A UMass student was killed in a fire in an off campus apartment complex in Amherst.
The fire broke out in the predawn hours Monday at the Rolling Green Apartment complex. The State Fire Marshall’s office said the fire appeared to have started in the unit where the deceased person was found. The cause has not determined. The Amherst Fire department said half the units in the 10 unit complex were gutted. A total of 32 people were displaced, 22 of them are UMass students. The Red Cross and University Housing services are assisting them.
Four teenagers have been arrested for the rape of an 18 year old UMass Amherst student in a campus residence hall. University officials say they’ll undertake a comprehensive review of security. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
A new era began today at the University of Massachusetts flagship campus. The new UMass Amherst Chancellor made his public debut at a traditional town-gown event marking the start of the new school year. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
The Democratic leadership in the Massachusetts House has unveiled a bill to promote job growth. The proposals would help launch new innovative businesses, and also expand the state's manufacturing sector. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
The University of Massachusetts is looking at the feasibility of establishing satellite campuses. The mayor of Springfield wants a satellite of the flagship Amherst campus located in his city's downtown. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno publically lobbied Monday for what he called a quicker pace to the four year old Springfield-UMass partnership.
Great Barrington was the hometown of the late author and civil rights leader and founder of the NAACP. He died nearly 50 years ago.
A parcel of land and home located along route 23 in Great Barrington that was given to WEB Dubois as a gift was bulldozed in the mid-50’s. In the 1960’s, the acreage where the homestead sat changed hands. Currently, UMass Amherst owns the homesite.
The Friends of the Du Bois Home site are planning to include the 5-acre plot Great Barrington and three other locations a national historic site.