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Hampshire College's state of flux concerns Amherst town manager

Source Date: 
Monday, February 11, 2019

AMHERST - Town Manager Paul Bockelman is concerned about Hampshire College's uncertain future - and not just because he is an alumnus.

In his most recent report to the Town Council, a document that routinely discusses myriad issues in the community, Bockelman included a statement about Hampshire, which recently announced it would not accept student applicants for the coming fall semester.

"With 648 acres of land, Hampshire is a major landholder in the Town and with approximately 400 full-time and 50 part-time employees, one of our largest employers," Bockelman wrote.

"I continue to work on this issue with interest expressed from stakeholders at Hampshire College, the region's business community, and government officials," he wrote in the report dated Feb. 6.

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