APRIL 2020

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SPRING

First Sign of Spring

by Cliff Ann Wales

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      Not this year! The new norm is suspensions, cancellations and postponements.  Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on spring events.  As a community we have turned all our efforts to combating the virus, staying healthy by social distancing and protecting our vulnerable groups.  Vigilance is the new norm.

      So, I turn to fickle mother nature and she doesn’t fail us.  Yes, she dropped 6 inches of “poor man’s fertilizer” on us last week, but it melts fast with the warm sun rays.  I found a forsythia bush blooming in a parking lot.  I had forgotten how beautiful that small but bright yellow flower looked after a long winter.  Spring bulbs are up and tree pollen is in the air.  Yippee!

For years the first sure sign of spring for me was opening day at Fenway Park.  It meant the days were longer, warmer and late spring snowstorms were in the rearview mirror.  With Patriots Day on the 18th of April and the BAA Marathon to follow, I could feel spring in the air.

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CONSERVATION

ACC & ARPD Combine to Buy Golf Course

AMHERST – The former Buckmeadow Golf Course includes 40± acres plus 17 acres of easement from neighboring condominiums...

TOWN

Town Clerk's Window is Open for Business

AMHERST – To limit exposure during the Covid-19 Pandemic, the walkup window has limited hours and services offered. Call us...

RECENT UPDATES

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SCHOOLS

Mike Berry Selected New SHS Principal

AMHERST – “…an experienced, successful high school principal with an extensive track record that demonstrates putting students first…” 

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CLUBS

Garden Club to Host May 7th Webinar

AMHERST – "Encouraging Wildlife Diversity in Designed Landscapes" will likely be held online, but closed to the public. Details on the AGC website...  

UPDATE

School Update from SAU's Adam Steel

AMHERST – Our school districts have experienced unprecedented change since March. Students and staff met the transition to remote learning

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HISTORY

The Oldest Homes in Amherst

AMHERST – Historian Katrina Holman goes outside the Village and researches homes built before 1760. Pick up your laptop or mobile device and enjoy ... 

LETTERS

Thank You for Isolating & Sheltering in Place ...

LIBRARY

Amherst Town Library Closed Until Further Notice – Now Has At-Home Activities ...

REGION

Souhegan High Senior Receives DAR Good Citizens Award ...