The Amherst Police responded to about 20 noise complaint calls this past weekend.
The executive assistant to the director of residential life admitted to embezzling $175,000 from her former employer.
University of Colorado Professor Benjamin Teitelbaum spoke Monday night about the connections between and influences of pop music on Scandinavian white radicals.
The Town of Amherst received a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.
Local DJ Chris “Monte” Belmonte of The River 93.9 marched 26 miles from Northampton to Greenfield to raise money for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.
Glazed Doughnut Shop, a new bakery that opened up three weeks ago on the corner of the Amherst Carriage Shops has created approximately 50 original, unique flavors of which they make 20 or 30 a day, each.
Tonight, Major League Baseball General Managers Ben Cherington, Chris Antonetti and Neal Huntington will be visiting the University of Massachusetts to speak on the “Covering the Bases – An Evening with our MLB GMs” panel.
In honor of Veterans Day, many on-campus special events and traditions to honor soldiers start Friday.
Chancellor Subbaswamy, along with students and presidents from other universities and colleges spoke Thursday, endorsing the value of public institutions.
The Eric Carle Museum in Amherst will be kicking off its yearlong 10th anniversary celebration this weekend, featuring a new exhibit, performances and activities for all ages.
A day before election, Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren utilize the last minute in their own ways to try to secure a victory.
President is not the only thing you will be voting for on November 6. There is a series of questions that affect state policy in an array of areas. Know what you are about to encounter before you hit the polls.
Adam Liccardi, 18, won an appeal to have his bail lowered from the $10,000 set by Eastern Hampshire District Court Judge Mary Hurley to $2,500 by Hampshire Superior Court Judge Mary-Lou Rup.
The University of Massachusetts is preparing for the winter weather that might drape over the campus in the near future.
Amherst College will not be holding classes today and is hosting an event which will be centered on sexual misconduct.
Author Dusty Miller discussed her recent novel at Food for Thoughts Books on Oct. 24.
Amherst police confirm that an illegal bar has been operating out of an off-campus house belonging to UMass students.
After canceling classes yesterday for what turned out to be relatively mild weather conditions throughout much of the school day, it’s back to business as usual for University of Massachusetts students.
UMass Police Department crime log from Oct. 18-21: This weeks crime log includes arrests for OUI, and minors in possession of alcohol.
This weekend, the Amherst police department responded to a haze of alcohol-induced calls.
For the past 24 years, the Amherst Friends for the Homeless has run Shelter Sunday, an annual one-day event that raises money for area homeless shelters and food pantries.
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, located in Hatfield, has been serving the Western Mass. community for about 30 years, and is currently searching for student volunteers.
Tuesday night community members along with University officials met to discuss some of the problems involving students that have been occurring off campus.
An earthquake that was “felt pretty extensively” struck different parts of New England last night, including Amherst.
The University of Massachusetts lifted its ban on nighttime outdoor activities Monday, according to an email released to the campus community.
This weekend, the town of Amherst saw 6 accident reports for motor vehicle accidents, about 20 arrests and 22 noise complaints.
It was clear last night at the debate between Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren that the crowd, both inside and outside of Symphony Hall, favored Warren.
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A mobile application was recently developed by Sam Erb, recent UMass graduate, that tracks the PVTA and creates a real-time schedule.
A hard frost in the early spring has damaged local apple orchards for the season.
Property owner You-Pan Tzeng has been given permission from the Amherst Historical Commission to demolish a barn rumored to have been used by American poet Robert Frost.
Alex Morse a 23-year-old Brown graduate and mayor of Holyoke visited UMass and spoke in the Cape Cod Lounge on Thursday.
The Emily Dickinson Museum held its annual “Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon” – a collective read-through of Dickinson’s 1,789 poems – on Saturday. About 113 readers participated.
Amherst decided to permit the expansion of Craig’s Doors, a seasonal homeless shelter located in the basement of First Baptist Church.
A second Massachusetts resident has died as a result of complications from mosquito-borne diseases over the weekend.
