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Southampton teen competes in state scholarship program  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — This weekend, six high school juniors from around Massachusetts competed in the state-level Distinguished Young Women of ...



William Evans named Easthampton High School's new principal  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — William Evans, outgoing principal of North Brookfield High School, will take over as principal of Easthampton High School on July 1.



Easthampton grads advised, 'Get up and do something'  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — To the 119 Easthampton High School graduates receiving their diplomas on Friday evening, class of 2019 valedictorian Shane Gravel ...



State Democrats pass resolution for presidential debate on climate  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — With more than 100 climate activists looking on, the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee voted unanimously Saturday morning in ...



Easthampton High School principal Kevin Burke stepping down at end of school year  MassLive.com

EASTHAMPTON -- Easthampton High School Principal Kevin Burke has submitted his resignation, and will stay until June 30, the last day of his current ...



Burke to step down as Easthampton HS principal  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — Easthampton High School Principal Kevin Burke is stepping down on June 30 at the end of his three-year contract after 11 years working for ...



Constitutional champions: EHS students win top honors at 'We the People' competition  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON – Students from Easthampton High School and Williston Northampton School placed first and third, respectively, at last weekend's “We the ...



Easthampton High School names Brian Miller interim athletic director  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — Fall sports practice had already started when former Easthampton athletic director Patti Dougherty resigned at the end of August.She agreed ...



Easthampton High School students produce 'great' video about 'Great War'  MassLive.com

Advanced Placement U.S. History students complete a local history research project that requires them to visit local archives, produce an original research paper ...



101 'champions' at Easthampton High School embark on next adventure  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — Easthampton High School graduated 101 “champions” on Friday evening, who were praised not just for their talent, wits and ...



Prom 2018 photos: Easthampton High School prom at The Log Cabin in Holyoke  MassLive.com

The 2018 Easthampton High School prom was held on Friday, May 18 at The Log Cabin in Holyoke.



Mass. AGO report finds 'serious problems' with race at Easthampton High School  MassLive.com

EASTHAMPTON -- The Massachusetts attorney general's office identified "serious problems" with racial bias at Easthampton High School in a long-awaited ...



Attorney General urges Easthampton schools to comply with remaining race and diversity reforms  MassLive.com

EASTHAMPTON -- Time constraints and a "delay in communications" led to gaps in compliance with a binding agreement to improve the race and diversity ...



Young constitutional scholars at Easthampton High School win statewide 'We the People' competition  MassLive.com

The students have been studying the history and philosophy of democratic government with teacher Kelley Brown.



​​​EHS Principal Kevin Burke to take job at Pioneer Valley Regional School  GazetteNET

NORTHFIELD — Outgoing Easthampton High School Principal Kevin Burke is taking a new job as principal of Pioneer Valley Regional School in Northfield.



Easthampton High School to create 3-year plan to deal with bullying, harassment, hate  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — In the face of another demonstration that drew about 200 people in advance of a School Committee meeting Tuesday night, school officials ...



AG raps Easthampton schools for not getting preapproval for changes in wake of investigation  GazetteNET

Director of curriculum and district diversity coordinator Julie Anne Levin's room is marked with a sign, Dec. 21, at Easthampton High School. GAZETTE FILE ...



Easthampton voters OK new school construction 2,829 to 2,101  MassLive.com

Supporters celebrated their victory at the Pulaski Club.



Honor Roll: Easthampton High School  GazetteNET

Easthampton High SchoolGrade 12 First Honors Lorenze Beltran, Zachary Colby, Maegen Cruz, Christopher Daley, Sophia DeBlase Carly Detmers, Cinthya ...



Meet and greet Tuesday for new Pioneer Valley principal  The Recorder

NORTHFIELD — Kevin Burke, the new principal of Pioneer Valley Regional School, will be at a meet-and-greet Tuesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the school library.



Easthampton claims second straight WMass Division 3A hockey championship  GazetteNET

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Byron Dudas sat in the stands a year ago and watched the Easthampton hockey team win the Western Massachusetts Division 3A ...



