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District attorney, UMass at odds over status of student informant

Thursday, October 2, 2014

AMHERST — The Northwestern district attorney’s office said Wednesday that it had no knowledge that University of Massachusetts student Eric L. Sinacori had served as a confidential informant and denied that it routinely reviews recommendations by any law enforcement agencies to use individuals as confidential informants. Those assertions seemingly contradict previous statements made by UMass Police. In a statement issued …

Wednesday’s high school golf/cross country: South Hadley fends off Belchetown

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Brian Bak shot a 1-over-par 37 and Mike Miele added a 42 as the South Hadley boys golf team held off Belchertown, 173-180, at the Ledges Golf Club in South Hadley Wednesday. Ryan Chrabascz had a 40 to pace the Orioles. South Hadley 173, Belchertown 180 at The Ledges, par 36 South Hadley …

Wednesday’s colleges: Amherst College comes back in second half to beat WNEU

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The 15th-ranked Amherst College men’s soccer team overcame a halftime deficit to beat Western New England, 2-1, Wednesday at Lusitano Stadium in Ludlow. The Lord Jeffs (6-0-2) held a 31-3 shot advantage and a 13-4 edge in corner kicks. Gabriel Wirz (assist) and Christopher Martin each scored, while Andrew Orozco had an assist for Amherst. Thomas Bull made one save in the win. …

Work on Pine Street in Amherst to start Monday and last through week

Friday, September 26, 2014

AMHERST — Grading and compaction of Pine Street will begin at 7 a.m. Monday and last through the week. Lane Construction of Northampton will begin its work on the section of the road between the railroad crossing in Cushman and the intersection with East Pleasant Street. Detours will …

CHART Electricity rates to jump significantly in Valley this winter due to shortage of natural gas supplies

Friday, September 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Homeowners and businesses throughout the Valley should brace for significantly higher electricity bills this winter season as a result of a shortage of natural gas for generating plants. Two days after National Grid announced that its …

UMass officials aim to keep tailgating civilized

Friday, September 26, 2014

AMHERST — Four hours before the start of the University of Massachusetts football game, fans will begin arriving in the parking lots surrounding McGuirk Alumni Stadium, and many will set up their grills and unload their coolers. The …

UMass players and fans glad to be back at McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Amherst

Friday, September 26, 2014

AMHERST — Liam Coen used to look forward to the short bus ride from the Campus Center Hotel, where the University of Massachusetts football team stayed the night before games, down to McGuirk Alumni Stadium. The Minutemen’s record-setting …

MAC Preview: Conference regresses from 2013, leaving championship up for grabs

Friday, September 26, 2014

AMHERST — For the past two years, the Mid-American Conference was on the rise. On the strength of strong play by several top-end teams, the conference hovered around the BCS discussion. But with several stars having graduated, including …

UMass avoids ADA compliance with McGuirk upgrade

Friday, September 26, 2014

Editor’s note: This article was previously published in Wednesday’s edition of the Valley Advocate. This Saturday, the UMass football team returns to play a home game at McGuirk Stadium for the first time in three years, since making …

School Lunch Menus

Friday, September 26, 2014

NOTE: Complete listings from all schools were not available at press time. Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Chicken sandwich, oven-baked fries, cucumber coins, diced pears, apple TUESDAY: French toast sticks, hash browns, romaine salad with tomato, carrot sticks, peach cup, apple WEDNESDAY: Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, cucumber coins, carrot sticks, …

MOVIE LISTINGS

Friday, September 26, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Boyhood (R) The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (R) It Happened One Night (NR) …

Graffiti, litter foul women’s bathroom at Community Field in Amherst

Friday, September 26, 2014

AMHERST — Offensive phrases and obscenities were found written in black ink on the walls and stalls in the women’s bathroom at Community Field early Friday morning. Damage also included beer cans thrown onto the bathroom’s concrete floor. …

Fall harvest

Friday, September 26, 2014