UMass Amherst is restricting nighttime outdoor events as a precaution against mosquito-borne illnesses. Organizers are encouraged to reschedule their events or move them indoors. Amherst is considered a high risk community for Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Two horses in nearby Belchertown have died from Triple-E.
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.