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Two Amherst police officers hurt in separate Sunday incidents

Monday, September 15, 2014

AMHERST — Two Amherst police officers suffered work-related injuries on Sunday that could force them to take extended medical leaves while they recuperate, Police Chief Scott Livingstone said. A police sergeant suffered a broken hand during an incident involving a prisoner at the police station early Sunday morning, while a patrol officer suffered a significant shoulder injury a short time later during a response to a domestic disturbance, according to …

Area police news

Monday, September 15, 2014

Amherst ∎ Shannon M. Walsh, 22, of Norwood, was arrested at 5:23 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Pine Street and Sand Hill Road on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol after she was found slumped over the steering wheel of the vehicle which was partially in the road, police said. ∎ Emma Mack, 15, of …

Matt Vautour: Breakthrough or breakdown coming for UMass?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Is the UMass football team moving closer to a breakthrough or a breakdown? This is an important time for the Minutemen. They’ve shown they’re good enough to play competitively with big conference opponents. Colorado and Vanderbilt figure to be the bottom of the Pac 12 and Southeastern Conference, respectively, but still, most MAC teams don’t beat them. Most third-year FBS teams …

Wednesday’s colleges: Amherst shuts out Mount Holyoke in women’s soccer

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rachael Abernethy scored three goals as the Amherst College women’s soccer team beat Mount Holyoke 5-0, Wednesday in Amherst. Hannah Guzzi added two goals for the Lord Jeffs (2-0). Sarah Zuckerman had one goal, while Megan Kim and Quinn Phillips each had two assists. Mel Stier and Emily …

VIDEO Students rally at UMass to denounce police killing of unarmed black people

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

AMHERST — A crowd of about 75 students — most of them black — moved slowly down a University of Massachusetts campus path Wednesday afternoon with their arms raised above their heads. Their “Hands up, don’t shoot” chant, …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

At A.P.E. Gallery “Alter scape” is a collaborative exhibit with a unifying thread that connects the three artists works: use of concepts involving the manipulation of space — or the landscape. The artist are Jesse Connor, Thorsten Dennerline …

Weekend planner — Books: ‘The Forgiveness Project’; Audio Story Fest

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A manual in the art of forgiveness, Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s “The Book of Forgiving” grew out of the author’s experiences leading post-apartheid South Africa along the difficult path of reconciliation. Here in the Valley it’s the basis of …

District attorney says no need for public concern after woman’s body found in Amherst

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

AMHERST — Authorities have not confirmed the cause of death for a woman found dead near the UMass campus Tuesday, but say there is no reason for the community to worry. “The public should not be concerned,” said …

Third Amherst Live show will address racial tensions

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

AMHERST — Magazine writer Oliver Broudy liked the idea of a “secular alternative to church,” or a space for members of a community to come together and discuss matters of importance, but without having to refer back to a single text. This was among the concepts behind “Amherst …

Amherst Select Board prohibits parking on section of High Street

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

AMHERST — Parking will no longer be allowed on a section of High Street after concerns were raised by school administrators about school buses and vans navigating the narrow road. The Select Board voted unanimously Monday to prohibit parking at all times on the west side of High …

A kind soul mourned: Family members hold memorial for Amherst woman found dead

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

AMHERST — A body reported to be that of an Amherst woman missing since Friday, was discovered Tuesday morning on University of Massachusetts property in a wooded area near the intersection of Amity Street and University Drive. Northwestern …

'It takes a village to stop a Retreat' Crowd of 75 celebrate withdrawal of Retreat housing project in Amherst Tuesday

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

AMHERST — Philip Mathews warmed his bagpipes up with the tune “When the Battle’s Over” as some 75 jubilant people gathered on the Cushman Common Tuesday night to celebrate the news that a 175-unit student housing project called …

UMass football notebook: Assistant coach Charles Walker set to face former teams Vanderbilt, Penn State

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

AMHERST — The UMass football team has officially reached the Charles Walker portion of its schedule. Walker was a defensive quality control assistant the last two years at Vanderbilt, whom the Minutemen play Saturday at noon in Nashville. While he was there he worked under James Franklin, who …