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Motorcyclists ride on the Champs Elysees with the Arc de Triomphe displaying the solidarity message "Paris is Charlie" in Paris, France, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. With explosions and gunfire, French security forces ended a three-day terror rampage around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper as well as an associate who seized a kosher supermarket to try to help them escape. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Academics react to terrorism in France, study-abroad students safe

Friday, January 9, 2015

In an essay he wrote in response to the terrorism that occurred in Paris while he was visiting this week, Ronald C. Rosbottom opened with a response to someone who asked if he was safe. “The answer is yes, we are, but we do not live in safe times,” he wrote. Rosbottom, an Amherst college professor who studies French culture …

Training session in January for volunteers at Smith College Botanic Garden

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A training session will be offered this month to prepare community members who would like to volunteer at the Botanic Garden at Smith College. Once a year in January, the Botanic Garden offers an intensive three-day training program open to anyone interested in volunteering. In addition to leading tours for local …

After email controversy, Smith President Kathleen McCartney leads campus vigil over police killings of blacks

Monday, December 8, 2014

NORTHAMPTON ­— Smith College President Kathleen McCartney led a vigil attended by 130 people Monday afternoon three days after she apologized for her original wording in an email she sent to the campus community in reaction to the recent police killings of three blacks. McCartney sent two emails Friday, which were obtained by …

Nonhazardous deicing material spills into Mill River at Smith College

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — As much as 2,600 gallons of deicing material spilled into and around the Mill River off West Street last week, prompting Smith College to hire an environmental firm to clean up the site. State environmental regulators say the material is nonhazardous. The cleanup was completed Friday, …

A greenhouse full of pink to banish the wintertime blues: Smith College bulb show opens

Saturday, March 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — For Rachel Lord, weaving through the narrow passages in the Botanic Garden of Smith College greenhouse among 5,000 bulbs that planters coaxed into early bloom was part business and all pleasure. She had her 6-month-old baby, …

Colleges help with tips on various business ventures

Monday, February 10, 2014

Though starting a business in an uncertain economy may seem intimidating, educators from the Five Colleges believe that need not stand in the way of entrepreneurial success. A diverse range of programs offered by the colleges and University of Massachusetts Amherst help students realize that creating a profitable …

Local scholars cite spending, security issues at Winter Olympics in Russia

Thursday, February 6, 2014

AMHERST — Are the Winter Olympics, with its opening ceremonies Friday in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, mainly a spectacle of overspending and corruption or a sign of an emerging new Russia that is reshaping its …

Who needs instruments? Silver Chord Bowl focuses on voices

Sunday, February 2, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Melodies and beat boxing could be heard backstage in John M. Greene Hall at Smith College Sunday in the moments before the stage lights went on for the Silver Chord Bowl. The enthusiasm burst through with …

Man found dead Saturday at Smith College identified as Kyle William Amidon of Florence

Sunday, February 2, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A man whose body was discovered on the grounds of Smith College on Saturday has been indentified as Kyle William Amidon of Florence, according to the Northwestern district attorney’s office. Amidon, 35, was discovered in a wooded area off Paradise Road on campus about 1:30 p.m., …

Music Review: Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin performs epic program at Smith College in Northampton

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Marc-André Hamelin, the distinguished Canadian pianist and composer, played at Smith College Jan. 24, when the Music in Deerfield series resumed. The program was challenging for the pianist and his audience, which included many children. Hamelin began with …

Crash on West Street in Northampton injures two

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A collision on West Street between a Smith College public safety cruiser and a car driven by a Greenfield woman sent both drivers to the hospital with minor injuries Tuesday evening, police said. Sophie A. Lazu, 28, of Greenfield, was taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital after …

CORRECTED MEETING LOCATION: Four-year study on food production, consumption heads to Northampton Agricultural Commission

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — The Agricultural Commission will begin taking a comprehensive look at how food is produced, distributed, sold and purchased in the city Wednesday night with the goal of developing plans to strengthen local food production. The Keep Farming Northampton project of the Agricultural Commission aims to develop …

Making News: Five Colleges edition

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Four join University Health Services AMHERST — Four medical providers have joined University Health Services at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Staff physicians Laura L. Scoville and Maria Gallo and nurse practitioners Yanghee Kwon and Patricia A. Mertes are providing care in the health center’s walk-in and general …