Three Easthampton High School students arrested over fight on school grounds  GazetteNET

NORTHAMPTON — Three Easthampton High School students were arrested Thursday night in connection with a fight in the school's parking lot Wednesday that ...



Parents call for ouster of Easthampton High School principal Kevin Burke and School Resource Officer Alan Schadel  MassLive.com

EASTHAMPTON -- Residents packed a meeting room at the Municipal Building and spilled into the hallway as the School Committee and Superintendent Nancy ...



Easthampton H.S. racial incident still a controversy on first week of school  WWLP.com

A state review found Easthampton High School policies needed updating concerning bias-related harassment, and police involvement in the 2017-2018 school ...



Easthampton exploring trail expansions  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON – City officials are asking the public for help in envisioning a multi-use trail network to connect schools, Nonotuck Park, and the downtown area ...



Easthampton bar named after high school sports team to change its name  MassLive.com

Eagles Sports Bar is now 'Seven Sports Bar and Grill.'



Arts Previews  GazetteNET

Easthampton High School's “Cinderella”A revived version of the classic tale of “Cinderella” will be presented by the Easthampton High School Drama Club and ...



Documents: Read Massachusetts attorney general's report on Easthampton High School and the binding 7-page agreement  MassLive.com

EASTHAMPTON -- The office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Friday concluded its months-long civil rights investigation and issued a ...



Ribbon cut at new $39 million Easthampton High School  MassLive.com

Hundreds of parents joined state and local officials Saturday morning to celebrate opening of the new $39 million Easthampton High School.



A day on Wall Street: Northampton High wins 2nd straight mock stock exchange competition  GazetteNET

SPRINGFIELD — Financial news boomed over a loudspeaker in the MassMutual Center. The room, filled with high school students, had been transformed into ...



New Easthampton superintendent to shine spotlight on academics, consolidated school in design  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON – With so many changes underway in the school district, newly appointed superintendent Dr. Allison LeClair wants to put the spotlight back on ...



Demonstrators prompt temporary ban on Confederate flag at Easthampton High School  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — Dozens of students, parents and some community members gathered outside Easthampton High School Monday morning to create a ...



Attorney general probes Easthampton High School amid racial tensions  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — The state attorney general's office has launched an investigation after months of racial tensions at Easthampton High School.During an ...



Document: Easthampton plans March 20 forum on new school construction  MassLive.com

Voters go to the polls May 22 for a debt exclusion vote on the PreK-8 building.



Easthampton High grads celebrate the power of compassion and gratitude  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — Preparing for her commencement speech as salutatorian of Easthampton High School's class of 2017, Angela Nardi created a Google ...



A year in office: Easthampton Mayor Nicole LaChapelle looks back — and forward  GazetteNET

Bringing more transparency to municipal government. Investing in education in the city. Engaging more residents in a dialogue about everything from fixing ...



Champion Eagles push for more  GazetteNET

Last season's group of Easthampton High School hockey players had never participated in the playoffs prior to the 2017-18 season.That all changed when the ...



Easthampton property taxes on the upswing as tax rate falls  MassLive.com

EASTHAMPTON -- The average single-family tax bill in the city will increase 3.6 percent in 2019, from $3,830 to $3,968, according to new figures from the ...



HS basketball: Val Murphy, Easthampton turn back Smith Academy  GazetteNET

Easthampton freshman guard Emma Downer beat Smith Academy junior Maggie Hession to a loose ball and scored the game-winning layup with six seconds ...



Public workshops will help guide downtown Easthampton makeover  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — Residents and community members are invited to take part in the planning process for coming changes to the city's downtown area as part ...



Easthampton superintendent: Student wearing Confederate flag sweatshirt has free speech rights  MassLive.com

nancy follansbee.jpg. Easthampton Superintendent of Schools Nancy Follansbee, citing the advice of lawyers, wrote on May 5, 2017 that she would not ban a ...



