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Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans), James "Rhodey" Rhodes/War Machine (Don Cheadle), Dr. Cho (Claudia Kim), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." Photo courtesy Marvel/TNS

Movie Times

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Clouds of Sils Maria (R) Daily 2, 4:10, 7:15, 9:20; Sat., Wed. also 4:45; Sat. no 1:30; Wed. no 7 Merchants of Doubt (PG-13) Daily 4:35, 7:10; Sat.-Sun. also 2:10 Roar (PG) Daily 4:45, 9:50; Sun. also 11:30 a.m.; Sat., Wed. no 4:45 While We’re Young (R) Daily 1:30, 7, 9:50; Sun. …

School lunch menus

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Crispy chicken patty sandwich, baked Tater Tots, cucumber coins, applesauce, orange TUESDAY: Mozzarella sticks, marinara, carrots, celery sticks, peaches, Bartlett pear WEDNESDAY: Cheeseburger, sweet potato fries, vegetarian baked beans, pineapple cup, banana THURSDAY: Taco bar, brown rice, black beans, diced pears, orange FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, broccoli florets, celery sticks, mixed fruit, apple Belchertown MONDAY: HS: Meatball grinder or chicken patty, potato …

Friends and Neighbors

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Belchertown Nicholas S. DeSantis has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society for liberal arts and sciences undergraduates, at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. DeSantis is a member of the Class of 2015 and is majoring in philosophy and government. He graduated from Belchertown High School. Easthampton Abigail Frary received an accounting excellence scholarship from Champlain College in …

Protesters march from Amherst College to UMass demanding increased access to education for undocumented immigrants

Friday, May 1, 2015

AMHERST — About 70 people, mostly college-aged, marched from Amherst College to the University of Massachusetts Amherst Friday chanting their mission to bring undocumented immigrants “out of the shadows, into the classroom.” Hampshire College student Gustavo Madrigal described …

30 teams descend on Valley for 24th Amherst Invitational

Friday, May 1, 2015

For the 24th time, the Amherst Regional ultimate teams are set to the host the Amherst Invitational this weekend and they are as excited as ever. “It’s a big home tournament where all of our family and friends …

Area police news

Friday, May 1, 2015

Amherst ∎ Police are investigating two alleged assaults reported Thursday. A man came to the police station at 4:19 p.m. to report being punched in the face by another man in the area of Hobart Lane. The second incident was reported at 11:05 p.m., when a man called …

Get growing: Savoring daffodils’ early burst of color

Friday, May 1, 2015

Daffodils make me smile. They are so cheerful nodding in the breeze and so resilient. A snow flurry or even a gale won’t deter them from blooming merrily. At my former garden in South Amherst I had dozens …

UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan to head UMass system

Friday, May 1, 2015

Marty Meehan, chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell and former representative of the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives, will be the next president of the University of Massachusetts system. Meehan was chosen in a unanimous vote at a UMass Board of …

Berkshire Gas spokesman apologizes for referring to pipeline opponents as engaging in ‘ecoterrorism’

Friday, May 1, 2015

Ecoterrorism? The term used by Berkshire Gas Co. spokesman Christopher Farrell last week to describe Tennessee Gas Pipeline project opponents has caused some confusion, hard feelings and, in some cases, amusement, among those who say they have never thought of themselves that way. Farrell, the company’s manager of …

Friday, May 1, 2015

Hoppin’ down the daffodil trail University of Massachusetts student Brittany Maffei watches as her pet rabbit, Buttercup, explores a bed of daffodils at Kendrick Park during Daffodil Days last weekend in Amherst. She and a friend had just …

Thursday’s high school baseball/softball: Robey NeJame sparks Northampton past Ludlow

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Robey NeJame came off the bench and pushed the Northampton baseball team to a 6-4 win over Ludlow at home Thursday. NeJame’s pinch-hit triple keyed a three-run fifth inning and he later scored the game-winning run in the sixth for the Blue Devils (3-7, 2-5 Valley Wheel). Tim …

Thursday’s high school track/tennis: Marissa Shaw wins three as Belchertown edges Palmer

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Marissa Shaw won three events to help the Belchertown girls track & field team sneak past Palmer, 68-67, at home Thursday. Shaw won the long jump with a leap of 14 feet, 6 inches, cleared 4-8 in the high jump and ran the 400 in 65.4 seconds to …

UMass men’s lacrosse knocks off top-seeded Fairfield in CAA Tournament semifinals

Thursday, April 30, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn — A week ago, when UMass was losing to Delaware, the worst team in the Colonial Athletic Association, Minuteman goalie Zach Oliveri wasn’t even on the field for the second half following a benching at intermission. But against the best team in the CAA, the junior …