The love behind a perfect match: Pet rescue organization using AI to help rehome pets

02-29-2024 11:27 AM

WENDELL — Dog trainers, behaviorists and even an psychic animal communicator could not prevent Melissa Bekisz’s two dogs from fighting.The New York resident inherited her ex-partner’s 4-year-old Australian shepherd, Marjoram, after he moved out....


Grinspoon award winner ‘brings out the best in students’ at Greenfield Middle School

02-29-2024 1:26 PM

GREENFIELD — About 14 years ago, Greenfield Middle School teacher Jessica Carriveau nominated a fellow first-year teacher for the Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award. Now, the favor has been returned. The Greenfield School Department declared...


Sports


MIAA Div. 5 girls basketball: No. 16 Mahar needs overtime to knock off No. 17 Lee (PHOTOS)
02-29-2024 9:17 PM

ORANGE — The No. 16-17 matchup is always highly anticipated in the Round of 32 in the state tournament.The Mahar and Lee girls basketball teams didn’t disappoint on Thursday in the MIAA Div. 5 state tourney. Kenzie Garrity caught fire in the final...

Opinion


My Turn: Lebanon, Yemen — Forgotten people
02-29-2024 4:05 PM

 This column is about the hardships facing people in Lebanon and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. I might have chosen any number of other countries to write about, so why these two? My concern is that the geopolitical issues relating to them are much...

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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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