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Amherst officials cool to bid to double spending hike for regional schools
04-10-2024 4:10 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

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...


In federal lawsuit, teacher accuses Amherst schools of violating civil rights, other district policies
04-08-2024 4:31 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

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...


School backers press council for boost to Amherst regional budget
04-02-2024 4:20 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Parents, educators and members of the Regional School Committee are making direct appeals to the Amherst Town Council to support a $35.75 million fiscal year 2025 budget that is nearly $1 million above the financial guidance provided by...


Small towns wary of Amherst Regional committee’s school budget ask
03-29-2024 2:13 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Skepticism and uncertainty from officials in Pelham, Leverett and Shutesbury over Amherst Regional School Committee’s appeal for nearly $1 million more from the four member towns is prompting the convening of a four-town meeting next month...


Three candidates in running for Amherst superintendent
03-27-2024 2:43 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Three educators, two who work in Massachusetts and the other in the Virgin Islands, are finalists to become the next superintendent for the Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional schools.The Superintendent Search Committee on Tuesday...


Amherst regional school board reaches for $1M add to budget
03-15-2024 4:22 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A $35.75 million fiscal year 2025 budget for the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District that preserves 14 educator positions at the middle and high schools, but requires each of the four district towns to more than double their projected...


Three finalists in running for Amherst Regional Middle School principal
03-15-2024 4:03 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Amherst Regional Middle School’s dean of students and administrators at middle schools in New Bedford and Wrentham are finalists to become principal at the middle school, a position that has been filled on an interim basis this school year...


Amherst Regional School Committee will seek financial lift from Amherst College
03-13-2024 4:36 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Both short- and long-term financial contributions and other collaborations with Amherst College will be sought through a new negotiating subcommittee being established by the Amherst Regional School Committee.On a night when students,...


Amherst HS track and field project funding gets nod
03-12-2024 3:11 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Even with questions about whether there is sufficient money to fix the deteriorating track and its interior field at Amherst Regional High School, Amherst’s Finance Committee is advising the Town Council to rescind and replace a previous...


Amherst Regional educators to hit streets Tuesday in million-dollar appeal to save positions
03-11-2024 2:13 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Members of the union representing teachers, paraeducators and clerical staff for the Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional schools will be appealing for more resources from various public and private sources for the proposed $34.81...


Residents float solutions for school budget woes in Amherst-Pelham Regional district
03-08-2024 2:07 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Future Proposition 2½ overrides, a one-time gift from municipal reserves and appeals for financial help from Amherst’s higher education institutions are among ideas members of the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee are floating in...


Committee searching for new Amherst superintendent to begin screening 10 applicants
02-29-2024 11:35 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A search committee for identifying the next superintendent for the Amherst, Amherst-Pelham Regional and Pelham schools can begin screening among 10 individuals who have applied for the leadership position.“We believe there are many strong...


Amherst Regional School budget cutting 10 teachers runs into buzz saw of opposition
02-28-2024 4:11 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A proposed $34.81 million fiscal year 2025 budget for the Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools, necessitating cutting 10 teachers and professionals between the high school and middle school, is facing opposition from parents, students and staff,...


Amherst School Committee to decide in May when sixth graders will move to middle school
02-23-2024 12:01 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — The Amherst School Committee could decide in May when the town’s sixth graders will move to the Amherst Regional Middle School, and whether they might be accompanied by sixth graders from the other three towns that make up the current grades...


Superintendent warns of 20 staff cuts in Amherst-Pelham regional schools
02-19-2024 1:14 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Even with Amherst officials signaling a commitment to increase the town’s financial obligation to the Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools, around 20 staff members, including classroom teachers and paraeducators, could be eliminated at the middle...


Amherst chamber boss Pazmany to step down
02-04-2024 12:31 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — In a region where most businesses are small, with 20 or fewer employees, having an organization to advocate on their behalf, market them and assist them through unforeseen challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic is critical, says Amherst Area...


Amherst picks 20 people for its superintendent search committee
01-26-2024 10:36 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A 20-member search committee, whose members represent a range of backgrounds and identities, hometowns and work experience, will be responsible for identifying the candidates to become the next superintendent for the Amherst, Pelham and...


Thomas Doubleday: Why Trump stays on ballot
01-26-2024 8:55 AM

I find it very interesting that an attorney such as John Bonifaz, who is supposed to be versed on constitutional rights, thinks it is OK to skirt amendments such as the Fifth, which states that everyone is afforded the right to a fair trial and the...


Cydnie Reiman: State flag should showcase beaver
01-24-2024 5:30 PM

After reading the Jan. 9 Gazette article [“State reckons with its history”], I decided to write with my idea of a component for the new state flag.The beaver. The beaver has always been important to Massachusetts (as well as the rest of New England)....


Amherst-Pelham schools to make plea to town of Amherst for help closing $1.9M budget gap
01-24-2024 1:38 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — To stave off a portion of what could be nearly $1.9 million in reductions and efficiencies to balance next year’s Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools budget, Amherst representatives to the regional committee intend to seek more financial support...

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