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Town Meetings in Amherst, Leverett to vote on resolutions restricting drones

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Town Meetings in Amherst and Leverett will consider resolutions calling on the federal government to end the use of drones for assassinations on foreign soil and to enact regulations on the use of the unmanned aircraft in the United States. However, the Amherst Select Board does not favor the measure in that town, which also aims to protect private airspace. Board members Wednesday voted unanimously against the article that will … 1

UMass receivers Jalen Williams, Shakur Nesmith shine in spring game

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — A pair of tall receivers, who’ll try to crack the University of Massachusetts’ starting lineup in the fall, stood out in the annual spring game, Wednesday night at McGuirk Stadium. Anyone watching the team for the first time this spring got their first look at junior college transfer Jalen Williams at … 0

With UMass talk overrun by activists, John Ashcroft answers questions from audience on the Patriot Act, torture

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — When former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft stepped up the podium in the UMass Student Union Ballroom Wednesday night to both hearty applause and boos, he told the crowd of about 150 that he planned to talk about liberty. But after just a few minutes of his thoughts on freedom, a … 1

What would nature do?

Friday, April 11, 2014

In an age when sustainable solutions to human problems have never been so important, wouldn’t it be nice to have a mentor to turn to for help and inspiration? Someone, or something, that has almost 4 billion years … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, April 11, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check theaters for show times; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) Le Week-End (R) The Lunchbox (PG) The Unknown … 0

Making an old door new again

Friday, April 11, 2014

CAROL LOLLIS PHOTO Leighton LaClaire was working outside last Saturday morning in Amherst, refinishing a door for an old farmhouse. … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, April 11, 2014

MARTZ — Gitel Joy, daughter of Gabe Martz and Sarah (Burns) Martz of Charleston, S.C., was born March 16 in a Prius in front of the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. The maternal grandparents are Donna and Barry Harbinson of St. John, New Brunswick, Canada and the … 0

Link between job and child pornography key in public pension case for former Amherst teacher Ronald T. Garney

Friday, April 11, 2014

AMHERST — A former Amherst public school teacher is fighting to keep his pension six years after he was convicted and sentenced to prison on child pornography charges. The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in the … 3

Blarney Blowout investigator Ed Davis brings investigative team to Amherst next week

Friday, April 11, 2014

AMHERST — Former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis will visit the University of Massachusetts campus Monday to launch his examination of Blarney Blowout and other large-scale disturbances on the town and campus. In a telephone interview Friday, Davis … 1

More Amherst Carriage Shops tenants finding new locations

Friday, April 11, 2014

AMHERST — Amherst Wines & Spirits, an anchor tenant at the Amherst Carriage Shops for the past 20 years, is likely to move to 320 College St. later this year. The business, owned by Stephen Freedman, is expected … 0

Wheatberry Cafe to close April 18 as owners focus on Pioneer Valley Heritage Grain CSA

Friday, April 11, 2014

AMHERST — The owners of Wheatberry Cafe at 421 Main St. are closing the restaurant as they shift their focus to the Pioneer Valley Heritage Grain Community Supported Agriculture. Adrie and Ben Lester of Shutesbury, who opened Wheatberry … 0

Kassan Messiah, UMass linebackers get fresh start

Thursday, April 10, 2014

AMHERST — For a five-game stretch in 2012, University of Massachusetts linebacker Kassan Messiah looked like a future star. Then a true freshman, Messiah made 10 tackles in his first game and averaged 10.6 tackles in his first five contests, highlighted by 16 against Bowling Green. He was … 0

Thursday’s high school recaps: Keith Natale walk-off caps Smith Academy’s season-opening win over Hopkins

Thursday, April 10, 2014

It took six innings for the Smith Academy baseball team to find its footing in 2014. The Falcons rallied for three runs in the seventh to walk off with a 4-3 victory over Hopkins Academy, Thursday in Hatfield. … 0