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Amherst College

Area police news

Monday, February 24, 2014

Amherst ∎ Taylor S. Aldrich, 29, of 85 Russell St., Hadley, was arrested at 12:38 a.m. Sunday on East Pleasant Street 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 operating a motor vehicle with no license in possession. ∎ Police were called to the area of the CVS Pharmacy, 76 … 0

Amherst College, FBI reopen 1975 Mead Art Museum heist investigation

Friday, February 21, 2014

AMHERST — It was just over 39 years ago that the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College experienced what was likely its worst moment: Thieves broke in on a winter night and made off with three centuries-old paintings valued at more than $400,000. Two of the paintings were recovered in 1989 following a … 0

Amherst ‘On the Same Page’ events in March to focus on Armenian genocide

Monday, February 17, 2014

AMHERST — In the early 1980s, Vermont writer Chris Bohjalian was an undergraduate at Amherst College. Thirty years later, Bohjalian, with a string of best-selling and critically acclaimed novels under his belt, will return to Amherst next month to discuss his 2012 novel “The Sandcastle Girls.” A New York Times best-seller, the book will be the focus of the second series of “On … 0