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Hollie Kalkstein: Must accept ‘collateral damage of peace’
03-21-2024 6:06 PM

To be a Jew right now, and the child of a Holocaust survivor, compels me to speak. Israeli children do not out-value Palestinian children across a boundary that hems them in.Why is the collateral damage of war accepted but the collateral damage of...


Amherst regional school board reaches for $1M add to budget
03-15-2024 4:22 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A $35.75 million fiscal year 2025 budget for the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District that preserves 14 educator positions at the middle and high schools, but requires each of the four district towns to more than double their projected...


Three finalists in running for Amherst Regional Middle School principal
03-15-2024 4:03 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Amherst Regional Middle School’s dean of students and administrators at middle schools in New Bedford and Wrentham are finalists to become principal at the middle school, a position that has been filled on an interim basis this school year...


Amherst Regional School Committee will seek financial lift from Amherst College
03-13-2024 4:36 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Both short- and long-term financial contributions and other collaborations with Amherst College will be sought through a new negotiating subcommittee being established by the Amherst Regional School Committee.On a night when students,...


Amherst HS track and field project funding gets nod
03-12-2024 3:11 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Even with questions about whether there is sufficient money to fix the deteriorating track and its interior field at Amherst Regional High School, Amherst’s Finance Committee is advising the Town Council to rescind and replace a previous...


Amherst Regional educators to hit streets Tuesday in million-dollar appeal to save positions
03-11-2024 2:13 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Members of the union representing teachers, paraeducators and clerical staff for the Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional schools will be appealing for more resources from various public and private sources for the proposed $34.81...


Photos: Sounds of Celebration
03-11-2024 1:48 PM


Residents float solutions for school budget woes in Amherst-Pelham Regional district
03-08-2024 2:07 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Future Proposition 2½ overrides, a one-time gift from municipal reserves and appeals for financial help from Amherst’s higher education institutions are among ideas members of the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee are floating in...


Postmarking history: Leverett kicks off 250th anniversary celebration
03-06-2024 12:53 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

LEVERETT — At one time the U.S. post office in town center doubled as a general store, a place where adults picked up and sent their mail, or filled their gas tanks, and children could choose from a wide variety of penny candy on their way to and from...


Guest columnist Gene Stamell: Making stray bat feel at home? Um, no
02-29-2024 6:01 PM

By GENE STAMELL

No doubt, some of you Pioneer Valley folks will read this column and want it renamed “A Wimp’s Tale” or something to that effect. “Oh, the poor man! A bat is living in his house. Alert the Armed Forces, call out the SWAT team! How will he survive this...


Committee searching for new Amherst superintendent to begin screening 10 applicants
02-29-2024 11:35 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A search committee for identifying the next superintendent for the Amherst, Amherst-Pelham Regional and Pelham schools can begin screening among 10 individuals who have applied for the leadership position.“We believe there are many strong...


Amherst Regional School budget cutting 10 teachers runs into buzz saw of opposition
02-28-2024 4:11 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A proposed $34.81 million fiscal year 2025 budget for the Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools, necessitating cutting 10 teachers and professionals between the high school and middle school, is facing opposition from parents, students and staff,...


Leverett busts out cake, events to begin 250th anniversary celebration
02-27-2024 12:28 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

LEVERETT — A large commemorative wooden cake in the field between the Leverett Library and Leverett Elementary School will be lit up in Leverett for the first time as night falls on March 5, exactly 250 years after the town officially separated from...


Leverett, Shutesbury, Westhampton join digital equity program to expand internet to all residents
02-25-2024 2:31 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

All Leverett and Shutesbury residents have access to high-speed Internet connections, following the municipal build-out of broadband over the last decade or so, but a small portion of households continue to opt against becoming subscribers.In...


Amherst School Committee to decide in May when sixth graders will move to middle school
02-23-2024 12:01 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...


Athol principal selected as superintendent for School Union 28
02-20-2024 11:04 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

ERVING — Athol Community Elementary School Principal Shannon White-Cleveland is being tapped as the next School Union 28 superintendent, overseeing four K-6 elementary schools attended by children in Shutesbury, Leverett, Erving, Wendell and New...


Superintendent warns of 20 staff cuts in Amherst-Pelham regional schools
02-19-2024 1:14 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...


Interviews for Union 28 superintendent set for Friday
02-15-2024 12:52 PM

NEW SALEM — Public interviews for the three finalists to become the next superintendent for the Erving School Union 28 will take place Friday at Swift River School, with a possible selection by the Joint Supervisory Committee later that evening.The...


Amherst chamber boss Pazmany to step down
02-04-2024 12:31 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, market them and assist them through unforeseen challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic is critical, says Amherst Area...


When a rural road goes bad: Unpaved Dudleyville Road illustrates challenges facing WMass towns
02-02-2024 8:00 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

LEVERETT — Restoration of a 1.4-mile section of the mostly gravel Dudleyville Road from Moore’s Corner to the Shutesbury town line could cost at least $2 million, and possibly as much as $4 million, according to a draft evaluation recently completed...

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