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Health workers carry the body of a man suspected of dying from the Ebola virus and left in the street, in the capital city of Monrovia, Liberia,  Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. The World Health Organization declared it’s ethical to use untested drugs and vaccines in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa although the tiny supply of one experimental drug handed out to three people has been depleted and it could be many months until more is available. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

Five Colleges consortium issues statement discouraging travel to areas affected by Ebola

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Although the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is said to pose no immediate threat in the Valley, area colleges are taking extra precautions by educating the public. The Five Colleges — University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Smith College, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, and Hampshire College — jointly issued a statement this week that includes facts on the …

Smith College works on sinkhole near Paradise Pond

Monday, July 14, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Work to repair a sinkhole that swallowed up a paved path on the hill overlooking Smith College’s Paradise Pond is underway. The sinkhole opened up in mid-May and is 15 feet in diameter and 12 feet deep, according to Smith College spokeswoman Stacey Schmeidel. Located about halfway down the hill between …

Birds of a feather: Visually impaired youth find new experiences, friendship at Northampton camp

Friday, July 11, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — In a quiet classroom on the Smith College campus Friday, a tiny, big-eyed saw-whet owl perched calmly while 10-year-old Paige Drury let her hands be guided until she was gently stroking feathers on the bird’s back. Afterwards, Drury, who is blind, smiled when she described what it felt like to touch …

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 …

Smith College botanic garden seeks volunteers

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — The Smith College Botanic Garden is seeking volunteers to lead tours for school groups and greet the public at the Lyman Plant House. Trained volunteers provide tours of the greenhouses at the Lyman Conservatory at the Botanic Garden for school classes. Each January, the Botanic Garden …

Amherst, Hampshire and Smith colleges among humanities grant recipients

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

AMHERST — Three area colleges are among the Massachusetts-based institutions that have been awarded nearly $260,000 in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Amherst College received a total of more than $100,000 for humanities study projects on skepticism, and on Spanish representations of the Nazis’ Mauthausen …

Music review: Concert celebrates music of local composers Ronald Perera, Donald Wheelock

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Sage Chamber Music Society presented a concert Sunday of music composed by Ronald Perera and Donald Wheelock, emeritus professors of music at Smith College in Northampton. Formerly the Smith Chamber Music Society, the Sage Chamber Music Society is a faculty ensemble dedicated to performing chamber music from …

Banana plant busts through glass roof at Smith College conservatory

Monday, November 4, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Not to be outdone by the fall mum show — or the even showier spring bulb show — a determined banana plant in the Smith College Botanic Garden’s Lyman Plant House broke through a pane of … 5

Smith College inaugurates McCartney as 11th leader

Saturday, October 19, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Smith College president Kathleen McCartney presented a four-point agenda for the years ahead in her inaugural speech to nearly 3,000 guests and well-wishers attending an elaborate series of events Saturday to celebrate her installation as the …

Photo Gallery: In its 27th year, Pulaski Parade still charms the crowds in Northampton

Monday, October 14, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — The 27th annual Pulaski Day Parade Monday was a special treat for Smith College student Jess Marlor. Born in Poland, Marlor has lived in the United States for most of her life, but her Polish heritage …

Summit explores money’s role in combating rural family violence

Friday, September 20, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Domestic violence and sexual abuse are rural problems as well as urban ones, yet most rural battered women are excluded from help available in metropolitan areas, advocates say. Experts in the field gathered Friday in Northampton to address the problem in a daylong summit held by …