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TOP FIVE MOST-READ STORIES LAST WEEK
1. Letter: Libraries And Schools by Allison McDonald
2. Vote No — Start Over Smart Chair Interviewed On WHMP by Art Keene
3. Planning Board Recommends Rezoning Of Town Lot Behind CVS For New Parking Garage by Maura Keene
4. Parking Restrictions For Lincoln Avenue Rejected By Town Council by Maura Keene
5. Opinion: Thoughtful, Deliberate (And Not Rushed) Planning. Reflections By A Soon-To-Be-Former Councilor On How This Town Council Fails to Meet The Promises Of The Charter, Democracy, Transparency, And Public Participation. (#5) by Darcy DuMont

WHAT”S IN THIS ISSUE?

NEW / BREAKING
COVID-19 Update For The Week Of November 3, 2021 by Art and Maura Keene

Progressive Coalition of Amherst Celebrates Increased Diversity Of Incoming Town Council, School Committee

Library Referendum Passes By Nearly 2-1 Margin. Walker Wins Most Votes in Council Elections by Art Keene

Attention Voters: Library Referendum Question Is On The Back Of the Ballot

ARTS
UMass Names Fine Arts Center Building, Performance Hall, For Randolph Bromery and Frederick Tillis

CAMPUS
UMass Names Fine Arts Center Building, Performance Hall, For Randolph Bromery and Frederick Tillis

College Of Information And Computer Sciences Receives Nearly $95 Million

Environmental Health Scientist Offers Free Newsletter

Letter: Students Are Not Disadvantaged By New District Maps by Meg Gage

CLIMATE / ENVIRONMENT / NATURE
Environmental Health Scientist Offers Free Newsletter

Almanac: Looking For Lead by Stephen Braun

Photo Of The Week: Annual Fall Foliage Gallery by Art Keene


DOWNTOWN
Public Hearing On Proposed Parking Overlay District Behind CVS by Kitty Axelson-Berry

Public Hearing On Newest Zoning Amendment For Mixed-Use Buildings by Kitty Axelson-Berry

Letter: Town Council Has Failed to Deliver More Democracy, Meaningful Economic Development, Intelligent Rezoning by Ira Bryck

ELECTIONS
Progressive Coalition of Amherst Celebrates Increased Diversity Of Incoming Town Council, School Committee

Library Referendum Passes By Nearly 2-1 Margin. Walker Wins Most Votes in Council Elections by Art Keene

Attention Voters: Library Referendum Question Is On The Back Of the Ballot

New Legal Filing: Jones Library Reconstruction Project Should Require A ⅔ Supermajority To Pass In Referendum

Voting FAQ’s For November 2 Election

Library Ballot Question and Candidate Forums Now Online

Town Council Approves New Voting Districts Map by Maura Keene

Issues & Analyses: Candidates In Contested Races Weigh In On Budget Priorities by Art and Maura Keene

Letter: Students Are Not Disadvantaged By New District Maps by Meg Gage

Letter: Outgoing Councilor – Judge Candidates For Council By What They Have Done And Not On What They Say by Darcy DuMont

Letter: Vote The Bums Out! by Martha Spiegelman

Letter: Why I Will Vote For Vira by Hwei-Ling Greeney

Letters From Candidates For School Committee: Page, Merriam, and Herrington by Jennifer Page, Phoebe Merriam and Ben Herrington

EVENTS
Ski And Winter Gear Sale To Benefit Historical Museum

Seminar: Aging In Community – What It Takes

Webinar: The Present And Future Of Reparations

High School Coat Drive Underway

FEATURES
Almanac: Looking For Lead by Stephen Braun

Photo Of The Week: Annual Fall Foliage Gallery by Art Keene

ISSUES & ANALYSES
Issues & Analyses: Candidates In Contested Races Weigh In On Budget Priorities by Art and Maura Keene

LIBRARY
Attention Voters: Library Referendum Question Is On The Back Of the Ballot

New Legal Filing: Jones Library Reconstruction Project Should Require A ⅔ Supermajority To Pass In Referendum

Library Ballot Question and Candidate Forums Now Online

Letter: What Exactly Is The Library’s Plan For Teens? by Michael Greenebaum

Letter: Libraries And Schools and Taxes by Jeff Lee

Opinion: Jones Library Expansion Threatens Town Budgets For Years To Come by Art and Maura Keene

Opinion: Why I’m A NO Vote On The Jones by Deborah Neubauer

Opinion: Amherst, On Principle by Nina Mankin

OPINION
Letter: What Exactly Is The Library’s Plan For Teens? by Michael Greenebaum

Letter: Students Are Not Disadvantaged By New District Maps by Meg Gage

Letter: Town Council Has Failed to Deliver More Democracy, Meaningful Economic Development, Intelligent Rezoning by Ira Bryck

Letter: Libraries And Schools and Taxes by Jeff Lee

Letter: Outgoing Councilor – Judge Candidates For Council By What They Have Done And Not On What They Say by Darcy DuMont

Letter: Vote The Bums Out! by Martha Spiegelman

Letter: Why I Will Vote For Vira by Hwei-Ling Greeney

Letters From Candidates For School Committee: Page, Merriam, and Herrington by Jennifer Page, Phoebe Merriam and Ben Herrington

Opinion: Kudos To The Safety Working Group and Redistricting Board by Maura and Art Keene

Opinion: Jones Library Expansion Threatens Town Budgets For Years To Come by Art and Maura Keene

Opinion: Why I’m A NO Vote On The Jones by Deborah Neubauer

Opinion: Amherst, On Principle by Nina Mankin

PARKING
Public Hearing On Proposed Parking Overlay District Behind CVS by Kitty Axelson-Berry


POLICE
Town Council Praises Safety Working Group’s Final Report by Maura Keene

Amherst Awarded $450k In State Funds for Civilian Community Responder Initative

PUBLIC HEALTH
COVID-19 Update For The Week Of November 3, 2021 by Art and Maura Keene

Tips For A Safe Halloween

COVID 19 Update For The Week Of October 27, 2021 by Art and Maura Keene

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Now Available At Town Vaccine Clinic

Seminar: Aging In Community – What It Takes

SCHOOLS
High School Coat Drive Underway

Letters From Candidates For School Committee: Page, Merriam, and Herrington by Jennifer Page, Phoebe Merriam and Ben Herrington


SOCIAL JUSTICE
Progressive Coalition of Amherst Celebrates Increased Diversity Of Incoming Town Council, School Committee

Town Council Praises Safety Working Group’s Final Report by Maura Keene

Webinar: The Present And Future Of Reparations


TOWN GOVERNMENT
Library Referendum Passes By Nearly 2-1 Margin. Walker Wins Most Votes in Council Elections by Art Keene

New Legal Filing: Jones Library Reconstruction Project Should Require A ⅔ Supermajority To Pass In Referendum

Public Hearing On Proposed Parking Overlay District Behind CVS by Kitty Axelson-Berry

Public Hearing On Newest Zoning Amendment For Mixed-Use Buildings by Kitty Axelson-Berry

Town Council Praises Safety Working Group’s Final Report by Maura Keene

Town Council Approves New Voting Districts Map by Maura Keene

Amherst Awarded $450k In State Funds for Civilian Community Responder Initative

Letter: Town Council Has Failed to Deliver More Democracy, Meaningful Economic Development, Intelligent Rezoning by Ira Bryck

Letter: Outgoing Councilor – Judge Candidates For Council By What They Have Done And Not On What They Say by Darcy DuMont

Letter: Vote The Bums Out! by Martha Spiegelman

Opinion: Kudos To The Safety Working Group and Redistricting Board by Maura and Art Keene

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