Category Archives: Williston News

Thayers in Daily Hampshire Gazette

Another Williston Northampton family is in the Daily Hampshire Gazette!

Richard Thayer, Jr. ’77 P’05 ’08 has conserved 38 acres of farmland off Hocakanum Road in Hadley, parts of which have been in his family since 1747.

According to the article: “Richard Thayer’s father and grandfather raised chickens on the property until the 1950s, providing eggs to local residents and restaurants. More recently the land has been leased to Barstowe_SSRqs Longview Farm, which grows hay and silage corn there…The land now has an Agricultural Preservation Restriction, which commits it to farm use in perpetuity.”


2012 Bear Fest Recap

At all-school assembly, Head of School Robert W. Hill III was presented with a small bear in recognition of the school’s “Black Bear” sponsorship of the 2012 Bear Fest.

Bearfest is now over, but was a great example of how we engage in mutually beneficial activities between the school and the town of Easthampton.  Williston’s sponsorship of the event is crucial to seeing a full celebration of the arts in our broader community.  Certainly, Natania Hume’s incredible bear—“Winter’s Lament”—deserves widespread recognition.  Brett Fellowes’ (2012) “Bear by Design” will soon be available for all to see in Reed. With Easthampton now considering becoming a cultural center, this is an area of distinction for us.

-Peter Gunn

Athletes of the Week: Sept. 24

Each week the Athletic Department honors Athletes of the Week. Players are nominated by coaches for their efforts and performance the previous week. Please extend your congratulations to these athletes of the week!!

Natalia Ovando ‘15 – Girls Varsity Soccer
Will Consavage ‘13 – Varsity Football
Hannah Lewis ‘13 – Girls Cross Country
Pierre DeLiso ‘13 – Boys Varsity Soccer

To read more about these athletes, please go to the following link:

Online Store for Athletic Gear

We are pleased to announce the opening of our first Boathouse online store. The online store is open now through September 17th. You can purchase merchandise directly from the store for a limited time. Any items you purchase will be shipped to you by October 8th. Please be advised that this is the only Boathouse merchandise that will be available for the fall season.

Go to the online store.