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Guest columnist Portia S. Bonner: Common purpose can bridge divide
06-18-2024 7:59 PM

By PORTIA S. BONNER

 I am writing to the public in response to the teacher union’s vote of no confidence. This action is widespread across the commonwealth over the past several years, and is a common device designed to divide the district and the community. Fewer than...


Evan Naismith: Democrats must reclaim the Stars and Stripes
06-18-2024 7:57 PM

Two decades ago, Republicans harnessed American symbols to secure George W. Bush a second term, persuading voters that supporting him equated to backing the nation and its troops. Through ubiquitous stars and stripes branding, they cemented their...


Claire Cocco: Supporting our future leaders
06-18-2024 7:57 PM

Thank you to the Gazette for featuring the wonderful Amherst Regional High School graduating class of 2024 in your June 10 issue. The educators and clerical staff of the Amherst Pelham Education Association are excited to highlight the achievements of...


Matteo Pangallo: UMass could donate use of ARHS graduation venue
06-18-2024 7:57 PM

I was surprised and disappointed to read that the decision to hold the Amherst Regional High School graduation at the UMass Fine Arts Center rather than the Mullins Center “was largely based on cost” (“Graduation venue decision,” Gazette, June 15)....


Paul Kaplan: Kudos to Tolley Jones and others
06-18-2024 7:57 PM

I am writing to express my appreciation for columnist Tolley Jones, but also for all your regular columnists. Facing what we all know are limited resources, you consistently present compelling journalism on your opinion page. The latest example is...


Columnist Razvan Sibii: Either respect U.S. immigration law or admit you don’t really care
06-17-2024 6:05 PM

By RAZVAN SIBII

Earlier this month, the White House put out a “Fact Sheet” meant to explain President Biden’s latest immigration-related executive action, which orders American authorities to drastically limit many immigrants’ ability to make their case for asylum...


Patricia Ramsey: What does a recession look like?
06-17-2024 6:04 PM

According to polls, the majority of Americans believe we are in a deep recession. Huh? What are they seeing?Do they personally know many people actively seeking employment and coming up empty? Do they see long lines at hiring events? Are they looking...


Don Ogden: No time for third party now
06-17-2024 6:04 PM

Olin Rose-Bardawil’s recent column “Americans want more than two choices” [Gazette, June 14], concerns something I have pondered many times in the past. I have supported third-party candidates, sometimes criticized by Democrats for my position. That...


Bill Clements: We have a huge choice now
06-17-2024 6:04 PM

Regarding Olin Rose-Bardawil’s column “Americans want more than two choices” [Gazette, June 14], I disagree. We have a huge choice. Republican politicians don’t believe in governing. They only seek power to do one thing: cut taxes. They are...


Barbara Black: Council should support the mayor’s budget
06-17-2024 6:04 PM

I am writing in support of Mayor Gina-Louise Sciarra’s budget proposal and urge the City Council to approve it at their next meeting. I appreciate that the mayor has increased school funding from the original proposed 4% to 8% over last year’s...


Janine Roberts: Unraveling my white supremacist history
06-16-2024 8:56 PM

By JANINE ROBERTS

There were rumors that my Roberts great-grandparents were enslavers in Culpeper County, Virginia. I began researching them before a 2023 southern road trip with a friend of 50 years, Delores Brown. Exploring Georgia, where she lived as a child with...


David Sloviter: Jones Library board must go
06-16-2024 8:54 PM

The board of the Jones Library must step down and take the director and the inept over-compensated fundraisers with them. The newest decision to use endowment funds money to make the proposed expansion work is irresponsible and inappropriate in the...


Columnist Rev. Andrea Ayvazian: The co-op at the heart of the community
06-14-2024 3:53 PM

By THE REV. ANDREA AYVAZIAN

It was in 1998 when a small group of visionary folks who care about healthy food, supporting local farms and farmers, and building community started meeting in each other’s living rooms to discuss the idea of creating a food co-op in Northampton. The...


Guest columnists Austin Sarat and Sharon Sharry: Why Jones Library expansion remains best option
06-14-2024 3:52 PM

By AUSTIN SARAT and SHARON SHARRY

 The Jones Library trustees remain convinced that the proposed library renovation and expansion project represents the right vision for Amherst’s main library. This vision has been repeatedly endorsed by town residents and their government. Put...


Ginny Hamilton: Jones Library claims
06-14-2024 3:49 PM

Even with proposed cuts to the Jones Library renovation and expansion plans, the result will be a net-zero ready building. Plans remain in place to eliminate the fossil fuel HVAC system. Solar panels were not in the original bid documents; the...


Mary Sayer: Library or second Bangs Community Center?
06-14-2024 3:49 PM

When I read about the current plans for the renovation of the Jones library, it sounds more like the description of a second Bangs Community Center, a building with only a nod to history (front façade retained), a massed building at the back with...


Guest columnist Harriet Diamond: How Cottage St. lost its vibe
06-13-2024 7:19 PM

By HARRIET DIAMOND

 I am writing as a member of the Cottage Street Tenants’ Association of Eastampton. We formed this group in response to sudden unreasonable rent increases of 25-125% for studio spaces. Riverside Industries owns the building at One Cottage Street and...


Guest columnist Eric Cochrane: More housing not the enemy
06-13-2024 7:19 PM

By ERIC COCHRANE

 Several years ago at a cafe in Amherst, I overheard a mom of two former classmates rant about Pioneer Valley kids moving to New York City. She added that she grew up there and moved away when she turned 18, complaining about how terrible and smelly...


Columnist Olin Rose-Bardawil: Americans want more than two choices
06-13-2024 7:18 PM

By OLIN ROSE-BARDAWIL

As the 2024 election has heated up, I have noticed increased discussion of the role of independent and third-party candidates in American politics.As many know, these conversations have emerged in light of Robert F. Kennedy’s independent campaign for...


Columnist Tolley M. Jones: Will there be time?
06-12-2024 5:44 PM

By TOLLEY M. JONES

A year ago, my dearest friend Kirsten’s life abruptly and shockingly ended. A year ago she came into my car as I drove in terror to her house, to say goodbye to me when I was not ready, nor prepared, to say goodbye to her. A year ago this week, we...

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