(Amherst, MA) – Tomorrow’s protest at UMass by a radical church group against a gay university basketball player will be met with peaceful resistance. The Westboro Baptist Church plans to protest against Derrick Gordon, a student athlete who came out last week. The Kansas church, known for its rhetoric against homosexuality and its protests of soldier funerals, plans a protest at 12:15 tomorrow. A UMass group with a Facebook page called UMass United plans to gather at the same time to counter the protest.
It may have been a microburst that struck the town of Conway Thursday
Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz has declined to name four semifinalists for the position of Police Chief
Southampton’s ambulance service has lost its Advanced Life Support Paramedic certification
The Northampton Housing Authority is close to having a new director.