Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Springfield rated nation’s 35th most dangerous city

By Nancy Pierce

December 6, 2010

Filed under Archives, Local News

Western Massachusetts’ largest city is among the nation’s most dangerous, according to 2010’s CQ Press rankings. Springfield, about 25 miles south of Amherst, was ranked the 35th most dangerous city in the United States...

Wood-burning plant in Springfield given the go-ahead

By Melanie Muller

December 5, 2010

Filed under Archives, Local News

On Nov. 19, the Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs issued a statement that Palmer Renewable Energy will not be required to complete an environmental impact report (EIR) before going...

Amherst Police successfully prevent break-in’s

By Cameron Ford

December 2, 2010

Filed under Crime, Local News

Traditionally, there is a significant increase in break-in's in college towns during school breaks. With an array of student houses, dorms and apartments vacated for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the like, these areas become perfect targets for burglars. Lu...

Town sees little crime despite student absence over holiday

By Collegian News Staff

November 29, 2010

Filed under Local News

The Daily Hampshire Gazette reported that Amherst residents notified Amherst Police of just three break-ins last Thursday and Friday, a fairly low number considering police usually deal with a measurable spike of break-ins when...

Sex offender community notification

By Collegian News Staff

November 28, 2010

Filed under Archives, Local News

An Amherst man has been determined by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board to be a level-three sex offender, and the Amherst Police Department has issued a notification to the public. Robert A. Martinez,...

Two arrested for drug and gun related violations

By Collegian News Staff

November 28, 2010

Filed under Archives, Local News

Two local men were arrested by the Amherst Police Department for drug and gun law violations last week. At approximately 6:23 p.m. on Nov. 23, the Amherst PD arrested Frankie Sanchez, of Chicopee, and Jose M. Rodriguez, of North...

Students and faculty fight for cuts in coal use

By Sarah Hardy

November 28, 2010

Filed under Archives, Campus News, Local News

Only 16 miles from the University of Massachusetts campus, nestled in the Pioneer Valley, sits one of the state’s biggest contributers to global warming. The Mt. Tom Power Plant in Holyoke emits over a million tons of carbon...

Police investigating large pizza order

By Collegian News Staff

November 22, 2010

Filed under Crime, Local News

The Amherst Police Department’s Detective Bureau has opened an investigation into an incident which involved an order for $3,900 worth of pizza from Antonio’s Pizza. An order was placed late Friday night by phone call...

UMass alum speaks on shock of winning Pultizer Prize in South Hadley

By Tyler Manoukian

November 21, 2010

Filed under Archives, Local News

Several years ago, Paul Harding was just another aspiring author with a novel to peddle. A recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he sent copies of a manuscript to publishers and editors in New York City, only receiving reject...

New permaculture garden makes progress

By Karissa Hamblet

November 18, 2010

Filed under Local News

As the constant stream of construction continues around the University of Massachusetts, a notable change in the landscape is taking place outside Franklin Dining Commons – the Franklin Permaculture Garden has recen...

Breaking news: $182 million ‘honors complex’ announced

By Matthew M. Robare

November 18, 2010

Filed under Archives, Breaking News, Campus News, Five College News

The University of Massachusetts will build a $182 million "honors complex" for Commonwealth Honors College students, according to a story posted by The Boston Globe. According to The Globe the building will cover almost 500,000 square feet and i...

Amherst Police attempting to save students from tickets

By Cameron Ford

November 16, 2010

Filed under Local News

When final exams come around, many students are inclined to pack their books and head for the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, whether on foot or in their cars. However, with little parking in the immediate area, many students who drive are tempted to leave their vehicles ...