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Friday, February 27, 2015

arrests & summons Amherst Police • Manuel E. Pintado, 51, of Crestview Apartments, was arrested Feb. 20 at 1:43 p.m. at his apartment on charges of violating the town’s noise bylaw and obstruction or intimidation, police said. • A 21-year-old man will be summoned to court on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license following a traffic stop on Amity Street Feb. 21 at 8:38 p.m., …

Friday, February 27, 2015

MONDAY, FEB. 16 SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY • 1:33 a.m. — A guest at the Craig’s Place homeless shelter allegedly took a laptop from an employee. The laptop was recovered and the guest was warned about her actions. CITIZEN ASSISTANCE • 1:03 a.m. — A homeless man reported a mugging on Belchertown Road in which his nip bottles and $15 in cash were stolen. Police …

Select Board airs continued concerns over Amherst Farmers Market policies

Monday, February 23, 2015

AMHERST — Organizers of the Amherst Farmers Market, a mainstay on the Town Common for more than 40 years, are being warned by the Select Board they could lose the coveted space if they continue to place restrictions on Amherst farmers interested in participating. Board members Monday said they will consider opening the use of the Spring Street parking lot to competitive bidders …

Hadley Police notify UMass football staff after two hurt in fight, hit-and-run accident

Monday, February 23, 2015

HADLEY — Coaches for the University of Massachusetts football team have been notified about the involvement of some players in incidents centered around a Rocky Hill Road home where one college-age man suffered serious injuries in a fight and another was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle early Sunday …

Faculty, students blast UMass misstep on Iran admission policy

Friday, February 20, 2015

AMHERST — One day after University of Massachusetts Amherst officials reversed a ban on admitting Iranians to certain graduate programs, the university chancellor apologized to faculty and students, many of whom expressed outrage and remorse over the policy. …

Toning down the Blarney: Amherst, UMass officials develop plan to rein in March mayhem

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

AMHERST — Building on the success of their efforts to limit student rowdiness during the Super Bowl, University of Massachusetts officials are optimistic about their plans to manage what has become a bigger, rowdier event — the March …

Rosenberg commits state Senate to tackling comprehensive welfare system reform

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The welfare system in Massachusetts was once a model for the nation after reforms in the 1990s, but now ranks among the worst in the country at putting people back to work. State Senate President Stanley …

Brothers lauded for response to accident

Friday, February 27, 2015

AMHERST — Children goofing off at home alone seldom leads to serious injury requiring a response from paramedics. But that’s what happened in November when Coleman Bowser, 12, and Clayton Bowser, 14, were roughhousing while their parents were …

Hadley election has contests for Select Board, town treasurer

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

HADLEY — There will be a three-way race to fill two seats on the Select Board at the annual town election April 14, and two candidates will vie for the treasurer’s job that opened when longtime town employee Connie Mieczkowski retired. There are two other contested races, and …

Amherst Board of Registrars dismisses complaint about signatures for School Committee candidate

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

AMHERST — An objection to the certification of signatures for a School Committee candidate has been dismissed by the Board of Registrars. The board Tuesday voted unanimously to take no action on the Feb. 12 appeal filed by Town Meeting members Mary Wentworth of Precinct 5 and Vincent …

UMass bans most vehicles without valid permits from campus parking lots between March 6 and 8

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst will ban all vehicles from its lots without valid parking permits the weekend of Blarney Blowout, except for some planned events on campus. The university’s parking services department posted a statement on its website that the ban would be in effect …

Amherst extends sick leave and personal time to part-time, year-round municipal employees

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

AMHERST — Part-time, year-round municipal employees will be eligible for both sick leave and personal time beginning July 1. The Select Board Monday voted 4-0 to change the personnel procedures manual to allow between 25 and 30 part-time employees, each working between 10 and 19 hours a week, …

Network Amherst

Friday, February 27, 2015

Pianist Estela Olevsky of Amherst will celebrate a special anniversary, her debut recital at the University of Massachusetts 45 years ago. She will present a concert Sunday at 4 p.m. at Bezanson Recital Hall, at UMass. I was …