UMass holding “Community Conversations” with Amherst residents

Series of meetings being held around town

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – Many colleges are known for late parties and noisy nights, so the University of Massachusetts is working with Amherst residents to make sure they do not have to deal with the problem of bad neighbors.

The university is inviting neighbors to a series of hour-long sessions called “Community Conversations.” The idea is for Amherst residents to be able to voice any concerns, comments, or complaints. One such meeting was held Monday morning, and 22News asked a couple of town residents about how they feel about living so close to the university.

“Most of the students have been quite pleasant,” Dick Stein of Amherst said. “In fact, they help me shovel snow and ask me to complain if they’re too noisy.”

UMass’s Director of Community Relations says he understands that living next to college students isn’t always easy, and Community Conversations is a great way for residents to resolve any issues they might be having.

There are two more of these meetings being held this month. Click here for a schedule.

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