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Top five: Northampton cafes for a sweeter coffee break

Top five: Northampton cafes for a sweeter coffee break

Isabel Fowler, Lifestyle Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase, Top Five

Break out of the college-town bubble and try these great Northampton cafes.

UMass updates: 5 things you missed over the summer

UMass updates: 5 things you missed over the summer

Henry Brechter and Liam O'Connor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

As UMass kicks into gear for the fall semester, it's important to know what you might have missed over the summer.

The state of legalization: Effects of marijuana dispensaries on state welfare

The state of legalization: Effects of marijuana dispensaries on state welfare

Harry Ortof, Assistant Politics/Op-Ed Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Opinion, Showcase

With the opening of a new dispensary in North Amherst, let's look at how legalization impacts a state's welfare.

Spring checklist: Pioneer Valley edition

Spring checklist: Pioneer Valley edition

Priya Bikkani, Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life, Top Five

Everyone needs a study break once and a while. Here are some great local places to check out this spring to help you unwind!

Farewell to Hadley: Reflections and remembrances on a bizarre home of my own

Farewell to Hadley: Reflections and remembrances on a bizarre home of my own

Ian Munnelly, Politics/Op-Ed Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Showcase, Student Life, Voices

My fondest memories of this area will come from the little farming town of Hadley.

Promising potential of the Pioneer Valley in the viticulture world: What makes Western Mass. grapes special

Jack Hamm, Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Multimedia, Showcase, Travel, Uncategorized

No longer do you need to travel for a fantastic glass of wine. Experts Ian Modestow and Elsa Petit elaborate on the promising potential of Western Massachusetts' burgeoning wine industry.

Alone in the crowd: A family of color living in a world of white

Alone in the crowd: A family of color living in a world of white

Sarah Heinonen, Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Showcase, Voices

Massachusetts is often seen as a bastion of liberal inclusivity, a point of pride for many Bay Staters. And while Boston, Worcester, Springfield and other large cities are fairly diverse, many of the small towns are anything but.

Amherst Town Meeting votes to limit recreational marijuana stores

Amherst Town Meeting votes to limit recreational marijuana stores

Liam O'Connor, Assistant Entertainment Editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Showcase, Uncategorized

Members of the Amherst Town Meeting voted on Monday to limit the number of recreational marijuana stores in town to eight.

Triggered: At a local gun range, the search for a silver bullet in the gun control debate

Triggered: At a local gun range, the search for a silver bullet in the gun control debate

Mark Dunphy, Contributor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Showcase, Student Life

Mike D. has lost count of how many guns he owns. His father, an immigrant from China, was always into guns and introduced his children to his hobby.

Halloween hype doesn’t impact local cemeteries; but homeless do

Halloween hype doesn’t impact local cemeteries; but homeless do

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Showcase, Uncategorized, WireTV

West Cemetery is a peaceful landscape. The space is quiet except for the sound of chirping birds, and empty except for the occasional resident passing through as they walk their dog — perfect for those who want to veer away from the public eye.

Turning up the demand for vinyl

Turning up the demand for vinyl

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Features, Music, Showcase, WireTV

Of all the trends the 21st century has brought, consider the revival of vinyl the one thing grandma won’t complain about.

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