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Note: This week we had more page views than in any previous week since we started.
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TOP FIVE MOST-READ STORIES IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
1. Opinion: The Balance Of Power On The Town Council. 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. (#4) by Darcy DuMont
2. Opinion: The Toxic Politics of Amherst Forward by Art Keene
3. Opinion: Defund 413 Condemns Councilors Hanneke, Steinberg, Ross, and Ryan For Their Failure To Support Racial Justice by Defund 413
4.. Letter: Libraries And Schools by Allison McDonald
5 Opinion: Amherst Forward Presumes To Speak For BIPOC People While Simultaneously Silencing And Oppressing Those Voices. by Ellisha Walker.

TOP FIVE MOST-READ STORIES LAST WEEK
1. New Legal Filing: Jones Library Reconstruction Project Should Require A ⅔ Supermajority To Pass In Referendum
2. Opinion: Why I’m A NO Vote On The Jones by Deborah Neubauer
3. Attention Voters: Library Referendum Question Is On The Back Of the Ballot
4. Opinion: Jones Library Expansion Threatens Town Budgets For Years To Come by Art Keene
5. Progressive Coalition of Amherst Celebrates Increased Diversity Of Incoming Town Council, School Committee

WHAT”S IN THIS ISSUE?

NEW / BREAKING
COVID-19 Update For The Week Of November 10, 2021 by Art and Maura Keene

Rooney Still Leads Ross by Three Votes In District 4 Councilor Race After Missed Ballots Are Counted by Toni Cunningham

UMass Transit Receives First All-Electric Bus From PVTA

ARTS
Holiday Show and Sale At Gallery A3

Photo Of The Week: Fall Images By Kitty Axelson-Berry

AWARDS / HONORS
Stavros Center To Participate In Community Health Leadership Development Program

UMass Amherst Food Science Ranked Second Globally By US News, Agriculture No. 5

UMass Amherst Linguistics Ranked Second Worldwide

CAMPUS
UMass Transit Receives First All-Electric Bus From PVTA

UMass Offering Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic For Kids

UMass Amherst Food Science Ranked Second Globally By US News, Agriculture No. 5

UMass Amherst Linguistics Ranked Second Worldwide

Transition to Green Energy Poses Both Risks And Rewards Reports UMass Economist

CLIMATE / ENVIRONMENT / NATURE
UMass Transit Receives First All-Electric Bus From PVTA

Forty-five Acre Solar Farm Pitched For Northeast Amherst by Maura Keene

Local Residents, Healthcare Workers And Politicians Take Position Against Eversource Springfield-Longmeadow Pipeline

Transition to Green Energy Poses Both Risks And Rewards Reports UMass Economist

Opinion: Love, Justice And Climate Change – Good News On Climate by Russ Vernon-Jones

Almanac: Surprises On An Autumn Paddle by Stephen Braun

Photo Of The Week: Fall Images By Kitty Axelson-Berry


DOWNTOWN
Planning Board Recommends “Flexible” Regulations For Mixed-Use Buildings And Parking by Maura Keene

Design Review Board Approves Bandshell For Town Common by Hilda Greenbaum

DEVELOPMENT
Planning Board Recommends “Flexible” Regulations For Mixed-Use Buildings And Parking by Maura Keene

Forty-five Acre Solar Farm Pitched For Northeast Amherst by Maura Keene

Letter: Conservation Commission Will Continue To Discuss Proposed 45-Acre Solar Farm In Amherst by Robert Bezucha

Opinion: Love, Justice And Climate Change – Good News On Climate by Russ Vernon-Jones

ELECTIONS
Rooney Still Leads Ross by Three Votes In District 4 Councilor Race After Missed Ballots Are Counted by Toni Cunningham

Additional Ballots To Be Counted by Art Keene

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

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

Issues & Analyses: The Town Election -Lack Of Choices And The Continuing Popularity Of “Blank” by Maria Kopicki

Speak Up:Mock Ranked-choice Voting Election Delivers Surprise by Jeff Lee

EVENTS
Cuppa Joe With Paul Bockelman – The Town Budget

Holiday Show and Sale At Gallery A3

FEATURES
Speak Up:Mock Ranked-choice Voting Election Delivers Surprise by Jeff Lee

Almanac: Surprises On An Autumn Paddle by Stephen Braun

Photo Of The Week: Fall Images By Kitty Axelson-Berry

ISSUES & ANALYSES
Issues & Analyses: The Town Election -Lack Of Choices And The Continuing Popularity Of “Blank” by Maria Kopicki

OPINION
Letter: Conservation Commission Will Continue To Discuss Proposed 45-Acre Solar Farm In Amherst by Robert Bezucha

Opinion: Love, Justice And Climate Change – Good News On Climate by Russ Vernon-Jones


PUBLIC HEALTH
COVID-19 Update For The Week Of November 10, 2021 by Art and Maura Keene

UMass Offering Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic For Kids

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

Stavros Center To Participate In Community Health Leadership Development Program

SCHOOLS
Three Design Firms Shortlisted For Elementary School Building Project by Toni Cunningham

Sixth Grade Move Mulled By Small Towns by Toni Cunningham

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

First Report From The African Heritage Reparation Assembly

Local Residents, Healthcare Workers And Politicians Take Position Against Eversource Springfield-Longmeadow Pipeline

Opinion: Love, Justice And Climate Change – Good News On Climate by Russ Vernon-Jones

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Rooney Still Leads Ross by Three Votes In District 4 Councilor Race After Missed Ballots Are Counted by Toni Cunningham

First Report From The African Heritage Reparation Assembly

Three Design Firms Shortlisted For Elementary School Building Project by Toni Cunningham

Planning Board Recommends “Flexible” Regulations For Mixed-Use Buildings And Parking by Maura Keene

Community Resources Committee Responds To Missing Minutes Complaint by Art Keene

Design Review Board Approves Bandshell For Town Common by Hilda Greenbaum

Cuppa Joe With Paul Bockelman – The Town Budget

Issues & Analyses: The Town Election -Lack Of Choices And The Continuing Popularity Of “Blank” by Maria Kopicki

Letter: Conservation Commission Will Continue To Discuss Proposed 45-Acre Solar Farm In Amherst by Robert Bezucha

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