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JERREY ROBERTS
Northampton Police Sgt. Victor Caputo talks about a Colt AR-15 semi-automatic .223 caliber rifle Tuesday at the station.

Area police officials lukewarm about surplus military gear programs flagged for review by president

Monday, September 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — President Barack Obama last week ordered a review of programs that put surplus military gear into the hands of local police in the wake of outcry about heavily armed Ferguson, Missouri, police officers in armored trucks facing off with protesters. If the review leads to scrapping or curtailing such programs, police officials in Hampshire County largely won’t be … 2

Weekend colleges: UMass women’s soccer falls to Providence in overtime

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jackie Bruno tied the game in the second half for UMass, but Catherine Zimmerman netted the winner in overtime as Providence pulled out the 2-1 win, Sunday in Amherst. Danielle Kriscenski made two saves, while Madison Smith had one assist for the Minutewomen (1-2-1). Nichols 1, Mount Holyoke 0 — Mackenzie Randall made one save but the Lyons dropped their season opener at … 0

New students number about 6,760 at Five Colleges from nearly all states, 30 countries

Saturday, August 30, 2014

AMHERST — With gear piled high atop car roofs and minivans filled to capacity, thousands of new and returning students arrived on campus this weekend at Hampshire County’s four private colleges and the University of Massachusetts. The combined class of 2018 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Smith, Amherst, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke … 0

Hop on the bus: PVTA to roll out new, expanded routes in Amherst, Northampton and elsewhere

Monday, August 11, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — After nearly two years of study and an influx of state and federal money, the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority will roll out extensive changes this month in hopes of making it easier and more convenient to … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, August 8, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Alive Inside (NR) Begin Again (R) Boyhood (R) Casablanca (PG) Il Sorpasso (NR) … 0

Coming Up

Friday, August 8, 2014

HADLEY SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER 46 Middle St. To sign up for programs, outreach or information, call 586-4023 or email coa@hadleyma.org. MEALS — Monday through Friday, 11:45 a.m.; call 586-1910 two days in advance to reserve. EXERCISE — Osteoporosis Exercise, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m., Tai Chi practice … 0

Area police news

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Amherst ∎ An intoxicated man causing a commotion on a PVTA bus was taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton after suffering a head injury while leaving the bus at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, police said. The man, who was not identified by police, was being removed from the … 0

How Mount Holyoke College brought online courses to life for educators this summer

Saturday, August 2, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — When Seattle math teacher Ellen Kleyman found through a Google search that Mount Holyoke College was the only place offering the professional development course she wanted, she was initially disheartened by the 3,000 mile distance. … 0

Falling tree damages four cars in South Hadley

Friday, August 1, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — A tree fell on top of four cars parked on College Street during a sudden rain storm Friday afternoon, according to a report by 22News. The report states that four vehicles were damaged when the storm caused a tree to fall into a parking lot. … 0

Local briefs: youth programs, golf tournaments, road races

Friday, August 1, 2014

Youth programs available at Hamp Recreation Registrations are now being accepted for the Northampton Recreation Department’s field hockey program. This competitive program has a Senior team (seventh and eighth grade) and a Junior team (fifth and sixth). The program begins mid-August and runs until November. Games are mostly … 0

Late-night cigarette theft leads to arrests

Friday, August 1, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — Three men were arrested July 21 after allegedly breaking into a Granby Road convenience store in the middle of the night and stealing $585 worth of cigarettes. Matthew C. Doolittle, of 472 Amherst Road, and David Slater of 2 Hunter Terrace, both 19, and Sean … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, August 1, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; websites and phone numbers are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Begin Again (R) Boyhood (R) The French Connection (R) Obvious Child (R) The … 0

Margaret Shepard & Stephen Orszulak

Friday, August 1, 2014

Kevin and Donna Shepard, of Easthampton, and Paul and Colleen Orszulak, of Ware, announce the engagement of their children, Margaret Shepard and Stephen Orszulak, both of South Hadley. Margaret is a teacher in the Ware public school system. … 0