Div. 5 softball: Turners Falls blanks Georgetown 5-0, captures MIAA-record 11th state championship in program history (PHOTOS)

06-15-2024 4:34 PM

AMHERST – For the 11th time in program history, a state softball championship trophy is heading back to Turners Falls High School. It didn’t take long for second-seeded Turners Falls to take command against No. 4 Georgetown in Saturday’s MIAA Division...


Celebrating ‘being out and being proud’: Attendees fill Greenfield for Franklin County Pride Parade and Festival

06-16-2024 3:12 PM

GREENFIELD — Smiling community members donning rainbow attire lined the sidewalks from Federal Street down Main Street and Miles Street to Energy Park on Saturday afternoon in celebration of the Franklin County Pride Parade and Festival.The level of...


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Shelburne Falls’ Kayla Lampe captures women’s division title at 63rd Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race
06-16-2024 2:48 PM

Kayla Lampe had quite the weekend, and stood atop the mountain – literally – on Saturday.The 31-year-old Shelburne Falls resident, a two-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier, made her Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race debut in the 63rd running...

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Janine Roberts at Crooked Run in Culpeper County, Virginia.
My Turn: Unraveling my white supremacist history
06-16-2024 8:19 PM

 There were rumors that my Roberts great-grandparents were enslavers in Culpeper County, Virginia. I began researching them before a 2023 southern road trip with a friend of 50 years, Delores Brown. Exploring Georgia, where she lived as a child with...

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Waterway Arts in Turners Falls aims to make art accessible
06-13-2024 12:34 PM

TURNERS FALLS — The trio behind Waterway Arts has transformed the former Buckingham Rabbits thrift store on Avenue A into a space where artists of all ages and abilities can showcase their work.To start, the art studio and store is showcasing the work...

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Speaking of Nature: Identifying an unusual critter: And an invitation to give it a name
06-17-2024 6:01 AM

I first saw this curious little animal on June 1. It was a beautiful day outside, but the cottonwood tree that grows next to my deck was in full seed-dispersal mode and sitting outside was not really an option. Imagine a snowstorm, but the flakes of...

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Greenfield, MA - It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of Jennifer Grace Jarvis, daughter of Patricia Jarvis (nee Hayward) and Mark Jarvis. She is survived by her mother Patricia, brother Matthew and many aunts, uncles and co... remainder of obit for Jennifer Grace Jarvis

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Oxford, MA - Anthony James "AJ" Congdon, 8, of Old Webster Road, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Boston Children's Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his parents, James "JJ" and Jamie (Gwosch) Congdon... remainder of obit for Aj Congdon

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Theresa "Dolly" May (Arial) Lucas Turners Falls, MA - Theresa Lucas passed away on June 11, 2024, at Baystate Medical Center surrounded by her children, after a brief illness. Born on July 3, 1929, to William W. and Hosanna A. (Girard) ... remainder of obit for Theresa May Lucas

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Ashfield, MA - Maryellen Cranston, 63, died on May 27, 2024 after battling Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) for many years. Maryellen was born on April 3, 1961, growing up in Lancaster, PA. She attended Penn State University and rec... remainder of obit for Maryellen Cranston

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