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Amherst Education Foundation Trivia Bee features 30 teams Thursday night

Thursday, October 30, 2014

AMHERST — A friendly competition to see how well people know arcane trivia, in particular about elections, will help raise money to support local educational initiatives. The 20th annual Amherst Education Foundation Trivia Bee, featuring 30 teams competing for the top prize, will be held at the Amherst Regional Middle School auditorium from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Last year, the event, which raised $8,000, was won by a team …

Some voters to consider stronger anti-corruption measures for politicians, legalization of marijuana

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Strengthening anti-corruption laws for politicians and taking a step toward full legalization of marijuana are public policy questions on Tuesday’s ballot in two area legislative districts. With state Sen. Stanley C. Rosenberg, D-Amherst, expected to become president of the Massachusetts Senate next year, voters in the 24 communities that make up his Hampshire, Franklin & Worcester District will consider a non-binding public policy …

Richard Hogans Jr., Amherst teen missing since Monday, found safe in New Haven

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

AMHERST — A 15-year-old Amherst boy missing since Monday afternoon was found safe in New Haven, Connecticut, Wednesday evening. Amherst police said in a press release at 10 p.m. that Richard Hogans Jr. was on his way to be reunited with his family. They did not give any reason for why he was …

Wednesday’s college recaps: Amherst men’s soccer survives Trinity’s comeback, 4-3

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Amherst College men’s soccer team survived a late comeback by Trinity to win its regular season finale, 4-3, at home on Monday. Greg Singer scored the game winner in the 50th minute, but Trinity added two late goals to pull the final score. Nico Pascual-Leon, Christopher Martin …

Hampshire Halloween concert prompts full emergency staffing in Amherst

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

AMHERST — Multi-gendered rapper and poet Mykki Blanco headlines an annual Halloween celebration at Hampshire College on Friday night. Blanco is one of at least six musical acts scheduled to take the stage between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. at an event that also features fireworks and is …

Wednesday’s high school and preps: Amherst girls soccer shut out Cathedral, 3-0, on senior night

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jamie Staples scored a goal and had two assists as the Amherst Regional girls soccer team enjoyed a successful senior night by beating Cathedral 3-0. Izzy Tripp and Sage DeChiara each added a goal, while senior Kailey Tobin earned an assist for the tournament-bound Hurricanes (6-9-3, 5-2-1 Central). …

Day of prayer and reflection Sunday at New England Peace Pagoda in Leverett

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

AMHERST — Racist graffiti in dormitories at the University of Massachusetts. A black youth dead from a bullet fired by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The Ebola virus claiming lives in West Africa. While the events may be unrelated, they concern a broad spectrum of people who …

Renewed grant continues advocates supporting survivors of domestic and sexual assaults in Amherst, Northampton

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A grant that has allowed survivors of domestic and sexual assaults in Amherst and Northampton and on the University of Massachusetts campus to receive immediate support and services from civilian advocates will continue for another three years. Amherst Police, in collaboration with Northampton Police, UMass Police and the …

UMass coack Derek Kellogg hoping Jabarie Hinds can continue sixth man impact role.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

AMHERST — Jabarie Hinds won’t start in UMass’ Thursday exhibition game against American International (7 p.m. Mullins Center) and probably won’t start in the Minutemen’s Nov. 14 opener against Siena. Minuteman coach Derek Kellogg liked the dynamic that …

Area police news

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Amherst ∎ A break into a vehicle parked at Puffton Village, 1040 North Pleasant St., was reported at 1:27 p.m. Tuesday. Hadley ∎ Michael Y. Chayet, 47, of 29 North Main St., Florence, was arrested at 6:41 p.m. Tuesday on Route 9 on a warrant. ∎ A 21-year-old …

Ballot Question 4 asks voters to decide whether nearly all employees should earn sick time

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Proponents of a ballot question that would guarantee sick time for nearly all workers in the state say the measure would benefit as many as 1 million people who currently face tough decisions about whether to give up …

Fruits of friendship: Deep roots of band, Solara, planted during childhood

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

You don’t have to look very far to find a group of hometown friends who’ve decided to form a band. It happens all the time in middle schools and high schools across the country, and across the world. …

CHART: Supporters of expanded bottle bill face well-funded opponents of Question 2

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — As she discussed the merits of a ballot question that would expand the state’s bottle bill for the first time in 31 years, Susan Waite reached into a container at the city’s Locust Street recycling center …