Northampton Recovery Center to occupy former pastry shop

By BERA DUNAU Staff Writer Published: 2/17/2020 12:05:46 AM NORTHAMPTON — A local nonprofit that helps people struggling with addiction is set to move into the former La Fiorentina pastry shop on Armory Street. “We anticipate being able to move in in May,” said Lynn Ferro, director of the Northampton Recovery Center. She said the [...]

Hampshire HOPE: Photo exhibit seeks to smash stigma around addiction, inspire recovery

Photo Credit: Veronika Patty, Project Redemption By LAURIE LOISEL For the Gazette Published: 8/27/2019 9:22:14 AM Inspiration for the Project Redemption traveling photo exhibit came to Ashburnham photographer Veronika Patty two years ago while she listened to a woman talk about her experiences as a person recovering from addiction. “As she was speaking, I was thinking, ‘man, [...]

The important role the Northampton Recovery Center plays

Frank Santosus: The important role the Northampton Recovery Center plays Hampshire Gazette  -Published: 6/23/2019 8:00:16 PM One year ago, a letter I wrote about my experience as a member of the Northampton Recovery Center was published in the Gazette. I wrote it on the occasion of the center receiving a United Way grant enabling it [...]

Hampshire Hope: Writing through the pain

PICTURED: Judy Ryan, a retired teacher and facilitator of one of the writing groups, reads a piece by a participant, as other writers look on. She said she “got to know a group of seven courageous men who shared their experiences honestly and openly.”About 30 people took part in writing groups about how the opioid [...]

Northampton Recovery Center moves to Gleason Plaza

Lynn Ferro, who is the director of Northampton Recovery Center, directs Stephen Milanovich, an inmate at the Hampshire County Jail, as he moves a writing board at the center's new location at 2 Gleason Plaza, Monday, April 30, 2018. By SARAH ROBERTSON Staff Writer, Daily Hampshire Gazette NORTHAMPTON — Thanks to an anonymous [...]

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