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Guest columnist Susie Mosher: Disability activists also oppose aid in dying
12-15-2023 11:20 AM

By SUSIE MOSHER

The article “Bill seeks to give terminally ill options” published in the Gazette on Oct. 23 gave a slanted report on the public hearing held at the State House on Oct. 20. From reading the article one would be led to believe opponents of the Medical...


Guest columnist Musbah Shaheen: Empathy needed to see others’ trials
12-09-2023 1:15 PM

By MUSBAH SHAHEEN

‘I feel scared being a Jew,” said my friend as we debriefed the war in the Middle East. As a Muslim who was raised in Syria and was fed from a very young age political anti-Israeli and antisemitic propaganda, I often refrained from commenting on the...


Guest columnist Jonathan Klate: Are we equal to the love required?
11-22-2023 6:07 PM

By JONATHAN KLATE

I am a Jew.My father and all of my grandparents emigrated from the pale of settlement in Eastern Europe, as did my wife’s Jewish father. It was difficult to know where they lived exactly and for how long; Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, Hungary, Belarus …...


Guest columnist Ilana Redstone: Trapped by our certainty
09-14-2023 11:06 AM

By ILANA REDSTONE

I haven’t lived in Amherst in many years, but the crisis with the School Committee has drawn me back in.I grew up in Amherst. This was in the 1980s (ARHS class of 1990) so a few things have changed since then, of course. Mr. Saulsberry doesn’t teach...


Columnist Russ Vernon-Jones: Bright spots — Celebrate local progress on climate change
08-25-2023 7:13 PM

By RUSS VERNON-JONES

The climate news has been especially brutal recently — both locally and globally. While it’s important to face how bad things are, I think it is wise to also put our attention on good climate news wherever we can find it. Here are some of the local...


Guest columnist Amanda Alix: Spare forests when siting solar
08-21-2023 11:10 AM

By AMANDA ALIX

Dan Winslow’s melodramatic guest column for the Amherst Bulletin and Daily Hampshire Gazette casts Shutesbury as the villain and W.D. Cowls Inc., and Amp (now PureSky) Energy as the victims vis-a-vis the lawsuit filed by Cowls and Amp claiming the...


Guest columnists Courtney Meyer, Carolyn Holstein, Emma Dragon and Dan Regish: Let’s save Russell School 
08-02-2023 6:52 PM

By COURTNEY MEYER,CAROLYN HOLSTEIN,EMMA DRAGON and DAN REGISH

The future of Hadley’s iconic Russell School building is at stake. Will the town invest in this historic building? Residents resoundingly push for yes.This one-of-a-kind 1894 Italianate structure functioned as Hopkins Academy from 1894 to 1909 and...


Guest columnist Andy Morris-Friedman: The price of freedom?
07-27-2023 7:47 PM

By ANDY MORRIS-FRIEDMAN

This Fourth of July really got off with a bang. Most importantly it’s the anniversary (OK, maybe not most importantly) of my own marriage to my long-suffering wife. Each year I give her flowers with a sympathy card saying, “Stuck with me for another...


Guest columnist Dan Winslow: Wrongly blocking solar in Shutesbury
07-27-2023 7:42 PM

By DAN WINSLOW

The good news is that Massachusetts state law prioritizes the development of solar energy facilities by zoning protections that limit undue interference by local governments. The better news is that Massachusetts has more than enough potential solar...


Guest columnist Sarah Matthews: FirstLight sweeping public comment aside
07-06-2023 12:35 PM

By SARAH MATTHEWS

An opinion piece was recently published in this paper by an executive at FirstLight Power, the company that owns the Turners Falls Dam and Northfield Pumped Storage Hydropower Station [“Setting the record straight on flows and fish passage...


Columnist Johanna Neumann: Solar on warehouses should be next big step
06-28-2023 8:02 PM

By JOHANNA NEUMANN

In the wee hours of the morning of April 14, when it was forecast to be a record-crushing 95 degrees, I met my intern Erica in the parking lot of the Big Y in Palmer. Together, we carpooled to Somerset, on Massachusetts’ south coast for a 9 a.m....


Guest Column: Standing up to Republican effort to ban books
05-15-2023 11:10 AM

By U.S. REP. JIM MCGOVERN

House Republicans recently brought to the floor H.R. 5 — a bill I call the “politics over parents” act, which would supercharge book bans like the ones Gov. Ron DeSantis has imposed on Florida and bring them to states across America, including here to...


Guest columnists Christi Payne and Greg Darms: Our great appreciation for an improbably exceptional library
05-15-2023 11:07 AM

By CHRISTI PAYNE and GREG DARMS

My husband and I moved to New England from Oregon five years ago, not knowing for sure where we would end up, and fortuitously landed in Shutesbury. We could not have chosen better than this forested rural hilltown we now call home.One of the very...


Guest columnist Randy Kehler: War, taxes, democracy, and me
05-03-2023 8:28 PM

By RANDY KEHLER

My partner Betsy and I have often been referred to, usually derisively, as “tax resisters,” or “tax refusers,” which implies that we are people who refuse to pay all taxes, across the board. In fact, we’ve always paid all of our state and local taxes....


Guest columnist Weston Dripps: 
05-03-2023 8:26 PM

By WESTON DRIPPS

I feel compelled to offer a few key facts relevant to the April 7 guest column, “Amherst College’s tree problem” [Gazette] that didn’t make it into the article. The piece suggested that sustainability isn’t top of mind when it comes to the college’s...


Guest columnists Rebecca Fricke and Meg Gage: Envisioning Amherst’s new elementary school
05-01-2023 11:22 AM

By REBECCA FRICKE and MEG GAGE

Classrooms infused with daylight and fresh air, small group learning spaces, a positive learning environment for children of all backgrounds and abilities. This is our vision for the new Amherst elementary school building, and we hope you will join us...


Guest columnist Britt Crow-Miller: Amherst College’s tree problem
04-05-2023 7:51 PM

By BRITT CROW-MILLER

As an Amherst resident living in a residential neighborhood where all but a few properties are owned directly by Amherst College, I am deeply concerned with how Amherst College manages its off-campus property when it comes to trees.The Amherst College...


Guest columnists Matt Holloway and Kursten Holabird: Building for our future
03-31-2023 8:22 PM

By KURSTEN HOLABIRD and MATT HOLLOWAY

May 2, 2023 is an important date for the future of Amherst. On that date, voters will go to the polls with the chance to steer our community onto a positive and progressive path by voting “yes” for a new consolidated elementary school building. (Early...


Linda Hillenbrand: UMass job scene
03-16-2023 7:20 PM

UMass wants to privatize more than 100 jobs. Imagine having to reapply to a job you’ve had for 20 years. As a 29-plus year employee at UMass and witness to the anti-union sentiment for all those years, I can confidently state that if it took 20 years...


Columnist J.M. Sorrell: Woke women, loud and proud
03-16-2023 7:19 PM

Happy Women’s History Month! This year’s theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories” (nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org). Throughout the year, the National Women’s History Alliance is highlighting storytellers, writers, journalists, playwrights...

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