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After student's death, UMass eyes parental notice in informant cases

Monday, September 29, 2014

AMHERST — A confidential informant program run by the University of Massachusetts police will be reviewed by UMass officials to determine whether parents of informants in drug cases should be notified. Campus spokesman Edward Blaguszewski issued a statement Monday that UMass Police and Student Affairs, with input from students, will investigate whether changes should be made to the program in …

Monday’s high school recaps: South Hadley field hockey shuts out Smith Academy

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hannah Menard scored twice in the final six minutes of regulation as the South Hadley field hockey team defeated Smith Academy 2-0 at home Monday. Brittany Cote only needed to make two stops for the Tigers (7-3-1) in the shutout. Kayla Miastkowski recorded 20 saves for the Falcons (2-6-1). Northampton 4, Mohawk 0 …

Frontier volleyball keeps rolling, sweeps Amherst to stay perfect

Monday, September 29, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Becoming a dominant team requires a variety of tools. It could be one dominant player that is unstoppable or a well-balanced team that requires every player to make an impact. The Frontier Regional girls volleyball team is unstoppable because of the latter. The unified Red Hawks displayed their dominance as they swept the Amherst Regional, 3-0, (25-9, 25-20, 25-16) at …

Amherst Equity Task Force establishes nine-member voting group

Thursday, September 25, 2014

AMHERST — The Equity Task Force, a group created last spring to advise the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee on issues of race and class, will now have nine voting members, Chairman Amilcar Shabazz announced Thursday during a meeting focused on what he called “creating a framework” for making …

Thursday’s high school golf: Hopkins Academy sweeps Pathfinder, 24-0

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Spencer Butterfield shot an even-par 36 at Hickory Ridge Golf Club as Hopkins Academy swept Pathfinder, 24-0, on Thursday. The Golden Hawks (7-3, 6-1 Bi-County East) won each individual match 4-0. Easthampton 12, Westfield Voke 12 at Pine Grove GC, par 36 Medalist: Matt King (WV), 39 No. …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Frontier boys blank South Hadley, 4-0

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Connor Hamilton and Joe Zinan each had two-point games as Frontier Regional shut out South Hadley, 4-0, at home on Thursday. Hamilton scored in the 23rd minute off an assist from Zinan for the Red Hawks (3-1-3). Hamliton picked up the assist on Keaton Warren’s 60th minute goal. …

Amherst Transportation Plan Task Force hires consultant for $50,000 study

Thursday, September 25, 2014

AMHERST — Improving how people get around town, from walking and riding bicycles to driving automobiles and using public transportation, will be the focus of a transportation study this fall. The Transportation Plan Task Force, which had been …

Amherst businesses welcome UMass football back to McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Thursday, September 25, 2014

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts football plays its first game on campus in more than three years Saturday. For a business community that appreciated the presence of these games each fall, that’s plenty of reason to cheer. “We’re …

What2Watch4 - A snapshot of Week 4 in high school football

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Northampton at South Hadley, 7 Friday The Blue Devils (0-2) should be fresh for their Suburban League opener against the Tigers (1-2, 1-0). Hamp is coming off a bye week after playing Wahconah and Longmeadow to open the …

UMass looks to take advantage of Bowling Green’s struggles

Thursday, September 25, 2014

AMHERST — After winning the Mid-American Conference last year with the league’s best defense, it would have been hard to picture Bowling Green being ranked last in most defensive categories four weeks into the season. After losing Matt …

Amherst police arrest or summon to court 17 people during weekend

Monday, September 22, 2014

AMHERST — Several loud parties, including an effort by college-age people to stage a “Halfway to Blarney Blowout” event at a North Amherst apartment complex, kept police busy during the weekend, said Detective Lt. Ronald Young. Police handled 255 calls for service, many centered around alcohol consumption, and …

UMass student seriously injured in three-vehicle accident on Route 202 in New Salem

Thursday, September 25, 2014

NEW SALEM — A 19-year-old University of Massachusetts student from Mansfield was seriously injured in a head-on collision Sunday on Route 202. The man, who was not identified by authorities, suffered neck and head injuries and was taken by helicopter ambulance to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center …

Wednesday’s high schools: Brendan Bzdel records five points as Hampshire rolls past Sabis, 7-0

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Brendan Bzdel recorded a hat trick and tacked on two assists to lead the Hampshire Regional boys soccer team to a 7-0 road victory over Sabis. Bryan Brasil tallied two goals of his own, while Harry George and Brody Dean netted one each. Nick O’Hare only needed to …