Downtown Amherst at peace
For the first time in my short memory covering this beat, Amherst Police made no arrests over the weekend: nothing for noise, open container, unlicensed kegs, nuisance house, underage drinking, and--most thankfully---no drunk drivers.
And it's not like the town had reverted back to prehistoric agrarian times before the founding of UMass/Amherst, as the traveling fair was in town center and Amherst and Hampshire Colleges both had graduation ceremonies.
Amherst Fire Department runs to our institutes of higher education--usually major customers--were sparse. But calls to the town and surrounding towns were about average, meaning busy.