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Williamstown Tea, Shake Spot Reopens Friday with New Owners

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Spring Street's newest entrepreneur is new to business ownership but not new to the business of making healthy, refreshing beverages. Logan Lamphere and her mother, Christina, took over Unlimited Nutrition at 31 Spring St. last week, and on Friday, they will hold their grand re-opening of Williamstown's home for "Good Vibes and Great Nutrition."
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Springfield fire, Brockton police departments released from ‘70s-era diverse hiring consent decree; court to discuss others in July

The Springfield Fire Department and Brockton Police Departments have been released from a nearly half-a-century-old consent decree that prioritizes the hiring of Black and Hispanic candidates in Massachusetts police and fire departments. U.S. District Court Judge Patti. B. Saris released the two departments from the state-mandated decree on Wednesday afternoon,...
College Football News

UMass Minutemen Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

UMass Minutemen Preview 2022: Previewing, predicting, and looking ahead to the UMass season with what you need to know and keys to the season. 13th year overall, 95-45, (43-19 at UMass from 2004-2008) 2021 Record: Overall: 1-11, 2021 Preview. UMass Top 10 Players | UMass Schedule. UMass Minutemen Preview 2022.

The Cure for What Ails You

Last spring, the Massachusetts Historical Society acquired a prescription recipe book kept by Charles Lyman Hubbell from 1880 to 1888. In this book, Dr. Hubbell, a physician of Williamstown, Mass. and Troy, N.Y., recorded his own recipes for prescriptions, as well as those he learned from other doctors and medical journals. It’s a very interesting (and sometimes amusing) window into late 19th-century medical history.

Mountainview School puts major focus on student and staff safety

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) -19 students and two teachers lost their lives when a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, the second deadliest school shooting in U.S. history after Sandy Hook. Western Mass News is getting answers on how one school district is making school security a...

Darcy DuMont: A call to change trash hauling in Amherst

Ouch. I just got my bill for trash hauling. Currently, we have a monopolistic, national hauler system in Amherst that bought up all of our beloved local haulers. It overcharges us and does little to reduce waste. It holds all the cards and is not transparent. Try looking up prices on its website. You won’t find anything.
Deerfield Valley News

Busing policy may change to age-based rather than grade-based

WILMINGTON- School board members found themselves locked out of Twin Valley Elementary School as they gathered for their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening, but took advantage of the pleasant weather to meet “al fresco” at the school’s picnic tables. Support local journalism. Access to our full website,...
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Soccer stars complete successful spring season

This spring, several Twin Valley Middle High School players suited up for Ajax club soccer in Williamstown, MA. They concluded their season June 18 and 19 by participating in the Green Mountain Challenge in Manchester, facing teams from around the Northeast. Recent TV graduate Aidin Joyce (#4, headed to play at Johnson State College) and senior Matt Hammond were both on the U-19 squad. Members of the U-16 team were Garrett Cunningham, Cody Magnant, Carson McHale, Hunter Roth, Chris Eckert, Steven Oyer, and Tucker Magnant.

Columniist Johanna Neumann: Save the bees and go solar

This week we experienced the longest day of the year. As the sun reached its farthest point on the horizon, it showered half of the world in the year’s fullest light. This week also marks Pollinator Week, an annual celebration of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and the other amazing and important pollinators that fertilize plants, provide healthy food for us and enhance habitats for wild animals.

Town by Town: June 30

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) -Western Mass News is going Town by Town!. In Chicopee, the Center Fresh Farmers Market is officially underway for the summer. The market is located on Springfield Street, featuring stands from local farmers and artisans. It takes place every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m., complete with a local food truck, and musician. This year’s market will take place through October 27.

THEATER REVIEW: ‘Pride@Prejudice’ at Chester Theatre through July 3

Based on Jane Austen’s novel, “Pride and Prejudice”. I never expected a two and a half hour stage play with five actors based on Jane Austen’s novel, “Pride and Prejudice,” to be fun. However, that is what it is. Everyone plays two or more characters and even the actress playing the lead, Elizabeth Bennet, steps out of character to deliver narration and commentary. That is one of the things that playwright and director Daniel Elihu Kramer does with this play. The actors aren’t just playing the Austen character, they are also playing students, kids, professors, Jane Austen herself, and the narrative voice of the book.

Navs break out the bats in win over North Adams

LYNN — The North Shore Navigators combined for a season-high 11 hits and pitched their second shutout of the New England Collegiate Baseball League season in Thursday night’s 4-0 win The post Navs break out the bats in win over North Adams appeared first on Itemlive.

Letter: A New Downtown Parking Garage Is Still A Bad Idea

For the past few years, some Amherst Town Councilors have been pushing to have a parking structure built in the historical residential area on North Prospect Street (see e.g. here, here, here and here). The last studies done in 2018 stated that additional parking spaces are not needed. To this day, this is still evident because the town municipal parking lot adjacent to the CVS parking lot, as well as the surrounding street parking are never full. To my knowledge they have never been filled. So, why the big push? Well, you be the judge!