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Amherst teacher union takes no-confidence vote in Superintendent Morris, calls on assistant superintendent to resign  
05-14-2023 4:23 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — The union representing teachers, paraprofessionals and clerical staff has taken a no-confidence vote in Superintendent Michael Morris and is calling for his assistant superintendent’s resignation.Saturday’s announcement by the Amherst Pelham...


Amherst-Pelham school superintendent going out on leave immediately
05-12-2023 8:01 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Michael Morris, the superintendent of Amherst, Amherst-Pelham Regional and the Pelham public schools on a temporary and permanent basis since late summer 2016, and an educator in the system for 22 years, is taking a leave of absence on his...


Three Amherst school staffers on leave as probe into anti-transgender activities continues
05-11-2023 3:49 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Three staff members in the Amherst public schools are on paid administrative leave pending the results of a Title IX investigation that is underway by an impartial, external investigator, Superintendent Michael Morris confirmed...


No contested election in Pelham
05-09-2023 3:57 PM

PELHAM — As has become custom in Pelham, no contested elections are on the ballot for the May 16 town election, with some positions possibly to be filled via write-in votes.Polls will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ramsdell Room at the Pelham...


Pelham Town Meeting to address rising budget, zone changes and artificial turf when it gathers on Saturday
05-09-2023 2:18 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

PELHAM — A $5.22 million operating budget to cover municipal and school services, a series of zoning changes, including a prohibition on stand-alone energy storage systems, and a petition calling on the Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools to abandon...


Wendi Weinberg: ‘Bewildered’ by Main Street redesign
05-08-2023 3:20 PM

Having lived in this Valley for over 30 years, I am saddened by the downturn of vitality in Northampton. Many closed storefronts in addition to three closed music venues has dampened the energy of this once lively city.So I was interested to read the...


New leadership next year at Amherst Regional Middle School
05-08-2023 3:01 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Amherst Regional High School Principal Talib Sadiq is expanding his oversight to the middle school for the next school year, according to a leadership plan unveiled by Superintendent Michael Morris last week.With a recent failed search for a...


School officials send ‘last best offer’ to union
05-03-2023 5:09 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — The Regional School Committee is making a proposal to the union representing teachers, paraprofessional and clerical staff that it is calling a “last best offer,” providing what it said is a living wage for paraeducators and fair and...


Amherst school officials grapple with rumors staffers mistreating LGBTQ+ students
04-27-2023 11:39 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Alleged homophobic and transphobic comments toward children at Amherst Regional Middle School, and the possibility that LGBTQ+ students are being told to deny their gender identity and sexual orientation, are issues of concern for several...


Bill would compensate towns harmed by creation of Quabbin Reservoir
04-27-2023 11:37 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

BOSTON — Four towns were disincorporated and dismantled, and another eight had land stripped from them, to create the Quabbin Reservoir in the first half of the 20th century.People were forced to find new homes and the valley was flooded with water...


Amherst teachers denounce attacks on tolerance, inclusivity
04-24-2023 6:37 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — The union representing teachers is calling on Superintendent Michael Morris to do more to promote a culture of tolerance and inclusivity at the Amherst and Amherst-Pelham regional schools, including showing support for individuals who...


Amherst regional schools losing 14 positions
04-21-2023 1:00 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — An operating budget that will cause the elimination of more than 14 positions at the Amherst-Pelham Regional public schools is being recommended by the Amherst Finance Committee, even with worry from some town officials that revenues are...


State opens Innovation Pathways opportunities to Amherst Regional students
04-18-2023 12:05 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — More hands-on experience in manufacturing for Amherst Regional High School students, along with the expansion of engineering and technology courses and modernizing engineering labs and classrooms, are projects being supported through the...


Pelham meeting Wednesday evening will cover proposed changes to solr, lighting and driveway ru
04-12-2023 1:53 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

PELHAM — Proposed revisions to bylaws associated with solar installations, driveways and lighting, expected to be presented to annual Town Meeting next month, are being reviewed Wednesday evening.The Planning Board and Select Board are holding a joint...


Middle school principal search fails in Amherst 
04-10-2023 2:37 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A search for a new Amherst Regional Middle School principal may have to start over after the lone remaining finalist for the position withdrew from consideration, even though she had been invited for a site visit.Gabrielle Jackson, resident...


Schools reach tentative deal with administrators union in Amherst, Pelham
04-09-2023 12:47 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A union representing administrators in the Amherst and Pelham public schools and the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract that will extend through the 2024-2025 school...


Decision nears on Amherst Regional Middle School principal job
04-04-2023 11:55 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Only one finalist to serve as the next principal at the Amherst Regional Middle School met virtually with the public at a recent public conversation, but it is uncertain if she will be named the school’s next leader.Gabrielle Jackson,...


Amherst Teachers union, school committees share far different perspectives after 5-hour mediation session
03-27-2023 1:21 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Representatives for the Amherst Pelham Education Association and the Amherst and Regional school committees are confirming that a contract mediation session lasted about five hours on Friday.But there doesn’t appear to be any similar...


Amherst, regional teachers press on for contract with rally Friday
03-24-2023 9:48 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — A short time after the school day ends on Friday, members of the Amherst-Pelham Education Association are staging a rally outside the Amherst Regional Middle School calling for a fair contract.With teachers, counselors, paraeducators and...


Amherst regional school budget would eliminate 14 positions, including 2 teachers, 5 paras
03-23-2023 11:34 AM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — About $1.16 million in staff reductions, including cutting two classroom teachers at the middle school and five paraeducators at the regional schools, are included in the budget proposal the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee is...

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