Gazette to host coffee klatsch for Bulletin

  • Brooke Hauser, May 16, 2017.

Friday, March 22, 2019
By Brooke Hauser

Dear readers, you might remember the Saturday Night Live skit “Coffee Talk” starring Mike Myers as Linda Richman, a substitute talk-show host filling in for her friend who “developed shpilkis in his genechtagazoink.” Invariably, the term “coffee klatsch” makes me think of Mike Myers in a coiffed black wig.

But a few of us from the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Amherst Bulletin are hosting just that — a coffee talk or klatsch, call it what you will — and we hope you’ll join us. The point of this particular get-together is to hear your thoughts and ideas about the Bulletin, which we’re in the midst of rethinking and redesigning.

The Bulletin reaches a large swath of the Valley, delivered free to homes in Amherst, Belchertown, Hadley, Leverett, Pelham, Shutesbury, Deerfield, South Hadley and Sunderland. In addition to news, business, education, sports arts and lifestyle stories from the Gazette, it features a unique opinion page filled with your letters to the editor and columns, and we’re looking to add some new features and points of interest for you.

As much fun as it is to brainstorm, we want to hear your ideas. What do you think is missing from our coverage? Do you want a heftier calendar? Restaurant reviews? An “around Amherst” advice column? Regular check-ins with the people who make your town tick?

On Wednesday, March 27, at 10 a.m., I’ll be at Amherst Coffee, 28 Amity St., along with our publisher Aaron Julien, vice president of sales and marketing Michael Moses, digital audience editor Erin O’Neill, and Amherst reporter Scott Merzbach. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

Stop by and chat with us. Or, if you can’t make it, feel free to send us feedback at opinion@gazettenet.com.We’d love to hear from you.

Brooke Hauser is the editor-in-chief of the Daily Hampshire Gazette.