Editorial: Rosenberg resignation the right move to regain trust
May04

Editorial: Rosenberg resignation the right move to regain trust

We had been waiting a long time for it, but the speed of the events it set in motion once it finally arrived was breathtaking. The state Senate announced an independent ethics investigation of former Senate President Stan Rosenberg of Amherst in December. It took five months for a report to be delivered to the public, along with a rebuke for Rosenberg. And one day after that, Rosenberg resigned. Rosenberg ascended to the Senate...

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Cinemadope: Getting schooled on schools – A Backpack Full of Cash
Apr16

Cinemadope: Getting schooled on schools – A Backpack Full of Cash

American schools — and the teachers and students that fill their halls — have been in the news quite a bit lately. More and more, it seems that the reality of the classroom has become lost in a fog of “thoughts and prayers.” But it isn’t only during the aftermath of what seems to be an unyielding string of school shootings that the clang of disconnect rings out; listen to the everyday stories of those who live and work in...

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Back Talk: Hurrah for ranked choice voting!
Apr10

Back Talk: Hurrah for ranked choice voting!

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our letters to the editor page. Here you’ll find reader comments on Advocate articles and other news. We collect readers’ opinions from emails, letters, Facebook comments, and comments to valleyadvocate.com. Want to get in on this? Email deisen@valleyadvocate.com and put “BackTalk” or “letter to the editor” in the subject. Hurrah for ranked choice voting in Amherst (In response to “Voting politicians off the...

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Pick of the Day 4/10:  A Better Chance Gospel Choir Concert in Amherst
Apr10

Pick of the Day 4/10: A Better Chance Gospel Choir Concert in Amherst

Tonight, Grace Episcopal Church in Amherst will host the Better Chance Gospel Choir Concert.  Choirs include the Amherst Area Gospel Choir, the Amherst Regional High School Chorale, the Hampshire Young People’s Chorus, and the Resurrect Gospel Choir at Amherst College.  You’re welcome to light refreshments from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. prior to the show in the Connector.  You’ll get a chance to the Amherst A Better Chance...

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Pick of the Day 4/7: The Local Vocal Chord Bowl at Amherst Regional High
Apr06

Pick of the Day 4/7: The Local Vocal Chord Bowl at Amherst Regional High

Who doesn’t want to support the arts in public schools? On Saturday, April 7, you can. Watch nine great a cappella groups sing for music and arts enrichment in the Amherst and Northampton public school systems. Proceeds will be divided between the two and will be earmarked for music and arts education. You can’t beat that with a stick. Tickets can be purchased at various local businesses and are $8 to $14. Concert starts at 7 p.m....

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