(Amherst, MA) — An attempt by former Attorney General John Ashcroft to speak at UMass Amherst has been marred by hecklers. Wednesday night as a guest of the UMass Republican Club Ashcroft abandoned his prepared remarks as a group in the audience repeatedly interrupted him, yelling out that he’s a “war criminal.” Ashcroft engaged with the hecklers, challenging them to be more specific and calling them cowards. After the hecklers left, Ashcroft talked about Guantanamo, Edward Snowden, President Obama, and other topics.
Two more lawsuits have been filed against the Ryder Funeral Home in South Hadley
The City of Northampton is considering a ban on plastic bags and styrofoam
The Broadside Bookshop on Main Street in Northampton celebrates 40 years in business this weekend
The Hungry Ghost Bakery in Northampton hosts its 11th-annual Wonder Not! bread festival on Sunday