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Parking restrictions go into place at Amherst intersections

Monday, July 27, 2015

AMHERST — Parking restrictions are going into place at all intersections along Lincoln Avenue, changes aimed at addressing public safety concerns without impeding residents, their guests and contractors from parking on the street. The Select Board Monday voted unanimously to adopt a proposal from town employees, with input from public safety officials and the Department of Public Works, that will limit parking without being as restrictive as a controversial proposal …

Amherst downs Easthampton for Mickey Mantle championship

Monday, July 27, 2015

DEERFIELD — Amherst’s Stephen McCudden had never pitched on back-to-back days until this week. On Monday, the rising junior followed Sunday’s shortened start with a lengthy relief appearance in which he struck out eight to guide Amherst to a 10-5 win over Easthampton in the Pioneer Valley Youth Baseball League Mickey Mantle championship …

Amherst town manager fractures ankle while away, expects to continue working at or near full time

Monday, July 27, 2015

AMHERST — A fractured right ankle suffered by Town Manager John Musante Thursday will restrict his mobility for the next few weeks, but he anticipates being able to work regular hours. “I expect to be at or near full time,” Musante said when reached by phone Monday night. “I expect to be in the office every day and I expect to be at …

UMass tuition and fee hikes to remain in place following $5.25 million in cuts by Gov. Charlie Baker

Monday, July 20, 2015

AMHERST — With a sizable funding cut to the University of Massachusetts system included in the state budget signed Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker, the cost to attend the university will rise by the full amount approved earlier this year by the school’s trustees, the UMass president’s office …

Amherst agency gets $200,000 from state to run homeless shelter, help guests find housing

Monday, July 20, 2015

AMHERST — The agency that operates the town’s seasonal homeless shelter will again receive up to $200,000 in state money to run Craig’s Place and to continue its efforts at help guests find permanent housing. The $38.1 billion state budget approved by Gov. Charlie Baker last week keeps …

What does it mean to be a man? The Healthy Men and Boys Network of Western Massachusetts seeks answers, plans course for change

Monday, July 20, 2015

A young boy goes into a doctor’s office for his annual physical. It’s fall, and flu season is coming, so his mother request a vaccination for him. The boy looks frightened as the nurse prepares the shot, but …

Check it out: Area health briefs

Monday, July 20, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban. Please send items to dscherban@gazettenet.com. Cognitive health Caitlin Anable from Bay Path University in Longmeadow is presenting a series of sessions at the Northampton Senior Services & Senior Center focused on enhancing health and cognition. The series, called “Success Does Not Stop Growing,” will …

Health Events: Area support groups, resources

Monday, July 20, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ VISION, SPEECH AND HEARING VISION — A low-vision support group meets regularly from March through December on the first Wednesday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St. Transportation provided; …

Project Bread’s Summer Food Service Program offers meals to Amherst students

Monday, July 20, 2015

AMHERST — Children participating in summer school programs through the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District are getting free lunches daily through a state program that schools are participating in for the first time. Superintendent Maria Geryk said more than 200 students are receiving nutritional lunches each day through the …

Amherst police investigate rash of break-ins on Main and College streets

Monday, July 20, 2015

AMHERST — Police are investigating several break-ins to downtown businesses and churches, with most incidents reported on Main and College streets. Amherst Police Detective Michael Forcum said Monday that the department began getting calls about the break-ins late Sunday afternoon and that reports continued to come in until …

State rules on fryolators caused last-minute scrambling at Taste of Amherst

Sunday, July 19, 2015

AMHERST — Just weeks before the Taste of Amherst, and after months of planning by the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, organizers were notified that the preparation of fried food on site would have to be adjusted to …

Families needed to host Japanese students enrolled in summer program at Amherst College

Saturday, July 18, 2015

AMHERST — Exchange students from Doshisha International Junior/Senior High School in Kyoto, Japan, will be coming to stay with families in and around Amherst starting Friday. The only problem is: there aren’t enough host families. Diane Caraker, a host parent, said she has never had trouble recruiting families …

End of fasting

Saturday, July 18, 2015