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A Look Back: July 9
07-09-2024 6:01 AM

50 Years Ago■Over 1,500 canines will compete for top dog at the Holyoke Kennel Club annual dog show at the Three County Fairgrounds this week. Pewter trophies will be awarded for the first place, blue ribbon, group winners and best in show.■Dr. Ruth...


Legion baseball: Belchertown Post 239 thumps Longmeadow, stays unbeaten
07-08-2024 8:46 PM

Belchertown Post 239’s summer of supremacy continued in Longmeadow on Monday evening.Post 239 jumped out to a 9-0 lead through three innings, and carried their momentum into a 13-1 win over Longmeadow.They outhit Longmeadow 15-3 in the victory.Eight...


Air quality alert issued for Tuesday
07-08-2024 6:08 PM

NORTHAMPTON — Environmental officials have issued an air quality alert for Tuesday in Hampshire County and several other parts of Massachusetts due to expected elevated levels of ozone. The Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has issued...


Suspect in Greenfield slaying to be arraigned
07-08-2024 5:47 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — More than two months since police found the body of Christopher Hairston, 35, of Pittsfield, decomposing inside a Rubbermaid-style trash bin in 42-year-old Taaniel Herberger-Brown’s Chapman Street apartment, the suspect will be arraigned...


Pakistani scholars in UMass program revel in multi-layered learning
07-08-2024 5:29 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Being on the University of Massachusetts campus for nearly a month, her first experience outside her native Pakistan, Mahan Aslam has found Americans courteous in not bothering her when she’s not wearing a traditional headscarf.“In the U.S.,...


Youth baseball: Northampton 13U All-Stars finish season, Amherst Koufax wins
07-08-2024 4:46 PM

The Northampton 13U baseball All-Star team watched its terrific season come to a close on Saturday afternoon, falling 3-2 on a walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh inning against Bridgewater in the Massachusetts Intermediate 50/70 sectional...


Four arrested in UMass protest crackdown take diversion program
07-08-2024 4:30 PM

Staff Report

BELCHERTOWN — Four people arrested during the breakup of a pro-Palestinian encampment on the University of Massachusetts campus in May agreed to dispositions Monday in Eastern Hampshire District Court in which they will enter a four-month diversion...


Guest columnist Allen Woods: Should we question authority? Or everything?
07-08-2024 4:17 PM

By ALLEN WOODS

Americans spent a lot of time and emotion fighting among ourselves in 1969. We fought over the Vietnam War, the compulsory military draft, and the “counterculture” springing from it. As a youngish man (or oldish boy) nearing 20, I was happy to march...


2024 Bay State Games: Hampshire County athletes set to compete in annual event
07-08-2024 4:16 PM

By GARRETT COTE

The Bay State Games are back this summer, as each of the eight sports kicks off at some point within the next two weeks. Baseball and softball start things off on Tuesday, boys and girls soccer begin Thursday, field hockey starts Friday, boys and...


Amber Clooney: Short-term cuts have long-term consequences
07-08-2024 4:15 PM

After reading the June 27 letter to the editor “Don’t mortgage Northampton’s future with short-term thinking”,” I felt compelled to respond. While I understand her concerns about structural issues in the budget, it is disingenuous to say that cutting...


Matt Levin: Rogue Supreme Court?
07-08-2024 4:15 PM

I trust you are as outraged as I am — or hopefully, better informed than I, you are even more outraged — by the recent rulings by the judicial body formerly known as the Supreme Court.Short of organizing a massive mass water-ballooning of the court, I...


Sarah M. Bachrach: What about money not just words?
07-08-2024 4:15 PM

I appreciate it when entertainment venues recognize the Native American tribe/s that lived on the land. What bothers me is whether it’s a mass shooting or tribal recognition — it’s just words. Words do not correct atrocities and injustices.I believe...


Rich and Sue Cairn: What is the future of environment worth?
07-08-2024 4:15 PM

Joe Biden has done far more for the environment than any previous president. He secured many billions to transition to renewable energy, with good jobs in the U.S. He protected millions of acres of habitat. He is rebuilding federal agencies decimated...


Laura Bogdanowicz: Not really for the better
07-08-2024 4:15 PM

As a fellow baby boomer, Richard McCarthy’s column about technology stuck very close to recent conversations I have recently had with friends [“Handling our devices,” Gazette, July 5].I applaud Mr. McCarthy’s statement that technology does “not change...


Janet Q. Nelson: Honoring independence, freedom
07-08-2024 4:15 PM

The Fourth of July is celebrated across the country with flags and parades. Here in Northampton, Historic Northampton has provided us with another, deeply thoughtful way to gather. Each year we are invited to come together to read “What To the Slave...


Gazette Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year: Moriah Luetjen, Amherst
07-08-2024 4:07 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Moriah Luetjen hadn’t competed in an outdoor track event since her freshman year, when she appeared in the New Balance Nationals – winning the Freshman Girls 400-meter final.Coming into this spring as a junior at Amherst Regional, as much as...


NEEDING A COAT?
07-08-2024 3:59 PM


Amherst firefighters raise alarm over 2-person response to night blaze
07-08-2024 2:15 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A late-night fire in downtown Amherst, during which only one career firefighter/paramedic was available to extinguish the blaze, is prompting the union representing town firefighting staff to renew its longstanding appeal for enhanced...


A healing approach: Cutchins Programs CEO Tina Champagne earns top honor in occupational therapy field for mental health focus
07-08-2024 2:05 PM

By ALEXA LEWIS

NORTHAMPTON — For over 25 years, Tina Champagne has been a pioneer of change and research in the occupational therapy sphere. Now, she has been awarded the highest honor the profession has to offer.“It’s my passion,” she said. “If it takes even more...


Biden tells Hill Democrats he won’t step aside amid party drama: ‘It’s time for it to end’
07-08-2024 1:52 PM

By LISA MASCARO, ZEKE MILLER and SEUNG MIN KIM

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden, in a letter to congressional Democrats, stood firm against calls for him to drop his candidacy and called for an end to the intraparty drama that has torn apart Democrats since his dismal public debate performance....

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