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Area police news

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Amherst ∎ Reginald Edward Madison, 25, of 38 Greenleaves Drive, Hadley, was arrested at 9:51 p.m. Monday in front of Town Hall on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after police responded to a report of a shirtless man, possibly intoxicated, who was screaming at people. Belchertown ∎ Christopher Killian, 23, of 121 North Main St., Unit K3, was arrested at 11:45 a.m. Sunday on a charge of shoplifting … 0

Two pedestrians hit by pellets from air rifle on Amherst street

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

AMHERST — Police are trying to locate a person who allegedly used a BB gun to shoot two people walking on College Street Saturday night. Detective Lt. Ronald Young said Tuesday that the man and woman reported the incident Sunday morning, about 12 hours after both were struck by pellets from the air rifle Saturday at 10:30 p.m. The incident occurred near the … 0

Ailton Correia, of Amherst, faces drunken-driving charge after car strikes tree, nearly hits an Amherst home

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

AMHERST — An Amherst man who drove his car off South East Street into a tree Monday night, and nearly hit a nearby house, is scheduled to be arraigned on multiple charges in Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown on Friday. Ailton N. Correia, 22, of 188 East Hadley Road, Unit 151-E, faces … 0

Backstory: Charges likely in Amherst accident that injures two as car nearly strikes house

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

AMHERST — Police said charges will likely be filed against the driver of a car that went off South East Street Monday around 10 p.m., struck a tree and nearly hit a house, injuring the male driver and … 1

UMass hoping new OL Ryan Johnson can make a big impact

Monday, September 1, 2014

AMHERST — New UMass offensive lineman Ryan Johnson doesn’t just look big to normal-sized people. “He’s huge,” said 6-foot-4, 280-pound teammate Matt Sparks. “Just looking at him walk in, it’s like ‘wow he’s big.’ I’m really excited to have him.” Monday was the 6-foot-5, 320-pound junior’s first full … 0

Matt Vautour: The College Football Playoff field isn’t going to stay at four for long.

Monday, September 1, 2014

The squawking will start around 1 p.m. on Dec. 7, if not sooner. The four-team field for the first college football playoff will be out and lots of people will be mad. Fans, administrators and representatives from at … 0

First things first, it's 'Go! Go U! Go UMass! Go U-Mass!' Freshman convocation clam bake teaches the ropes, rules and pride

Monday, September 1, 2014

AMHERST — The 4,650 members of the incoming freshman class at the University of Massachusetts Amherst had a lot to learn their first weekend on campus, from the location of the dining commons to the names of their … 0

Pine Street in Amherst will have sidewalk on both sides to avoid expense of moving utility poles

Monday, September 1, 2014

AMHERST — The expense of moving utility poles on Pine Street will likely mean that the rebuilt sidewalk will not be exclusively on one side of the road. While the Department of Public Works is moving forward with putting down a base coat of pavement on Pine Street … 1

Ten arrested during weekend in Amherst for liquor law violations

Monday, September 1, 2014

AMHERST — Ten people were arrested, four will be summoned to court and 15 warnings were issued for various liquor law violations over the weekend. ∎ Michael Porras, 20, of Westford, was arrested at 1:16 a.m. Monday on North Pleasant Street on charges of violating the open container … 0


Monday, September 1, 2014

Amherst ∎ Frank Kelly, 21, Ryan Joyal, 21, and Matthew Burton, 21, all of Melrose, were arrested at 1:11 a.m. Monday on North Pleasant Street and charged with disorderly conduct after they were seen urinating on the street. ∎ Luke Vincent Gatti, 18, of Bayville, New York, was … 0

Area police officials lukewarm about surplus military gear programs flagged for review by president

Monday, September 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — President Barack Obama last week ordered a review of programs that put surplus military gear into the hands of local police in the wake of outcry about heavily armed Ferguson, Missouri, police officers in armored trucks … 2

Weekend colleges: UMass women’s soccer falls to Providence in overtime

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jackie Bruno tied the game in the second half for UMass, but Catherine Zimmerman netted the winner in overtime as Providence pulled out the 2-1 win, Sunday in Amherst. Danielle Kriscenski made two saves, while Madison Smith had one assist for the Minutewomen (1-2-1). Nichols 1, Mount Holyoke … 0

Matt Vautour: Impressions on UMass’ season opening loss to Boston College

Saturday, August 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH Fans dreaming of an instantaneous turnaround for the UMass football team under Mark Whipple left Gillette Stadium disappointed following a 30-7 season opening loss to Boston College. The Minutemen were too often overmatched by their in-state would-be … 0