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Pelham’s first affordable apartments going up
11-08-2023 1:32 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

PELHAM — Construction of the first affordable apartments in Pelham is underway at 20-22 Amherst Road, a $22 million project that will provide housing for 34 families when it is complete in early 2025.Home City Development Inc., a Springfield...


Amherst interim superintendent promises to release his own report based on Title IX investigation
10-18-2023 6:49 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Interim Superintendent Douglas Slaughter promised Tuesday that he will issue a draft report based on the contents of a recently released Title IX investigation, though he cautioned that he must abide by confidentiality of personnel records...


Behind closed doors: Amherst Regional School Committee mum on investigation into allegations of transphobic actions at middle school
10-16-2023 10:10 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — At least one investigation that began last spring into allegations of transphobic actions by counselors at the Amherst Regional Middle School, and possibly the hiring practices used by the assistant superintendent at the time, appears to be...


Pelham rep to Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee protests losing seat
09-22-2023 11:35 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

PELHAM — Tom Fanning wants his seat on the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee back.Elected to the Pelham School Committee in May and soon after appointed as one of the town’s two representatives to the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee,...


School superintendent search begins with subcommittee in Amherst
09-21-2023 11:36 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A search for a new superintendent to lead the Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional schools is beginning with the creation of a subcommittee, whose members are drawn from both Regional and Union 26 school committees, to oversee the...


Interim super: Title IX report on anti-LGBTQ actions at Amherst Regional Middle School won’t be public
09-20-2023 6:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — As a Title IX and associated investigations into alleged mistreatment of trans and nonbinary students at the Amherst Regional Middle School draw to a close, the interim superintendent is informing the Regional School Committee that he...


Area Briefs: ‘Constitution Day’ event will feature McGovern
09-14-2023 11:12 AM

‘Constitution Day’ event will feature McGovernSHUTESBURY — The 7th Hampden District Coalition of Democrats from Belchertown, Ludlow, New Salem, Pelham, Petersham, Shutesbury and Wendell will host an event Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Shutesbury...


Slaughter again tapped as interim school chief in Amherst
09-01-2023 11:09 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional public schools will be led on a temporary basis by Douglas Slaughter, the school’s finance chief, who for the second time this year has been named the interim superintendent.With Superintendent...


Interim school leader in Amherst may be named Thursday
08-30-2023 4:47 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — An interim superintendent to lead the Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional school districts could be in place by Thursday evening.Even though Amherst has only two School Committee representatives, following the resignations of three...


Pelham School Committee chairwoman Sarah Hall resigns
08-25-2023 4:51 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

PELHAM — Pelham School Committee Chairwoman Sarah Hall recently resigned from her elected position, citing concerns about personal attacks and character assassination from a “small but vocal element” during the ongoing Title IX investigation into...


Clock ticking to select Amherst-Pelham’s new school leader
08-24-2023 3:24 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — With less than a week before they must hire an interim or temporary superintendent to lead the Amherst, Amherst-Pelham Regional and Pelham schools, regional school committee members said at a Wednesday meeting that they aren’t sure who will...


Amherst regional school committees to meet Wednesday, may name temporary superintendent
08-22-2023 6:20 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A temporary or interim superintendent for the Amherst, Amherst-Pelham and Pelham public schools could be named at a joint meeting of the Regional and Union 26 school committees Wednesday.The meeting, in a remote format rather than being held...


Amherst Regional School Committee chief Herrington quits board
08-21-2023 5:29 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Ben Herrington, chairman of the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee since January 2022, is resigning from both the regional and Amherst school committees.Herrington announced Monday that he would step down from the panels on which he...


Morris out as Amherst superintendent amid anti-trans controversy
08-20-2023 7:47 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Superintendent Michael Morris will leave his position after seven years in the role, a mutual departure announced by the Amherst-Pelham Regional and Union 26 school committees Friday afternoon.The announcement comes after the committees met...


School boards call sudden executive session on Morris
08-16-2023 2:44 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Members of the Amherst Regional School Committee and Union 26 Committee are holding a joint virtual meeting, almost entirely in executive session, on Thursday evening, for the purpose of preparing for unspecified negotiations with...


Amherst-Pelham school union doubles down on call to investigate superintendent’s ‘failures’
08-03-2023 10:48 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Having already taken a no-confidence vote in Superintendent Michael Morris, the union representing the teachers, paraprofessionals and clerical staff in the Amherst-Pelham public schools is reiterating its appeal for the Regional School...


Amherst regional superintendent Morris pledges backing for LGBTQIA+ students, hires behavioral administrator
07-24-2023 7:59 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Superintendent Michael Morris is pledging to create a “safe, positive environment” for all children who are educated in the town and regional schools — and apologizing to those who haven’t had that experience.Additionally, Morris, back on...


Matching grant floated for Amherst track project
07-24-2023 10:17 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Raising private money for the $4.74 million project to rebuild and reorient the Amherst Regional High School track and its interior playing field is continuing, with a matching grant announced last week by an Easthampton bank.Matthew Sosik,...


Bill McClung: Rail trail is great, but rail’s more important
07-23-2023 5:40 PM

Rail trail is great, but rail’s more importantI have enjoyed the Rail Trail from its start, in Amherst from Station Road to the Hampshire Mall area (and beyond) for many years now. I am a runner and have used the rail trail in the Amherst area at all...


Morris returning as school superintendent in Amherst 
07-13-2023 5:21 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — School Superintendent Michael Morris, who has been on an indefinite medical leave since May 12 on orders from his doctor, will be returning to the position he has held since the summer of 2016.In a message sent to families and staff Thursday...

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