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Scott Specht and Louise Harpman of Specht Harpman Architects are asked questions by Stephen Chan at TEDx Amherst Saturday. The duo spoke about rethinking the size of the American home.

TEDx at UMass explores ‘pioneering’ as event expands; 12 speakers reach audience of over 700

Saturday, April 25, 2015

AMHERST — Speakers at the largest TEDx event convened at the University of Massachusetts explored the theme of pioneering Saturday, defined this way by the event’s chief curator, Nicole Malinowski: “to develop or be the first to use and apply.” “We are living in an age of transformative and powerful pioneering ideas being implemented by people all around the world,” …

UMass falls to Delaware, backs into CAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament

Friday, April 24, 2015

AMHERST — That good news for the UMass men’s lacrosse team is that the Minutemen will get another chance to fix their problems that have plagued them all season. Fairfield’s win over Hofstra Friday night meant that even though UMass fell to Delaware, 10-9, in the regular season finale Friday, the Minutemen will still play in the conference tournament. The bad news is …

Friday’s colleges: UMass trumps Richmond to win Atlantic 10 women’s lacrosse regular season championship

Friday, April 24, 2015

There’s one game left in the regular season, but the UMass women’s lacrosse team clinched the Atlantic 10 regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in next week’s tournament. The Minutewomen sent a message to the field as they crushed likely No. 2 seed Richmond, 12-3, Friday at McGuirk Stadium. The win was UMass’ 35th straight regular season conference win. UMass coach Angela …

Thursday’s high school softball: Hamelin, Red Hawks remain perfect

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ally Hamelin threw seven innings of two-hit softball to lead Frontier Regional over Mohawk, 9-0, on the road Thursday. Hamelin struck out 10 and helped her own bid for the win with a double and a home run for the Red Hawks (5-0, 4-0 Franklin). Alyssa Ouellette had …

Former Amherst Regional assistant principal to lead schools in Turners Falls

Thursday, April 23, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — A former assistant principal in Amherst and London, Annie Leonard of Amherst will lead the Great Falls Middle School and Turners Falls High School, with Earl McGraw returning to the district as assistant principal. Gill-Montague Regional School District Superintendent Michael Sullivan announced Tuesday that he …

Amherst girls tennis sees regular-season win streak snapped

Thursday, April 23, 2015

AMHERST — When Amherst girls tennis coach C.J. Holt looked at the season’s schedule, he thought Minnechaug would be a tough opponent. On Thursday, the Falcons proved him right, forcing three matches to third sets to win 3-2 …

UMass notebook: Important weekend ahead for lacrosse, softball teams

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The UMass women’s lacrosse team will put the nation’s longest active conference winning streak on the line this weekend, while the men’s lacrosse and softball teams will try to solidify their places in their respective conference tournaments as spring sports continue to wind down at UMass. Coach Angela …

Rally at UMass calls attention to student debt resulting from loans

Thursday, April 23, 2015

AMHERST — As 100 or so prospective students and families made their way past the University of Massachusetts Amherst student union Thursday, a circle of current students wearing signs with messages such as, “You are not a loan,” …

Daffodil Fun Run on Sunday will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County

Thursday, April 23, 2015

AMHERST — The annual Daffodil Fun Run to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County will be held Sunday. It raised $45,000 last year. Registration for the 5-kilometer road race and the 2-mile walk begins at 9:30 a.m. at Kendrick Park. Walkers will depart at 10:30 a.m. …

Solar partner BlueWave Capital of Boston still game for project at capped Amherst landfill

Thursday, April 23, 2015

AMHERST — The company selected to bring a solar project to the capped landfill in Amherst is willing to continue pursuing green energy at the Belchertown Road site — if town officials express interest in reviving the concept. …

Matt Vautour: Despite loss, playing at Fenway Park still memorable for UMass baseball team

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BOSTON Once the game started, they were college athletes again. But when the UMass baseball team walked into Fenway Park, the chance to play on the historic field briefly turned the Minutemen into excited little boys as they …

Wednesday’s high school baseball: Amhrest Regional cuts down Westfield

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Amherst Regional baseball team picked up a Valley League win in tandem with sophomore Nathan Masteralexis’ first varsity victory, 5-3 at Westfield Wednesday. Masteralexis struck out three in five innings of work, while allowing one earned run on one hit, four walks and a hit batter for …

Wednesday’s high school softball: Granby bats explode in victory over Ware

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Granby softball team came alive with two home runs and 14 hits to beat Ware 18-6 in six innings at home Wednesday. Sophomore Kate Sullivan and freshman Emily Sawyer each hit two-run homers to deep left-center field. Sawyer’s was the first of her varsity career. Sullivan added …