Amherst Sanctuary Community Vote, In Favor

Amherst Sanctuary Community Vote, In Favor

Residents in Amherst will be voting on a proposed bylaw during the April 26, 2017 town meeting. The proposal would declare Amherst a sanctuary community, strengthening language from a previous resolution. The term sanctuary city has become somewhat of a controversy of...
Fisher Hospice House

Fisher Hospice House

Hospice of the Fisher home has been providing end of life care for patients and their families in Amherst for a decade. They offer in-home services, but they also have a residence for patients. Last summer, a fire ripped through the home, forcing them to shut down for...
Amherst Debate Over Legalized Marijuana Delay

Amherst Debate Over Legalized Marijuana Delay

Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure last fall making the use of recreational marijuana legal in the Commonwealth. While part of the law went into effect on December 15, the retail component was not set to go into effect until 2018. Lawmakers worked quickly...
Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

Megan McDonough, Executive Director of Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity, and Walt Kohler, HFH Building Committee Chair and long-time volunteer, discuss upcoming activities planned in Greenfield and Amherst and the work the organization does to help more people have...