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Student debt: More college, university students across Valley take on loan obligations that follow them for years

Friday, September 4, 2015

AMHERST — Britainy “Story” Young had to drop out of college at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2010 because she could not afford it. Now enrolled again, she expects to owe $86,000 when she graduates next May — and she has little hope of paying it off in full. Jennifer DeCarolis of Florence graduated from Keene State College in …

Friday’s colleges: Kenyon lifts UMass women’s soccer to draw

Friday, September 4, 2015

Gabriela Kenyon’s goal in the 42nd minute helped the UMass women’s soccer team earn a 1-1 tie with Central Connecticut State, Friday at the Yale Classic in New Haven. The Minutewomen (0-2-2) will face the host team, Sunday at 2:30 p.m. UMass got a scare in the second overtime when the Blue Devils got the ball behind UMass goalie Cassidy Babin (five saves), …

Friday’s high schools: Amherst Regional golf wins season opener

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Amherst Regional golf team gave new coach Todd Cromack a victory in his first match, beating Central 194-230 Friday afternoon at Hickory Ridge Golf Club. Stephen McCudden shot a team-best 46 in the win for Amherst (1-0, 1-0 Suburban). Anna Casagrande and Alex Cantor each fired a 48. In other action, Jake Remillard’s 41 led four South Hadley players to shoot 45 …

New Atkins store opens in North Amherst Mill District

Monday, August 31, 2015

AMHERST — Bins filled with corn, lettuce and tomatoes — as well as tables displaying locally grown fruits and vegetables, including apples and peaches — will greet customers entering the new Atkins Farms Country Market satellite store in …

UMass cancer researcher looks to limit testing on animals

Sunday, August 30, 2015

AMHERST — Shelly Peyton, a 34-year-old assistant professor and chemical engineer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is working on a project that may lead to a reduction in testing cancer drugs in animals. Peyton recently received a …

Residents submit petition to improve North Amherst intersection

Sunday, August 30, 2015

AMHERST — Residents concerned with the safety of a complicated North Amherst intersection where five roads merge have submitted a petition demanding immediate action from the Select Board. The petition, signed by 43 North Amherst residents and delivered to Town Hall Thursday, seeks “expeditious, constructive action” and first …

UMass field hockey beats Boston University for first win

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Nicole Kuerzi scored her first collegiate goal and Melanie Kreusch added a penalty stroke as the UMass field hockey team bounced back from a season-opening loss on Saturday to beat Boston University, 2-1, Sunday in Boston. Izzie Delario had one assist and Sam Carlino made five saves in …

Registration open for hazard waste disposal in Shutesbury

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SHUTESBURY — Residents interested in participating in a hazardous waste disposal at the Amherst transfer station have until Sept. 8 to register. The hazardous waste disposal event, which is also open to Amherst, Hadley and Pelham residents, will be held Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at …

Emily Dickinson documentary falls short of Kickstarter goal

Friday, August 28, 2015

AMHERST — The future of plans to create a documentary on the life of Emily Dickinson is uncertain after the film’s production company failed to meet its fundraising goal on Kickstarter Friday. The producers of “A Quiet Passion,” the Dickinson biopic that was shot in Amherst this summer, …

UMass’ Downey eligible to play as court case progresses

Friday, August 28, 2015

AMHERST — UMass sophomore linebacker Da’Sean Downey will be allowed to participate in Minuteman team activities as the court case against him progresses. Downey, who will be arraigned Oct. 21 on assault charges stemming from an altercation earlier this year, is limited by a ankle injury suffered earlier …

Friday’s colleges: Golden goal sinks Minutemen in opener

Friday, August 28, 2015

Austin Buxton scored on a rebound with 46 seconds left in the first overtime as Utah Valley defeated UMass 1-0 Friday afternoon at Rudd Field in the Minutemen’s season opener. UMass keeper Bardia Asefnia made four saves, including a point-blank attempt that caromed out to Buxton on the …

Records request yields heavily redacted letter sent to state Attorney General in wake of Amherst website data disclosure

Friday, August 28, 2015

AMHERST — A public records request by the Daily Hampshire Gazette seeking more information about the disclosure of residents’ personal information through the Amherst municipal website yielded a heavily redacted letter that collector and treasurer Claire McGinnis sent …

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Friday, June 21, 2013

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