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Emily Dickinson documentary falls short of Kickstarter goal

Friday, August 28, 2015

AMHERST — The future of plans to create a documentary on the life of Emily Dickinson is uncertain after the film’s production company failed to meet its fundraising goal on Kickstarter Friday. The producers of “A Quiet Passion,” the Dickinson biopic that was shot in Amherst this summer, are aiming to create a second film, a documentary that will further explore her life and influence. Hurricane Films recently launched a …

UMass’ Downey eligible to play as court case progresses

Friday, August 28, 2015

AMHERST — UMass sophomore linebacker Da’Sean Downey will be allowed to participate in Minuteman team activities as the court case against him progresses. Downey, who will be arraigned Oct. 21 on assault charges stemming from an altercation earlier this year, is limited by a ankle injury suffered earlier in camp. But according to UMass coach Mark Whipple, Downey, who was suspended for spring …

Friday’s colleges: Golden goal sinks Minutemen in opener

Friday, August 28, 2015

Austin Buxton scored on a rebound with 46 seconds left in the first overtime as Utah Valley defeated UMass 1-0 Friday afternoon at Rudd Field in the Minutemen’s season opener. UMass keeper Bardia Asefnia made four saves, including a point-blank attempt that caromed out to Buxton on the right side for the winning tally. The Minutemen’s defense blocked a number of shots throughout …

Records request yields heavily redacted letter sent to state Attorney General in wake of Amherst website data disclosure

Friday, August 28, 2015

AMHERST — A public records request by the Daily Hampshire Gazette seeking more information about the disclosure of residents’ personal information through the Amherst municipal website yielded a heavily redacted letter that collector and treasurer Claire McGinnis sent …

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Friday, June 21, 2013

The Daily Hampshire Gazette publishes news about weddings, engagements, anniversaries, new babies and adoptions with local connections. There is a small charge for wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements. Forms and information about submitting announcements can be found at GazetteNET.com. Look for Reader Service at the top right on …

Upcoming events at area senior centers

Friday, August 28, 2015

Seminar on scammers set for September A free seminar aimed at protecting senior citizens from scams and other financial crimes will be held Sept. 11 at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan and the …

Pride station reports counterfeit $100 bill used in store — and other area police news

Friday, August 28, 2015

Northampton ∎ Emy Alsina, 37, of Holyoke, was arrested at 1:58 a.m. Friday on King Street on charges of operating with a suspended license and having an invalid inspection sticker. ∎ A man reported at 9:26 p.m. Thursday that he unlocked his bicycle worth $550 from a pole …

UMass to lead New England branch of federal advanced manufacturing initiative

Friday, August 28, 2015

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst will lead the New England branch of a $75 million federal venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the …

Former UMass student who accused 4 men of rape takes stand in Adam Liccardi trial

Friday, August 28, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The prosecution in the trial of Adam T. Liccardi rested its case Friday afternoon after jurors heard over two hours of testimony from the former University of Massachusetts Amherst student who says she was gang-raped in …

Amherst Select Board to revisit policy on flying flags to mark anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

Friday, August 28, 2015

AMHERST — A policy on when commemorative American flags go up on downtown utility poles to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is on the Select Board’s Monday agenda. The request to revisit the policy, last adjusted in 2010, comes from blogger and Town Meeting member …

‘Amherst for All’ group lobbies for changes to town charter, government structure

Friday, August 28, 2015

AMHERST — A new organization is aiming to create a charter commission that could propose changes in how Amherst town government works, including potentially ending representative Town Meeting as the town’s legislative body. Amherst for All is the …

Notebook: QB guru Mark Whipple says Blake Frohnapfel is ‘best guy I’ve coach at UMass’

Thursday, August 27, 2015

AMHERST — Is senior quarterback Blake Frohnapfel UMass’ best quarterback in Mark Whipple’s two stints as head coach? Whipple said yes at Wednesday’s media day, but hedged a bit as the discussion progressed, keeping Todd Bankhead, who led …

Amherst group ponders ways to move Little Red Schoolhouse, including tapping CPA funds

Thursday, August 27, 2015

AMHERST — An effort to move the former Little Red Schoolhouse building from Amherst College to an off-campus site may hinge on obtaining money from the town’s Community Preservation Act account. The CPA Committee is expected to make …