Last week, the Amherst Conversation Commission voted in a 6-1 decision to keep a rule that allowed dogs to run free in conservation areas before 10 a.m., but not after, according to the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
Over 200 University of Massachusetts students gathered at the Haigis Mall Saturday morning before heading into Amherst to help out their community.
A University of Massachusetts student is facing charges after police allege that he broke into and vandalized a health center at Amherst College. Two swastikas were found to be spray painted onto the walls of the building.
As University of Massachusetts students took to the streets for the first full weekend of the semester, several parties got out of control and had to be broken up by the Amherst police department.
The Amherst Select Board stands by its decision to only fly the commemorative on every 5th anniversary of Sept. 11.
If native fish species, such as alewife and blueback herring, are going to be restored in New England, then officials might want to try different management practices, like building more fish passages and getting rid of more dams, according to Assistant Professor of Fish Population Ecology and Conservation Adrian Jordaan.
Even when school lets out, the leaders to the permaculture garden don’t quit tending their crops.
UMass alumni and students alike help bridge the gap between children and their communication disorders with a specially designed summer camp.
The Greenfield Farmers’ Market opened on Saturday, May 5, for the season with 25 different vendors selling local produce and crafts.
Former New England Patriot starting safety and current NFL free agent James Ihedigbo returned to his hometown of Amherst Saturday morning and held football camp for two local high schools.
Last Monday, hundreds of students enjoyed the Patriots’ Day holiday by flocking to Puffer’s Pond, which resulted in letter scattered along the beach.
Amherst Regional High School Alumnus Cynthia Lowen spoke at Amherst Cinema Sunday Night regarding her her recent production, ‘Bully’ which
For those interested in environmental policies attending the Rio+20 may be a dream. For five Mount Holyoke students, this dream has become a reality.
Local farms including the Sugar Shack and Sunset Farms work through various setbacks.
The day that University of Massachusetts soccer fanatics wait for year round is approaching. The 10th annual Supercuts SoccerFest is here.
At approximately 11p.m. on Sunday, a University of Massachusetts student was sexually assaulted outside of the Mullins Center.
Renowned freelance journalist Reese Erlich offered his experience covering recent and ongoing Arab Spring in the Cape Cod Lounge at the UMass last Thursday.
Hampshire College held its annual reproductive rights conference this weekend, connecting speakers, activists and students from across the United States.
The Hampshire Mall will no longer allow the use of tobacco product inside or outside its building beginning May 31.
The Joint Committee on Public Health held a public hearing to explore the issue of legalizing medical marijuana.
Due to a growing student population, the University plans to house undergraduates in Lincoln Apartments, displacing graduate students or forcing them to pay higher rents.
Later this month, a group of UMass students will take local high school students to Washington, D.C., and seek eleventh hour help to fund the trip.
Many Amherst residents know or have heard of the “Motown Man,” a street performer who belts out James Brown renditions in the middle of Amherst Center. But few may know the true man behind the cape and bucket…
Despite a dreary forecast, hundreds gathered on the steps of City Hall in Springfield, Mass., all donning hoodies in solidarity with Trayvon Martin Saturday morning.
On the Civil War’s sesquicentennial, a panel discussed the Civil War’s effects on the Amherst community.
At 8 p.m. tonight, students and community members will share stories about making bad choices at the Food For Thought Books Collective.
Patrick Archbald, who previously served as the deputy chief of the UMass Police Department, was selected in February to serve as the interim police chief after Chief Johnny Whitehead accepted a post at Rice University.
One in five college students are said to suffer from some type of an eating disorder, according to eating disorder service provider Walden Behavioral Care.
Universities across the country are facing stagnant or falling graduation rates, even as costs of education and student debt rates continue to climb. UMass however, has bucked the trend and seen rising graduation rates in recent years.
Voter turnout in Tuesday’s primaries was low across western Mass., as citizens in the heavily Democratic area mostly abstained from selecting a Republican nominee for the presidency.
A new housing code enforcement officer will begin work in Amherst. The job will primarily be focused on Amherst’s existing bylaws and codes with respect to housing and rental properties.
The lawsuit was prompted after the discovery of audio surveillance equipment that was recording on-duty officers from a number of the police station’s ceilings at all hours.
