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MOST READ: TOP FIVE MOST READ ARTICLES LAST WEEK
1. Fort River School Leadership Stepping Down In June – Toni Cunningham
2. Teachers’ Union, School Committee Commit To “Opportunities For In Person Learning” – by Marla Goldberg Jamate
3. Amherst To Hold Vaccine Clinic Week Of February 1 – Amherst Indy
4. Letter: Amherst Should Support Research On Local Racial Disparities – by Michele Miller and Matthew Andrews
5. Town Councilor Criticized For Offensive Comments At Community Safety Working Group Forum – by Maura Keene

WHAT”S IN THIS ISSUE?

ARTS
Photo Of The Week. Cold Prayers By Shoshona King

COVID-19
COVID-19 Cases Increase At UMass

Parents Voice Concerns Over Prolonged Remote Learning As Effort Is Launched for Partial School Reopening In March by Marla Goldberg Jamate

COVID-19 Daily Update by Art and Maura Keene

CAMPUS
COVID-19 Cases Increase At UMass

UMass Amherst Launches Black Presence Initiative

UMass Researchers Name Top Climate, Air, And Water Polluters

ENVIRONMENT
Town Council To Consider A Resolution Against Wood-burning Power Plant In Springfield by Martha Hanner

UMass Researchers Name Top Climate, Air, And Water Polluters

EVENTS
Town Will Celebrate The Lunar New Year Virtually

FEATURES
Local Chapter of Generation Ratify Fights for Ratification Of The Equal Rights Amendment by Maura Keene

From Other Sources: News For And About Amherst (#30). A Special Focus On Reopening Schools by Art Keene

Photo Of The Week. Cold Prayers By Shoshona King

COVID-19 Daily Update by Art and Maura Keene

LETTERS / OPINION
Letter: Jones Library Needs Responsible Planning And Respect For Staff, Not A Costly New Building by Christina Platt

Letter: A Multitude of Questions About Proposed Zoning Changes In Amherst by Gerry Weiss

Letter: As New Zoning Is Discussed, Key Questions Remain Unanswered by Suzannah Fabing Muspratt

LIBRARY
Letter: Jones Library Needs Responsible Planning And Respect For Staff, Not A Costly New Building by Christina Platt

SCHOOLS
Parents Voice Concerns Over Prolonged Remote Learning As Effort Is Launched for Partial School Reopening In March by Marla Goldberg Jamate

From Other Sources: News For And About Amherst (#30). A Special Focus On Reopening Schools by Art Keene

SOCIAL JUSTICE
UMass Amherst Launches Black Presence Initiative

Local Chapter of Generation Ratify Fights for Ratification Of The Equal Rights Amendment by Maura Keene

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Town Council To Consider A Resolution Against Wood-burning Power Plant In Springfield by Martha Hanner

Zoning Subcommittee Considers Increased Density In Neighborhoods Near Downtown by Maura Keene

Zoning Subcommittee’s Work To Be Rolled Into Planning Board Meetings by Maura Keene

ZBA Continues Hearing On Contested Garage Conversion by Hilda Greenbaum

ZONING
Zoning Subcommittee Considers Increased Density In Neighborhoods Near Downtown by Maura Keene

Zoning Subcommittee’s Work To Be Rolled Into Planning Board Meetings by Maura Keene

ZBA Continues Hearing On Contested Garage Conversion by Hilda Greenbaum

Letter: A Multitude of Questions About Proposed Zoning Changes In Amherst by Gerry Weiss

Letter: As New Zoning Is Discussed, Key Questions Remain Unanswered by Suzannah Fabing Muspratt

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