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Guest columnists Rebecca Fricke and Meg Gage: Envisioning Amherst’s new elementary school
04-25-2023 3:25 PM

By REBECCA FRICKE and MEG GAGE

Classrooms infused with daylight and fresh air, small group learning spaces, a positive learning environment for children of all backgrounds and abilities. This is our vision for the new Amherst elementary school building, and we hope you will join us...


Guest columnist Weston Dripps: 
04-24-2023 1:42 PM

By WESTON DRIPPS

I feel compelled to offer a few key facts relevant to the April 3 guest column, “Amherst College’s tree problem” that didn’t make it into the final column. The piece suggested that sustainability isn’t top of mind when it comes to the college’s...


Columnist Jim Cahillane: Florida 2023: Closed minds. Open carry!
04-18-2023 7:21 PM

‘Florida parents upset by Michelangelo’s ‘David’ force out principal,” Washington Post, March 24: Firing a Florida charter school principal for forgetting to notify parents of sixth grade students of Renaissance classical art seems a bit of a...


My Turn: Citizens must rise up against guns, and for our children
04-17-2023 5:30 PM

By ROB OKUN

“Until people start to go into the streets and protest, we’re not going to see the changes … If you don’t have the people rising up, like what they did with civil rights, like what they did to end the Vietnam War … If you don’t have that,...


Columnist Sara Weinberger: Celebrating the art of enslaved potters
04-16-2023 11:25 PM

By SARA WEINBERGER

On the first Sunday in February, I ascended the steps of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, bought my ticket, and headed for an exhibition that friends had urged me to see. “Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield South Carolina,”...


Guest columnist Randy Kehler: War, taxes, democracy, and me
04-16-2023 11:24 PM

By RANDY KEHLER

My partner Betsy and I have often been referred to, usually derisively, as “tax resisters,” or “tax refusers,” which implies that we are people who refuse to pay all taxes, across the board. In fact, we’ve always paid all of our state and local taxes....


Guest columnist Patrick O’Connor: Competing against bias — Playing soccer in white communities
04-14-2023 11:41 AM

By PATRICK O’CONNOR

I considered not writing about my son’s experience playing soccer this winter. I didn’t want to turn a positive —  children competing, learning teamwork and having fun — into a negative, experiencing racial biases in white suburban communities in the...


Guest columnist Gene Stamell: I may need some help choosing my next iPhone
04-14-2023 11:39 AM

By GENE STAMELL

I need a new cellphone. My iPhone 8 is more than just six generations old; it is cracked and crotchety, begging to be replaced. And, unfortunately, I am wedded to purchasing iPhones. I have used Apple products, exclusively, throughout my...


Columnist John Paradis: Santiago a game changer for veterans
04-13-2023 5:37 PM

By JOHN PARADIS

First impressions are important.“I know what I don’t know,” says Dr. Jon Santiago at a recent meeting with veterans as Gov. Maura Healey’s secretary of veterans’ services, a newly created cabinet-level position.Santiago approaches this new chapter in...


Guest columnist John McVeigh: Kudos to new Hilltown ambulance director
04-13-2023 5:31 PM

By JOHN MCVEIGH

So for many years I have been complaining about the direction that Hilltown Community Ambulance Association was going in with their former director and some board members, publicly, privately and recently at Huntington’s Annual Town Meeting last June....


Guest columnist Jonathan Kahane: What I’ve learned from a lifetime of banking
04-12-2023 6:23 PM

By JONATHAN KAHANE

I have been rather surprised about the paucity of columns and letters on the opinion page from Gazette readers concerning the latest banking crisis, which has affected the neighborhood and the world at large, for that matter. My assumption is that...


Columnist Tolley M. Jones: Still exhausted
04-12-2023 6:21 PM

By TOLLEY M. JONES

“What upon Earth is the matter with the American people? Do they really covet the world’s ridicule as well as their own social and political ruin?”― Frederick DouglassI am still so tired.I am tired of having so many upsetting and horrible things...


Guest columnist James Levine: Children need patience, care to escape grip of trauma
04-10-2023 1:29 PM

By JAMES LEVINE

‘Childhood trauma.” We hear these words so often that they’ve lost any kind of concise meaning. Virtually all children confront disturbing experiences, and rates of their diagnosed mental struggles have increased significantly, but not every one of...


Guest columnist Lauren Rollins: Northampton’s economic future in hands of local banks 
04-09-2023 1:03 PM

By LAUREN ROLLINS

Scores of Northampton residents gathered at the corner of King and Main streets last month to protest the installation of a new sign over the former Silverscape building. The “centerpiece of Northampton” was officially sold to JP Morgan Chase last...


Guest columnist Lisa Aronson Fontes: Let all people be free — including at home
04-06-2023 8:45 AM

By LISA ARONSON FONTES

In this Passover season, Jews savor the taste of freedom after being enslaved in Egypt in ancient times. We also pledge our commitment to helping liberate those who today are trapped by poverty, war, disease, and modern forms of confinement. We...


Guest columnist Britt Crow-Miller: Amherst College’s tree problem
04-03-2023 4:32 PM

By BRITT CROW-MILLER

As an Amherst resident living in a residential neighborhood where all but a few properties are owned directly by Amherst College, I am deeply concerned with how Amherst College manages its off-campus property when it comes to trees.The Amherst College...


Columnist Joanna Buoniconti: The art of trusting strangers
04-03-2023 3:20 PM

By JOANNA BUONICONTI

Five mornings of the week, I am awakened by the sound of soft footsteps echoing around my bed. They serve as the preamble for moments later when my nurse-of-the-day peels off my sleep mask covering my eyes, allowing the morning sunlight to temporarily...


Northampton Climate Coalition: 
04-02-2023 2:56 PM

By ADELE FRANKS

Nine months ago, with the climate emergency escalating, Climate Action Now brought together organizers from climate action groups in the city of Northampton to discuss a burning question: “What meaningful action can we take here in the city in which...


Guest columnists Renee Seacor and John Maguranis: Coexisting with coyotes takes a consistent community response — not sharpshooters
04-02-2023 2:56 PM

By RENEE SEACOR and JOHN MAGURANIS

City dwellers take many forms. In Boston and cities across Massachusetts, hundreds of different species call our cities home, including foxes, raccoons, bald eagles and coyotes.It’s surprising for most urban dwellers to learn that species such as...


Guest columnist Alan Kanner: Another state of the union address: Democracy in danger 
03-30-2023 12:44 PM

By ALAN KANNER

Two months after Biden’s State of the Union address here is another address and it is evident that another State of the Union be heard.Ladies and gentlemen, I want to inform you that the State of the Union has weakened. Not since the time of the Civil...

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