Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Can’t live with or without ‘em

By Yevgeniya Lomakina

January 26, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Courtesy hampedia.org Once again, Amherst has been named one of the best college towns by yet another university-ranking magazine. Students may rest assured: They are spending the “best years of their life” in a well-quali...

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...

Amherst meters out possible parking changes

By William Perkins

November 15, 2010

Filed under Local News

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...

21-year-old male found dead at Rolling Green Apartments; Hazardous chemicals on scene

By Justin Gagnon

November 9, 2010

Filed under Archives

Residents of Rolling Green Apartments in Amherst who tried to leave after 9:30 a.m. this morning were told to go back to their apartments. GazetteNet and MassLive.com are reporting that police found the body  of a 21-year-...

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

By Katie Byrne

October 19, 2010

Filed under Local News

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...

Let them eat soup: French fare for the masses in Amherst

By Jess Watsky

October 6, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

Perched along North Pleasant Street in the center of Amherst is a veritable jewel of a restaurant. It is inconspicuous in its architecture, sandwiched between stores, allowing its prestige and clientele to speak for itself. That restaurant is Chez Albert, a Parisian bistro in ...

Amherst increases fees for violating three bylaws

By Sarah Hardy

October 4, 2010

Filed under Archives

ALSO SEE: Amherst Town Meeting members vote to increase fines for bylaw violations Since classes started nearly a month ago, word has spread around campus about fee increases for bylaws in Amherst that took effect three weeks ago....

Marijuana legalization proposition to come on Election Day

By Matthew M. Robare

September 28, 2010

Filed under Archives

On Election Day, in addition to voting for officials and on ballot initiatives, 5.625 percent of Massachusetts voters will be asked if their representative should support the legalization of marijuana. Amherst is one of the towns where that question will be asked.           ...

Local Creperie a sweet success

By Acacia DiCiaccio

September 19, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

University of Massachusetts alumni Greg Varypatakis wasted no time starting his business after he graduated in May. Beginning renovations while he was still in school, he was able to open Amherst Creperie only a month after graduation. Varypatakis...

Let them eat soup: French fare for the masses in Amherst

By Jess Watsky

May 3, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

Perched atop North Pleasant Street in the center of Amherst is a veritable jewel of a restaurant. It is inconspicuous in its architecture, sandwiched between stores, allowing its prestige and clientele to speak for it. That restaurant...