The University of Massachusetts student who was hit by a vehicle early Saturday morning is reportedly in good condition.
Due to recent discoveries by medial officials that consumption
of synthetic marijuana is dangerous, the Northampton Police Department have recommended withdrawl of the substance from local head shops.
Student activists stood up at Earthfoods Café last week to urge students to call Sentator Scott Brown and protest the proposed Keystone Pipeline.
The UMass Permaculture Committee recently won an award for their work on the permaculture garden located in front of Franklin Dining Common.
After undergoing surgery related to skin cancer treatment, State Sen. Stan Rosenberg is recovering and working at home. Rosenberg still intends to run for reelection.
Craig’s Doors, a shelter in the basement of First Baptist Church on North Pleasant Street, is where people from different backgrounds all over call home
SGA members discussed administration response to Sunday’s gathering in a meeting Monday.
The UMass alumnus Jeromie Whalen is one of the founders of TestPAC– a political action committee designed by members of Reddit and dedicated to issues of Internet freedom and civil liberties.
Last year’s annual WinterFest found Cherry Hill Golf Course coated with a thick blanket of snow; and though there has been a shortage of snow this year, the winter party is still in store for Saturday
The Amherst Farmer’s Market continues to sell local food and crafts despite the cold season.
A march took place last Thursday following two days of organizing and training as Occupy Wall Street activists, on a five-week trip to various Occupy groups in the northeastern United States, interacted with protesters and labor groups from western Massachusetts.
On Sunday night, right after the New England Patriots fell to the New York Giants, 21-17, students at the University of Massachusetts proceeded to gather in the Southwest Residential Area and were dispersed by police.
The Amherst Farmer’s Market continues to sell local food and crafts despite the cold season.
Tyler Molander, the University of Massachusetts junior who distributed a letter in Southwest criticizing social interaction at UMass and announcing his intentions to start a “friends club,” has withdrawn from the University.
A Residential Life document has started discussion on the reform of the housing priority system.
Smoking marijuana does not damage the performance of people’s lungs, according to a recent study published by The Journal of the American Medical Association.
A Northampton man pleaded guilty to the charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute after Northampton police were tipped off by postal workers.
As the officers of the Amherst Police Department were questioning Travis Consolo, a student at the University of Massachusetts, about why he was lingering around a dumpster at Hobert Lane, the dumpster erupted into flames. He was promptly arrested on charges of setting fire to private personal property, according to MassLive.com. The 21-year-old student from Hanson, was arrested Around 12:30 a.m., soon after police approached Consolo. They had spotted him, along with two others, acting suspiciously around the dumpster, according to officers quoted by MassLive.com. Saturday morning’s fire was not the first to occur in this very dumpster, Sgt. David…
Governor Deval Patrick has proposed a tax increase on candy, cigarettes and soda to possibly take effect in 2013.
Jean Kim refused to sign the SGA motion to force Executive Director of Residence Life Edward Hull to work with the SGA or face a vote of “no confidence” citing a “number of inaccurate statements.”
Amherst residents are fighting to address issues with the Tan Brook, which many believe to be polluted.
Cyber Monday, which offers some deals that compete with Black Friday, is an alternative to many people, though not all like the online sale.
Check out the season finale of the Front & Back. Herb Scribner and Billy Perkins give it their all in this final edition of the epic Collegian podcast.
Earlier this month, a new White Hut was established in Amherst Center, and is trying to create a warm and friendly environment for its customers.
Writer Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson Brown, whose grandfather published the first original comic, spoke at the University of Massachusetts last night.
Featuring a window display of hundreds of colorful discs, Pure Flight disc golf opened Wednesday in Amherst. The store has pledges $3,000 towards the Orchard Hill Course.
In order to study how technology, such as online archives and digitally reconstructed houses, can improve a liberal arts education the Five Colleges have received a $1.5 million grant.
Amherst Survival Center works to alleviate the stress of the holiday season for people who cannot afford the traditional Thanksgiving feast.
The SGA appointed a new Election Chancellor and allocated $4,350 of funds before leaving for Thanksgiving Break.
