WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE?

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The Indy is now posting more than two “pages” of new items each week. Last week, some of our readers suggested that newcomers to the site might be limiting their reading to the first page and that it would be helpful to provide a table of contents (TOC) listing all new content. And so we’re trying that now. Let us know what you think and, if you’d like this to continue, how you think it should be organized. This week we’re trying to organize the content topically.

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Analytics
Last week we started running analytics to get a sense of which articles are being read the most and when. From time to time we’ll share some of this information with you. Here are our five most-read articles from last week.

1. .PHASED RE-OPENING PLANNED FOR AMHERST, PELHAM, AND REGIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS – Marla Goldberg Jamate
2. SINGLE POLLING STATION PROPOSED FOR AMHERST VOTERS. VOTING BY MAIL ENCOURAGED – Maria Kopicki
3. OPINION: JONES LIBRARY BUDGET MEETING – DOLLARS AND DEMEANOR DECREASE – Terry S. Johnson
4. STATE ISSUES NEW COVID-19 TRAVEL ORDERS – Amherst Indy
5.. .LETTER: THE LAMENTABLE SALE OF LIBRARY’S BIERSTADT MASTERPIECE GIVES US CAUSE TO RECONSIDER PROPOSED DEMOLITION OF 1993 ADDITION – Molly Turner

WHAT”S IN THIS ISSUE? NEW POSTINGS TO THE INDY, SATURDAY, JULY 25 to SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020

CAMPUSES AND SCHOOLS
MASS. TEACHERS ASSOCIATION PLEDGES TO NOT RETURN FOR FALL CLASSES UNTIL SCHOOL BUILDINGS ARE SAFE by Laura Quilter

PHASED RE-OPENING PLANNED FOR AMHERST, PELHAM, AND REGIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS by Marla Goldberg Jamate

UMASS UPDATES COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR RETURNING STUDENTS by Amherst Indy

UMASS AMHERST WILL MAKE STANDARDIZED TESTS OPTIONAL FOR FIRST-YEAR APPLICANTS FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS by Amherst Indy

POLICE, LANDLORDS SHARE CONCERNS ABOUT RETURN OF COLLEGE STUDENTS – Art Keene

OPINION: SCHOOL REOPENINGS, HEALTH AND HEALTH INEQUALITY by Danya Keene

LETTER: OBJECTS TO SCHOOL COMMITTEE ATTEMPT TO STRIKE COST ESTIMATES FROM CROCKER FARM REPORT Toni Cunningham

COMMUNITY
AMHERST NEIGHBORS BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH VIRTUAL GATHERINGS by Stephen Braun and Elizabeth Welsh

COVID-19
COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE by Art and Maura Keene

UMASS UPDATES COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR RETURNING STUDENTS by Amherst Indy

BOARD OF HEALTH MANDATES FACE MASKS/COVERINGS IN PART OF THE TOWN by Amherst Indy

TOWN & UMASS ESTABLISH COVID-19 WORKING GROUP by Amherst Indy

FEATURES
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: GREEN BEANS IN MEG AND STEVE’S GARDEN by Steve King

COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE by Art and Maura Keene

FACT CHECK: “THIS WEEK AT THE JONES LIBRARY: JULY 19 – 25” by Terry S. Johnson

LETTERS/OPINION
LETTER: TOWN MUST CONSIDER DISPARATE IMPACTS OF POLICIES ON VULNERABLE AND MARGINALIZED POPULATIONSAnita Sarro

LETTER: OBJECTS TO SCHOOL COMMITTEE ATTEMPT TO STRIKE COST ESTIMATES FROM CROCKER FARM REPORTToni Cunningham

OPINION: TOWN SHOULD EMBRACE REPARATIONS TO REDRESS THE DAMAGE OF WHITE SUPREMACY by Matthew Andrews

OPINION: ONLY A GLOBAL GREEN NEW DEAL WILL WORK by Russ Vernon-Jones

OPINION: SCHOOL REOPENINGS, HEALTH AND HEALTH INEQUALITY by Danya Keene

OPINION: AMHERST NEEDS TO PROTECT WORKERS FROM WAGE THEFT by Tom Juravich

LIBRARIES
MASSACHUSETTS PUBLIC LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM PAUSED FOR FY2021 by Amherst Indy

FACT CHECK OF “THIS WEEK AT THE JONES LIBRARY: JULY 19 – 25” by Terry S. Johnson

TOWN GOVERNMENT
ZBA APPROVES FIFTH RETAIL MARIJUANA OUTLET by Hilda Greenbaum

METERED PARKING ENFORCEMENT RESUMES AUGUST 3 by Amherst Indy

TOWN & UMASS ESTABLISH COVID-19 WORKING GROUP by Amherst Indy

BOARD OF HEALTH MANDATES FACE MASKS/COVERINGS IN PART OF THE TOWN by Amherst Indy

NO SWIMMING AT FORT RIVER/ WENTWORTH FARM CONSERVATION AREA by Amherst Indy

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  1. The new format for displaying contents is great! I was able to find the articles that I wanted to read easily. Thank you.

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