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Massachusetts center Tyler Bergantino (22) and guard Donte Clark, right, try to block Creighton guard James Milliken during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Poor shooting night dooms UMass basketball in loss to Creighton

Thursday, November 26, 2015

LAS VEGAS — After Monday’s game when his team made 16 3-pointers in a victory over Clemson, UMass coach Derek Kellogg said his team was eventually going to have to figure out how to win when the shots weren’t falling. That mystery remains unsolved. The Minutemen did not shoot well and Creighton capitalized, beating UMass 97-76 Wednesday in the final …

Many thanks

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Record-breaking receiver Tajae Sharpe reflects as UMass career, season nears its end

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

There is almost certainly more football in Tajae Sharpe’s future. The UMass senior receiver has been projected as a mid-round NFL draft pick and he knows it. But he’s spent most of the year trying not to think about it or focus on it. He’s deflected and changed the subject almost any time …

UMass blows out Clemson, 82-65, in Las Vegas

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Three days and three times zones passed since the UMass men’s basketball team’s win over Central Arkansas, but the time and the travel didn’t cool off the Minutemen’s shooting. UMass hit a school-record tying 16 …

Monday’s colleges: No. 5 Amherst runs past Anna Maria

Monday, November 23, 2015

Johnny McCarthy had 22 points and 10 rebounds to help lead the fifth-ranked Amherst College men’s basketball team to an 86-64 win over Anna Maria Monday night in LeFrak Gymnasium. Eric Conklin finished with 17 points and seven rebounds, while Jeff Racy and Jayde Dawson added 16 and …

Amherst officials choose two candidates for interim town manager

Monday, November 23, 2015

AMHERST — Two eastern Massachusetts residents with extensive experience in government management in the northeast are being considered for the position of temporary town manager. Mark H. Rees, of North Andover, most recently city manager of Portland, Maine, and Peter I. Hechenbleikner, of Malden, who retired as town …

Changes afoot at Hampshire Mall as Best Buy, GlowGolf exit

Monday, November 23, 2015

HADLEY — Hampshire Mall management hopes to name a new tenant for the former Best Buy space within the next 30 to 60 days — but the replacement of the former anchor store won’t come in time for …

Police assist firefighters when bathtub curtain ignites from nearby candle — and other area police news

Monday, November 23, 2015

Amherst • Kaitlyn L. Vahey, 19, of Marlborough, was arrested at 4:12 p.m. Saturday on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger and unsafe operation of a motor vehicle after the vehicle she was driving …

UMass chancellor, provost meet with students to discuss diversity on campus

Monday, November 23, 2015

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy and Provost Katherine Newman met with students and faculty for about 2½ hours Sunday to discuss plans to make the campus more welcoming to students of color, according to university spokesman Edward F. Blaguszewski. “It was a helpful and …

Check it out: Area health briefs

Monday, November 23, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban. Please send items to dscherban@gazettenet.com. Oncologist joins CDH Deborah Smith, a medical oncologist, has joined Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Hematology Oncology. She is now seeing patients in the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 30 Locust St., Northampton and has closed her …

Amherst police field over 215 calls on weekend before Thanksgiving break

Monday, November 23, 2015

AMHERST — Police took 215 calls for service on the weekend before some Five College students head home for Thanksgiving break as other college-age people return to town, making arrests for offenses ranging from noise violations to assault and battery on a police officer. The assault charge followed …

Stephanie O’Keeffe starts Hoop Joy in Amherst to get adults moving to improve fitness and have fun

Monday, November 23, 2015

AMHERST — Ruth Wade of Florence hadn’t twirled a hula hoop since she was a child before she picked one up during a demonstration on the Amherst Town Common last summer. Now 68, Wade discovered, along with several …

Area business news

Monday, November 23, 2015

Allison Holmberg buys Hampshire Hearing NORTHAMPTON — Allison Holmberg is the new owner of Hampshire Hearing Services, 241 King St., which has been renamed Hampshire Hearing & Speech Services LLC. Holmberg is certified and licensed in both audiology …