Easthampton's school resource officer reflects on high school troubles  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — School Resource Officer Alan Schadel has been in the public eye for the last few months, in a time of elevated racial tension at Easthampton ...



Student charged in racially-tinged Easthampton High School assault to remain on probation  MassLive.com

Joshua Brown, charged with assaulting a fellow student in the parking lot of Easthampton High School during a racially-tinged incident in March, will remain on ...



Div. 3 baseball: Ferrari fans 14 as Athol edges Easthampton  Athol Daily News

ATHOL — Mark Ferrari was dominant for the Athol High School baseball team in its 1-0 win over Easthampton in the preliminary round of the WMass Division 3 ...



The case for a new school: Easthampton officials explain the need for consolidated building  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — The city's three elementary schools are doing what they can to use the all space they have, but the breaking point is near — if it hasn't ...



Changing school culture 'an incremental process,' diversity liaison tells Easthampton School Committee  MassLive.com

A series of cascading events rocked the high school last year, including student arrests, the appearance of Confederate flags, vandalism, and bomb threats.



Easthampton: Fixing a school climate  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — Acknowledging “there's a climate and culture problem” at Easthampton High School, Superintendent Nancy Follansbee said Thursday there ...



Hundreds of EHS students walk out to protest racist incidents; student fight prompts school, police probe  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — Hundreds of Easthampton High School students staged a walkout Thursday morning in response to what one organizer called the school's ...



Keith carries Turners to IL North title  The Recorder

TURNERS FALLS -- You couldn't turn away from the action for very long Friday night at Bourdeau Fields -- not without the risk of missing something big.



Wave shakes off loss  The Recorder

After a season-opening, extra-inning loss to Athol High School on Thursday afternoon, the Greenfield High School baseball team was looking for a spark on ...



High schools: Frontier boys basketball pulls away from Hoosac Valley; Easthampton rallies  GazetteNET

A strong second quarter gave the Frontier Regional boys basketball team a lead at halftime against Hoosac Valley.A strong fourth quarter sealed the win.



Consultant hired to help Easthampton schools investigate complaints of racism  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — To investigate alleged racism at Easthampton High School, the district is working with an external agency to determine facts and develop a ...



Allegations relate hate speech, race prejudice at EHS to November election  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — Superintendent Nancy Follansbee says she will respond Tuesday to alleged incidents that a group of parents say represent “examples of ...



Teacher Ed Zuchowski to chair Easthampton superintendent search committee  MassLive.com

The 14-member committee also includes 9th-grade student leader Alice Wanamaker.



Easthampton's Naresh Patel closes on Whiskerz Pub purchase; 'Eagles Sports Bar' on tap  MassLive.com

The new owner will keep pool tables, a jukebox, and maintain live music.



Mass. High School To Replace ‘Freshmen’ With ‘First Years’  CBS Boston / WBZ

EASTHAMPTON (CBS) — One high school in Massachusetts has decided to stop using the term “freshmen” when referring to their ninth graders. Easthampton ...



Easthampton students to 'Walk for Water' at Saturday event  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — On Saturday, students from four Easthampton schools will walk 3 or 5 miles carrying jugs of water to raise money and awareness about the ...



Easthampton wins battle of the birds  The Recorder

Easthampton High School belted three home runs on Thursday afternoon to defeat Frontier Regional School, 9-1, in an independent softball game in South ...



High schools: Northampton cruises past Amherst, qualifies for girls basketball postseason  GazetteNET

Jill McGrath scored a career-high 19 points as the Northampton girls basketball team won, 55-24, at Amherst Regional to qualify for the postseason Wednesday.



Northampton lawyer Peter Lane now defending student charged in Easthampton High School assault  MassLive.com

northampton district court.jpg. Esthampton High School student Joshua R. Brown, 18, was arraigned in Northampton District Court on March 31 on charges of ...



Students take charge: Walkouts support school shooting victims, push for school safety  GazetteNET

Pioneer Valley students marched and mourned Wednesday morning, walking out of their schools and holding still for 17 minutes of silence, one minute for each ...



