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Extraordinary machine: Smith College team takes top place in ventilator design competition

NORTHAMPTON — A team of Smith College faculty, staff and alums took first place last week in an international competition to design a ventilator tailored to treating COVID-19 patients.The Smith team’s open-source design was up against over 200... → Read More

Smith College releases fall 2020 reopening plan, ‘A Culture of Care’

NORTHAMPTON — Smith College expects to have about 60% of its students back on campus in the fall with additional COVID-19 targeted public health measures in place, the college announced Monday.Under Smith’s fall 2020 reopening plan, “A Culture of... → Read More

South Hadley board member lodges open meeting complaint over anti-racism statement

SOUTH HADLEY — Tension was high at Tuesday night’s Select Board meeting as members discussed an alleged Open Meeting Law violation related to an anti-racism statement issued by the board last week, which one member did not sign. On June 24, members... → Read More

Mount Holyoke College: Students can come back, but not all at once

SOUTH HADLEY — Students at Mount Holyoke College will have the option to return to on-campus housing starting in the fall, though not all at once, as the college prepares to enact a mix of in-person and remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Under... → Read More

UMass students have concerns over reopening guidelines

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts students expressed mixed emotions on Tuesday about the option to return to campus amid mostly remote classes following the release of the university’s fall 2020 plan.Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announced Monday... → Read More

UMass: Undergrads with housing can return to campus this fall

AMHERST — An uncapped number of students will be allowed to live on campus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the fall under strict public health guidelines, though the majority of classes will be taught remotely.Under the university’s fall... → Read More

Schools see reopening guidance as good framework

SOUTH HADLEY — Following the release of state guidance for K-12 schools to reopen in the fall, local school districts are developing plans to fit their community’s needs within a state-produced framework that aims for a return to in-person classes.On... → Read More

UMass settles lawsuit with PETA over research monkeys

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts has settled a lawsuit with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), following a two-plus-year public records dispute over video footage showing caged monkeys that were studied by a UMass... → Read More

Little increase in virus cases in Hampshire County

NORTHAMPTON — For the second straight week, Hampshire County communities again saw little to no increase in COVID-19 cases in the most recent state-released data by cities and towns, while Holyoke also dropped into single-digits for new cases. The... → Read More

Forum aims to help youths, families stay balanced over summer

NORTHAMPTON — As an unprecedented summer kicks off amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual forum presented through a collaboration of local organizations will offer parents and caregivers advice on keeping their families healthy and hopeful. The forum,... → Read More

South Hadley residents deny effort to strip police budget increase

SOUTH HADLEY — Voters at a Town Meeting on Wednesday approved an operating budget of $48,142,557 for fiscal 2021, including a controversial increase to the Police Department budget.The budget includes $2,990,308 in funding for the South Hadley Police... → Read More

Local COVID-19 cases give sign for optimism

NORTHAMPTON — Hampshire County communities individually reported little to no increase in COVID-19 cases this week, which one health expert says is a sign for optimism while also cautioning that people should continue to take precautions to protect... → Read More

South Hadley library expands curbside pickup options

NORTHAMPTON — The South Hadley Public Library has opened its curbside pickup service to new holds for the first time since its temporary closing in March.On June 1, the library began to loan books that patrons had placed on hold prior to Gov. Charlie... → Read More

UMass, Hampshire College to start fall semester early

AMHERST — Students at the University of Massachusetts and Hampshire College will start and end their fall semesters early as part of efforts to resume on-campus instruction in the fall. Under the revised UMass calendar, which was released Wednesday,... → Read More

UMass staff, faculty rally for jobs, health

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, unusually quiet amid the COVID-19 pandemic, saw an uptick in activity Wednesday afternoon as over 100 staff, faculty and students held a car and bike caravan-style protest to demand no layoffs... → Read More

‘Drive-in’ Town Meeting on tap for South Hadley

SOUTH HADLEY — In what Town Administrator Michael Sullivan calls the “strangest” process in 20-plus years of building municipal budgets, Town Meeting members on Wednesday will participate in a “drive-in theater” style Town Meeting. Eight articles are... → Read More

UMass investigating racist attack on Zoom call

AMHERST — Several unknown individuals targeted an African-American staff member at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with racist slurs during a Zoom call last week, according to the university. The incident occurred at a College of Computer... → Read More

UMass survey finds state’s essential workers ‘stressed, unsafe, and insecure’

AMHERST — A newly released survey from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Labor Center and the Center for Employment Equity shows that most essential workers in the state have felt unsafe, stressed and unable to practice social distancing in... → Read More

Hampshire College faculty, administrators agree to pay cuts

AMHERST — Hampshire College faculty members have agreed to take sliding scale pay cuts to avoid layoffs and meet next year’s budget goals.College administrators and the Hampshire chapter of the American Association of University Professors agreed last... → Read More

Massachusetts down to 307 new cases Friday

NORTHAMPTON — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 307 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 infections Friday and 45 new deaths, in addition to 85 probable cases and one probable death. There are now 100,811 confirmed cases statewide and... → Read More