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Grand opening set for new Atkins location in North Amherst

Thursday, July 30, 2015

AMHERST — The new Atkins Farms Country Market location will open in North Amherst’s Mill District development in August, with a grand-opening event scheduled for September. W.D. Cowls President Cinda Jones said this week that work is being completed on refurbishing the old “Cow Palace” barn at 113 Cowls Road that will house the 4,200-square-foot store. The latest work includes paving the parking lot and completing interior details, such as …

Amherst eyes options for curbing alcohol use, off-leash dogs, access to restricted areas at Puffer’s Pond

Thursday, July 30, 2015

AMHERST — As perhaps the town’s most popular recreational area during the summer, Puffer’s Pond is enjoyed by many individuals and families from throughout the Amherst area. But because so many people visit the pond — which offers free access for swimmers, kayakers and hikers — it also attracts problems, such as alcohol …

Threat of severe weather cancels evening concerts in Amherst, South Hadley

Thursday, July 30, 2015

AMHERST — The threat of severe weather has forced organizers to cancel concerts in Amherst and South Hadley Thursday evening. The Amherst Business Improvement District canceled its planned concert in Kendrick Park featuring Avi Jacob and Mister G, according to the organization’s website and Twitter feed. The next concert — the final installment of the “Downtown Beats” series, featuring Goat Boy and Calico …

Amherst Regional High School Honor Roll

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Amherst Regional High School Third Trimester GRADE 9 Camryn Adams, Stratton Adams, Kale Allan, Cleiton Almeida, Liam Ashburn, Claire Basler-Chang, Theodore Bellak, Anya Benson, Isabel Bishop, Malcolm Blinder, Sadie Blumenfeld, Alvaro Borrell, Daniel Brennan, Lindsey Campbell, Rebecca Caraker, Eliza Carson, Anna Casagrande, Devan Chen, Peroum Chham Celia Child, …

Valley Views: Heron and Red-wing

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Heading outdoors: Area activities

Friday, February 13, 2015

∎ Pioneer Valley Women’s Running Club — Weekly runs for women of all ages and abilities, Saturdays, 8 a.m., Forest Park, Springfield. pvwrc.org ∎ Invasive Plant Removal at Graves Farm Sanctuary — Removal of Asian bittersweet vine Saturday, 9 a.m. …

Friends and Neighbors

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Amherst Claire R. Thibodeau was named to the spring semester dean’s list for the spring at Alfred University in Alfred, New York. She is a senior in the School of Art and Design. A graduate of Amherst Regional High School, Thibodeau is the daughter of Paula Russell of …

Sweet treat

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Veterans Voice: New for area veterans

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Announcements MEETINGS: DAV Chapter 92 will have no meetings in July or August. The next meeting will be held Sept. 10 at VFW Post 8006, 18 Meadow St., Florence, at 7 p.m. AIKIDO WORKSHOP: “Wounded Warriors Way To A Unified Spirit” Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 …

Volunteers: Area opportunities

Saturday, July 25, 2015

summer volunteer training for long-term care ombudsman — Ombudsmen serve as advocates for elders and people with disabilities in the community. Next free training July 27 to 29. Contact Trevor at Franklin County Home Care Corporation at 773-5555 ext 2241 or tboeding@fchcc. Visit fchcc.org to learn more. It …

Local police officers on FBI’s Western Massachusetts Joint Terrorism Task Force work daily to investigate, foil suspected terrorist plots

Friday, July 24, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — The U.S. District Court grand jurors who indicted Alexander Ciccolo Thursday on charges connected to an alleged terrorist plot had help in making their decision from a western Massachusetts task force consisting partly of local police …

Amherst settlement with former teacher Carolyn Gardner three times higher than other deals in last five years

Friday, July 24, 2015

AMHERST — The $180,000 paid to former Amherst-Pelham Regional High School teacher Carolyn Gardner in a legal settlement is more than three times higher than any other settlement paid by the district in the past five years, according …

Artist who sought inspiration from Mount Pollux Conservation Area concerned about the future of the view

Friday, July 24, 2015

AMHERST — Since she came to Amherst in the mid-1980s, artist Lorna Ritz has used the Mount Pollux Conservation Area to paint interpretations of the Holyoke Range, in particular Mount Norwottuck, and the apple trees and meadow that …