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Override vote coming in Hadley for ladder truck, school locker rooms
12-09-2023 1:19 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Renovations to the girls and boys locker rooms at Hopkins Academy and purchase of a new ladder truck for the Hadley Fire Department are subject to a Proposition 2½ debt exclusion override vote scheduled for Dec. 12.The projects, worth $3.1...


Hadley lands new Senior Center director from Monson department
12-09-2023 1:19 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A Connecticut resident who has worked with senior citizens at the Monson Senior Center for the past nine years is the new director of the Hadley Senior Center and Council on Aging.Nichelle “Niki” Liquori of Suffield, who will begin her tenure...


Amherst, South Hadley land grants to study green infrastructure
12-09-2023 1:18 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Amherst and South Hadley are among six Massachusetts communities receiving technical assistance from the federal Environmental Protection Agency to improve stormwater management and advance environmental justice in the face of Earth’s...


Amherst Farmer’s Market to launch Winter Market at Hadley nursery
12-09-2023 1:10 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Since 1971, Amherst Farmers Market vendors set up each Saturday through spring and summer and into the fall on the Town Common, with the weekly event ending just before Thanksgiving for an annual winter dormancy.For the first time, beginning...


Hadley’s Celebration of Lights will ring in season
11-22-2023 6:11 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — After celebrations for the 350th anniversary of Hopkins Academy in 2014 were complete, the committee formed to mark the occasion used its remaining $14,000 to seed the creation of the Edward Hopkins Educational Foundation.Almost a decade...


Hadley property taxes to rise slightly next year
11-22-2023 6:11 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — The owners of an average single-family home in Hadley will see property taxes go up by less than $200 next year, the result of a rebound in the town’s commercial tax base and being a year removed from a return to having a single tax rate for...


Nancy Craker-Yahman: A warm welcome makes it easier for newcomers
11-22-2023 6:07 PM

I was pleased to read the recent article about Hadley officials making new arrivals feel welcome [“State picks motel for homeless shelter” Gazette, Oct. 25]. As an educator, teacher mentor, and published writer for educational magazines, I was...


Hadley to prohibit parking on North Street near popular dike
11-22-2023 6:00 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Parking will be prohibited along North Lane near the Alexandra Dawson Conservation Area, a place from which many people embark on walks along the Connecticut River dike, as concerns grow about parked vehicles impacting the condition of nearby...


Hadley Planning Board: Proposed ‘smart-growth’ district is too large
09-14-2023 11:13 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A map showing an expansive smart-growth zoning and housing production district along Route 9 and North and South Maple streets should be scaled back before residents vote on the concept at Town Meeting, according to town planners.At a...


Hadley tail trail work shuts popular commute route for cyclists
09-14-2023 11:10 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Daily commutes from Amherst to Northampton on the Norwottuck Rail Trail have become a bit more difficult this week for bicyclists like Michael Ireland of Amherst, who initially found the closure of a section of the path behind the Mountain...


Hopkins fields project enters next phase
09-06-2023 7:55 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Another phase in the project to improve the playing fields at Hopkins Academy is underway, with some adjustments being made to the plans to ensure the renovated softball and baseball fields will be ready for use next spring.The School...


Rail trail tunnel in Hadley to close for a month for road work
09-06-2023 7:55 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A tunnel that brings the Norwottuck Rail Trail below Route 9, just west of Pulse Cafe and Gardener’s Supply Co., will be closed starting Tuesday, forcing bicyclists and pedestrians to use alternate routes for the next month.Along with...


Hadley Housing Authority renews management contract with Amherst
09-06-2023 7:55 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Hadley’s Housing Authority Board of Commissioners is renewing its contract with Amherst for another three years, though a 60-day opt-out is providing an opportunity for the elected commission to pursue a different direction.The board recently...


Owner who abandoned dog in Hadley to face charge
08-31-2023 6:13 PM

HADLEY — A dog wearing a pink collar but no tags, and having been sprayed by a skunk, was found abandoned in the area of Knightly Road on July 1.Following an extensive investigation by Hadley Police, the dog’s owner has been identified and will be...


Hadley planners wary of proposed 232-unit complex near UMass
08-25-2023 7:25 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Despite showing interest in participating in a state program to allow denser residential development in certain areas of Hadley, Planning Board members appear less inclined to pursue such a zoning change for a 232-unit, multi-family apartment...


ARHS grad’s film shot in region to make debut
08-25-2023 7:19 PM

By Scott Merzbach

AMHERST — Playwright Annie Baker’s feature film directorial debut, featuring location shoots in Amherst, Hadley and Leverett in summer 2022, will be shown at the 61st annual New York City Film Festival this fall.The festival, running from Sept. 29 to...


Surprise siblings: Barstow’s Longview Farm cow has rare triplet calves, all who survived birth
08-16-2023 2:36 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Each weighing just 35 pounds or less at birth, but getting bigger each day, Nichelino, Naples and Novara are among the newest heifer calves at Barstow’s Longview Farm.While numerous calves are being raised in the calf barn at the dairy...


Hadley will officially join Green Communities program at Tuesday ceremony
08-14-2023 7:32 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Energy use and greenhouse gases emitted from town and school buildings will be cut through various improvements and initiatives that will be covered by grants from the state’s Green Communities Program.On Tuesday, Hadley officially became the...


Guest columnists Courtney Meyer, Carolyn Holstein, Emma Dragon and Dan Regish: Let’s save Russell School 
08-02-2023 6:52 PM

By COURTNEY MEYER,CAROLYN HOLSTEIN,EMMA DRAGON and DAN REGISH

The future of Hadley’s iconic Russell School building is at stake. Will the town invest in this historic building? Residents resoundingly push for yes.This one-of-a-kind 1894 Italianate structure functioned as Hopkins Academy from 1894 to 1909 and...


Children’s librarian leaving with thanks to Hadley, stellar memories
08-02-2023 6:09 PM

By LUNA GREENWOOD

As someone who has lived all over the world, I can tell you with some authority that Hadley is truly a gem of a community. The last dozen years as the children’s librarian in Hadley have been the best years of my life. It has been a privilege and a...

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