News

February 24, 2017

In an age of mass media consolidation, access to public information to insure government transparency is more vital than ever. Amherst Media, one of the oldest community access centers in the country providing that kind of transparency to its community, is in a contract dispute with the Town of Amherst. And as with many other such centers across the country over the last ten years, its future is far from certain.

February 24, 2017

Dear Friends of Amherst Media,

Our contract saga continues, but now, with legal counsel, we are ready to mount an exertive effort to bring the Town and Amherst Media to the table for negotiations.

A letter was submitted to the Select Board requesting that Amherst Media be placed on the Feb. 27 evening’s agenda. The letter stated that Amherst Media had obtained legal counsel as of February 20 and that our counsel would like to discuss the Town Manager’s February 3 offer to extend Amherst Media’s expired contract through June 30, 2017.

Amherst Media Without Contract
February 14, 2017

On February 10, 2017, The Daily Hampshire Gazette published an article written by staff writer Scott Merzbach on the latest in the contract issue between Amherst Media and the Town of Amherst for providing services to the town of Amherst. Click through to read more.

February 11, 2017

Amherst Media Executive Director Jim Lescault speaks with Natalia Munoz and Bill Newman on WHMP regarding the state of Amherst Media's contract with the Town of Amherst.

Click through to hear the full interview.

Amherst Media Without Contract
January 30, 2017

On January 28, 2017, the Daily Hampshire Gazette published an article written by staff writer Scott Merzbach on the continuing lack of a contract between Amherst Media and the Town of Amherst for providing services to the town of Amherst.