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Guest columnist Larry Hott: ‘Daughter of Cummington’ brings stories to the stage
05-23-2024 7:54 PM


In 1945, the U.S. Office of War information came to Cummington to shoot “The Cummington Story,” a propaganda film about tolerance and acceptance of immigrants.The people of the small western Massachusetts hilltown had several European refugees living...

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Cummington Town Meeting OKs new police cruiser, adds full-time officer position
05-25-2024 2:31 PM

CUMMINGTON — Voters at Town Meeting approved a $2.7 million budget and a new police cruiser, but deferred action on the revised Central Berkshire School District agreement until a special Town Meeting next month.The $75,000 cruiser and the change to a...

Rosemary Seifert-Graf: Oppose state’s new clean heat standard
04-11-2024 4:17 PM

I have learned that a new regulation is being worked on by the Massachusetts Department of Environment Protection called the “clean heat standard.” As a homeowner, I am asking that all Massachusetts homeowners oppose this regulation because it will...

Guest columnist Katy Eiseman: Must stop subsidizing wood-fired energy
04-05-2024 3:08 PM


 The Massachusetts Legislature is considering a bill that would once again increase subsidies for burning wood, taking the state in the wrong direction in the name of “clean” energy.Biomass energy has been a controversial topic in Massachusetts for...

Dr. E. Martin Schotz: Mainstream corporate news media not the place to stay informed
03-06-2024 6:10 PM

Lyle Denit has written a reply to my guest column [”Rethinking U.S. interests on anniversary of war in Ukraine,” Gazette, Feb. 23] criticizing my view on the causes of the war in Ukraine [”Ukraine deserves a better kind of peace,” Gazette, March 2]....

Guest columnist Dr. E. Martin Schotz: Rethinking U.S. interests on anniversary of war in Ukraine
02-22-2024 5:11 PM


With the approaching second anniversary of Russia’s military operations in Ukraine, we can expect that there will be various solutions offered to the current war there. On one side there will be calls for billions more in U.S. and NATO military aid to...

Guest columnist Dr. E. Martin Schotz: No security for all — We got exactly the ‘peace’ Kennedy rejected
07-28-2023 4:32 PM


“And is not peace, in the last analysis, basically a matter of human rights — the right to live out our lives without fear of devastation — the right to breathe air as nature provided it — the right of future generations to a healthy existence?” —...

JAM Fund hosting Grand Fundo fundraising ride at Cummington Fairgrounds in July
06-26-2023 2:48 PM


The JAM Fund, a Pioneer Valley-based professional cycling development organization, is hosing a fundraising ride Sunday, July 23 at the Cummington Fairgrounds.Money raised from the ride will go to the non-profit’s development program and providing...

Cummington resident who died in fire lived a quiet life, had a smile to ‘light up a room’
05-12-2023 1:37 PM


CUMMINGTON — To most of their neighbors, not much was known about Jaye Brink and Shannon Haddock, the residents of the house on 9 Thayer Road that burned down on April 28. The two often kept to themselves, only leaving the home to go to work or get...

One person killed, another seriously injured in Cummington blaze 
04-28-2023 5:56 PM


CUMMINGTON — An early morning fire claimed one adult resident’s life and injured another, state and local fire officials said Friday.“On behalf of the Cummington Fire Department, I want to express our heartfelt condolences to the victim’s family,”...

Westhampton Dems to hold caucus Thursday
03-09-2022 9:29 PM


WESTHAMPTON — Town Democrats will hold a party caucus Thursday, giving them a voice in the selection of candidates for governor and other statewide offices. However, eight other Hampshire County communities will not be sending caucus delegates to the...

Hilltown police forces in transition
07-06-2021 7:55 PM


Policing is changing in the hilltowns, and more change is on the horizon.Both Worthington and Plainfield moved to having full-time chiefs this year. Chesterfield and Goshen are considering regionalizing their police departments after the chiefs in...

Forging on: Loyal customers, flurry of home projects help Cummington Supply navigate pandemic
03-03-2021 8:17 PM


CUMMINGTON — At the start of the pandemic Gus Perkins, the second-generation owner of Cummington Supply, wasn’t sure how it would affect his business. Then, a whole lot of people started building.“Everyone was sent home and started doing projects,”...

Hilltowners share fond memories of Shultz
02-09-2021 1:17 PM


CUMMINGTON — When Steve Magargal was 12-years-old, he caddied for George Shultz for the first time at the Worthington Golf Club, now The Links At Worthington. The pair would become good friends and years later Magargal, the owner and operator of...

Maintaining the brand: co-op’s cow gets a bath
07-27-2017 11:28 PM

By Laurel Demkovich

CUMMINGTON — During the day, she greets customers and watches cars drive by on Route 9. At night, she stands tall on the roof, lit up in bovine glory.She is Camille, the Old Creamery Cooperative’s fiberglass cow. She has stood atop the Cummington...

Cummington may move to protect pollinators, consider $2.2 million budget at Friday TM
05-03-2017 5:19 PM


CUMMINGTON — If voters at Friday’s annual Town Meeting approve, the town may soon take steps to protect pollinators and enhance their habitat. The resolution for pollinators is one of two nonbinding questions on the docket at the meeting. The other...

Former Swift River Academy reopening as drug treatment center
09-29-2016 4:22 AM


CUMMINGTON — By the middle of next month, the property that housed Swift River Academy will once again help people find their way.The former school for troubled youths, whose acreage extends into Plainfield, was bought and renovated by a Tennessee...

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