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Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter greetings to all our friends and neighbors. * * * Garden report: The daffodils have bloomed. Meanwhile the daylilies, tulips and primroses in my garden have all sprouted. I have seen crocus, daffodils and snowdrops in bloom in other yards. The overnight temperatures are staying above freezing now. That’s a good sign. I have made 12 geranium cuttings. They sit in front of the sliding glass window that faces south. * * * Two dining options: The Pasta Singing Supper to benefit the Amherst Senior Center will be held April 27 at 6 p.m. in the Bangs Center. Pasta E Basta caters the event … 0

Marriage Intentions

Friday, April 18, 2014

Arthur Albert Caponi, 75, retired, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Arthur John Crowley, 62, psychotherapist, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Joshua James Burton, 27, office manager, Amherst and Yuanfang Gong, 27, student, Amherst. Jin Chen, 26, student, Amherst, and Hongbo Shi, 28, student, Amherst. … 0

Residents urge bus link to Amherst Survival Center

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

AMHERST — For longtime resident Russell Jordan, the Amherst Survival Center is an important resource in providing food, clothing and companionship for his family. Having a Pioneer Valley Transit Authority bus that stops at the 138 Sunderland Road site daily and transports residents to grocery stores and doctor’s appointments, makes it mush easier … 0

Three men arrested after Amherst assault in which victim hospitalized with facial injuries

Monday, April 14, 2014

AMHERST — Three college-age men were arrested early Sunday morning on the University of Massachusetts campus after allegedly injuring a man during a fight at the intersection of Fearing and North Pleasant streets. The assault was one of 305 calls for service that Amherst police responded to during … 1

Area police news

Monday, April 14, 2014

Amherst ■ Police are investigating vandalism at two Main Street properties reported Monday that apparently occurred in the early morning hours Sunday. At 10:59 a.m. Monday, an employee at the Amherst Dental Group, 650 Main St., reported that lights along the driveway were broken and a light post … 0

Counter protest planned for anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church’s expected picket in Amherst Wednesday

Monday, April 14, 2014

AMHERST — Area groups are preparing a show of support Wednesday to counter plans by members of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church to stage a protest against Derrick Gordon, the University of Massachusetts athlete who last week became … 3

School Lunch Menus

Monday, April 14, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mixed fruit, carrot sticks, apple slices, mashed potatoes TUESDAY: Mozzarella sticks, golden baked potato wedges, broccoli florets, orange, peach cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Hot dog, romaine salad with tomato, baby carrots and celery, peach cup, banana THURSDAY: Pizza wedge, veggie beans, veggie dippers, romaine … 0

Friends & Neighbors

Monday, April 14, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Ben Breger, a biology student at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, delivered a researched-based presentation at … 0

Heading Outdoors

Monday, April 14, 2014

■∎ Vernal Pool Exploration — Program with Charley Eiseman on April 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 525 S. Pleasant St., Amherst. Fee: $15. Preregistration required; call 256-6006. ■∎ Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteer Day — Takes place April 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 … 0

Weekend college recaps: UMass women’s lacrosse races past George Mason

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The 10th-ranked University of Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team extended its win streak to five games on Sunday, as the Minutewomen had six players score multiple goals in a 22-2 win over George Mason. Sam Rush led the way … 0

UMass Republicans bringing in Ashcroft

Saturday, April 12, 2014

AMHERST (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is scheduled to speak at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a year after another visiting Republican figure prompted protests at the liberal campus. Ashcroft is expected to deliver an address on campus on Wednesday. Ashcroft served as governor of … 0


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Regional Agreement Working Group: Education Subcommittee, 8:30 a.m., Policy Subcommittee of the Regional School Committee, 5 p.m., both at ARMS; Public Art Commission, 10:30 a.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: The Jones Library, Inc. Buildings and Facilities Committee, 1 p.m., Library; Public Transportation and Bicycle Committee, 4 p.m. … 0

When ‘only a drill’ means something: preparedness

Saturday, April 12, 2014

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts student Mary Porzio had her hands full Thursday. She was one of about half a dozen volunteers lined up to triage victims of an emergency. She had to act quickly and decisively to … 0