South Hadley seems to be collecting Amherst’s castoffs: Former School Superintendent Gus Sayer, Town Manager Barry Del Castilho and now Select person (former Czar) Anne Awad.
I find it hard to believe you would spend $310,000 on a new house and then rent it out.
As to whether she legally changes her address and steps down as an Amherst town official because of this relocation, Ms Awad tells the Gazette that she will “let them know.” In other words, none of your damn business!
Ms. Awad carried on a long-standing relationship with Robie Hubley then married him before telling voters--including the time leading up to his election on the Select board she chaired. Hubley paid for it last year when Alisa Brewer trounced him by a two-to-one margin.
So it’s a pretty safe bet she stall for a year, the time remaining in her Select board term, before publicly announcing this important decision.
The Amherst Select board is already struggling with image problems after allowing the Boss Hogg Town Manager to make policy: kicking the Boy Scouts Christmas tree sales off town land, or nationalizing the July 4’th Parade—something Awad tried to do a few years back when she was at the peak of her power.
The Select board, if they wish to remain relevant over the next year, need to call a Special Election and bring aboard a new member vested in the community.
The $12,000 cost of that Special Election is money well spent.