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Amherst

NAACP TO MEET: The Amherst branch of the NAACP, which was reactived in December, will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Bangs Community Center (Glass Room), 70 Boltwood Walk. All are welcome.

Southampton

CAUCUS RESCHEDULED: Democrats in Southampton will hold a caucus to elect delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s 2013 Platform Convention on March 2 at 9:30 a.m. at Town Hall, 210 College Highway. All Southampton Democrats who were registered as of Dec. 31, 2012, are eligible to participate. Registration will begin at 9:15.

Delegates to the 2013 Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform Convention will debate and adopt a new party platform. The convention will be held July 13 at the Tsongas Center on the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus.

The Southampton Democratic Caucus will elect five delegates, including town committee chairman and three alternates to the convention. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women. Those not elected as delegate or alternate, but who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth, minority and disabled.

Contact Janet Cain, Democratic Town Committee chairwoman, at 203-1144 or search for “Southampton — MA Democratic Town Committee” on Facebook.

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