched the special meeting of the City Council on June 17, eager to hear Councilor Quaverly Rothenberg’s promised plan for addressing the city’s looming budget deficit without cutting positions in the School Department and without requiring a...


Johanna Radding: Northampton schools chronically underfunded
06-19-2024 5:15 PM

I recently did a deep dive into 30 years of Gazette archives and article after article revealed a continual underfunding of Northampton public schools by our city leaders. For decades, mayors have balanced the budget on the backs of the schools while...


Advocates highlight child safety in summer
06-19-2024 4:47 PM

NORTHAMPTON — With summer official this week, the Northwestern district attorney’s office and children’s advocacy centers of Hampshire and Franklin counties and North Quabbin urge anyone caring for children to recognize the unique dangers summer can...


Amherst Historical Society enlists first executive director since 2011
06-19-2024 4:44 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — For the first time since 2011, the Amherst Historical Society will have an executive director overseeing the nonprofit’s work in the community, including maintaining and improving the 1750s-era Simeon Strong House at 67 Amity St.Liz Larson,...


High school baseball: Amherst earns HFBUA Sportsmanship Award for 2024 season
06-19-2024 4:43 PM

By GARRETT COTE

What started as a friendly gesture turned into a common occurrence for Jeff Gladu and his Amherst Regional High School baseball team this spring.Early in the season, opposing coaches addressed Gladu following the handshake line after their games to...


More than 200 acres protected for agriculture in Deerfield’s North Meadows
06-19-2024 4:35 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — With the execution of two separate conservation restrictions by Historic Deerfield and the Antonellis family, more than 200 acres of land in Deerfield will remain permanently accessible for agriculture.In early May, Historic Deerfield...


Overcoming addiction: Day treatment center opens in Northampton
06-19-2024 4:34 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — When Empower Health Group opened its new day treatment program in Northampton in February, it didn’t take long for people to come knocking.“We had 25 or 30 clients within two weeks,” company CEO Matthew O’Malley said.O’Malley, who said...


Hampshire College to cut benefits as enrollment for next school year comes in below projections
06-19-2024 4:32 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

AMHERST — Responding to fall enrollment numbers that are lower than anticipated, Hampshire College plans to temporarily freeze retirement contributions for all employees and cut salaries for senior staff members next school year to meet the college’s...


Child porn case against former state police captain from Amherst inches ahead
06-19-2024 3:12 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Legal proceedings in the case of a retired State Police detective captain accused of eight counts of possessing and distributing child sexual abuse material have moved slowly since charges were first brought.Francis Hart, 64, was...


Northampton City Briefing: New JFK mural invokes an ‘Imagined World’
06-19-2024 12:50 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

JFK Middle School has completed a new mural located on the front of its building, made under the theme of “Imagined Worlds.” The mural is part of a broader therapeutic art initiative lead by local artists Sharon Leshner of The Color Collaborative and...

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