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Guest columnist Thomas Dourmashkin: Reparations belong on the national level 
03-16-2023 7:18 PM

By THOMAS DOURMASHKIN

The issue of “reparations” is about as confusing as it can be. Many issues are raised but few really have bearing on the problem.To be clear from the start, I am for reparations, but not on a local level. There is a debt, but attempts to pay it on a...


Guest columnist Allison McDonald: Amherst school spending explained
03-13-2023 8:33 PM

By ALLISON MCDONALD

We are deep in the budget planning process for next fiscal year and Amherst schools are facing significant and difficult budget cuts. The uncertainty around the multiple contracts that are not yet settled, including that with the Amherst Pelham...


Olver left indelible mark: Colleagues, constituents, friends remember longtime politician, who died Thursday at 86
03-02-2023 9:02 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACHand BELLA LEVAVI

AMHERST — John Olver of Amherst, who served as a U.S. congressman for 22 years and was on the local and national political stage for more than 40 years, died last Thursday, leaving a legacy of progressive advocacy and achievements that continues to...


Firefighting appeal: Departments seek ways to draw scarce new talent into their ranks
02-23-2023 8:47 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — On social media channels in Amherst, photographs of firefighter/paramedics accompanied by narratives about them are revealing why they are working for the town, along with fun facts about their lives.“Amherst Fire is an amazing place to work...


Dave King: Our forests need help
02-01-2023 9:41 AM

Kate Lindroos’ column “In the fight against logging, conspiracy takes the (profitable) reins,” (Gazette, Jan. 18) points out how the International Panel on Climate Change acknowledges that forest management can help mitigate climate-related risks to...


‘The smallest tip may break this case open’: DA’s office pleas for help as tips dwindle in hit-run of Hadley boy
01-27-2023 9:34 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

NORTHAMPTON — At a standstill more than three months after a Hadley teen was struck and seriously injured in a Route 9 crosswalk, authorities took a rare step last Friday morning of holding a press conference in the hope that someone, somewhere will...


Tracking air quality: State expands Valley monitoring program to 10 more communities in region
01-12-2023 2:08 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

NORTHAMPTON — Smoke drifting into New England from wildfires in the western United States last summer, tracked by sensors in Holyoke, Greenfield and other area communities, gave residents real-time information about its causing poor air quality.The...


Guest columnist Claire Morenon: Resolutions in the face of climate change
01-06-2023 12:05 PM

By CLAIRE MORENON

Many of us take a break from work and spend time gathering with loved ones at this time of year, providing an opportunity for reflection and contemplation alongside the merriment. As this year closes and we look ahead, we ask: What world will each of...


Amherst man gets 5 to 7 years in death of infant son
01-04-2023 8:57 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

NORTHAMPTON — A former Amherst man will serve five to seven years in state prison after pleading guilty in Hampshire Superior Court on Wednesday to a criminal charge stemming from the 2019 death of his 4-month-old baby, according to the Northwestern...

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