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Lisa Papademetriou and Megan Zinn: NEF thanks community for another successful Trivia Bee
03-20-2024 6:39 PM

On March 13, the Northampton Education Foundation held our third annual online Trivia Bee — a super-buzzy community event for all ages. We had a blast showing off our useless knowledge, dancing in our living rooms, and holding our pets up to the...


Steve and Jolie Smith: City trees, city responsibility
03-20-2024 6:39 PM

On March 1, high winds caused a branch from a city tree to drop and cause significant damage to our property, taking down a portion of our fence. We contacted the city clerk submitting a claim for the city to remove the debris and to be responsible...


Columnist Olin Rose-Bardawil: Demonization won’t help heal divisions
03-18-2024 4:50 PM

By OLIN ROSE-BARDAWILIn recent years, there has been a substantial shift in the way politicians talk about the polarization in our nation.Just a few years ago, leading up to the 2020 election and before that, politicians, pundits, and everyday...


Cocktails comeback on Center Street: Renovated Green Room in Northampton reopens under new owners
03-18-2024 2:31 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — With the Wednesday reopening of the Green Room on Center Street, Northampton has a reinvigorated cocktail experience worthy of any cosmopolitan city.The bar is under the new ownership of Perrin Hendricks, owner of the Berkshire Farm...


Guest columnist Scotia MacGillivray: The hateful erasure of trans-identity
03-17-2024 9:26 AM

By SCOTIA MACGILLIVRAY I read with great disappointment, but not without surprise, Karen Bercovici’s Gazette column, “LGBTQ and the erasure of true female identity” [Gazette, March 5]. I was surprised but glad the Gazette put Karen’s opinion piece on...


Rob Weir: Seeking memories of the Coolidges
03-17-2024 9:24 AM

The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum at Forbes Library is in the process of videotaping memories of Calvin and Grace Coolidge in Northampton. We are particularly interested in talking with senior citizens who had firsthand experiences...


Northampton selects slogan ‘Pardon Our Progress’ to lift up businesses during Main Street redesign
03-15-2024 3:13 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — When construction gets under way on Northampton’s Main Street redesign next year, businesses may find themselves assuaging customers noticing the disruption with a certain three-word phrase: Pardon Our Progress. “Pardon Our Progress” was...


Alex Bowman: What is going on over at UMass Athletics?
03-15-2024 2:37 PM

The decision to move to the Mid-American Conference (MAC) was driven by the misguided notion that UMass football is the darling of the school. It’s not. College football simply doesn’t have the same cultural significance here in the Northeast.I was at...


Columnist Rev. Andrea Ayvazian: Texting with prophets feels artificial
03-15-2024 2:36 PM

By THE REV. ANDREA AYVAZIAN

Because my husband is currently writing a book about robots at war — how the military is combining artificial intelligence with robotic devices to create “unmanned” weapons systems — our house is infused with articles, reports, and dinner...


Righting the writing ship: Longstanding WriteAngles Conference returns after five-year absence
03-14-2024 2:48 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Since 1987, the WriteAngles Conference had been an annual fixture in the Valley, typically held at one of the local colleges, bringing together area writers, poets, editors, publishers, and booksellers to examine all things literary.Then COVID-19...


Susan Donaldson: Massachusetts needs more sunshine
03-14-2024 2:46 PM

Sunday was daylight saving time — a good day to think about sunshine. It’s also Sunshine Week, a national week that highlights the importance of public records and government transparency.In Massachusetts, the sun is not exactly shining. Gov. Maura...


Miriam and Andrew Bourke: Trans hate can come from any political agenda
03-14-2024 2:46 PM

We can assure guest columnist Karen Bercovici that our queer trans daughter did not suffer years of emotional pain, societal disgust, and hate so she could go to your women’s prisons, steal your identity, and co-opt your “LGB” money. The writer’s...


Sidney Moss: Frederick Douglass receives well-deserved recognition
03-14-2024 2:46 PM

It was gratifying to read the recent Gazette article “Senate chamber to honor Douglass with new bust” [Feb. 12]. I felt proud that Frederick Douglass, who grew up suffering as a slave but became a champion of freedom and equality, has received this...


Smith College library workers to vote to unionize
03-13-2024 4:34 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — Forty-three library workers at Smith College are planning to hold an election to unionize after the college rejected a voluntary recognition of their union.The Smith College Libraries Workers Union (SCLWU) said in a March 8 letter to the...


Northampton shuts down Haymarket Cafe after owner fails to renew permits
03-13-2024 12:17 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — The city has issued a cease-and-desist order to Haymarket Cafe for failure to obtain proper licenses before its recent reopening, effectively shutting down the Main Street eatery and leaving its future in jeopardy.The notice was posted...


Photos: A CODEPINK march for peace and justice
03-13-2024 8:21 AM


Guest columnist Mariel E. Addis: So many to blame in death of student
03-11-2024 5:52 PM

By MARIEL E. ADDIS

In February, I had to endure reading a heart-wrenching story about a non-binary high school student severely beaten in a high school bathroom in Oklahoma. Nex Benedict, the student, was taken to the hospital not by ambulance, but by their grandmother,...


Northampton Area Pediatrics to absorb Sugarloaf Pediatrics in Deerfield
03-11-2024 7:01 AM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON – Sugarloaf Pediatrics in Deerfield will be changing hands on July 1, with the pediatric center shifting under Northampton Area Pediatrics, according to an announcement made by its current owner Cooley Dickinson Hospital and its parent...


Columnist John Sheirer: Empathy can’t get past belief problems
03-10-2024 7:01 PM

By JOHN SHEIRER

My wife Betsy and I recently heard a CNN political commentator tell us for perhaps the hundredth time, “We have to understand Trump supporters.”“Have you noticed that they never ask people to understand Biden supporters,” Betsy said. Her astute...


Guest columnist Joe Gannon: Palestine does not need peace. It needs equal rights and justice
03-10-2024 12:05 PM

By JOE GANNON

 In the 1970s, when much of the world was singing the John Lennon chant “all we are saying, is give peace a chance,” the reggae star Peter Tosh produced a song in response, with the refrain, “I don’t want no peace. I, man, need equal right and...

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