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South Deerfield residents share views on senior housing options
04-01-2024 11:50 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Three initial designs for a potential senior housing project that would serve as a key piece of the town campus is receiving positive feedback from residents.At an open house attended by more than 40 residents last week, town...


Earth Matters: Living in a recycled material world: Hitchcock Center inspires a fossil free future
04-01-2024 11:48 AM

By MARGAUX PAINE

As the world grapples with environmental challenges, the Fossil Free Zones initiative, championed by the Leave it in the Ground Initiative (LINGO), takes inspiration from the transformative work at The Hitchcock Center for the Environment. The center...


Granby superintendent to depart for position in Greenfield schools
04-01-2024 11:47 AM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — Granby’s superintendent of schools is expected to become Greenfield School Department’s assistant superintendent of teaching and learning next school year. Stephen Sullivan, who is currently serving his third year as Granby’s school...


A workplace from hell: Amherst filmmaker Matt Heron-Duranti is part of the team behind independent film “Another Day in America”
04-01-2024 11:46 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

There’s been a lot written about the problems that have plagued many American workplaces in the wake of the pandemic, from employees insisting on continuing to work from home to offices that have mirrored the polarization and social conflicts plaguing...


Book Bag: ‘I Could Have Been More Wrong’ by Kevin McCaffrey; ‘Fugitive from Injustice’ by Robert T. McMaster
04-01-2024 11:46 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

I Could Have Been More WrongBy Kevin McCaffrey; Four Winds Press Kevin McCaffrey brings something to his poetry that other poets might consider employing more often: a sense of humor.In “I Could Have Been More Wrong,” McCaffrey, a South Hadley...


Arts Briefs: Rising indie pop star Caroline Rose comes to Florence, UMass Amherst hosts a literary festival, and more
04-01-2024 11:46 AM

Verse and melody, in an unusual combinationAMHERST — Poets and composers who teach at Amherst College are joining forces March 30 for a special program, “Words and Music: An Arts Faculty Showcase,” that will feature four musical premieres alongside...


Shutesbury library lands $10K accessibility grant
04-01-2024 11:45 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

SHUTESBURY — A project to improve accessibility for patrons at the current Shutesbury library and the new library building that will break ground in June is being supported by a $10,000 grant from the American Library Association.Library Director Mary...


Tropical paradise? Not so much: Spring exhibits at Mead Art Museum examine the effect of tourism in the Caribbean, Native American art, and more
04-01-2024 11:43 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

What could be better in winter than a trip to the Caribbean? Warm but not overly hot temperatures, plenty of sun, crystalline waters — sounds like paradise.But as a current exhibit at the Mead Art Museum in Amherst shows, paradise for some can mean...


Amherst selects finalists for police chief, will meet public next week
04-01-2024 11:40 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — An Amherst police captain who has been the department’s temporary police chief since last May and a Chelmsford police lieutenant who has led the department’s wellness division are finalists to become the next chief for the Amherst Police...


Breaking down the financial implications for UMass athletics after move to the Mid-American Conference
04-01-2024 11:39 AM

CONNOR PIGNATELLO

When UMass joins the Mid-American Conference for the 2025-26 academic year, athletic director Ryan Bamford expects the school will bring in more revenue than it did when competing in the Atlantic 10.“This will allow us to grow our revenues to the...


Guest columnist Karen List: A legend made in Iowa
04-01-2024 11:38 AM

By KAREN LIST

The thousands of women who played high school basketball in Iowa over the years look at the adulation surrounding University of Iowa star Caitlin Clark and think: “That’s about right.”Clark, as you probably know, is the NCAA Division 1 all-time...


30-home affordable complex in Amherst gets go-ahead
03-24-2024 2:17 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — An affordable housing development giving 30 families an opportunity to own their own homes is on track to be constructed over the next few years after receiving a comprehensive permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals, with a condition that,...


Amherst regional school board reaches for $1M add to budget
03-24-2024 2:17 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A $35.75 million fiscal year 2025 budget for the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District that preserves 14 educator positions at the middle and high schools, but requires each of the four district towns to more than double their projected...


Amherst councilors accused of racism, disrespect over heated meeting on cease-fire
03-24-2024 2:17 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Even with Town Council adopting a resolution calling for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war, supporters of the measure are calling for apologies from some councilors and anti-racism training because of their actions at that March 4...


Amherst housing trust wants $1.1M in cash in lieu of 3 affordable units at downtown development
03-24-2024 2:17 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Members of the Amherst Municipal Affordable Housing Trust are recommending that a developer proposing a mixed-use building at 45-55 South Pleasant St. be allowed to donate more than $1 million to the trust fund instead of setting aside three...


Three finalists in running for Amherst Regional Middle School principal
03-24-2024 2:17 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Amherst Regional Middle School’s dean of students and administrators at middle schools in New Bedford and Wrentham are finalists to become principal at the middle school, a position that has been filled on an interim basis this school year...


Guest columnist Dr. David Gottsegen: Age issue not so key as question of marbles
03-24-2024 2:16 PM

DR. DAVID GOTTSEGEN

A poll published in The New York Times on Sunday, March 3, found that nearly half of voters now strongly agree that Joe Biden is “too old” to be president, more than twice the number of voters who strongly agree that Donald Trump is “too old.” People...


Guest columnist Martha Hanner: Spirit of philanthropy can uplift so many others
03-24-2024 2:16 PM

By MARTHA HANNER

In response to the guest opinion, “When giving is only false charity” [Gazette, Feb. 27], may I offer an inspiring example of tzedakah, the Jewish tradition of giving as a moral obligation, done with gratitude and humility.Julius Rosenwald (1862-1939)...


Hadley nearing settlement over campers dispute along Connecticut River
03-24-2024 2:15 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A Land Court lawsuit in which a Holyoke resident is seeking to overturn a Zoning Board of Appeals decision preventing him from parking five campers at a long-used campsite along the Connecticut River appears to be nearing a resolution that...


Yankee Candle settles $1.2M class action lawsuit over time clock rounding
03-24-2024 2:15 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SPRINGFIELD — More than 2,400 current and former Yankee Candle employees are eligible to split $1.2 million from a class action lawsuit brought forward by an employee alleging the company failed to pay workers for “thousands of hours of work” due to...

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