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 Minatullah Amer

Iraqi students at UMass speak out about turmoil in their homeland

Friday, July 25, 2014

AMHERST — They look like typical college students, dressed in jeans, sneakers, sandals, a sleek sports jacket for one of the men, a stylish white bag for the woman. They’ve been enjoying themselves the past few weeks — a trip to Six Flags amusement park in Agawam, live music shows in Amherst and Northampton, touring New York City. But the … 0

Amherst’s Mercantile gearing up to move to N. Pleasant St.

Friday, July 25, 2014

AMHERST — An eclectic gift store that has anchored the northern end of downtown Amherst’s retail scene for more than 40 years will be moving closer to town center — and away from an area that is at the beginning stages of significant redevelopment. The Mercantile, located in the Summerlin Building at 11 East Pleasant St., will move to the former Food for … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, July 25, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; websites and phone numbers are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Begin Again (R) Life Itself (R) Obvious Child (R) Snowpiercer (R) Venus In Furs (NR) Vertigo (PG) Wish I Was Here (R) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, … 0

VOLUNTEERS

Friday, July 18, 2014

special olympics — American International College Lions Club seeking volunteers to help with Special Olympics Sat., Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Bocce Court of Nonotuck Park, Easthampton. Follow this link to register: http://soma.vsyshost.com/vsys/app/SXQP6XKN30A8XWX6 hospice volunteer training — Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice holds 20-hour training program … 0

Honor rolls

Friday, July 18, 2014

Amherst Regional High Honor Roll GRADE 9 Bonney Ampiah, Nicholas Auerbach, Maha Awaisi, Silvern Baron, Grace Bertrand, Sarah Blatz, Ava Blum-Carr, Samuel Boyle, Mark Burds, Julian Burgoff, Amalia Butler, Alexander Cantor, Liam Carolan, Marion Carr, Austin Choquette, Dante Citino, Avery Clotfelter, Brandon Dallmann, Claudia Danford, Maya DeChiara, Ryan … 0

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, July 18, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst The U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C, has awarded Ella “Kippie” Douglas one of 65 … 0

Man reports assault near Carriage Shops in Amherst

Friday, July 18, 2014

AMHERST — Police are investigating an incident in which a man was allegedly threatened with a knife at the Amherst Carriage Shops Thursday night. Detective Jamie Reardon said Friday the assault was reported Thursday at 6:57 p.m. by a man who said another man wielding a knife attempted … 0

Local baseball: Amherst Legion claims pair of playoff wins

Friday, July 18, 2014

After waiting roughly three days to extend its season, the Amherst Post 148 American Legion team then only needed hours to get off to a strong start in the next round of the Western District playoffs. Amherst defeated … 0

Local talent finds offseason home on IAS lacrosse team

Thursday, July 17, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The high school lacrosse season grinds along with a shifting focus as the goal changes from making the postseason to winning the championship. But for athletes wanting to play at the next level, a winning season … 0

Gazette Girls Track & Field Player of the Year: Northampton senior Lauren McGrath

Thursday, July 17, 2014

When Lauren McGrath first came out for the Northampton girls track & field team, she had no idea what she was doing. Fast forward a year and a half, and she had no idea just how much she … 0

Northampton, Amherst pleased with fireworks displays; South Hadley gets a discount

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Organizers of fireworks displays in Amherst and Northampton said Thursday there are pleased with shows delivered in their communities this year and intend to honor their contracts with the New Hampshire company that has come under scrutiny in … 0

Hastings marks century as family business

Thursday, July 17, 2014

AMHERST — Jackey Creedon lives in Hollister, Missouri, but after almost three decades as an employee at A.J. Hastings, she knew she had to return from the Midwest to celebrate the store’s 100th birthday. “I wasn’t going to … 1

Mural faces uncertain future with Amherst redevelopment

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

AMHERST — Despite holding the graves of Emily Dickinson and other prominent residents, by the late 1990s the West Cemetery downtown was falling into disrepair, with broken gravestones, overgrown hedges and a blighted, graffiti-covered cinder-block wall. Over a … 1