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Area police news

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Amherst ■ Police are investigating a break-in at a Duxbury Lane home reported at 10:53 p.m. Tuesday Entry was made through a bathroom window and inexpensive silver-plated jewelry was stolen, according to police. UMass ■ Baoquan Sun, 20, of Marlborough, was arrested at 11:27 p.m. Wednesday on North Pleasant Street on charges of failure to stop for police and operating a motor vehicle with a lights violation. … 0

Area police news

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Granby ■ Jose A. Marquez, 45, of Holyoke, was arrested on West State Street at 7:56 a.m. April 9 on a warrant out of Holyoke District Court. ■ Kevin R. Ellis, 26, of 6 Philip Circle, was arrested at home at 8:27 p.m. April 8 on a warrant issued by Northampton District Court. ■ Benjamin McCullough, 21, of Belchertown, was arrested on New … 0

With UMass talk overrun by activists, John Ashcroft answers questions from audience on the Patriot Act, torture

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — When former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft stepped up the podium in the UMass Student Union Ballroom Wednesday night to both hearty applause and boos, he told the crowd of about 150 that he planned to talk about liberty. But after just a few minutes of his thoughts on freedom, a … 1

UMass hospitality industry career day to feature over 60 companies, including Mohegan Sun and MGM Grand

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

AMHERST — Career day for students studying hospitality and tourism management at the University of Massachusetts will feature representatives from two companies planning to open casinos in western Massachusetts. Mohegan Sun and MGM Grand will join 10 other first-time companies registered for the event to be held on … 0

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Exhibit at UMass Amherst celebrates 50 years of Latin album cover art

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Pablo E. Yglesias’ father left Cuba on the eve of that country’s revolution, and most of the personal items he took with him were his 10-inch records. Yglesias was about 5 years old when he began investigating those … 0

University of Massachusetts sophomore Delaney Ratner takes Westminster dog show honors in stride

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts sophomore Delaney Ratner was confident her dogs would do well on the big stage of the Westminster Kennel Club’s prestigious dog show in New York City, so when two took first place in … 0

Language at issue in alleged rape case: Ex-UMass student wants statements tossed, citing lack of interpreter

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Lawyers for a former University of Massachusetts student are seeking to have statements he gave to police thrown out due, in part, to a language barrier the night of his arrest on sexual assault charges. In a motion filed in Hampshire Superior Court, attorneys for Weilang … 0

MassPIRG report praises efforts by UMass to reduce vehicles on campus

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

AMHERST — Campuses such as the University of Massachusetts Amherst are reducing driving on campus by providing a wider range of transportation choices for students, according to a report issued this month by the MASSPIRG Education Fund. “University and college campuses are at the forefront of encouraging new … 0

Suspect arrested on drug charges, warrant in South Amherst — and other area police news

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Amherst ∎ Kalem Daniels, 30, of Milford, was arrested at 10:58 p.m. Monday at a South Amherst apartment complex on charges of possessing a Class A drug (heroin) and possessing a Class B drug (cocaine, subsequent offense), and on a warrant. ∎ Larry Levitt, 66, of 375 Pelham … 0

August trials expected in alleged UMass gang rape case

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Trials for four men accused of raping a UMass student in October 2012 are now expected to be held in August. Meanwhile, the attorney for one of the accused is seeking dismissal because he was 17 … 0

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 … 0

National Guard helicopters, Amherst firefighters to conduct training drills at UMass Saturday

Friday, February 7, 2014

AMHERST — Black Hawk helicopters from Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield will be part of a medical evacuation training exercise Saturday at the University of Massachusetts. The Amherst Fire Department is working with the Massachusetts Army National Guard on the drill, which is designed to simulate … 0

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 … 0