Fearful Belchertown residents blame stray bullets on nearby gun club, appeal to town for help

04-18-2024 3:19 PM

BELCHERTOWN — Jake Hulseberg won’t let his children play on the swing set he built them in their backyard on Mountain View Drive because of bullets that shattered glass doors on two houses on the street.Instead, Hulseberg keeps his kids in the front...

Quabbin region studied for MWRA expansion

04-18-2024 9:58 AM

As House Democrats eye the expansion of its public drinking water service area, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is considering whether the communities where that water comes from should finally get to reap the benefits of the...


Boys lacrosse: Landon Andre, Nico St. George help Belchertown hold off Amherst 11-9 (PHOTOS)
04-18-2024 5:25 PM

BELCHERTOWN — After a quick 3-1 flurry from the Amherst boys lacrosse team erased Belchertown’s three-goal lead, the Orioles clung to a 9-8 advantage early in the fourth quarter on Thursday afternoon.Somebody had to step up for Belchertown to put a...


Bridget Miller: Why walkability is the pathway to a healthy Amherst community
04-18-2024 5:26 PM

Picture a quiet rural town where the charm of winding roads and open spaces should invite pleasant walks and friendly encounters. Yet, instead of a stroll, residents navigate treacherous paths and dodge traffic on roads devoid of sidewalks or safe...

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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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Earth Matters: From Big Sits to Birdathons: Birding competitions far and near
04-18-2024 1:46 PM

A few months ago, headlines flared that Peter Kaestner had seen his 10,000th bird species. This could have been anticlimactic, as Kaestner has been renowned for years among birders for traveling worldwide and seeing more species than anyone.However,...


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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