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TOP FIVE MOST-READ STORIES LAST WEEK
1. COVID-19 Cases Rise Quickly In Amherst by Marla Goldberg-Jamate
2. Committees Formed For And Against Jones Library Project by Art Keene
3. Town Reports Uptick In Covid-19 Cases
4. Planning Board Recommends Amendments To Apartment Bylaw by Maura Keene
5. Public Forum Shows Enthusiasm For CRESS Project by Art Keene

WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE?

NEW / BREAKING
COVID 19 Update For The Week Of September 22, 2021 by Art and Maura Keene

ARTS
Community Theater Postpones Little Mermaid

New Exhibit By Kerry St. Laurent And Abbie Wanamaker At Gallery A3

Photo Of The Week. Reflection #21 By Dave Madeloni

CAMPUS
Planning Board Debates Parking Bylaw Amendments. UMass Parking Lots Are Sold Out by Maura Keene

UMass Amherst College Of Nursing Receives Gift Of $21.5 Million

UMass Amherst Ranked Number 26 Among Public Universities By US News

Amherst College President Biddy Martin To Step Down Next Summer

Gathering At The UMass Amherst Sunwheel To Mark The Autumnal Equinox

CLIMATE /ENVIRONMENT / NATURE
Gathering At The UMass Amherst Sunwheel To Mark The Autumnal Equinox

Opinion: Local And Green. The Only Path To Climate Success. by Russ Vernon-Jones

Almanac: Over the Dam by Stephen Braun

ELECTIONS
Candidates Certified For November Election by Art Keene

Pat Ononibaku Will Chair Progressive Coalition of Amherst

Amherst’s Districting Advisory Board Seeks Public Feedback On New Precinct Maps

Council Approves Election Warrant. Considers New Rules For Appointments Of Residents To Council Appointed Boards by Maura Keene

“Growing Community Fair 2!” On The Common On Saturday, September 18


EVENTS
Community Theater Postpones Little Mermaid

“Growing Community Fair 2!” On The Common On Saturday, September 18

School Committee Schedules Second Forum On Moving Sixth Grade To Middle School

Gathering At The UMass Amherst Sunwheel To Mark The Autumnal Equinox

Women’s March To Defend Reproductive Rights – October 2 In Northampton

New Exhibit By Kerry St. Laurent And Abbie Wanamaker At Gallery A3

FEATURES
Almanac: Over the Dam by Stephen Braun

Photo Of The Week. Reflection #21 By Dave Madeloni

Town Manager Report for September 13, 2021

LIBRARY
Letter: There Are Less Costly Alternatives To Jones Expansion by Carol L. Dick

Opinion: Why The Jones Library Trustees Need To “Start Over Smart” by Terry S. Johnson

OPINION
Letter: Speak Up On Zoning Debacle by Ira Bryck

Letter: Planning Board’s Independence Undermined With Appointment of Doug Marshall As Chair by David Sloviter

Letter: There Are Less Costly Alternatives To Jones Expansion by Carol L. Dick

Opinion: Why The Jones Library Trustees Need To “Start Over Smart” by Terry S. Johnson

Opinion: Council Must Retain Zoom Meeting Format by Art Keene

Opinion: The Eviction Crisis Is Upon Us, The Legislature Must Act by Timothy Scalona

Opinion: Local And Green. The Only Path To Climate Success. by Russ Vernon-Jones

PARKING
Planning Board Debates Parking Bylaw Amendments. UMass Parking Lots Are Sold Out by Maura Keene

PUBLIC HEALTH
COVID 19 Update For The Week Of September 22, 2021 by Art and Maura Keene

COVID 19 Update For The Week Of September 15, 2021 by Art and Maura Keene

Opinion: Council Must Retain Zoom Meeting Format by Art Keene

SCHOOLS
Pat Ononibaku Will Chair Progressive Coalition of Amherst

Sixth Grade Move To Middle School May Be Delayed by Toni Cunningham

School Committee Schedules Second Forum On Moving Sixth Grade To Middle School

SOCIAL JUSTICE
Women’s March To Defend Reproductive Rights – October 2 In Northampton

Opinion: The Eviction Crisis Is Upon Us, The Legislature Must Act by Timothy Scalona

Opinion: Local And Green. The Only Path To Climate Success. by Russ Vernon-Jones

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Candidates Certified For November Election by Art Keene

Planning Board Debates Parking Bylaw Amendments. UMass Parking Lots Are Sold Out by Maura Keene

Town Hopes For Cool Fall To Avoid Water Conservation Measures by Toni Cunningham

Amherst’s Districting Advisory Board Seeks Public Feedback On New Precinct Maps

Council Approves Election Warrant. Considers New Rules For Appointments Of Residents To Council Appointed Boards by Maura Keene

Town Council Seeks Applicants To Fill Vacancies On Finance Committee And Zoning Board Of Appeals

Letter: Speak Up On Zoning Debacle by Ira Bryck

Letter: Planning Board’s Independence Undermined With Appointment of Doug Marshall As Chair by David Sloviter

Opinion: Council Must Retain Zoom Meeting Format by Art Keene

Town Manager Report for September 13, 2021



WATER
Town Hopes For Cool Fall To Avoid Water Conservation Measures by Toni Cunningham

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