Amherst Media and the Amherst Education Foundation are pleased to announce a co-sponsored Forum on Education featuring the candidates for State Representative, 3rd Hampshire District.  Rebecca Woodland, Chair of the Education Policy, Research and Administration Department at the College of Education at UMass Amherst, will moderate the event.

The forum will be broadcast live on July 26th at 7pm on cable channel 17 in Amherst and Pelham and streamed on Repeat broadcasts will be aired on channel 17 and the video will be available online for subsequent viewing.

Amherst has lost a great figure in our community with the passing of Stan Ziomek. Several years ago, Amherst Media was honored to be involved in paying tribute to Stan's work with Amherst Little League and his involvement in our community.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice in the push for stronger Congressional oversight of U.S. military engagement abroad, released the following statement on today’s announcement by President Obama on Afghanistan.
“Today, the longest war in American history just got longer. I am deeply disappointed with the president’s announcement that the U.S. will not be reducing our troop levels in Afghanistan to 5,500 as promised and will instead maintain approximately 8,400 there. This is a step in the wrong direction.

Ari Hayes leading a camera workshop

For the past two years, Ari Hayes served as Director of Productions and Interns for Amherst Media. He has moved on to pursue a number of personal projects and will be missed both around the station and the town at large.

Meeting Coverage by Marcie Schlove

Amherst Media’s call for community members to help cover the inordinate number of hearings and forums going on right now has been answered by a few members of our community. We hightlight a few below, but are still in need of more!

Marcie Sclove, pictured here, host of the Amherst Media talk show “Going Deeper”, stepped up to task recently, covering a Charter Commission meeting.