This is a genealogy of a newspaper that stared before the Civil War; when printing was the primary means of disseminating information. In its 140-year history the paper chronicled national and local events and the people who lived in the region. It had various names, owners and publishers over the decades but the line was unbroken until 1984.
Phyllis Lehrer moved to Amherst in 1968. She started as a part – time reporter at the Amherst Record in 1976 covering the schools. From there she became a regular member of the staff and covered other boards and committees as well as Town Meeting.
When the paper closed in 1984, she joined the Amherst Bulletin.
It was at the Amherst Record that the Lehrer Report column was born; it continues to be published in the Amherst Bulletin.