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Joe Gannon: What to call ourselves?
05-31-2024 2:27 PM

The discussion over whether to call ourselves American or not seems partly our recent addiction to purity, and partly a misunderstanding of language, and a wee bit of history.Prior to the Civil War Americans referred to themselves by their state, a...

Guest columnist John Pepi: Not Quabbin-ize, but eyes on the prize
05-28-2024 4:22 PM


 The story of the “lost” towns of the Quabbin Reservoir [“Don’t Quabbin-ize push for clean energy,” Gazette, May 16] is a sad one, but it does raise the question of when an individual or collective should be asked to sacrifice for the greater...

Communities to mark Memorial Day with parades, ceremonies
05-23-2024 4:09 PM

The last Monday in May is Memorial Day, a federal holiday originally called Decoration Day that was formalized in 1868 and serves as the nation’s foremost annual day to honor its deceased service men and women.A bevy of parades and commemorative...

Arts Briefs: The Paradise City Arts Festival returns to Northampton, the MIFA Victory Players perform in Holyoke, and more
05-23-2024 2:41 PM

Paradise by the fairground lightsNORTHAMPTON — One of the area’s largest artistic celebrations returns this weekend, as some 220 artists and craftspeople gather at the Three County Fairgrounds for the Paradise City Arts Festival.The biannual festival,...

Merriam Ansara: Who are we?
05-22-2024 4:38 PM

Thanks, Razvan Sibii, for that column [“Should America be a synonym for USA?” Gazette,May 21]. I similarly had for many years been called to account for use of the term America and American by friends outside the U.S. who consider themselves proudly...

Steve Mccafferty: Kudos to National Grid
05-21-2024 5:54 PM

I would like to thank National Grid and their contractor, Neville Management for their quick and effective clean-up of the homeless encampment on the bike trail near Walgreens in Northampton. I realize that a group of people were displaced in this...

Columnist Sara Weinberger: Republicans calling antisemitism over protests is bad-faith politics
05-19-2024 1:35 PM


When pro-Palestinian student protests in the U.S., prompted by the war in Gaza, began last fall, Republicans in Congress saw an opportunity to score points ahead of the November elections. Under the guise of protecting Jewish students from...

Joan Kurtz: Easthampton Dog Park fundraiser
05-17-2024 2:11 PM

On behalf of my board, I would like to thank Jesse’s Ride for hosting a fundraiser this past Saturday to benefit the Friends of Easthampton Dog Park. This event was held to honor the memory of Jesse Johansmeyer and to support a cause which undoubtedly...

Multiverse of style: Volante Design in Easthampton has a mission to make jackets that anyone can wear anytime
05-15-2024 3:30 PM

By Alexa Lewis

EASTHAMPTON — When David Volante posted a photo to his blog of a custom jacket he was working on in 2012, he wasn’t expecting it to go viral.The interest in his design made him realize that people wanted what he was selling, and he could sell even...

A rocky ride on Easthampton’s Union Street: Businesses struggling with overhaul look forward to end result
05-10-2024 8:59 PM


EASTHAMPTON — Outside of Small Oven bakery on Union Street, customers walk carefully around puddles, leaving footprints in the muddy strip where the sidewalk had been just days before. Inside, a line still forms at the register, but according to owner...

Around the Hamptons: City Arts to unveil Cottage Street sculpture
05-08-2024 3:49 PM

By Alexa Lewis

EASTHAMPTON — The Easthampton City Arts (ECA) Public Art Committee will host an unveiling on Saturday of its newest sculpture on the Nashawannuck Pond Promenade. The sculpture has been years in the making, with the initial idea proposed in 2019 by...

Easthampton to use built-up reserves to help cover $57.1M budget next year
05-07-2024 6:08 PM


EASTHAMPTON — As several other Hampshire County communities have spent the spring budget season grappling with how to overcome significant funding gaps brought on the expiration of support from pandemic funding, the city of Easthampton is sitting on...

Guest columnist Terrence McCarthy: Yard sale blues
05-06-2024 1:36 PM


 As my wife, Donna, and I were hauling assorted items out of our house and garage in North Carolina the other day, I couldn’t help but try to recollect if anyone I knew growing up in Easthampton ever did what we were doing: preparing for a yard sale.I...

Easthampton author Emily Nagoski has done the research: It’s OK to love your body
05-03-2024 3:44 PM


‘Emily’s mission in life is to teach women to live with confidence and joy inside their bodies.”This sentence mesmerized me.It’s an assured statement about a complicated topic: body image and sexuality, and it is the crux of sex educator Emily...

Nancy E. Grove: Landlines are the best
05-01-2024 5:35 PM

I enjoyed reading the guest column by Marietta Pritchard about landlines [”Landlines and more in our parallel universe,” Gazette, April 29].I totally agree with her. I thought my service was reliable until I loss my power a few years back. I have one...

Glitz, glamour and all that jazz: ‘Chicago’ takes stage at Easthampton High starting Thursday
05-01-2024 3:28 PM

By Alexa Lewis

EASTHAMPTON — “I’m gonna tell you the truth. Not that the truth really matters, but I’m gonna tell you anyway,” says Devin O’Brien, covered in tassels and sequins as she took to the stage as Roxie Hart during a dress rehearsal for Easthampton High...

Richard Clifford: We all need to look in a mirror first
04-25-2024 4:29 PM

No matter a person’s bias against another due to gender, religion, race, sexuality or politics, not one person has the right in our truly free country to wound, impair or abuse another. We all put on our socks the same way. No matter your wealth,...

Arts Briefs: A themed exhibit in Northampton, new opportunities for artists in Easthampton, and more
04-25-2024 11:54 AM

Witnesses to difficult journeysNORTHAMPTON — As Passover takes place, local Jewish activists are working with a New Hampshire photographer and the New England Visionary Artists Museum (Anchor House of Artists) to stage an exhibit drawing links between...

Locking up carbon for good: Easthampton inventor’s CO2 removal system turns biomass into biochar
04-24-2024 4:44 PM


HOLYOKE — Like many people, Michael Garjian believes global warming is a pressing issue of our times.Unlike most, he’s putting his ideas for reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere into practice — and at the same time bidding for a share of the $100...

Treehouse, Big Brothers Big Sisters turn race schedule snafu into positive
04-23-2024 1:06 PM


NORTHAMPTON — The second annual Runway 5K to support the Easthampton nonprofit organization Treehouse will occur Sunday, after the group turned a scheduling mishap into a positive partnership opportunity.Treehouse officials originally scheduled the...

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