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Day-by-Day Police Calls

Thursday, July 10, 2014

MONDAY, JUNE 23 SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY • 12:12 a.m. — Police searched the Teaberrry Lane area following a report that shots were being fired but found nothing. DISTURBANCES • 1:30 p.m. — Police investigated a report of a woman yelling inside an apartment at Butternut Farm on Longmeadow Drive. The woman was having a telephone argument with her father, police said. RECOVERED PROPERTY • 4:40 p.m. — A woman found a … 0

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Arrests and Summonses Amherst Police • An Amherst man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct early June 24 after police investigated a report of a man fighting with his father. Michael T. Kramer, 18, of Riverside Park Apartments was arrested at 12:55 a.m. after police arrived and found him behind the apartment complex pinned down by his father, police said. • A … 0

Amherst Regional Middle School students run clothing drive for children in need

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Students at the Amherst Regional Middle School involved in a statewide community service program held a clothing drive this spring with all donations going to Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit organization in Boston that provides homeless, or low-income children with daily essentials. Cassidy Chrun of Pelham, Ahmed Sidibe of Leverett, Sahar Doublas of Amherst and Teya Nolan of Shutesbury, were this year’s Project … 0

Review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline project rescheduled to July 24 at Greenfield Community College

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Franklin Regional Planning Board have rescheduled to July 24 their first-ever joint meeting to review the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project. The boards’ original May 15 meeting on what Tennessee Gas Pipeline now calls its Northeast Energy Direct project was … 0

Michael Morris named assistant superintendent of Amherst schools

Thursday, June 26, 2014

AMHERST — Michael Morris, director of evaluation and assessment for the Amherst public schools, has been named assistant superintendent of schools. The Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee and the Amherst School Committee voted Tuesday to accept Superintendent Maria Geryk’s recommendation to promote Morris, who joined the central administration in … 0

Dennis Churchill retires after 29 years delivering the mail in South Deerfield

Saturday, June 28, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — For 29 years, Dennis Churchill tirelessly walked up and down the streets of South Deerfield, carrying bundles of letters to be delivered to the neighborhood and greeting residents. The humble postman is retiring from his … 0

Day-by-Day Amherst Police Calls

Thursday, July 10, 2014

MONDAY, JUNE 30 SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY • 3 p.m. — A man approached several women at the Laundry Club on University Drive and asked if he could take pictures of their feet. Neither the man nor the women who called for police assistance were located. DISTURBANCES • 9:52 p.m. … 0

Arrests and Summonses

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Arrests & summons Amherst Police • Denis Topakov, 21, of Dorchester, was arrested July 6 at 2:06 a.m. on Main Street near Dickinson Street on a charge of disorderly conduct after police observed him squatting on the sidewalk, with his buttocks exposed, having defecated just before officers got … 0

In booming Delaware, Retreat finds home at shopping plaza

Sunday, June 22, 2014

NEWARK, Del. — Here at the home of Delaware’s state’s university, Landmark Properties Inc. is finishing a 196-unit Retreat that will receive its first tenants in August. While some of the apartments will look out on woods, this … 0

Just like Amherst? What happened with the 'Retreat' student living complex in Pennsylvania

Sunday, June 22, 2014

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — When Fred Williamson moved into his shaded ranch house 13 years ago, an open area behind his garage stretched south, a welcome mat to this region’s fields and rolling hills. Then came change: a … 0

Students on climate ride bring message

Thursday, July 10, 2014

AMHERST — As people celebrated Independence Day with fireworks and carnival activities near Alumni Stadium at the University of Massachusetts, six members of a group that aims to educate residents about climate change presented concerns about the Tennessee … 0

‘Amherst Together’ program seeks to ease racial conflicts

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

AMHERST — As another apparent racial incident in the public schools comes to light, town and school officials are hiring a part-time liaison whose role will be to assist in building greater equity and inclusiveness in the community. Town Manager John Musante told the Select Board Monday that … 0

Deerfield panels adopt archaeological dig policy

Thursday, July 10, 2014

DEERFIELD — Two Franklin County historical commissions have adopted a policy that would require archaeological entities with state permits to draw up contracts with private landowners if they want to dig or survey private lands. The accountability policy, created by the Deerfield Historical Commission and adopted this winter … 0