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Amherst bars planning ‘Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day’ event despite town’s concerns

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

AMHERST — A digital countdown clock on the wall near the entrance to McMurphy’s Uptown Tavern is a reminder to patrons, down to each fraction of a second, about when the Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day event begins. The 15th year for the event, formerly known as Halfway to Blarney Blowout, starts at noon Saturday at McMurphy’s and Stackers Pub, both on North Pleasant Street in downtown Amherst. It is …

Groundbreaking research in Arctic leads UMass professor Julie Brigham-Grette to head Polar Research Board

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

AMHERST — Studying glacial geology is a tantalizing mystery that can offer up a treasure trove of information if you know how and where to dig, believes University of Massachusetts Amherst professor Julie Brigham-Grette. “It’s like trying to put together a 1,000-piece puzzle and having only 300 pieces to work with,” Brigham-Grette said …

UMass gets three-year, $1 million federal grant to boost nursing program for minority, disadvantaged veterans

Monday, September 15, 2014

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing has received a three-year, $1 million federal grant to implement “Heroes into Health Care: Veterans Entering the Nursing Workforce,” a program designed to increase the number and percentage of ethnic minority and disadvantaged veterans who successfully complete a university-based nursing education and become employed as nurses. Funding for the new program comes from …

Number of University of Massachusetts students disciplined for off-campus misbehavior declines in past year

Friday, June 13, 2014

AMHERST — Fewer incidents in Amherst meant fewer University of Massachusetts students were disciplined because of their off-campus behavior during the recently completed academic year, according to a report compiled by the dean of students office. However, the number of students involved in major incidents remained almost the …

Amherst police statistics show fewer spring semester noise-related calls than last year

Friday, May 23, 2014

AMHERST — Even though the riotous behavior by thousands of college-age people during the “Blarney Blowout” in March brought national attention to Amherst and the University of Massachusetts, town police statistics show there were fewer disturbances impacting the quality of life for residents during the spring semester compared …

Andy Warhol Foundation gives six original prints to UMass Amherst

Thursday, May 22, 2014

AMHERST — Six original prints by famed artist Andy Warhol will be exhibited for the first time ever at the University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass after they were donated by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the … 1

Area police news

Sunday, May 18, 2014

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Area police news

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Amherst  Hakim Jamal Stewart, 27, of North Village Apartments, Unit J8, was arrested at 4:01 a.m. Friday on North Pleasant Street on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.  A 22-year-old Canaan, N.Y., man will be summoned to court on a charge of possession …

Area police news

Monday, May 5, 2014

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Former UMass employee Samuel Welson sues school over alleged retaliation and age discrimination

Thursday, May 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A former employee of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has filed a civil lawsuit against the school and others claiming he was retaliated against and wrongfully laid off, two months shy of 20 years of service. …

Closing arguments made in rape trial of former UMass student Weilang Wang

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Prosecutors in the rape trial of former University of Massachusetts student Weilang Wang said he was a “manipulator” while his defense attorney said he was a man in love trying to protect the reputation of his …

Amherst, UMass officials prepare for potential weekend disturbances

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

AMHERST — As the semester for local college students winds down, public safety officials are planning for the possibility of a weekend in which alcohol-fueled behavior could cause disturbances around town. Amherst Police Chief Scott Livingstone said Tuesday …