The Big E: New England history comes alive on Storrowton Day
The historic square of 18th- and 19th-century buildings gets a bit more traffic on Storrowton Day, held Sunday. On top of the usual cooking and craft-making demonstrations the village has become known for year-round, kids were called to the open green for hoop and sack races.
Westfield family honors memory of son
The Kareta family of Westfield Sunday honored the memory of their son Joe. He was killed in a hit-and-run accident in South Hadley in August of 2010.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
South Hadley welcomes new library
Today they cut the ribbon, marking the grand opening of their new library. It's an 8-million dollar building with more than 20,000 square feet; plenty of room for not just books, but computers and digital media as well.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Crumbling Plaster Forces Early Dismissal at Hadley
Students and staff were dismissed early on Friday at Hadley Elementary School because of crumbling plaster that possibly contained asbestos, according to Superintendent Pamela Angelakis. In a tweet at about 2 p.m., Angelakis said: "Today I was informed of crumbling plaster possibly containing asbestos at Hadley.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Women's colleges address transgender applicants
Women's colleges are revisiting policies around enrolling transgender students as institutions of higher learning — single-sex, coed and those with religious affiliations — demonstrate varying degrees of acceptance for changing norms. Mills College in Oakland, California, recently became the first U.S. women's college to declare it would accept undergraduate applications from "self-identified women" and people "assigned female at birth who do not fit into the gender binary," effective the semester that starts January 2015.
Editorial: Drinking and illegal drug use must stop on college campuses
"This is a college town and alcohol is the fuel for almost everything on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, especially for the dozens of rental properties which house multiple students," Hadley Police Officer Mitch Kuc posted on the department's Facebook page. Hadley officers were conducting alcohol-enforcement details at local liquor stores this past weekend when they seized the keg and nine bottles of hard liquor, Conor Berry of The Republican reported.
Women's Colleges Mull Transgender Applicants
The Women's College Coalition says many of the 47 women's colleges in the US and Canada will one day allow transgender students. Mills College in Oakland, California, recently became the first women's college to allow applications from "self-identified women" and people "assigned female at birth who do not fit into the gender binary," starting from January next year.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Worcester doctora s ebola infection hits close to home
The 3rd American missionary infected with ebola lived and worked just down the Mass Pike in Worcester. Massachusetts-based family physician Dr. Rick Sacra knew the risks when he returned to Liberia about a month ago.
All-Women's Mount Holyoke College Changes Policy To Welcome Transgender Students
As students cheered and whooped, the president of the all-women's Mount Holyoke College announced this week that the university has officially changed its admission policy to formally allow transgender and genderqueer individuals to enroll in the school.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Northampton ghost tour is a spooky ride
NORTHAMPTON - Kirkland Avenue is a spooky street with a strange history and filthy puddles.
Did a funnel cloud make an appearance over Hadley and Amherst Tuesday afternoon?
HADLEY - A storm that passed through town between 2:15 and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday produced an ominous cloud captured in a photo posted to the police department's Facebook page : Police chief Damion Shanley said his department did not receive any reports of damage in connection with the storm.
Couple seals wedding vows with forest leaps in Shutesbury
With the help of a harness and tether, Corinne Shaw, above, completes her wedding ceremony by jumping into the waiting arms of her betrothed, Sarah "Charlie" Fahey, from a 35-foot-tall tree stripped bare at the Morse Hill Outdoor Education Center in Shutesbury on Sunday.
Fleming Museum of Art opens 'Kara Walker: Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)'
Kara Elizabeth Walker , Alabama Loyalists Greeting the Federal Gun-Boats, from the series Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War , 2005.
Holiday Hours: Labor Day
Labor Day is being celebrated Monday, Sept. 1. Memorial Day was established as a federal holiday in 1971 by Congress and is held on the first Monday of September.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Wine bottle sales slated at Forest Park farmers market in Springfied under first-ever city license
The Farmers' Market at Forest Park has added a new feature - the sale of wine from a regional winery -- as approved recently by the state and the Springfield License Commission.
Explore Buttery Brook Park
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. Buttery Brook Park is a wonderful natural resource nestled in the old Buttery Brook watershed.We went there and chatted with Bruce Forcier, from the board of directors, about the park.
Retired Greenfield High School music teacher Paul J. Calcari making...
The chorus formed after "we packed the auditorium at the high school" for his last school spring concert that drew alumni to participate in what was his retirement concert, said Kate E. Seaman, one of Calcari's former students who now is administrative director and emcee for the community chorus.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Banh Mi Saigon opens its doors in Northampton 'in a much better place'
Mung Pham and Chuong Son met in Vietnam, and were married in America. Now the two run Banh Mi Saigon restaurant at 181 Main St., Northampton.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
County gets 1 applicant for marijuana dispensary
On Friday, four nonprofits submitted applications to run dispensaries in the seven counties without a dispensary applicant.