Just a friendly reminder that Amherst Media will be closed on Thursday, November 24, in observance of Thanksgiving. We will also be closed on Friday, November 25. If any of our members are planning to take out equipment for the weekend, you will need to do so by 5 pm on Wednesday. Equipment picked up Wednesday must be returned at 10 am on Monday, December 2. Advanced reservations for this weekend are highly recommended. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Native Peoples: Not Past Tense
Standing Rock Sioux Reservation situated along the border between North Dakota and South Dakota along the Missouri River, is the site of the on-going protests against the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The Rotary Club of Amherst has dedicated the funds from its 9th annual auction to support Amherst Media's campaign to build a new facility as it is forced out of its current Eversource-owned space which the community access center has occupied since 1991, as reported by Scott Merzbach in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
Live bidding for the annual Rotary Auction begins on Veteran's Day, Friday, Nov. 11th, at 6 PM and runs through Saturday evening. This year's auction benefits none other than Amherst Media and in our video below AM Director Jim Lescault looks at the vital role the Amherst public access center plays in the life of our community.
Visit the auction site at http://amherstrotaryauction.org/home/
Many cable subscribers have reported over the last two weeks that they are unable to access our channels any longer. This has been frustrating for them as they cannot watch programming that is important to them and frustrating for us as we cannot directly resolve the issue.