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KEVIN GUTTING
Full sun, temperatures in the mid-20s and calm winds made for a pleasant afternoon for Steve Leiblum and Lennie Ware of Pelham as they walked their dogs Rosa, left, and Red in an area near the Norwottuck Rail Trail south of Amherst College on Friday.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Friday’s colleges: UMass hockey shut out by UConn in regular-season finale

Friday, February 27, 2015

The UMass hockey team will be the No. 12 seed in next week’s Hockey East playoffs. Friday’s 4-0 loss to Connecticut prevented any chance of moving up in the standings so they’ll play a best-of-three series at the No. 5 seed likely beginning Friday. The Minutemen are idle Saturday, but results from other games will determine which of five teams they end up …

Division 2 Girls Basketball: Belchertown breaks through to semis, beats Ludlow 52-35

Friday, February 27, 2015

LUDLOW — For three consecutive seasons, the Belchertown girls basketball team saw its season end in the quarterfinal round of the sectional tournament. With their seniors having one final shot to play at the Curry Hicks Cage, the Orioles put an emphatic stop to that trend Friday night. Belchertown utilized a suffocating zone defense to beat Ludlow 52-35 in the Western Massachusetts Division …

Area police news

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Amherst ■ Todd Randle Matthews 54, who listed his address as the streets of Amherst, was arrested at 11:16 p.m. Tuesday at the American Legion, 96 Amity St., on a charge of trespassing after refusing to leave the bar despite being asked to do so several times by …

UMass senior Thomas Donovan files civil rights lawsuit against Amherst Police in Blarney Blowout arrest

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

AMHERST — A University of Massachusetts senior has filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court alleging that four or five Amherst police officers falsely arrested him, used excessive force in taking him into custody, and deprived him …

‘An American Idealist’ Biography of Amherst College President John William Ward shines light on tumultuous era

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kim Townsend might have the longest view of what’s transpired at Amherst College over the past half-century. At 79, the officially retired professor of English still leads a course each semester at the school, where he first started …

Sgt. Brian Daly named to supervise Amherst Police Department detective bureau

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

AMHERST — Sgt. Brian Daly, a member of the Amherst Police Department for nearly 18 years, is the new supervisor for the detective bureau. Daly was recently named to the post by Police Chief Scott Livingstone. He takes over the job after the position was vacated by Lt. …

Amherst Regional hockey shuts out Mount Everett, advances to 3A semifinals

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Amherst Regional hockey team wasn’t pleased with its No. 3 seed for the Western Massachusetts Division 3A Tournament. The top two seeds received a bye into the semifinals. But for a team with no …

Families helping families: Volunteer night offers lessons for kids at the Food Bank in Hatfield

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

As Lori Peters of Goshen packed a plastic bag with apples at The Food Bank in Hatfield on a recent Tuesday evening, she kept an eye on her son, Eldon, 7, and daughter, Desi, 3, who were filling …

To Do List: Events for children and families

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

OnStage With the help of professional actor/directors from Missoula Children’s Theatre, Amherst Leisure Services Community Theatre will stage a full-scale musical production of “Aladdin,” featuring a local cast, in just one week. Auditions for students in grades kindergarten …

UMass looks to bounce back against St. Joseph’s

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

AMHERST— Moments after UMass’ loss at Saint Joseph’s on Jan. 21, junior guard Derrick Gordon said the Minutemen weren’t on the same page and that they needed to be if they were going to right the ship. UMass seemed to find its missing chemistry and bounced back from …

Division 4 Girls Basketball: Holyoke Catholic races past Franklin Tech in first-round win

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

HOLYOKE — A slow start could not hold back No. 4 Holyoke Catholic as it knocked out No. 13 Franklin Tech, 39-22, Tuesday in the first round of the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Girls Basketball Tournament at Holyoke Community College. With the win, the Gaels (14-7) will face …

Amherst College outlines actions in quest for carbon-neutral campus

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

AMHERST — Amherst College trustees released a blueprint Tuesday for achieving a carbon-neutral campus, outlining steps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, increase recycling and serve more homegrown food in its dining commons. The “Statement on Sustainability and Investment Policy” acknowledges the threats posed by climate change, states that …