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State gives Valley CDC green light to convert old Econo Lodge in Hadley into affordable apartments

HADLEY — A state panel is overturning a town Zoning Board of Appeals decision that rejected plans to convert a former Route 9 hotel into an affordable housing development, meaning the $13 million rehabilitation of the property can proceed.The Housing Appeals Committee, in a Nov. 22 ruling, called th...

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Sidney F. Smith Toy Fund: Donating in memory of old-school reporter

AMHERST — Deep into the night following Select Board meetings and Town Meeting sessions in the 1970s and 1980s, Nancy Newcombe would be in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Amherst Bulletin or Amherst Record newsrooms writing her stories for next-day publication.Phyllis Lehrer, who continues to pen The...

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State attorney general’s office rejects Shutesbury’s revised solar bylaw

SHUTESBURY — The state attorney general’s office has rejected a revised town bylaw governing solar arrays adopted at a Special Town Meeting in January.The bylaw changes sets limits on where solar arrays can be located, requires special permits for their siting and prohibits standalone battery storag...

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Special election date set for road repair funding in Deerfield

DEERFIELD — The Select Board has set the special election date for a Proposition 2½ debt-exclusion vote to decide if the town should move forward with authorizing up to $5 million in borrowing authority to pay for road repairs following July’s rainstorms.Voters will head to the ballot box on Tuesday...

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Granby eyes merging town offices into old West Street School; special TM coming up

GRANBY — Five years since elementary students ran through its halls, the West Street Building might become the permanent home to town government offices if town voters approve $5.6 million for renovations at a coming Special Town Meeting.“The town offices have been spread throughout the town. Most...

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Some Hadley Trader Joe’s workers press to decertify union

HADLEY — Sixteen months after the Hadley store became the first Trader Joe’s in the nation to unionize, a group of workers is calling it a failed experiment and is pushing for decertification.Crew members at the grocery store are accusing the union of spreading misinformation and trying to drive a...

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Advocates back legislation seeking more local control on large-scale solar projects

BOSTON — Valley residents are supporting proposed legislation that would give more local control over large-scale solar projects.The bills, S.1319/H.2082, “An Act Regarding Municipal Zoning Powers,” attempt to give more local power over the regulation of large-scale ground-mounted solar developments...

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Mill River History Trail will cover arc of northern neighborhood’s past

AMHERST — A new interpretative trail in the works would include features such as foundations for mills and factories that once lined the Mill River and Cushman Brook in North Amherst, a former canal that fed water to a grist mill on Montague Road and discarded clam shells associated with the long-va...

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Tree House shareholder files suit alleging ‘excessive salaries’ and ‘concealed investments’

SPRINGFIELD — A civil lawsuit filed in Hampden County Superior Court by a minority shareholder of Tree House Brewing Co. alleges the company’s two majority shareholders paid themselves “excessive” salaries, secretly invested in real estate and caused the plaintiff to suffer “financial harm.”Eric Gra...

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Amherst Regional’s The Graphic wins recognition for middle school stories

AMHERST — A team of Amherst Regional High School students that published reports on alleged transphobia and anti-LGTBQ activity at the middle school last spring is being recognized by a national organization that promotes the First Amendment and press freedom.The Student Press Law Center in Washingt...

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Big college aid expansion in Massachusetts will lift 25,000 students

BOSTON — A third of all UMass students will qualify for free tuition paid for by the new income surtax on the state’s highest earners under a plan the Healey administration rolled out this month on an expansion of state financial aid.The governor announced on Nov. 15 that $62 million in new program...

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Amherst write-in votes fill Housing Authority seat, Oliver Smith elector

AMHERST — The town’s final two winners at the biennial election held on Nov. 7 are residents who got the most votes as write-in candidates for the positions they sought.Judith Souweine of Bay Road earned 344 write-in votes, of 901 write-ins cast, to earn election as the town’s elector under the Oliv...

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Around Amherst: Human Rights Day event honors late leader Spiegelman

AMHERST — Human Rights Day, the commemoration of the United Nations adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, will be marked in Amherst next month, as the local chapter of Amnesty International honors the service of the late Martha Spiegelman, its leader for the past decade until...

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Amherst expert and attorney illuminates new risks from scammers using AI

AMHERST — A video uploaded to YouTube, promoting financial investments through an artificial intelligence program that would help generate significant returns on cryptocurrency, featured the company’s CEO speaking on screen.Yet it turns out that the person in the video never existed in the real worl...

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