Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass, town agree to improve public safety

By Chelsie Field

March 25, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

An agreement reached between University of Massachusetts and town officials last week aims to upgrade weekend public safety measures beginning this spring, according to a University press release. The increased funds of about $40...

Annual Town Meeting to discuss a number of articles

By William Perkins

May 1, 2011

Filed under Local News

A proposition that would allow the town manager to commence negotiations which could lead to the creation of a solar panel site at an old landfill on in town. A zoning bylaw change that would allow residents to keep up to 12 ...

Neighbors oppose solar plan at former landfill

By Sam Hayes

April 8, 2011

Filed under Local News

A town forum to discuss plans to turn a former landfill off Old Belchertown Road into a solar power producing center at Amherst’s Fort River School Wednesday night was marked by vocal opposition from residents of neighborhoods surrounding the tentative site. Town manager John Musante began...

Solar panel project to bring renewable energy to Amherst

By Justin Saglio

March 27, 2011

Filed under Campus News

A former Amherst landfill that has become an empty grass field since its closing nearly 30 years ago will provide space for a 4.75-megawatt solar array within the next 18 months, according to Town Manager John Musante.  “It...

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 ...

Select Board approves new cab company at Monday meeting

By William Perkins

February 7, 2011

Filed under Local News

A new all-hybrid vehicle cab service is headed to Amherst. Members of the town’s Select Board last night approved an application allowing The Green Cab Company, a subsidiary of the Peter Pan Bus Lines, to bring its fleet...