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!
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.
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.
MA. Inspector General's Office Rules PEG Services by non-profits do not fall under 30B rules and regulations
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.