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Point of pride: After two centuries, South Congregational Church is getting a new steeple — an exact replica of the old one
06-27-2024 7:11 PM

By JAMES PENTLAND

AMHERST — Battered by storms, ice and snow for two centuries, it was only a matter of time before the South Congregational Church’s post-and-beam steeple needed more than cosmetic repairs. That time came this spring when Wilcox Builders of Hatfield...

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Amherst’s Juneteenth Jubilee: Sharing joy, yearning
06-27-2024 7:10 PM

By ALEXA LEWIS

AMHERST — Dozens of Amherst community members braved the heat to gather at Mill River Park on June 19 for the Black Business Association of Amherst Area’s 15th annual Juneteenth Jubilee, the town’s longest-running Juneteenth celebration. Friends and...


Valley social justice groups land funding for efforts to help incarcerated people, those seeking asylum
06-20-2024 3:42 PM

By Alexa Lewis

Three Pioneer Valley social justice organizations have been awarded funding to expand their missions that range from seeking the release of incarcerated people to helping individuals undergoing asylum cases.The Decarcerate Western Massachusetts...


Federal funds heading to Amherst, Holyoke for purchase of more than two dozen electric school buses
06-13-2024 8:03 PM

By Alexa Lewis

School districts in Amherst and Holyoke are well on their way to transporting students to and from school in buses that run entirely on clean energy.The two districts were among 17 in Massachusetts to secure portions of $42 million in federal funding...


Hurricanes forever: 215 Amherst Regional High School graduates celebrate accomplishments, get ready to work for the future
06-13-2024 7:43 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — As members of the 2024 class graduate from Amherst Regional High School, they will likely face adversity and be pushed to their limits in the years ahead. But Class President Neil Cunniffe, speaking during last Friday’s graduation ceremony,...


For reproductive rights: 100 students hold walkout on anniversary of Dobbs decision
05-30-2024 5:41 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion across the country through its Roe v. Wade decision. That same year, Luna Paradis’ mother was born.Fifty-one years later, Luna Paradis, a seventh grader at Amherst Regional Middle School,...


UMass chancellor defends protest crackdown, arrests
05-20-2024 10:01 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts Chancellor Javier Reyes defended the arrests of 134 people at a campus pro-Palestinian encampment last week, telling a special session of the Faculty Senate on Tuesday afternoon that the decision to break up the...


Amherst man charged in U.S. Capitol riot
12-09-2023 1:19 PM

By CHAD CAIN

AMHERST — In conjunction with the Amherst and Hadley police departments, the FBI Boston Division arrested an Amherst man on Nov. 29 on five charges for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot.Daniel Tocci was taken into custody without...


Amherst man charged in U.S. Capitol riot
11-29-2023 8:35 PM

By CHAD CAIN

AMHERST — In conjunction with the Amherst and Hadley police departments, the FBI Boston Division arrested an Amherst man Wednesday on five charges for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot.Daniel Tocci was taken into custody without...


Title IX report: Amherst school leaders failed students over LGBTQ+ bullying
11-22-2023 6:11 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH 

AMHERST — Amherst Regional Public School leaders failed to adequately protect LGBTQ+ students from bullying and harassment by classmates and staff members, and allowed offensive conduct by at least one employee to continue despite multiple complaints,...


A new life: UMass welcomes students to campus
09-06-2023 7:05 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

AMHERST — Moving triplets into three separate dorms all in one day is no easy task, but the Lawn family did just that on Thursday, when first-year students were welcomed to the University of Massachusetts on a sunny and breezy move-in day.“We’re...


‘A new era:’ New UMass Amherst chancellor breaks bread at his first community breakfast
08-31-2023 5:16 PM

By MADDIE FABIAN

AMHERST — It’s fitting that new University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor Javier Reyes, a “Star Wars” fan, invoked a quote from one of the iconic franchise’s main characters to conclude remarks at the end of his first Community Breakfast Tuesday...


A unifying voice: Amherst fifth graders testify in unison at state capital hearing in favor of bag ban
06-21-2023 7:49 PM

By SOPHIE HAUCK

BOSTON — What started as a campaign against single-use plastic at Crocker Farm Elementary School became a lesson in political advocacy for fifth graders Nina Hirschberg and Bailey Millay, who testified on Beacon Hill in support of anti-plastic...


Domb pushes for menstruation equity at legislative hearing
06-15-2023 10:58 AM

By MERCEDES LINGLE

Lawmakers on Beacon Hill heard testimony recently on a bill that would require public higher education institutions to provide menstrual products to students at no cost.“The commonwealth needs to … start treating menstrual products like we do toilet...


Amherst-Pelham graduates commit to meeting challenges, reflect on accomplishments
06-15-2023 10:44 AM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

AMHERST — Krish Poudel speaks proudly about the Amherst-Pelham Regional High School Class of 2023, both for the many accomplishments of its members and for how they dealt with the numerous challenges thrown in their way over the last four...


Neighbors step up to help family after Amherst dairy farm fire
06-08-2023 11:09 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A cattle trailer departing from J&J Farms in North Amherst on Monday morning brought four cows to Allard’s Farm in Hadley, ensuring the last of the 50 cows from the town’s only remaining dairy farm will have a temporary place to stay.Their...


‘Everybody should go here’: Spirits high as UMass graduates 9,500 students 
06-01-2023 6:14 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Over the past four years, students who have been part of the University of Massachusetts say they have built a community that gives them confidence as they are set to depart for future endeavors.“I love being part of everything on campus,”...


A show of support: High school students, staff rally for middle schoolers after alleged transphobic actions revealed
05-18-2023 4:33 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — After several days of publicity surrounding alleged transphobic actions by staff members at Amherst Regional Middle School, more than 200 students, staff and community members rallied Friday morning to lend support to seventh and eighth...


Project backers rejoice as new Amherst elementary school finally won
05-03-2023 8:18 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — For more than a decade, Amherst has been pursuing a new elementary school, a project extended for several years when a previous proposal failed and the community couldn’t agree on the best approach to take for the education of students at...


UMass unions speak out at rally against move to privatize jobs
03-16-2023 7:25 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Gail Gunn has been part of a team that has brought giving to the University of Massachusetts to record-breaking levels, yet near the end of her career the longtime UMass employee is feeling betrayed by administrators.She contends that the...


College binge drinking on ‘borgs’ leads to record visits to Cooley Dickinson Hospital
03-08-2023 6:41 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — It’s the kind of record that a community doesn’t want to see their local hospital break, but that’s exactly what happened Saturday when alcohol consumption among college-age people contributed to a record number of ambulance arrivals over a...

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