November 5 Election Guide available

Candidates for School Committee, Library Trustee, Housing Authority and Oliver Smith Will Elector.


Posted: October 25, 2019 Tags: Elections, Highlights

2020 Census Planning in Amherst

A meeting on the 2020 Census was held at Town Hall on October 10. Speakers included Mindy Domb, Rep. Paul Mark (House Committee on Redistricting), and Georgia Lowe (US Census Bureau).

Posted: October 19, 2019 Tags: Census2020, Community, Highlights, Voter Information

Source to Sea Cleanup

On a beautiful autumn Saturday morning, 100-150 volunteers converged on Groff Park in Amherst for the Fort River Watershed's section of the Connecticut River Conservancy's Source to Sea Cleanup, armed with large plastic bags.

Posted: October 17, 2019 Tags: Highlights, Sustainability and Climate Action

Candidate Forum October 28

The League of Women Voters sponsored a forum for candidates for town-wide office on October 28 at the Bangs Center, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Election Day is November 5.

Posted: October 4, 2019 Tags: Elections, Highlights

Training on Campaign Skills: Collecting Signatures for Ballot Initiatives

Two speakers from VoterChoiceMA speak about collecting signatures in support of statewide ballot initiatives.

Posted: September 19, 2019 Tags: Community, Highlights, Voter Information

Housing: The Big Picture

Housing costs have risen far more quickly than incomes in most of the country. Few units were constructed between 1980 and 2010, and even fewer of those were smaller, more affordable, units. A forum on homelessness that the League co-sponsored in 2016 identified a great need for housing to reduce the number of homeless people. The proposal by the Valley Community Development Corporation is to help meet that need.

Posted: June 10, 2019 Tags: Highlights, Social Justice

Climate Change Event Coming June 24

A program to promote open talk about climate change and suggest what individuals can do in the public arena.

Posted: May 20, 2019 Tags: Highlights, Sustainability and Climate Action

Connecticut River Legislation

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts supports several pieces of legislation that will benefit the Connecticut River and its environs. The first bill creates a statewide sewage discharge notification system and promotes awareness of sewage pollution in public waters (H751/S490). The second promotes water conservation during droughts by maintaining adequate water supplies through more effective drought management (H762/S535). The third bill establishes a "water-banking" fee on large scale water users, a measure that will provide for a sustainable water resources funds (H1761).

Posted: April 20, 2019 Tags: Highlights, Sustainability and Climate Action