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Lorna Ritz: Fire in the neighborhood
02-01-2023 9:34 AM

Every evening I go for a sunset walk. On Saturday, I put my jacket and gloves on, but when I went out my front door, my eyes were telling me something too extraordinary to take in. The house across the street from me was on fire. I ran for the phone...


Mary Hayden Hall: People and the planet
01-25-2023 10:56 AM

Every human life is precious. And that is why it is so very tragic that so many people subsist in unbearable conditions. Just yesterday, I listened to a story on public radio about Nigeria, where it seems most everyone is trying to leave the country....


Stephen Armstrong: House Speakership
01-16-2023 10:44 AM

Two years ago, a crowd of hysterical insurrectionists stormed the Capitol to block the counting of electoral votes. Taking their cue from Trump, 147 distempered Republicans voted to throw a valid election into Never-Never Land. Five police officers...


Elizabeth Vierling: Consistency needed when vetting development 
01-16-2023 10:44 AM

I would like to compliment the Amherst Planning Board and staff on their discussion at the Jan. 4, 2023 meeting of the development by ServiceNet of transitional housing on Belchertown Road. The staff and board engaged in consideration of landscaping...


Gavin J. Grant: Town needs less armed police 
01-06-2023 12:06 PM

I’m writing in response to Amherst Police Chief Scott Livingstone’s comment — in reporter Scott Merzbach’s story “Police staffing woes hit department morale” (Gazette, Dec. 26) — that “The most dangerous thing for a community is a police department...


Scottie Faerber: Grateful for Cooley Dickinson Hospital
01-06-2023 12:06 PM

“Kindness is the beginning of healing.” The words of my transport worker at Cooley Dickinson Hospital as he delivered me to my husband’s car after a 3-day stay for treatment and a minor surgical procedure. We are so blessed in the valley to have such...


Amanda Alix: Two sides to Shutesbury Library story
01-06-2023 12:05 PM

I was present at the meeting on which the recent Amherst Bulletin and Gazette article, “Officials may limit access to library site,” is based and find it so full of inaccuracies that it should be retracted. To wit: The subtitle, “Encounter between...


Michael Diamond: Town needs to finish Amethyst Brook bridge 
01-04-2023 11:33 AM

The rebuilding of the main bridge at Amethyst Brook has been stalled for many months. The main bridge, leading to all paths, was destroyed during an epic storm in 2017, during which trees and 500-pound ice boulders were swept down stream, crushing the...


Guest columnist Gary Bernhard: The spirit of party 
01-04-2023 11:32 AM

By GARY BERNHARD

We live in an age of profound political division. The two major parties are so far apart that they spend most of their time excoriating each other instead of working through their differences to develop legislation that benefits all the people, the...

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