Next CCC Meeting - February 15, 2017

The next meeting of the CCC is Wednesday, February 15, in UMass Campus Center room 917 from 1-2:30 pm.

The meeting will feature a presentation by Town of Amherst Economic Development Director Geoff Kravitz on legalization of recreational marijuana.

Next CCC Meeting - September 16

Join us for our next CCC meeting in the Campus Center, room 165, on Wednesday, September 21. The meeting is from 1-2:30pm.

Our agenda is as follows:

1. Welcome and introductions

2. Presentation of recent crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) initiatives in Amherst

3. Town Hall planning

4. Subcommittee updates

5. Other business

2016 CCC Schedule

2016/17 meetings for the Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High-Risk Drinking have been scheduled. The first meeting is set for Wednesday, August 24 from 1-2:30 pm in the UMass Amherst Campus Center, Room 804. After the first meeting of the season, we will revert to our customary schedule of the 3rd Wednesday of each month. The dates are:

September 21

October 19

November 16

December 21

UMass, community coalition looks to Fort Collins, Colorado, program for registering off-campus parties


Staff Writer
Monday, February 29, 2016

AMHERST — In Fort Collins, Colorado, off-campus students at Colorado State University and city residents can register parties they intend to hold on Fridays and Saturdays and holidays popular for gatherings, such as St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween and New Year’s Eve.

For those whose parties make so much noise that neighbors are bothered by the decibel level, being enrolled in this registration program can be the difference between getting a courtesy call from the city’s emergency dispatchers — allowing the party hosts to bring their event under control on their own — and being paid a visit by officers who might deliver a costly noise ticket.

With Amherst continuing to face quality-of-life issues related to University of Massachusetts students living in off-campus housing, town and university officials are discussing launching a similar pilot program in the fall.