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Economy, cultural climate topics for Congressman James McGovern during walking tour of downtown Amherst

Friday, May 22, 2015

AMHERST — Economic development, potential arts programs and the existing cultural environment will be the focus of a two-hour visit by U.S. Congressman James McGovern to Amherst center Tuesday afternoon. McGovern, D-Worcester, will lead a walking tour that begins at the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, 28 Amity St., at noon, features a 1:30 p.m. ribbon cutting for Osteria Vespa restaurant in the Amherst Cinema building and concludes at 2 …

Historic Civil War plaques may find permanent display space at renovated Jones Library

Friday, May 22, 2015

AMHERST — A long-running saga to find space to publicly display the historic Civil War plaques could be nearing an end if Jones Library trustees recommend that space in an expanded and renovated main branch be reserved for the marble tablets. The buildings and facilities committee, a subcommittee of the trustees, Friday voted in favor of a plan that would create room for …

Area police news

Friday, May 22, 2015

Amherst ∎ Police were notified at 5:03 p.m. Thursday that a woman in the parking lot outside The Trading Post, 460 West St., had been taking photographs of vehicles and license plates about 90 minutes earlier. Police received a similar report of suspicious behavior at 12:55 p.m. May 13 after a man whose vehicle was parked in front of the neighboring Moan and …

Newlyweds report stolen cash in Amherst, and other area police news

Monday, May 18, 2015

Amherst ∎ Christopher Lynch, no age available, who provided an address as the streets of Amherst, was arrested at 11:31 p.m. Sunday in Amherst on a warrant, police said. ∎ Police are investigating the reported theft of about $350 in cash from newlyweds staying at the Lord Jeffery …

Jones Library director: Proposed renovation and expansion wouldn’t harm garden, historic elements of building

Monday, May 18, 2015

AMHERST — A memorial garden that graces the rear of the Jones Library and interior architectural elements that make the building feel like a historic home will be preserved under any expansion project, Library Director Sharon Sharry said …

Two Brockton men face charges for Amherst fight

Monday, May 18, 2015

AMHERST — Two Brockton men are facing charges for their alleged roles in a fight involving five people in Amherst center early Friday morning, according to police. A 22-year-old man is being summoned to court on charges of assault and assault and battery causing serious bodily injury, while …

Check it Out: Area health briefs

Monday, May 18, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban dscherban@gazettenet.com Benefits for seniors Northampton Senior Services and Senior Center has received a three-year grant for a pilot program to assist elders in acquiring benefits that will help them remain independent. The program, called Benefits Counseling, relies on community members to work one-on-one with …

Weekend high schools: Amherst baseball holds off Northampton

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Amherst Regional baseball team withstood a three-run seventh-inning rally by Northampton and held on for an 8-7 win in Amherst on Saturday. Selah Dalomba (run) went 2 for 3 with three RBIs, while Jamie Carey (two runs, RBI) and Isaac Siegel (two RBIs, run) each had two …

Former UMass guard Derrick Gordon headed to Seton Hall, said sexuality limited recruiting interest

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Derrick Gordon, who became the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player in 2014-15, said he didn’t encounter any homophobia at UMass or in opposing arenas during his junior season. But after announcing he was transferring to …

Amherst girls win fifth straight Northeastern Ultimate championship; Amherst boys runner-up

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Amherst Regional girls Ultimate team continued their winning tradition this weekend. The Hurricanes beat Lexington, 8-4, to win the Northeastern Regional Championship Tournament, Sunday in Portland, Maine. It was the fifth straight Northeastern championship for the Hurricanes, who earlier this month won their seventh straight Amherst Invitational. …

Top girls seeds advance at WMass Individual Tennis Tournament; boys field sees upsets

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The top four girls single seeds in the Western Massachusetts Individual Tennis Tournament are still alive, while the same cannot be said in the boys field. The girls singles tournament was held Sunday at Smith College in Northampton, while the doubles tournament was postponed. The boys tournament was …

Northampton boys, Amherst girls win Steele Relay titles; Hamp takes top program award

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Northampton track & field program got the best of rival Amherst Regional on Sunday, when it took the home the inaugural Steele Cup from the George Steele Relays, held at Northampton High School. The Steele Cup was awarded to the school with the best combined finish. Northampton …

Northampton Ultimate programs sweep Pioneer Valley Invitational for first championships

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Northampton Ultimate program made history Sunday. The boys and girls team each claimed their first tournament championship, winning their divisions at the Pioneer Valley Invitational, held at the Oxbow Marina athletic fields in Northampton. “Not just wining, …