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The town that declutters together: Belchertown holds community-wide yard sale, Aug. 9-11
07-19-2024 12:56 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

Sara Fortin and her boyfriend Robert Mehr explore their new home of western Massachusetts by hopping in their car and driving from neighborhood to neighborhood, searching for yard sales, tag sales, estate stales, any type of local market with...

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Dakin reopening Kitten Intensive Care Unit
07-09-2024 12:18 PM

By ABNER ROJAS

SPRINGFIELD — As Dakin Humane Society reopens its Kitten Intensive Care Unit at 171 Union St. this month, Pioneer Valley residents are ready to continue their mission of nursing critically ill kittens back to health.The volunteer program was put on...


Belchertown unveils more user-friendly website
07-09-2024 11:33 AM

By EMILEE KLEIN

BELCHERTOWN — Town officials launched a new town website last week offering improved usability for site visitors and municipal employees, easier navigation and notifications for news and events.The revamped website presents the most-used resources for...


Four arrested in UMass protest crackdown take diversion program
07-08-2024 4:30 PM

Staff Report

BELCHERTOWN — Four people arrested during the breakup of a pro-Palestinian encampment on the University of Massachusetts campus in May agreed to dispositions Monday in Eastern Hampshire District Court in which they will enter a four-month diversion...


A blooming movement: Pollinator gardens proliferate as homeowners, others look to create ecosystems on their properties
06-24-2024 5:36 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

FLORENCE — Morey Phippen and Brian Adams’ yard looks nothing like the traditional blanket of green grass associated with suburban lawns.Instead, bumblebees and butterflies bob and weave around her destined for the nearby foxglove, pink primrose, red...


Denise Tetrault: Do not support ‘cruel’ sport of horse racing
06-21-2024 2:42 PM

Regarding the Horseracing Wrongs protest on Belmont Stakes Day at Saratoga racetrack: I’d like to note that there were over 50 protesters against this cruel and deadly “sport” in attendance. Yes, we were ignored, laughed at, and sometimes treated with...


Michael Hoffman: Paradise lost: So close and so not far
06-21-2024 2:42 PM

I write to express my wonder about Amherst’s so very beautiful Sweet Alice pond and trails. We are so very lucky, blessed even that it can exist amid us, and be managed by the totally socially and ecologically responsible Kestrel Land Trust.Idyllic...


Belchertown voters resoundingly strike down override for new middle school
06-18-2024 3:12 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

BELCHERTOWN — Residents shot down the proposed $122.6 million middle school building at Monday’s special election, bringing the project to an end and denying a $47.9 million grant from Massachusetts School Building Authority to offset the cost.The...


Decision day nears: Belchertown voters to decide on new Jabish Brook school at special election Monday
06-14-2024 5:50 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

BELCHERTOWN — When Jennifer Whitehead heard that the now-closed Taggell School hindered her child’s ability to learn in the first two years of his schooling, it nearly broke her heart.The sound the lights made, the slippery long hallways and the...


Jenna Idenward: Heartsick for Northampton Public Schools
05-30-2024 4:08 PM

As a teacher at JFK Middle School, I am heartsick. We are not looking down the road at the potential harm of budget cuts; we are feeling it today.In many ways, the mayor’s starkest (4%) cuts have already taken effect. Anyone who received a pink slip...


Bridge name will honor Belchertown son killed in Iraq
05-24-2024 4:57 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

BELCHERTOWN — Without any money to spend on the latest 1990s entertainment, teenage Tracy Taylor amused her young son by rolling down grassy hills at the Quabbin Reservoir, giggling with big smiles once the two reunited at the bottom.“I think we just...


Communities to mark Memorial Day with parades, ceremonies
05-23-2024 4:09 PM

The last Monday in May is Memorial Day, a federal holiday originally called Decoration Day that was formalized in 1868 and serves as the nation’s foremost annual day to honor its deceased service men and women.A bevy of parades and commemorative...


Cost divides town into camps over new Jabish Brook school project
05-22-2024 8:09 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

BELCHERTOWN — While driving to Town Meeting earlier this month, Lynn Sikes noticed signs punctuating the lawns of homes, urging residents to vote “yes” or “no” on a Proposition 2½ debt exclusion override to fund a new $122.6 million Jabish Brook...


David Gottsegen: Valuable lessons in Belchertown
05-21-2024 5:54 PM

As a Belchertown resident, I was proud to read about the implementation of the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate program at Jabish Brook Middle School [“Change for a school’s climate,” Gazette, May 16]. The school reacted to the shocking...


Lois Gagnon: Party disenfranchisement is not what democracy looks like
05-21-2024 5:54 PM

Regarding your insulting editorial cartoon on Monday, May 13, how would your readers respond if that trashcan had Democratic Party candidate on it instead of third party? Interesting how those claiming to value democracy have no clue what it is. The...


Minor, Kuhnlenz to fill two open spots on Belchertown Select Board
05-21-2024 3:39 PM

By Emilee Klein

BELCHERTOWN — Two new faces will join the five-member Select Board next term following Monday’s town election.Nicole Miner, who ran on a economic platform advocating for a fiscal responsible budget, and Whitney Kuhnlenz, a new resident who focused on...


Two new faces poised to join Belchertown Select Board, election set for Monday
05-17-2024 4:41 PM

By Emilee Klein

BELCHERTOWN — Two new names running for the two open Select Board seats will appear on the ballot in an election with no contested races on Monday.With current members Peg Louraine and Ron Aponte stepping away from the Select Board, Nina Miner and...


A year after antisemitic incidents rocked Jabish Brook Middle School in Belchertown, a new program is having positive effect
05-15-2024 4:11 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

BELCHERTOWN — One day this spring as she was walking past the gymnasium at Jabish Brook Middle School, guidance counselor Jennifer Parker heard something that made her do a double-take — in a good way.A group of eighth grade girls were calling out a...


Pathfinder budget dominates Belchertown TM discussion
05-14-2024 4:47 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

BELCHERTOWN — Residents formalized the position of town manager in town bylaws, adopted a zoning bylaw for stand-alone battery storage systems and endorsed a roughly $61.6 million budget for fiscal year 2025 at Monday’s Town Meeting — though some...


Belchertown voters to consider $61.6M budget at Monday’s annual Town Meeting that lays off 14 school staff
05-10-2024 3:51 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

BELCHERTOWN — Town Meeting voters will consider codifying the new town manger position, authorizing two public roads, adding bylaws for battery storage system installations and approving a contested school budget that will cut 14 people, including 10...


Building agricultural resiliency: During tour with Senate leaders, Oliveira shows off research at UMass Cold Springs Orchard in Belchertown
05-06-2024 5:17 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

BELCHERTOWN — Among UMass Cold Springs Orchard’s 35 acres of apple trees hang little orange tents at the top of the trees that, despite the blazing color, are discretely managing pesky moths.These prism-shaped moth traps release pheromones to attract...

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