Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Video highlights: A march to support Egypt protests

By Emily Felder

February 6, 2011

Filed under Local News, Videos

March in Solidarity with the Egyptian People from Daily Collegian on Vimeo....

Cairo to Amherst, protesters take to the streets

By Michelle Williams

February 3, 2011

Filed under Local News

From Cairo to Boston, emotions towards the protesters in Egypt have ranged from fear to joy, anger to support. Over the weekend, hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the Boston Common and Harvard Square, peacefully protesting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and demanding major reforms in...

Hampshire College mourns death of beloved professor

By Collegian News Staff

January 27, 2011

Filed under Archives, Five College News, Local News

Hampshire College photography professor Robert Seydel, died today, according to the Daily Hampshire Gazette. “Professor Seydel was a very kind gentle person and dedicated professor known for his probing intellect and de...

UMass works with Healthy Environment, Healthy Springfield

By Katie Landeck

January 26, 2011

Filed under Archives, Env. & Tech., Local News

Springfield is a far cry from being the healthiest environment in America, with an air quality rating of “C” from the American Lung Association and an asthma rate twice the state average. Kathleen Szegda, director ...

ABC may be finding new home

By Michelle Williams

January 24, 2011

Filed under Local News

A staple in downtown Amherst for over a decade may be moving. Amherst Brewing Co., currently located in the center of town on North Pleasant St., may be relocating its restaurant and bar to University Drive. Senior Planner...

Break-ins continue with students away

By Amy Brennan

January 23, 2011

Filed under Archives, Crime, Local News

Apartment break-ins during the long summer and winter breaks are no longer news to some University of Massachusetts students. According to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, between July 1 and mid-September, there were 32 break-ins...

Amherst organization receives award for achievement

By Sam Butterfield

January 23, 2011

Filed under Archives, Local News

Amherst’s Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High-Risk Drinking (CCC) was recently given silver honoree recognition at the annual NASPA Excellence Awards competition. The Washington-based university administration organization NA...

Local police accredited by state commission

By Sam Butterfield

January 20, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Local News

The University of Massachusetts Police Department and the Amherst Police Department have both received state accreditation for 2011, according to releases from UMass’ Office of News and Media Relations and APD Lieutenan...