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Opinion: Love,Justice And Climate Change. People vs. Fossil Fuels – Action Coming Up by Russ Vernon-Jones

TOP FIVE MOST-READ STORIES LAST WEEK
1. Candidates Certified For November Election by Art Keene
2. Opinion: Why The Jones Library Trustees Need To “Start Over Smart” by Terry S. Johnson
3. Planning Board Debates Parking Bylaw Amendments. UMass Parking Lots Are Sold Out by Maura Keene
4. Sixth Grade Move To Middle School May Be Delayed by Toni Cunningham
5. Letter: There Are Less Costly Alternatives To Jones Expansion by Carol L. Dick

WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE?

NEW /BREAKING
Opinion: Why I Will Vote No On The Library Referendum by Michael Greenebaum

COVID 19 Update For The Week Of September 29, 2021 by Art and Maura Keene

CAMPUS
UMass Elaine Marieb College Of Nursing Receives $2 Million Gift To Boost Diversity And Inclusion Efforts

The Coastal Northeastern US Is A Global Warming Hotspot. 2˚C of Summer Warming Has Already Occurred

Letter: Sexual Violence – Telling It Like It Is by Jeff Lee

CLIMATE /ENVIRONMENT/NATURE
The Coastal Northeastern US Is A Global Warming Hotspot. 2˚C of Summer Warming Has Already Occurred

Almanac: Ghost Plant by Stephen Braun

Photo Of The Week: Garden Photos by Annique Boomsma

ECONOMY
Issues & Analyses: Becoming Human. A New Column About Hope And Possibility by Boone Shear

ELECTIONS
Dear Reader by Art Keene

Redistricting Is Happening All Over Amherst, Not Just In Distant Cities by Kitty Axelson-Berry

Opinion: Reflections Of A Soon-To-Be-Former Councilor On How This Town Council Fails To Meet The Promises Of The Charter, Democracy, Transparency, And Public Participation by Darcy DuMont

EVENTS
The Future of Housing In Amherst by Elisa Campbell

Information Session And Public Forum On Master Plan Planned For Monday

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

FEATURES
Dear Reader by Art Keene

Speak Up! Rank Amherst’s Building Projects by Jeff Lee

Almanac: Ghost Plant by Stephen Braun

Photo Of The Week: Garden Photos by Annique Boomsma

HOUSING
The Future of Housing In Amherst by Elisa Campbell

ISSUES & ANALYSES
Issues & Analyses: Becoming Human. A New Column About Hope And Possibility by Boone Shear

LIBRARY
Opinion: Why I Will Vote No On The Library Referendum by Michael Greenebaum

Jones Library Trustees Vote To Support Rezoning The “CVS Lot” For A Parking Garage by Terry S. Johnson

Opinion: The Jones Library Expansion Is Not A Social Justice Project by Art Keene

MEDIA
Dear Reader by Art Keene

Letter: Sexual Violence – Telling It Like It Is by Jeff Lee

OPINION
Opinion: Why I Will Vote No On The Library Referendum by Michael Greenebaum

Letter: Sexual Violence – Telling It Like It Is by Jeff Lee

Letter: Proposed Parking Garage Looking Like A Back Room Deal by Maura Keene

Opinion: Reflections Of A Soon-To-Be-Former Councilor On How This Town Council Fails To Meet The Promises Of The Charter, Democracy, Transparency, And Public Participation by Darcy DuMont

Opinion: Love,Justice And Climate Change. People vs. Fossil Fuels – Action Coming Up by Russ Vernon-Jones

Opinion: The Jones Library Expansion Is Not A Social Justice Project by Art Keene

Speak Up! Rank Amherst’s Building Projects by Jeff Lee


PARKING
Jones Library Trustees Vote To Support Rezoning The “CVS Lot” For A Parking Garage by Terry S. Johnson

Letter: Proposed Parking Garage Looking Like A Back Room Deal by Maura Keene

PUBLIC HEALTH
COVID 19 Update For The Week Of September 29, 2021 by Art and Maura Keene

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

SCHOOLS
Eight Design Firms Vie For Elementary School Building Contract by Toni Cunningham

SOCIAL JUSTICE
Successor Committee Proposed For Community Safety Working Group by Art Keene

UMass Elaine Marieb College Of Nursing Receives $2 Million Gift To Boost Diversity And Inclusion Efforts

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

Issues & Analyses: Becoming Human. A New Column About Hope And Possibility by Boone Shear

Opinion: Love,Justice And Climate Change. People vs. Fossil Fuels – Action Coming Up by Russ Vernon-Jones

Opinion: The Jones Library Expansion Is Not A Social Justice Project by Art Keene

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Jones Library Trustees Vote To Support Rezoning The “CVS Lot” For A Parking Garage by Terry S. Johnson

Successor Committee Proposed For Community Safety Working Group. by Art Keene

Eight Design Firms Vie For Elementary School Building Contract by Toni Cunningham

Redistricting Is Happening All Over Amherst, Not Just In Distant Cities by Kitty Axelson-Berry

Residents Can Now Submit Public Comments To Town Council Electronically

Information Session And Public Forum On Master Plan Planned For Monday

Opinion: Reflections Of A Soon-To-Be-Former Councilor On How This Town Council Fails To Meet The Promises Of The Charter, Democracy, Transparency, And Public Participation by Darcy DuMont

Speak Up! Rank Amherst’s Building Projects by Jeff Lee

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