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ANALYTICS 
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Number of Unique Page Views:
Last 30 days: 26,844 (-5929)
Last Week: 4710 (-1439).
Number of Unique Sessions
Last 30 Days: 11,550(-2078)
Last Week: 2056 (-561)

TOP FIVE MOST READ STORIES IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER
1. Library Referendum Passes By Nearly 2-1 Margin. Walker Wins Most Votes in Council Elections by Art Keene
2.Additional Ballots To Be Counted by Art Keene
3.Tempers Flare Over Calls For CRC To Provide Data And Analysis by Kitty Axelson-Berry
4. Council To Meet Seven Weeks In A Row For Zoning Change Votes Before New Councilors Are Seated by Maura Keene
5. Rooney Wins Councilor Seat by Five Votes; Ross Calls For Recount by Toni Cunningham

TOP FIVE MOST READ STORIES LAST WEEK
1. Letter: Planning Board Process Circumvented In Rush To Adopt Zoning Changes Before New Town Council Is Seated by Janet McGowan
2.Council Refers Solar Moratorium Proposal To Community Resources Committee – Again by Maura Keene
3. Letter: Proposed Parking Garage Moving Forward Without Necessary Facts, Data, Analysis, Debate, Or Respect For The Public by Rani Parker
4.Public Hearing Slated On Changes To North Pleasant Street Near Kendrick Park
5. Council To Meet Seven Weeks In A Row For Zoning Change Votes Before New Councilors Are Seated by Maura Keene

WHAT”S IN THIS ISSUE?

ARTS
New Exhibits by Kegeles And Krifka At Gallery A3 in January

AWARDS
Carlie and Gary Tartakov Honored For Service To The Community


BUDGET
Library Leaders Foresee Need For More Town Funds by Jeff Lee

Are Town Hall Staff Over-tasked And Overworked? by Kitty Axelson-Berry

CAMPUS
UMass Requires COVID Boosters For Spring Term

CLIMATE /ENVIRONMENT / NATURE
Opinion: Love, Justice And Climate Change. Problems with “Net-Zero by 2050” by Russ Vernon-Jones

A Cold Day In Hell by Stephen Braun

EVENTS
Carlie and Gary Tartakov Honored For Service To The Community

Mark Human Rights Day With Speakers From Amnesty International

International Human Rights Day Celebration

New Exhibits by Kegeles And Krifka At Gallery A3 in January

FEATURES
A Cold Day In Hell by Stephen Braun

Poll Shows Strong Support For Covid Mandates by Jeff Lee

Pandemic Losses And Lessons by Kai Fortier

Photo Of The Week. Save Historic Amherst Neighborhoods And Plan Before Zoning. A Photo Essay by Janet Keller

LIBRARY
Library Leaders Foresee Need For More Town Funds by Jeff Lee

Court Hears Additional Oral Argument in Amherst Voting Rights Case by Sarah McKee

OPINION
Letter: Trump Is Gone, Yet Trumpism Remains To Harm Us by Dinah Kudatsky

Letter: Support For Southbound Counter-Flow Bike Lane Near Kendrick Park by Rob Kusner

Letter: The Mitch McConnell School Of Undemocracy by Steve Bloom

Letter: Rushed, Sloppy Approach To Zoning Changes Is Unjustifiable by Suzannah Muspratt

Letter: Proposed Parking Garage Moving Forward Without Necessary Facts, Data, Analysis, Debate, Or Respect For The Public by Rani Parker

Letter: Planning Board Process Circumvented In Rush To Adopt Zoning Changes Before New Town Council Is Seated by Janet McGowan

Opinion: Council Must Slow Down And Give Proposed Parking Garage Proper Review And Public Debate by Jennifer Taub

Opinion: Amherst’s Own “Phantom Tollbooth” by Ken Rosenthal

Opinion: Love, Justice And Climate Change. Problems with “Net-Zero by 2050” by Russ Vernon-Jones

PARKING
One-Way Traffic Mulled For Part Of North Pleasant Street; Performance Shell On Town Common Endorsed by Maura Keene

Patience Wears Thin At Fifth Consecutive Weekly Town Council Meeting by Maura Keene

Letter: Proposed Parking Garage Moving Forward Without Necessary Facts, Data, Analysis, Debate, Or Respect For The Public by Rani Parker

Opinion: Council Must Slow Down And Give Proposed Parking Garage Proper Review And Public Debate by Jennifer Taub

Opinion: Amherst’s Own “Phantom Tollbooth” by Ken Rosenthal

Photo Of The Week. Save Historic Amherst Neighborhoods And Plan Before Zoning. A Photo Essay by Janet Keller

PUBLIC HEALTH
UMass Requires COVID Boosters For Spring Term

COVID-19 Update For The Week Of December 1, 2021 by Art and Maura Keene

Poll Shows Strong Support For Covid Mandates by Jeff Lee

Pandemic Losses And Lessons by Kai Fortier

SOCIAL JUSTICE
Carlie and Gary Tartakov Honored For Service To The Community

Town Seeks First Director Of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Rally For Women’s Reproductive Rights

Mark Human Rights Day With Speakers From Amnesty International

International Human Rights Day Celebration

Letter: Trump Is Gone, Yet Trumpism Remains To Harm Us by Dinah Kudatsky

SCHOOLS
Rally For Women’s Reproductive Rights

Pandemic Losses And Lessons by Kai Fortier

SOLAR
Temporary Solar Moratorium Gets Mixed Reception At Planning Board by Maura Keene

ROADS AND SIDEWALKS
One-Way Traffic Mulled For Part Of North Pleasant Street; Performance Shell On Town Common Endorsed by Maura Keene

Letter: Support For Southbound Counter-Flow Bike Lane Near Kendrick Park by Rob Kusner

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Temporary Solar Moratorium Gets Mixed Reception At Planning Board by Maura Keene

Court Hears Additional Oral Argument in Amherst Voting Rights Case by Sarah McKee

Patience Wears Thin At Fifth Consecutive Weekly Town Council Meeting by Maura Keene

Town Seeks First Director Of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Are Town Hall Staff Over-tasked And Overworked? by Kitty Axelson-Berry

Volunteers Sought To Serve On Key Committees

Letter: The Mitch McConnell School Of Undemocracy by Steve Bloom

Letter: Rushed, Sloppy Approach To Zoning Changes Is Unjustifiable by Suzannah Muspratt

Letter: Planning Board Process Circumvented In Rush To Adopt Zoning Changes Before New Town Council Is Seated by Janet McGowan

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