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Amherst police arrest 1, summons 12 more for liquor law violations

They arrested Spencer Carlisle, 20, of Franklin and charged him with ...
Carlisle, who is listed as a University of Massachusetts student, is expected to be arraigned Monday in Eastern Hampshire District Court.

Bulletin Board: UMass laxmen fall to Towson, 6-3

Towson University held the University of Massachusetts to just three goals Saturday as the ...
Mike Lynch scored twice in the win and Spencer Parks added one goal and two assists. Tyler White made 14 saves to earn the victory in net as UMass outshot ...

Towson Smothers UMass in 6-3 CAA Victory

The nation's No. 4 defense was on display against Saturday afternoon as the 18th-ranked Towson Tigers smothered the Minutemen of Massachusetts in a 6-3 Colonial ...
for four of the Tigers' six goals. Middies Spencer Parks and Justin Mabus also had one ...

No. 18 Towson Snaps UMass Win Streak With 6-3 Outcome

Massachusetts went 7-of-13 on faceoffs as Noah Rak finished ...
Mike Lynch scored twice and Spencer Parks paced the Tigers with three points through a goal and two assists. Tyler White backstopped the Towson defense, which entered the day ranked fourth ...

Central MA Delegation Tours Atlas Distributing

Atlas Distributing, Inc. in Auburn hosted a tour for Central Massachusetts delegation on Thursday. State Senator Ryan Fattman was joined by Senator Harriette Chandler (D- Worcester), Ann Gobi (D-Spencer), and Michael Moore (D-Millbury), as well as ...

Massachusetts Firebirds car club gathering slated in Spencer

SPENCER — Here's your chance to show off your Firebird, chat with other owners; and get some useful information as well, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3 at the Crop & Carrot Tack Shop, 133 West Main St. Rain date May 10. Free of charge and open to all ...

UMass lacrosse looks for fourth straight victory versus Towson

The start of the season for the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team was a forgettable ...
Towson is dependent upon the foursome of Joe Seider, Ryan Drenner, Spencer Parks and Andrew Hodgson, who have combined for 84 of the team’s 113 points.

MLAX: Hofstra Falls To Massachusetts In CAA Opener

Oliveri had five ground balls to lead the team, while Kyle Karaska and Austin Spencer picked up three ground balls apiece. The Pride held a 41-24 advantage in shots and picked up 26 ground balls to Massachusetts' 21. Hofstra is back in action next Saturday ...

Tasting Notes: Spencer Trappist Ale by Spencer Brewery

St. Joseph’s Abbey produces the only Trappist ale in the United States. The monks at St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, spend their days in quiet reflection on the spiritual world, reading scripture and performing manual labor. They rise ...

Price Chopper issues fresh bread recall for Spencer, Massachusetts store

The company said the bread was sold only in their Spencer, Mass. location between Sept. 12 and Sept. 15. The company said there have been no reports of illness associated with these products. Customers with the affected bread should return it to Price ...

This Week In Imports: Rodea Finally Flies Out Of Kadokawa Games

Rodea: The Sky Soldier was originally announced for Wii and the game was completed sitting in Kadokawa's library for years. Prope's action game finally comes out this week in Japan for Wii U and Ninte…

CAIR, Left fail to strongarm Ted Cruz into pulling out of event with Robert Spencer

Ted Cruz and I were both featured speakers at the Young America’s Foundation’s New England Freedom Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire this weekend, and the Leftists and Islamic supremacists were in a…

11 Ways Dating In Dallas Is Different Than In Any Other City

Getty/Spencer Platt Thrillist has compiled a list of why dating in Dallas is different than in any other city. From new college grads making 30K a year rollin’ around like their Mark Cuban to the pow…

Consulting Firms in America and the UK

WE have updated our free guidebooks which outline key details of the most prominent management consulting firms in America and the UK. If you are an aspiring consultant with an interest in the USA or…

Octavia Spencer Playing God Has Stirred Up The Saints [EXCLUSIVE AUDIO]

Octavia Spencer just accepted what will probably be her toughest role – God. The Academy Award-winning actress is set to star in an adaptation of…

MUST READ: Robert Spencer’s Blogging the Qur’an: Sura 2, ‘The Cow,’ Verses 222-286

PJ Media, by Robert Spencer: Do you want a guardian from Allah when you go to bed? Find out how below — but if you start any anal sex, the deal is off. This segment of the Qur’an’s second chapter … Co…

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Evolution Has A Big Limited Edition Bundle

Fans should expect a nice box set whenever Char-Ani helps remaster one of Falcom's games. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Evolution is no exception. Read The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the S…

Regional Shrine Bowl participants acknowledged in Spencer

Seventeen northwest Iowa football players and cheerleaders were recognized for their upcoming participation in this summer's Iowa Shrine Bowl All Star Football Classic, which will take place on...

