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Hadley property taxes to rise slightly next year
11-22-2023 6:11 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — The owners of an average single-family home in Hadley will see property taxes go up by less than $200 next year, the result of a rebound in the town’s commercial tax base and being a year removed from a return to having a single tax rate for...


Nancy Craker-Yahman: A warm welcome makes it easier for newcomers
11-22-2023 6:07 PM

I was pleased to read the recent article about Hadley officials making new arrivals feel welcome [“State picks motel for homeless shelter” Gazette, Oct. 25]. As an educator, teacher mentor, and published writer for educational magazines, I was...


Hadley to prohibit parking on North Street near popular dike
11-22-2023 6:00 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Parking will be prohibited along North Lane near the Alexandra Dawson Conservation Area, a place from which many people embark on walks along the Connecticut River dike, as concerns grow about parked vehicles impacting the condition of nearby...


Hadley Planning Board: Proposed ‘smart-growth’ district is too large
09-14-2023 11:13 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A map showing an expansive smart-growth zoning and housing production district along Route 9 and North and South Maple streets should be scaled back before residents vote on the concept at Town Meeting, according to town planners.At a...


Hadley tail trail work shuts popular commute route for cyclists
09-14-2023 11:10 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Daily commutes from Amherst to Northampton on the Norwottuck Rail Trail have become a bit more difficult this week for bicyclists like Michael Ireland of Amherst, who initially found the closure of a section of the path behind the Mountain...


Hopkins fields project enters next phase
09-06-2023 7:55 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Another phase in the project to improve the playing fields at Hopkins Academy is underway, with some adjustments being made to the plans to ensure the renovated softball and baseball fields will be ready for use next spring.The School...


Rail trail tunnel in Hadley to close for a month for road work
09-06-2023 7:55 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A tunnel that brings the Norwottuck Rail Trail below Route 9, just west of Pulse Cafe and Gardener’s Supply Co., will be closed starting Tuesday, forcing bicyclists and pedestrians to use alternate routes for the next month.Along with...


Hadley Housing Authority renews management contract with Amherst
09-06-2023 7:55 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Hadley’s Housing Authority Board of Commissioners is renewing its contract with Amherst for another three years, though a 60-day opt-out is providing an opportunity for the elected commission to pursue a different direction.The board recently...


Owner who abandoned dog in Hadley to face charge
08-31-2023 6:13 PM

HADLEY — A dog wearing a pink collar but no tags, and having been sprayed by a skunk, was found abandoned in the area of Knightly Road on July 1.Following an extensive investigation by Hadley Police, the dog’s owner has been identified and will be...


Hadley planners wary of proposed 232-unit complex near UMass
08-25-2023 7:25 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Despite showing interest in participating in a state program to allow denser residential development in certain areas of Hadley, Planning Board members appear less inclined to pursue such a zoning change for a 232-unit, multi-family apartment...


ARHS grad’s film shot in region to make debut
08-25-2023 7:19 PM

By Scott Merzbach

AMHERST — Playwright Annie Baker’s feature film directorial debut, featuring location shoots in Amherst, Hadley and Leverett in summer 2022, will be shown at the 61st annual New York City Film Festival this fall.The festival, running from Sept. 29 to...


Surprise siblings: Barstow’s Longview Farm cow has rare triplet calves, all who survived birth
08-16-2023 2:36 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Each weighing just 35 pounds or less at birth, but getting bigger each day, Nichelino, Naples and Novara are among the newest heifer calves at Barstow’s Longview Farm.While numerous calves are being raised in the calf barn at the dairy...


Hadley will officially join Green Communities program at Tuesday ceremony
08-14-2023 7:32 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Energy use and greenhouse gases emitted from town and school buildings will be cut through various improvements and initiatives that will be covered by grants from the state’s Green Communities Program.On Tuesday, Hadley officially became the...


Guest columnists Courtney Meyer, Carolyn Holstein, Emma Dragon and Dan Regish: Let’s save Russell School 
08-02-2023 6:52 PM

By COURTNEY MEYER,CAROLYN HOLSTEIN,EMMA DRAGON and DAN REGISH

The future of Hadley’s iconic Russell School building is at stake. Will the town invest in this historic building? Residents resoundingly push for yes.This one-of-a-kind 1894 Italianate structure functioned as Hopkins Academy from 1894 to 1909 and...


Children’s librarian leaving with thanks to Hadley, stellar memories
08-02-2023 6:09 PM

By LUNA GREENWOOD

As someone who has lived all over the world, I can tell you with some authority that Hadley is truly a gem of a community. The last dozen years as the children’s librarian in Hadley have been the best years of my life. It has been a privilege and a...


Military tribute banners under review in Hadley
07-27-2023 7:54 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — Hadley may soon join several other communities in the region, including Easthampton, Holyoke and Belchertown, in honoring military veterans, likely from Memorial Day through Veterans Day, by displaying banners along public ways.The Select...


Hadley Select Board jettisons 4 committees
07-27-2023 7:50 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A panel focused on providing advice for what the town should do with the historic Russell School building in Hadley center is disbanding, one of a handful of committees being eliminated by the Select Board.During the Select Board’s July 5...


Guest columnist Andy Morris-Friedman: The price of freedom?
07-27-2023 7:47 PM

By ANDY MORRIS-FRIEDMAN

This Fourth of July really got off with a bang. Most importantly it’s the anniversary (OK, maybe not most importantly) of my own marriage to my long-suffering wife. Each year I give her flowers with a sympathy card saying, “Stuck with me for another...


2023 Gazette Baseball Player of the Year: Patrick Fitzgibbons, Hopkins Academy
07-27-2023 7:35 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Greg Vreeland called his older brother, Hopkins Academy baseball coach Dan Vreeland, over to the hitting tunnel set up near the field. The mesh cage allowed the Golden Hawks’ junior varsity call ups and bench players to take batting practice swings...


Hadley woman laid off from Hampshire College IT collects $1M Powerball winner
07-27-2023 7:32 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A member of the information technology staff at Hampshire College, Rae Ann Wentworth-Cadieux was among those who received layoff notices on June 30, with uncertainty remaining about what positions will be available as the campus transitions...

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