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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...


Photos: ‘Morning meditation’
03-26-2024 1:36 PM


Jury selection begins for Florence man accused of child rape
03-26-2024 10:58 AM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Jury selection began Monday in Hampshire Superior Court for the trial of a Florence man accused of child rape and assault and battery on a child under 14.Scott Duseau, 52, of Westhampton Road, faces two counts of statutory, aggravated...


Carey submits nomination papers for clerk of courts
03-26-2024 6:31 AM

STAFF REPORT

NORTHAMPTON — Daniel Carey has submitted nomination papers for Hampshire County clerk of courts, moving him a step closer to getting his name on the ballot for the Democratic nomination.Carey, a Democratic state representative from Easthampton since...


Photos: Business is blooming
03-25-2024 4:02 PM


A ‘textbook’ housing solution: State housing chief lauds Northampton’s North Commons
03-25-2024 3:22 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — Massachusetts Housing Secretary Ed Augustus toured the North Commons mixed-income development in Northampton’s Village Hill area on Monday, calling it a “textbook example” of how to build affordable housing units to tackle the state’s...


Gazette wins New England press awards
03-25-2024 10:19 AM

NORTHAMPTON — Daily Hampshire Gazette photographer Dan Little was recognized with two awards by the New England Newspaper & Press Association in its 2023 New England Better Newspaper Competition this past weekend, including a first place honor for...


Chance Encounters with Bob Flaherty: Out with the family, 4 Jack Russells and their Northampton owner
03-24-2024 1:01 PM

NORTHAMPTON — With the absence of traffic, sirens and billboards, your mind can drift when you’re biking the local paths. Up ahead, for some reason, Frank Frazetta’s bold painting of the sword-wielding warrior driving a team of four polar bears across...


Jim Reis: Local Legendary Heroes
03-24-2024 11:17 AM

How fortunate were all the hundreds and hundreds of runners every spring and summer for 36 years straight to have Don and Sue Grant establish and organize the Tuesday night Northampton Community Gardens 5K Cross Country Race Series from April –...


Photos: A precarious fix
03-23-2024 1:41 PM


Northampton City Briefing: Plans advance for Resilience Hub, meeting set for Monday
03-22-2024 2:48 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — Saying they are at a crucial stage in the planning for the Community Resilience Hub, city officials on Monday will hold the first of three public meetings to provide updates and seek input on the endeavor to create the downtown space in...


Columnist Bill Newman: Did God take sides in the Alabama case?
03-22-2024 2:09 PM

By BILL NEWMAN

Warning: The case from the Supreme Court of Alabama, discussed here, may cause severe nausea. Proceed with caution. The Supreme Court of Alabama recently decided a case about frozen embryos created, kept, and later accidentally destroyed at a...


Anne Bauer: Fearful of discussing gender identity?
03-22-2024 2:08 PM

After reading the flurry of letters and columns responding to Karen Bercovici’s March 5 column “LGBTQ and the erasure of true female identity,” I went back to look at the points made and what was ticking everyone off. Accused of a “lack of humanity,...


James Olsen: Thanks from The Back Porch Festival
03-22-2024 2:08 PM

This past weekend we celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Back Porch Festival, presenting 77 performances by 60 musical artists in 10 venues around downtown Northampton. It was great to see downtown Northampton teeming with people, and restaurants,...


Stories bring the neighborhood home: ‘The Belt’ online oral history project shares Montview residents’ recollections of quirky riverside enclave
03-22-2024 1:49 PM

By MELISSA KAREN SANCES

On a springlike day in mid-March, three historians’ voices mingle with the buzzing of a drone. Claudia Lefko, Gail Hornstein and Ben James stand in the middle of the Montview Conservation Area while our camera captures the big picture — the vast, open...


Jeffrey Zesiger: Why not free shuttle service in advance of Main St. redo?
03-21-2024 6:06 PM

Having worked on King Street in Northampton during the major road rebuilding there 10-plus years ago, I know how challenging travel will be when the downtown is redone next year.Businesses need easy access for customers, and parking and traffic will...


Columnist Susan Wozniak: Need to keep educational horizons open
03-21-2024 6:03 PM

By SUSAN WOZNIAK

I have written about education before. About the need to teach geography in elementary school. Supporting independent reading. Having elementary school students rotate among three teachers during the day: one to teach reading and writing; one to teach...


Growing along with the land: Piyush Labhsetwar joins Grow Food Northamton as new farm and land stewardship manager
03-21-2024 2:08 PM

By PAT JAMES

Visiting his great-uncle’s farm in central India was a “magical experience” for Piyush Labhsetwar, Grow Food Northampton’s new farm and land stewardship manager. He relishes memories of picking ripe mangoes and oranges, drinking fresh cow’s milk, and...

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