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Frontier’s response to alleged sexual misconduct draws ire
04-18-2024 7:22 PM


SOUTH DEERFIELD — Several parents and community members criticized the Frontier Regional School District on April 9 for its lack of communication over alleged sexual misconduct on campus during school hours in March.Speaking during public comment at...

Residents seek to balance intersection upgrades with preservation of Sunderland character
04-11-2024 6:31 PM


SUNDERLAND — With Stantec consultants back in town to gather feedback on potential changes to downtown Sunderland, streetscape improvements, traffic-calming measures, multi-use paths and other similar infrastructure were at the top of residents’ minds...

Longtime employees buy Kitchen Garden Farm in Sunderland
03-24-2024 2:15 PM


SUNDERLAND — The change of the seasons, as farmers know, often brings a slew of other changes along with it, and at Kitchen Garden Farm, this spring brings the largest change of all.Soon the farm will change hands for the first time since its founding...

Amherst chamber boss Pazmany to step down
02-08-2024 8:42 PM


AMHERST — In a region where most businesses are small, with 20 or fewer employees, having an organization to advocate on their behalf, help market them and assist them through unforeseen challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic is critical, says Amherst...

Pedestrian killed by vehicle in Hadley on Saturday ID’d as Melvin Wilson, 33
01-11-2024 11:48 AM

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HADLEY — Melvin L. Wilson, 33, of Sunderland, is identified as the pedestrian killed after being struck by a vehicle on the Route 116 bypass early Saturday morning, according to the Northwestern district attorney’s office.Wilson was hit by a car...

Brian Cooper: Train travel not so great
01-05-2024 9:05 PM

My eyes rolled a bit when I read about how wonderful and convenient it is that we can take an Amtrak train between Northampton and New York City (“More Aboard!” Gazette, Dec. 27). It certainly is convenient for the city dweller without a family car,...

Guest columnist Michael Seward: Leverett housing a counter to injustice
01-05-2024 9:05 PM


After about 100 years of exclusionary zoning, there was bound to be a reckoning. Antiquated and discriminatory housing policies among the towns of the Pioneer Valley resulted in a severe housing shortage. The housing proposal presented at a recent...

Residents at Sunderland’s Cliffside Apartments form tenant association
12-26-2023 10:59 AM


SUNDERLAND — In response to what residents at Cliffside Apartments say is a failure to provide proper maintenance, dozens have joined forces to create a tenant association.Tenants said this week that maintenance requests for their apartments are...

Sunderland partners with engineering firm to reimagine village center
11-22-2023 6:11 PM


SUNDERLAND — The town has partnered with the Stantec engineering firm to come up with a vision for the village center and what possibilities the community could explore to encourage development.“The reason the committee was formed was so we can be...

Smiarowskis celebrate 100 years of Pioneer Valley farming
09-14-2023 11:12 AM


SUNDERLAND — If you live in the region and have picked up locally grown asparagus or potatoes, odds are you purchased something grown by the Smiarowski family.On Saturday afternoon at the family’s Sunderland farm, members of the Smiarowski clan,...

Corn and computation: Mike’s Maze for 2023 poses the question of ‘What makes us human?’
09-06-2023 7:50 PM


SUNDERLAND — A question is posed in the corn at Warner Farm: In the age of artificial intelligence, what makes us human?Thinking.The one-word answer carved in the 8-acre cornfield serves as the centerpiece of Mike’s Maze 2023 theme, as people are...

Solar biz celebrates 2,000th installation, energy independence for Sunderland housing complex
08-16-2023 7:58 PM


SUNDERLAND — With the flip of a switch, Sanderson Place’s solar array kicked on Aug. 9 and set the senior housing facility on the road to energy independence.At the same time, the event marked Pioneer Valley Photovoltaics’ (PV Squared Solar) 2,000th...

New Community Enrichment Center in Sunderland to offer caregiver support
08-14-2023 7:35 PM


GREENFIELD — Two social service agencies are working together to support not only older adults and people with disabilities, but also their families who care for them through the creation of a new enrichment center. Thanks to $450,000 in state...

Sunderland psychologist, inspired by personal experience, is expert in field of religious trauma
07-19-2023 2:04 PM


It was during her freshman year of college that Marlene Winell’s faith in Jesus began slipping.As a child of missionaries, Winell had grown up dedicated to spreading the word of Christ, attending Christian rock concerts and witnessing baptisms on...

PVTA seeks grant to pilot Amherst-Greenfield route
07-13-2023 11:35 AM


SUNDERLAND — As the South County Senior Center continues to work with neighboring transit authorities, Pioneer Valley Transit Authority representatives shared news last week that there may be a potential solution to some of Sunderland’s transportation...

Kayak program now available for Sunderland Public Library patrons
07-13-2023 11:33 AM


SUNDERLAND — As libraries continue to expand their services into less traditional areas, the Sunderland Public Library is looking toward recreation through its new partnership with Adventure East.The library is joining forces with the Sunderland-based...

South County EMS chief to take post with Department of Public Health
06-28-2023 7:57 PM


SOUTH DEERFIELD — After nearly a decade at the helm and more than 20 years working for the town, South County EMS’ first and only chief will step down from the role at the end of the month.Zoe Smith, the longtime head of South County EMS, is resigning...

The cream of the crop: Celebrating the Valley’s thriving dairy industry during Dairy Month
06-28-2023 7:36 PM


Under pressure from years of supply chain issues and a volatile market, the dairy industry has seen countless farms sink over the past few years. In the case of some Pioneer Valley producers, though, the cream rises to the top.“Dairy is certainly...

Election ushers in new Select Board member in Sunderland
05-18-2023 4:35 PM


SUNDERLAND — Residents elected a new Select Board member and gave the green light to a capital override request during the May 6 town election.In an uncontested race, voters elected Easthampton City Engineer Dan Murphy to a three-year Select Board...

Election ushers in new Select Board member in Sunderland
05-15-2023 11:16 AM


SUNDERLAND — Residents elected a new Select Board member and gave the green light to a capital override request during May 6’s town election.In an uncontested race, voters elected Easthampton City Engineer Dan Murphy to a three-year Select Board seat...

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