News

January 18, 2018

As rents and property values push housing costs out of reach nationwide, many have found hope in the Tiny House Movement.

The Collective's Alyssa Lidman takes a look at this nascent phenomenon in our very own back yard in an extensive story entitled Thinking Small: Why No Tiny Houses in Pi Valley’s Affordable Housing Desert?

December 18, 2017

Hands Across the Hills is a project of the Leverett Bridging Committee that brought 11 people from Letcher Country, Kentucky, to Leverett to have discussions and structured interactions with local residents. Discussions between the two groups revolved around why the group from Kentucky coal country voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. Monday, December 11, the Leverett group met to recap and discuss what they learned at the Mount Toby Friends Meeting House.

December 14, 2017

Many thanks to Scott Merzbach of The Daily Hampshire Gazette for his story on Amherst Media's capital fund drive to erect our new headquarters in the Dickinson Local Historic District. "While best known by some for broadcasting municipal meetings, Amherst Media also serves as a training center and a producer of documentaries, such as one it put together for the Amehrst Survival Center, and another it is putting together for the 50th anniversary of the Amherst A Better Chance program.

December 11, 2017

 Amherst Media kicked off its capital campaign Saturday, Nov. 4th, with a tent party featuring music, food and community supporters who turned out to celebrate on the site of what will soon be the organization’s new facility at the corner of Main and Gray streets.

December 6, 2017

Over the past summer, we were fortunate enough to interview Greg Watanabe, an American actor who blew us away with his performance in the one-man-play Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata. In our interview with Watanabe, we got an exclusive look into his experience and past with acting, as well as what it was like to shift from all of these different genres into Broadway for his latest production, Allegiance.