UMass will reportedly join the Mid-American Conference (MAC) in all sports in 2025-26

02-26-2024 3:30 PM

According to multiple sources, the University of Massachusetts is set to join the Mid-American Conference (MAC) for an all-sports move beginning in the 2025-26 academic year.The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach and ESPN’s Pete Thamel were among those to...


South Hadley town administrator proposes merging three departments

02-22-2024 5:42 PM

SOUTH HADLEY — The town’s recreation and veterans services departments and the Council on Aging will merge under a new human services department in fiscal year 2025 to maximize impact of social and mental health services within new budget...


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MIAA tourneys: Isiah James provides spark as South Hadley runs away from South Lancester in Div. 4 prelim
02-26-2024 9:20 PM

SOUTH HADLEY — Coming out of the halftime break with a nine-point lead, the South Hadley boys basketball team dug deep on the defensive end.Its full-court press hadn’t worked as well as head coach Chris Gerber had hoped through 16 minutes, but he...

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Jon Huer
Guest columnist Jon Huer: When giving is only false charity
02-26-2024 6:16 PM

During the holidays, we hear much about giving. A strange thing about giving: We commoners simply “give,” but if a rich man does, it’s called “philanthropy,” literally “love of humanity.” It sounds noble and mysterious, but what really is...

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UMass basketball: After disappointing loss, Minutemen head to George Washington in need of a win
02-26-2024 5:06 PM

Saturday was one of the those games that the UMass men’s basketball team had to win – regardless of by how much or how pretty it looked.The biggest Mullins Center crowd (7,016) since 2015 was on hand as were a ton of alumni sitting courtside. The...

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WILLIAMSBURG, MA - Gary Niswonger died February 18, 2024, at home amongst his family. Born to Lewis Harmon Niswonger and Irma Virginia Pike Niswonger at home in Guilford, Ohio, in 1941,... remainder of obit for Gary Niswonger

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Candace Anne (Boggs) Drimmer NORTHAMPTON, MA - Candace Anne Drimmer née Boggs, was born in Princeton, New Jersey on December 21st, 1949. The youngest of three children, Candace moved to Hous... remainder of obit for Candace Anne Drimmer

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Turners Falls, MA - It is with great sadness that the family and friends of Anne Elizabeth Hollis Stuart are sharing the news of her passing on February 6, 2024. Anne was born in Raleig... remainder of obit for Anne Elizabeth Hollis Stuart

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South Deerfield, MA - R. Jean Powers, 94, of Hatfield, MA and a former long-time resident of South Deerfield passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024, following a period of failing health. ... remainder of obit for R. Jean Powers

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