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UMass Amherst student on trial for raping another student...
Former University of Massachusetts student Weiland Wang, with his interpreter, listens to testimony during his rape trial in Hampshire Superior Court in Northampton.
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Tue Apr 22, 2014
Academy of Music project, 'Nobody's Girl,' seeks funds
Harley Erdman, who did the libretto for the opera "In the Garden of Martyrs," recently performed at the Academy of Music, in Northampton, has been commissioned by the academy to write "Nobody's Girl."
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For many people, gathering possessions is just the stuff of life
We cherish things and accumulate them. We move them from shelf to shelf and from home to home.
Smith College Students Continue Fight Over"Discriminatory" Policy On Transgender Applicants
Dozens of students plan to protest at Smith College on Thursday due to what they say is the women's school's refusal to make its admissions process more inclusive for transgender women after students' negotiations with administrators failed.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Queer walking tour, mental health fair and more...
The Sexual Minorities Archives will sponsor a walking tour that reveals the untold history of Northampton's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community on May 4 at 2 p.m. The 2 1/2 hour tou will include 50 stops concentrated in a three-mile area in and around downtown Northampton.
Amherst Select Board continues discussion of Town Meeting articles at Tuesday night meeting
With Patriots Day Monday, the Select Board is meeting Tuesday instead and will be again taking positions on zoning articles for Town Meeting.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
Treasured Tiffany window at Northampton's First Churches may be up for sale
NORTHAMPTON — As congregants file into their pews on Easter Sunday at First Churches on the corner of Main and Center streets, they might want to fix their eyes on the Tiffany stained-glass window that graces Center Street of the sanctuary.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
LiveWire: Boston singer-songwriter Amy Black to play Parlor Room
Amy Black wants to know if the person on the other end of the phone can tell she is smiling.
Northampton City Council approves CPA funds
NORTHAMPTON - The City Council gave preliminary approval Thursday to seven projects targeted for Community Preservation Act money, including a private development on Village Hill that will offer affordable assisted living units for seniors.
Poetry Month celebrated at several Pioneer Valley venues
Hatfield writer Jane Yolen is among the participants in a poetry reading at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Hatfield woman admits to heroin charge; suspected Northampton supplier faces trial
A Hatfield woman has been sentenced to 18 months probation after accepting a plea deal in a case in which she admitted to driving her alleged dealer to Holyoke to score heroin during her lunch break at Smith College.
Club Scout: Uno in Springfield unveils summer courtyard series lineup
Beginning April 28, Uno Chicago Bar and Grill in Springfield will start its live music summer courtyard series featuring a cornucopia of music.
Secretary to 3 Northampton mayors to retire on May 1
NORTHAMPTON - After serving three mayors for nearly 23 years, Corinne Philippides is leaving City Hall and her job as executive secretary to Northampton's mayor on May 1. During that time, Philippides' was often the face that greeted visitors to the office and the voice that welcomed them on the phone.
Cousin of Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse pleads to charges connected with...
NORTHAMPTON - Nicholas Duclos, a cousin of Holyoke Mayor Alex B. Morse , has resolved charges connected with a drunken driving incident in Northampton so that he will pay a modest amount in fines but have no criminal record.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Things to do in the Berkshires
South County's Ryan Foss will soon be moving to Northampton, so he's playing a final gig tonight at 8 p.m., at the Gyspy Joynt in Great Barrington.
19-year-old Springfield resident Shamaad Jones, arrested on warrants...
SPRINGFIELD - A 19-year-old Belmont Avenue man, arrested Tuesday on a number of warrants, including the armed robbery of a Cumberland Farms convenience store in Northampton late last year, was ordered held in lieu of $5,000 cash bail during his arraignment in District Court.
Northampton troubadour Mikey Sweet opens for Ben Taylor at the Iron Horse
Sweet is also an alum of performances at the Iron Horse Music Hall where he will return on April 22 to be the opening act for Ben Taylor , son of James Taylor and Carly Simon .
National Weather Service issues flood warning for Connecticut River...
SPRINGFIELD - The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for sections of the Connecticut River in Montague, Northampton and Enfield, where rising water levels could cause minor to moderate flooding Wednesday night through Thursday.
Hartsbrook School to launch 'Forest Classroom' to integrate play, nature and learning
Rachel Kennedy, early childhood education teacher at the Hartsbrook School, in Hadley, will teach the "Forest Classroom" program that begins at the school in the fall.