HIGHER EDUCATION

UMass Amherst Launches Student-Run Sustainable Vineyard

Nov 21, 2018
Students at UMass work on the vineyard.
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UMass Amherst has created a vineyard for students to get first-hand experience in growing wine-quality grapes.

The fungal disease white-nose syndrome has killed off millions of bats across America. Since it was first identified in 2006, it’s appeared on bats in more than 30 states, including all of New England, Quebec, and the Maritimes.

Now, scientists are trying to learn more about the impact of this devastating disease, by listening to the calls of the bats left behind.

A PVTA bus in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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Updated Nov. 15, 2018 

A group of five Hampshire County colleges is increasing payments to the cash-strapped Pioneer Valley Transit Authority to help keep three bus routes between the campuses running.

A federal attorney in Vermont has reportedly dropped an investigation into a land deal made by Jane O'Meara Sanders, the wife of independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Vermont Law School.
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A lawyer and critic of President Trump, who lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, has found herself connected to a national political scandal.

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