The Hope on a String project is hoping that students will bring old instruments from home over break to donate to the cause, said coordinator Theresa Alphonse.
For Raymond Bradley, a distinguished professor of geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, the quest to get the public to understand climate change is never ending.
The Amherst Fire Department is working around the clock to reveal suspects behind the cases of 27 dumpster fires that have occurred on Hobart Lane since August of 2010.
Local supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement demonstrated outside the Bank of America on South Pleasant Street Thursday.
Craig’s Doors, a homeless shelter in the basement of the First Baptist Church, has difficulties accommodating a growing homeless population.
In order to discuss the ideas of objectivism, political science major Nathan Fatal has formed a new RSO called the New England Objectivist Society.
At an annual conference being held this week in Washington, D.C., sleep researcher Rebecca Spencer and UMass doctoral student Laura Kurdziel are presenting their findings on sleep effects of the young and old.
The town of Amherst could soon be part of a different U.S. congressional district that encompasses many towns and cities in much of the central portion of the state.
Guest lecturer Barry Frank visited UMass yesterday and spoke about his 50-plus years of sports television broadcasting.
Alex Morse – a 22-year-old lifelong Holyoke resident and Brown University graduate – has become the youngest mayor in the city’s history, defeating incumbent Elaine Pluta in an election yesterday.
Samuel Kassow, Charles H. Northam Professor of History at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., answered that question in his lecture called “History and Catastrophe: Emanuel Ringelblum in the Warsaw Ghetto” last Wednesday.
In a lecture on Monday night titled “Advertising & The End of the World,” UMass communications professor discussed the American culture in terms of its advertising.
ESPN editor Matthew Lee advised journalism students to hone their multimedia skills and pay their dues.
The town of Amherst’s fall Town Meeting commences tonight at 7:30 in the Amherst Regional Middle School auditorium.
The fall snowstorm left some businesses without power and a loss of profit, while some pulled through and were able to serve customers.
Robert Caret was officially inaugurated as the next president of UMass yesterday.
Production has begun on the construction of another permaculture garden by Berkshire Dining Common.
The Office of Information Technologies hosted a celebration last Thursday to honor 50 years of computing at the University.
The rare fall nor’easter that pummeled the region Saturday left hundreds of thousands of people without power and toppled trees and branches across the Pioneer Valley and around much of the Northeast, shaking up normality for some.
UMass will be open and hold classes as normally scheduled today, but school officials are urging those traveling to campus take caution when heading out, a University spokesman said yesterday.
Several students shacked up in the Campus Center over the weekend because of the disastrous storm.
Students and Amherst residents are coping the best they can considering the unforeseen circumstances that have cut power throughout most of western Massachusetts.
Amherst was but one town affected by a powerful and rare October Nor’easter that bulldozed through the region on Saturday, dumping several inches of snow, toppling trees and leaving millions without power in its frosty path.
The University of Massachusetts has cancelled all classes Monday because of the rare October snowstorm that struck the region over the weekend.
In about a month and a half’s time, the newest mobile meal machine to hit the streets of UMass is experiencing early success and high praise from the campus community.
Arthur Lafave became the Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman of the International Management Group, one of leading companies in sports, fashion and media, after choosing to leave behind a secure job.
In an effort to change the way people think about sustainability, UMass is hosting its first ever sustainability week that will feature local food, a bike tour and a fair.
Students and Amherst community members raised over $10,000 Sunday Oct. 16 as part of Shelter Sunday, an annual event where people canvas the town asking for donations.
UMass hosts a graduate level career fair to help students decide what to do after college.
An 18-month-old sow from Simple Gift Farms escaped from the farm twice and headed downtown twice Monday.
Without the often-contentious United States Senate inquisition of Supreme Court appointees, the SGA Senate confirmed four new students to the student judiciary board at its meeting on Monday night.
Recently, Chancellor Robert Holub and Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Campus Life Jean Kim have made comments to the SGA about the need to get rid of the name “ZooMass.”
Two demonstrations – “Occupy Amherst” and “I Love Capitalism” – took place near the Amherst Town Common yesterday.
