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Florence man acquitted of child rape charges
04-02-2024 12:48 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — A Florence man accused of child rape and related offenses was freed Tuesday after jurors acquitted him on all counts following a week-long trial in Hampshire Superior Court.Scott Duseau, 52, was embraced outside court after the verdict...


Easthampton man charged in attack on father held as dangerous
04-02-2024 9:09 AM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — An Easthampton man accused of assaulting his disabled father and holding him hostage during a night of terror will remain incarcerated without the right to bail following a dangerousness hearing in Hampshire Superior Court last...


Columnist Joanna Buoniconti: Don’t give up on getting the help you need
04-01-2024 6:01 PM

By JOANNA BUONICONTI

To start this column, I would like to take a minute to walk down memory lane with you all, my dear readers. About a year and a half ago, I wrote a column called “Is It OK to Ask for Help,” in which I discussed my discomfiting experiences with gaining...


Jay Kilbourn: Farmers, food and climate depend on us
04-01-2024 5:58 PM

The Gazette recently reported on a meeting of 50 local farmers and farm agencies at Plainville Farm in Hadley [“Valley farmers spotlight agricultural drainage ditch troubles,” March 25]. The discussion covered both drainage issues and other threats...


Nate Watson: Fact-checking cease-fire opposition
04-01-2024 5:58 PM

In his March 29 guest column [“Northampton’s cease-fire resolution a ‘rush to judgment”], Barry Roth expressed his opposition to cease-fire resolutions, saying their backers misunderstand the conflict, yet offered some questionable claims.“Most every...


Little progress after Smith College president meets with student occupiers
03-31-2024 12:59 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Student activists reported Sunday that more than 50 of them remained inside College Hall on their fifth day occupying the Smith College administration building to demand the college divest from weapons manufacturers profiting from...


David Ball: Russia-Ukraine: Chronology
03-31-2024 12:30 PM

Sometimes it's hard to remember the sequence of events in the world. There are so many of them. I thought this chronology might help Gazette readers. 1. U.S. warns that Russia will invade Ukraine. General disbelief, daily Russian mockery. (December 3,...


Nate Watson: The hypocrisy of withholding a ceasefire to free the hostages
03-31-2024 12:30 PM

From the Israeli civilians blocking aid trucks at Gaza’s border to the opposition comments at our city council meetings, those opposing a cease-fire have echoed a similar refrain: release the hostages, then you’ll get your cease-fire. Implicit in...


Guest columnist Daniel Lyons: World’s energy systems will not change in the short-term
03-29-2024 4:02 PM

By DANIEL LYONS

I’d like to offer some comments on Russ Vernon-Jones’s recent column “Solving humanity’s shared climate crisis,” [Gazette, March 15].He writes that public opinion polls show that U.S. adults want “more government action on climate.” The fundamental...


Debin Bruce: Forbes Library continues to earn its status as a community treasure
03-29-2024 4:01 PM

As we head out of winter, I look forward to the return of outdoor programs on the west lawn at Forbes Library. So far, these have included music, dance, speakers, movies, demonstrations, magic shows, and children’s readings. Conducting these programs...


Lawrence Pareles: November election no time to vote for spoiler candidates
03-29-2024 4:01 PM

Earlier this month, President Biden just gave a powerful and inspiring State of the Union speech, and the campaign for the presidency got really underway. The choice will be between Biden’s fight for democracy and freedom and Trump’s dark autocratic...


Don Michak: Dig deeper after scandalous court ruling in Soldiers' Home case
03-29-2024 4:01 PM

The fact that the former superintendent and medical director of the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke got off with mere $90 fines is not merely “disgusting,” as the woman who lost her father to COVID told the Gazette, but also a major statewide scandal that...


Connecticut man gets 8 years in Hadley shooting
03-29-2024 3:57 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — A Connecticut man who shot and tried to kidnap a Hadley farmer in 2022 was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison and three years probation after admitting guilt in the case.Marc A. Veturis, 29, pleaded guilty before Hampshire...


Guest columnist Barry Roth: Northampton’s cease-fire resolution a ‘rush to judgment’
03-29-2024 8:50 AM

By BARRY ROTH

When I read that Northampton’s City Council was considering passing a resolution demanding a cease-fire in Gaza and lessening support for Israel; I was concerned that the council had been caught up in the bullying and misrepresentations about the...


Northampton’s climate action chief resigns after 6 months, city names interim leader
03-28-2024 4:44 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — A little more than year since the creation of the department and less than six months since appointing its first director, Northampton’s Climate Action and Project Administration (CAPA) has already appointed a new interim director in a...


WriteAngles Conference announces new keynote speaker and award recipient: Vermont poet Shanta Lee to give address
03-28-2024 12:19 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

The WriteAngles Conference, the Valley literary get-together that has been revived after a five-year absence, has a new keynote speaker.Shanta Lee, an award-winning poet, visual artist, and journalist from Vermont, will give the main address at the...


Champions of change: NHS Student Union advocates for students before administrators, School Committee
03-27-2024 4:42 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — When Giselle Ohm was in middle school, she enjoyed reading stories about the adventures and exploits of high school student councils, and she aspired to be on one someday. But when she began the transition to Northampton High School, Ohm...


Columnist Carrie N. Baker: Protecting access to contraception: A winning issue for Democrats in November 2024
03-27-2024 3:04 PM

By CARRIE N. BAKER

In the wake of growing Republican restrictions on reproductive rights, Democrats in many states are introducing bills to protect access to contraception. In response, Republicans are blocking these bills, going on record as opposed to contraception....


Guest columnist Rev. Julie G. Olmsted: Is everything holy?
03-27-2024 3:02 PM

By REV. JULIE G. OLMSTED

Springtime, Holy Week, Passover. It’s all about looking deeply.Palm Sunday kicked off what is the holiest time of the year for Christians, Holy Week. For many years I have meditated on this week, starting first and foremost with the question, “What...


Virginia Rechtschaffen: Support Black businesses
03-26-2024 3:27 PM

If only Shawn Rochester were here to voice his views on the March 22nd Gazette article "Final ARPA spending contested." Mr. Rochester has written “The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America.” The Black Tax shows the extent to which Black...

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