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Cuts push projected Amherst elementary school cost below $100M

AMHERST — A series of cost-saving measures, along with lower anticipated expenses for contingencies and furnishings, are bringing the latest cost estimates for a new elementary school to below $100 million.Projections for the total cost of building the new school for K-5 students at the Fort River...

Read More 28 January 2023 | 8:41 am

Yankee Candle closing corporate offices in South Deerfield

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Newell Brands, the parent company of Yankee Candle, announced the closure of the South Deerfield corporate offices on Monday, citing a need to adjust to “the reality of the economic environment.”In a letter from Newell Brands CEO Ravi Saligram, employees were informed the company...

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Fights down, vaping continues in Amherst Regional High’s bathrooms

AMHERST — As the number of fights between students in the bathrooms at Amherst Regional High School appears to be declining, school administrators report that vape detectors continue to show that the number of students vaping in the lavatories is not going down.“Last year and at the beginning of thi...

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Frontier, Union 38 to undergo equity audit

SOUTH DEERFIELD — As the Frontier Regional and Union 38 school districts continue the diversity, equity and inclusion work that started three years ago, they are prepared to undergo an “equity audit” to examine how it can provide an equitable education to all students.The district has contracted Cur...

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Pedestrian crossing where Hopkins student hit by van will stay

HADLEY — A Route 9 crosswalk where a Hopkins Academy student was seriously injured by a hit-and-run vehicle last fall will continue to be improved by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, but there is little likelihood the pedestrian crossing will be eliminated.At the Select Board meeting...

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Fate of Hadley’s Russell building headed for vote in May

HADLEY — More than two-thirds of people surveyed on the future of the deteriorating Russell School in Hadley center want the 1894 building preserved.With results of this input presented to the Select Board by the Russell School Building Committee, the opportunity to begin the process of stabilizing...

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Hadley planners may tweak affordable housing bylaw in effort to get developers to contribute

HADLEY — Ever since the Windfield Estates affordable housing opened in 2002, becoming the first apartment complex in a town where zoning prohibits more than one dwelling unit on a lot, preventing similar projects has been an objective for Hadley officials.To keep at least 10% of its housing stock as...

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Labor board to hold hearing over Amherst teachers union allegations of school board retaliation against 2 members

AMHERST — Complaints brought by the teachers union alleging that the Amherst School Committee unlawfully retaliated against two school employees for protected union activity will be subject to a hearing after a state Department of Labor Relations investigation found a probable cause that violations...

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Ad hoc group appointed to mold Deerfield Human Rights Committee

SOUTH DEERFIELD — After several months of discussion, the town has appointed an eight-person ad hoc group that will be charged with outlining the role and responsibilities of a full Human Rights Committee.The ad hoc committee will be tasked with reporting to the Selectboard in the next month with ho...

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Sunderland Elementary students learn skills while ‘building community through baking’

What better way to build community than to break bread? Or, in this case, bake it.The fourth, fifth and sixth grade classes at Sunderland Elementary School came together last week for one of the school’s first assemblies since the pandemic, during which they welcomed the King Arthur Baking Co. and...

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‘Always about the kids’: Well-loved educator Barrett recalled for lives she touched

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Each year, the graduating senior girls of Frontier Regional School would walk across the street to join Principal Martha “Marti” Barrett for a traditional tea time at her home.“She used to invite the graduating girls to her house for what we called the ‘senior tea,’ where she would...

Read More 28 January 2023 | 8:38 am

UMass awards Ellsberg honorary degree

AMHERST — Daniel Ellsberg, the whistleblower who leaked classified information pertaining to the Vietnam War known as the “Pentagon Papers,” was awarded an honorary degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst in a ceremony held in San Francisco last weekend.Ellsberg was an employee at RAND Corp....

Read More 28 January 2023 | 8:36 am

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

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 help them identify the person who drove away on th...

Read More 28 January 2023 | 8:34 am

Around Amherst: Lunar New Year brings food, Winterfest fun this weekend

AMHERST — Amherst will celebrate the Lunar New Year and Spring Festival with an event Sunday at the Amherst Regional Middle School auditorium.The Human Rights Commission is sponsoring the celebration, running from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, that will include a conversation with Lily Soh, associate pastor at...

Read More 28 January 2023 | 7:54 am

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