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UMass kicks in $80,000 to Amherst for ambulances

Friday, July 11, 2014

AMHERST — Even though the bulk of college students are out of town for the summer and some residents may be vacationing, that didn’t prevent the need for all ambulances to be on the road at once on Thursday afternoon. In fact, firefighter paramedics and EMTs were so busy dealing with medical calls that Fire Chief Walter “Tim” Nelson was summoned to get behind the wheel of one ambulance and … 0

UMass to begin limiting outdoor events starting Tuesday

Friday, July 11, 2014

AMHERST — Outdoor events on playing fields and grassy areas on the University of Massachusetts campus will be limited beginning Tuesday. UMass, working with the town of Amherst’s health department, is restricting these campus-sponsored events as a precaution against Eastern equine encephalitis, which is carried by mosquitoes that breed and typically bite during the dusk and early evening. Already, campus departments are scheduling … 0

Area police news

Friday, July 11, 2014

Amherst Police ∎ Jonathan Coe, 29, of 374 Middle St., was arrested Thursday at 4:54 p.m. on North Pleasant Street on an Orange District Court warrant, police said. Northampton Police ∎ Brent P. Higgins, 18, of 65 Straits Road, Hatfield, was arrested Friday at 12:13 a.m. at Pride Gas Station, 375 King St., on a charge of possession of liquor, under 21. Police … 0

Controversial comment about racially-motivated 'aggressive' assault in Amherst school has task force member defending chairman’s work

Sunday, July 6, 2014

AMHERST — A member of a new task force exploring ways to reduce racial tensions in the Amherst school system said that its chairman, Amilcar Sha- bazz, is doing “incredibly important and difficult work” and hopes recent controversy … 4

Pettengill Insurance sweeps doublerheader with Northampton Post 28

Sunday, July 6, 2014

After a come-from-behind win in eight innings in game one, Pettengill Insurance kept its momentum going for a rout in game two as it swept Northampton King & Cushman Post 28, 4-3 and 19-4 in American Legion action Sunday at Arcanum Field. The teams played a doubleheader after … 0

Backstory: Amherst opted for silence on white student 'aggressively, seriously' assaulted by students of color

Friday, July 4, 2014

AMHERST — Amherst’s top school official said Friday a spring incident in which a white student was targeted and “aggressively and seriously” assaulted by students of color was investigated and resolved internally. Superintendent Maria Geryk said in a … 7

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, July 4, 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 Jessica Fortin graduated from Trinity College … 0

Heading Outdoors

Friday, July 4, 2014

Items for Heading Outdoors may be emailed to calendar@gazettenet.com, faxed to 585-5299, or mailed to the Daily Hampshire Gazette at 115 Conz St., Northampton, Ma. 01060. ∎∎ Accessible Kayaking — Stavros Outdoor Access holds adaptive kayaking program for people with disabilities, their families and friends on July 7, 14 … 0

Sharing your special news

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Daily Hampshire Gazette publishes news about weddings, engagements, anniversaries, new babies and adoptions with local connections. There is a small charge for wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements. Forms and information about submitting announcements can be found at GazetteNET.com. Look for Reader Service at the top right on … 0

Coming up

Friday, June 14, 2013

Information on events, classes and workshops offered by area community senior centers is available on their respective websites, listed below. Amherst Senior Center/ Council On Aging Bangs Center, 70 Boltwood Walk Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 259-3060 www.amherstma.gov/seniorcenter Belchertown Senior Center 60 State St. Hours: … 0

Bells celebrate 50th anniversary

Friday, July 4, 2014

Ronald and Elizabeth Bell of Amherst are celebrating their 50th anniversary. Elizabeth Anne Beckman and Ronald Eugene Bell were married July 5, 1964 in Dessie, Ethiopia, where they were serving as Peace Corps volunteers. The Bells have two … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, July 4, 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 Cold in July (R) A Hard Day’s Night (R) Ida (R) Obvious Child … 0

Old Field Farm: Moving toward sustainability

Friday, July 4, 2014

Two years ago, we moved into our new home: a renovated early-19th-century house on nine acres in Leverett, which we’ve named Old Field Farm. This event marked a new level in our ability to live according to our … 0