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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...


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

By CHRIS LARABEE

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...


National Park Service to survey Deerfield River
03-24-2024 2:15 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — The National Park Service will conduct a reconnaissance survey on the Deerfield River to see if it is eligible to be designated as a National Wild and Scenic River.A designation would protect free-flowing sections of the Deerfield River —...


Book Bag: ‘One of a Kind: The life of Sydney Taylor’ By Richard Michelson; ‘Joyful Song: A Naming Story’ by Lesléa Newman
03-24-2024 2:13 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

One of a Kind: The Life of Sydney TaylorWritten by Richard Michelson, illustrated by Sarah Green; Calkins Creek Amherst poet and children’s author Richard Michelson has often delved into history in some of his books for young readers, such as “The...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen’s two leading scorers Alexsia Rose, Kristin Williams headed to transfer portal
03-24-2024 2:04 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — As of Monday afternoon, two UMass women’s basketball guards have entered the transfer portal, looking to take their talents elsewhere.Senior Alexsia Rose and junior Kristin Williams have hit the portal following a disappointing 5-27...


UMass basketball: Josh Cohen, Robert Davis Jr. first Minutemen to enter transfer portal
03-24-2024 2:04 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — One of the first dominoes to fall is a massive one for the UMass men’s basketball team.Minutemen forward Josh Cohen has entered the transfer portal, ESPN’s Jeff Borzello reported late Monday morning. The 6-foot-10 senior has one year of...


A tale of murderous indifference: ‘The Zone of Interest’ offers a view of the Holocaust as chilling as its architects
03-24-2024 2:03 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Hannah Arendt famously coined the term “the banality of evil” in her book on Adolph Eichmann’s trial in Israel in 1963, where the former Nazi official, a key organizer of the Holocaust, presented himself as a bureaucrat who was “just doing his job” in...


Can you get there from here? Online tool tracks how reach to food pantries and stores without a car — or not
03-24-2024 2:02 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

NORTHAMPTON — Food and other necessities can be found at the Goshen General Store on Route 9. For low-income individuals in Goshen and surrounding communities, the Hilltown Food Pantry, at the nearby Town Office Building, distributes food every...


Reimagining the Hampshire Mall: UMass architecture students share their visions
03-24-2024 2:01 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — What would Hampshire Mall’s expansive 33-acre property off Route 9 in Hadley look like as mostly a housing complex? A class of budding architects and landscape architects at the University of Amherst have spent the last couple of months...


Get Growing with Mickey Rathbun: Become an educated gardener: Three upcoming symposia will answer all your gardening questions
03-14-2024 3:07 PM

By MICKEY RATHBUN

Most of us humans assume that other creatures experience the world through their senses of sound, taste, smell and touch, the same way we do. But we couldn’t be more wrong, as science writer Ed Yong explains in his fascinating new book, “An Immense...


Plan advances to overhaul nuisance property bylaw in Amherst
03-14-2024 3:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Town officials would be empowered to work with property owners to coordinate corrective action plans when their properties receive three nuisance property infractions in a year under a revised nuisance property bylaw being proposed.The...


Retired Holyoke firefighter picked to lead Amherst police alternative CRESS
03-14-2024 3:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A retired Holyoke firefighter who has worked as a licensed clinical social worker is being appointed as the director of the Community Responders for Equity, Safety and Service department, pending review by the Town Council.Camille Theriaque...


Taylor Swift, Emily Dickinson: Related in art and fact
03-14-2024 3:05 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

The Pioneer Valley’s most famous poet, it turns out, has a genealogical connection to the the modern world’s most famous singer-songwriter.In a segment on NBC’s “Today Show” on Monday, the genealogy website Ancestry.com revealed that Emily Dickinson...


Dozens charged during pre-St. Pat’s college revelry in Amherst
03-14-2024 3:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A large amount of alcohol consumption, a handful of altercations and complaints of public urination led to criminal charges being brought against more than 50 college-age people participating in pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebrations Saturday...


Belchertown eyes regionalizing dispatch services with Wilbraham
03-14-2024 3:05 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

BELCHERTOWN — The town this summer is likely to become the latest to follow a growing trend in the region of outsourcing emergency communications to regional dispatch centers.Staffing shortages for dispatchers and $7.6 million in upcoming radio...


Last look at old library: Amherst’s Jones giving tours through March
03-14-2024 3:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Final opportunities for patrons to get an inside look at both the original 1928 Jones Library building and its 1990s addition, before work commences on an expansion and renovation project at the 43 Amity St. site this spring, are taking...


Postmarking history: Leverett kicks off 250th anniversary celebration
03-14-2024 3:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

At one time, the U.S. post office in town center doubled as a general store, a place where adults picked up and sent their mail or filled their gas tanks and children could choose from a wide variety of penny candy on their way to and from elementary...


Designer picked for geothermal project at Hopkins Academy
03-14-2024 3:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A designer will soon be on board to oversee a project that could bring a geothermal heating and cooling system to Hopkins Academy, reducing the use of fossil fuels in the 70-year-old school building.The School Committee at its Feb. 26 meeting...


Hadley will continue to collect inspection fees for events at Young Men’s Club
03-14-2024 3:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — The town will continue to collect municipal fees associated with inspections for concerts and events drawing in excess of 1,000 people at the Young Men’s Club, with Select Board members saying the town can’t subsidize events at a private club...


Phelps House fixes, Town Hall repair plan in line for $190K in Hadley CPA funds
03-14-2024 3:02 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Community Preservation Act money for an initial phase of fixing up an early 19th-century farmhouse at the Porter Phelps Huntington Museum and hiring an architect to evaluate and prepare the 1840 Town Hall for renovations is being recommended...

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