New HCC president reflects on journey: Timmons sees his own struggles and arc in students’ paths

04-19-2024 4:43 PM

HOLYOKE — George Timmons knows just how much a difference a college president can make in a student’s life.As a senior at Norfolk State University, a historically black university in Virginia, Timmons faced the possibility of not being able to...

Boards balk at limiting use of Hadley Town Common

04-19-2024 2:06 PM

HADLEY — Significant work and time for municipal staff associated with preparing for New England Public Media’s annual Asparagus Festival is prompting Hadley officials to examine whether fees should be increased and other adjustments made to how...


Southampton’s Hannah Wodecki breaks Westfield State softball’s single season RBI record
04-19-2024 3:22 PM

WESTFIELD — As cliche as it sounds, records are truly made to be broken.And Westfield State sophomore Hannah Wodecki didn’t just break an Owls softball record, she’s going to shatter it when all is said and done.With still 10 regular season games...


Taylor Guss: Northampton's zoning should align with its climate goals
04-19-2024 1:45 PM

Humanity is currently facing the crisis of a generation with climate change. We exceeded 1.3 degrees Celsius of warming in 2023, just shy of 1.5 degrees, the threshold scientists warn could have catastrophic consequences for the planet. Northampton...

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Petition to block auto dealership on King Street falters in Northampton
04-17-2024 3:35 PM

NORTHAMPTON — A joint meeting between the Northampton City Council’s Committee on Legislative Matters and the city’s Planning Board heard public comments on a petition to ban further automobile dealerships near the city’s downtown, an issue that...


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Hitting the ceramic circuit: Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail turns 20 years old, April 27-28
04-19-2024 11:32 AM

A lot can change in 20 years: Presidents and other politicians come and go, new cultural fads and technologies emerge, clothing styles morph, and music and movies take on different dimensions.In these parts, one tradition hasn’t changed. Since 2005,...


Obit photo for Garry Tudryn Garry Tudryn

[IMAGE]GARRY TUDRYN HATFIELD, MA - Garry Morrison Tudryn, 67 of West Street in Hatfield, passed away April 13, 2024 at the Care One Nursing and Rehab Center in Northampton. Born in Northampt... remainder of obit for Garry Tudryn

Obit photo for Jacques Ben Abbes Jacques Ben Abbes

HADLEY, MA - Jacques Ben Abbes, leaves his wife, Ngoc Anh Tran. Children; Vincent Tran (Nhu Nguyen) and Jacqueline Ben Abbes (Victor Loye) Grandchildren, Benjamin and Scott Tran. CALLIN... remainder of obit for Jacques Ben Abbes

Obit photo for Geraldine Packard Geraldine Packard

Northampton, MA - Geraldine Packard, 87, passed away at her home in Northampton on April 13, 2024. Born to Curtis and Mildred (Smith) Chase on September 23, 1936 in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire... remainder of obit for Geraldine Packard

Obit photo for Russell E. Lent Sr. Russell E. Lent Sr.

[IMAGE]Russell E. Lent, Sr. Easthampton, MA - Russell Eugene Lent, Sr. 89, longtime resident of Easthampton, passed away peacefully on Friday April 12, 2024, at his home. Born in Coshocton, ... remainder of obit for Russell E. Lent Sr.


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