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ANALYTICS 
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Last 30 days: 20,543 (+16)
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TOP FIVE MOST-READ STORIES LAST WEEK
1. Planning Board Considers Changes To Archipelago’s Next 5-Story Building Downtown. Questions Rushed Public Hearings On Zoning Bylaw Amendments by Maura Keene
2. Town’s Legal Fees Mount As Amherst Fails To Set Date For Referendum On Library Project by Art Keene
3. Opinion: Amherst Town Government Needs New Faces, New Leadership by Ira Bryck
4. Brewer Will Not Seek Reelection by Maura Keene
5. Jones Trustees Punt On Signing Historic Preservation Restriction Agreement by Sarah McKee

WHAT”S IN THIS ISSUE?

NEW/BREAKING
Town Manager Seeks Residents To Serve On Reparations Committee And Jones Library Building Committee

Standout On The Common In Support Of Amherst Paraeducators, July 24

Free COVID-19 Vaccinations In Amherst Next Week

Letter: Council’s Indifference To Citizen Concerns Has Given Us Weak Democracy by Jack Hirsch

Opinion: Planning Is Needed Before Rezoning The “CVS Lot” For Parking Garage by Suzannah Muspratt

Still Haven’t Found What They’re Looking For: Town Rejects Proposed Sites For DPW by Toni Cunningham

Local Activists Rally For Full Funding Of CRESS Program And School Budget by Maria Kopicki

COVID-19 Update For The Week Of July 14, 2021 by Art and Maura Keene

New Political Action Committee Forms In Amherst

Letter: Austerity, False Tradeoffs, And The Responsibilities Of The School Committee by Michael Ash

Letter: In Support of Sunrise Budget Rally by Brianna Owen and Ellisha Walker

ARTS
Jazz in July 40th Anniversary Concert Live On The Town Common On July 30

Film Review -Summer of Soul – Thrilling Documentary Reveals A Forgotten Festival by Jordan Hamilton

Photo Of The Week: Sun Shower At Hampshire College Farm By Keith Toffling

BUDGET
Local Activists Rally For Full Funding Of CRESS Program And School Budget by Maria Kopicki

Letter: In Support of Sunrise Budget Rally by Brianna Owen and Ellisha Walker

Town Manager To Determine Priorities For $12 Million In American Rescue Plan Funding by Toni Cunningham

Rally To Protest ARPS Budget Cuts And Insufficient Funding Of CRESS by Marisol Pierce Bonifaz

CLIMATE / ENVIRONMENT / NATURE
Opinion: How Can I Contribute To Furthering Planetary Repair? by Chad Fuller

Opinion: Local And Green (#24) – Next Time Electric by Darcy DuMont

Opinion: Time For Procrastinating Without Action Is Over by Marty Nathan

Opinion: The Climate Crisis Will Create Two Classes: Those Who Can Flee, And Those Who Cannot by Peter Gleick

Almanac: Beating The Heat by Stephen Braun

COVID-19
Free COVID-19 Vaccinations In Amherst Next Week

COVID-19 Update For The Week Of July 14, 2021 by Art and Maura Keene

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic At Amherst Mobile Market On July 24

DOWNTOWN
Opinion: Planning Is Needed Before Rezoning The “CVS Lot” For Parking Garage by Suzannah Muspratt

Will The Town Build A Parking Garage Behind CVS? by Maura Keene

Planning Board Considers New Changes To Zoning Amendments. Public Hearings Slated For July 21. by Maura Keene

Opinion: Town Council Should Re-do Recent Vote To Refer Three Zoning Amendments by Pamela Rooney

EVENTS
Standout On The Common In Support Of Amherst Paraeducators, July 24

Free COVID-19 Vaccinations In Amherst Next Week

July 4 Communal Reading Of Frederick Douglass Speech Celebrates The Struggle For Justice by Amilcar Shabazz

Rally To Protest ARPS Budget Cuts And Insufficient Funding Of CRESS by Marisol Pierce Bonifaz

Brown Bag: Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion In Amherst Town Government

Jazz in July 40th Anniversary Concert Live On The Town Common On July 30

FEATURES
Film Review -Summer of Soul – Thrilling Documentary Reveals A Forgotten Festival by Jordan Hamilton

Almanac: Beating The Heat by Stephen Braun

Photo Of The Week: Sun Shower At Hampshire College Farm By Keith Toffling

HISTORY
July 4 Communal Reading Of Frederick Douglass Speech Celebrates The Struggle For Justice by Amilcar Shabazz

HOUSING
Housing Trust Provides Over $99,000 In Emergency Rental Assistance by Maura Keene

OPINION
Letter: Council’s Indifference To Citizen Concerns Has Given Us Weak Democracy by Jack Hirsch

Opinion: Planning Is Needed Before Rezoning The “CVS Lot” For Parking Garage by Suzannah Muspratt

Letter: Austerity, False Tradeoffs, And The Responsibilities Of The School Committee by Michael Ash

Letter: In Support of Sunrise Budget Rally by Brianna Owen and Ellisha Walker

Opinion: How Can I Contribute To Furthering Planetary Repair? by Chad Fuller

Opinion: Local And Green (#24) – Next Time Electric by Darcy DuMont

Opinion: Time For Procrastinating Without Action Is Over by Marty Nathan

Opinion: The Climate Crisis Will Create Two Classes: Those Who Can Flee, And Those Who Cannot by Peter Gleick

Opinion: Town Council Should Re-do Recent Vote To Refer Three Zoning Amendments by Pamela Rooney

Opinion: Amherst Town Government Needs New Faces, New Leadership by Ira Bryck

PUBLIC HEALTH
Free COVID-19 Vaccinations In Amherst Next Week

Board of Health Urges Adoption of Declaration Of Racism As A Public Health Crisis by Maura Keene

COVID-19 Update For The Week Of July 14, 2021 by Art and Maura Keene

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic At Amherst Mobile Market On July 24

SCHOOLS
Standout On The Common In Support Of Amherst Paraeducators, July 24

Local Activists Rally For Full Funding Of CRESS Program And School Budget by Maria Kopicki

Letter: Austerity, False Tradeoffs, And The Responsibilities Of The School Committee by Michael Ash

SOCIAL JUSTICE
New Political Action Committee Forms In Amherst

Board of Health Urges Adoption of Declaration Of Racism As A Public Health Crisis by. Maura Keene

Community Safety Working Group Will Continue Until November 1, 2021 by Art Keene

Pioneer Valley Community Advised Fund Supports Local Grassroots Organizing by Brennan Tierney

July 4 Communal Reading Of Frederick Douglass Speech Celebrates The Struggle For Justice by Amilcar Shabazz

Rally To Protest ARPS Budget Cuts And Insufficient Funding Of CRESS by Marisol Pierce Bonifaz

Brown Bag: Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion In Amherst Town Government

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Town Manager Seeks Residents To Serve On Reparations Committee And Jones Library Building Committee

Still Haven’t Found What They’re Looking For: Town Rejects Proposed Sites For DPW by Toni Cunningham

New Political Action Committee Forms In Amherst

Will The Town Build A Parking Garage Behind CVS? by Maura Keene

Town Manager To Determine Priorities For $12 Million In American Rescue Plan Funding by Toni Cunningham

Community Safety Working Group Will Continue Until November 1, 2021 by Art Keene

Planning Board Considers New Changes To Zoning Amendments. Public Hearings Slated For July 21. by Maura Keene

Opinion: Town Council Should Re-do Recent Vote To Refer Three Zoning Amendments by Pamela Rooney

Opinion: Amherst Town Government Needs New Faces, New Leadership by Ira Bryck

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