News

Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!
April 25, 2017

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Amy Goodman, co-host of Democracy Now! will be speaking at Mt. Holyoke College. Details can be found here. Amherst Media will be on hand to film the event for later broadcast.

Elizabeth Warren speaks at Mt Holyoke College
April 25, 2017

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke at Mount Holyoke College on Friday, April 21st, as part of a tour promoting her new book “This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class.” The book is presented as a rallying call for America’s middle-class to fight against the growing concentration of wealth among the financial elite. Amherst Media was there to film the event and the video will be available soon. Stay tuned!

March 23, 2017

Amherst Media will again be providing live coverage of town election results on March 28, in collaboration with the Amherst League of Women Voters. This year's hosts will be Tony Maroulis and Cynthia Brubaker. We'll be reporting on election results as they are reported in from the LWV poll runners along with special studio guests. Coverage will start at 7:45 pm on Channel 17 and we will also be streaming it online at www.amherstmedia.org/live.

March 22, 2017

Amherst Media is elated to announce that Amherst’s Town Manager and Select Board have reversed their decision to post a Request for Proposal (RFP) and instead is heeding the recent findings from the MA Inspector General’s Office and Department of Revenue.

This excerpt from the Town Manger’s report to the Select Board on Monday, March 20, stated the following:

What does this mean? In short, we are moving back to the way we have accounted for funds and contracted for services as we have in the past.

Next Steps: 

March 16, 2017

At the Monday, March 13, 2017 Select Board meeting, Jim Lescault, Executive Director of Amherst Media, spoke during public comment, presenting to the Select Board a very real alternative to the path of Request for Proposal the Town was on.  The Office of Inspector General had written their opinion regarding PEG services and 30B procurement totally redefining how the Town of Amherst’s government had interpreted the regulations.