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Mount Pollux Conservation Area in South Amherst, July 2015.

Friends of Mount Pollux makes recommendations for South Amherst conservation area

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

AMHERST — A new group pushing for changes in the management of the Mount Pollux Conservation Area has submitted a list of actions it would like the town to take at the 22-acre site, including removing trees, improving existing trails for handicapped access and installing new signs to educate the public about the hill formed by receding glaciers 20,000 years …

Tuesday’s high school soccer: Lexi Turgeon saves a point for Hampshire Regional

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lexi Turgeon snatched a point away from defeat with three seconds remaining Tuesday. The Hampshire Regional junior scored 39 minutes, 57 seconds into the second half of a 3-3 girls soccer tie with Central in Springfield. The Raiders scored three of the five second-half goals, including two in the game’s final two minutes. Sienna Caron collected a goal and an assist for Hampshire …

Tuesday’s high school field hockey/girls volleyball: Northampton, Frontier qualify for postseason

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Megan McCarthy scored three goals as the Northampton field hockey team qualified for the postseason with a 4-1 victory over Smith Academy in Northampton Tuesday. McCarthy has 13 goals on the season to lead the Blue Devils (8-1-1). Ursa Heidinger scored unassisted, while Hazel Ethier and junior varsity call-up Abby Pelis each had one assist. The point was Pelis’ first of her career. …

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader to talk politics at Amherst College

Monday, October 5, 2015

AMHERST — Consumer advocate and former independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader will be at Amherst College Tuesday evening to discuss third-party and outsider candidates and the role they could play in the 2016 election. Nader’s talk, which comes at the invitation of the nonpartisan student group Amherst Political …

Resident adds voice to DC rally for recovery

Monday, October 5, 2015

“The crowd, it’s just this enthusiastic happy crowd that’s just done with being silent, they’re done with being silent about addiction ... Oh, the surgeon general’s on stage right now,” Linda Sarage said, from the National Mall in …

Weekend colleges: Amherst men’s soccer pulls out another in 2OT

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Nico Pascual-Leone scored from Andrew Orozco in the second extra session as the Amherst College men’s soccer team won its third straight game in double overtime, beating Tufts 1-0 Saturday at home. Thomas Bull stopped four shots to earn another shutout for the No. 4 Jeffs (8-0, 4-0 …

Weekend prep schools: Ostberg, Williston football earns first win

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Ian Ostberg of Florence threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in guiding the Williston Northampton football team to a 38-7 win over Rye Country Day Saturday in Easthampton. Ostberg completed 24 of 39 passes for 311 yards. He also opened the scoring by kicking a 28-yard …

Grant to help senior services in Amherst, Pelham

Sunday, October 4, 2015

AMHERST — A two-year grant recently received by the Amherst Senior Center will provide more outreach to Amherst senior citizens and ensure the distribution of the Senior Spirit newsletter to Pelham residents. Helen MacMellon, the licensed social worker for the senior center, said the $2,625-per-year caregivers grant from …

Weekend high schools: Amherst girls volleyball tops Greylock

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Teya Nolan had 24 assists, 10 digs, eight aces and three blocks for the Amherst Regional girls volleyball team in a 3-1 independent home victory over Mount Greylock Saturday. Claire Basler-Chang had 24 digs, eight kills and five aces for the Hurricanes (6-4). Megan Rice posted 11 kills …

Matt Vautour: UMass learns to shake adversity

Saturday, October 3, 2015

AMHERST When the unusual plays and unusual calls started happening, UMass coach Mark Whipple couldn’t help but think of the Temple game, just two weeks ago. Against the Owls, a bizarre sequence of plays at the end led …

UMass punter Logan Laurent steps into place-kicking duty

Saturday, October 3, 2015

AMHERST — UMass coach Mark Whipple quipped during preseason that there would have to be a malaria outbreak for starting punter Logan Laurent to move back to place kicking. While there was no outbreak recorded, Laurent returned to …

Notebook: Makeshift defensive line stands out for UMass

Saturday, October 3, 2015

AMHERST — Peter Angeh didn’t register a sack or even a tackle on UMass’ last defensive stop of the game, but the play proved to be a fitting ending for the defense against Florida International. With several would-be …

UMass football holds for first win, 24-14 over Florida International

Saturday, October 3, 2015

AMHERST — With 1 minute, 56 seconds left and his team facing a fourth-and-5 on the Florida International 15-yard line, UMass football coach Mark Whipple decided to try and end the game right there with his team up …