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DAN LITTLE
16 high school teachers participate in a six-week seminar, spanning all of July, called “Punishment, Politics, and Culture” lead by Amherst College professor Austin Sarat Wednesday on the campus in Amherst.

On campus, off season Five Colleges offer summer programs, convention space and even wedding venues outside the academic year

Monday, August 3, 2015

AMHERST — The academic year for colleges and universities runs from September through May — but on campus, life goes on even after the students leave for the summer. Each of the five colleges in Northampton, Amherst and South Hadley has found its own unique blend of homegrown programs and facility rentals to make the most of valuable assets such …

National Science Foundation award funds UMass investigation of ‘quantum dots,’ research opportunities for community college students

Monday, August 3, 2015

AMHERST — When impurities like cobalt or oxygen react with the surface of semiconductor nanocrystals — known as “quantum dots,” which are used in some LED and tablet displays — the presence of these foreign entities can reduce the performance and energy efficiency of the devices. Kevin Kittilstved, an assistant professor of chemistry …

States to colleges: Prove you’re worth it

Monday, August 3, 2015

WASHINGTON — New College of Florida doesn’t offer pre-professional degrees, like nursing or engineering. Students choose the public liberal arts college because they want an intellectual experience. Many take a year off after graduation to pursue research or community service. Yet last fall, New College opened a flashy new career center on its Sarasota campus. It needed to prove to the state that …

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  • KEVIN GUTTING
Kyle McGillvran, left, and Brian O'Sullivan, both graduate students in accounting at the University of Massachusetts, shoot hoops on a shady court near the UMass Research Administration building on Butterfield Terrace in Amherst on Sunday.

    KEVIN GUTTING Kyle McGillvran, left, and Brian O'Sullivan, both graduate students in accounting at the University of Massachusetts, shoot hoops on a shady court near the UMass Research Administration building on Butterfield Terrace in Amherst on Sunday. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Northampton firefighter Andy Pelis, center, greets Northampton Police Sgt. Patrick Moody, in ball cap, following Northampton Fire Rescue's 16-8 loss to the Northampton Police Dept. in the first "Battle of the Badges" charity flag football game on Saturday.

    KEVIN GUTTING Northampton firefighter Andy Pelis, center, greets Northampton Police Sgt. Patrick Moody, in ball cap, following Northampton Fire Rescue's 16-8 loss to the Northampton Police Dept. in the first "Battle of the Badges" charity flag football game on Saturday. Purchase photo reprints »

  • GREG SAULMON
Carol I. Chandler of Chester sketches a scene at Childs Park in Northampton Friday morning. Chandler was preparing to meet at the park with other members of the Hilltown Plein Air Painters group.

    GREG SAULMON Carol I. Chandler of Chester sketches a scene at Childs Park in Northampton Friday morning. Chandler was preparing to meet at the park with other members of the Hilltown Plein Air Painters group. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
 
Addie, center, a two-year-old yellow lab, shakes off after a dip in the Fort River during a trip to Amherst's Wentworth Farm Conservation Area with dog walker Katherine Welch of Amherst on Wednesday. Also enjoying the watering hole are, from left, Matilda, a seven-year-old golden doodle, Mazie, a three-year-old miniature schnauzer, Harriet, a cockapoo, and Welch's own Tiger, an eight-year-old puggle, digging deep into the cool mud.

    KEVIN GUTTING Addie, center, a two-year-old yellow lab, shakes off after a dip in the Fort River during a trip to Amherst's Wentworth Farm Conservation Area with dog walker Katherine Welch of Amherst on Wednesday. Also enjoying the watering hole are, from left, Matilda, a seven-year-old golden doodle, Mazie, a three-year-old miniature schnauzer, Harriet, a cockapoo, and Welch's own Tiger, an eight-year-old puggle, digging deep into the cool mud. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS
Olivia,10 and her sister, Makayla,7, Labrie of Southampton make their way through a rock tunnel on the  North branch of the Manhan River in Easthampton during Wednesdays hot weather.

    CAROL LOLLIS Olivia,10 and her sister, Makayla,7, Labrie of Southampton make their way through a rock tunnel on the North branch of the Manhan River in Easthampton during Wednesdays hot weather. Purchase photo reprints »

  • DAN LITTLE
Volunteer Phylis Petronino, left, and Easthampton Community Center director Robin Bialecki work on the brown bag food program for seniors Tuesday morning at the Community Center.

    DAN LITTLE Volunteer Phylis Petronino, left, and Easthampton Community Center director Robin Bialecki work on the brown bag food program for seniors Tuesday morning at the Community Center. Purchase photo reprints »

Greece’s stock market to reopen as bailout talks progress

Saturday, August 1, 2015

ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s government announced that the Athens Stock Exchange will reopen Monday, a big step toward normalcy as talks with international creditors shifted into high gear. The exchange has been closed since June 29, when the …

Belchertown Road Sunoco in Amherst closed by state for unpaid taxes

Friday, July 31, 2015

AMHERST — A long-time service and gas station in the East Amherst village center is closed after the property was seized Thursday morning by officials with the state’s Department of Revenue for unpaid taxes. A large sign informing the public about the seizure is taped to the window …

Ford’s aluminum F-150 to cost more for repairs

Friday, July 31, 2015

By Jerry Hirsch Los Angeles Times (TNS) Ford’s revolutionary aluminum-body F-150 pickup truck does well in most crash tests but is significantly more expensive to repair, according to an analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That means buyers of the truck, the first to use the …

Stocks little changed

Thursday, July 30, 2015

NEW YORK — Stocks ended the day mostly flat on Thursday, recovering from broad losses earlier in the day. Investors continue to focus on corporate earnings, and Thursday’s batch brought mostly disappointing results from Procter & Gamble, Facebook …

Texas oilman, climber Dick Bass dies at 85

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dick Bass, a poetry-spouting Texas oilman who was the first climber to scale the highest peak on each of the seven continents and for a time was the oldest to top Mount Everest, has died. He was 85. Bass died Sunday at his home in Dallas. He had …

Protesters, Shell icebreaker face off

Thursday, July 30, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities forced protesters in kayaks from a river Thursday in Portland, Oregon, where the demonstrators were trying to stop a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving dry dock and joining an Arctic oil drilling …

Grand opening set for new Atkins location in North Amherst

Thursday, July 30, 2015

AMHERST — The new Atkins Farms Country Market location will open in North Amherst’s Mill District development in August, with a grand-opening event scheduled for September. W.D. Cowls President Cinda Jones said this week that work is being completed on refurbishing the old “Cow Palace” barn at 113 …

FERC urged to slow down pipeline process at packed hearing in Greenfield

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Federal regulators got an earful Wednesday night from nearly 600 people at an environmental scoping hearing on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. Calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to postpone the …

Stocks rise as Fed keeps interest rates unchanged

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after Federal Reserve policymakers voted to keep interest rates unchanged and gave no indication that a rate rise was imminent. A modest rebound in Chinese stocks also helped push the …

Regional auction lists livestock prices

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Northampton Co-op Auction Inc. lists Tuesday prices: Calves: $40 to $86; Growers: $100 to $400; Started: $125; Veal: none; Feeders: $75 to $130; Heifers: $80 to $105; Steers: $78; Bulls: $120 to $132; Canners: $34 to $95; Cutters: $97 to $105; Utility: $106 to $111; Sows: none; …