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ANALYTICS 
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TOP FIVE MOST-READ STORIES LAST WEEK
1. Amherst Town Council, Board of Registrars, Plan Executive Sessions To Discuss Lawsuit Over Disqualified Petition Signatures by Art Keene
2. Town Manager Directed To Find Funds For More Community Responders But Not From Police Budget by Toni Cunningham
3. Letter: Open Letter Of Concern About The Town Attorney’s Misrepresentations To The Hampshire Superior Court by Sarah McKee
4.Board of Registrars Dismisses Open Meeting Law Violations Complaints by Art Keene
5. Issues & Analyses: How To Protect The Historic Resources Of North Pleasant Street by Suzannah Muspratt

WHAT”S IN THIS ISSUE?

NEW / BREAKING
Weighing Winston: APD Comfort Dog Brings Joy, Increases Police Presence At School by Olivia Cox

Lawsuit Over Wrongful Signature Disqualifications Expands to Include Federal Claim of Civil Rights Violations by Art Keene

COVID-19 Weekly Update by Art and Maura Keene

Town Manager And Community Safety Working Group At Odds Over Next Steps by Art Keene

BUDGET
Town Manager And Community Safety Working Group At Odds Over Next Steps by Art Keene

Override Vote For School Project Targeted For November 2022 by Toni Cunningham

Finance Committee Recommends Creation of Stabilization Fund for Reparations by Maura Keene

Public Forum On Capital Improvement Plan And Preliminary Discussion Of FY22 Budget by Maura Keene

Letter: To The Amherst Community From The Community Safety Working Group: Fully Fund CSWG Recommendations by The Community Safety Working Group

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

DEMOCRACY
Lawsuit Over Wrongful Signature Disqualifications Expands to Include Federal Claim of Civil Rights Violations

ENVIRONMENT / NATURE
Opinion: Local And Green (#22, Part 2). Towns Moving From Planning To Acting On Climate by Darcy DuMont

Almanac: The Eye Of A Daisy by Stephen Braun

Photo Of The Week: Spring Blossoms By Annique Boomsma

EVENTS
Town Spray Pad Now Open. Pools Opening Soon

Race Amity Day Celebration Will Be Held Virtually This Sunday, June 13

One-day Seminar Documenting Early History of Black Lives In The Valley, June 19

Amherst Schedules Juneteenth Community Celebration

FEATURES
A Primer On Juneteenth by Amilcar Shabazz

Almanac: The Eye Of A Daisy by Stephen Braun

Photo Of The Week: Spring Blossoms By Annique Boomsma

HISTORY
One-day Seminar Documenting Early History of Black Lives In The Valley, June 19

A Primer On Juneteenth by Amilcar and Demetria Shabazz

HOUSING
CRC Recommends Adoption Of Revised Inclusionary Zoning Bylaw by Art Keene

ISSUES & ANALYSES
Issues and Analysis: Zoning Primer – What is The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)? by Kitty Axelson-Berry

OPINION
Letter: To The Amherst Community From The Community Safety Working Group: Fully Fund CSWG Recommendations by The Community Safety Working Group

Letter: Community Service Versus Policing Amherst by Chad Fuller

Opinion: Local And Green (#22, Part 2). Towns Moving From Planning To Acting On Climate by Darcy DuMont

POLICE
Weighing Winston: APD Comfort Dog Brings Joy, Increases Police Presence At School by Olivia Cox

Town Manager And Community Safety Working Group At Odds Over Next Steps by Art Keene

Letter: To The Amherst Community From The Community Safety Working Group: Fully Fund CSWG Recommendations by The Community Safety Working Group

Letter: Community Service Versus Policing Amherst by Chad Fuller

REPARATIONS
Finance Committee Recommends Creation of Stabilization Fund for Reparations by Maura Keene

SCHOOLS
Override Vote For School Project Targeted For November 2022 by Toni Cunningham

Space Crunch Expected at Elementary Schools; Pressure Builds To Move Sixth-Graders In 2022 by Toni Cunningham

SOCIAL JUSTICE
Town Manager And Community Safety Working Group At Odds Over Next Steps by Art Keene

Finance Committee Recommends Creation of Stabilization Fund for Reparations by Maura Keene

Race Amity Day Celebration Will Be Held Virtually This Sunday, June 13

One-day Seminar Documenting Early History of Black Lives In The Valley, June 19

Amherst Schedules Juneteenth Community Celebration

Letter: To The Amherst Community From The Community Safety Working Group: Fully Fund CSWG Recommendations by The Community Safety Working Group

A Primer On Juneteenth by Amilcar and Demetria Shabazz

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Lawsuit Over Wrongful Signature Disqualifications Expands to Include Federal Claim of Civil Rights Violations by Art Keene

Town Manager And Community Safety Working Group At Odds Over Next Steps by Art Keene

Public Forum On Capital Improvement Plan And Preliminary Discussion Of FY22 Budget by Maura Keene

Public Forum On Capital Improvement Plan And Preliminary Discussion Of FY22 Budget by Maura Keene

CRC Recommends Adoption Of Revised Inclusionary Zoning Bylaw by Art Keene

Zoning Board Of Appeals Approves Three Special Permits by Hilda Greenbaum

Design Review Board Approves New Signage For West Cemetery, New Locations For Valley Bikes by Hida Greenbaum

Issues and Analysis: Zoning Primer – What is The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)? by Kitty Axelson-Berry

Letter: To The Amherst Community From The Community Safety Working Group: Fully Fund CSWG Recommendations by The Community Safety Working Group

Town Manager Report For June 7, 2021

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