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UMass basketball: Minutemen officially in 2024 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase with Providence, Boston College and Temple
05-06-2024 3:50 PM


The news is officially official: the UMass men’s basketball program will be part of the four-team field in the 2024 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase, the Hall announced on Monday.Joining the Minutemen is two other prestigious New England...

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Hadley’s Brad Mish, Northampton’s Elianna Shwayder top Hampshire County finishers at 128th Boston Marathon
04-15-2024 8:02 PM


BOSTON — On a clear day, a bit warm but with no headwind to impede any runner’s efforts, Brad Mish of Hadley and Elianna Shwayder of Northampton led three dozen Valley runners from Hopkinton to Copley Square in Monday’s 128th running of the Boston...

Guest columnist William Lambers: Boston Marathon winner inspires action against hunger
04-14-2024 8:10 PM


 In 1946, running legend Johnny Kelley, upon finishing second to Stylianos Kyriakides in the Boston Marathon, remarked “How can you beat a guy like that? He wasn’t running for himself. He was doing it for his country.”Stylianos Kyriakides was from...

Alayna Van Tassel: Financial literacy is crucial throughout the year, not just in April
04-08-2024 6:05 PM

National Financial Literacy month is recognized in April, but personal financial literacy (PFL) education should have a place in Massachusetts schools throughout the year. When thinking about building a more equitable future for our children,...

A workplace from hell: Amherst filmmaker Matt Heron-Duranti is part of the team behind independent film “Another Day in America”
03-29-2024 12:26 PM


There’s been a lot written about the problems that have plagued many American workplaces in the wake of the pandemic, from some employees insisting on continuing to work from home to offices that have mirrored the polarization and social conflicts...

Boston College scores four goals in second, three in third to roll past UMass, 8-1, in Hockey East semifinals
03-22-2024 7:55 PM


BOSTON — After scoring a pair of goals in the opening five minutes of its Hockey East Playoff quarterfinal game against Providence, the Massachusetts hockey team knew it needed another fast start against top-seeded Boston College in the semifinals at...

UMass hockey: Minutemen primed for top-seeded Boston College with spot in Hockey East finals on the line
03-21-2024 1:00 PM


For the third time in four years, the Massachusetts hockey team finds itself at TD Garden in Boston with a chance to capture a Hockey East championship. Before the Minutemen can begin thinking about lifting the title for the third time in the last...

Steve Croteau: Investing in our veterans
03-10-2024 12:04 PM

Investing in our veterans is the mission of the State Treasurer’s Veterans’ Bonus Division. During Invest in Veterans Week, we recognize aspiring and established veteran business owners and look to assist all service members in achieving economic...

Indoor track: Amherst’s 4x800 relay team takes 3rd at MIAA Meet of Champions
02-24-2024 8:23 PM

The Amherst High School 4x800-meter boys relay team put a bow on its tremendous season at the MIAA Indoor Track Meet of Champions at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on Saturday.Nicolas Lisle, Kyle Yanko, Miguel Pinero-Jacome and David Pinero-Jacome...

UMass hockey: Amherst’s Ryan Leonard scores hat trick to lift No. 1 Boston College past Minutemen 6-4
02-18-2024 4:56 PM


For the second time in three days, the UMass hockey team was overwhelmed by the offensive firepower of Boston College, as the N0. 1 Eagles completed a weekend – and season – sweep of the Minutemen with a 6-4 victory at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill on...

UMass hockey: Boston College locks down Minutemen, pulls away for 5-1 victory in front of packed Mullins Center (PHOTOS)
02-17-2024 12:10 AM


AMHERST — Late in the third period, Boston College freshman Ryan Leonard found himself free in the attacking zone, skating into the slot with nobody between he and UMass goalie Michael Hrabal.Leonard loaded up and snapped a wrist shot into the top...

UMass hockey: No. 1 Boston College heads to Amherst on Friday
02-15-2024 2:39 PM


The top-ranked team in college hockey is coming to Amherst. UMass, the No. 10 ranked team in PairWise, will host No. 1 Boston College at the Mullins Center on Friday before heading to Chestnut Hill to play the Eagles on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the return...

Beacon Hill Roll Call, Jan. 1-5
01-12-2024 9:04 AM

By Bob Katzen

THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes from the week of January 1-5. There were no roll calls in the House last week.WHEELCHAIR WARRANTY AND REPAIRS (S 2541): Senate 39-0, approved and sent to the House a bill that...

Lawmakers hear testimony on push to prohibit size discrimination
12-12-2023 12:10 PM


BOSTON — Massachusetts would become the second state in the nation to ban discrimination based on body size under a proposal aired at a recent hearing of the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee.During a seven-hour hearing in which over 230 people...

Healey invokes ‘love and support’ for Jewish community
12-10-2023 4:00 PM

By Alison Kuznitz

BOSTON — Denouncing the scourge of hate fueled by the Israel-Hamas war, elected officials including Gov. Maura Healey and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu stood in solidarity with the Jewish community for the first night of Hanukkah, and helped to bring a...

Audit-the-Legislature campaign claims signature success
11-22-2023 12:05 PM


Auditor Diana DiZoglio and her hodgepodge of political allies took a major step toward asking voters for the authority to probe the Legislature, announcing that they gathered enough signatures to remain on track for a 2024 ballot question.The ballot...

Family of cannabis worker sues over 2022 death at Holyoke production plant
11-22-2023 10:49 AM


SPRINGFIELD — The family of a woman who died after suffering an asthma attack from working in a Holyoke cannabis production plant is suing the corporation that employed her, a health and safety manager and a contractor.Lorna McMurrey, 27, died in...

Senate will press for prescription drug cost relief
11-09-2023 5:06 PM


BOSTON — Patients would pay no more than $25 for certain name-brand medications to treat some chronic illnesses and face no costs whatsoever for similar generic options under the latest prescription drug legislation set to emerge in the Senate.Senate...

E-book access bill draws opposition from publishers
11-01-2023 3:29 PM

By Alison Kuznitz

BOSTON — A redrafted bill to expand access to e-books and digital audiobooks in Massachusetts would not violate federal law, librarians said Monday, as they sought to quash concerns about a similar law in Maryland that was deemed unconstitutional last...

Western Mass musicians up for awards: New England Music Awards and Boston Music Awards nominate only a handful of local bands this year
10-27-2023 6:58 PM


For the small handful of Pioneer Valley artists nominated between this year’s New England Music Awards and Boston Music Awards, the region’s highest musical honor would not merely be an individual accolade, or even a matter of putting the Valley on...

Local group pushes psychedelic legislation as D.C. outfit aims for ballot
09-12-2023 4:14 PM


BOSTON — Advocates for decriminalizing psychedelic drugs are hoping to get traction on Beacon Hill and in Massachusetts cities and towns this year, though they are taking different approaches to changing the law.Grassroots coalition Bay Staters for...

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