• Amherst August 19, 2022 9:17 pm

    Person Killed in 3-Car Crash in Amherst

    A driver is dead after a multi-vehicle crash Friday morning in Amherst, Massachusetts, officials announced. Amherst police responded to Sunderland Road around 8:45 a.m. for a reported rollover crash and found three vehicles were involved, according to a press release from the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. One driver died from their injuries. The two other drivers were taken to...

  • manslaughter July 15, 2022 2:23 pm

    Mass. Dad Pleads Not Guilty in 4-Month-Old Son's Death

    A father pleaded not guilty Friday to charges in the death of his 4-month-old son, who died after being given adult sleep medication in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 2019, prosecutors said. Isaac Villalobos, 35, pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter, reckless endangerment of a child, assault and battery of a child leading to substantial injury and assault with a dangerous…

  • Amherst July 14, 2022 2:25 pm

    Mass. Dad Faces Manslaughter Charge in 2019 Death of Baby Boy

    The father of a 4-month-old boy who died in 2019 after he was given an adult sleep medication has been indicted on manslaughter and other charges, prosecutors said. Isaac Villalobos, 35, formerly of Amherst, will be arraigned in Hampshire Superior Court on July 15, according to a statement Monday from the office of Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan. He is…

  • gas prices June 8, 2022 4:00 pm

    ‘Biggest Ripoff': Fed Up Mass. Gas Station Owner Stops Selling Fuel

    A Massachusetts gas station owner fed up with what he considers attempts by oil companies to fleece customers with outrageously high prices at the pump has stopped selling gas as a protest. Reynold Gladu, who has run Ren’s Mobil Service in downtown Amherst for nearly 50 years, drained his tanks earlier this month and has no current plans to refill…

  • Amherst May 21, 2022 5:24 pm

    Amherst Teen Killed After Car Slams Into Telephone Pole

    A young man was killed and several others were injured in a car crash involving a telephone pole late Thursday night in Amherst, Massachusetts, authorities announced. Sayhan Islam, 19, of Amherst, was driving on North East Street in Amherst when his car went off the road and struck a telephone pole around 11:30 p.m., according to a press release from…

  • Walkin Pets March 25, 2022 9:57 am

    Wheelchairs for Dogs? Local Company Designs Equipment for Handicapped Pets

    Some pets run on two legs, some on four, but a special population of animal friends need a little help to get moving. Walkin’ Pets in Amherst, New Hampshire, designs and sells products for handicapped pets across the world. Their equipment makes sure that animals with a variety of disabilities can live their best lives. Their wheelchairs let animals with…

  • Walkin Pets March 25, 2022 4:08 pm

    The People Making Wheelchairs for Handicapped Pets

    Walkin’ Pets in Amherst, New Hampshire, designs and sells products for handicapped pets to make sure they are living their best lives.

  • UMass Amherst March 22, 2022 10:46 am

    Police Looking for SUV That Hit UMass Amherst Student, Fled the Scene

    Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating the driver of an SUV that fled the scene after hitting a UMass Amherst student in a crosswalk on the school’s campus Monday night. The SUV reportedly failed to stop after hitting the 20-year-old male student in a crosswalk on Massachusetts Avenue near Sunset Avenue around 10:15 p.m., the Northwestern District...

  • UMass Amherst February 23, 2022 12:13 pm

    UMass Amherst Student Dies After Being Hit by Car

    A University of Massachusetts Amherst student has died after being hit by a car on campus Tuesday night. Elena Lucore, 19, of Mississippi, was on Massachusetts Avenue with a friend when she was struck by a car around 9:15 p.m., the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office said. She was taken by ambulance to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, where she was…

  • Massachusetts State Police August 20, 2021 5:45 pm

    Retired Mass. State Police Captain Faces Child Porn Charges

    A retired Massachusetts State Police captain has been arrested on child pornography charges, the state attorney general’s office announced Friday. Francis Hart, 60, of Amherst, was arraigned in Eastern Hampshire District Court on Friday and pleaded not guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography. He was released on bail and is due back in court on Oct. 22….

  • reparations June 24, 2021 11:31 am

    Amherst Creates Fund to Pay Reparations to Black Residents

    A Massachusetts town has approved creating a fund to pay reparations to Black residents. The Amherst Town Council on Monday voted 12-1 in favor of setting up the fund and requiring a two-thirds vote of the council to authorize any spending from it, The Daily Hampshire Gazette reported. Town Manager Paul Bockelman said establishing the fund means the town can…

  • Eric Carle May 26, 2021 7:21 pm

    ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar' Author Eric Carle Has Died at 91

    Beloved children’s book author Eric Carle has died, according to statements from his family and publishing company. He was 91. Carle was the author of more than 70 books, including “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” a classic of children’s literature. It features his signature style of bright, almost collage-like images and a simple story. A message posted online from his family,…

  • New Hampshire May 14, 2021 6:56 pm

    Explosion Levels House in Amherst, NH

    A house in Amherst, New Hampshire, was reduced to rubble after an explosion that sparked a fire.

  • Amherst May 14, 2021 12:53 pm

    One Injured in House Explosion in New Hampshire

    A house exploded in Amherst, New Hampshire leaving one person injured on Friday.

  • explosion May 14, 2021 11:21 am

    Massive Explosion Levels NH Home

    One person was hurt in a house explosion on Clark Avenue in Amherst, New Hampshire Friday near Baboosic Lake.

  • New Hampshire May 14, 2021 7:05 pm

    Windows Found in Lake After House Explodes in Amherst, NH

    A house exploded Friday morning in Amherst, New Hampshire, leaving it completely destroyed. Fire crews responded shortly before 9:30 a.m. to the home on Clark Avenue. “I was just out here working on the deck and I just heard a big explosion,” said witness Stephen Smith. “Out of nowhere, it was just a big explosion. It blew out the front…

  • reparations March 10, 2021 8:21 pm

    A Price Tag on Trauma? Amherst Weighs Black Reparations

    Amherst is among hundreds of communities and organizations across the country seeking to provide reparations to Black people. The efforts, some of which have been underway for years, have gained momentum in the wake of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.

  • COVID-19 February 11, 2021 5:57 pm

    Off-Campus Party Sparks COVID Concerns at Nichols College

    Nichols College is threatening to shut down the campus in Dudley after a party nearby.

  • COVID-19 parties February 11, 2021 6:02 pm

    Parties at Nichols College, UMass Amherst Spark COVID Concerns

    Police and college safety officers in Dudley, Massachusetts broke up a large off-campus party near Nichols College Saturday night, prompting worries about the spread of COVID-19.  Dudley Police Chief Steven Wojnar said there were “between 50 and 100 kids” at the party, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported Wednesday. Police discovered the gathering when they accompanied the fire department as…

  • UMass Amherst February 8, 2021 1:08 pm

    Amherst Board of Health Issues Emergency Order Amid UMass COVID Outbreak

    The town of Amherst will keep in place capacity limits and a business curfew, both of which were set to loosen on Monday, as part of efforts to contain a COVID-19 outbreak at its flagship University of Massachusetts campus. The Amherst Board of Health extended the 25% capacity ceiling and the 9:30 p.m. closing time for many industries indefinitely in…

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