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Amherst council approves mandatory rental inspection program

AMHERST — The town is moving ahead with a revised residential rental property bylaw that will replace the current complaint-driven inspection system with a requirement that all rental homes be inspected once every five years, despite objections from a...

Read More 12 April 2024 | 4:33 am

Amherst officials cool to bid to double spending hike for regional schools

AMHERST — A request for nearly $1 million more from the four member towns of the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District to support a $35.75 million fiscal year 2025 budget for the regional schools is being met with a lukewarm response and skepticism...

Read More 12 April 2024 | 4:33 am

Police investigating bullets striking homes in Belchertown

 BELCHERTOWN — Local and state police are investigating bullets striking two homes on Mountain View Drive within the past year and shattering glass doors, including one incident last week, according to the Northwestern district attorney’s...

Read More 12 April 2024 | 4:32 am

As Hadley works on energy storage bylaw, some question why the town has to allow them at all

HADLEY — As a proposed energy storage bylaw continues to be refined by the Planning Board in advance of annual Town Meeting next month, some residents are questioning whether it’s appropriate to allow such systems in Hadley.“Sometimes we have to stand...

Read More 12 April 2024 | 4:32 am

In federal lawsuit, teacher accuses Amherst schools of violating civil rights, other district policies

AMHERST — A special education teacher who previously led the teachers union has filed a federal discrimination and defamation lawsuit against the Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools, its current interim superintendent and its former leaders.An...

Read More 12 April 2024 | 4:31 am

Water rate hike eyed to fund new tanks in Hadley

HADLEY — Hadley water rates could go up 10%, with an average household paying about $8 more per quarterly billing cycle, under an initial plan to cover the $9 million cost of replacing the Mount Warner and Mount Holyoke water tanks.The Select Board on...

Read More 12 April 2024 | 4:31 am

Three vying for two Hadley Select Board seats in sole contested race

HADLEY — A three-way race for two seats on the Select Board is the lone contest anticipated at the May 21 town election.Amy Parsons, who currently chairs the board, is running for a second three-year term and will face former board member David J....

Read More 12 April 2024 | 4:31 am

Around Amherst: Education foundation funds array of projects

AMHERST — Special programs and projects outside of school budget funding are being supported with $24,594 in grants from the Amherst Education Foundation, which is in its 30th year of helping educators at the four Amherst and Pelham elementary schools...

Read More 12 April 2024 | 4:31 am

The Lehrer Report: April 12, 2024

Reminder: Monday, April 16 is Patriot’s Day, a state holiday. Town offices are closed but the post office will be open.Reminder: Because of the holiday, the deadline to file state and federal income taxes is Tuesday, April 17.The check(s) will be in...

Read More 12 April 2024 | 4:31 am

Residents seek to balance intersection upgrades with preservation of Sunderland character

SUNDERLAND — With Stantec consultants back in town to gather feedback on potential changes to downtown Sunderland, streetscape improvements, traffic-calming measures, multi-use paths and other similar infrastructure were at the top of residents’ minds...

Read More 12 April 2024 | 4:31 am

Valley arts organizations win Mass Cultural funding: Awards are designed to mitigate casinos’ entertainment clout

As part of a funding program for municipal and nonprofit performing arts centers, the Massachusetts Cultural Council is awarding over $150,000 to 10 arts organizations and centers in the Valley.The awards — part of $3.66 million in funding the MCC is...

Read More 12 April 2024 | 4:30 am

Made in the shade: Eclipse mixes science, magic for many in Valley

AMHERST — Residents across the Pioneer Valley turned out in force to witness a rare solar eclipse on Monday, with western Massachusetts witnessing a 95% coverage of the sun by the passing moon.Despite being outside the path of full totality, which...

Read More 12 April 2024 | 4:30 am

It’s official: Belchertown’s request to create town manager position OK’d by state

BELCHERTOWN — After nearly a year of waiting, Belchertown finally has a town manager.On March 8, Gov. Maura Healey signed legislation to create the first-ever town manager, replacing the long-used town administrator form of government. The change,...

Read More 12 April 2024 | 4:30 am

UMass trustees OK 2.5% tuition increase

BOSTON – The University of Massachusetts has taken a step toward hiking tuition and room and board charges for the next academic year, but some trustees said Wednesday the proposed increases are not high enough and one said the status quo would be...

Read More 12 April 2024 | 4:24 am

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