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Earth Matters: How farmlands can support wildlife, not just people
02-24-2023 9:54 PM

By LEE HALASZ and KARI BLOOD

This winter has been one of the warmest on record in Massachusetts, and around the nation, extreme weather events are in the headlines on a regular basis. Scientists agree that our rapidly warming planet is now feeling the effects of the climate...


Northwestern DA’s office awards $114K for projects promoting recovery
02-23-2023 5:52 PM

NORTHAMPTON — The Northwestern district attorney’s office this month announced $114,000 in grants to community groups working with youth and families and supporting people in recovery, as part of its Asset Forfeiture Community Reinvestment...


NOLA in the Valley: Wells Provisions in Charlemont sources locally, serves Big Easy flavor
02-12-2023 11:50 AM

By LISA GOODRICH

At first glance, Charlemont may seem an unlikely place to open a restaurant that features New Orleans cooking. When the pandemic offered a chance to try something new, Wesley Janssen and family saw the opportunity for a homecoming.The Northfield...


Best Bites: Robin’s picks: Best of the Valley 2023
01-13-2023 4:54 PM

By ROBIN GOLDSTEIN

With a new year of dining ahead, it’s time to boil down all of my last year’s recommendations into a cheat sheet that you can clip or print and stick on your fridge: the best of Best Bites. I’ve picked 40 amazing places to eat and drink in the area...


Southampton rail trail project gains steam
01-01-2023 8:19 PM

By EMILY THURLOW

SOUTHAMPTON — After a 20-year pursuit, the town purchased a right-of-way from Pioneer Valley Railroad Co. for $340,000 for use as a rail trail. Through a process known as railbanking, a condition that allows a railroad agency to retain the right to...


New bus service launches in region: OurBus to offer New York-Amherst and Boston-Northampton routes
11-16-2022 8:39 PM

By Declan Langton

A month after selling out trial runs offering bus service from New York to Amherst and from Boston to Northampton, a regional transportation company that specializes in intercity and charter bus trips is now offering these routes on a permanent basis....


Former Marine from Buckland apologizes for lying about military service
08-08-2022 7:50 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

BUCKLAND — A former U.S. Marine is apologizing to his fellow veterans and the community at large after it was discovered he has embellished his military service and received medals and money he had not earned.Investigations by the Upper Pioneer Valley...


Chinese charter school settles lawsuit with family
03-04-2019 2:22 PM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

This article was updated to reflect that the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education received documentation in December 2012 from the state Department of Children and Families determining that allegations of neglect of a student by...


PVPA fires head of school in wake of drug charges
02-27-2018 10:24 AM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

SOUTH HADLEY — The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Public Charter School is looking for a new director after trustees voted Monday to fire head of school George Simpson. The board’s decision comes a month after Reading police arrested Simpson on...


Longtime director leaving Pioneer Valley Symphony
08-03-2017 9:40 PM

By RICHIE DAVIS

GREENFIELD — The Pioneer Valley Symphony has begun its search for a new music director and conductor to replace Paul Phillips, who has led the community symphony for 23 years. He has been named to a new position at Stanford University in...


PVTA adopts service cuts, largely spares colleges
07-20-2017 8:40 AM

By Rebecca Mullen

SPRINGFIELD — After weeks of rising alarm over its proposed route cuts, the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority advisory board on Wednesday adopted a revised plan to eliminate four of its 63 bus routes and reduce service to nine more. Spared the ax were...


New leader takes over performing arts charter after months of controversy
07-18-2017 10:52 AM

By JACK SUNTRUP

SOUTH HADLEY — After months of controversy surrounding its head of school, a South Hadley charter school welcomed a new leader earlier this month.George E. Simpson, 45, started July 3 as head of the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Public Charter...


Pelham Elementary faces ‘devastating’ impact from budget shortfall
07-14-2017 10:58 PM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

PELHAM — School officials here say their district is facing a troubling budget shortfall after a local charter school erroneously listed two students as living outside the Pelham district last fall. The recent correction of that mistake, coupled with...


PVPA graduates 60, with flourish
06-02-2017 2:56 PM

By AMANDA DRANE

NORTHAMPTON — Artists of many kinds graduating from the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts charter school took a final bow as a student body on Thursday.From violin trios to knockout vocals, the 60 students graduating from the South Hadley high school...


Editorial: Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Public Charter School trustees must end turmoil quickly
05-29-2017 9:26 PM

The trustees of the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Public Charter School in South Hadley must act quickly to end the turmoil resulting from a controversy about the performance of school head Scott Goldman that erupted earlier this month.We hope that a...


Critics challenge Chinese immersion school on special education
05-27-2017 3:36 PM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

HADLEY — Just a month after her son had begun first grade at Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School, Shoshona King says Dimitri was already being pushed out the door.Dimitri, who is on the autism spectrum, started classes at the school in...


Area college students get boost from Springfield nonprofit to pursue their business dreams
05-06-2017 12:00 AM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

SOUTH HADLEY — After planning a trip to Spain with her girlfriend last year, travel-crazy Mount Holyoke College senior Carly Forcade came to the realization that there was no place where LGBTQ globetrotters like herself could go for recommendations...


Your Time: Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity Annual Gingerbread Build
12-09-2016 12:00 AM

Photos and text by Sarah Crosby

Some 50 tiny homes filled the ballroom at Eastworks Saturday afternoon — edible homes, that is, made of gingerbread — as several hundred people, working to holiday tunes, gathered at the Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity Annual Gingerbread Build...

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