(Amherst, MA) — UMass will introduce Mark Whipple as its new football coach on Thursday. Whipple was head coach of the Minutemen from ’98 to 2003 where he amassed a winning record and led UMass to the 1-AA championship in ’98. He went on to become a quarterback coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Whipple replaces Charley Molnar, who was let go in December after an abysmal two seasons.
A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.
This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.
With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.
The city of Northampton now has an ordinance banning the use of single-layer plastic bags