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Literacy Project spreads its wings with new Easthampton location
01-29-2024 3:33 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

EASTHAMPTON – After dropping out of high school, Easthampton resident Peter Morris, now 32 years old, went on to work for years at the Daily Hampshire Gazette’s distribution center, then Friendly’s for a couple of years, before going on disability to...


State OKs speed limit drop on Route 10 in Easthampton
01-29-2024 9:33 AM

By MADDIE FABIAN

EASTHAMPTON – Addressing road safety concerns, the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has approved speed limit reductions on a stretch of Route 10.The approved speed limit adjustments include a reduction from 35 to 30 mph from West Street to...


Easthampton council president Homar Gomez launches bid for state representative
01-25-2024 2:24 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

EASTHAMPTON — Seven years after entering the political spotlight as a member of the Easthampton City Council, Homar Gomez on Thursday officially launched a bid for state representative for the 2nd Hampshire District.“My family, the community, my...


Jennifer Delozier: Isn't the answer obvious?
01-24-2024 5:30 PM

Given the situations in our nation and in our world, I have often wondered why our flag doesn't always fly at half-staff?Jennifer DelozierEasthampton


Nancy Stenberg: Tax cut then shortfall: Fiscal mismanagement
01-23-2024 5:07 PM

On Oct. 4, Gov. Maura Healey signed into law Massachusetts’ first tax cut in 20 years to the tune of $1 billion. Fast-forward to Jan. 8, when Gov. Healey announced a $1 billion tax shortfall.I am one of many residents who put in countless hours to...


Walter Krzeminski: Prolific local ballplayers
01-23-2024 5:07 PM

Western Mass. Baseball 2024 Hall of Famer and Springfield resident Bob Taylor, 79, played on 13 professional teams (1962-1977) including our MLB (San Francisco Giants), in two countries (U.S. and Japan), and also played professionally here for the...


Easthampton Mayor LaChapelle tapped to lead state Mayors’ Association
01-23-2024 3:55 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

EASTHAMPTON — With two years left in office as mayor of Easthampton, Nicole LaChapelle will head the Massachusetts Mayors’ Association, leading efforts around climate change, housing and other issues she has engaged in on a city level at a wider...


Richard D. Little: Time to celebrate county’s armored mud balls
01-21-2024 8:00 AM

Dear readers: You don’t need a geology course to visualize dinosaurs! Two hundred million years ago, the Connecticut River Valley was indeed “Jurassic Park” in a great rift valley similar to the famous ones of east Africa today. Podokesaurus, our new...


Columnist Sara Weinberger: ‘Beloved community’: Living King’s vision of nonviolence
01-15-2024 6:02 AM

By SARA WEINBERGER

Thirty-four years ago today, the United States observed the first federal holiday honoring the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For many years, the day was marked with local celebrations, service projects, and educational workshops celebrating...


Sara Weinberger: Distorting relationship between AIPAC and U.S. Jewish community
01-10-2024 5:55 PM

The recent letter to the editor “Does AIPAC really represent the U.S. Jewish community?” [Gazette, Jan 3] propagates the trope that Jews, represented by AIPAC, have an inordinate amount of power to impact President Joe Biden’s support of the Netanyahu...


Easthampton’s Paula Garcia, 53, killed in Hartford crash
01-10-2024 2:50 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

EASTHAMPTON — An Easthampton woman was killed in a tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 91 in Hartford early Tuesday morning.Connecticut State Police identified the victim as Paula Garcia, 53.Born in Spain, Garcia was the co-owner of HomestaysUSA,...


Around the Hamptons: Plans for new Easthampton senior center begin; Southampton town administrator search continues
01-09-2024 4:00 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

EASTHAMPTON — The city has launched an Ad Hoc Senior Center Building Committee that will meet for the next year before a future building committee is formed to advance plans for a new senior center. The ad hoc committee will review collected material...


Joel B. Levine: The Trump threat to democracy 
01-07-2024 12:08 PM

Thank you for Jon Huer’s provocative and mostly accurate assessment of why on God’s green earth so many people are willing to embrace Trump and his MAGA “fascist” agenda [“Trump’s new American revolution of 2024,” Gazette, Dec. 30]. The Trump threat...


Easthampton property owners to face $150 tax increase this year
01-04-2024 1:44 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

EASTHAMPTON — With an increase in average home values, single-family homeowners are seeing their tax bills increase by about $150 on average starting this month, even though the city lowered its property tax rate.The average single-family home this...


A skateboarder’s mecca: Region’s first indoor skateboard club opens in Easthampton
01-03-2024 1:00 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

EASTHAMPTON — On the ground floor of Eastworks, a converted old mill that now houses artists, writers and nonprofits, a different type of tenant can be found — one where its customers practice “ollies” and “grinds,” “pop shove-its” and “kickflips.”...


Easthampton School Committee cited for minor Open Meeting Law violation
01-03-2024 12:36 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

EASTHAMPTON — Following a review of a complaint accusing the School Committee of violating Open Meeting Law when it rescinded its offer to hire Vito Perrone as superintendent in March, the Attorney General’s office ruled last week that although the...


Easthampton inauguration gives School Committee a fresh start; City Council ready to get back to business
01-02-2024 8:18 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

EASTHAMPTON — The Easthampton School Committee turned a new leaf on Tuesday as members were sworn into office for a new term, with those serving for the next two years looking to put behind them a tumultuous year in which two of its members quit...


George Boucher: Who is going to clean the dump on the riverbank?
01-02-2024 4:13 PM

The property in the back of mine in Easthampton has a steep 100-foot bank. At the bottom is the Manhan River. On a large part of the bank there is a dump with broken glass, rusty metal objects, who knows what kind of toxic waste is present — there’s...


Arthur Lustenberger: Toys for Kids drive a huge success
01-01-2024 6:52 PM

Good afternoon and happy new year to our most generous and giving neighbors. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We had a very successful Toys for Kids drive this year, collecting the third most toys in our 15 years of doing this. The final...


Carey stepping down as register of probate
12-27-2023 3:19 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

NORTHAMPTON — Hampshire Probate and Family Court Register Michael J. Carey, whose 11-year tenure has included launching a virtual registry, moving the court’s main offices to Atwood Drive, and opening a satellite site in Belchertown, is retiring on...

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