Mass. Senate President Stan Rosenberg, other public officials reflect on passing of Amherst Town Manager John Musante
When John P. Musante was named the Town Manager by Amherst the Select Board in September of 2010, those attending the meeting applauded after the unanimous vote. Musante's sudden passing on Sunday morning has shocked his colleagues and friends. "This is a tremendous loss of a dedicated father and husband as well as a talented, highly respected and committed professional," said Select Board chair Alisa V. Brewer in a prepared statement on the town website. "John always worked to make his beloved Amherst the best it could be. Our thoughts are with his family at this time."