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ANALYTICS 
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TOP FIVE MOST READ ARTICLES LAST WEEK
1. Library Trustees Trim Budget and Reduce Contingency Funds To Contain Library Project Costs by Toni Cunningham
2. Town Councilors Propose 180 Day Moratorium On New Construction Of Multi-Unit Buildings by Art Keene
3. Up to 75% Of Amherst Elementary School Pupils Will Be On-Site In April by Marla Goldberg Jamate
4. Letter: Jones Expansion Would Destroy Kinsey Garden – by Carol Pope
5. UMass Takes Next Steps to Build Undergraduate, Graduate, And Student Family Housing – Amherst Indy

WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE?

ARTS AND CULTURE
Cultural Council Awards Grants For Local Programs

Photo Of The Week: In The Shadow Of Tall Buildings By Kitty Axelson-Berry And Cathy Schoen

CAPITAL PROJECTS
First Steps Taken To Build New DPW Facility And South Amherst Fire Station

Public Forum On Pomeroy Village Intersection Today (SAT). Town Officials Seeking Public Feedback by Tracy Zafian

Residents Raise Concerns About Pedestrian Safety At Public Forums On Pomeroy Village Project by Tracy Zafian

CLIMATE / ENERGY
ECAC Readies Climate Action And Resiliency Plan by Annalise Peterson

Opinion: Love, Justice, And Climate Change. Doughnut Economics by Russ Vernon-Jones

COVID-19
COVID-19 Daily Update by Art and Maura Keene

DOWNTOWN
Letter: Please Sign Petition To Support Temporary Moratorium On Downtown Building Permits by Ira Bryck

Council Refers Proposal For Temporary Moratorium On New Downtown Buildings To Planning Board, GOL, and CRC by Maura Keene

Town Council Approves Plan For Redesign Of North Common And Community Preservation Act Allocations by Maura Keene

Public Comment: Moratorium Will Enable Judicious Planning For A Successful Downtown Design by Janet Keller

Letter: Moratorium Would Enable Consideration Of Unanswered Questions About Zoning by Martha and Irwin Spiegelman

Letter: Corrections To Gazette Article On Proposed Construction Moratorium by Ira Bryck

Photo Of The Week: In The Shadow Of Tall Buildings By Kitty Axelson-Berry And Cathy Schoen

EVENTS
Public Forum On Pomeroy Village Intersection Today (SAT). Town Officials Seeking Public Feedback by Tracy Zafian

Forum On Affordable Home Ownership Scheduled For March 30

League Of Women Voters Offers Workshops On Running For Elective Office

A Primer On Juneteenth by Amilcar and Demetria Shabazz

FEATURES
A Primer On Juneteenth by Amilcar and Demetria Shabazz

Almanac: Vernal Chorus by Stephen Braun

Town Manager Report for March 22, 2021

Photo Of The Week: In The Shadow Of Tall Buildings By Kitty Axelson-Berry And Cathy Schoen

HISTORY
Historical Commission OKs Work On North Amherst Library And 37/41 North Pleasant Street, Discusses Civil War Tablets by Maura Keene

A Primer On Juneteenth by Amilcar and Demetria Shabazz

LETTERS /OPINION / COMMENT
Letter: Please Sign Petition To Support Temporary Moratorium On Downtown Building Permits by Ira Bryck

Public Comment: Reject Cuts To Art And Technology Education by Kathleen Traphagen

Public Comment: Proposed Budget Cuts Disproportionately Harm English Language Learners by Jennifer Page

Public Comment: Amherst Could Become The Second City In The Nation To Offer Reparations To Black Residents by Michele Miller

Public Comment: Moratorium Will Enable Judicious Planning For A Successful Downtown Design by Janet Keller

Letter: Jones Library Has Thousands Fewer Books Than Ten Years Ago by Sarah McKee

Letter: Councilors’ Resistance To Anti-Racism Training Reflects Unwillingness To Examine Their Own Privilege by Ana Devlin-Gauthier

Letter: Moratorium Would Enable Consideration Of Unanswered Questions About Zoning by Martha and Irwin Spiegelman

Letter: Corrections To Gazette Article On Proposed Construction Moratorium by Ira Bryck

Letter: Removing Parking Spaces On North Common Is Unjustified by Judith Williams

Letter: Amherst Residents Risk Losing Access To Amherst Media And Government Productions by Jim Lescault

Opinion: Love, Justice, And Climate Change. Doughnut Economics by Russ Vernon-Jones

LIBRARY
Letter: Jones Library Has Thousands Fewer Books Than Ten Years Ago by Sarah McKee

MEDIA
Dear Readers: The Indy Seeks Additional Editors

Letter: Corrections To Gazette Article On Proposed Construction Moratorium by Ira Bryck

Letter: Amherst Residents Risk Losing Access To Amherst Media And Government Productions by Jim Lescault

NATURE
Bear Sightings On Dennis Drive by Art Keene

Almanac: Vernal Chorus by Stephen Braun

PARKING AND ROADS
Public Forum On Pomeroy Village Intersection Today (SAT). Town Officials Seeking Public Feedback by Tracy Zafian

Residents Raise Concerns About Pedestrian Safety At Public Forums On Pomeroy Village Project by Tracy Zafian

Town Council Approves Plan For Redesign Of North Common And Community Preservation Act Allocations by Maura Keen

Letter: Removing Parking Spaces On North Common Is Unjustified by Judith Williams

SCHOOLS
Public Comment: Reject Cuts To Art And Technology Education by Kathleen Traphagen

Public Comment: Proposed Budget Cuts Disproportionately Harm English Language Learners by Jennifer Page

SOCIAL JUSTICE
Amherst Groups Seeking Racial Equity And Reparations Meet To Share Work by Marla Goldberg Jamate

Public Comment: Amherst Could Become The Second City In The Nation To Offer Reparations To Black Residents by Michele Miller

Letter: Councilors’ Resistance To Anti-Racism Training Reflects Unwillingness To Examine Their Own Privilege by Ana Devlin Gauthier

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Public Forum On Pomeroy Village Intersection Today (SAT). Town Officials Seeking Public Feedback by Tracy Zafian

Council Refers Proposal For Temporary Moratorium On New Downtown Buildings To Planning Board, GOL, and CRC by Maura Keene

Town Council Approves Plan For Redesign Of North Common And Community Preservation Act Allocations by Maura Keene

First Steps Taken To Build New DPW Facility And South Amherst Fire Station

Historical Commission OKs Work On North Amherst Library And 37/41 North Pleasant Street, Discusses Civil War Tablets by Maura Keene

Proposal For Garage Conversion At Strong and East Pleasant Streets Withdrawn by Maura Keene

ECAC Readies Climate Action And Resiliency Plan by Annalise Peterson

Town Council Declares April Child Abuse Awareness And Prevention Month

Cultural Council Awards Grants For Local Programs

Letter: Moratorium Would Enable Consideration Of Unanswered Questions About Zoning by Martha and Irwin Spiegelman

Town Manager Report for March 22, 2021

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