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Supporters celebrate passage of Amherst Town Meeting resolution 11/04/09

Supporters celebrate passage of Amherst Town Meeting resolution 11/04/09

(l-r) NMG Director Nancy Talanian, Select Board Member Gerry Weiss, and Lead Petitioner Ruth Hooke

News Release: Amherst (MA) Special Town Meeting Approves Resolution to Welcome Cleared Guantanamo Detainees

November 4, 2009On Wednesday evening, Amherst Special Town Meeting approved a resolution welcoming one or two cleared Guantánamo Bay detainees to the community once Congress lifts its current ban. It is the first municipality in the nation to do so.