Class C finals: No. 1 Mahar shuts down No. 3 Granby to take home first Western Mass. title since 2012 (PHOTOS)

02-24-2024 8:29 PM

HOLYOKE — Some teams might panic after only scoring 16 points in the first half of a Western Mass. championship game. But when you play defense like the Mahar boys basketball team does, there’s no need to worry. With the Class C title on the...


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

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...


Sports


Girls basketball: Franklin Tech thumps Pathfinder, advances to state vocational final
02-24-2024 8:11 PM

In the semifinals of the state vocational tournament on Saturday night, the second-seeded Franklin Tech girls basketball team rolled to a 50-28 win over No. 3 Pathfinder in Turners Falls.The Eagles stormed to a 17-3 lead after one quarter and led...

Opinion


Nicholas Vasconcellos: The urgent need to reduce plastic consumption
02-24-2024 11:09 PM

I am writing to express support for An Act to Expand the Bottle Bill (H.3690/S.2104), which would significantly enhance recycling efforts in Massachusetts by increasing the bottle deposit from 5 cents to 10 cents. The act also will expand what can be...

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Arts & Life


Artspace celebrates 50th annual Teen Art Show, grant award
02-23-2024 1:50 PM

Not only has Greenfield’s Artspace Community Arts Center begun its 50th annual Teen Art Show, but it has also received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) that will help support its overall mission. Artspace was one of a...

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New Haven, CT - Thomas "Tom" Elias Dorsey, age 86, of New Haven, Connecticut, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 14th, 2024. Born in Masury, Ohio, Tom was the son of the late Ale... remainder of obit for Thomas Elias Dorsey

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