Ann Kearns: ‘Will no one act’ to solve housing problems?
To the editor:
Amherst endures noise and detritus from students in off-campus housing as an ongoing way of life that has become increasingly unpleasant and irritating. After reading recent accounts of the ease with which our town government issues permits to landlords for multiple-unit housing, often occupied by students (25 issued in 2012 alone), I want to know why it is that these permits are issued with such ease and frequency.
The quality of life in Amherst is being destroyed. Who can stop this? Town Meeting? The Select Board? The housing inspector? Will no one act?