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TOP FIVE MOST-READ STORIES LAST WEEK
1. Opinion: Amherst Forward Presumes To Speak For BIPOC People While Simultaneously Silencing And Oppressing Those Voices by Ellisha Walker
2. Women’s March To Defend Reproductive Rights – October 2 In Northampton
3. Opinion: In Response To Being Mischaracterized As “Anti-development” by Ira Bryck
4. Speak Up! Rank Amherst’s Building Projects by Jeff Lee
5. Opinion: Why I Will Vote No On The Library Referendum by Michael Greenebaum

WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE?

NEW / BREAKING

Opinion: The Toxic Politics of Amherst Forward by Art Keene

Free Covid-19 Testing At Bangs Community Center

COVID 19 Update For The Week Of October 13, 2021 by Art and Maura Keene

Candidates For Town Council Weigh In On Housing Policy

ARTS
Amherst Arts Group Folds

Amherst Writers Walking Tour To Be Celebrated

CAMPUS
Three UMass Students Arrested For Theft Of The Political Signs by Art Keene

From Other Sources: News For And About Amherst (#39). This Week – Racism and Sexual Assault At UMass by Art Keene

DOWNTOWN
Amherst Arts Group Folds

Planning Board Considers Overlay Zone For Parking Structure by Maura Keene

Public Comment: Town Needs Enforcement In Back-In Parking Zones by Tracy Zafian

ELECTIONS
Opinion: The Toxic Politics of Amherst Forward by Art Keene

Candidates For Town Council Weigh In On Housing Policy

Three UMass Students Arrested For Theft Of The Political Signs by Art Keene

Progressive Coalition of Amherst Endorses Candidates Committed To Improving The Lives Of All Amherst Residents

Election FAQ 2021

League of Women Voters Plans Candidate Forums

Letter: Sunrise Amherst Condemns Councilor Hanneke’s Statement On Racial Quotas by Marisol PIerce Bonifaz

Opinion: Defund 413 Condemns Councilors Hanneke, Steinberg, Ross, and Ryan For Their Failure To Support Racial Justice. by Defund 413

Opinion: Amherst Forward Presumes To Speak For BIPOC People While Simultaneously Silencing And Oppressing Those Voices by Ellisha Walker

ENVIRONMENT / CLIMATE / NATURE
Opinion: Love Justice And Climate Change – What’s A “Fair Share” And Who Should Pay It? by Russ Vernon-Jones

Opinion: Outrage Over The Selling Of Our Future by Marty Nathan

Almanac: Thrill Of A Mockingbird by Stephen Braun

Photo Of The Week: Ashfield Bear by Steven Sauter

EVENTS
Hickory Ridge Events This Week Seek Public Input

Amherst Writers Walking Tour To Be Celebrated

League of Women Voters Plans Candidate Forums

Packed Schedule To Consider Zoning Changes

FEATURES
Speak Up! Rank Amherst’s Building Projects by Jeff Lee (This survey closes on Sunday October 11)

From Other Sources: News For And About Amherst (#39). This Week – Racism and Sexual Assault At UMass by Art Keene

Almanac: Thrill Of A Mockingbird by Stephen Braun

Photo Of The Week: Ashfield Bear by Steven Sauter

Town Manager Report For October 4, 2021

HOUSING
Candidates For Town Council Weigh In On Housing Policy

Affordable Home Opportunity Announced

Public Comment: Retain Special Permits For Apartments In Residential Village Centers by Janet Keller

ISSUES $ ANALYSES
Issues & Analyses: Becoming Human – Imagining Beyond the Violence of the Market? by Boone Shear

LIBRARY
Letter: Jones Library Renovation Offers Sustainable Design by Sara Draper

Letter: Carbon Sequestration Makes Jones Renovation An Investment In Sustainability by Todd Holland

Letter: For Better Planning And An Appropriate Post-Pandemic Jones Library, Vote No by Ken Rosenthal

