Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Amherst meters out possible parking changes

By William Perkins

November 16, 2010

Those who utilize Amherst’s parking system may notice some changes taking effect in the near future. The town is exploring different ways to update its aging parking display meters in the Boltwood parking garage, as well...

The 411 on East Coast Skiing and Riding

By Kate Evans

November 9, 2010

With the first hopeful “wintery mix” weather forecast of the snow season come the preparations. Ski and snowboard waxing, snowmaking and long-underwear shopping are on any skier or boarder’s agenda in provision for ski resorts’ ope...

APD arrest area men on drug, weapons charges

By Collegian News Staff

November 8, 2010

Last weekend, the Amherst Police Department arrested two area men on possession of marijuana and firearms charges, according to a Nov. 8 release from APD Lieutenant Ronald Young. On Saturday, an officer on patrol near Hobart...

Decision 2010: Bay State voters choose between “generational responsibility” and limited government

By Sam Butterfield

November 1, 2010

After months of fierce campaigning, millions of dollars in advertising, and one of the most intriguing, contested governor’s races in recent memory, it all comes down to Tuesday. Today, the people of Massachusetts will decide wh...

Ballot question 2 demystified

By Katie Byrne

October 26, 2010

What your vote does, according to "Massachusetts Information for Voters 2010 Ballot Questions" published by Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin: A YES VOTE would repeal the state law allowing the issuance of...

Repealing the alcohol tax: to do or not to do?

By Katie Byrne

October 20, 2010

What your vote does, according to "Massachusetts Information for Voters 2010 Ballot Questions" published by Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin: A YES VOTE would remove the state sales tax on alcoholic bever...

Northampton passes resolution to “Bring the War Dollars Home”

By Sara Jackson

October 14, 2010

On Oct. 7 the mayor and city council of Northampton passed a resolution called, “Bring the War Dollars Home,” which calls on the Northampton’s congressional representatives to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ...

Decision 2010: Massachusetts election previews

By Sam Butterfield

October 11, 2010

The November 2nd midterm elections are fast approaching, and this year, Massachusetts will see several fierce fights for various offices. The governor’s race features a tight three-way race pitting Democratic incumbent Deval Pat...

UMass Board of Trustees approves $546 million in construction

By Katie Landeck

October 5, 2010

On Sept. 23, the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees approved the borrowing of $546 million to fund four new projects, including 1,500 beds and new student housing UMass Amherst, a new academic building for UMass Bost...

Md. Congresswoman Donna Edwards Draws Crowd at Smith Lecture

By Lily Hicks

October 3, 2010

Congresswoman Donna Edwards, of Maryland’s Fourth District, lectured Sunday to a crowded hall of students and local residents at Smith College. The congresswoman spoke on a wide range of issues, including money in politics and militar...

Three teens arrested in motor vehicle stops

By Collegian News Staff

October 3, 2010

The Amherst Police Department was busy last week. Since Wednesday, Sept. 29, APD officers have arrested three teens in two separate incidents on drug trafficking charges. The first arrest took place last Wednesday at abo...

Amherst Town Meeting members vote to increase fines for bylaw violations

By William Perkins

September 30, 2010

Candace C. Cusic/Chicago Tribune/MCTStudents and residents in Amherst who choose to carry open containers, unlicensed kegs or hold raucous gatherings this year may have to open their wallets up a bit wider. Amended regulation...