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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


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


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


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


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


 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


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


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


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...

Amherst Regional School Committee looks to launch financial sustainability panel
06-18-2024 12:11 PM


AMHERST — A fiscal sustainability committee that will undertake strategic planning and identify potential cost savings and new revenue sources for the Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools is being established by the Regional School Committee.Even though...

Columnist Razvan Sibii: Either respect U.S. immigration law or admit you don’t really care
06-17-2024 6:05 PM


Earlier this month, the White House put out a “Fact Sheet” meant to explain President Biden’s latest immigration-related executive action, which orders American authorities to drastically limit many immigrants’ ability to make their case for asylum...

Patricia Ramsey: What does a recession look like?
06-17-2024 6:04 PM

According to polls, the majority of Americans believe we are in a deep recession. Huh? What are they seeing?Do they personally know many people actively seeking employment and coming up empty? Do they see long lines at hiring events? Are they looking...

UMass launches task force in wake of spring protests, will also review police activity
06-17-2024 4:33 PM


AMHERST — UMass Amherst Chancellor Javier Reyes has announced the creation of a Campus Demonstration Policy Task Force and an independent review of police activity on campus following events this spring that lead to more than 100 arrests on campus...

Janine Roberts: Unraveling my white supremacist history
06-16-2024 8:56 PM


There were rumors that my Roberts great-grandparents were enslavers in Culpeper County, Virginia. I began researching them before a 2023 southern road trip with a friend of 50 years, Delores Brown. Exploring Georgia, where she lived as a child with...

David Sloviter: Jones Library board must go
06-16-2024 8:54 PM

The board of the Jones Library must step down and take the director and the inept over-compensated fundraisers with them. The newest decision to use endowment funds money to make the proposed expansion work is irresponsible and inappropriate in the...

Guest columnists Austin Sarat and Sharon Sharry: Why Jones Library expansion remains best option
06-14-2024 3:52 PM


 The Jones Library trustees remain convinced that the proposed library renovation and expansion project represents the right vision for Amherst’s main library. This vision has been repeatedly endorsed by town residents and their government. Put...

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