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Amherst to take critical look at Cherry Hill Golf Course amid financial woes
05-12-2017 12:39 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A sizable shortfall in the projected revenues for Cherry Hill Golf Course is prompting Town Manager Paul Bockelman to pledge to make its operations a major focus of a strategic plan centered on town recreation.Financial figures presented to...


Amherst to dedicate Civil War monument in West Cemetery to family of black soldiers
05-10-2017 3:35 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A recently installed monument at West Cemetery honoring a family of black soldiers who fought for the Union during the Civil War will be dedicated Saturday afternoon.The memorial, which also serves as a gravestone for the final resting place...


Amherst TM approves sanctuary community bylaw
05-08-2017 11:52 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — By an overwhelming majority, Town Meeting on Monday declared Amherst a sanctuary community, ensuring what supporters say will mean better protection of civil rights for all residents.At the fifth session of annual Town Meeting, members voted...


Jones Library costs likely underestimated
05-05-2017 11:32 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — With potential costs for deferred maintenance at the Jones Library likely significantly higher than estimates included in a report released this week, library officials said Thursday that pursuing a state grant for an expansion and...


AG: Committee broke Open Meeting Law several times
05-05-2017 12:04 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — The Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee violated the state’s Open Meeting Law several times last summer during negotiations with former Superintendent Maria Geryk prior to her departure, the attorney general’s office said this week.In a...


Amherst TM takes action on elementary schools
05-04-2017 12:26 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Town Meeting on Wednesday set in motion a process that could lead to eventual improvements to the 1970s-era Wildwood and Fort River elementary schools.Following three unsuccessful votes to authorize borrowing for a $66.37 million project...


UMass student dies in off-campus home, no foul play suspected
05-03-2017 2:57 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A University of Massachusetts sophomore from Springfield died at an off-campus home in North Amherst Friday evening.Dillinger Perez, 19, was majoring in history in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and was also an active member of the...


Boys ultimate: Amherst displays pedigree in dominant win over Northampton
05-02-2017 11:54 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

NORTHAMPTON — Not all rebellions succeed.The Northampton boys ultimate team has framed its clashes with Amherst Regional as battling an evil empire for the past few years. The Blue Devils felt they were close to achieving that goal after leading the...


Daffodil Run draws 1,000 to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters
05-01-2017 11:24 AM

By JACK SUNTRUP

AMHERST — Apryl Sabadosa was the first woman to finish a 5-kilometer race in Amherst Sunday — and she did it barefoot.Well, not technically. She wore two socks on each foot. Sabadosa, 33, of Westfield, crossed the finish line in 18 minutes and 2...


Goldstein-Rose pushes for battery testing facility in western Mass
04-28-2017 11:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

A battery testing facility in western Massachusetts that supports clean energy technology and combats climate change would help both grow the economy and protect the environment. At least that’s what state Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose, D-Amherst,...


A vision come true: John P. Musante Health Center breaks ground downtown
04-28-2017 10:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — On a Friday morning in September 2015, an announcement of $1 million in federal funding ensured that a community health center, in the heart of Amherst, would one day serve residents’ medical, dental and behavioral health needs, no matter...


Amherst TM OKs extra $60,000 for social service agencies
04-28-2017 12:11 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Social service agencies could be in line for $60,000 in municipal aid following a decision by Town Meeting to reinsert the funding into the town budget.By voice vote at the second session of annual Town Meeting Thursday, members added the...


Editorial: Rower’s commitment aids John P. Musante Health Center in Amherst
04-27-2017 9:46 PM

Honoring a friend while testing his own endurance motivates Jim Brassord to row 1,400 miles along the eastern seaboard to support the new John P. Musante Health Center in Amherst.Brassord’s quest is particularly impressive because — except for the...


Coffee flap in Amherst: Damaged Starbucks sign gets town manager’s attention, tweet
04-27-2017 1:20 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Walking through downtown Amherst several times a week, Town Manager Paul Bockelman has noticed the damage to the two-sided circular sign depicting the logo for Starbucks, exposing an empty interior where lights would normally illuminate the...


Amherst Town Meeting debates adding Fire Department staff
04-27-2017 12:34 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A Fire Department staffing study that is not yet complete raised concerns from Town Meeting members about whether medical and fire calls can be adequately handled.David Clooney, a firefighter who represents Precinct 3, told the first session...


Amherst TM kicks off Wednesday with bevy of issues
04-25-2017 11:50 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — An effort to make Amherst a sanctuary community for undocumented immigrants, an appeal to launch an investigation into possible impeachment of President Trump and a resolution seeking to limit the influence of money on political campaigns...


Amherst Select Board backs Jones expansion, urges TM to advance library project
04-25-2017 3:27 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST —  A project to expand and renovate the Jones Library, which comes before annual Town Meeting that begins Wednesday, is being endorsed by the Select Board.The board Monday voted unanimously that the elected trustees for the library should be...


Peters World Maps transfer the 3D globe to a flat surface
04-24-2017 4:00 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Classrooms in Boston’s public schools will soon be using world maps that show land masses of correct size, supplementing what school officials view as traditional, Eurocentric centuries-old maps that depict Africa and Greenland as equals,...


Despite safety improvements, recent fires prove cigarettes still a hazard
04-23-2017 10:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

NORTHAMPTON — Authorities have attributed the start of a bevy of recent fires to smoking materials, but almost all cigarettes are designed to self-extinguish, as per a long-standing state law.It doesn’t always work.A fire that heavily damaged a...


Amherst writers honored with Sammy Awards
04-23-2017 9:58 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — An author best known for her books for young adults featuring characters with disabilities, and the founder of an institution that focuses on the Renaissance era, will both be honored for their contributions to the Amherst literary...

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