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Fight on Town Common leads to two arrests
05-31-2017 9:58 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — An Amherst Police response to the Town Common for a fight, allegedly involving one person wielding a large knife, led to two arrests Tuesday evening, according to police.Detective Lt. William Menard said officers went to the Town Common at...


WMass tennis: South Hadley girls get No. 1 seed, eye potential rematch with No. 3 Belchertown
05-31-2017 12:19 PM

By MIKE MORAN

The South Hadley and Belchertown girls tennis teams are on a collision course again.The two schools met in the finals of the 2016 Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament. Belchertown, then the No. 1 seed, beat the third-seeded Tigers, 3-2.They...


Report: Amherst College scores high on commitment to economic diversity
05-30-2017 10:24 PM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

Several local colleges have been included on a list of schools “doing the most for the American dream.”In The New York Times’ third annual College Access Index measuring colleges’ commitment to economic diversity, Amherst College was ranked No. 7 —...


Jury finds UMass graduate student guilty in overdose death of Eric Sinacori
05-30-2017 7:11 PM

By EMILY CUTTS

NORTHAMPTON — A jury has found a former University of Massachusetts graduate student guilty of manslaughter in the overdose death of a fellow student.Jesse Carrillo, 28, of Derry, New Hampshire, was found guilty Tuesday morning in Hampshire Superior...


Editorial: Recalling Paul Bixby and Tom McClung, driven by empathy
05-30-2017 6:40 PM

Hampshire County this month lost Tom McClung and Paul Bixby, two men from different walks of life who shared an empathy they brought to their pursuits and a commitment to their roots.McClung, a jazz musician who grew up in Amherst before taking his...


Basketball players Sophie Gatzounas, Meikkel Murray find their place on the track
05-26-2017 11:26 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

SOUTH HADLEY — South Hadley’s Sophie Gatzounas and Amherst Regional’s Meikkel Murray started their track and field careers with trial and error. With some nudging from their track coaches, both senior 1,000-point basketball scorers joined their...


Back to the basics: Simple Gifts Farm tests pedal-powered tractor to deal with weeds
05-26-2017 9:40 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Weeds are a major cause of crop failure at organic farms, making the equipment used in controlling their growth important to the successful production of fruits and vegetables.“After harvesting, it’s our biggest labor,” says Jeremy...


Accused takes stand in fatal overdose trial
05-25-2017 7:10 PM

By EMILY CUTTS

NORTHAMPTON — For over two hours Thursday, a former University of Massachusetts graduate student took the stand detailing his heroin addiction and the role he played in the overdose death of an undergraduate in 2013.Day two of the trial of Jesse...


Amherst officials vow sensitivity during bullying investigations
05-24-2017 9:15 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Town Manager Paul Bockelman and Police Chief Scott Livingstone are pledging to be more sensitive to the community during investigations into youth bullying after concerns were raised by parents who were not present when a police officer...


Trial begins for former UMass grad student charged in fatal overdose
05-24-2017 5:20 PM

By EMILY CUTTS

NORTHAMPTON — Testimony began Wednesday in the trial of a former University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate student accused of supplying a fatal dose of heroin to a fellow student in 2013. J.W. Carney Jr., attorney for Jesse Carrillo, 28, of Derry,...


Man denies making threat to commit shooting at UMass
05-23-2017 9:45 PM

By EMILY CUTTS

NORTHAMPTON — A Newbury man who had a charge of making a bomb threat dropped in a lower court has now been charged with threatening to commit a shooting.Geoffrey Small, 23, pleaded not guilty in Hampshire Superior Court Tuesday afternoon to two counts...


ARMS club encourages young scientists to tackle practical problems
05-22-2017 9:15 PM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

AMHERST — When the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the University of Massachusetts Amherst tested water for lead and copper levels at schools statewide, the results — that 72 percent of school buildings had at least one...


Speakers urge community, social justice at Hampshire College commencement
05-21-2017 10:31 PM

By CHANCE VILES

AMHERST — Families filled white tents at Hampshire College Saturday to watch the 306 graduating students finish a four-year trek to getting a degree.Mild warmth and a light breeze kept the shaded tent temperate, raising spirits of students, faculty...


Amherst College graduates ‘excited, but nervous’
05-21-2017 3:54 PM

By CHANCE VILESFor the GazetteAMHERST — Amherst College was bustling with graduates and their families Sunday for the school’s 196th commencement.The excited sounds of a graduating crowd filled the campus’ main quad as about 480 seniors filed into...


District F&G Division 1 Girls Track: Northampton overcomes small numbers to place third
05-20-2017 12:28 AM

By FRAN SYPEK

HOLYOKE — The Northampton girls track and field team was up against teams with much deeper numbers.Despite having only 14 athletes, the Blue Devils forged on and placed third Friday night in the District F & G Division 1 Championships at Holyoke High...


Growth in Airbnb scene raises red flags
05-20-2017 12:14 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

At the Horace Kellogg Homestead Bed and Breakfast on South Pleasant Street in Amherst, visitors since its 2004 opening have had the opportunity to stay in two of the historic home’s bedrooms and enjoy a full morning meal prepared by innkeeper Susan...


Two more men arrested in connection with violent Amherst home invasion
05-19-2017 11:47 PM

By EMILY CUTTS

BELCHERTOWN — Two more people have been charged in connection with a violent Amherst home invasion last October.Tivon LaValley, 26, of Hadley, has been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of armed robbery while...


Rotary Town Fair to return to Amherst
05-18-2017 7:28 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — An annual tradition of carnival rides and associated activities returns to the Amherst Town Common Wednesday when the Amherst Rotary Town Fair begins.But even though some food will still be available on-site, including the Rotary Club of...


Like Big Papi, former state rep Ellen Story closes in on unique honor
05-17-2017 9:23 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — As part of a farewell tour leading up to his retirement from the Boston Red Sox last fall, David Ortiz received an honor from Boston city leaders of having the Brookline Avenue bridge, near Fenway Park, renamed the Big Papi Bridge.Noting her...


Renowned Valley jazz musician Tom McClung dies in Paris of cancer at 60
05-17-2017 12:46 PM

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN

AMHERST — Local jazz legend Tom McClung, a pianist and composer known for his versatility, died Saturday at the age of 60 after a yearslong battle with cancer.McClung was born in New York in 1957 to Robert McClung, the acclaimed Amherst author of some...

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