Amherst is always busy when our institutes of higher education are in routine session but even more so today with the largest of the three -- UMass -- celebrating homecoming weekend.
AFD responding to UMass Cance Dorm on Fearing Street for an ETOH (intoxicated) male student. Great way to start the day.— Larry Kelley (@amherstac) October 17, 2015
McGuirk Stadium attracted thousands of college football fans (although not nearly enough to satisfy the BIG budget cost of a Division 1 program) many of them warming up for the 3:30 PM game with tailgating that started at 12:30 PM.
Amherst A Better Chance Fall Foliage 5K walk/run
The Homecoming Parade, lead by the always motivating UMass Marching Band, wound its way through Amherst town center around 10:45 AM not long after the A Better Chance Fall Foliage 5K race kicked off from our main green.
And as usual Amherst Farmers Market attracted the usual crowd to the heart of our downtown.
Amherst For All took advantage of the crowded downtown to collect voter signatures, surpassing the 1,000 mark toward the 3,215 needed
AFD performed a rescue at Bare Mountain on the top of The Notch in deep South Amherst just before noon, although they did not require the Technical Rescue Team to extricate the injured hiker.
Fearing Street 3:45 PM (heading towards downtown Amherst from the stadium
Funky clouds over UMass McGuirk Stadium 6:00 PM
As usual AFD was also kept busy dealing with students who consumed too much alcohol, aka ETOH:
Or what Chief Nelson describes as "Not a quiet a weekend".