Category: July 2017

National Night Out returns this August

7/6/2017 | Chris Maza

Agawam Police Officer Bob Burke admits that five years ago when pitched the idea of hosting National Night Out, he had no idea it would be quite so popular. “When I first went to the mayor and the chief about this, we thought we would be happy with getting a few hundred people,” he said. “We had way more than we’ve expected and ever since then, it’s kind of taken on a life of its own.” ...

A Look Back at Agawam: The Thomas and Esther Smith House

7/6/2017 | Agawam Historical Association

The Thomas and Esther Smith House is located in the Feeding Hills section of Agawam. Smith, a housewright, purchased the 200-acre parcel once granted to Matthew Noble by William Pynchon. In 1757 Smith build the Georgian style house which still remains to this day. ...

Opinion: Union Station is an accomplishment to be celebrated

7/6/2017 | G. Michael Dobbs

I took some photos at the public open house on Sunday of the newly refurbished Union Station and the place was mobbed with people clearly curious and clearly jubilant about the re-opening. They have every right to be. ...