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May 1, 2020
Amherst Media’s dedicated and talented staff, Faith Gregory and Jeff Mastroianni deserve special thanks and recognition for how they have responded to the current Covid-19 emergency, by providing essential services to the Amherst community. Between March 20 and April 30, 2020, there has been 30 work days. During that period, they have posted and scheduled for cablecasting 23 government shows, 16 of which were broadcast live. The other 7, Town of Amherst Community Chats, were recorded Zoom meetings given to us for cablecasting, often up on cable and YouTube on the same day.
Apr 15, 2020
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission’s historic preservation planner Shannon Walsh has rejected Harmsway LLC’s appeal to reverse the Emily Dickinson Local Historic District’s decision to award Amherst Media a certificate of appropriateness.  The detailed report refuted each of the abutters objections and supported the exhaustive efforts of the applicant to meet the recommendations of the Local Historic District Commission.
Apr 14, 2020
Original story here.  By Ron Chimelis | rchimelis@repub.comPosted Apr 09, 2020 Times of crisis produce true leaders from unexpected sources, and so it is with the University of Massachusetts Department of Theater’s Costume Shop.
Apr 10, 2020
By Scott Merzbach AMHERST — A town committee’s decision in favor of allowing the headquarters for Amherst Media to be built on two Main Street parcels is being upheld by a Pioneer Valley Planning Commission representative. In a review completed by Shannon Walsh, historic preservation planner for the PVPC, the Local Historic District Commission’s approval of a certificate of appropriateness for the project in January is deemed to not to be in error.
Apr 6, 2020
Four candidates are running for the School Committee seat recently left by Eric Nakajima.  The Amherst Town Council and School Committee will be voting in a virtual joint special meeting on April 14 at 6 p.m. If the vote is unable to proceed due to technical errors or otherwise, the vote will be continued to April 16 at 6 p.m., reports Scott Merzbach of the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
Mar 27, 2020
Given the escalating series of closures and Governor Baker’s recent emergency order modifying the Open Meeting Law, Amherst Media is developing protocols to help meet the community’s needs in the coming months.
Mar 18, 2020
We here at Amherst Media wanted to give you an update on how we are responding to the current Health Emergency, COVID-19 and our philosophy and protocols as we move forward.
Mar 16, 2020
The Special Amherst Town Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, March 16th at 5:00 PM will be broadcast live on Channel 17 as well as 
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 https://www.amherstma.gov/3519/Coronavirus 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. 

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