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MOST READ: TOP FIVE MOST READ ARTICLES LAST WEEK
1. Amherst Regional Public Schools Look Toward Extended Closure – by Marla Goldberg Jamate
2. Opinion: Early Thoughts On The Not-Yet-Concluded Presidential Election And Trump’s Likely Departure – by Art Keene
3. Governor Baker Issues New COVID-19 Restrictions, Advisories
4. Photo Of The Week: Views From The Count Every Vote Action In Amherst by Shel Horowitz and Toon Fuderich
5. Opinion: Why Are Our Schools Closed? by William Kaizen

WHAT”S IN THIS ISSUE?

BUDGET
Public Forum on Budget Scheduled for Thursday, November 19 by Art Keene

Hybrid Ambulance Wins Finance Committee Support by Toni Cunningham

Budget Coordinating Committee: Amherst has Maintained Fiscal Health; The Coming Year Remains Uncertain by Maura Keene

CAMPUS /SCHOOLS
Amherst COVID-19 Cases Surge Again, Mostly Among UMass Students by Marla Goldberg Jamate

Elementary School Building Project Update by Maria Kopicki

Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research Launches At UMass College Of Education

Letter: Let’s Support Each Other As We All Work To Control This Raging Virus by Chris Herland

CLIMATE / ENVIRONMENT
Opinion: Local and Green, Curbing Climate Disaster by Modeling Indigenous Values by Darcy DuMont

COVID-19
Amherst COVID-19 Cases Surge Again, Mostly Among UMass Students by Marla Goldberg Jamate

Inroducing Amherst’s New Health Director, Emma Dragon

Letter: Let’s Support Each Other As We All Work To Control This Raging Virus by Chris Herland

COVID-19 Daily Update by Art and Maura Keene

CPAC
Public Weighs In On Community Proposals As CPAC Begins Deliberations On What To Fund In The Coming Year by Art Keene

Letter: CPAC Urged To Reject Jones Library Funding Request by Terry S. Johnson

ELECTIONS
Opinion: The Path Forward. Thoughts On Transitioning To A Post-Trump Government by Art Keene

EVENTS
Second People’s Assembly To Be Held Sunday 11/15 Via Zoom by Amilcar Shabazz

Public Forum on Budget Scheduled for Thursday, November 19 by Art Keene

FEATURES
Photo Of The Week. Clover Fringed With Frost by Barbara Pearson

Town Manager’s Report For November 9, 2020

HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Historical Commission Considers Revision of Demolition Bylaw by Hilda Greenbaum

Letter: 40R Overlay District Would Sacrifice Control Over Historic Properties and Undermine Our Master Plan by Suzzanah Muspratt

HOUSING
Changes At Craig’s Doors Shelter by Maura Keene

LETTERS / OPINION
Letter: Let’s Support Each Other As We All Work To Control This Raging Virus by Chris Herland

Letter: 40R Overlay District Would Sacrifice Control Over Historic Properties and Undermine Our Master Plan by Suzanah Muspratt

Letter: CPAC Urged To Rey ject Jones Library Funding Request by Terry S. Johnson

Opinion: The Path Forward. Thoughts On Transitioning To A Post-Trump Government by Art Keene

Opinion: Local and Green, Curbing Climate Disaster by Modeling Indigenous Values by Darcy DuMont

SOCIAL AND RACIAL JUSTICE
Second People’s Assembly To Be Held Sunday 11/15 Via Zoom by Amilcar Shabazz

Town Manager Recommends Seven Appointments to Community Safety Working Group by Art Keene

Town Council Adopts Wage Theft Bylaw by Maura Keene

Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research Launches At UMass College Of Education

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Public Weighs In On Community Proposals As CPAC Begins Deliberations On What To Fund In The Coming Year by Art Keene

Elementary School Building Project Update by Maria Kopicki

Town Manager Recommends Seven Appointments to Community Safety Working Group by Art Keene

Town Council Adopts Wage Theft Bylaw by Maura Keene

Public Forum on Budget Scheduled for Thursday, November 19 by Art Keene

Hybrid Ambulance Wins Finance Committee Support by Toni Cunningham

Budget Coordinating Committee: Amherst has Maintained Fiscal Health; The Coming Year Remains Uncertain by Maura Keene

Historical Commission Considers Revision of Demolition Bylaw by Hilda Greenbaum

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