Brush fires prove problematic for Western Massachusetts communities

Twelve acres were burned in a brushfire in Southampton April 16.

Divest UMass proves student activism is alive and well

Divest members are still hard at work for their cause.

Q&A: Khalif Nunnally-Rivera, an advocate for access and affordability for underrepresented students

They have sites in Springfield, Holyoke and Amherst.

Local charity working to place refugee families in Western Massachusetts

UMass Arab Club and Catholic Charities working to place refugee families.

Protesters perform in front of Springfield City Hall to absent mayor

The PachaMama Puppets performance “The World We Love” aimed to convince the mayor to make Springfield a sanctuary city.

Immigration lawyer Megan Kludt gives teach-in at Smith College

Megan Kludt discussed Trump’s immigration policies and how to protect those affected.

Letter to the Editor: local veterans on Hampshire flag burning

Two local veterans comment on the burning of the American flag at Hampshire College.

Citizens come together in Amherst for peaceful demonstration against Dakota Access Pipeline

Despite heavy rain, about 40 gathered at the corner of Amity and South Pleasant Street.

Springfield native Chris Baldwin finds his way back home playing for UMass men’s basketball

Forward Chris Baldwin looks to make an impact for the Minutemen in 2016 after a successful high school career.

Guide to fall 5K races and beyond

Whether you’re a tepid beginner or seasoned racer, here are the races you won’t want to miss this fall.

Bridging the divide between eastern and western Massachusetts

James Mazarakis compares the western and eastern parts of the state and calls for change to reconcile the differences.

Northampton set to become sanctuary for 51 refugees

City of Northampton and Catholic Charities cite support for idea from the city.

Vinyl thrives at Easthampton’s Flywheel Record Fair

As vinyl sales largely move online, local events like these provide vendors and their customers a chance to engage in person with the format.

10th annual UMass UDance to be held April 2

The University of Massachusetts student group UMass For The Kids will hold an event to raise money for Baystate Children’s Hospital on April 2.

Clinton edges Sanders in Mass. primary; Trump wins big

Hillary Clinton was declared the Commonwealth’s winner shortly after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night, while Trump cruised to an easy win.

Herrell’s hosts event to support Whole Children

Herrell’s Ice Cream in Northampton is providing customers with a unique opportunity to contribute to a good cause – by eating ice cream for breakfast.

UMass administrators seek to increase diversity on campus with greater outreach programs

Leykia Brill and Jim Roche discuss outreach to local cities, federal Pell grants and retention rates of underrepresented students.

UMass club rugby falls short in upset bid over No. 2 AIC

The Minutemen suffered their third loss in their last four games in Friday’s matchup in Springfield.

UMass basketball adds another top recruit in Chris Baldwin

The Springfield native joins the Minutemen just one day after De’Jon Jarreau and Brison Greshman committed to UMass.

UMass Springfield Center promotes higher education outside of Amherst

Grand opening of new UMass campus was held on Wednesday.