Area sugarhouses start tapping season early after warm winter days

03-01-2024 2:58 PM

The groundhog predicted an early end to winter: did that also mean an earlier start to maple sugaring? Apparently so, according to several maple sugarers in the Pioneer Valley.“This is the earliest we’ve ever started,” remarked Chip Williams of the...


Deerfield Academy, Conway Grammar School partner to bring Spanish lessons to classroom

03-01-2024 2:25 PM

CONWAY — When the three Deerfield Academy students walked into Jeremy Brunaccioni’s kindergarten class Wednesday morning, they were greeted by a wave of “Holas!” from their newest amigos.The visit was part of a continuing partnership between Deerfield...


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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

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...

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The World Keeps Turning: Savoring the spirit of competition
03-01-2024 7:01 PM

The familiar words bring vivid memories of the 1960s video clips that opened ABC’s “Wide World of Sports”: “The thrill of victory” (a victorious boxer carried overhead by a jubilant crowd) “and the agony of defeat” (a ski jumper stumbles before...

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Erving, MA - Normand H. Guerin, 83, of Poplar Mountain Road died Sunday 2/25/24 at the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He was born in Chicopee, MA, on April 1, 1940, the son of Joes... remainder of obit for Normand H. Guerin

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Gill, MA - George Olson, 71, of Main Road passed away Saturday February 24, 2024 at home. He was born in Holden, MA on July 28, 1952, the son of William and Ruth (Sheehan) Olson. Mourni... remainder of obit for George Olson

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William "Bill" Fisher Easthampton, MA - William ("Bill") Michael Fisher was born on Christmas Day in 1956 to Victoria (Toski) and Harrison Fisher of Haydenville, MA. The youngest of four sib... remainder of obit for William Fisher

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Jeffery E. "Jeff" Kenney, Sr. Shelburne, MA - Jeffery E. "Jeff" Kenney, Sr., 73, passed away unexpectedly on his birthday Saturday, February 24, 2024. Jeff was born in Greenfield on Februar... remainder of obit for Jeffery E. Kenney Sr.

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