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Amherst: Arrests and Summons

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Compiled by Scott Merzbach Staff Writer Arrests & summons Amherst Police • Ronald J. Wutka, 52, of Monson, was arrested May 23 at 1:37 a.m. on East Pleasant Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger after the vehicle he was driving on East Pleasant Street went off the road into a ditch, police said. …

Lehrer: Network Amherst

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Marcie Sclove of Amherst has a new show, “Going Deeper” on Amherst Media. Part One is aired Thursday at 7 p.m. and Mondays at 10 a.m. Part Two is aired Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. The guest schedule is available at the Amherst Media website. Jocelyn Ford, the daughter …

Girl Scouts plant memorial garden

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

AMHERST — A new garden with red, white and blue flowers served as the centerpiece for the town’s Memorial Day observances Monday. The garden, surrounding the memorial stone and flag pole outside War Memorial swimming pool, was installed and donated by Girl Scout Troop 11655, made up of fifth- and sixth-graders from Amherst, Shutesbury and Easthampton, as part of its work toward the …

Amherst marks Memorial Day with parade, speech by Operation Enduring Freedom veteran Justin Maynard

Monday, May 25, 2015

AMHERST — Justin Maynard told the crowd gathered at the gates of the War Memorial swimming pool Monday morning about the day in Afghanistan just over four years ago when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated an …

Amherst teacher, like her mother, to receive Massachusetts Teachers Association Lifetime Civil Rights Award

Monday, May 25, 2015

AMHERST — Alicia Lopez of Amherst went through school knowing that whatever her life path would be, there was one career she would avoid at all costs — teaching. Both her parents were teachers, and even seeing her …

Construction worker hurt when 700-pound granite foundation stone falls on him at UMass job site

Friday, May 22, 2015

AMHERST — A worker suffered injuries to his shoulder, hip and leg after a granite slab estimated at 700 pounds fell on him while he was working Friday, May 22, on the South College Academic Facility renovation project on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, according to a …

Hadley water treatment plant operator, Matthew Inhelder, placed on paid leave; town manager won’t say why

Saturday, May 23, 2015

HADLEY — The town’s primary water treatment plant operator has been put on paid administrative leave, although town officials are not saying why. Matthew N. Inhelder confirmed that Town Administrator David G. Nixon went to the water treatment plant off Bay Road and placed him on leave May …

Florence boy finds practical use for his classroom lessons at Chinese Immersion Charter School

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — When 12-year-old Hunter Palm visited China for two weeks in April with his mother and grandmother, the locals, hearing him speak Chinese, asked: “How long have you been living in China?” “Hunter was our interpreter, thank …

Congressman James McGovern touts Amherst as regional destination

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

AMHERST — Locally owned stores with one-of-a-kind items, including pottery, hand-crafted furniture and jewelry, are an increasing element of Amherst’s business community that hold the potential to attract shoppers from throughout Massachusetts. For U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D-Worcester, …

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Compiled by Scott Merzbach Staff Writer Arrests & summons Amherst Police • Christopher Lynch, no age available, who provided an address as the streets of Amherst, was arrested May 17 at 11:31 p.m. in Amherst on a warrant, police said. • A 17-year-old Amherst boy was arrested May …

Parade to mark Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

AMHERST — Amherst will commemorate Memorial Day with a parade and ceremony Monday morning. Parade participants will begin gathering at the North Common at 9 a.m. and depart on a route at 9:30 a.m. that takes them from Spring Street onto South Pleasant, North Pleasant and East Pleasant …

Lehrer: Garden report 5/22

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Garden report: I had to mow the lawn last week. Despite the lack of rain, the grass still grows. All the plants I set out were fine after the temperature dropped to 38 last week. Not my garden …

Amherst Regional Middle School Honor Roll

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Amherst Regional Middle School Grade 7 Elvina Abzalimova, Vianka Acosta McKenzie, William Allan, Lucy Anderson, William Andresen, Sage Aronson, Hillary Atkinson, Anne Auerbach, Jessica Ayala Martinez, Joanna Ayala, Mandisa Bailey, Jesse Barker Plotkin, Hallenbeck Barker, Nicholas Bellak, Nadav Berkman, Mira Binzen Levi Blinder, Daniel Block, Jhonatan Block, Philip …