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Amherst seeks help finding pit bull terrier which bit two girls on Crocker Farm School playground

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

AMHERST — Five days after two children were bitten by a loose dog during afternoon recess at Crocker Farm School, police have been unable to locate the dog or identify its owner. Animal Welfare Officer Carol Hepburn said Tuesday that she is appealing to the public for assistance in finding the dog, described as a beige-and-white-colored pit bull terrier, which bit two girls playing on swings Thursday afternoon. Because their … 0

Tuesday’s high schools: Tara Cole wins 100th as South Hadley field hockey upends Westfield

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hannah Menard scored a goal and assisted twice as the South Hadley field hockey team began the season at Westfield with a 4-2 win, the 100th in the coaching career of Tara Cole. Taylor Guertin (assist), Kate O’Neill and Julia Gagne each added a tally for South Hadley, while Brittany Cote made nine saves. “It’s obviously exciting to reach a milestone like 100 … 0

Tuesday’s colleges: Amherst College opens men’s soccer season with overtime win over New England

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Bryce Ciambella scored in overtime as the Amherst College men’s soccer team beat New England 2-1 Wednesday in Henniker, New Hampshire. Jae Heo gave the Lord Jeffs (1-0) a 1-0 lead in the second half. Thomas Bull made one save in the win. San Jose State 4, UMass 1 — Josh Schwartz scored and Ryan Buckingham made seven saves but the Minutemen (0-2) … 0

Amherst Town Manager John Musante’s annual salary increases to $150,628

Thursday, August 28, 2014

AMHERST — Amherst Town Manager John Musante’s salary will increase to more than $150,000 after he and the Select Board agreed to adjustments to his five-year employment contract this week. The Select Board met in executive session Monday to finalize an agreement with Musante that will pay him … 0

A story from a different — and not so different — world: Northampton writer Zane Kotker pens her first novel in 17 years

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Zane Kotker has long been a fan of historical fiction, both as a writer and reader. In a literary career that stretches back decades, she’s written two novels that examine events and personalities of the past, including the … 0

UMass men’s basketball team opens season with three games in five days

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

After dropping its four required games against the MAC, UMass released a men’s basketball schedule with four games against the MAAC instead. The Atlantic 10 released its conference schedule Wednesday, allowing its members to release their individual schedules for the 2014-15 season. UMass leaves New England twice before … 0

UMass offense ready to take shape under Mark Whipple

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

AMHERST — After being a seldom-used wide receiver as a freshman and a lightly used tight end as a sophomore, junior Rodney Mills appears to have found a niche and an opportunity for playing time with the UMass … 0

Police, traffic adjustments in Amherst as UMass freshman class arrives Friday

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

AMHERST — The town’s population will swell Friday as the 4,650 members of the freshmen class at the University of Massachusetts arrive for orientation. While entering students spend their Labor Day weekend learning the ins and outs of living at UMass — including taking a pledge to affirm … 0

Amherst Regional school district hires Sean Mangano as permanent finance director

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

AMHERST — The man who has been filling in since the sudden, unexplained departure of the School Department’s finance director has been hired as the permanent replacement. The appointment of Sean Mangano, formerly the assistant director, was unanimously approved by the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee Tuesday at a … 0

UMass physicists Andrea Pocar, Laura Cadonati and graduate student Keith Otis part of team detecting neutrinos at sun’s core

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

AMHERST — Scientists are a step closer to understanding the interior of the sun and the process that creates the light and energy that it sends to Earth after physicists, including two at the University of Massachusetts, have directly detected neutrinos from the sun’s core for the first … 0

Interim teacher hired to replace Carolyn Gardner at Amherst Regional High School

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

AMHERST — Math teacher Carolyn Gardner, who left her job at Amherst Regional High School in May as anonymous racial and hostile threats aimed at her continued, was not expected to be back in her classroom on the … 0

At annual UMass community breakfast pep rally, many calls for town-gown collaboration

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

AMHERST — Building on collaborations between the University of Massachusetts and the town of Amherst will lead to mutually beneficial growth, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy said during the 48th community breakfast Wednesday. In a warm and humid Student Union … 0

Letter by Carol Ross saying she feared ‘race-baiting’ at forum in Amherst angers WHMP officials

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

AMHERST — A letter sent to all Amherst School District parents and staff by the woman hired to heal racial divides said she feared “race-baiting” would be part of a radio station forum held here last week. That … 1