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232-unit housing proposal runs into deep reservations in Hadley
03-23-2023 7:27 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A project to bring a large-scale apartment complex of two-story cottages and three-story townhomes to a 45-acre parcel situated between North Maple Street and Rocky Hill Road will likely run into resistance from residents if municipal...


Hadley Planning Board backs motel conversion to affordable housing with conditions
03-16-2023 7:25 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — The Planning Board is supporting conversion of a Route 9 hotel into affordable housing for up to 63 individuals, though its recommendation asks that preference be given to both current residents and senior citizens, should the project move...


Hadley CPA panel delays vote on $1.24M plan for Russell School building
03-16-2023 7:25 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A comprehensive study that will detail the future use for the vacant Russell School building and the likely costs for its full-scale renovation will be completed before voters are asked to spend Community Preservation Act money on its...


Diversity on the docket for Hadley schools: Equity dashboard project gauges how district is faring
03-16-2023 7:25 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Reducing disparities in education in the town’s public schools, based on factors such as race, ethnicity and special needs, is an ongoing objective for school leaders, who are compiling data that looks to assess the district’s existing...


Hadley residents prep for cleanup day
03-16-2023 7:25 PM

HADLEY — Volunteers will remove trash and debris from the edge of streets, along trails and near rivers, streams and ponds on Saturday as part of the third annual cleanup day.The Hadley Climate Change Committee is sponsoring the event, with people...


As food trucks grow in popularity, Hadley planners see need for regulation
03-16-2023 7:22 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — At an ice cream stand situated at the edge of farm fields, in proximity to the shopping malls and the Norwottuck Rail Trail, bands play acoustic music most weekends during the spring, summer and fall, often accompanied by a food truck...


Guest columnist D. Dina Friedman: Let them wear tutus
03-13-2023 8:33 PM

By D. DINA FRIEDMAN

When I was 7 and my brother was 4, we were playing in my room. My ballerina tutu was on the floor, and my brother put it on. He pranced out to show my mother, a big grin on his face. “How do I look in a dress?”My mother’s face went to red quicker...


Hadley Media launches survey in advance of cable renewal
03-08-2023 6:38 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A once-a-decade cable renewal process is getting underway with a community survey being put together by Hadley Media.Hadley Media Director Alex LaMarche on Tuesday announced that residents’ input on the Charter Spectrum service is being...


Man, cats removed from Hadley home with no heat, running water
03-08-2023 6:27 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — More than a dozen cats are being removed and relocated to area animal shelters after living in a Hadley home with no electricity, heat or running water.The owner of the home at 64 North Maple St., Ronald Nester, has also moved to an area...


Hadley’s proposed $20.48M budget would add 2 firefighters, police officer
03-02-2023 9:18 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Two firefighter/EMTs, a full-time police officer and staff support for various municipal committees and town offices are among new positions included in the $20.48 million fiscal 2024 budget proposed by Town Administrator Carolyn Brennan.The...


Hadley planning meeting gets testy over affordable housing payment
03-02-2023 9:18 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A $66,000 contribution to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund is being made by the developer of a housing subdivision in North Hadley, even though his attorney contends that the town’s system of extracting such payments in exchange for...


Hadley town administrator gets high marks in first performance review
03-02-2023 9:15 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Town Administrator Carolyn Brennan is receiving high grades from Select Board members and municipal employees for her work ethic and respect for her colleagues in the first comprehensive performance review since she was hired in late summer...


Affordable housing plans for EconoLodge divisive
03-02-2023 9:07 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A proposal to turn a Route 9 hotel into housing for up to 63 low- and moderate-income individuals is receiving both support and skepticism from residents and municipal officials as Valley Community Development begins the permitting process...


CPA Committee in Hadley considering $1.24M request to stabilize Russell School
02-23-2023 8:56 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A nearly $1.24 million request to stabilize the former Russell School and prevent continued deterioration of the 1894 building is among four projects seeking Community Preservation Act money this spring.The CPA Committee is reviewing...


Book exchange adds appeal to Hadley transfer station
02-16-2023 9:15 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Many transfer stations around the region have become more than just places to bring household trash, recyclables and compost, becoming part of the fabric of the community with take-it-or-leave-it facilities and book sheds.Hadley’s transfer...


Mount Holyoke names Danielle Ren Holley as its new president
02-16-2023 9:14 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

SOUTH HADLEY — Danielle Ren Holley, a legal educator and social justice scholar, will become the 20th president of Mount Holyoke College on July 1, becoming the first Black woman to serve as a permanent president in the college’s 186-year history.In...


Guest columnist Jeff Lee: Amherst and Hadley far apart in property tax burden
02-16-2023 8:38 PM

By JEFF LEE

The state Division of Local Services (DLS) maintains a wealth of economic data on Massachusetts cities and towns. In particular, the DLS tracks the average value of a single-family home in each community, and the average annual property tax levied on...


Fees going up for many townwide services in Hadley
02-08-2023 7:39 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Fee increases and changes in how costs for town services are calculated are being made for inspections at homes, restaurants and other businesses, while the cost of certain permits and the fees for some recreational programs are also...


Kestrel Land Trust proposes new loop trail in Hadley
02-01-2023 9:06 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A new loop trail overlooking the historic Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum property that will allow walkers to take in a view of the farm fields along the Connecticut River is being proposed by Kestrel Land Trust for its Dyer Conservation...


Part of the family: Some 250 rescued animals now live at Cloa’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, which has nally found a permanent home after 8 moves in 9 years
02-01-2023 8:47 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

Bringing a van filled with hay to feed some of the more than 250 animals living in the sanctuary, Patrick Veistroffer is joined by Mini, a Jacob sheep, who hops inside.As Veistroffer exits the vehicle to disperse the hay, and make sure other food is...

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