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A Look Back: Nov. 24
11-24-2023 6:00 AM

50 Years Ago ■A slightly used Model T Ford, built two years ago by students in the metal and wood shops of the industrial arts department at Northampton High School, was recently put out to bid and the high bidder, according to high school principal...


‘History in the making’: Raising of historic Buckland barn underway after restoration
11-23-2023 2:50 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

BUCKLAND — Piece by piece, the historic Wilder Homestead on Route 112 is taking shape again. Residents gathered on Tuesday to celebrate the post-restoration assembly for the circa 1798 barn they claim is one the most unique in New England. Assembly is...


Greenfield business owner, vendor appear on ‘Pawn Stars Do America’
11-22-2023 1:53 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — If you watched last week’s episode of the reality TV show “Pawn Stars Do America,” you may have recognized a Greenfield business owner.Skye Wellington, who opened Innovintage Place five years ago, traveled to The Endicott Estate in Dedham...


Local residents recall JFK assassination 60 years on
11-21-2023 2:04 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Riding the commuter rail home to Haverhill from Boston in the early afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963, David Lewis couldn’t help but notice all the American flags he passed had been lowered to half-staff. This was peculiar, he recalled, “because they weren’t...


Photobook showcasing Indigenous history subject of Sunderland Public Library talk
11-20-2023 11:08 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SUNDERLAND — Residents are invited to the Sunderland Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 21, for a presentation and discussion about a locally produced photobook.The library is hosting photographer Sandra Matthews and Nolumbeka Project President David...


Greenfield looks to update historical inventory
11-14-2023 5:54 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Brian Knight Research, a Vermont-based historic preservation consultant, has been tapped to undertake the task of updating and adding to Greenfield’s historical inventories.“Having this information is very useful to the city in...


After Charlemont Indigenous statue’s removal, historian speaks to learning from roadside attractions
10-22-2023 11:32 AM

By BELLA LEVAVI

CHARLEMONT — If we take down monuments and there is no physical record of their having existed, would we forget about the past? How can we use historical objects to see how we came to that juncture in time and to inform where we need to go in the...


Info session to share project details as search for Great Falls Massacre artifacts continues
10-20-2023 7:26 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

GREENFIELD — As the archaeological search for artifacts from the Great Falls Massacre continues, landowners and interested residents are being invited to a question and answer session to learn more about the ongoing work.The meeting, hosted by the...


Third annual Shelburne event boosts awareness of Indigenous history, culture
10-16-2023 2:39 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

SHELBURNE FALLS — Despite some unforeseen circumstances casting a shadow on the event, art, music and food highlighted the beauty of Indigenous culture during the Shelburne Historical Society’s third annual Indigenous Peoples Celebration on...


Eastern European Heritage Festival helps residents connect with roots, preserve traditions
10-15-2023 1:19 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

DEERFIELD — Residents connected with their roots through dancing, food, vendors and cultural heritage societies as part of the Eastern European Heritage Festival over the weekend.The event was held at the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA)...


‘Momentous Mondays’ social media campaign highlights Greenfield’s landmarks
10-13-2023 10:39 AM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Maybe you’ve walked past the statue in front of the Leavitt-Hovey House on Main Street and not known who it depicted, or what exactly the soldier’s significance was to the area.Or maybe you’ve brought visitors to Poet’s Seat Tower, but...


Museums to host event retracing old trolley route from Hatfield to Greenfield
10-11-2023 2:44 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HATFIELD — A century ago, and many years before Interstate 91 was constructed, Hatfield was connected to neighboring and nearby Franklin County communities Whately, Deerfield and Greenfield via a trolley route.On Saturday, the public is invited to...


40 years of calling residents to worship in Warwick
10-06-2023 10:13 AM

By TOM ZINITI

Not far from the town common on Athol Road in Warwick, you’ll come across the Trinitarian Congregational Church. The building looks more like a house than a church. There is no steeple. Look left, though, and you will see a tower made of four 40-foot...


Eastern European Heritage Festival returns for Deerfield’s 350th anniversary
10-06-2023 10:02 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

For years, the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA) held a series of festivals celebrating the town’s rich eastern European heritage, but the 2008 Great Recession’s financial challenges forced them to put it on hold.Now, 15 years later, PVMA...


Virginia man pushes preservation of Greenfield general’s Civil War monument
09-26-2023 4:15 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — A Virginia man has made it his mission to preserve in perpetuity a modest monument dedicated in his town to Lt. Col. Russell Hastings, a Greenfield native who was severely wounded in 1864 during the Third Battle of Winchester in the...


Sunderland Public Library hosting talk on slavery in Connecticut River Valley
09-25-2023 2:48 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SUNDERLAND — As the Sunderland Public Library continues its series exploring social justice, it is hosting a free presentation Wednesday evening on the presence and role of slavery in the valley and across New England.The library is welcoming...


Archaeologists to search for Great Falls Massacre artifacts in Greenfield
09-17-2023 11:20 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

GREENFIELD — Archaeologists will ask the permission of “a couple hundred” property owners to collect 17th-century artifacts along the final stretch of the Great Falls Massacre’s colonial retreat route within the next two weeks, according to the...


Local reenactors bring history to life
09-15-2023 10:40 AM

By CAROLE GARIEPY

Betty, an 1812 pirate, and her husband Mike, a confederate soldier, participate in reenactments that bring history to life.First, let’s learn about Betty the pirate. She’s a special education teacher with a passion for history who decided to expand...


Grant funds Massachusetts Peace Statue conservation in Orange
09-12-2023 6:26 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — The Massachusetts Peace Statue in the center of Memorial Park is getting some work done, thanks to a matching state grant paying for its professional conservation.Also known by the words engraved on its bronze plaque, “It Shall Not Be Again,”...


Civil War, World War I munitions detonated following discovery at Deerfield museum
09-12-2023 3:59 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — What began as a search to find an item to supplement an exhibit at the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA) turned into something potentially dangerous on Monday.While looking for an architectural piece related to an old doorway...

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