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Deerfield Select Board opposes Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline, schedules hearing on health issues

Thursday, August 21, 2014

DEERFIELD — A lawyer with an office in Amherst has offered his assistance to the town of Deerfield in its fight to stop the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline. Cristobal Bonifaz made the offer during a standing-room-only special meeting of the Select Board Wednesday night called to consider a resolution opposing the pipeline that is similar to those approved by other Franklin County towns. The Select Board voted unanimously to … 0

Amherst launches pilot program to increase recycling downtown

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

AMHERST — The town has launched an initiative to increase recycling in downtown Amherst and reduce the amount of trash from the commercial district that is being disposed. The Department of Public Works is installing seven recycling bins throughout downtown, including in front of Town Hall, as part of a pilot initiative expected to run from September through at least next May. Susan … 0

ALS Challenge about more than just ice buckets for former UMass forward Mike Babul

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Earlier this week, Wagner University posted a video of assistant men’s basketball coach Mike Babul, a former UMass forward, doing the Ice Bucket Challenge. Someone involved in sports taking part is hardly noteworthy right now. The internet is overflowing with videos of people, some famous, some anonymous, dumping ice water over their head … 0

Dinner at 10 p.m.? Craig’s Place homeless shelter in Amherst plans earlier dinner time by using portable trailers

Saturday, August 9, 2014

AMHERST — When people have been living on the streets or in the woods for much of the day, making them wait until after 10 p.m. to have their supper is not an ideal situation. Craig’s Place, the … 0

Tenants displaced by Southpoint fire in Amherst remain out of apartments until at least Wednesday

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

AMHERST — Tenants displaced by Saturday’s fire at Southpoint Townhouses & Apartments were still unable to return to their homes at midweek. Building Commissioner Robert Morra said Tuesday that residents of Building 97 will not be able to … 0

Five-story building with 78 apartments and four retail spaces would replace Amherst Carriage Shops

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

AMHERST — A five-story building with 78 apartments, 36 garaged parking spots and space for four retailers has been proposed to replace the Amherst Carriage Shops. The plans for 1 East Pleasant, the name Archipelago Investments LLC of … 0

Two UMass unions express concerns about possible private enterprises on campus

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

AMHERST — Using state land at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to support private enterprises employing workers not affiliated with the university is a concern for unions representing campus employees. A consultant recently presented preliminary recommendations to the Town-Gown Steering Committee that include creating student villages on campus … 0

State seeks one trial for all four defendants in alleged 2012 UMass gang rape

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Prosecutors hope to simultaneously try all four defendants accused of raping a University of Massachusetts Amherst freshman in her dorm in October 2012. However, a lawyer for one of the accused said Tuesday he plans to … 0

Ex-UMass student sues university, says he was unfairly expelled for code-of-conduct violations after 'consensual sex,' was discriminated against as a man

Monday, August 11, 2014

AMHERST — A former University of Massachusetts student claims in a federal lawsuit filed last week that he was unfairly expelled after consensual sex with another student last year was deemed a violation of the school’s code of … 0

Massachusetts public colleges boost fundraising dramatically over last decade; UMass nearing $300 million goal

Monday, August 11, 2014

AMHERST — Efforts by the state’s public universities to boost private fundraising are paying off, including at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, which is closing in on a $300 million fundraising goal. The five-campus University of Massachusetts system and the nine-campus state university network nearly doubled their annual … 0

Timothy Stahl arrested in Amherst after allegedly causing disturbances

Monday, August 11, 2014

AMHERST — A man whose behavior prompted three responses by police Sunday evening was arrested in North Amherst after entering the road and confronting motorists. Timothy G. Stahl, 35, who provided an address as the Amherst Survival Center, 138 Sunderland Road, was arrested at 8:27 p.m. at the … 0

Organic farming conference at UMass focuses on climate change

Saturday, August 9, 2014

AMHERST — Climate change and how farmers can help head off bleak predictions for the future of the planet as carbon dioxide levels keep increasing in the atmosphere was a major theme at the 40th annual Northeast Organic … 0

Stavros to appeal $5.7 million federal tax lien filed by Internal Revenue Service, claims no unpaid taxes owed

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

AMHERST — Leaders of the Stavros Center for Independent Living say they plan to appeal a $5.7 million federal tax lien filed this week against the non-profit agency and will meet Friday with its payroll company and board … 0