Letter: Jones History Can Still Be Preserved With A No Vote And A More Modest Renovation by Sean and Rita Burke

Opinion: Jones Library – A Better Path Is Possible by Maria Kopicki

OPINION
Opinion: The Toxic Politics of Amherst Forward by Art Keene

Public Comment: Retain Special Permits For Apartments In Residential Village Centers by Janet Keller

Public Comment: Town Needs Enforcement In Back-In Parking Zones by Tracy Zafian

Letter: Jones Library Renovation Offers Sustainable Design by Sara Draper

Letter: Carbon Sequestration Makes Jones Renovation An Investment In Sustainability by Todd Holland

Letter: For Better Planning And An Appropriate Post-Pandemic Jones Library, Vote No by Ken Rosenthal

Letter: Jones History Can Still Be Preserved With A No Vote And A More Modest Renovation by Sean and Rita Burke

Letter: Sunrise Amherst Condemns Councilor Hanneke’s Statement On Racial Quotas by Marisol Pierce Bonifaz

Opinion: Defund 413 Condemns Councilors Hanneke, Steinberg, Ross, and Ryan For Their Failure To Support Racial Justice by Defund 413

Opinion: Amherst Forward Presumes To Speak For BIPOC People While Simultaneously Silencing And Oppressing Those Voices by Ellisha Walker

Opinion: Jones Library – A Better Path Is Possible by Maria Kopicki

Opinion: Checks And Balances In Amherst Town Government by Darcy DuMont

Opinion: Love Justice And Climate Change – What’s A “Fair Share” And Who Should Pay It? by Russ. Vernon-Jones

Opinion: Outrage Over The Selling Of Our Future by Marty Nathan

PARKING
Planning Board Considers Overlay Zone For Parking Structure by Maura Keene

PUBLIC HEALTH

Free Covid-19 Testing At Bangs Community Center

COVID 19 Update For The Week Of October 13, 2021by Art and Maura Keene

COVID 19 Update For The Week Of October 6, 2021 by Art and Maura Keene

SCHOOLS
Amherst Sixth Grade To Move To Middle School in 2023 by Toni Cunningham

SOCIAL JUSTICE
Town Council Discusses Successor Committee To Community Safety Working by Maura Keene

Town’s New Community Safety & Social Justice Committee Seeks Members

Progressive Coalition of Amherst Endorses Candidates Committed To Improving The Lives Of All Amherst Residents

Issues & Analyses: Becoming Human – Imagining Beyond the Violence of the Market? by Boone Shear

Letter: Sunrise Amherst Condemns Councilor Hanneke’s Statement On Racial Quotas by Marisol PIerce Bonifaz

Opinion: Defund 413 Condemns Councilors Hanneke, Steinberg, Ross, and Ryan For Their Failure To Support Racial Justice. by Defund 413

Opinion: Amherst Forward Presumes To Speak For BIPOC People While Simultaneously Silencing And Oppressing Those Voices by Ellisha Walker

Opinion: Love Justice And Climate Change – What’s A “Fair Share” And Who Should Pay It? by Russ Vernon-Jones

Opinion: Outrage Over The Selling Of Our Future by Marty Nathan

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Planning Board Considers Overlay Zone For Parking Structure by Maura Keene

Town Council Discusses Successor Committee To Community Safety Working by Maura Keene

Council Weighs Property Tax Issues As Average Tax Increase Of $414 Looms by Maura Keene

Town’s New Community Safety & Social Justice Committee Seeks Members

Town Seeks Community Responses To Civic Engagement Survey

Volunteers Sought For Town Boards & Committees

Hickory Ridge Events This Week Seek Public Input

Packed Schedule To Consider Zoning Changes

Public Comment: Retain Special Permits For Apartments In Residential Village Centers by Janet Keller

Public Comment: Town Needs Enforcement In Back-In Parking Zones by Tracy Zafian

Opinion: Checks And Balances In Amherst Town Government by Darcy DuMont

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

Town Manager Report For October 4, 2021

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