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Archive for May, 2010

STORRS, Conn. — The NCAA has accused the storied men’s basketball program at the University of Connecticut of eight major rules violations. The school released its notice of allegation letter Friday following a 15-month investigation into the… Read more

From Andy Katz (espn.com): The University of Connecticut took the rare route of forcing two assistants to resign before preparing its response and possible self-imposed sanctions in reaction to notice of allegations of rules violations, sources… Read more

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – Frank McInerney, who served as the Head of the Department of Athletics and Intramurals at UMass in the 1970s and 1980s passed away at the age of 84 on May 25. Here is his obituary from the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Frank was… Read more

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By Michelle Hainer When Yin Chang of Glen Ridge, N.J., knew she would need to hire a nanny, she started her childcare search early — two months before her son was even born. And instead of going to an agency, Chang decided to try her luck first… Read more

By: Shannon Hegy LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) — The lines started early.  Around 5:30 Tuesday night all ages filed into the high school as voters prepared to make one of the biggest decisions in the town of Longmeadow’s history. A new high school, to… Read more

By Ryan Trowbridge MALDEN, Mass. (WGGB) – The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has voted to revoke the charter of Robert Hughes Academy in Springfield after the board took a second vote Monday.  This vote will force the school to… Read more

By WGGB Staff PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) — Music, art and library programs are on the budget chopping block for the school system, but a local 8-year-old girl is getting vocal to try to save them so she can enjoy them in the future. Stella Fulkerson… Read more

SPRINGIFELD, Mass (abc40) – Springfield Central High School will play host to the New England Coaches Clinic.  The event will start at 9:00am in the gym and will continue all day. The official web site has all the… Read more

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CAUGHT! Fugitive was caught in Northampton with the help of local and state police May 21. Name: Jonathan Willie Mitchell Age: 23 Height: Weight: Last known address: 848 Roosevelt Ave., Springfield Wanted for:… Read more

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CAUGHT! Fugitive was arrested in Northampton with the help of state and local police. Name: Shaniqua Harris-Thomas Age: 20 Height: Weight: Last known address: 24 Ozark St., Springfield Wanted for: Straight… Read more

By Eric Fisher PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The tiny mollusk seems unassuming, but it was enough to close boat ramps across Western Massachusetts in 2009. This year, there are new plans to stop the spread of Zebra mussels. “Everyone’s getting on… Read more

By Mike LaCrosse EASTHAMPTON, Mass (WGGB) – The people in Easthampton have spoken to give their town a new high school. The vote had a nearly three-to-one margin with 3024 voting yes 1167 voting no. Tuesday night 37 percent of voters headed to the… Read more

By Ryan Trowbridge NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) – The Northampton Superintendent of Schools has announced that she will step down from her post after the 2010-2011 academic year.  Supt. Isabelina Rodriguez says in a prepared statement that she will… Read more

By Ray Hershel SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Ground was broken Monday for a new Putnam Vocational Technical High School in Springfield.  Local and state officials including State Treasurer Timothy Cahill took part in the event. School… Read more

By Mike LaCrosse AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) – The hours or studying for finals are over, the grades are in and the students are gone for the summer. The mass exodus is routine for the University of Massachusetts, but this year students left campus a… Read more