The 5th Annual Ride to Provide, a noncompetitive bike ride to raise funds for charity, at the Hillel House drew largest turnout ever.
University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret began a bus tour of Massachusetts yesterday in which he will meet with business and local officials to discuss how to improve the overall quality of the school.
Students have the opportunity to vote to bring back the Collegiate Readership Program which was cut last spring by the SGA to save money.
Over 100 people were arrested or issued summons to court in Amherst last weekend in connection with several gatherings.
Students gathered in Amherst to protest the execution of Troy Davis, a convicted Georgia cop killer. Davis was executed by the state after 11 p.m.
Alleged suspects for a robbery on Tuesday have been taken into custody and are held on a $25,000 bail each.
Students who were involved in a stabbing on Sunday are both expected to fully recover.
A variety of events take place this weekend around UMass and the Pioneer Valley.
A group of searchers from Vermont are recruiting members of the UMass community to help in their efforts to locate missing teen Marble Arvidson.
A 20-year-old University of Massachusetts student suffered a severe head injury early Saturday morning after he was hit with a bottle.
A number of memorial services were held this weekend to remember the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.
Carolyn Arthur “Biddy” Martin, the former chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has assumed the reigns of the presidency of Amherst College. Martin, who’s the very first woman to lead the prestigious liberal arts college, was tapped to become the next president of the school in June by the college’s Board of Trustees. She arrived on campus a few weeks ago to begin her formal duties as president, Jide Zeitlin, the chairman of the Board of Trustees, said in a phone interview. Zeitlin described Martin as possessing an innate understanding and compassion for undergraduate liberal arts education. He also said…
A report released by the office of Attorney General Martha Coakley found that the UMass Board of Trustees violated Open Meeting Law in a variety of manners throughout the search for a new UMass president last winter.
This year’s Town Meeting is anticipated to take approximately six nights to discuss the various items on this year’s agenda, including approving this year’s budget.
The Amherst Police Department announced that it had arrested Somrathona S. Soeng of Holyoke on charges of possession of cocaine near a location where gunshots were reportedly fired.
Amherst History Museum and the UMass anthropology department hosted a dig at Strong House property.
Students enjoyed the Festival of Colors at Hampshire College yesterday.
SLSO Associate Director Corey Carvalho wants students to be better informed about their rights in dealing with authorities.
Northampton Mayor Clare Higgins will leave office three months early to become the new executive director of Community Action.
Amherst will be using an $18,945 grant purchase a device that can read 1,000 license plates per hour.
Students across the Five Colleges participated in a Grassroots Community Development honors seminar class, passing their break trying to promote awareness of structural inequality while community organizing in Springfield, Boston and Danville, Va.
The town of Amherst held a public forum Wednesday to discuss plans to turn a
former landfill off Old Belchertown Road into a solar development.
Members of Amherst’s Select Board and members of the town’s Jones Library Board of Trustees Monday night appointed Austin Sarat to a vacated position.
The University of Massachusetts Police Department and the Amherst Police Department will be adopting a two-pronged approach to curb dangerous drinking occurrences and noisy disorderly partying.
Voters in Amherst yesterday chose to re-elect one incumbent, while they narrowly chose not re-elect the other incumbent in the town’s two contested town-wide races.
The winners of two contested seats on town-wide boards will be decided today as voters across Amherst go to the polls.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently announced a new initiative aimed at encouraging women’s participation in public service.
UMass Off Campus Housing will host an informational fair today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge. Landlords will be on hand to answer questions.
Professor Roland Adjovi delivered a lecture at Thompson Hall on Tuesday afternoon to raise awareness about East African conflicts
Amherst College’s Frost Library will host a reading and discussion on a recent work by the college’s Director of Religious Life Paul Sorrentino.
A batch of mixed results has come out of an assessment of recent violations of Amherst’s noise and alcohol bylaws. Members of the town’s Select Board last night were brought up-to-speed last night.
The town recently hired a planning consultant to help it further progress on the Gateway proposal, a joint-effort between the town and UMass.
Approximately three dozen people gathered on the Amherst Commons to protest Birthright International, a crisis pregnancy center located on North Pleasant Street.
