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Guest columnist Aubrey Menard: They paved paradise and put up a storage facility
02-08-2024 8:43 PM

By AUBREY MENARD

Every spring as the Valley turns green and warmth returns to the air, I look forward to pulling my bike out and going for a ride. I live in Amherst, so one of my favorite places to ride is along the Norwottuck Rail Trail, past the beautiful Hadley...


Amherst chamber boss Pazmany to step down
02-08-2024 8:42 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — In a region where most businesses are small, with 20 or fewer employees, having an organization to advocate on their behalf, help market them and assist them through unforeseen challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic is critical, says Amherst...


Police to charge Springfield man in Lego theft
02-08-2024 8:42 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A customer who left the Target store at Hampshire Mall without paying for more than $700 worth of Lego sets on Saturday afternoon, before driving erratically from the Route 9 location, has been identified, Hadley police said.Police Lt....


Hadley mall owners demand Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School stop using its parking lot
02-08-2024 8:34 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — The owner of Mountain Farms Mall, which borders the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School, is prohibiting students, staff and visitors to the school from using its parking lot, and has stationed a tow truck at the site on weekday...


Chunglo to end 36-run in Hadley politics; town election set for May 21
02-03-2024 11:00 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — In 1988, Joyce Chunglo began a 15-year tenure on the Hadley School Committee that ended in 2003, when she was elected to the Select Board, a board she has remained on for the past 21 years.With nomination forms for the May 21 town election...


Hadley climate panel balks at toughening energy rules in building code
01-25-2024 11:11 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A specialized state energy code that would require newly constructed homes using fossil fuels to have both on-site solar arrays and be wired to become all-electric in the future is not yet being recommended for adoption in Hadley.Though both...


Hadley identifies targets for municipal solar projects
01-25-2024 11:08 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A former town landfill, the roofs of the elementary school, library and senior center and a municipal parking lot in Hadley center are being identified as possible locations that could be ideal for future solar installations.“All of these are...


Free tax prep for Hadley seniors starts next month
01-22-2024 10:43 AM

HADLEY — Free tax return preparation begins at the Hadley Senior Center in mid-February.IRS-certified AARP TaxAide counselors will be handling tax returns for tax year 2023 for area residents at the Hadley Senior Center, 46 Middle St., starting Feb....


Pedestrian killed by vehicle in Hadley on Saturday ID’d as Melvin Wilson, 33
01-11-2024 11:48 AM

Staff Report

HADLEY — Melvin L. Wilson, 33, of Sunderland, is identified as the pedestrian killed after being struck by a vehicle on the Route 116 bypass early Saturday morning, according to the Northwestern district attorney’s office.Wilson was hit by a car...


Route 116 resurfacing in Amherst will include eliminating on-ramp to Route 9
01-11-2024 11:48 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A project to resurface a 3.2-mile stretch of the Route 116 bypass, running from Meadow Street in Amherst south to Route 9 in Hadley, will prompt a realignment of the off-ramp from Route 116 where the state highways meet as a way of improving...


Hadley officer returning from cancer battle earns four-county police salute
01-05-2024 9:10 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A year after joining the Hadley Police Department in 2014, Staff Sgt. Michael Romano became the town’s first school resource officer, taking on a role aimed at keeping students, teachers and staff safe at the four campuses in town.Over the...


Hadley Select Board revises liquor license for Young Men’s Club
01-02-2024 10:35 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A revised club alcohol license for the Young Men’s Club that offers more flexibility for where members and their guests can be served and consume alcohol at the 138 East St. property, including on an outside deck, has been approved by the...


In wake of fire, Hopkins students step up for friend
01-02-2024 10:35 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — On a necklace worn by Hopkins Academy senior Lucas Red Owl is a ring given to him by his late father. The ring is Red Owl’s only remaining possession after a fire heavily damaged his East Street home this month.“Everything I had was in my...


Margaret Mastrangelo: ‘No’ vote on ladder truck shortsighted 
01-02-2024 10:33 AM

I was disappointed by the recent vote in Hadley not to fund a much-needed, new ladder firetruck to replace the one which is 23 years old. Our existing ladder truck has a 75-foot ladder that is too short to safely fight fires that occur in buildings...


School Building Authority advances new school projects in Belchertown, South Hadley
12-26-2023 11:05 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

A new Jabish Brook Middle School in Belchertown and a replacement building for Mosier Elementary School in South Hadley are continuing to make progress, with the Massachusetts School Building Authority’s board of directors moving both projects forward...


Override vote coming in Hadley for ladder truck, school locker rooms
12-09-2023 1:19 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Renovations to the girls and boys locker rooms at Hopkins Academy and purchase of a new ladder truck for the Hadley Fire Department are subject to a Proposition 2½ debt exclusion override vote scheduled for Dec. 12.The projects, worth $3.1...


Hadley lands new Senior Center director from Monson department
12-09-2023 1:19 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A Connecticut resident who has worked with senior citizens at the Monson Senior Center for the past nine years is the new director of the Hadley Senior Center and Council on Aging.Nichelle “Niki” Liquori of Suffield, who will begin her tenure...


Amherst, South Hadley land grants to study green infrastructure
12-09-2023 1:18 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Amherst and South Hadley are among six Massachusetts communities receiving technical assistance from the federal Environmental Protection Agency to improve stormwater management and advance environmental justice in the face of Earth’s...


Amherst Farmer’s Market to launch Winter Market at Hadley nursery
12-09-2023 1:10 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Since 1971, Amherst Farmers Market vendors set up each Saturday through spring and summer and into the fall on the Town Common, with the weekly event ending just before Thanksgiving for an annual winter dormancy.For the first time, beginning...


Hadley’s Celebration of Lights will ring in season
11-22-2023 6:11 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — After celebrations for the 350th anniversary of Hopkins Academy in 2014 were complete, the committee formed to mark the occasion used its remaining $14,000 to seed the creation of the Edward Hopkins Educational Foundation.Almost a decade...

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