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MOST READ: TOP FIVE MOST READ ARTICLES LAST WEEK
1. Opinion: Why Are Our Schools Closed? by William Kaizen
2. Amherst COVID-19 Cases Surge Again, Mostly Among UMass Students – by Marla Goldberg Jamate
3. Letter: Let’s Support Each Other As We All Work To Control This Raging Virus by Chris Herland
4. Letter: 40R Overlay District Would Sacrifice Control Over Historic Properties and Undermine Our Master Plan by Suzannah Muspratt
5. Elementary School Building Project Update by Maria Kopicki

WHAT”S IN THIS ISSUE?
BUDGET
Following Retreat, Council No Closer To Decisions On Major Capital Projects by Toni Cunningham

Public Testimony Prioritizes Community And Youth Services Over Police Funding by Art Keene

Amherst Residents To Get Tax Hike In 2021

Council Approves Purchase Of Hybrid Ambulance. Retains Single Property Tax Rate For FY 21 by Maura Keene

COMMUNITY
Second People’s Assembly Envisions a Decolonized, Anti-Racist Amherst by Art Keene

Amherst Public Schools Launch Warm Coat Drive

Amherst Survival Center Seeks Donations For Thanksgiving Meals

Not Bread Alone Will Host Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday November 26

COVID-19
New Covid-19 Cases In UMass Community Top 20 Per Day Twice this Week by Marla Goldberg Jamate

Remote Absenteeism Found To Be Worse Among Low-Income & Minority Students by Marla Goldberg Jamate

Letter: UMass Should Do More To Prevent Off-Campus Spread Of COVID-19 by Florence Rosenstock

Letter: University Has A Comprehensive COVID-19 Response by Tony Maroulis

Opinion: Why Is UMass Reopening? by Ian Rhodewalt

COVID-19 Daily Update by Art and Maura Keene

CAMPUS / SCHOOLS
New Covid-19 Cases In UMass Community Top 20 Per Day Twice this Week by Marla Goldberg Jamate

Remote Absenteeism Found To Be Worse Among Low-Income & Minority Students by Marla Goldberg Jamate

Letter: UMass Should Do More To Prevent Off-Campus Spread Of COVID-19 by Florence Rosenstock

Letter: University Has A Comprehensive COVID-19 Response by Tony Maroulis

Opinion: Why Is UMass Reopening? by Ian Rhodewalt

DEMOCRACY
Opinion: Celebration, Vigilance, And A New Burst Of Energy by Russ Vernon-Jones

Opinion: Democracy and Fine Distinctions by Michael Greenebaum

FEATURES
Town Manager Report For November 16, 2020

Photo Of The Week: Clouds Over Ashfield By Steven Sauter

LIBRARIES
$1 Million in CPAC Funds Awarded for Jones Library Special Collections. Ten Other Projects Share $1,796,613 by Art Keene

Opinion: Jones Library Budget Seesaw — Equilibrium Elusive by Terry S. Johnson

OPINION / LETTERS
Letter: UMass Should Do More To Prevent Off-Campus Spread Of COVID-19 by Florence Rosenstock

Letter: University Has A Comprehensive COVID-19 Response by Tony Maroulis

Opinion: Why Is UMass Reopening? by Ian Rhodewalt

Opinion: Celebration, Vigilance, And A New Burst Of Energy by Russ Vernon-Jones

Opinion: Democracy and Fine Distinctions by Michael Greenebaum

Opinion: Jones Library Budget Seesaw — Equilibrium Elusive by Terry S. Johnson

SOCIAL JUSTICE
Public Testimony Prioritizes Community And Youth Services Over Police Funding by Art Keene

Second People’s Assembly Envisions a Decolonized, Anti-Racist Amherst by Art Keene

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Following Retreat, Council No Closer To Decisions On Major Capital Projects by Toni Cunningham

$1 Million in CPAC Funds Awarded for Jones Library Special Collections. Ten Other Projects Share $1,796,613 by Art Keene

Planning Board Considers Plans For Newman Center And 40R Overlay Zoning by Maura Keene

Amherst Residents To Get Tax Hike In 2021

Council Approves Purchase Of Hybrid Ambulance. Retains Single Property Tax Rate For FY 21 by Maura Keene

ZBA Holds Hearings On Three Special Permit Applications

Town Awarded $1.5 Million MassWorks Grant For Improvements At Intersection of Pomeroy Lane and West Street

Town Manager Report For November 16, 2020

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