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UMass' Isenberg School gets $10M gift for entrepreneurship program

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

AMHERST — A $10 million gift from longtime University of Massachusetts supporters will help create a Center for Entrepreneurship at the Isenberg School of Management. Douglas and Diana Berthiaume recently made the donation that will establish the Douglas and Diana Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship. The center, which will use existing space at the school, is expected to be a hub … 0

Orange state Rep. Denise Andrews opposes proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ORANGE — State Rep. Denise Andrews, D-Orange, said she is opposed to the gas pipeline that’s been planned to cross Franklin County and the North Quabbin region and would be willing to get arrested to stop it. Andrews, the first area legislator to publicly oppose the proposal, shared her concerns with a gathering of more than 100 pipeline opponents at a meeting last … 0

Expected increase in state money for Greenfield Community College may again freeze student fees

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College is in line for an increase of $310,000 to $450,000 in state funding, which may be enough to convince trustees to again freeze student fees. President Robert Pura said fee increases will be discussed by his staff and the board of trustees in constructing a budget, but he would prefer not to raise them. State money generally makes … 0

Rollover crash on Interstate 91 southbound backs up traffic on highway and in Northampton

Friday, April 18, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A single-vehicle rollover accident in the southbound lane of Interstate 91 snarled traffic for more than an hour Friday afternoon on the highway and in downtown Northampton. A 2010 Ford Econoline van driven southbound by John Hamel, 25, of Plymouth, rolled over about 2 p.m., according … 0

Area police news

Friday, April 18, 2014

Amherst ■ Matthew Robert Coletti, 24, of Newtown, Conn., was arrested at 1:38 a.m. Friday on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger, failure to stay within marked lanes and speeding. ■ Patrick M. Barry, … 0

Valley Views Local photographers aim their cameras outdoors

Friday, April 18, 2014

HORNED LARK, AT REST Cemetery Road, Hadley Photograph and text by Anne E. Ely of South Hadley When standing still, with its coloring blending in with the cornstalks in this Honey Pot cornfield off Cemetery Road in Hadley, … 0

Heading Outdoors

Friday, April 18, 2014

■∎ Hadley Bird Walk — Friends of the Mount Holyoke Range sponsor walk with John Green on April 19 from 7 to 10 a.m., Skinner State Park, Route 47, Hadley. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at the park’s main gate off of Route … 0

Amherst Music House joins other businesses leaving Carriage Shops with building’s sale pending

Friday, April 18, 2014

AMHERST — Over the past four decades, Archie Shepp, Max Roach, Yusef Lateef and Marion Brown are among the prominent musicians who have ventured into a small music shop at the northern end of the town center to … 2

Goshen Meltdown comes to a splashy end

Friday, April 18, 2014

Watching ice melt may sound dull, but Goshen has made it a spectator sport. The Goshen Meltdown is a lucrative betting game in which wagers are placed on the day and time the ice will give way under … 0

Amherst officials pleased with landlords’ compliance with rental permit bylaw

Friday, April 18, 2014

AMHERST — Fewer than 20 percent of all rental properties in Amherst have yet to apply for a permit under the town’s rental registration program. Building Commissioner Robert Morra informed the Select Board this week that the Conservation and Development department has received 1,086 applications, representing 83 percent … 0

State designates removal of Upper Roberts Meadow Dam in Northampton as ‘priority project’

Friday, April 18, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The city’s plan to remove the Upper Roberts Meadow Dam and restore the upper part of Roberts Meadow Brook to its natural habitat received a boost this week when the state designated the work as a “priority project” eligible for grants and technical assistance. The dam … 1

Holyoke mayor’s cousin reaches plea agreement in connection with March drunken driving incident on city bike path

Friday, April 18, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A Holyoke man arrested last month after he drove onto the city bike path near Union Station will lose his driver’s license for 45 days and pay $300 in fines under a plea agreement reached in Northampton District Court. Nicholas A. Duclos, 22, a cousin of … 0

Ware man pleads guilty to Social Security fraud

Friday, April 18, 2014

BOSTON — A Ware man has pleaded guilty to fraudulently collecting more than $50,000 in Social Security disability payments while working an $80,000-per-year job. Carl Lynch pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to a charge of theft of public money. Prosecutors say the 43-year-old Lynch began receiving disability … 0