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Ailton Correia of Amherst faces drunken-driving charge after car strikes tree, nearly hits home on South East Street

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 charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury, negligent … 0

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 a female passenger. Sgt. Jesus Arocho declined to specify what the charges might be or … 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 practice with the Minutemen. The junior college transfer needed to complete summer classes and have … 0

New students number about 6,760 at Five Colleges from nearly all states, 30 countries

Saturday, August 30, 2014

AMHERST — With gear piled high atop car roofs and minivans filled to capacity, thousands of new and returning students arrived on campus this weekend at Hampshire County’s four private colleges and the University of Massachusetts. The combined … 0

Friday’s colleges: UMass field hockey can’t pull off upset of No. 1 Maryland

Friday, August 29, 2014

The 10th-ranked UMass field hockey team fell short of an upset of No. 1 Maryland, falling 3-2 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania Friday. Maryland led 2-0 and 3-1. Nicole Miller scored with 10 minutes left to pull the Minutewomen (0-1) within one, but they couldn’t get the equalizer. Miller scored … 0

World Junior Championships an ultimate experience for Amherst pair

Friday, August 29, 2014

As two of just a handful of returning members to the United States women’s under-19 ultimate team, Zoe Freedman Coleman and Angela Zhu experienced becoming world champions after falling just short two years ago. The Amherst natives played … 1

Adams Street in Amherst will be closed for work on water main, fire hydrant

Friday, August 29, 2014

AMHERST — A water main and a new fire hydrant being installed on Adams Street will require the road to be closed to all traffic beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday The work by the town’s Water Department starts at the intersection of Heatherstone Road and Adams Street and … 0

Area police news

Friday, August 29, 2014

Amherst ∎ McClellan Street residents at 10:49 p.m. Thursday reported a break-in that occurred after 8:30 p.m. when money was taken from a purse. There were no signs of forced entry to the home. ∎ Jayson Renard Stinson, 30, of 21 Old Amherst Road, Unit B, Belchertown, was … 0

Unknowns UMass, Boston College set to open 2014 college football season

Friday, August 29, 2014

AMHERST — On Wednesday’s Atlantic Coast Conference coach’s teleconference, Boston College coach Steve Addazio admitted that breaking down video would have a little role in his team’s preparation for Saturday’s season opener against UMass. UMass coach Mark Whipple … 0

Norwell man arrested near McGuirk Stadium after low-speed chase

Friday, August 29, 2014

AMHERST — A Norwell man was arrested near McGuirk Alumni Stadium Thursday night after leading police on a low-speed chase for a mile and then refusing to leave the vehicle when he finally pulled it over. Dominic Christian Wooten, 22, was arrested at 11:15 p.m. on Stadium Drive … 0

Nature’s water purifiers: The “bugs” in wastewater treatment

Friday, August 29, 2014

Often in life we take the little things for granted. But microorganisms, which are among the world’s smallest creatures, are nature’s workhorses. Aquatic ecosystems rely on a diversity of organisms to consume organic matter and filter impurities from … 0

Bird Sightings

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. A black tern and a greater scaup have been seen off the Winsor Dam at the south end of the Quabbin Reservoir. A black-crowned … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, August 29, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; websites and phone numbers are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Boyhood (R) Calvary (R) Frank (R) Land Ho! (R) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., … 0