Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Ganjafest 2011 hits Amherst

By Andrew Sheridan

April 14, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle

As April wears on and Finals sneak onto the radar, many students tend to talk about the year coming to an end. Before the sun sets on another year at the University of Massachusetts, however, there is at least one major event...

Amherst to purchase a new license plate reader with grant money

By Haleigh Finch

April 14, 2011

Filed under Local News

The town of Amherst will be using an $18,945 grant from the executive office of public safety and security to purchase a device to read license plates. The device will help police to identify unregistered vehicles and find drivers...

Members of Select Board and library board of trustees elect new trustee

By William Perkins

April 5, 2011

Filed under Local News

 Members of Amherst’s Select Board and the town’s Jones Library Board of Trustees Monday night appointed a longtime town resident and college professor to a vacated library trustee post. Austin Sarat, the William Nelson...

Students and community members protest Birthright

By Michelle Williams

March 9, 2011

Filed under Local News, News

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...

Select Board discusses parking meter options

By William Perkins

March 7, 2011

Filed under Local News

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

Filed under Local News

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...

Winterfest comes to Amherst

By Claire Reid Kiss

February 15, 2011

Filed under Archives, Local News

On Saturday, Feb. 11, 2011, young and old alike gathered at the Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst for the fourth-annual Winterfest. According to Tony Maroulis, the executive director of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, this yea...

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 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...