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Sounds Local: Uncovering local music lore: Wendell Historical Society offers month-long ‘Valley Rockers’ history course this summer
05-29-2024 2:44 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

When it comes to our local music scene, the Pioneer Valley has a deep and rich history that covers just about every musical genre imaginable. If you are interested in diving into the area’s musical past and perhaps have a favorite artist you’d love to...

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Ex-superintendent, medical director of Holyoke Soldiers’ Home change pleas
03-26-2024 7:49 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Four years after reports of veterans’ deaths at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke began to grow in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the legal cases against the home’s former superintendent and medical director came to an end at a...


UMass basketball: First-half hole too big to overcome as Minutemen end season with 73-59 loss to VCU in Atlantic 10 quarterfinals
03-14-2024 7:29 PM

By GARRETT COTE

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Following his fourth 3-pointer of the second half, Rahsool Diggins helped cut the UMass men’s basketball team’s once 17-point deficit to six with 4 minutes, 24 seconds remaining in the game.The Minutemen earned a stop on the other end...


UMass basketball: Minutemen to meet VCU, first Atlantic 10 semifinal berth since 2013
03-13-2024 4:20 PM

By GARRETT COTE

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — During UMass men’s basketball head coach Frank Martin’s press conference on Tuesday morning, he consistently referenced one word that was vital for his team over the past week: rest.It’ll be eight days between when the Minutemen...


UMass basketball: Four Minutemen earn all-Atlantic 10 honors, including first team selections for Josh Cohen and Matt Cross
03-12-2024 5:49 PM

By GARRETT COTE

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Four UMass men’s basketball players picked up Atlantic 10 Conference regular season awards, the league announced on Tuesday morning before the start of the conference tournament.Matt Cross and Josh Cohen picked up First Team...


Exploring the timeline of events that ultimately led UMass to the MAC
03-07-2024 6:54 PM

CONNOR PIGNATELLO

AMHERST – Though UMass only officially announced its transition from the Atlantic 10 to the MAC at Thursday’s press conference, it’s a move that’s been in the works for months, if not years.UMass athletic director Ryan Bamford came into the job in...


UMass basketball: Shorthanded Minutemen survive, edge Fordham 66-64 to reach 20 wins
03-06-2024 11:04 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — There was a lot on the line heading into the UMass men’s basketball team’s matchup with Fordham on Wednesday night at the Mullins Center.The Minutemen were looking for their first 20-win season in 10 years, their first three-game conference...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen advance in Atlantic 10 tourney with 54-49 win over La Salle
03-06-2024 3:28 PM

By GARRETT COTE

The previous two times the UMass women’s basketball team played La Salle this season, the Minutewomen held late leads in the fourth quarter and watched them slip away en route to two heartbreaking conference defeats.But on Wednesday afternoon in...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen looking to end season strong at Atlantic 10 tourney
03-05-2024 5:21 PM

By GARRETT COTE

It’s been a complete turnaround from last season, and not the turnaround the UMass women’s basketball team had hoped for.It was going to be almost impossible to replicate the success the 2022-23 team had last winter (program record in wins, Atlantic...


UMass basketball: Minutemen look to get to 20 wins in regular season finale against Fordham
03-05-2024 5:13 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Only three scholarship players were set to return from last season’s UMass men’s basketball team. Just as fans did following each disappointing loss throughout the 2022-23 campaign, players filed for the exits following one final stinker in...


UMass basketball: Matt Cross, Daniel Hankins-Sanford make plays late as Minutemen win at Davidson for first time since 1998
03-02-2024 5:23 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Trailing by three points with under a minute to go, the UMass men’s basketball team turned to one player to carry them to a comeback victory.That would be Matt Cross, who nailed four consecutive free throws as part of his game-high 26 points to boost...


MIAA Div. 5 boys basketball: Brayden Thayer joins the 1,000 point club in Pioneer’s 65-37 Round of 32 win over Fenway (PHOTOS)
03-01-2024 9:45 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

NORTHFIELD — It’ll be a birthday Pioneer Valley Regional junior Brayden Thayer will never forget. It was going to take a big year offensively for Thayer to become the 20th player in Pioneer history to hit the 1,000 point mark. He entered the season...


UMass confirms move to the Mid-American Conference (MAC) as 13th member
02-29-2024 4:25 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — As of Thursday afternoon, it’s officially official.The UMass athletics department released a press release at 3:30 p.m. confirming its move to the Mid-American Conference (MAC) as a full member, as the baseball, men’s and women’s basketball,...


UMass women’s basketball snaps 15-game losing skid with victory over St. Bonaventure
02-28-2024 9:09 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — The streak is finally over.Following an abysmal stretch of 15 consecutive losses, the UMass women’s basketball team finally put an end to its skid with a 58-45 win over St. Bonaventure on Wednesday night at the Mullins Center. Kristin...


UMass basketball: Big first half gets Minutemen back in win column with victory over George Washington
02-27-2024 9:34 PM

The UMass men’s basketball team looked like a squad set on avenging its loss to St. Bonaventure over the weekend.Taking on George Washington at the Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, the Minutemen shot 53.1 percent from the field in...


Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette McGlade responds to UMass’ decision to leave the Atlantic 10: “This news does not alter the mission of the A-10”
02-27-2024 3:16 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — For nearly half a century, University of Massachusetts athletics have been an integral part of the Atlantic 10 Conference in a variety of sports – ranging from basketball, to lacrosse, to swimming and much more. The institution was one of...


UMass basketball: St. Bonaventure beats Minutemen at own game, scores 75-67 win in front of largest crowd of the season at Mullins Center
02-24-2024 7:34 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Throughout the season, it’s clear the UMass men’s basketball team has built its identity doing the dirty work. Following several conference matchups over the past month, most coaches took the time to say the Minutemen are the most resilient...


The team that went all the way: Turners Falls High School baseball won State Championship in 1942; next month they will be inducted into the Western Mass Baseball Hall of Fame
02-23-2024 2:01 PM

By RICHARD ANDERSEN

Imagine this. It’s 1942. Springtime. The country is in the first of months of a war that is already one of the deadliest catastrophes in world history. By the time it ends in 1945, 30 million people are no longer among the living.You’re 18 years old...


UMass basketball: Minutemen bounce back, roll to 74-52 victory over VCU
02-20-2024 10:26 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Anxious murmurs percolated throughout the Mullins Center crowd as a Roosevelt Wheeler layup cut VCU’s deficit to 48-38 – the closest it had been since 12-2 in the opening minutes – with exactly 14 minutes to go in regulation.The UMass...


CDC considers dropping 5-day COVID isolation rule as local hospitals bring back mask requirements
02-20-2024 5:52 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering loosening isolation requirements for people who test positive for COVID-19, meaning they would no longer have to stay at home for at least five days when infected with the virus.Under the...


UMass basketball: Red-hot VCU comes to Mullins Center on Tuesday
02-19-2024 5:40 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — The saying all season long for the UMass men’s basketball team is a simple one: Don’t let the highs be too high, and don’t let the lows be too low.After a disappointing loss to then last-place La Salle over the weekend, the Minutemen are...

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