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ANALYTICS 
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Last 30 days: 26,399 (-1,628)
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Last 30 Days: 10,669 (-423)
Last Week: 2376 (+127)

TOP FIVE MOST-READ STORIES LAST WEEK
1. Updated: Lawsuit Over Wrongfully Disqualified Signatures Filed In Supreme Judicial Court by Art Keene
2. Community Safety Working Group Made To Wait 2 Hours To Join Their Own Meeting. Town Manager Proposes Spending $475k On CSWG’s $2.4M Programs by Zoe Crabtree
3. Letter: Amherst Doesn’t Really Care About Transparency by Jennifer Page
4. Issues & Analyses: How To Protect The Historic Resources Of North Pleasant Street by Suzannah Muspratt
5. Letter: Integrity of Board of Registrars Is On The Line With Petitioners Complaint by John Bonifaz

WHAT”S IN THIS ISSUE?

NEW AND BREAKING NEWS
COVID-19 Weekly Update by Art and Maura Keene

Amherst Town Council, Board of Registrars, Plan Executive Sessions To Discuss Lawsuit Over Disqualified Petition Signatures by Art Keene

ARTS
Boltwood Plaza Inaugural Exhibition

Photo Of The Week: Mount Sugarloaf By Keith Toffling

BUDGET
Town Manager Directed To Find Funds For More Community Responders But Not From Police Budget by Toni Cunningham

CAMPUS
Recordings From Daniel Ellsberg Conference Now Available Online

Dawn Gathering For Solar Eclipse, June 10

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

Baker Seeks Extension Of Some COVID Emergency Measures

COVID-19 Weekly Update by Art and Maura Keene

DEMOCRACY
Amherst Town Council, Board of Registrars, Plan Executive Sessions To Discuss Lawsuit Over Disqualified Petition Signatures by Art Keene

Board of Registrars Dismisses Open Meeting Law Violations Complaints by Art Keene

Recordings From Daniel Ellsberg Conference Now Available Online

Letter: Open Letter Of Concern About The Town Attorney’s Misrepresentations To The Hampshire Superior Court by Sarah McKee

Letter: Integrity of Board of Registrars Is On The Line With Petitioners Complaint by John Bonifaz

ENVIRONMENT / NATURE /CLIMATE
Opinion: Love, Justice And Climate Change, A Conversation with Isioma by Russ Vernon Jones

Opinion: How To Spot The Difference Between A Real Climate Policy And Greenwashing Guff by Damian Carrington

Almanac: House Of Spit by Stephen Braun

EVENTS
Boltwood Plaza Inaugural Exhibition

Panel On Food Insecurity In Western Mass, June 8

Public Hearing Scheduled On CDBG 2021 Priorities

Dawn Gathering For Solar Eclipse, June 10

Opinion: Help Keep South Amherst’s July Fourth Celebration Alive

FEATURES
Dear Reader by Art Keene

Almanac: House Of Spit by Stephen Braun

Photo Of The Week: Mount Sugarloaf By Keith Toffling

FOOD
Panel On Food Insecurity In Western Mass, June 8

ISSUES & ANALYSES
Issues & Analyses: What Is The Planning Board? A Zoning Primer by Kitty Axelson-Berry

OPINION
Letter: Open Letter Of Concern About The Town Attorney’s Misrepresentations To The Hampshire Superior Court by Sarah McKee

Letter: Integrity of Board of Registrars Is On The Line With Petitioners Complaint by John Bonifaz

Opinion: Help Keep South Amherst’s July Fourth Celebration Alive by Jennifer Page

Opinion: Love, Justice And Climate Change, A Conversation with Isioma by Russ Vernon-Jones

Opinion: How To Spot The Difference Between A Real Climate Policy And Greenwashing Guff by Damian Carrington

PARKING
Opinion: Town Needs A Comprehensive Parking Plan Before Beginning Work On North Common by Michael Childs

PLANNING
Planning Board Approves Emily Dickinson Museum Upgrades, Allows Delay On Special Permit Hearing for 5-Story Downtown Building by Maura Keene

Issues & Analyses: What Is The Planning Board? A Zoning Primer by Kitty Axelson-Berry

POLICE
Town Manager Directed To Find Funds For More Community Responders But Not From Police Budget by Toni Cunningham

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Amherst Town Council, Board of Registrars, Plan Executive Sessions To Discuss Lawsuit Over Disqualified Petition Signatures by Art Keene

Town Manager Directed To Find Funds For More Community Responders But Not From Police Budget by Toni Cunningham

Planning Board Approves Emily Dickinson Museum Upgrades, Allows Delay On Special Permit Hearing for 5-Story Downtown Building by Maura Keene

Board of Registrars Dismisses Open Meeting Law Violations Complaints by Art Keene

Baker Seeks Extension Of Some COVID Emergency Measures

Issues & Analyses: What Is The Planning Board? A Zoning Primer by Kitty Axelson-Berry

Public Hearing Scheduled On CDBG 2021 Priorities

Letter: Open Letter Of Concern About The Town Attorney’s Misrepresentations To The Hampshire Superior Court by Sarah McKee

Letter: Integrity of Board of Registrars Is On The Line With Petitioners Complaint by John Bonifaz

Opinion: Town Needs A Comprehensive Parking Plan Before Beginning Work On North Common by Michael Childs

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