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SPIFFY Coalition and Hampshire HOPE to Host Policy Discussion on Prevention

The SPIFFY Coalition and Hampshire HOPE are joining forces to engage community leaders in the development of strategic policies that will impact youth access to alcohol, marijuana and other drugs in our local area. 

This is the first in a series of discussions designed to bring together policymakers in Hampshire County to begin the work of assessing needs and identifying next steps. D.J. Wilson from the Massachusetts Municipal Association will demonstrate how local tobacco regulations can serve as a model to prevent youth access to alcohol, marijuana and other drugs.


CCC First Person - In the Neighbohood

By Eric Beal, Neighborhood Liaison, Office of External Relations and University Events - 

(This is the first in a series of CCC First Person posts from CCC Members)

As the first UMass Amherst Neighborhood Liaison, I’m excited to share some experiences from my first few weeks.  I work with UMass students, neighbors, and other University departments, in partnership with town and campus public safety officials and property managers, to improve student and resident relations. 

Route 9 Billboard Touts Work of CCC

A new billboard celebrating a long-standing campus partnership to prevent underage and dangerous drinking is greeting drivers crossing the Coolidge Bridge into Hadley.

The billboard, which went up in late October, highlights the efforts of the Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High Risk Drinking (CCC) and bears the message “Working Together to Prevent Underage and Dangerous Drinking” with the website link for the coalition.

Upcoming CCC Meetings

The UMass Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High-Risk drinking will return to its regular meeting schedule in September. The full coalition meets on the third Wednesday of every month during the academic year in the UMass Campus Center.

For more information on the CCC and how you can get involved, contact Tony Maroulis, Director of Community Relations, 413.545.2574 or