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Millers Falls woman catches record-breaking catfish on Connecticut River
08-29-2023 2:31 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

HOLYOKE — While the term “catfish” has come to refer to deceptively portraying oneself online to manipulate others, know that you’re not being catfished here — the jaw-dropping images you’re about to see are real.Millers Falls resident Brandy...


GCC readies for new students with launch of free community college program
08-25-2023 4:31 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACHand CHRIS LARABEE

More than 1,300 students age 25 and older attend Holyoke Community College, where the Itsy Bitsy child watch center, the Homestead Market and the Adult Learning Center are among the offerings aimed at improving their educational careers.With thousands...


‘A time for renewal’: At Holyoke groundbreaking, veterans look to future with new $483M home
08-14-2023 6:17 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HOLYOKE — Dennis Thresher, an Air Force veteran who served the United States from 1950 to 1954, was at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke when he contracted COVID-19 in 2020, was hospitalized with the illness four times and died from pneumonia in January...


Mass Humanities awards $160K to Pioneer Valley cultural organizations
07-28-2023 3:24 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Mass Humanities has awarded more than $160,000 to five cultural organizations in the Pioneer Valley to help them sustain or increase their staffing, with the larger goal being to help those groups “create, restore and grow humanities programs.” The...


Hampshire County’s four colleges add $1.5B to state economy yearly
07-16-2023 6:28 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

The four private colleges in Hampshire County generate an annual economic impact of more than $1.5 billion to the Massachusetts economy, including more than 8,000 jobs, according to a report from the Association of Independent Colleges and...


Judge keeps $50K bail for Holyoke man facing gun, drug charges
07-13-2023 5:44 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — A Franklin County Superior Court judge on Thursday declined to adjust the bail of one of the Holyoke men facing drug and gun charges after allegedly leading police on a vehicle chase and foot pursuit in January 2022.Judge David Hodge...


My Turn: Time to fully repeal Comstock’s odious Act 
06-29-2023 5:05 PM

By KERRY DUMBAUGH

Having just passed the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision to restrict abortion access, it is worth considering Anthony Comstock’s terrible legacy of doing more to restrict American women’s reproductive rights than anyone...


At town hall, Sen. Warren says democracy is on the line in 2024
06-26-2023 2:55 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

HOLYOKE — Speaking to a small crowd of supporters, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren lambasted the U.S. Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade last year, saying the court had been taken over by “extremists” who threatened to curtail further liberties...


Western Mass. housing advocates measure challenges at gathering
05-15-2023 3:11 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HOLYOKE — Twice facing the trauma of eviction and once making a vehicle home for herself and her four children, as well as living inside a mold-filled apartment, Shaundell Diaz of Springfield brings firsthand knowledge of homelessness.Now the...


COVID vaccine mandate ending at UMass as state stands down from emergency 
05-07-2023 1:24 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A mandate for students, faculty and staff at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is ending.“Effective July 1, 2023, the university will no longer require faculty, staff and students to receive a COVID-19...


SJC ruling may revive case against former Soldiers’ Home leaders in Holyoke
04-27-2023 12:38 PM

By CHRIS LISINSKI

BOSTON — Criminal proceedings can proceed against two former Holyoke Soldiers’ Home officials accused of negligence that led to the deaths of dozens of veterans early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday.In a 5-2 decision...


GCC, other colleges to drop vax requirement after spring semester
03-07-2023 7:02 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — A year and half after the mandate first went into place, all Massachusetts community colleges, including those in Greenfield and Holyoke, will no longer require COVID-19 vaccines for enrollment.The mandate, which went into effect in...


Report finds fewer students heading to college; politicians call for more investment
02-12-2023 3:23 PM

By SYDNEY KO

BOSTON — The number of students choosing to attend post-secondary education in Massachusetts has dropped significantly, a trend that started nearly a decade ago and has only been exacerbated during the pandemic.“The pandemic’s impact and the rising...


Listening with his camera: The late photographer Don Hunstein captured a golden age of music 
03-11-2022 2:27 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

It’s arguably one of the most iconic album covers of all time, certainly in the folk and pop world: a young Bob Dylan, on the cusp of stardom, walks down a slushy street in Greenwich Village in New York City, hands in his pockets and shoulders hunched...


Police say no foul play suspected in death of New Salem fugitive
10-28-2020 4:06 PM

By MICHAEL CONNORS

HOLYOKE — Police do not suspect foul play in the death of Cory Taylor, 41, the fugitive with a part-time residence in New Salem whose body was found last week after he made bail at a local county jail in August and then disappeared.James Leydon,...


Drug fugitive Cory Taylor found dead in abandoned building in Holyoke
10-26-2020 5:55 AM

HOLYOKE — The body of Cory Taylor, the alleged marijuana trafficker with a part-time residence in New Salem, who has been a fugitive since he disappeared in August after making bail at a county jail, was discovered by police in a vacant building at...

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