The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority has tested the Quabbin and deemed it safe after Tuesday’s trespassing incident. Just after midnight, police found five men and two women walking near the reservoir, prompting notification to the FBI. The seven are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore, with a few now living in Amherst and Northampton. State police say there’s no indication there was any terrorist activity. The Quabbin, which provides drinking water to 61 Boston-area cities and towns is off-limits to the public after dark. The investigation continues.
The regulatory agency voted 3-2 in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called "net neutrality."
A UMass senior has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Amherst police who arrested him at last year's Blarney Blowout.
A taxpayer watchdog group says Massachusetts could be facing a budget shortfall of up to $1.5 billion, nearly double previous estimates.
The search for a new UMass President officially begins this week with a search committee meeting in Boston.