Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Rev. Sorrentino and Rev. Jones to share reading of book

By Matthew M. Robare

March 22, 2011

Amherst College’s Director of Religious Life, Rev. Paul Sorrentino has edited a new book called “A Transforming Vision: Multiethnic Fellowship in College and in the Church,” and the Frost Library will host a reading an...

Select Board reviews bylaws statistics

By William Perkins

March 22, 2011

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 on newly-compiled bylaw violation data by...

Town of Amherst continues to progress on Gateway Development Project

By Matthew M. Robare

March 20, 2011

The Gateway Development Project – which aims to build a mixed-use development on a now vacant lot on Amherst’s North Pleasant Street, where the University of Massachusetts’ fraternity row once stood,  inched closer to becoming...

Students and community members protest Birthright

By Michelle Williams

March 9, 2011

Across the globe, women celebrated March 8 as International Women’s Day. In Amherst, a group of students and community members celebrated with a protest. Approximately three dozen people gathered on the Amherst Commons to protest...

Amherst group fights to preserve Hawthorne farmhouse

By Sam Hayes

March 9, 2011

In an effort to save the rolling hills, 100-year-old trees and the old Hawthorne family farmhouse at 235 E. Pleasant St. the Amherst group Friends of Hawthorne Farm have circulated a petition, which they will present at the March 21...

Select Board discusses parking meter options

By William Perkins

March 7, 2011

A number of updates and improvements could soon be coming to Amherst’s parking display machines. Last night, members of the town’s Select Board were presented with a proposal that would replace the 12-year-old pay-and-display machines at many of the town’s ...

Shop in downtown Amherst saved due to support from locals

By Michelle Altman

March 7, 2011

When walking in downtown Amherst, there are certain features that are just givens: red and brick buildings, University of Massachusetts maroon sweatshirts, the firehouse and Robert Green’s display of antique typewriters. Green has been in busines...

Famous local poet celebrates 90th birthday

By Michael Roberts

March 3, 2011

Poet Richard Wilbur turned 90-years-old on March 1 and the milestone was honored at a tribute and poetry reading on Wednesday at Converse Hall of Amherst College, Wilbur’s alma mater. Fourteen of Wilbur’s colleagues and Amherst College...

Evans discusses marijuana reformation at UMass

By Collegian News Staff

March 2, 2011

The Cannabis Reform Coalition (CRC) hosted Richard Evans, an attorney from Northampton, on Monday night during their weekly meeting. Evans discussed his proposition for the legalization of marijuana and compared the prohibition...

Local organization decodes federal budget

By Tom Barnes

February 28, 2011

A Northampton-based organization is proving itself instrumental in decoding the federal budget. The National Priorities Project (NPP) “makes complex federal budget information transparent and accessible so people can prioritize...

Pride and Color posters vandalized

By Tim Jones

February 23, 2011

Local Amherst-based book shop Food for Thought Books has plastered its front window with posters showing images developed by Amherst College’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transsexual, and Queer Racial/Ethnic minorities (GLBTQRE...

The future of creative writing

By Sahar Ashraf

February 22, 2011

Editor's note: Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this story was posted incorrectly. The first thing you notice after walking into Flying Object, a hub of creativity located in Hadley, Mass., is the distinct...