HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

Coverage of Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

A sign at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Diane Lederman / The Republican / Masslive.com/photos

Hampshire College is alerting potential incoming students about changes starting this fall. The school continues to search for "a strategic partner" amid a gloomy financial forecast.

The Valley Advocate is owned by Newspapers of New England.
Ray Kelly / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

The Valley Advocate will again be published weekly, a year after its parent company cut back print production to every two weeks.

Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

Smith College has announced new policies for campus police and staff. This follows an incident last summer when an employee called the police on a black student eating her lunch in a campus building. 

A sign at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Diane Lederman / The Republican / Masslive.com/photos

UMass Amherst said it's talking with Hampshire College about closer collaboration, after Hampshire announced it's seeking a strategic partner in the face of financial difficulties.

Black ice on a lake, fast-frozen with no snow, is a unique natural element.
Ellery Berenger / NEPR

A few weeks of dry, cold January weather in western Massachusetts created ponds that were frozen sheer and smooth — like panes of glass — for the first time in years.

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