The Amherst group Friends of Hawthorne Farm have circulated a petition in an effort to preserve a historical farmhouse on Amherst’s E. Pleasant St.
The Amherst Select Board discussed possible changes to the town’s parking meters in a Monday evening meeting.
After four months of uncertainty, Robert Green, the owner of Amherst Typewriter, finally got the money he needed to save his 35-year-old store.
Richard Wilbur, professor at Amherst College and Pulitzer Prize winning poet, celebrated his 90th birthday with a party held in his honor.
Richard Evans, Northampton attorney, spoke on Monday night about how alcohol’s prohibition can contribute to marijuana law reformation.
The National Priorities Project (NPP), a Northampton-based organization dedicated to breaking down the nuances and complexities of the federal budget, has released its annual report analyzing this year’s budget.
A recent campaign by the GLBTQREM group Pride and Color has been vandalized by an unknown source through defamation of their posters with duct tape.
The North Andover High School wrestling coach was arrested on charges of having child pornography in his home.
Newly-elected Northwestern District Attorney Dave Sullivan will lead a pledge asking men never to abuse women and to report abuse if they know of it at Wednesday’s UMass men’s basketball game.
Senator John Kerry (D-MA) met with a group of his constituents at a Town Hall-style meeting in Northampton Saturday.
Amherst resident David Abrami has denounced an unlawful noise bylaw in effect since 1987 as unconstitutional.
The annual Winterfest came to Amherst on Saturday with a record-high attendance and provides hours of entertainment.
The roof of the storage facility of the UMass Rowing Team caved in, destroying 13 boats, and costing an estimated $175,000 in damages.
Chicago rock band Wilco is created a new record company that will call Easthampton home.
The W.E.B. Du Bois library will be work with St. John’s Congregational Church to honor the legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois.
Web Update – Feb. 10, 3:00 p.m. Michele Catalano, Manny Pintado’s sister, provided the Collegian Tuesday evening with further information about Mr. Pintado, the University of Massachusetts student suspected of threatening a Florida lawmaker and his family over a contentious immigration bill. Catalano said she is not a resident of Bergen County, N.J., although her phone number is registered to that area code, but that she is a resident of New Jersey. She also said that, despite reports from David Entin, a friend and fellow parishioner of Pintado’s at First Churches Northampton, Pintado does not have a daughter at Princeton…
A crowd of about 50 supported attended Manuel Pintado’s court hearing Monday. Among those in attendance were two UMass sociology professors.
Members of the town’s Select Board last night approved an application allowing The Green Cab Company, a subsidiary of the Peter Pan Bus Lines, to bring its fleet to town.
On Saturday, scores of demonstrators turned out to protest Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and support the protests happening against him there.
A new zoning bylaw set to be brought up at Town Meeting in May could simplify the process for Amherst residents to raise chickens.
Video from Saturday’s march in solidarity with the Egyptian people.
A march in solidarity with Egyptian protesters will be happening in Amherst on Saturday, Feb. 5.
“Professor Seydel was a very kind gentle person and dedicated professor known for his probing intellect and dedication to his students,” said Elaine Thomas, director of communications at Hampshire.
UMass assistant professor Christine Rogers and others work with Healthy Environment, Healthy Springfield as part of an EPA grant.
Amherst Brewing Co., currently located in the center of town on North Pleasant St., may be relocating its restaurant and bar to University Drive.
The Amherst Police Department continues to encourage citizens to take the necessary steps to protect their homes and belongings in the wake of a string of break-ins over winter break.
The Amherst-based Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High-Risk Drinking (CCC) was honored last week at a South Florida conference.
The Amherst Police Department, and the University of Massachusetts Police Department were one of 33 departments in the Commonwealth to be accredited by the state commission.
The Amherst Fire Department recently won a grant for over $55,000 that will be applied to the purchase and installation of new equipment to improve communications.
UMass President Jack Wilson will become UMass Lowell’s University Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Emerging Technologies and Innovation once his position as president terminates in late June this year.
Amherst town officials, business owners and police met to discuss the growing number of taxi companies in town.