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‘It’s not kind to me’: Broken elevator causing issues at Amherst Senior Center
04-01-2024 11:50 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Mostly homebound during the pandemic, Robert Mitton has made it a point to return to the Amherst Senior Center recently, dropping by the Bangs Community Center building on a regular basis to play games, socialize with friends and participate...


Amherst seeks roundabout near UMass campus
04-01-2024 11:50 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Plans for a roundabout to replace the signalized intersection at University Drive and Amity Street, a major gateway to the University of Massachusetts, are moving forward.The Town Council recently voted to ask its Town Services and Outreach...


Collective Power lands $1M for reproductive rights work
04-01-2024 11:50 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Collective Power for Reproductive Justice, based on the Hampshire College campus, recently received a $1 million grant from Yield Giving, a foundation created by philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.The organization, founded in 1981 as the Civil...


Three candidates in running for Amherst superintendent
04-01-2024 11:50 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Three educators, two who work in Massachusetts and the other in the Virgin Islands, are finalists to become the next superintendent for the Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional schools.The Superintendent Search Committee on Tuesday...


Shutesbury library lands $10K accessibility grant
04-01-2024 11:45 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

SHUTESBURY — A project to improve accessibility for patrons at the current Shutesbury library and the new library building that will break ground in June is being supported by a $10,000 grant from the American Library Association.Library Director Mary...


Amherst selects finalists for police chief, will meet public next week
04-01-2024 11:40 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — An Amherst police captain who has been the department’s temporary police chief since last May and a Chelmsford police lieutenant who has led the department’s wellness division are finalists to become the next chief for the Amherst Police...


Amherst regional school board reaches for $1M add to budget
03-24-2024 2:17 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A $35.75 million fiscal year 2025 budget for the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District that preserves 14 educator positions at the middle and high schools, but requires each of the four district towns to more than double their projected...


Amherst councilors accused of racism, disrespect over heated meeting on cease-fire
03-24-2024 2:17 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Even with Town Council adopting a resolution calling for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war, supporters of the measure are calling for apologies from some councilors and anti-racism training because of their actions at that March 4...


30-home affordable complex in Amherst gets go-ahead
03-24-2024 2:17 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — An affordable housing development giving 30 families an opportunity to own their own homes is on track to be constructed over the next few years after receiving a comprehensive permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals, with a condition that,...


Three finalists in running for Amherst Regional Middle School principal
03-24-2024 2:17 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Amherst Regional Middle School’s dean of students and administrators at middle schools in New Bedford and Wrentham are finalists to become principal at the middle school, a position that has been filled on an interim basis this school year...


Amherst housing trust wants $1.1M in cash in lieu of 3 affordable units at downtown development
03-24-2024 2:17 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Members of the Amherst Municipal Affordable Housing Trust are recommending that a developer proposing a mixed-use building at 45-55 South Pleasant St. be allowed to donate more than $1 million to the trust fund instead of setting aside three...


Around Amherst: Woman’s Club Flower Show heralds spring
03-24-2024 2:15 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Spring’s arrival is being celebrated by the Amherst Woman’s Club, which is holding its annual Flower Show and Sale on Saturday at the Hills Memorial Club House, 35 Triangle St.The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature classic...


Hadley nearing settlement over campers dispute along Connecticut River
03-24-2024 2:15 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HADLEY — A Land Court lawsuit in which a Holyoke resident is seeking to overturn a Zoning Board of Appeals decision preventing him from parking five campers at a long-used campsite along the Connecticut River appears to be nearing a resolution that...


Can you get there from here? Online tool tracks how reach to food pantries and stores without a car — or not
03-24-2024 2:02 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

NORTHAMPTON — Food and other necessities can be found at the Goshen General Store on Route 9. For low-income individuals in Goshen and surrounding communities, the Hilltown Food Pantry, at the nearby Town Office Building, distributes food every...


Reimagining the Hampshire Mall: UMass architecture students share their visions
03-24-2024 2:01 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — What would Hampshire Mall’s expansive 33-acre property off Route 9 in Hadley look like as mostly a housing complex? A class of budding architects and landscape architects at the University of Amherst have spent the last couple of months...


Plan advances to overhaul nuisance property bylaw in Amherst
03-14-2024 3:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Town officials would be empowered to work with property owners to coordinate corrective action plans when their properties receive three nuisance property infractions in a year under a revised nuisance property bylaw being proposed.The...


Retired Holyoke firefighter picked to lead Amherst police alternative CRESS
03-14-2024 3:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A retired Holyoke firefighter who has worked as a licensed clinical social worker is being appointed as the director of the Community Responders for Equity, Safety and Service department, pending review by the Town Council.Camille Theriaque...


Dozens charged during pre-St. Pat’s college revelry in Amherst
03-14-2024 3:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A large amount of alcohol consumption, a handful of altercations and complaints of public urination led to criminal charges being brought against more than 50 college-age people participating in pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebrations Saturday...


Around Amherst: Councilor, business owner honored at Springfield Mask-Off Day
03-14-2024 3:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — An Amherst town councilor and an Amherst business owner recently earned recognition from a regional organization at its inaugural celebration of Black culture and the African diaspora, held in Springfield.At Mask Off Day 2024 on March 2, At...


Last look at old library: Amherst’s Jones giving tours through March
03-14-2024 3:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Final opportunities for patrons to get an inside look at both the original 1928 Jones Library building and its 1990s addition, before work commences on an expansion and renovation project at the 43 Amity St. site this spring, are taking...

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