Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Late UMass senior James Tan remembered for his passion for volunteering

By Chelsie Field

February 28, 2013

University of Massachusetts senior James W. Tan, a 10-year resident of Belchertown, passed away Feb. 19. He was 22. The death occurred at an undisclosed Amherst location and was ruled not suspicious by the Northwestern district attorney’s office. Officials confirmed t...

UMass senior dies off campus, cause remains unreleased

By Chelsie Field

February 22, 2013

Officials confirmed Thursday that University of Massachusetts senior James “Jim” W. Tan, 22, of Belchertown, died Feb. 19 off campus of unreleased causes. The death, which occurred in Amherst, was “not suspicious” and no foul pla...

Threat of EEE high in Amherst

By Katie Landeck

September 10, 2012

Students and residents of the Pioneer Valley are being advised to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites after a case of the mosquito-borne illness Eastern equine encephalitis was confirmed in the area on Thursday. The threa...

Ghosts of healthcare in the valley

By Nick Losso

January 22, 2012

A few years ago I heard about an abandoned school near Amherst. It was a massive campus that once served intellectually handicapped children in the town of Belchertown. The girl I was dating at the time told me about it. She had...

Amherst PD reports spate of break-ins in South Amherst

By Collegian News Staff

September 13, 2010

Since the start of July, the Amherst Police Department has investigated a string of 12 “separate but distinct residential breaks in the South Amherst neighborhood.” The department defines that neighborhood as encompassing...