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TOP FIVE MOST-READ ARTICLES LAST WEEK
1. Finance Committee Takes No Position On Key Library Votes by Toni Cunningham
2. Opinion: Amherst At The Crossroads by Denise Barberet
3. Amherst Public Schools Prepare For Students’ Return Amid State’s Possible COVID-19 “Fourth Wave” by Marla Goldberg-Jamate
4. A Path To Home Ownership For Low-income Families by Maura Keene
5. Second Vote Needed For North Common Redesign by Maura Keene

WHAT”S IN THIS ISSUE?

ARTS AND CULTURE
Art For Clean Energy’s Student Anthology Is Now On Sale by Marisol Pierce Bonifaz

Culture Club: Circling The Zero by. William Kaizen

Photo Of The Week: UMass Hockey Advances To National Championship Game With Overtime Win By Rich Gagnon

BUDGET
Seven Million Dollars In Capital Improvements Planned For FY 2022 by Toni Cunningham

Town Council: Regional School Budget Sees $1.2M Cut. New Procedures For Planning Board Appointments Are Considered by Maura Keene

Town Council Approves Borrowing For Library Renovation And Expansion by Maura Keene

Participatory Budget Process Will Not Be Implemented For FY22 by Maura Keene

CAMPUS
Community Challenge To Support A Violence Free Community

UMass Presents Online Discussion Of Climate Crisis With Leading Energy Experts

UMass To Host Online Conference On The Legacy Of Daniel Ellsberg

Letter: Why Amherst College Should Pay $1M To Amherst Schools by Gabriel Fontes

CLIMATE / ENVIRONMENT / NATURE
UMass Presents Online Discussion Of Climate Crisis With Leading Energy Experts

Letter: Jones Library Should Be Net Zero On Day One by Anne Perkins

Opinion: Mud Season Is Here, Be Kind To Our Trails! by Ana Devline Gauthier

Opinion: Love Justice And Climate Change. Feedback Loops: Greta Thunberg Asks Us To “Educate Ourselves” by Russ Vernon-Jones

Opinion:Local and Green (#23): Every Day Is Earth Day Starting Right Now by Darcy DuMont

Almanac: Ursa Minor by Stephen Braun

COVID-19
Amherst Schools Reopen for Grades K-2, Grades 3-6 Return On Monday by Marla Goldberg-Jamate

COVID-19 Daily Update by Art and Maura Keene

DEMOCRACY
UMass To Host Online Conference On The Legacy Of Daniel Ellsberg

Opinion: We The People Need The “For The People Act” by Kate Hartford and Elaine Fronhofer

A Few Questions For Valley Action’s Gloria DiFulvio and Elaine Fronhofer by Art Keene

From Other Sources: News For And About Amherst (#33). Featured This Week: Voting Rights, Reparations, And Private Student Housing Developments by Art Keene

DOWNTOWN
Boards Weigh In On Designs For Garcia’s Restaurant And Pomeroy Lane Intersection by Hilda Greenbaum

Letter: Downtown Development Should Be Community-Driven by Stephanie Kraft

Opinion: Why Amherst Needs A Construction Moratorium by Nancy J. Gilbert

EVENTS
Community Challenge To Support A Violence Free Community

UMass Presents Online Discussion Of Climate Crisis With Leading Energy Experts

UMass To Host Online Conference On The Legacy Of Daniel Ellsberg

FEATURES
A Few Questions For Valley Action’s Gloria DiFulvio and Elaine Fronhofer by Art Keene

Culture Club: Circling The Zero by William Kaizen

Almanac: Ursa Minor by Stephen Braun

From Other Sources: News For And About Amherst (#33). Featured This Week: Voting Rights, Reparations, And Private Student Housing Developments by Art Keene

Photo Of The Week: UMass Hockey Advances To National Championship Game With Overtime Win By Rich Gagnon

Town Manager Report For April 5, 2021

LIBRARY
Letter: Jones Library Veto Petition A Foolish Bet by Kent Faerber and Lee Edwards

Amherst Residents Seek Referendum On Borrowing For Jones Library Expansion by Art Keene

Planning Board Considers North Amherst Library Renovation, Ramp For Bangs Center by Maura Keene

Town Council Approves Borrowing For Library Renovation And Expansion by Maura Keene

Letter: Jones Library Should Be Net Zero On Day One by Anne Perkins

OPINION
Letter: Jones Library Veto Petition A Foolish Bet by Kent Faerber and Lee Edwards

Public Comment: Restore Funds Needed For Arts and Technology Specials At Amherst Elementary Schools by Jennifer Page

Letter: Downtown Development Should Be Community-Driven by Stephanie Kraft

Letter: Anti-racism Work Is Not A Matter Of Convenience by Jena Schwartz

Letter: Why Amherst College Should Pay $1M To Amherst Schools. by Gabriel Fontes

Letter: Jones Library Should Be Net Zero On Day One by Anne Perkins

Opinion: We The People Need The “For The People Act” by Kate Hartford and Elaine Fronhofer

Opinion: Mud Season Is Here, Be Kind To Our Trails! by Ana Devline Gauthier

Opinion: Why Amherst Needs A Construction Moratorium by Nancy J. Gilbert

Opinion: Love Justice And Climate Change. Feedback Loops: Greta Thunberg Asks Us To “Educate Ourselves” by Russ Vernon-Jones

Opinion:Local and Green (#23): Every Day Is Earth Day Starting Right Now by Darcy DuMont

SCHOOLS
School District Reports on Advances In Diversity and Equity Work by Annalise Peterson

Art For Clean Energy’s Student Anthology Is Now On Sale by Marisol Pierce Bonifaz

Seven Million Dollars In Capital Improvements Planned For FY 2022 by Toni Cunningham

Amherst Schools Reopen for Grades K-2, Grades 3-6 Return On Monday by Marla Goldberg-Jamate

Town Council: Regional School Budget Sees $1.2M Cut. New Procedures For Planning Board Appointments Are Considered by Maura Keene

Public Comment: Restore Funds Needed For Arts and Technology Specials At Amherst Elementary Schools by Jennifer Page

Letter: Why Amherst College Should Pay $1M To Amherst Schools by Gabriel Fontes

 SOCIAL JUSTICE
School District Reports on Advances In Diversity and Equity Work by Annalise Peterson

Letter: Anti-racism Work Is Not A Matter Of Convenience by Jena Schwartz

A Few Questions For Valley Action’s Gloria DiFulvio and Elaine Fronhofer by Art Keene

From Other Sources: News For And About Amherst (#33). Featured This Week: Voting Rights, Reparations, And Private Student Housing Developments by Art Keene

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Roundabout Or Enhanced Signalized Intersection For Pomeroy Village? by Tracy Zafian

Amherst Residents Seek Referendum On Borrowing For Jones Library Expansion by Art Keene

Planning Board Considers North Amherst Library Renovation, Ramp For Bangs Center by Maura Keene

Town Council: Regional School Budget Sees $1.2M Cut. New Procedures For Planning Board Appointments Are Considered by Maura Keene

Town Council Approves Borrowing For Library Renovation And Expansion by Maura Keene

Boards Weigh In On Designs For Garcia’s Restaurant And Pomeroy Lane Intersection by Hilda Greenbaum

Town Council Accepting Applications For Planning Board

Town Drinking Water To Be Tested For Contaminants

Letter: Anti-racism Work Is Not A Matter Of Convenience by Jena Schwartz

Town Manager Report For April 5, 2021

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