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Scott Specht and Louise Harpman of Specht Harpman Architects are asked questions by Stephen Chan at TEDx Amherst Saturday. The duo spoke about rethinking the size of the American home.

TEDx at UMass explores ‘pioneering’ as event expands; 12 speakers reach audience of over 700

Saturday, April 25, 2015

AMHERST — Speakers at the largest TEDx event convened at the University of Massachusetts explored the theme of pioneering Saturday, defined this way by the event’s chief curator, Nicole Malinowski: “to develop or be the first to use and apply.” “We are living in an age of transformative and powerful pioneering ideas being implemented by people all around the world,” …

UMass falls to Delaware, backs into CAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament

Friday, April 24, 2015

AMHERST — That good news for the UMass men’s lacrosse team is that the Minutemen will get another chance to fix their problems that have plagued them all season. Fairfield’s win over Hofstra Friday night meant that even though UMass fell to Delaware, 10-9, in the regular season finale Friday, the Minutemen will still play in the conference tournament. The bad news is …

Friday’s colleges: UMass trumps Richmond to win Atlantic 10 women’s lacrosse regular season championship

Friday, April 24, 2015

There’s one game left in the regular season, but the UMass women’s lacrosse team clinched the Atlantic 10 regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in next week’s tournament. The Minutewomen sent a message to the field as they crushed likely No. 2 seed Richmond, 12-3, Friday at McGuirk Stadium. The win was UMass’ 35th straight regular season conference win. UMass coach Angela …

Amherst Town Meeting begins Monday with housing, development issues on agenda

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

AMHERST — Town Meeting, which begins next week, will have an opportunity to encourage construction of affordable housing, while continuing to see tax-based development in Amherst’s village centers. Town Manager John Musante said efforts to promote a more …

Tuesday’s high school softball/baseball: Frontier Regional explodes in win over Mahar

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Frontier Regional softball team scored 11 times in the first and third innings as it cruised past Mahar 24-2 in a mercy-rule shortened five-inning game Tuesday afternoon in South Deerfield. Highlighted by a grand slam, Mae Fydenkevez had three hits, scored four runs and drove in eight …

Jack, Suzy Welch share business advice at UMass

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

AMHERST — Jack Welch, retired chief executive officer of General Electric, best-selling business author and University of Massachusetts alum, believes two qualities will help make any business successful: trust and truth. “Spin just slows everything down,” he said. …

Tuesday’s high school lacrosse: Belchertown boys hold off West Springfield

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Alex Bachand scored five goals and Alex Wordsworth posted six points as the Belchertown boys lacrosse team continued its strong start with an 11-9 road victory over West Springfield Tuesday. Wordsworth had four goals and two assists. Ben Magarian (two assists) and Adam Mercer added a tally each, …

Tuesday’s high school track: Frontier laps Franklin Tech

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A quartet of athletes earned two wins apiece for the Frontier Regional boys track & field team, which defeated Franklin Tech 93-49 Tuesday in Turners Falls. Saul Soto won the shot put and the javelin for the Red Hawks (2-0, 1-0 Intercounty). Oliver Fox took first in the …

Tuesday’s high school tennis: Northampton boys sweep doubleheader with Ludlow

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Northampton boys tennis team picked up two wins by sweeping a doubleheader with Ludlow, 5-0 and 5-0, at JFK Middle School on Tuesday. Alex Zimbalist was a double winner for the Blue Devils (4-1). He earned a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Alex Kalesnik at second singles in …

Tuesday’s colleges: UMass hockey lands defenseman as goalie Steve Mastalerz signs with AHL team

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A future UMass hockey player officially signed a letter of intent and a former Minuteman signed a contract Tuesday. Carmine Buono, a 6-foot-2 defenseman from Burnaby, British Columbia, who played with the Powell River Kings of the BCHL last year, will join UMass in September. He is ranked …

Daffodil Days celebration of spring in downtown Amherst this weekend

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

AMHERST — Daffodils are beginning to push up from the earth and bloom in several areas of downtown Amherst, just in time for a weekend of activities planned to coincide with the arrival of the flowers. Daffodil Days, a celebration of spring in downtown Amherst, takes place throughout …

Amherst scraps plan for solar array on capped landfill off Belchertown Road, citing delays caused by lawsuit

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

AMHERST — Town officials say the decision to drop a large-scale solar array proposed for the capped landfill off Belchertown Road is due in large part to a lawsuit filed by neighbors and the delays it caused since …

Earth Day’s 45th anniversary comes at a time when environmental consciousness heightened year-round

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Events throughout the region this week are commemorating the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, though organizers say that environmental consciousness is now heightened year-round. Officially taking place on Wednesday, Earth Day began in 1970 at a time when …