Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Legal Services wants students to know their rights in police encounters

By Ashley Berger

April 18, 2011

Filed under Local News

As the weather warms and with the end of the academic year looming, it is safe to say everyone is starting to get a little bit of spring fever. Students sometimes tend to get a bit more rowdy at the culmination of the spring ...

Northampton Mayor Clare Higgins will leave office in September

By Collegian News Staff

April 14, 2011

Filed under Local News, Politics

On Sept. 9, Northampton Mayor Clare Higgins will leave office nearly three months early to become the new executive director of Community Action of the Franklin, Hampshire and North Quabbin Regions (Community Action), the Daily...

Amherst to purchase a new license plate reader with grant money

By Haleigh Finch

April 14, 2011

Filed under Local News

The town of Amherst will be using an $18,945 grant from the executive office of public safety and security to purchase a device to read license plates. The device will help police to identify unregistered vehicles and find drivers...

Students spend spring break community organizing

By Tom Barnes

April 10, 2011

Filed under Local News

Instead of spending spring break at the beach or with family, more than 50 students from across the Five Colleges participated in a Grassroots Community Development honors seminar class sponsored by the University of Massachusetts...

Neighbors oppose solar plan at former landfill

By Sam Hayes

April 8, 2011

Filed under Local News

A town forum to discuss plans to turn a former landfill off Old Belchertown Road into a solar power producing center at Amherst’s Fort River School Wednesday night was marked by vocal opposition from residents of neighborhoods surrounding the tentative site. Town manager John Musante began...

Members of Select Board and library board of trustees elect new trustee

By William Perkins

April 5, 2011

Filed under Local News

 Members of Amherst’s Select Board and the town’s Jones Library Board of Trustees Monday night appointed a longtime town resident and college professor to a vacated library trustee post. Austin Sarat, the William Nelson...

Police gear up for end of school year

By Tom Barnes

March 30, 2011

Filed under Local News

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. Both law enforcement agencies will...

One incumbent prevails, the other falls

By Collegian News Staff

March 30, 2011

Filed under Local News

The majority of voters in Amherst yesterday chose to keep one incumbent, while they narrowly chose not to re-elect the other incumbent in the town’s two contested town-wide races. According to election results provided ...

Amherst election will determine town-wide board seats

By Collegian News Staff

March 29, 2011

Filed under Local News

The winners of two contested seats on town-wide boards will be decided today as voters across Amherst go to the polls. Incumbent Aaron Hayden – who also serves on the town’s Select Board – is being challenged by Vincent O...

Clinton announces new initiative to encourage women in public service

By Kara Clifford

March 27, 2011

Filed under Local News

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently announced a new Women and Public Service Initiative, which will combine the efforts of the U.S. State Department and several leading all-female colleges in hopes of increasing women’s...

Off Campus Housing Fair to take place today in Cape Cod Lounge

By Chris Shores

March 23, 2011

Filed under Local News

View Amherst Off Campus Housing in a larger map Students still weighing their housing options for next year can find more information at today’s Off Campus Housing Fair, held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge. Thea Costine, manager of off campus housing referrals, said th...

Adjovi raises awareness in campus lecture

By Herb Scribner

March 22, 2011

Filed under Local News, News

Professor Roland Adjovi’s lecture in Thompson Hall sought to bring awareness to University of Massachusetts students about East African conflicts yesterday.   “It’s about the African issue and raising awareness,...