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ANALYTICS 
Number of Unique Page Views:
Last 30 days: 12,043 (-38)
Last Week: 3680 (+12)
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Last 30 Days: 5910 (-94)
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MOST READ: TOP FIVE MOST READ ARTICLES IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
1. Parent Group Urges Teachers To Push Union Back To The Negotiating Table –by Toni Cunningham
2. Opinion: Expanding The Jones Library Comes At Too High A Cost – Toni Cunningham
3. 85 Percent of Hampshire County Towns Have Had In-Person Learning—When Will We? – Allecia Reid
4. Amherst Town Clerk Shavena Martin Submits Resignation – by Marla Goldberg Jamate
5. Covid-19 Surge At UMass Slows, But Amherst Public Schools Still Closed Amid Region’s Growing Caseload by Marla Goldberg Jamate

MOST READ: TOP FIVE MOST READ ARTICLES LAST WEEK
1. COVID-19 Daily Update by Art and Maura Keene
2. Letter: Amherst Residents Need To Speak Up Now On Downtown Development Plans – Ira Bryck
3. Council May Vote On New Zoning Priorities This Week –by Maura Keene
4. Town Agrees To Buy Properties On Belchertown Road For Affordable Housing Development by Toni Cunningham
5. Opinion: Re-Zoning Before Planning? by Janet McGowan

WHAT”S IN THIS ISSUE?

COVID-19
Governor Baker Announces New Post-Christmas Restrictions To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19

What We Know About The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout In Massachusetts

Town Offers More Drive-Up Covid-19 Testing On Tuesday December 29

FEATURES
Town Manager’s Report For December 21, 2020

Photo Of The Week: An Indy December Gallery by Art Keene

LETTERS / OPINION

Letter: An Open Letter To Amherst Town Government. Your Proposed Zoning Changes Require Input From The Community by Ira Bryck

Letter: Library Expansion Is A Worthwhile Investment by David Lithgow

Opinion: What The Marriage Equality Struggle Taught Us About Making Change by Stan Rosenberg

LIBRARIES
Letter: Library Expansion Is A Worthwhile Investment by David Lithgow

LOCAL EVENTS
Virtual Community Kwanzaa Celebration Slated For Saturday December 26

Holiday Celebrations Find New Home At North Amherst’s Mill District by Hilda Greenbaum

SOCIAL JUSTICE
Opinion: What The Marriage Equality Struggle Taught Us About Making Change by Stan Rosenberg

TOWN GOVERNMENT
After Contentious Debate, Council Postpones Vote On New Zoning Priorities To January 4 by Maura Keene

Town Completes Construction of Mutli-use Paths On East Hadley Road

Town Manager’s Report For December 21, 2020

ZONING
After Contentious Debate, Council Postpones Vote On New Zoning Priorities To January 4 by Maura Keene

Letter: An Open Letter To Amherst Town Government. Your Proposed Zoning Changes Require Input From The Community by Ira Bryck

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