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New Amherst restaurant represents lifetime of work for Mendiola

Trent Levakis
tlevakis@thereminder.com

AMHERST – It’s been a long journey for Federico Mendiola to get to the point of opening his new restaurant, Garcia’s, located at 51 E. Pleasant St. ...
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Union presses Amherst officials on Fire Department staffing

Trent Levakis
tlevakis@thereminder.com

AMHERST – The Amherst Fire Department (AFD) is looking to solve a staffing issue that has plagued the department for multiple years and is now bleeding over into surrounding towns emergency response teams. ...
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CRESS funding a source of discontent at Amherst budget forum

Trent Levakis
tlevakis@thereminder.com

AMHERST – A special meeting of the Town Council and Finance Committee took place on Nov. 15 and served as a public forum on the current budget and future plans....
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Amherst CPAC discusses recreation proposals before public hearing

Trent Levakis
tlevakis@thereminder.com

AMHERST – The Community Preservation Act Committee (CPAC) met on Nov. 10 and were given presentations from the Recreation Department about possible funding of projects in the future....
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Amherst councilors propose solar farm moratorium

Trent Levakis
tlevakis@thereminder.com

AMHERST – The Amherst Town Council met on Nov. 8 and discussed a wide variety of town projects, but the most divisive was about the large ground-mounted solar system proposed for wooded land near the Pelham and Shutesbury town lines. ...
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ARPS budget situation remains positive

Trent Levakis
tlevakis@thereminder.com

AMHERST – The Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee met on Nov. 9 to go over the budgeting items for the past financial quarter as well as the first quarter of the new school year. ...
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Amherst election season not over quite yet

Trent Levakis
tlevakis@thereminder.com

AMHERST – The week following the 2021 Amherst election has shown the public that this year’s election cycle is not quite over yet. ...
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Amherst honors men and women who served

Trent Levakis
tlevakis@thereminder.com

AMHERST – The town of Amherst hosted its annual Veterans Day program at the North Common flag pole on Nov. 11. ...
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Amherst Recreation Commission discusses CPA proposals

Trent Levakis
tlevakis@thereminder.com

AMHERST – The Recreation Commission met on Nov. 1 and introduced their newest members on the commission while also discussing the upcoming proposals for recreation projects around the town that will be presented to the Community Preservation Act Committee. ...
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Amherst voters approve Jones Library renovation project

Trent Levakis
tlevakis@thereminder.com

AMHERST – With a resounding 65 percent of voters selecting “Yes” on the lone ballot question this election cycle, Amherst residents approved the $35.3 million expansion and renovation of the Jones Library....
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Amherst Town Council passes redistricting plan proposed by DAB

Trent Levakis
tlevakis@thereminder.com

AMHERST – The Town Council approved proposed redistricting plans at its meeting on Oct. 25. ...
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After brief pause, Amherst Regional School Committee OKs sixth grade move

Trent Levakis
tlevakis@thereminder.com

AMHERST – The Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee voted 7-1-1 to approve sixth grade students to attend the Amherst Regional Middle School on their Oct. 26 meeting....
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Amherst Conservation Commission has questions on solar facility

Trent Levakis
tlevakis@thereminder.com

AMHERST – The Amherst Conservation Commission met on Oct. 27 to discuss the status of the construction of a solar photovoltaic energy generation facility. ...
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Nieto receives Mass Humanities honor

Trent Levakis
tlevakis@thereminder.com

AMHERST – The Governor’s Awards in the Humanities were handed out on Oct. 24 and one recipient of the award was Sonia Nieto, professor emerita at the College of Education at The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass). ...
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Amherst Dog Park Task Force told most work should be done by winter

Trent Levakis
tlevakis@thereminder.com

AMHERST – The Amherst Dog Park Task Force met on Oct. 26 to go over the status of the construction of the new park....
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Amherst's Community Safety Working Group presents part two of charge

Trent Levakis
tlevakis@thereminder.com

AMHERST – The Amherst Community Safety Working Group (CSWG) met with the Town Council to present the second part of their charge in helping recommend a better and safer Amherst through alternative public safety services and reforms to the current organizational and oversight structures of police....
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Historic gift boosts UMass computing program

Trent Levakis
tlevakis@thereminder.com

AMHERST – The University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) was the setting for the announcement of major future capital investment by the Baker-Polito Administration as well as a transformative gift from Board of Trustees Chair Rob Manning and his wife....
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