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Mike Torie, of Boston, takes a tv out from a car to help student move-in to Kennedy Hall in University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

Pioneer Valley’s class of 2018 makes its grand entrance

Saturday, August 30, 2014

AMHERST — With gear piled high atop car roofs and minivans filled to capacity, thousands of new and returning students arrived on campus this weekend at Hampshire County’s four private colleges and the University of Massachusetts. The combined class of 2018 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Hampshire, Amherst, Smith and Mount Holyoke colleges checks in at around 6,760 first-year … 0

Sunny skies, larger crowds marks fair’s first day

Saturday, August 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Under brighter skies than last year, the Three County Fair saw no shortage of energetic children, large plush animals, and clowns Saturday. “People seem to be having a really good time, so I don’t have any complaints so far,” said Bruce Shallcross, general manager for the fair. Thunderstorms shut down rides … 0

B2B ID: Bryan Daley

Saturday, August 30, 2014

NAME: Bryan Daley JOB TITLE, COMPANY, CITY IT IS BASED IN: Owner, Easthampton Music Conservatory, 12 Greenwood Court, Easthampton WEBSITE: http://www.westernmamusic.com/ AGE: Over 35 WHEN THE BUSINESS STARTED: 2009 HOW MANY ON YOUR STAFF: My wife, Taryn, and I are full time, and there are various part-time music instructors as well. WHAT YOU … 0

At annual UMass community breakfast pep rally, many calls for town-gown collaboration

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

AMHERST — Building on collaborations between the University of Massachusetts and the town of Amherst will lead to mutually beneficial growth, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy said during the 48th community breakfast Wednesday. In a warm and humid Student Union … 0

PVTA’s new crosstown bus now serves Northampton Survival Center

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Tom Burton often walks more than a mile from his Conz Street home to the Northampton Survival Center to pick up much-needed food. Once there, he might run into Hannah Morehouse, a center volunteer in her … 0

Deerfield Elementary School seeks crossing guard

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DEERFIELD — Students at Deerfield Elementary School may get a surprise as they head to and from school, at least for the first few months of the year. Assistant Principal Clay Connor is temporarily filling in as school crossing guard at Pleasant Street as the town looks to … 0

MAP Deerfield Academy buys John F. Thorn estate for $1.5 million

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DEERFIELD — For the second time this year, Deerfield Academy has purchased property in Old Deerfield for $1.5 million. According to the Franklin County Registry of Deeds, the Trustees of Deerfield Academy purchased the John F. Thorn estate … 0

Unsuccessful applicant for medical marijuana license in Franklin County sues state

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A locally based nonprofit that wants to sell medical marijuana in Franklin County has sued the state for “arbitrarily and capriciously” rejecting its application. JM Farm’s Patient Group is suing the state Department of Public … 0

Letter by Carol Ross saying she feared ‘race-baiting’ at forum in Amherst angers WHMP officials

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

AMHERST — A letter sent to all Amherst School District parents and staff by the woman hired to heal racial divides said she feared “race-baiting” would be part of a radio station forum held here last week. That … 1

Hadley K-9 Nomar helps Amherst police find bag of marijuana tossed by suspect

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AMHERST — The Hadley Police K-9 unit was called to Amherst to help search for an item thrown toward a wooded area by a person who Amherst police arrested on Kellogg Avenue. The request for Hadley’s search dog, … 0

Northampton eyes Amherst model for managing public shade trees

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Alarmed by a steady decline in the number of public shade trees in Northampton, a group of residents has asked the city to follow the lead of Amherst by hiring a professional tree warden to coordinate … 0

Amherst BID teams up with town to add to tree stock

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AMHERST — Where three trees once stood on the south side of Main Street near Town Hall, only deteriorating stumps remain at the center of the stone-lined tree wells. To improve the aesthetics of this section of Main Street, dominated by a parking lot and a PVTA bus … 0

Tree counters wanted

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Some 40 residents are expected to fan out across the city next month to conduct an inventory of public trees that organizers hope will provide a snapshot of Northampton’s tree canopy and help quantify their benefits. Over six hours on Saturday, Sept. 13, the volunteers, supported … 0