Massachusetts Daily Collegian

New DA asks men stand up against violence at hoops game

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

February 21, 2011

Filed under Local News

This Wednesday, new Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan will lead a group of men and boys in pledging to never commit violence against women at the Massachusetts men’s basketball game against St. Joseph’s at ...

Kerry addresses economy, foreign policy in NoHo

By Matthew M. Robare

February 21, 2011

Filed under Local News

By Matthew M. Robare Collegian Staff Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) met with a group of his constituents Saturday at a town hall-style meeting at the Northampton Center for the Arts. The meeting lasted for about two hours and saw Kerry address issues raised by concerned residents ...

Noise bylaw challenged as unconstitutional

By Nancy Pierce

February 17, 2011

Filed under Local News

Amherst resident David Abrami has denounced an unlawful noise bylaw in effect since 1987 as unconstitutional. The bylaw was recently upheld in court, and Abrami is fighting against it for previous charges against him. ...

Winterfest comes to Amherst

By Claire Reid Kiss

February 15, 2011

Filed under Archives, Local News

On Saturday, Feb. 11, 2011, young and old alike gathered at the Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst for the fourth-annual Winterfest. According to Tony Maroulis, the executive director of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, this yea...

Roof comes down on UMass Rowing Team boats

By Stephen Hewitt

February 10, 2011

Filed under Local News

This year’s excessive wintry conditions have caused several problems across the country, and the Massachusetts women’s rowing team can now add their boats to the list of damage inflicted by the record snowfall. Someti...

Wilco establishing local record company

By Michelle Williams

February 8, 2011

Filed under Archives, Local News

Every year the rock band Wilco ventures into the Pioneer Valley to headline the Solid Sound Festival at the Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art in North Adams. Now the band is setting roots down in Easthampton. Wilco, a Chicago-based rock band led by Jeff Tweedy, announced that they are leaving Non...

UMass and local church honor W.E.B. Du Bois

By Collegian News Staff

February 8, 2011

Filed under Archives, Local News

In a promotional campaign for the writings of W.E.B. Du Bois, the University of Massachusetts has signed a five-year partnership with St. John’s Congregational Church, located in Springfield, Mass. The partnership will kick off with several events to raise awareness of the work of W.E.B. Du Bois, a founde...

Pintado free to travel to Florida to face charges

By Sam Butterfield

February 7, 2011

Filed under Local News

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...

Manuel Pintado supporters pack Northampton courthouse

By Sam Butterfield

February 7, 2011

Filed under Local News

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 law...

Select Board approves new cab company at Monday meeting

By William Perkins

February 7, 2011

Filed under Local News

A new all-hybrid vehicle cab service is headed to Amherst. 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...

Demonstrators protest situation in Egypt

By Michelle Williams

February 6, 2011

Filed under Local News

Despite the poor weather, over 100 people marched through Amherst on Saturday, peacefully protesting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and demanding major reforms to the Middle Eastern Republic’s government. Demonstr...

Hens may find new homes in Amherst

By Lily Hicks

February 6, 2011

Filed under Archives, Local News

If Amherst’s town meeting next May approves a zoning amendment, Amherst residents might have some new neighbors. They might also have some fresh eggs. The amendment, which is currently under active consideration at the Planning Board’s Zoning Subcommittee, would make it easier for people living in denser areas of the town to...