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Around Amherst: Nonprofit gifts $40K to Affordable Housing Trust
07-24-2024 11:10 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A nonprofit organization that has long supported efforts to provide housing for low- and moderate-income individuals, and helped launch the town’s first overnight emergency homeless shelter in 2009, is making a donation to the Amherst...

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Amherst Town Council rejects candidate over tilt toward abutters
07-17-2024 9:31 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Written and oral comments from a resident indicating she would prioritize views of abutters when decisions are made by the Planning Board, and might bring a confrontational relationship toward the University of Massachusetts, have cost her a...


Herrell’s Ice Cream to open pop-up shop in North Amherst this summer
07-17-2024 9:31 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Herrell’s Ice Cream, a mainstay on Old South Street at Thorne’s Marketplace in downtown Northampton, will be opening a pop-up shop in the North Square at the Mill District in North Amherst by the end of July, with plans to have a permanent...


Hadley Route 9 project finish expected in spring 2026
07-17-2024 9:31 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — The $26.2 million project to widen Route 9 from the town center east to the intersection of North and South Maple streets remains on track to be completed by spring 2026.The expected finish date for the work on the state highway is April...


Around Amherst: North Amherst Library will replace church as polling site
07-17-2024 9:31 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — The North Amherst Library, which reopened to the public earlier this year, will be the new in-person polling location for voters in Precinct 1A, beginning with the state primary in September.Acting on a request from Town Clerk Susan Audette,...


$2M in historic tax credits for Jones Library expansion off the table
07-17-2024 9:29 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Around $2 million in historic tax credits sought for the $46.1 million expansion and renovation of the Jones Library will not be available after the project was deemed ineligible by the Massachusetts Historical Commission, whose staff are...


Pakistani scholars in UMass program revel in multi-layered learning
07-17-2024 9:28 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Being on the University of Massachusetts campus for nearly a month, her first experience outside her native Pakistan, Mahan Aslam has found Americans courteous in not bothering her when she’s not wearing a traditional headscarf.“In the U.S.,...


Working group to examine future of money-losing Cherry Hill Golf Course in Amherst
07-17-2024 9:28 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A working group may soon be formed to examine the future of a public golf course in North Amherst that has long relied on municipal funding to remain solvent, even though memberships, greens fees and assorted other revenues are supposed to...


Cost-saving push for Jones project keeps library entrance but scraps other interior preservation
07-17-2024 9:25 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Upon completion of the $46.1 million expansion and renovation of the Jones Library in 2026, the building’s main entrance, with the formal staircase rising three floors and Philippine walnut and mahogany woodwork gracing the walls, would...


Hampshire College cuts 29 jobs in effort to save $2.7M in expenses
07-11-2024 8:54 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Restructuring at Hampshire College will eliminate about 29 non-faculty staff positions, or 9% of the college’s workforce, saving about $2.7 million in operating costs, according to officials at the Amherst campus.“The changes are grounded in...


Bids sought for new K-5 elementary school in Amherst
07-11-2024 8:54 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A municipal advertisement is seeking bids from general contractors interested in constructing the planned $97.5 million, net-zero energy elementary school building next to the existing Fort River Elementary School at 70 South East St.The...


Drive-thru coffee, drinks shop pitched for front of Mountain Farms Mall
07-11-2024 8:54 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A drive-thru shop offering coffee, infused energy drinks, Italian sodas, smoothies, teas and milkshakes is being proposed for a vacant, mostly wooded parcel on Route 9 in front of Mountain Farms Mall.Plans for 7 Brew Coffee, brought before...


Around Amherst: Crocker Farm earns national Welcoming Schools Seal
07-11-2024 8:54 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Crocker Farm School’s Amherst Early Education Center recently became one of 35 schools across the country to earn the Human Rights Campaign’s Welcoming Schools Seal of Excellence, where work over the past three years is honoring family...


Amherst firefighters raise alarm over 2-person response to night blaze
07-11-2024 8:54 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A late-night fire in downtown Amherst, during which only one career firefighter/paramedic was available to extinguish the blaze, is prompting the union representing town firefighting staff to renew its longstanding appeal for enhanced...


$1.4M coming to region for trail work in six communities
07-11-2024 8:53 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

NORTHAMPTON — More than $1.4 million in MassTrail state grants are heading to six communities in the region for projects ranging from an accessible trail system at the former Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Amherst to additional work on a sensory trail...


Alternatives sought as reparations funding from cannabis tax dwindles in Amherst
07-11-2024 8:46 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A plan to provide $2 million over 10 years toward municipal reparations initiatives, such as programs for youth or first-time homebuyers, could be stymied by the anticipated drying up of tax revenue associated with cannabis sales in Amherst...


E. coli closes Puffer’s Pond for at least a week
07-05-2024 7:41 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Puffer’s Pond is being closed to swimming after high levels of E. coli bacteria were measured in the water in the latest round of water analysis testing.After being closed for several weeks at the end of last summer due to the same concerns...


Amherst councilors wary of road funds fall-off in 2025 capital budget
07-05-2024 7:39 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — As $2.75 million in road and sidewalk projects continue throughout town this summer, members of the Town Council are worried that there will be significantly less financial resources available in 2025 to resurface streets and fix...


Amherst Regional track project heads to bid, though money still short
07-05-2024 7:39 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — While a preferred $3.36 million overhaul of the track and field at Amherst Regional High School remains $932,175 short of what is needed to begin the work, the Regional School Committee is supporting putting the project out to bid, with much...


Amherst Town Council clears regional schools budget hike one-time funds and warning
07-05-2024 7:39 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Even as members of the Town Council acknowledge frustrations over the size of the Amherst-Pelham Regional schools assessment increase, and the need to use one-time American Rescue Plan Act money to cover a portion of the obligation, a $35.27...


Funding drive collects $300K for Hadley Elementary School playground makeover
07-05-2024 7:39 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — With plastic pieces breaking off the slides and rust creating instability in the main bolts holding together some play structures on the Hadley Elementary School playground, a portion of the play space has been roped off, keeping children...

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