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Jack Tulloss: ‘Minority white’ population coming soon
07-08-2023 11:00 PM

When Forrest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get,” he could have been referring to any Supreme Court decision handed down since the inaugural court was seated on March 04, 1789. For 234 years,...

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Baystate Franklin’s first baby of 2024 born to Belchertown couple
01-02-2024 5:18 PM


GREENFIELD — Ever sat in a vehicle during a trip from New Jersey to western Massachusetts? How about while in labor? Well, Christy O’Donnell has, and the result was the first baby born at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in 2024.“It was a surprise,...

Belchertown dog rescue group buys Dakin site in Leverett
12-07-2023 12:06 PM


LEVERETT — For almost 25 years, a property at 163 Montague Road has served as a sanctuary for dogs, cats and other small animals, ensuring that otherwise unwanted pets would get love and attention and eventually be adopted.Now, more than a year after...

Jack Tulloss: A ‘misbegotten decision’ for UMass football
10-17-2023 8:01 AM

Congratulations to the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The UMass football/athletic program has earned national recognition.Tom Fornelli, a writer for, on Nov. 29, 2022, ranked the bottom 25 NCAA football programs. Calling UMass...

Jack Tulloss: Florida is desecrating history
08-13-2023 9:42 AM

Elucidate: a euphonious word meaning to make lucid or clear. So it is elucidating to learn that the Florida State Board of Education, for clarity’s sake, has recently determined conventional impressions of slavery are a crock (pun intended) and...

Priest with Greenfield ties denies stealing $100K from Granby church
06-16-2023 4:40 PM


BELCHERTOWN — Tomasz Gorny, 43, pleaded not guilty in Eastern Hampshire District Court on Friday to charges of larceny over $1,200 after allegedly stealing more than $100,000 from the church where he was a priest. According to the Northwestern...

Quabbin Visitor Center renamed in memory of Les and Terry Campbell
06-05-2023 5:10 PM


With the Quabbin Reservoir in the background, friends and supporters celebrated a day two years in the making.The Quabbin Reservoir Visitor Center in Belchertown has been renamed the Les and Terry Campbell Quabbin Visitor Center, honoring the two...

Volunteer to curb gun violence 
04-30-2023 12:59 PM

April was National Volunteer Month, a time to recognize the approximately 25% of Americans who perform some type of formal volunteer work in our country. In the U.S., many volunteers support the causes of hunger and homelessness, however volunteer...

Bill would compensate towns harmed by creation of Quabbin Reservoir
04-26-2023 7:46 PM


BOSTON — Four towns were disincorporated and dismantled, and another eight had land stripped from them, to create the Quabbin Reservoir in the first half of the 20th century.People were forced to find new homes and the valley was flooded with water,...

Orange District Court judge orders 3 alleged stabbers held without bail
03-28-2023 7:40 PM


ORANGE — A district court judge ruled Tuesday that the state had met its burden in arguing that no amount of bail would ensure public safety in the case of three men who were arrested after allegedly stabbing a man they know on North Main Street...

3 arrested following stabbing, police pursuit in Orange
03-20-2023 7:01 PM


ORANGE — Three men were arrested on Monday morning after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase into Belchertown after stabbing a man they know on North Main Street.Orange Police Chief James Sullivan said his department was dispatched to North...

 The hazards of flouridated water 
03-10-2023 4:32 PM

The Legislature should take action to prevent exposure to the inert perfluoroalkylated substances, (“Bill aims to slow spread of PFAS,” Gazette, Mar. 7), but it should also tackle the flip side of the fluoride coin — the reactive sodium fluoride and...

Providing dignity to women and girls
03-04-2023 10:08 PM

On Saturday, Feb. 11, volunteers of all ages met at the Palmer Public Library Community Room to assemble over 550 “period kits” which will be distributed to organizations serving women and girls in poverty, dealing with homelessness, or fleeing...

David Gottsegen: Column hits home 
02-19-2023 6:51 PM

The heroic struggle to speak that Joanna Buoniconti described in her column “The voice that I earned” (Recorder, Feb. 7) reminded me of Dr. Francis Duda, a pediatric pulmonologist at Baystate Medical Center. In my decades of experience as a...

02-12-2023 4:59 PM

Thank you John Paradis! Great piece of journalism (“American’s love for football defines us,” Recorder, Feb. 9). Fun to read, meaningful to consider and important to impact.Our nation is seduced into the vicarious thrill of football violence. We’re...

Guest columnist David Gottsegen: As war rolls on, support for Ukraine must continue
01-19-2023 5:14 PM

By David Gottsegen

With the approaching anniversary of Russia’s unprovoked onslaught on Ukraine, I think back to the Dec 5 column in the Gazette by the Rev. Peter Kakos on “defusing Ukraine.” He wrote of his hopes for an “irenic” peace, a hope that “both warring...

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