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Weekend colleges: Amherst men’s hockey earns point on initial road swing

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Amherst College men’s hockey team earned just one of a possible four points over the weekend on a road trip to upstate New York. The Jeffs tied Nazareth 1-1 Sunday, following a 6-3 loss to Elmira Saturday. Phil Johansson scored his first collegiate goal on the power play Sunday for No. 6/7 Amherst (2-1-1). Theo Hannah and Chris Roll each picked up an assist, with Dave Cunningham making 36 …

Small Business Saturday draws shoppers to local, independent retailers

Saturday, November 28, 2015

’Twas the Saturday after Thanksgiving, when all through the streets, throngs flocked to small stores, seeking unique holiday treats. Dampened somewhat by drizzly skies, shoppers explored Northampton, Amherst and Easthampton on the day after Black Friday, many purposefully avoiding the mall on a day meant to promote independent retailers. Introduced by American Express …

Matt Vautour: Marquis Young gives UMass a glance at future

Friday, November 27, 2015

AMHERST, N.Y. Coming out of nearby Fairport, New York, Marquis Young got some recruiting interest from Buffalo, but the Bulls never made him an offer despite 1,381 yards and 12 touchdowns as a high school senior. He didn’t forget and he didn’t forgive. While Young was celebrating and taking congratulations from anyone and …

UMass seeks win in season finale; Buffalo seeks bowl eligibility

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Friday’s season finale will mean very different things for UMass and Buffalo. For UMass, this is a chance to win its final game as a member of the Mid-American Conference, a chance to send an influential senior class …

Minnechaug clamps down on Amherst for 32-6 win on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2015

WILBRAHAM — The Amherst Regional football team could not get its running game going. The Hurricanes either failed to gain a yard or lost yards on 15 of their first 22 rushing attempts, forcing them to put the game in the hands of quarterback Will Budington. Minnechaug was …

Poor shooting night dooms UMass basketball in loss to Creighton

Thursday, November 26, 2015

LAS VEGAS — After Monday’s game when his team made 16 3-pointers in a victory over Clemson, UMass coach Derek Kellogg said his team was eventually going to have to figure out how to win when the shots …

Many thanks

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Record-breaking receiver Tajae Sharpe reflects as UMass career, season nears its end

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

There is almost certainly more football in Tajae Sharpe’s future. The UMass senior receiver has been projected as a mid-round NFL draft pick and he knows it. But he’s spent most of the year trying not to think …

Legislature approves measure giving Amherst tool to encourage affordable housing through property tax relief

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

AMHERST — A home-rule petition which gives Amherst a tool encouraging developers to provide affordable housing through property tax relief was approved by the state Legislature Wednesday, according to a legislative aide. Brad Dye, staff director for state Rep. Ellen Story, D-Amherst, said in an email Wednesday that …

Matt Vautour: 2015-16 UMass Minutemen are turning into something to watch

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

LAS VEGAS It wasn’t just the most pessimistic of UMass fans who thought the peak of the team’s season this year would be Nov. 11. On that day the much-ballyhooed recruiting class of DeJon Jarreau, Brison Gresham, Chris …

Former UMass WR Julian Talley works out for Patriots

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The New England Patriots, who are searching for wide receiver depth to counteract their recent injury woes, brought in former UMass receiver Julian Talley for a workout, according to ESPNBoston.com. Talley was cut from the New York Giants’ …

Area briefs

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Amherst POST-THANKSGIVING MEAL: A community meal will be served at noon Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Society, 121 North Pleasant St., as part of a continuing effort by the nonprofit Amherst Community Connections to provide food on certain holidays and during bad weather. This follows the pre-Thanksgiving meal …

Ellen Story among legislators urging action on bill requiring labeling on food containing genetically modified organisms

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

AMHERST — Democrat Ellen Story is among several state legislators renewing efforts to pass a bill that would require food to indicate on the label if it contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Story said Wednesday that adding …