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Liz Larson steps up to interim director of downtown BID

02-08-2024 8:42 PM

AMHERST — Liz Larson, the Amherst Business Improvement District’s director of operations, will be the interim executive director starting Feb. 26.Larson was announced as the interim lead after the Amherst BID’s board of directors offered her the job...


Police to charge Springfield man in Lego theft

02-08-2024 8:42 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A customer who left the Target store at Hampshire Mall without paying for more than $700 worth of Lego sets on Saturday afternoon, before driving erratically from the Route 9 location, has been identified, Hadley police said.Police Lt....


UMass Police investigating Saturday night robbery

02-08-2024 8:42 PM

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts Police are investigating a robbery in which suspects demanded driver’s licenses and money from four UMass students in Lot 13 on Olympia Drive Saturday evening.A crime alert posted to the UMass Police website...


The Evergreens house is ready for its close-up after preservation work at Emily Dickinson Museum

02-08-2024 8:38 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

AMHERST — Closed since 2019 for extensive preservation efforts and infrastructure improvements, The Evergreens, a key property at the Emily Dickinson Museum, will reopen for visitors March 1.The 19th century house was built in 1856 for Austin...


Hadley mall owners demand Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School stop using its parking lot

02-08-2024 8:34 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — The owner of Mountain Farms Mall, which borders the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School, is prohibiting students, staff and visitors to the school from using its parking lot, and has stationed a tow truck at the site on weekday...


When a rural road goes bad: Unpaved Dudleyville Road illustrates challenges facing WMass towns

02-08-2024 8:32 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

LEVERETT — Restoration of a 1.4-mile section of the mostly gravel Dudleyville Road from Moore’s Corner to the Shutesbury town line could cost at least $2 million, and possibly as much as $4 million, according to a draft evaluation recently completed...


Amherst-Pelham schools to make plea to town of Amherst for help closing $1.9M budget gap

02-03-2024 11:00 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — To stave off a portion of what could be nearly $1.9 million in reductions and efficiencies to balance next year’s Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools budget, Amherst representatives to the Regional School Committee intend to seek more financial...


Amherst College on track for downtown store on Hastings site

02-03-2024 11:00 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — As keys for the former Hastings shop at 45 South Pleasant St. are turned over to Amherst College so that it can open a store this spring to sell apparel, collectibles and other Mammoths-related merchandise, the owners of the third-generation...


Shutesbury voters OK new wetlands bylaw at special TM

02-03-2024 11:00 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

SHUTESBURY — After a series of amendments and nearly three hours of discussion and debate, a new wetlands protection bylaw is in place in Shutesbury, adopted without a sentence that some interpreted as giving developers veto power over certain...


Municipal aggregation OK’d for Belchertown

02-03-2024 11:00 AM

By JAMES PENTLAND

BELCHERTOWN — State utility regulators have given a green light to municipal aggregation in Belchertown, allowing residents and businesses to act as a bulk buyer of electricity supply.Aggregation typically helps to keep electricity rates down and can...


Frontier, Union 38 school committees renew super’s contract

02-03-2024 11:00 AM

Staff Report

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Frontier Regional and Union 38 school committees voted unanimously on Jan. 24 to renew Superintendent Darius Modestow’s contract for another five years.Modestow has served the district in different capacities over the years and...


Chunglo to end 36-run in Hadley politics; town election set for May 21

02-03-2024 11:00 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — In 1988, Joyce Chunglo began a 15-year tenure on the Hadley School Committee that ended in 2003, when she was elected to the Select Board, a board she has remained on for the past 21 years.With nomination forms for the May 21 town election...


Amherst, college to host day for girls in sports on Saturday

02-03-2024 11:00 AM

Staff Report

AMHERST — Girls will have the opportunity to try a variety of sports and games as Amherst College’s female athletes help lead a regional celebration for the Women’s Sports Foundation’s National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday.Running from 10...


Amherst picks 20 people for its superintendent search committee

02-03-2024 11:00 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A 20-member search committee, whose members represent a range of backgrounds and identities, hometowns and work experience, will be responsible for identifying the candidates to become the next superintendent for the Amherst, Pelham and...


Expanded North Amherst Library branch to reopen Monday

02-03-2024 11:00 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — North Amherst Library, closed since the spring of 2022 for a $1.7 million project to make the 1893 building fully accessible and provide public bathrooms for the first time, reopens Monday. The expansion of the 1,080-square-foot, town-owned...


Amherst brings back former finance director part time for budget season

02-03-2024 11:00 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A former Amherst finance director is returning to town for the next few months to assist officials in getting through the budget season.Sanford “Sandy” Pooler, who was Amherst’s finance director from 2011 to early 2016, will be coming back...


Around Amherst: Soldier’s 1865 letter stars in Ancestral Bridges exhibit

02-03-2024 11:00 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A soldier’s letter from 1865, written on an original government flyer announcing the Emancipation Proclamation to cities and plantations across Texas, is being unveiled as part of an expanded Ancestral Bridges exhibit opening at Amherst...


Probation for 2 in UMass procurement fraud case

02-03-2024 10:58 AM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — A long-running case against two men accused of conspiring to defraud the University of Massachusetts through an environmental remediation company in which they both had an interest ended Wednesday with the men admitting to sufficient...


UMass profs picked for new state climate science panel

02-03-2024 10:56 AM

By EMILEE KLEIN

AMHERST — Three faculty members at the University of Massachusetts are joining the state’s new Climate Science Advisory Panel, a group of 21 experts who will attempt to bridge the communication and knowledge gap between policymakers and scientists....


Amherst native opens area’s first indoor skatepark

02-03-2024 10:53 AM

By MADDIE FABIAN

EASTHAMPTON — On the ground floor of Eastworks, a converted old mill that now houses artists, writers and nonprofits, a different type of tenant can be found — one where its customers practice “ollies” and “grinds,” “pop shove-its” and “kickflips.”...



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