Mar 10, 2020
The Town of Amherst created a page sharing information about COVID-19 risk and what the town plans to do to protect its citizens, as well as travelers. The page can be found at and outlines who's working on the issue and what individual citizens can do help, as well as resourced on COVID-19 and information for recent travelers from high risk countries. 
The Local Historic District Commission
Jan 30, 2020
At Monday's Local Historic District Commission meeting (watch full meeting here), Amherst Media passed a threshold in obtaining a building permit to construct a new facility at the corner of Main and Gray Streets when the commission passed a certificate of appropriateness with conditions. 
Afro Yaqui Music Collective
Nov 12, 2019
Erased: A Poetic Imagining on the Life of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, written by Magdalena Gómez was performed on Thursday, October 24th on Pittsburgh's North Side by the Afro Yaqui Music Collective. Read about the performance here.
Oct 18, 2019
AMHERST — Amherst Media officials are still awaiting a decision on whether they will be granted a certificate of appropriateness allowing them to proceed with plans to build a new headquarters in the Emily Dickinson Local Historical District.
Oct 3, 2019
By SCOTT MERZBACH AMHERST — Since arriving in Amherst more than 35 years ago, Pat Ononibaku has focused her energy on improving education by promoting social justice and equal opportunities for all children, and addressing racial disparities in discipline, while also being a mentor and a socially conscious entrepreneur.
Aug 29, 2019
Frances Crowe, a staunch anti-war activist and advocate for peace passed away Tuesday Morning, August 27th, at the age of 100. Frances was known for her creative and ceaseless efforts to promote goodness and peace.  She was featured in two episodes of Going Deeper, produced by Marcie Sclove, back in Spring 2017. 
Aug 22, 2019
Scott Merzbach of the Daily Hampshire Gazette reported on the Local Historic District Commission's reception of the new Amherst Media building design for Main and Gray Streets. Read the full story here.
Aug 15, 2019
Jose Bello, a Bakersfield College student, farmer and father makes bail after NFL players Josh Normal and Demario Davis, as well as immigration advocacy organizations, posted his $50,000 bail. Bello was detained by ICE 36 after reading a poem critical of the agency. Read the full story here