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Building partially collapses in Falls section of South Hadley
06-04-2024 3:30 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

SOUTH HADLEY — A two-story building on the corner of Carew and West Main streets in the Falls section of town partially collapsed over the weekend, leaving the structure in ruins.The Building Department first heard about the collapse of the...


Valley Bounty: A farm stand in good hands: Wanczyk Produce in Hadley delivers quality, care, and has big dreams for the future
05-31-2024 3:54 PM

By JACOB NELSON

Jackie Pliska, owner of Wanczyk Produce in Hadley, has dreams of keeping the farm stand business open year-round instead of seven months each year. But first, she has to finish college.Pliska started working at the family business when she was 11. She...


A unique Father’s Day gift: The music of 20th century pop composer Johnny Anz to be celebrated at South Hadley concert
05-31-2024 3:44 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

When he was growing up, John Anz knew that his father, Johnny Anz, played piano and sang. But he didn’t know much about his dad’s musical background, especially as Johnny Anz died when his son was just 7 years old.But a little over 50 years later,...


For 20 graduates, time to move on from PVCICS ‘family’
05-30-2024 4:29 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

HADLEY — With cheers and flowers, thanks and praise, the 20 members of the senior class and their families celebrated graduation early Wednesday evening at the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School’s eighth commencement, held in the school’s...


Area briefs: Free fishing this weekend; Hadley seniors perform; gun violence observance in Holyoke
05-30-2024 3:56 PM

MassWildlife to host free fishing this weekend The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife will host a Free Freshwater Fishing Weekend statewide on Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2. During this weekend, residents and visitors can fish in any...


Asparagus Festival preps for 10th edition in Hadley on Saturday
05-29-2024 11:06 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Beginning in 2013 on the grounds of a Route 9 restaurant, where people could enjoy food, music and beer tastings, New England Public Media’s Asparagus Festival has grown into a daylong event on the historic Town Common on West Street.On...


South Hadley man, Granby High grad survives grizzly bear attack in Wyoming
05-28-2024 5:06 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

As South Hadley Army veteran Shayne Patrick Burke, 35, hiked along Signal Mountain in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park last week, he instinctively felt that he wasn’t alone.Burke began talking and singing to himself and breaking branches, noises...


‘No’ not in her DNA: Joyce Chunglo leaving a 36-year legacy in Hadley politics
05-26-2024 1:01 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — If there’s been one constant in town politics over the last 36 years, it’s Joyce Chunglo.The 53-year town resident has, since 1988, had a voice in decisions both big and small over tenures first on the School Committee for 15 years followed...


With Hadley HR chief leaving, Select Board weighs new combined post
05-25-2024 4:01 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — With Hadley’s third full-time human resources director leaving this week, and more support needed for staff at Town Hall, the Select Board is contemplating creating a new position combining administrative and personnel duties.At Wednesday’s...


Balise finds temporary home for Subaru dealership in Hadley
05-24-2024 3:57 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Two vacant Route 9 commercial buildings will be used on a temporary basis as the headquarters for Balise Subaru, as the dealership transitions from Steve Lewis Subaru and constructs a new showroom and service area at 315 Russell St.The...


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...


Fill returns to Hadley Select Board as Parsons reelected; $2M firetruck approved
05-22-2024 3:35 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Voters are returning incumbent Amy Parsons and former member David J. Fill II to the Select Board, while approving a $2 million ladder truck for the Fire Department.At Tuesday’s town election, Parsons, who has been Select Board chairwoman for...


Run for, by its employees: Paragus IT completes 8-year transition to being 100% employee-owned
05-22-2024 12:43 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

HADLEY — When the employees of Paragus Strategic IT’s Hadley office stroll into the office on a given morning, they know that they have a good reason to stay there. After implementing the first stages of a plan in 2016 to transfer ownership of the...


Hadley’s Hampshire Mall faces foreclosure
05-21-2024 5:17 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Hampshire Mall, one of the largest commercial properties along Route 9 since opening in 1978, is heading to a foreclosure auction next month.A legal advertisement in Wednesday’s Gazette from Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin P.C. attorneys of...


Stephen B. Constant: Applauds UMass response to protests
05-20-2024 5:20 PM

Fortunately for us and the state of Massachusetts, our state has some semblance of law and order. UMass Chancellor Javier Reyes and his team should be rewarded for their response to this chaos and potential destructive behavior on the UMass Amherst...


As Asparagus Festival nears, concerns aired over use of Town Common
05-20-2024 2:38 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Living on West Street, former Select Board member Gerry Devine appreciates that New England Public Media continues to use the historic Town Common to stage its Asparagus Festival.“What is a better sounding board for the rest of the world than...


South Hadley elementary school staff vote no confidence in principal
05-20-2024 11:08 AM

By EMILEE KLEIN

SOUTH HADLEY — The South Hadley Education Association has issued a vote of no confidence in the Mosier Elementary School principal on behalf of 43 staff members at the school.Union President Amy Foley read a shortened version of a statement at a...


Mary Hall: Northampton should set up charitable fund for schools
05-19-2024 1:33 PM

I noticed the city of Holyoke has a fund people can donate to in support of their local schools, and receive a tax deduction.Of course, there may be questions as to the wisdom of financing public goods as charities, and if tax deductions cost more to...


Leadership change coming at South Hadley middle school as principal, assistant principal set to depart
05-17-2024 4:42 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

SOUTH HADLEY — The principal and assistant principal at Michael E. Smith Middle School will both not return for next school year.According to an email sent to the guardians of Michael E. Smith students on April 30, Assitant Principal Anne...


Nancy Lacey: Holyoke Girls Track 4x1 needs community's help to get to Nationals
05-17-2024 2:11 PM

There is something really good happening at Holyoke High School. Four young women have qualified for the 4x1 at Nationals in Eugene, Oregon. They are the first ever Holyoke team to qualify for this event. When they were told "no," they problem-solved...

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