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Former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis came down hard on everyone involved in the 'Blarney Blowout' riots that took place in town last March, but was particularly hard on police saying they used force too quickly. Was that fair criticism?

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ARHS alum campaigns for carbon tax

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Amherst College, schools link for student mentoring sessions focused on racial issues

Scott Merzbach’s use of the word “expected,” as in "The property… is expected to be sold … to Landmark to make way...(full comment)

Amherst Conservation Commission begins review of The Retreat project with wetlands survey

Editorial: Amherst College digs in to fight campus sexual assault

Amherst College made a visible statement last week that it is onboard with President Barack Obama’s push to curb sexual assaults on college campuses. Hundreds of students, faculty …

Friends & Neighbors

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Carlie Tartakov of Amherst was at the Farmers Market and told me that Wildwood kindergarten teacher Ricci Mastroianni will receive the Roger Wallace Excellence in Elementary Teaching Award at a …