Westfield State grad student helps Easthampton High School students prepare for college search  MassLive.com

One of the scholarships that students learned about was the Jake Austin Martindell Memorial Scholarship. Three Easthampton seniors were recently awarded ...



State program to help ValleyBike Share expand Easthampton  GazetteNET

ValleyBike Share, which launched in five cities and towns in the region earlier this year, is expanding to Easthampton with financial support from the state's ...



FC Tech hosts gender and sexuality conference  The Recorder

TURNERS FALLS — Franklin County Technical School hosted a conference for all western Massachusetts high school Gender and Sexuality Alliances to help ...



Confederate Flag In Schools: A Question Of Safety Or Speech?  New England Public Radio

Can a school prevent students from wearing the Confederate flag? The school committee in Easthampton, Massachusetts, did just that this week, raising.



Zuchowski will not seek 7th term to Northampton School Committee  GazetteNET

NORTHAMPTON — The vice chairman of the city's School Committee has announced that he will not seek re-election.Edward Zuchowski, 48, made the ...



Greenfield picks off Eagles  The Recorder

GREENFIELD — After a shaky 1-2 start to the season, the last two Fridays have allowed Greenfield High School to get well in a hurry.RJ Byrd had touchdown ...



'I feel like every grade counts': Students, counselors react to college admissions scandal  GazetteNET

AMHERST — The federal investigation code name sounds like something out of a movie: Operation Varsity Blues. And, fittingly, the historic college admissions ...



Police probed comments made by fired Easthampton Media boss  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — Two months before her firing from Easthampton Media, Executive Director Kathleen Lynch was the subject of a now-closed police ...



Easthampton students march in DC  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — The night before Saturday's March for Our Lives, 28 students and eight chaperones packed into a bus outside Easthampton High School to ...



Easthampton police arrest suspect after vehicle break-ins on Union Street and Easthampton High School  MassLive.com

EASTHAMPTON - Police arrested a suspect Thursday after responding to vehicle break-ins on Union Street and at the high school. The suspect, Christopher ...



Easthampton chooses Agawam educator Allison LeClair for superintendent  MassLive.com

LeClair narrowly prevailed over Hatfield principal Andrew Berrios.



EHS team tops in constitutional knowledge  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — A team of students from Easthampton High School competed in the “We the People” National Finals competition last weekend, winning a ...



Columnist Melissa Weinberger: Time to value education in Easthampton  GazetteNET

Following yet another round of the sort of divisive online exchanges that are de rigueur in Easthampton, the city is again preparing to go to the polls.On May 22 ...



Smith Academy principal leaving for bigger school  GazetteNET

HATFIELD – Andrew Berrios is leaving his position as principal of Smith Academy for a job as a middle school principal in Connecticut. “There's nothing ...



Eagles, Raiders fans soak up championship atmosphere despite losses  GazetteNET

SPRINGFIELD — Western Mass celebrated its own March Madness this weekend, when two state championship basketball games brought fans and families ...



Marijuana and teens: Doctors worry that legalized adult use makes minors think the substance is risk-free.  GazetteNET

When University of Massachusetts Amherst first-year student Andie Hall was a junior at Easthampton High School, she remembers one day when a fellow ...



Collaborative effort: Northampton, Hampshire Regional, Smith Vocational celebrate Easthampton's Division 3A hockey title  GazetteNET

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The bond a team shares can either make or break a season. When athletes play as a team they can achieve greatness, and that's ...



Easthampton City Council OKs 'Community Relations Committee' that won't have power to conduct investigations or compel arbitration  MassLive.com

The vote to form a public committee follows a closed-door focus group hosted by the U.S. Dept. of Justice.



Art Maker: Pasqualina Azzarello, painter and muralist  GazetteNET

Pasqualina Azzarello, the city arts coordinator for Easthampton, keeps a pretty busy — and varied — schedule. Aside from overseeing a range of arts activities ...



