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Berkshire Gas apologizes to State Senate President Stanley Rosenberg for misrepresenting position on pipeline capacity

Monday, April 27, 2015

The president and chief operating officer of the Berkshire Gas Co. issued a statement Monday apologizing to state Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg after a company spokesman misrepresented his position about the need for increased natural gas pipeline capacity. President Karen Zink said, “On Friday, in remarks made at a chamber of commerce meeting ... a representative of Berkshire Gas misrepresented Sen. Stanley Rosenberg’s position and comments concerning the need …

Amherst Police Supervisors Union holds informational picket outside Town Meeting seeking increased staffing

Monday, April 27, 2015

AMHERST — Members of the Amherst Police Supervisors Union, who have been working without a contract for nearly two years, staged an informational picket Monday night as annual Town Meeting began. Sgt. Gabriel Ting, president of the union, said the picket outside the Amherst Regional Middle School was held as the union seeks additional staffing and other improved work conditions, and continues negotiations …

Amherst to mark Armenian genocide with ceremony, book signing to follow

Monday, April 27, 2015

AMHERST — Residents are invited to a remembrance ceremony for the centennial of the Armenian genocide that will be held on the steps of Town Hall at 5 p.m. Thursday. Town Meeting member Adrienne Terrizzi said Monday that the ceremony, which will last about 30 minutes, will include a proclamation by the Select Board urging residents to mark the occasion and honor the …

Amherst agencies create award recognizing volunteer service by teenagers

Friday, April 24, 2015

AMHERST — Two teenagers dedicated to volunteer service in the community will be awarded cash prizes through a partnership between the Amherst Club and the Amherst Boys & Girls Club. The first Youth Community Service Awards will be presented later this spring to one high school-age student and …

UMass engineering seniors’ year-end projects tackle issues like guiding the blind, treating post-traumatic stress

Friday, April 24, 2015

AMHERST — Can police chest cameras turn on automatically during an arrest? Can Blue Tooth technology help the blind navigate through their day? Can a device worn by soldiers help doctors treat them for post-traumatic stress disorder when …

Engagement: Anna Wright & Christopher Kim

Friday, April 24, 2015

Anna Mary Soo Ok Wright and Christopher Sung Kyum Kim of Los Angeles California, along with their delighted families, announce their engagement.  The bride, the daughter of Jonathan and Meg Kelsey Wright of Northampton, is a graduate of …

Engagement: Elizabeth Tancredi & Samuel Gillam

Friday, April 24, 2015

Katherine and Robert Tancredi of Amherst announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Frances Trancredi of New York City, to Samuel Baker Gillam, also of New York City. Samuel is the son of William Gillam of Glen Burnie, …

Area School Lunch Menus

Friday, April 24, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Chicken nuggets, oven baked fries, romaine salad with tomato, veggie dippers, applesauce, banana TUESDAY: Chicken fajita, brown rice, romaine salad with tomato, carrot sticks, black beans, peach cup, orange WEDNESDAY: Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, garden salad, three bean salad, peach cup, applesauce THURSDAY: Pasta with …

Earth Matters: Birdwatching for a cause — but mostly for fun

Friday, April 24, 2015

There are many reasons to watch birds. Developing identification skills, appreciating ecological and evolutionary relationships, appreciating the beauty of birds, visiting interesting places, building lists of species one has seen and enjoying good company are among them. Once …

Valley Views: Green Heron, Juvenile

Friday, April 24, 2015

Green Heron, Juvenile University of Massachusetts Campus Pond, Amherst Photograph and text by Georgette deFriesse, Belchertown Last summer, I wandered around the pond at the University of Massachusetts watching the antics of a juvenile green heron. The young …

Amherst’s Chez Albert turns 10: Balancing refined and bistro dining in a ‘healthy French’ approach

Friday, April 24, 2015

Chef Paul Hathaway lives for the moment when an idea for a new dish appears in his mind. “You have this dark image in your head of what it should look like and you have to try to …

On Vietnam anniversary, panel at UMass focuses on lessons learned

Thursday, April 23, 2015

AMHERST — On the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, veterans who fought the war, activists who fought against the war and those who tended to the war-weary gave voice to the many ways the …

Thursday’s high school lacrosse/track: South Hadley boys lax outlasts Northampton

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Griffin Fitzell (four assists) and Sam Duda each scored four goals as the South Hadley boys lacrosse beat Northampton, 12-7, at home Thursday afternoon. Marcus Larrier scored two goals, while Jason Fernandes and Pat Fitzgerald each scored one goal for the Tigers (3-3). Matt Huggett scored three goals …