Fortunately for all families in Amherst Maria put a thriving Family Center in place across from her office. The Family Center is designed to aid any and every family in Amherst who needs it in social and economic struggles they may be experiencing. Anyone who can't afford to send appropriate and nutritious lunches in with their kid can apply for free or reduced school lunches, or if you go to the family center, food you need for your child will be given to you for free. No kid in Amherst will go wanting for nutrition on school days between 7:30 and 2:30. Initiatives like the Family Center will counteract the impression some have of Amherst as a bastion of elitism, which is common in any town where there is a huge gap between the residents with advanced degrees living in enormous houses in the woods while others live in small crowded complexes. The "Nut Ban" will have none of the effects that Dr. Cantor describes.
Kurt Geryk Amherst ...(full comment)
Yes, creepy indeed. And if one simply googles the screen names here, you will see that "gary2066" is a well-known Gazettenet troll who likes to talk about his stock purchases and tries to stir things up. Still, I would have hoped that children were off-limits, even for him.
But Madeleine, your article here is a success -- Not only did I learn more about CO2 waste and global warming, but you've brought Senate Bill 1225 to my attention, and for that, I thank you. ...(full comment)