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Valley farmers spotlight agricultural drainage ditch troubles
04-04-2024 4:54 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — During a summer in which area farms dealt with significant rainfall and flooded fields, keeping agricultural drainage ditches cleared became essential to protecting crops by ensuring excess water could be removed.Often, though, farmers found...


Connecticut man gets 8 years in Hadley shooting
04-04-2024 4:52 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — A Connecticut man who shot and tried to kidnap a Hadley farmer in 2022 was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison and three years’ probation after admitting guilt in the case.Marc A. Veturis, 29, pleaded guilty before Hampshire...


Hadley nearing settlement over campers dispute along Connecticut River
03-24-2024 2:15 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A Land Court lawsuit in which a Holyoke resident is seeking to overturn a Zoning Board of Appeals decision preventing him from parking five campers at a long-used campsite along the Connecticut River appears to be nearing a resolution that...


Reimagining the Hampshire Mall: UMass architecture students share their visions
03-24-2024 2:01 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — What would Hampshire Mall’s expansive 33-acre property off Route 9 in Hadley look like as mostly a housing complex? A class of budding architects and landscape architects at the University of Amherst have spent the last couple of months...


Designer picked for geothermal project at Hopkins Academy
03-14-2024 3:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A designer will soon be on board to oversee a project that could bring a geothermal heating and cooling system to Hopkins Academy, reducing the use of fossil fuels in the 70-year-old school building.The School Committee at its Feb. 26 meeting...


Hadley will continue to collect inspection fees for events at Young Men’s Club
03-14-2024 3:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — The town will continue to collect municipal fees associated with inspections for concerts and events drawing in excess of 1,000 people at the Young Men’s Club, with Select Board members saying the town can’t subsidize events at a private club...


Phelps House fixes, Town Hall repair plan in line for $190K in Hadley CPA funds
03-14-2024 3:02 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Community Preservation Act money for an initial phase of fixing up an early 19th-century farmhouse at the Porter Phelps Huntington Museum and hiring an architect to evaluate and prepare the 1840 Town Hall for renovations is being recommended...


Hillside Pizza closes Hadley location, but business brisk at other locations
03-03-2024 1:50 PM

By GRACE LEE

HADLEY — Hillside Pizza has closed its 15-year-old location at 173 Russell St., though owners report that the Super Bowl marked a record-breaking year in sales and fundraising efforts for the other two locations in South Deerfield and Bernardston....


Chinese charter school planning for a second campus in Hadley
03-03-2024 1:48 PM

HADLEY — A Venture Way office building is being envisioned as a second campus for the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School.Executive Director Richard Alcorn told the Planning Board late last month that the school has a purchase-and-sale...


FAFSA fiasco: Financial aid form meltdown trips up students, colleges
03-03-2024 1:47 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

NORTHAMPTON — A continued challenge for some prospective students and their families in accessing federal financial aid applications, and a corresponding delay in relaying the information from these forms to colleges and universities, is raising...


Hadley Senior Center launches monthly ‘memory cafe’
03-03-2024 1:43 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Older adults with dementia or memory loss, along with their care partners, are invited to participate in a new monthly memory cafe opening at the Hadley Senior Center.Connections Cafe, which is free for both residents and people from around...


Hadley foundation wants $150K in CPA money for Phelps farmhouse fixes
03-03-2024 1:42 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — An initial phase of stabilizing the early 19th-century Phelps Farm, a farmhouse that became part of the Porter-Phelps-Huntington House Museum in 2022, could depend on support from the town’s Community Preservation Act account.The...


Kaylee Brow: There are better places to store junk
02-23-2024 9:51 PM

I wanted to voice my agreement with the column written by Aubrey Menard regarding the storage facility being built next to the rail trail in Hadley [“They paved paradise and put up storage facility,” Bulletin, Feb. 9]. This is a huge loss for everyone...


Hadley Select Board OKs one-day liquor licenses for Young Men’s Club events
02-15-2024 8:29 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Annual events that draw in excess of 1,000 spectators, like the Country in the Country concert and spring and fall festivals for area college students, will continue to be held at the Young Men’s Club, pending approval of one-day liquor...


Guest columnist Justin Pelland: Hadley should house people, not junk
02-15-2024 8:28 PM

By JUSTIN PELLAND

In a recent column, “They paved paradise and put up a storage facility,” [Bulletin, Feb. 9], Aubrey Menard highlighted what is arguably one of Hadley’s most embarrassing truths: The town has no regard for the intrinsic value of land and the importance...


Hadley town officials unveil $27M budget
02-15-2024 8:25 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A proposed $21.7 million operating budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2024 maintains all municipal and school programs and current staffing levels, according to a presentation by Hadley’s financial team last week.“There’s no...


Anthony Fyden: ‘Book banning’ hyperbole demeans real censorship
02-15-2024 8:22 PM

Like a modern-day Paul Revere, columnist Bill Newman is sounding the alarm that libraries are “under attack.” [“Libraries under attack — Fight back,” Gazette, Jan. 13]. I’ve got good news. The actual number of recently banned books is precisely zero....


Valley Bounty: Micro but mighty: At a new farm in South Hadley, small is beautiful — and delicious
02-15-2024 8:18 PM

By JACOB NELSON

If there’s a lesson to be learned from Love Leaf Farm in South Hadley, it’s this: don’t judge a farm by its size … or the size of their crops, for that matter.In the words of farmer-owner Michael Fredette, “Love Leaf Farm is a very small, indoor...


Plans to redevelop Subaru dealership on Route 9 in Hadley gearing up
02-15-2024 8:18 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Plans for the redevelopment of a Route 9 Subaru dealership, including a new 31,568-square-foot showroom and service area and a reconfigured parking lot, are being filed with town planners.As the Steve Lewis Subaru at 315 Russell St.,...


Best Bites: Where to eat dinner right now: The top 35 Valley spots for dinner and what you should order
02-15-2024 8:16 PM

By ROBIN GOLDSTEIN

If I were writing the Pioneer Valley chapter of a travel guide to New England, this would be its section for “dinner with table service.” I list restaurants first that I feel are most essential to the local dining scene, the ones we can’t live...

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