Management role: Forestry experts explain efforts to bolster forest health, climate resilience

02-22-2024 12:09 PM

With the state dealing with catastrophic consequences of climate change, the debate around forest management continues to make headlines as Massachusetts policymakers discuss the best way to maximize carbon sequestration in forests.Trees and other...


Hillside Pizza has record-breaking year in sales, despite closing Hadley location

02-22-2024 11:47 AM

The return of the Super Bowl marked a record-breaking year in sales and fundraising efforts for Hillside Pizza, despite closing the doors at its 15-year-old Hadley location.With employee shortages and rising supply costs, many restaurants have...


Sports


Class C semis: Top-seeded Lenox locks down Franklin Tech, 51-36
02-21-2024 9:53 PM

LENOX — On Wednesday night, top-seeded Lenox took one step closer to redemption, jumping out to an early 13-point lead, en route to a 51-36 victory over No. 4 Franklin Tech in a PVIAC Western Massachusetts Class C semifinal.One year after losing in...

Opinion


My Turn: The root causes of Middle East war
02-21-2024 9:35 PM

 No one has explained why young GIs were sleeping in a Jordan desert when harm came to them. Those generals who appear on TV are only up to speed about attacks, counterattacks, counter-counterattacks and so on. The military has to justify its...

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Arts & Life


Sounds Local: Watermelon Wednesdays celebrates 25 years of acoustic music series: Plus, Iron Horse announces initial lineup
02-21-2024 2:05 PM

Watermelon Wednesdays, the acoustic music series that presents concerts and workshops at the historic West Whately Chapel and the Whately Town Hall, will celebrate its 25th year in 2024. Paul Newlin of Whately, a devout music fan, heads up the series,...

Obituaries

Obit photo for Francis J. St. Germain Jr. Francis J. St. Germain Jr.

Francis J. St. Germain, Jr. Turners Falls, MA - Francis J. St. Germain, Jr., 95, of Millers Falls Road died Saturday 2/3/24 at home. He was born in Montague on January 30, 1929, the son of F... remainder of obit for Francis J. St. Germain Jr.

Obit photo for Joan Esther Gabriel Joan Esther Gabriel

Bothell, WA - Our dear mother, Joan Esther Gabriel, passed away peacefully at home in Bothell, WA surrounded by family on January 27, 2024 at the age of 85 years old. She was born in Quincy... remainder of obit for Joan Esther Gabriel

Obit photo for Barbara Jean Rodgers Barbara Jean Rodgers

Barbara Jean (Thompson) Rodgers Haverhill/Turners Falls,, MA - Barbara Jean (Thompson) Rodgers, aged 76, died on February 18, 2024. Barbara, affectionately known as "Barb" to her friends and... remainder of obit for Barbara Jean Rodgers

Obit photo for Nina Leone Nina Leone

Shelburne, MA - Nina Leone February 15, 1920-February 17, 2024 Nina Leone, 104, passed away two days after her birthday with her daughter Maria by her side, during a visit from her gra... remainder of obit for Nina Leone

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