Alan Tarney & Trevor Spencer – The Tarney / Spencer Band: Three’s a Crowd (2015)

Artist: Ala& #65358; Tar& #65358;ey & Tre& #65366;or Spe& #65358;ce&# 65362; Title: The Tar& #65358;ey / Spe& #65358;ce&# 65362; Ban& #65348;: Thr& #65349;e’ 5363; a Cro& #65367;d Release Date: 2015-03-12 Genre: Rock Format: MP3 / 320bkps TRACKLIST 1 – Bye Bye Now My Swe& #65349;t Lov& #65349; [03:21] 2…

Saints hosting edge rusher Anthony Spencer on free-agent visit

Free agent pass rusher Anthony Spencer had two of his best seasons under defensive coordinator Rob Ryan in Dallas from 2011-2012, registering 17 sacks and making his lone Pro Bowl appearance. Spencer …


Fighting against human trafficking in SPENCER MASSACHUSETTS

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.



Get a Homeland Security Job in SPENCER MASSACHUSETTS

What You Need to Know

The Department of Homeland Security has unique career opportunities that will challenge your mind and reward your skills and talents. As a Homeland Security employee, you will help secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways; research and develop the latest security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorists acts; and analyze intelligence reports.

Next Steps

  1. Find the Job Right for You. Find DHS jobs at dhs.usajobs.gov.

    You can also use USAJOBS through an Interactive Voice Response Telephone System
    phone: 703-724-1850
    TDD: 978-461-8404.

    From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the Department.

  • Mission support careers involve the following fields: medical, human resources, facilities, budget, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, fraud detection and more.
  • Law enforcement careers offer positions in protection of the President, Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated inpiduals; securing the nation’s borders and enforcing immigration laws; interagency law enforcement training; and enforcing economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
  • Immigration and travel security careers involve protecting the nation’s transportation systems, as well as overseeing lawful immigration to the U.S.
  • Prevention and response careers protect the public, environment and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region, as well as provide preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards are what these careers are all about.
  1. Read the Job Announcement. The announcement will provide you with information about job qualifications, duties, salary, duty location, benefits, and security requirements. Here you will be able to determine if your interests, education, and professional background make you a good candidate for the job.

A list of common terms is available to assist you in understanding Department job announcements.

Most Homeland Security jobs require U.S. citizenship and successful completion of a full background investigation and drug screening.

  1. Apply for the Job. Follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each USAJOBS announcement (upper right tab). Instructions will guide you through the application process, providing you detailed information on the questions, forms, and format that must be addressed and used to capture your qualifications for the job. Submit all required documents and pay close attention to the application due date and application procedures, which will vary by job and the Department component.

    During the application process, veterans may be asked to identify Veterans Preference status.

    To post your resume online, apply to certain federal jobs, check on the status of your application, and receive automated job alerts, you must create a USAJOBS member account.

  2. Interview for the Job. The names of best-qualified candidates will be forwarded to the supervisor or hiring official. If you are one of the best-qualified candidates, the supervisor or hiring official may interview you in person or by telephone, or in rare cases may hire you based solely on your application materials. Selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws, which ensure that all applicants receive fair and equal treatment in the hiring process.


No matter where you are in your career - at the very beginning, transitioning to the federal government mid-career, or another stage in your professional life - the Department of Homeland Security has a place for you.

  • Student and Recent Graduate Job Opportunities - Learn about internships, fellowships and training programs available across the Department.
  • Experienced Professionals - Use your technical skills and management experience to contribute to the homeland security mission. Explore meaningful career opportunities today.
  • Retirees - The Department offers retirees meaningful work opportunities, including short- and long-term projects, on a part-time or flexible schedule.
  • Veterans - The Department is committed to recruiting and employing eligible veterans for suitable jobs.


Last Published Date: December 16, 2014


In SPENCER MASSACHUSETTS: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


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