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Congressman James McGovern touts Amherst as regional destination

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

AMHERST — Niche locally owned stores with one-of-a-kind items, including pottery, hand-crafted furniture and jewelry, are an increasing element of Amherst’s business community that hold the potential to …

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary earns spot in Yankee Magazine ‘Best of New England’ travel guide

Monday, May 25, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Yankee Magazine has named Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary to its annual list of New England’s best travel destinations. The sanctuary, listed in the category of “Best Birdwatching” …

State Rep. Peter Kocot backs legislation to update Massachusetts Public Record Law

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Advocacy groups, individuals and even the Massachusetts secretary of state blasted the state’s open Public Records Law at a hearing Tuesday, with some saying it had not been …

Fort River Elementary School students sound off to local, state and federal officials

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

AMHERST — Local legislators heard from a different crowd this month. Last Friday and again on Tuesday, 49 sixth-grade students at Fort River Elementary School had the chance …

‘What are you?’ ‘Where are you from?’: Members of multiracial families face harsh moments, but mostly find acceptance in the Valley

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Charisse Pickron of Amherst recalls once filling out a questionaire for a product her family purchased and being asked to identify her race by checking a box either …

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