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ANALYTICS 
(numbers in parentheses reflect the + or – change since last week)
Number of Unique Page Views:
Last 30 days: 26,765 (+993)
Last Week: 6658 (+460)
Number of Unique Sessions
Last 30 Days: 11,455 (+303)
Last Week: 2847 (+272)

TOP FIVE MOST-READ ARTICLES IN THE MONTH OF APRIL
1. Amherst Residents Seek Referendum On Borrowing For Jones Library Expansion by Art Keene
2. Town Disqualifies More Than One In Five Signatures On Library Borrowing Petition. Voter Rights Case Pending In Hampshire Superior Court
3. Major Discrepancies Emerge In Library Project Timeline by Toni Cunningham
4. The Eruptor Project Moves Forward In North Amherst
5. Finance Committee Takes No Position On Key Library Votes by Toni Cunningham

TOP FIVE MOST-READ STORIES LAST WEEK
1.Town Disqualifies More Than One In Five Signatures On Library Borrowing Petition. Voter Rights Case Pending In Hampshire Superior Court
2. The Eruptor Project Moves Forward In North Amherst\
3. Letter: Downtown Needs Interesting, Family-friendly Businesses by Kristie Stauch-White
4. Planning Board Approves North Amherst Library Addition. Hearing Scheduled For Proposed Downtown Construction Moratorium by Maura Keene
5. Letter: Moratorium Is Last Resort For Residents Whose Questions And Concerns Are Routinely Dismissed By Town Government by Jennifer Taub

WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE

ARTS
Bach On The Common by Michael Greenebaum

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

What’s Happening In Amherst? by Art Keene

COVID-19
Some State COVID Restrictions Relaxed

COVID-19 Daily Update by Art and Maura Keene

DOWNTOWN
Letter: Will Plans For Downtown Serve Amherst Well In The Future? by Ira Bryck

Letter: Moratorium Is Last Resort For Residents Whose Questions And Concerns Are Routinely Dismissed By Town Government by Jennifer Taub

Opinion: We Are Not A Small Group of Complainers With Too Much Time On Our Hands! Hundreds Of Amherst Residents Weigh In On The Proposed Construction Moratorium by Ira Bryck

ENVIRONMENT / NATURE
Letter: Amherst Has Until May 15 To Opt Out Of Indiscriminate Aerial Spraying For Mosquito Control BY Brenda Davies

Almanac: Conspiracy by Stephen Braun

EVENTS
What’s Happening In Amherst? by Art Keene

FEATURES
Dear Reader by Art Keene

Bach On The Common by Michael Greenebaum

Almanac: Conspiracy by Stephen Braun

From Other Sources (#35): News For And About Amherst. Featured This Week: Alternatives To Policing (#2) by Art Keene

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

What’s Happening In Amherst? by Art Keene


ISSUES AND ANALYSES
Economics In A Small College Town by Gerald Friedman and Maral Asik

LIBRARY
Amherst Petitioners Appeal To Board Of Registrars Over Wrongfully Rejected Signatures by Art Keene

Town Disqualifies More Than One In Five Signatures On Library Borrowing Petition. Voter Rights Case Pending In Hampshire Superior Court

OPINION
Letter: Amherst Has Until May 15 To Opt Out Of Indiscriminate Aerial Spraying For Mosquito Control by Brenda Davies

Letter: Will Plans For Downtown Serve Amherst Well In The Future? by Ira Bryck

Letter: Moratorium Is Last Resort For Residents Whose Questions And Concerns Are Routinely Dismissed By Town Government by Jennifer Taub

Opinion: We Are Not A Small Group of Complainers With Too Much Time On Our Hands! Hundreds Of Amherst Residents Weigh In On The Proposed Construction Moratorium by Ira Bryck

POLICE
Consultants To CSWG Recommend Changes For Amherst Police by Maura Keene

Second Symposium on Reparations: Research Results And An Interview with the Founders by Maura Keene

Students Urge Funding Shift From Policing To Schools by Toni Cunningham

An Introduction To Police Abolition For Amherst Residents by Defund 413 Amherst

From Other Sources (#35): News For And About Amherst. Featured This Week: Alternatives To Policing (#2) by Art Keene

SOCIAL JUSTICE
Second Symposium on Reparations: Research Results And An Interview with the Founders by Maura Keene

Consultants To CSWG Recommend Changes For Amherst Police by Maura Keene

Students Urge Funding Shift From Policing To Schools by Toni Cunningham

UMass Poll Finds Majority Of Americans Oppose Reparations for Descendants Of Slaves. Slim Pluralities Support Statehood For D.C. And Puerto Rico

Amherst Petitioners Appeal To Board Of Registrars Over Wrongfully Rejected Signatures by Art Keene

Town Disqualifies More Than One In Five Signatures On Library Borrowing Petition. Voter Rights Case Pending In Hampshire Superior Court

An Introduction To Police Abolition For Amherst Residents by Defund 413 Amherst

SCHOOLS
Elementary School Building Subcommittee Selects Project Manager by Toni Cunningham

Amherst Regional High School Ranked Ninth In Region By U.S. News and World Report by Maura Keene

Students Urge Funding Shift From Policing To Schools by Toni Cunningham

TAXES
Economics In A Small College Town by Gerald Friedman and Maral Asik

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Elementary School Building Subcommittee Selects Project Manager by Toni Cunningham

Consultants To CSWG Recommend Changes For Amherst Police by Maura Keene

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