Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Petition to open Atkins Farms branch in North Amherst approaches signature goal

By Kate Leddy

December 4, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

A petition asking Atkins Farms to establish a second market in North Amherst has nearly reached its goal of 400 signatures, and its creator, Cinda Jones, is feeling hopeful. For years, Jones has been trying to convince ...

Holiday causes slow weekend for Amherst Police

By Mary Reines

December 3, 2013

Filed under Crime, Local News, News

Police reported a relatively quiet Thanksgiving weekend. As students sped home for the holiday, guests flooded into Craig’s Place, a homeless shelter, to find refuge from the cold. Friday, Nov. 29 7:16 p.m. Two laptops, a camera and so...

SALT partners with SaveUp to fight student debt

By Eleanor Harte

November 26, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

SALT, a non-profit free educational resource created by American Student Assistance to assist students in making better decisions about finances, partnered earlier this month with SaveUp, the nation’s first free rewards program for paying down debt. SaveUp is a free online program that o...

Thievery abounds over weekend

By Mary Reines

November 26, 2013

Filed under Crime, Local News, News

Friday, Nov. 22 10:48 a.m. Construction signs were stolen near 457 Main St. Their location, as well as the perpetrator, remains unknown. 7:45 p.m. A caller at 37 Meadow St. reported a break-in and bags of coins missing at the residence. There was no sign of a forced entry. 8:41 p.m...

Violence interrupts otherwise typical weekend

By Mary Reines

November 19, 2013

Filed under Crime, Local News, News

Friday, Nov. 15 3:29 p.m. A caller reported a medium-sized white dog in his back yard at 109 Fearing St. The caller was concerned that the dog looked neglected. The dog didn’t have a collar on and walked behind the blue house next to his. ...

UMass student stabbed at weekend party, injuries not life threatening

By Collegian News Staff

November 19, 2013

Filed under Crime, Local News, News

A local house party turned perilous over the weekend when a 21-year-old University of Massachusetts student was stabbed by a fellow partygoer. The Amherst Police Department responded to a call at 66 Pine St. around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday following a reported distur...

Quiet weekend following World Series celebrations

By Mary Reines

November 5, 2013

Filed under Crime, Local News, News

Friday, Nov. 1 10:14 a.m. Police received a call about a break-in at 328 Lincoln Ave. Caller reported a kicked-in door, but there was no damage and nothing removed from the home. Police believe that the suspect never entered...

Slow weekend for Amherst Police

By Mary Reines

October 29, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

Friday, Oct. 25 3:01 p.m. A check was reported stolen from a car parked by 298 Belchertown Rd. Saturday, Oct. 26 1:07 a.m. Paris J. Amado, 23, was arrested on charges of speeding and failing to stop for police. He was discovered driving between 60 and 70 mph from the intersection o...