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Guest columnist David M Kotz: Understanding the Ukraine war
06-25-2024 7:13 PM

By DAVID M. KOTZ

 Most of the reporting about the Ukraine war in the American mass media paints Russia as the aggressor and Ukraine as the victim. The war is characterized as one between democracy and dictatorship, between rule of law and rule by the strongest.That is...


Jan Norris: Democratic Party not so hot
06-25-2024 6:44 PM

So, as usual, the Gazette has printed several opinion pieces critical of the Republican Party while praising the outstanding job Joe Biden has done over the last four years, and I understand the Gazette rarely prints opinions that are critical of...


The lingering effects of long COVID: Domb hosts second briefing on the topic
06-25-2024 6:33 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

It knocked Netia McCray out of work for two years, and it took all of that time for doctors to give her an official diagnosis — she was suffering from long COVID.McCray, the director of Mbadika, a Boston nonprofit that provides resources for students...


Grant will make Five College language learning resources available to thousands
06-25-2024 6:33 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

For students attending the five colleges of the Pioneer Valley, studying of foreign languages such as Spanish, French or Chinese has always been a sought after subject. But what if a student wants to study the national language of Kazakhstan? Or one...


Amherst council backs $551K savings study for Jones expansion project
06-25-2024 2:51 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A Boston architect will develop various cost savings for the $46.1 million planned expansion and renovation of the Jones Library, in advance of the project going back out to bid for a general contractor later this year.At its June 17...


A blooming movement: Pollinator gardens proliferate as homeowners, others look to create ecosystems on their properties
06-24-2024 5:36 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

FLORENCE — Morey Phippen and Brian Adams’ yard looks nothing like the traditional blanket of green grass associated with suburban lawns.Instead, bumblebees and butterflies bob and weave around her destined for the nearby foxglove, pink primrose, red...


Around Amherst: Grant will help assess accessibility for historic Strong House
06-24-2024 10:35 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A $30,000 Cultural Facilities Fund grant is going to the Amherst Historical Society to create an access plan and conditions assessment for the 1750s Simeon Strong House at 67 Amity St.The Historical Society, aiming to make one of the oldest...


Martin Miller: Jones Library project not an either-or proposition
06-21-2024 2:42 PM

Thank you, Austin Sarat and Sharon Sharry, for your leadership and concise, accurate and rational guest column “Why Jones expansion remains best option” [Gazette, June 15]. And thank you to the professional staff and the many volunteers who have...


‘Janet Planet’ comes into orbit: Annie Baker’s debut film, about to open in Valley, features performances and input from some area residents
06-21-2024 10:36 AM

By STEVE PFARRER

After generating some local news in 2022 when scenes were filmed in a number of locations around the Valley, “Janet Planet,” the debut film by celebrated playwright Annie Baker, is set to make its debut in Amherst and Greenfield on June 27.The movie,...


Colorful visions from Brazil: Eric Carle Museum hosts first U.S. exhibit of Brazilian artist and children’s author Roger Mello
06-20-2024 4:56 PM

STEVE PFARRER

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has displayed the work of dozens and dozens — or more likely hundreds — of illustrators and writers over the years, in solo exhibits and group shows.Among them have been a fair number of artists from other...


Columnist Russ Vernon-Jones: A turning point in human history?
06-20-2024 3:31 PM

By RUSS VERNON-JONES

Will we be able to pass a livable world on to future generations? Given the climate emergency, is there hope for the future?Whether we want to think about climate change or not, most of us care about the answers to these questions. New polling data...


Ira Bryck: Stop the non-starter Jones Library expansion
06-20-2024 3:29 PM

I urge the Town Council to support the motion by Cathy Schoen, to stop the library project by telling the town manager to not sign a contract with FAA architects, so that there will not be another $500,000-plus spent on more “value engineering” to...


Amherst earns another AA+ bond rating from S&P
06-20-2024 9:33 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Amherst is maintaining a AA+ stable bond rating from analysts at Standard & Poors Global Rating Services, ensuring that relatively low interest rates will remain in effect as the town takes on borrowing costs for various projects.Town...


Guest columnist Ken Rosenthal: Expensive obstacles for library contractor
06-19-2024 5:16 PM

By KEN ROSENTHAL

 The Jones Library in Amherst received just one unaffordably high bid for its renovation plans. It is now applying “value engineering,” hoping that a redesign and changes in materials will bring more bids at lower prices. That is an expensive effort...


Amherst Historical Society enlists first executive director since 2011
06-19-2024 4:44 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — For the first time since 2011, the Amherst Historical Society will have an executive director overseeing the nonprofit’s work in the community, including maintaining and improving the 1750s-era Simeon Strong House at 67 Amity St.Liz Larson,...


Hampshire College to cut benefits as enrollment for next school year comes in below projections
06-19-2024 4:32 PM

By EMILEE KLEIN

AMHERST — Responding to fall enrollment numbers that are lower than anticipated, Hampshire College plans to temporarily freeze retirement contributions for all employees and cut salaries for senior staff members next school year to meet the college’s...


Child porn case against former state police captain from Amherst inches ahead
06-19-2024 3:12 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

NORTHAMPTON — Legal proceedings in the case of a retired State Police detective captain accused of eight counts of possessing and distributing child sexual abuse material have moved slowly since charges were first brought.Francis Hart, 64, was...


Evan Naismith: Democrats must reclaim the Stars and Stripes
06-18-2024 7:57 PM

Two decades ago, Republicans harnessed American symbols to secure George W. Bush a second term, persuading voters that supporting him equated to backing the nation and its troops. Through ubiquitous stars and stripes branding, they cemented their...


Claire Cocco: Supporting our future leaders
06-18-2024 7:57 PM

Thank you to the Gazette for featuring the wonderful Amherst Regional High School graduating class of 2024 in your June 10 issue. The educators and clerical staff of the Amherst Pelham Education Association are excited to highlight the achievements of...


Paul Kaplan: Kudos to Tolley Jones and others
06-18-2024 7:57 PM

I am writing to express my appreciation for columnist Tolley Jones, but also for all your regular columnists. Facing what we all know are limited resources, you consistently present compelling journalism on your opinion page. The latest example is...

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