Press Release: Monument to Amherst Black Civil War Veteran to Be Dedicated May 13th

The Amherst Historical Commission will hold a ceremony in West Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, to dedicate a stone memorial honoring Christopher Thompson, a Black soldier from Amherst who served in the 5th Massachusetts Colored Cavalry during the Civil War.  Several of Thompson’s descendants are expected to attend, and all interested citizens … Continue reading Press Release: Monument to Amherst Black Civil War Veteran to Be Dedicated May 13th

Attorney General’s Office: Amherst Regional School Committee Violated Opening Meeting Law Last Summer (INCLUDES UPDATES)

The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office has determined that the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee violated the state's open meeting law last year, in deliberating on committee business by email, and failing to follow proper procedures in announcing executive sessions, among other errors. The May 2 letter from Assistant Attorney General Hanne Rush, to the school committee's … Continue reading Attorney General’s Office: Amherst Regional School Committee Violated Opening Meeting Law Last Summer (INCLUDES UPDATES)

Wildwood School Boiler, Fort River Feasibility Study Win Resounding Approval at Amherst Town Meeting (UPDATED)

Smaller steps toward improving the infrastructure of two Amherst elementary schools easily won two-thirds majorities at Town Meeting last night (May 3). Town Meeting unanimously approved borrowing of $500,000 to replace the boiler system at Wildwood, which dates to the 1970s. Later, with only a few audible "nay" votes, Town Meeting also agreed to a … Continue reading Wildwood School Boiler, Fort River Feasibility Study Win Resounding Approval at Amherst Town Meeting (UPDATED)

April Press Release from Amherst Firefighters Local 1764: Staffing Study Incomplete & Overdue

Joseph Lagasse President Amherst Firefighters Local 1764 IAFF PO Box 1234 Amherst, Ma. 01002 Press Release Fire Department staffing remains a concern Staffing study results yet to be produced Amherst, Ma. April 25, 2017: The Amherst Firefighters Union has understood the Department's staffing shortages for over two decades, and has seen little improvement in that … Continue reading April Press Release from Amherst Firefighters Local 1764: Staffing Study Incomplete & Overdue