As of Monday, UMass Amherst is a smoke free campus. UMass joins 1,100 campuses nationwide that have adopted the policy. Of the university’s 30,000 students, around 13-14 percent still smoke cigarettes. The school is offering vouchers for nicotine patches for those who want to quit.
Amherst’s Planning Board is recommending changes to the proposed student housing project known as The Retreat.
UMass Amherst has announced plans to invest two-million-dollars in dorm security.
A fired nurse at Cooley Dickinson has accepted a plea deal.
Governor Patrick has released 65-million for capital projects in Western Mass
Northampton’s city council is approving 22-thousand dollars for a study to look at the community impact of a casino in Springfield