Native American mascot debate: Racism vs. community and school pride  Worcester Telegram

Administrators in some Central Massachusetts school districts with Native American mascots and logos believe they should get rid of them, but others insist such ...



Photos: Easthampton remembers its war dead on Memorial Day 2018  MassLive.com

EASTHAMPTON -- "My message on this Memorial Day is simple," said retired Air Force Lt. Col. John Paradis. "Every day is a bonus. And it is our duty and ...



CLASSROOMS: News & Notes from area schools  GazetteNET

PVPA's 'Urinetown' explored good, evil through humorSouth Hadley — The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, whose musicals from recent ...



Veterans Day events in the Pioneer Valley  GazetteNET

Northampton breakfast and annual ceremonyNORTHAMPTON — On Saturday, the Veterans Council of Northampton and Central Hampshire Veterans' Services ...



Easthampton High School Assistant Principal Anne Beauregard found guilty of driving while intoxicated  MassLive.com

EASTHAMPTON — School Superintendent Nancy B. Follansbee will meet with assistant high school principal Anne Beauregard this week following ...



Police report: Easthampton Media Director Kathy Lynch, fired on Friday, made threatening statements to school officials  MassLive.com

Lynch told police her remarks about killing people were 'tongue-n-cheek.'



Easthampton students learn to make robots dance  GazetteNET

Easthampton students learn to make robots dance- EASTHAMPTON — Inside the Easthampton High School classroom of technology teacher Mary Rogers, 9th ...



Easthampton at-large candidate William Lynch IV touts teamwork and management skills  MassLive.com

Local government can help people find common ground, said Lynch.



City celebrates artists, local vendors with 'Cultural Chaos'  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON — The blaring of a golden trombone, a snapping, rapping snare drum, and a jubilant melodica made their way down Cottage Street playing ...



Easthampton City Councilor Peg Conniff, running for reelection, touts curiosity; finance and technology skills  MassLive.com

Conniff spoke of her first-term 'learning curve' and said she's ready to dig in.



Schools: Wave's Simmons notches 100th career point  The Recorder

It was almost fitting that Evan Simmons came up one point shy of hitting the 100-career-point mark Thursday afternoon when Greenfield High School earned a ...



Frontier Regional works its way to a No. 2 seed in Western Mass. Boys Basketball Division 3 Tournament  GazetteNET

SPRINGFIELD – A 14-game winning streak positioned the Frontier Regional boys basketball team well.The Red Hawks are the No. 2 seed in the Western ...



Confederate Flag At Great Barrington School Prompts Free Speech, Student Privacy Debate  New England Public Radio

A student came to a high school in the Berkshires last week with the Confederate flag draped over his back. The student at Monument Mountain Regional High ...



New literacy programs, school building plans for Easthampton schools  GazetteNET

EASTHAMPTON – As Maple Elementary School students enjoyed the last few weeks of summer vacation, many of their teachers were already hard at work ...



2018 individual champions  GazetteNET

Amherst Regional Elena Betke-Brunswick — Coached girls cross country team to PVIAC, Western Mass. Division 1 championships.Luca Brashear ...



The lost boys of Market Street: Tracking down the lives of child laborers  GazetteNET

I saw this photograph recently on the Library of Congress website. The boys were standing on Market Street, in downtown Northampton. Newsboys had it pretty ...



Green Wave outlast Eagles  The Recorder

After tying Easthampton High School twice during the regular season last winter and then fell to the Eagles 3-2 in the WMass Division 3A semifinals, costing the ...



Columnist Marissa Carrere: Easthampton schools address equity issues  GazetteNET

As a School Committee member for the city of Easthampton, I am writing with an individual response to the letter published Jan. 26 about the public schools ...



Citing Northampton-to-Easthampton trend, contractor developing small, high-end office spaces in Easthampton's Button Building  MassLive.com

Kevin Perrier said Easthampton, now well-known for its thriving arts community, is less expensive than Northampton.



High school replacing term ‘freshman’ with ‘first year student’  WISH-TV

One high school has decided to make a change in how to describe incoming students.



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