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Einstein vs. 4th century Roman
10-30-2023 5:40 PM

M. Francisco Palomo’s letter to the editor of Oct. 16] “Demonstration to demilitarize counterproductive”] quotes the 4th century Roman Publius Vegetius Renatus as writing, “Therefore let him who desires peace prepare for war.”Contrast this to Albert...

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Guest columnist Tim Walter: The nuclear Test Ban Treaty, JFK, and my dad
09-22-2023 3:02 PM


My dad, Paul Walter, grew up on the lower west side — the poor part — of Cleveland, Ohio. His mother was “a wet Democrat,” his father “a dry Republican.” He worked his way through college and law school. In the 1930s in the midst of the Depression,...

Plainfield couple defies court order on home inspections
08-04-2023 10:56 AM


PLAINFIELD — A dispute between town officials and two residents over alleged health, building and wetlands violations at their property has devolved into a legal stand-off, with the residents flouting a court order to permit inspections.Town officials...

State doles out grants for trail work in several area communities
06-20-2023 3:56 PM


An infusion of another $320,000 from the state’s MassTrails Grant Program will bring the design and engineering phase for a new 3½-mile rail trail in Southampton another step closer to completion.Meanwhile, a $60,000 grant will improve the Robert...

Dozens of dogs removed from Plainfield home
03-28-2023 1:47 PM


PLAINFIELD — Police and representatives of various animal welfare groups removed more than 70 small dogs from a North Union Street home Monday.The animals were reportedly well cared for and in good health.Police Chief Justin Litchfield said the...

Plainfield police chief to hire full-time officer in wake of suspension
07-22-2022 4:51 PM


PLAINFIELD — Police Chief Justin Litchfield has promoted one of his per-diem officers to the rank of corporal, and anticipates promoting him to full time to replace another officer who was not reappointed after being suspended with pay.Anthony Gibbs,...

Westhampton Dems to hold caucus Thursday
03-09-2022 9:29 PM


WESTHAMPTON — Town Democrats will hold a party caucus Thursday, giving them a voice in the selection of candidates for governor and other statewide offices. However, eight other Hampshire County communities will not be sending caucus delegates to the...

Hilltown police forces in transition
07-06-2021 7:55 PM


Policing is changing in the hilltowns, and more change is on the horizon.Both Worthington and Plainfield moved to having full-time chiefs this year. Chesterfield and Goshen are considering regionalizing their police departments after the chiefs in...

New life for old farm: Plainfield couple buys former Thatcher property
10-14-2020 9:23 PM


PLAINFIELD — A defunct dairy farm owned by the family of the late fire chief Dennis Thatcher is about to get a jolt of new life after a Plainfield couple and business owners bought the well-known property earlier this month.The property’s new owners,...

Bus driver withdraws guilty plea in accidental death of 9-year-old
09-09-2017 7:59 PM


NORTHAMPTON — A Hawley bus driver went to court Friday morning expecting to plead guilty in the death of 9-year-old Summer Steele in an accident that occurred in front of the child’s Plainfield home last fall. Instead, after listening to tearful and...

State grants to protect 3,600 acres in Hampshire County towns
06-05-2017 11:11 PM

Gazette Staff

BOSTON — Protecting nearly 2,000 acres in Shutesbury and Leverett, more than 1,000 acres in Westhampton and in excess of 600 acres in Plainfield are among four conservation projects getting state grants, according to an announcement from the...

Hawley man denies negligent homicide in bus death of 9-year-old girl
05-12-2017 4:52 PM


NORTHAMPTON – A 70-year-old Hawley man on Friday denied a charge of negligently operating a school bus that killed a 9-year-old girl in Plainfield last year.   Tendzin Parsons pleaded not guilty in Northampton District Court to a charge of negligent...

Former Swift River Academy reopening as drug treatment center
09-29-2016 4:22 AM


CUMMINGTON — By the middle of next month, the property that housed Swift River Academy will once again help people find their way.The former school for troubled youths, whose acreage extends into Plainfield, was bought and renovated by a Tennessee...

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