Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Blaze totals Route 9 Hadley strip mall, injures one firefighter

By Collegian News Staff

October 29, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

Several Hadley businesses now lay in ruins after a fast-moving blaze destroyed a strip mall and injured one firefighter on Route 9 Sunday night. The fire at the 206 Russell St. property was reported at 7:41 p.m., a Hadley fire department spokesman said. According to the ...

Fire at Hampshire College displaces 44

By Patrick Hoff

October 29, 2013

Filed under Five College News, Local News, News

A fire at Hampshire College’s Greenwich House dormitory on Sunday afternoon forced 44 students out of their housing for the next few days. “All indications are that it was an accidental fire,” said Elaine Thomas, Hampshire College spokeswoman. The fire began between 4:15 ...

Annual Shelter Sunday raises money for homeless

By Marleigh Felsenstein

October 22, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

On what appeared to be a quiet Sunday morning on the University of Massachusetts, something big was quietly brewing, and the town of Amherst was about to get busy. On Sunday, the non-profit organization, Amherst Friends for the Homeless, held its “Annual Shelter Sunday,” a ye...

Unusually quiet weekend before Halloween

By Mary Reines

October 22, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

Police considered this relatively quiet weekend to be the calm before the storm. As Halloween approaches, officers are preparing for one of the rowdiest holidays of the year. Drunken students clad in costumes will take over the town next weeken...

Monkey Bar regains liquor license

By Shelby Ashline

October 15, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

The Monkey Bar and Grill, a local restaurant and bar located on North Pleasant Street, regained its liquor license on Oct. 1 after a month-long suspension. The suspension was the result of a “license violation,” according to general manager Rasif Rafiq, who declined to ...

Two drunk drivers arrested over weekend

By Mary Reines

October 8, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

Saturday, Oct. 5 12:12 a.m. Mary L. Quinn, 21, of Westfield, was arrested at 911 North Pleasant St. on charges of disorderly conduct. She was “causing a commotion” as she walked down the street. 12:49 a.m. After reporting for a noise complaint, police took about 30 minutes ...

For Amherst homeless, ‘Hope’ comes in the form of a cow

By Jaclyn Bryson

October 3, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

There is a cow in Amherst Center, standing guard outside the Loose Goose Café, quietly watching the traffic make its way down North Pleasant Street. But it isn’t real. The life-sized cow statue, named “Hope,” wa...

UMass grads start charitable clothing line

By Aviva Luttrell

October 2, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

They spent their senior year together at the University of Massachusetts, developing and launching a clothing line with a social conscience. In the fall after they graduated, they made their first charitable donation, and a...

UMass alum searches for kidney donor

By Kate Leddy

September 24, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

David Shakespeare, a University of Massachusetts alumnus, is reaching out to citizens in a nationwide campaign distinctively titled: “Shakespeare Needs a Kidney”. Throughout adulthood, Shakespeare has been living with Polycystic...

Amherst Police Department Log: Friday, Sept. 20 to Monday, Sept. 23

By Mary Reines

September 24, 2013

Filed under Crime, Local News, News

Totals Liquor license violation arrests: 9 Liquor license violation summons: 8 Noise complaints: 22 Vehicle crashes: 8 Vehicle stops: 23 Friday, Sept. 20 4:13 p.m. An ignited firework was allegedly placed in the mailbox at 555 Market Hill Rd. and caused minor damage. The paint...

Amherst Police Department Log: Friday, Sept. 13 to Monday, Sept. 16

By Mary Reines

September 17, 2013

Filed under Local News, News

Totals Liquor license violation arrests: 16 Liquor license violation summons: 9 Noise complaints: 33 Vehicle crashes: 6 Vehicle stops: 18   On Saturday at 12:25 a.m., an officer was struck in the back...

Students protest proposed Trailbreaker pipeline

By Brian Bevilacqua

January 24, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

Sixteen University of Massachusetts students marched from the Haigis Mall to Amherst Commons yesterday in protest of Exxon Mobile, Suncor Energy and Enbridge’s plan to pump oil sand from Canada through New England to Portland, Maine. ...