From the home office in Northampton: In honor of David Letterman: Top 10 Most Important UMass Rising Sophomores
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"Perseverance" is Robert Hallock's testament to the rigors of fishing in northern Scotland. Purchase photo reprints »
KEVIN GUTTING During a presentation by Fort River sixth graders Morgan Brennan, center, and Taylor Masteralexis on the portrayal of women in the media, State Representative Ellen Story, left, expressed disbelief that there really is a woman who underwent plastic surgery to have a body like a Barbie doll. On Friday, Story and Amherst Town Manager John Musante took part in "miniature lobbying meetings" with sixth graders who put forth proposals on issues like MCAS testing, arts funding, food insecurity and relationships between police departments and communities. The classes are to have a second pair of lobbying sessions with U.S. Representative James McGovern and Fort River assistant principal Diane Chamberlain on Tuesday. Purchase photo reprints »
GREG SAULMON Rick M. McNeil of Easthampton looks for common nighthawks in a meadow at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary Saturday evening, May 23, 2015. Purchase photo reprints »