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Amherst School Committee to decide in May when sixth graders will move to middle school
03-03-2024 1:47 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — The Amherst School Committee could decide in May when the town’s sixth graders will move to the Amherst Regional Middle School, and whether they might be accompanied by sixth graders from the other three towns that make up the current grades...


Superintendent warns of 20 staff cuts in Amherst-Pelham regional schools
02-23-2024 9:56 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Even with Amherst officials signaling a commitment to increase the town’s financial obligation to the Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools, around 20 staff members, including classroom teachers and paraeducators, could be eliminated at the middle...


Amherst chamber boss Pazmany to step down
02-08-2024 8:42 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — In a region where most businesses are small, with 20 or fewer employees, having an organization to advocate on their behalf, help market them and assist them through unforeseen challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic is critical, says Amherst...


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 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...


Cydnie Reiman: State flag should showcase beaver
02-03-2024 10:55 AM

After reading the Jan. 9 Gazette article [“State reckons with its history”], I decided to write with my idea of a component for the new state flag.The beaver. The beaver has always been important to Massachusetts (as well as the rest of New England)....


Thomas Doubleday: Why Trump stays on ballot
02-03-2024 10:55 AM

I find it very interesting that an attorney such as John Bonifaz, who is supposed to be versed on constitutional rights, thinks it is OK to skirt amendments such as the Fifth, which states that everyone is afforded the right to a fair trial and the...


Amherst teen faces drug-related charges after Pelham traffic stop
01-25-2024 11:08 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

PELHAM — An Amherst teenager with around $10,000 worth of cannabis- and flavored nicotine-related products, including vape cartridges and edibles, is facing a series of drug-related charges following a traffic stop on Route 202 Thursday afternoon,...


Amherst Regional School Committee meeting roiled over principal pick
01-22-2024 10:43 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — An internal choice to become the new interim principal at Amherst Regional Middle School no longer wants the position following a tense Regional School Committee meeting on Tuesday in which a parent of a student who was repeatedly bullied at...


Boosters reach goal for ARHS track, but project with turf field still $1M short
01-22-2024 10:43 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A $4.74 million project to rebuild and reorient the high school track and field is receiving significant financial support from families, individuals and businesses who have contributed to the Amherst Hurricane Boosters’ fundraising...


Amherst Regional superintendent search begins with public input sessions
01-22-2024 10:43 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Amherst, Pelham, Shutesbury and Leverett residents are being invited to offer thoughts for the ongoing superintendent search for the Amherst-Pelham Regional, Amherst and Pelham district schools at six community input sessions, the first of...


Boosters reach goal for ARHS track, but project with turf field still $1M short
01-11-2024 11:45 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A $4.74 million project to rebuild and reorient the high school track and field is receiving significant financial support from families, individuals and businesses who have contributed to the Amherst Hurricane Boosters’ fundraising...


State to cover more than one-third of Amherst’s $19M Centennial water treatment plant project
01-05-2024 9:10 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — More than one-third of the almost $19 million cost to Amherst for rebuilding the Centennial water treatment plant in Pelham is being covered directly by the state through principal forgiveness on two loans.Town officials announced on Dec. 28...


Timeline for Amherst’s sixth grade move up in the air 
01-02-2024 10:35 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Beginning in either fall 2025 or fall 2026, sixth graders at Amherst’s three elementary schools will be relocating to the Amherst Regional Middle School.But even after extensive planning was previously completed for a move that was supposed...


Wendi Weinberg: Contemplating what is possible
01-02-2024 10:32 AM

I happen to be living in a time when now I know what deep fear feels like. It is possible that 2024 could be our last election … if a want-to-be dictator takes over the White House and disassembles the structure of governing I’ve known all my...


Preliminary budget for Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools shows $1.9M gap
12-26-2023 11:05 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Various adjustments and cost savings totaling $1.9 million may be necessary before a fiscal year 2025 operating budget for the Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools can be adopted by the four member towns, according to school officials.“It is...


Amherst middle school science teacher gone without explanation
12-26-2023 11:05 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — An Amherst Regional Middle School science teacher placed on leave in November, putting instruction of her students in limbo, appears to have lost her job, even after appeals from parents and the teachers union that she be allowed to...


State attorney general’s office rejects parts of Pelham’s solar bylaws
12-15-2023 11:28 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

PELHAM — The state attorney general’s office is rejecting portions of an amended solar electric bylaw adopted by voters at annual Town Meeting in May, including requiring mitigation for loss of carbon sequestration and forest habitat and prohibiting...


Amherst’s interim superintendent defends HR consultant after union calls for resignation
12-15-2023 11:28 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — The regional school district’s interim superintendent is defending the work of a human resources consultant as critical for the district during a tumultuous time, responding to a demand from the school union that she resign.Last Thursday,...


Amherst Regional School Committee restarting middle school principal search
12-15-2023 11:28 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A search process for a permanent Amherst Regional Middle School principal that failed last spring when both finalists withdrew, including a candidate who had completed a public interview and was invited for a site visit, will resume in the...

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