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Amherst-Pelham teachers contract ratified after long struggle
07-13-2023 3:20 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Following at-times contentious negotiations and mediation over the past 18 months, a new three-year contract for the Amherst-Pelham Education Association, whose members include teachers, paraeducators and clerical staff, has been...


Amherst Regional School Committee pledges action on anti-trans probe
06-22-2023 4:58 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — The Amherst Regional School Committee sought to reassure the school community Tuesday that it intends to act on the results of ongoing investigations, including a Title IX complaint, into the alleged mistreatment of trans and nonbinary...


OML complaint filed over staff disparagement in Amherst 
06-19-2023 10:56 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Criticisms and disparagement directed toward members of the Amherst-Pelham Education Association during a public meeting in mid-May is prompting an Open Meeting Law complaint from a representative of the Massachusetts Teachers Association.In...


Peter Lamdin: Article missing contributors to city’s live music scene
06-15-2023 1:36 PM

I wanted to write a quick letter in response to the June 9 Gazette article “The live music conundrum.” I agree with much of what was written, especially regarding the closing of Eric Suher’s music venues, but I was extremely disappointed that the...


Municipal green electricity offering taking shape for Amherst, Northampton, Pelham residents
06-12-2023 1:20 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

NORTHAMPTON — Community choice electricity aggregation in Cambridge has allowed the city to use money collected through the program to build its own renewable energy project that now produces power for those enrolled. On Nantucket, a similar program...


Amherst school union preps for vote on new 3-year contract, calls for public response to its no-confidence vote in district leaders
06-09-2023 5:01 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A possible agreement on a new three-year contract between the union representing teachers, paraeducators and clerical staff and the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee awaits a vote in the coming days.In the meantime, the Amherst Pelham...


Amherst schools, union reach tentative deal after 18 months of talks
06-08-2023 9:02 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A tentative agreement on a new contract for teachers, paraprofessionals and clerical staff that calls for annual 3% cost-of-living adjustments has been reached, according to representatives from the Regional School Committee’s negotiating...


Municipal green energy program in Northampton, Amherst, Pelham revs up
06-02-2023 3:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

A joint municipal electrical aggregation program involving Northampton, Amherst and Pelham, developed over the past several years as a way of bringing cleaner electricity to households and businesses, is getting ready to start.The Valley Green Energy...


Amherst librarians: Limit book disputes to residents
06-02-2023 9:18 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Amid a nationwide surge of parent-led challenges to books in public libraries and schools, and new laws in red states led by Florida and Texas enabling efforts to remove questioned material, top librarians in the Amherst regional school...


Amherst-Pelham Regional board issues apology to LGBTQ students
05-31-2023 4:44 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A statement put out by the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee this week is expressing support for all students in the secondary schools to have a safe learning environment free of discrimination, as well as providing an apology for the...


Amherst educators union rejects pact over para pay
05-31-2023 4:35 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Bargaining units for the Amherst-Pelham Education Association decided against ratifying contracts proposed by the School Committee in a vote Monday, according to the union’s executive committee.The union representing teachers,...


Amherst assistant superintendent Cunningham on leave pending outcome of Title IX investigation
05-30-2023 9:05 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — In the wake of allegations of transphobic actions by counselors at Amherst Regional Middle School, Assistant Superintendent Doreen Cunningham is on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an ongoing Title IX investigation, according to...


Regional, Amherst and Pelham schools’ finance chief picked as acting super
05-30-2023 9:04 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Douglas Slaughter, the finance chief for the Amherst, Amherst-Pelham Regional and Pelham public schools for more than three years, will serve as acting superintendent for the school district, possibly through the end of September.“I’m...


Amherst assistant superintendent Cunningham on leave pending outcome of Title IX investigation
05-22-2023 6:07 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — In the wake of allegations of transphobic actions by counselors at Amherst Regional Middle School, Assistant Superintendent Doreen Cunningham is on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an ongoing Title IX investigation, according to...


State LGBTQ Youth Commission bringing trainings to Amherst Regional school staff
05-21-2023 9:12 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — State agencies that collaborate to promote the safety, well-being and rights of LGBTQ students intend to work with the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts for training that will benefit educators, staff and families in the...


Regional, Amherst and Pelham schools’ finance chief picked as acting super
05-20-2023 9:16 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Douglas Slaughter, the finance chief for the Amherst, Amherst-Pelham Regional and Pelham public schools for more than three years, will serve as acting superintendent for the school district, possibly through the end of September.“I’m...


Three finalists remain for acting superintendent position in Amherst
05-18-2023 9:57 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Three candidates remain to become the acting superintendent for the Amherst, Amherst-Pelham Regional and Pelham schools in advance of Thursday night’s joint meeting of the Regional and Union 26 committees.Amherst representatives Ben...


Assistant superintendent under fire in Amherst middle school transphobia case
05-17-2023 4:59 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — The assistant superintendent in charge of hiring three middle school counselors who committed alleged transphobic actions that came to light last week defiantly said that she has no intention of departing her role amid calls for her...


Committees float 8 names for acting superintendent position in Amherst
05-17-2023 12:22 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — The school committees charged with selecting an acting superintendent to guide the Amherst, Amherst-Pelham Regional and Pelham public schools during the medical leave being taken by Superintendent Michael Morris are floating eight potential...


Amherst-Pelham school boards moving on superintendent vacancy
05-15-2023 7:39 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — If a potential temporary superintendent for the Amherst, Amherst-Pelham Regional and Pelham public schools is identified by elected committee members Tuesday, any discussion and decision on an appointment will happen at an open meeting.Ben...

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