Hess Express, West Street, South Amherst
It took almost exactly a month -- but probably their least profitable month of the year anyway -- to switch out the gas tanks and add diesel to the Hess Express, the busiest little convenience store in South Amherst and probably in the top two for all of little old Amherst.
No doubt they will be serving a slew of students and their parents over the next few weeks, only they will have to stick to gas, bread, milk, coffee and lottery tickets as our Select Board recently turned them down unanimously for a beer/wine permit.
Meanwhile the Snell Street Bridge replacement, the state project two miles up the road, seems to be moving along. The new replacement steel superstructure is now on site and certainly fits the motif of Amherst as a "green community."
Snell Street replacement bridge
Family of turkeys in South Amherst