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Are polling places in Amherst schools safe for students?

AMHERST — At least once each year, and sometimes more frequently when there are state and presidential elections, Amherst’s three elementary schools become polling sites where residents cast ballots for candidates and decide various questions. For some parents and staff, election days pose unnecessa

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

New Amherst area chamber president Peter Vickery wants to double membership

AMHERST -- Earlier this month, the outgoing Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce president bestowed a symbolic top hat on the organization's new leader, Amherst lawyer Peter Vickery. Vickery took the hat from Georgia Moore with a smile and a mission: to double membership from 350 to 700. "It's an ambiti

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-01-15 17:01:01

Roundup: Monument Mountain girls basketball team rolls to win over Amherst

GREAT BARRINGTON - The undefeated start to the season continued for the Monument Mountain girls basketball team on Saturday as the Spartans rolled by Amherst 47-27. Destiny Brown scored a game-high 23 points in the win and Fiona Horan added 10. The teams were tied up at 9-all after a period, but in

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-01-14 14:45:18

Farms in Amherst may be allowed separate meters to avoid sewer fees

AMHERST — Farmers who use town water to irrigate their fields, wash their equipment and hydrate their livestock could soon be allowed to install separate meters to avoid paying sewer fees on that water. Creating the exemption for bona fide agricultural uses, and permitting installation of separate i


Man arrested after leading police on slow speed pursuit

LUDLOW, MA -- A Ludlow man was arrested after he lead police on a three-mile low speed chase from Ludlow to Springfield Sunday morning. Sgt. Daniel Valadas with the Ludlow Police Department said Officer Sambor tried to stop 37-year-old Corey Moreau after he drove through a red light in a Chevy picku

ERIENEWSNOW.COM - 2018-01-15 21:24:00

Mr. Rosenberg, it's

Former Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg isn't doing himself, citizens or the Legislature any favors. The Amherst Democrat is creating the impression that he can simply walk back into his leadership role once an Ethics Commission investigation is concluded and he is absolved of any wr

SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE - 2018-01-15 12:02:08

Push for new South Hadley senior center begins with $200K appropriation

SOUTH HADLEY -- The push to build a new senior center to replace the 45 Dayton St. facility got a boost at last week's special Town Meeting when the body unanimously said yes to a $200,000 appropriation. Although the Town Meeting article said the money could be used to begin the process to either bu

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-01-15 19:04:10

Giant slabs of ice attract residents to Brunelle's Marina in South Hadley

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) - Chilly temperatures have created giant slabs of ice on the banks of Brunelle's Marina in South Hadley.Photo by 22News viewer Janice Slabs of ice several feet wide and multiple inches thick have formed off of the Connecticut River, where chunks of ice cover the water. One

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-01-16 03:33:12

Cleanup after ice jam in Campbell

CAMPBELL, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Parts of Steuben County were put under mandatory evacuation Friday afternoon due to flooding from the Cohocton River. Residents in Campbell were ordered to evacuate as water was reaching their homes. "It was really high, the ice was almost on the bottom of the bridge," sa


WENY News - Town of Campbell looks to prevent future flooding

CAMPBELL, N.Y. (WENY) -- "I've been on the town board for a little over sixteen years and this is the third flood we've gone through because of ice jamming, and this was the worst," said Campbell Assistant Town Supervisor, John Tschantre. The change in temperature, coupled with the excessive amount


Campbell residents return home after flood

Nearly all residents in the hamlet of Campbell are home after it was put under mandatory evacuation Friday afternoon due to flooding in the Cohocton River. The evacuation began Friday with Campbell-Savona High School around 1 p.m., grew to include the hamlet, and ended at roughly 5 p.m. Steuben Coun


Corning boy raises money for cancer research

CORNING, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - In December, 9-year-old Alex Nichols asked Santa for a cash register for Christmas. Nichols wanted the cash register to manage money for his upcoming fundraiser for cancer. Santa was so compelled about the boy's wish, he found a cash register and hand delivered it to his ho

WETM - 2018-01-14 20:31:29

Animal Care Sanctuary attends Pennsylvania Farm Show

For the second year, Animal Care Sanctuary (ACS) had a booth at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. It was a great opportunity to meet with many of the residents around the state that visit both Tioga and Bradford counties throughout the year - and often adopt one of our pet companions! Each day was themed

MORNING TIMES - 2018-01-15 09:30:00

MLK day marked by Trump criticism, pledges to fight racism

Amid contentious political fights, one of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s memorable quotes from his book "Strength to Love" remains relevant. The AP asked notable people to consider his words and reflect on what they mean for today's world. (Jan. 14) AP ATLANTA - Martin Luther King Jr.'s childre

PRESSCONNECTS - 2018-01-15 21:30:31

Wayne deputies seize 12 dogs from Lyons kennel

This image is from a video made by activists concerned about the safety of a dozen dogs at a kennel on Middle Road in Lyons.Submitted photo LY0NS - Wayne County sheriff's deputies said they have seized 12 dogs from a Lyons kennel, where activists allege the animals were mistreated, including being

FINGER LAKES TIMES - 2018-01-14 19:05:00

Springwater Floor Laborer, Rapist Turns Cat Burglar

NYLON - A former laborer for a Steuben County-based flooring company is in jail on felony charges for allegedly stealing jewelry from a home while working on a residence in Hornellsville. According to a press release from New York State Police Troop E Commander Richard Allen, Matthew Stewart, 45, wa

GENESEESUN.COM - 2018-01-15 23:59:59

As did Dr. King, religions uphold equality and rights for all

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a holiday celebrated in the US to commemorate Dr. King's important civil rights efforts. As a child, I remember learning about racial equality in school, but on the weekends I would reconcile my faith and secular education during Saturday class at my local mosque. I lea

PATCH - 2018-01-15 14:23:55

MA Senators Decry 'Racist' Trump, Encourage Fighting Back

BOSTON, MA - One Massachusetts U.S. Senator called President Donald Trump a "racist bully" and the other decried his "racist actions" in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast Monday morning. The comments come days after Trump allegedly used vulgar language to describe El Salvador and African nation

YAHOO! - 2018-01-15 18:12:33

Quincy man arrested for cocaine distribution

QUINCY - A 36-year old Quincy man is facing a slew of charges after police searched his home following what they called an "investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine." Darryl Clemons, of 36 Edinboro Road, Apt. 1R, was arrested on Friday. He is expected to be arraigned in Quincy District C

PATRIOT LEDGER - 2018-01-15 19:22:50

COLUMN: Excellence often breeds contempt

Americans purportedly seek and relish excellence. We pursue it in many areas of our lives, from the arts, to cuisine, and especially in competitive sports. We love our hometown teams. We fervently root for our athletes, chanting their names during games and regaling anyone who will listen, with a li

WICKED LOCAL - 2018-01-15 16:58:11