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The Little Red Schoolhouse on the campus of Amherst College opened in 1937.

Amherst group ponders ways to move Little Red Schoolhouse, including tapping CPA funds

Thursday, August 27, 2015

AMHERST — An effort to move the former Little Red Schoolhouse building from Amherst College to an off-campus site may hinge on obtaining money from the town’s Community Preservation Act account. The CPA Committee is expected to make recommendations to fall Town Meeting on three proposals when it meets Sept. 8, including allotting more than $200,000 to move the brick …

UMass football player Da’Sean Downey to be arraigned in October in connection with fight that injured 2 students

Thursday, August 27, 2015

AMHERST — A linebacker for the University of Massachusetts Amherst football team will be arraigned in October on assault charges stemming from an altercation at a Hadley house party earlier this year that left one victim temporarily unconscious and missing teeth. Da’Sean M. Downey — listed on the team’s online roster as a …

Dog bites man in front of Easthampton business

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Easthampton ∎ Scott R. Plogger, 44, of 499 Burts Pit Road in Florence, was arrested after a motor vehicle stop on Florence Road Wednesday at 11:23 p.m. on charges of marked lanes violation and a third offense of operating under the influence of liquor. ∎ Police responded to a report of a dog biting a man at Jenny’s Place at 77 Main St. …

Refreshment

Friday, August 21, 2015

Burned out fan motor prompts fire response to Amherst Regional High School

Friday, August 21, 2015

AMHERST — Smoke from a burned-out motor inside a portable fan at Amherst Regional High School set off a fire alarm and prompted a response by firefighters and police officers Thursday night. Public safety officials went to the 21 Mattoon St. building at 10:45 p.m., discovering that one …

Women’s soccer opens the 2015-16 UMass sports season

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The 2015-16 UMass sports season will officially begin Friday as the women’s soccer team will host Syracuse at 4 p.m. at Rudd Field. The Minutewomen, who were 5-9-5 (3-3-2 Atlantic 10) last year, were picked ninth in the …

UMass OLBs hoping to get to the quarterback more often

Thursday, August 20, 2015

AMHERST — When Kassan Messiah daydreams about the upcoming season, the UMass senior linebacker is thinking about getting to the quarterback. “Getting that game-winning sack, that’s what you dream about,” he said. “Getting in that backfield and making …

Massachusetts Senate president Stanely Rosenberg asks UMass officials to rethink fee increases

Thursday, August 20, 2015

AMHERST — State Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg is calling on University of Massachusetts leadership to look again at reducing a fee increase to students, saying that such a move would ease the financial burden of a college …

Amherst gives Musante 2% raise under updated contract

Thursday, August 20, 2015

AMHERST — Town Manager John Musante will receive a 2 percent salary increase Oct. 1, bringing his annual compensation to $153,925. The Select Board Wednesday reopened the five-year employment contract with Musante and during an executive session agreed …

Amherst Select Board takes final step to ensuring 41 units at Rolling Green Apartments stay affordable forever

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

AMHERST — Nearly a year after the sale of Rolling Green Apartments to a private developer, the Select Board this week took the final step to ensure 41 units at the complex remain affordable in perpetuity. The Select Board Monday signed documents authorizing an affordable housing restriction on …

Wilson’s return gives UMass a deep stable of running backs

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

AMHERST — Jamal Wilson doesn’t bother trying to play down his enthusiasm. The senior tailback’s face erupts in a smile when he talks about being back on the field after missing most of last year with a knee …

Investigation continues into man who exposed himself at Puffer’s

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

AMHERST — Police are continuing to investigate an incident in which a man allegedly exposed himself to children on the beach at Puffer’s Pond Sunday, but have found no evidence the man engaged in any criminal behavior. Sgt. David Foster said the investigation into the incident, which was …

Area police news

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Amherst ∎ Management at All Things Local, 104 North Pleasant St., reported a man entered the store and took several pieces of maple cream candy and then fled without paying for them at 5:18 p.m. Tuesday. Police are investigating and will issue the man a trespass notice if …