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Michael Dobbs

This old man has trouble understanding certain issues

G. Michael Dobbs

There are many things I don’t understand and like the Tommy Lee Jones characters in “No Country for Old Men,” I would like to think that past life experience would provide me with the tools to comprehend the issues I come across. Instead I can identify with Jones’s character who realizes all of his knowledge ca... Read More


Golden Bears unseated from top spot despite victory

MIDDLETOWN – Despite beating a quality conference opponent and moving to 5-0, Western New England University (WNE) has been supplanted by Wesleyan University for the No. 1 ranking in the latest New England NCAA ... Read More

Elms College men’s soccer sets record in win over Wheelock

CHICOPEE – The Elms College men’s soccer team had nine different players record goals in the program's largest victory, a 14-0 dismantling of visiting Wheelock College in a New England Collegiate Conference mat ... Read More

Dining & Entertainment

dvd-review.jpg Favreau successfully returns to low-budget roots with ‘Chef’

Favreau successfully returns to low-budget roots with ‘Chef’

G. Michael Dobbs

A fun, moving film that doesn’t have any explosions, sex or violence in it, but should hold your attention, is featured in this week’s film review column.<span style="fo ... Read More
menagerie-hcc-1.jpg ‘Menagerie’ exhibited at HCC's Taber Gallery

‘Menagerie’ exhibited at HCC's Taber Gallery

HOLYOKE – The Taber Art Gallery at Holyoke Community College (HCC) is pleased to welcome an exhibit by Ashfield artist Peggy Grose called “A Menagerie” now through Nov. 7, with a reception on Oct. 22, from 11 a ... Read More

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