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Dogs are barred from Amherst elementary schools following an incident in which two childrenn were bitten on the Crocker Farm School playground. Is that the right move?

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ARHS alum campaigns for carbon tax

Social Centric Institute? This man has no such institute. He has no corporate entity named Social Centric Training and Consulting registered with the...(full comment)

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

Race and power, large airplanes and the state of education in Massachusetts were leading topics at the third and latest edition of Amherst Live — a performance event modeled on …

Marriage Intentions

Joseph Charles Heymann, 28, sales, Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Kathyrn Jean Lehane, 27, consultant, Bridgeport, Connecticut. Alicia Vaunet Hook, 27, student, Amherst, and Ian Andrew McGeoch, 26, systems administrator, …


Garden report: The asters, black-eyed Susans and sedum are in bloom. The glads did nothing. Stalks came up but no flowers. I am leaving beans on the vines to dry. …