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TOP FIVE MOST-READ ARTICLES LAST WEEK
1`.Trustee Denies Library Grant Application Wrongdoing by Jeff Lee
2. Questions Raised About Avoiding Conflict Of Interest In Amherst by Kitty Axelson-Berry
3.Opinion: A Call For Kindness by Maria Kopicki
4. Letter: Amherst Needs A Better Process For Addressing Perceived Conflicts Of Interest by Ira Bryck
5. Design For New Downtown Bakery Approved by Hilda Greenbaum

WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE?

NEW / BREAKING
Council Narrowly Defeats Temporary Moratorium On Large Scale Solar Arrays by Maura Keene
Local Energy Advocates Of Western Massachusetts Offer Webinar On Ithaca’s Green New Deal
COVID-19 Weekly Update For The Week Of March 2, 2022 by Art and Maura Keene
Council Reviews Its Role In Elementary School Building Project.  May Reconsider Net Zero Bylaw. by Maura Keene
Opinion: The Temporary Moratorium For Large Scale Solar Failed, But We’re Counting It As A Win by Pat DeAngeis, Ana Devlin Gauthier and Lynn Griesemer
Public Comment:  Size of New School Impacts Carbon Footprint and Tax Burden On Residents by Maria Kopicki
Issues & Analyses:  Cost Considerations For Determining Size Of New Elementary School by Maria Kopoicki
Almanac: Blue by Stephen Braun
Majority Polled Favors Solar Moratorium by Jeff Lee

ARTS
Academy Of Music Theatre Plans Youth Production Of Oklahoma!

CAMPUS
Film Review:  Students To The Rescue (Of A College) by Alan Goodman

CLIMATE /ENVIRONMENT/ NATURE
Local Energy Advocates Of Western Massachusetts Offer Webinar On Ithaca’s Green New Deal
Almanac: Blue by Stephen Braun
Opinion: Love Justice And Climate Change. Examples Of Climate Action And An Invitation To Join In  by Russ Vernon-Jones
A Better World Is Possible: The Library Of Things: Could Borrowing Everything From Drills To Disco Balls Cut Waste And Save Money? by Leo Benedictus (for The Guardian)
Opinion: This Is How We Defeat Putin And Other Petrostate Autocrats by Bill McKibben (for The Guardian)

EVENTS
Local Energy Advocates Of Western Massachusetts Offer Webinar On Ithaca’s Green New Deal
Public Hearing On Proposed Changes To Permit Parking Regulations
Academy Of Music Theatre Plans Youth Production Of Oklahoma!
Town Offers COVID Vaccine Clinic Every Thursday

FEATURES
Almanac: Blue by Stephen Braun
Majority Polled Favors Solar Moratorium by Jeff Lee
Dear Reader by Art Keene
Film Review:  Students To The Rescue (Of A College) by Alan Goodman
Becoming Human: Worker Ownership On Tour by Karen Ribeiro
A Better World Is Possible: The Library Of Things: Could Borrowing Everything From Drills To Disco Balls Cut Waste And Save Money? by Leo Benedictus (for The Guardian)
Photos Of The Week:  The Invasion Of Ukraine – A Photo Gallery by Art Keene

ISSUES & ANALYSES
Issues & Analyses:  Cost Considerations For Determining Size Of New Elementary School by Maria Kopicki

LIBRARY
Preservation Restriction May Thwart Kinsey Garden Move by Jeff Lee

OPINION
Opinion: The Temporary Moratorium For Large Scale Solar Failed, But We’re Counting It As A Win by Pat DeAngeis, Ana Devlin Gauthier and Lynn Griesemer
Public Comment:  Size of New School Impacts Carbon Footprint and Tax Burden On Residents by Maria Kopicki
Letter: Indy Should Require Councilor Bahl-Milne To Identify The Experts She Cites by Lynn Nadeau
Opinion: Jennifer Shiao’s School Committee Blog. Where Are We With The Elementary School Building Project? by Jennifer Shiao
Opinion: American History And The Return Of Pluto by Dinah Kudatsky
Opinion: Love Justice And Climate Change. Examples Of Climate Action And An Invitation To Join In  by Russ Vernon-Jones
Opinion: This Is How We Defeat Putin And Other Petrostate Autocrats by Bill McKibben (for The Guardian)

PARKING
Public Hearing On Proposed Changes To Permit Parking Regulations

PUBLIC HEALTH
COVID-19 Weekly Update For The Week Of March 2, 2022 by Art and Maura Keene
Town Issues Public Health Update
Amherst Now Has Highest Incidence Of Covid-19 In The State by Maura Keene
COVID-19 Update Archive For The Month Of February 2022 by Art and Maura Keene
Town Offers COVID Vaccine Clinic Every Thursday

SCHOOLS
Council Reviews Its Role In Elementary School Building Project.  May Reconsider Net Zero Bylaw. by Maura Keene
Public Comment:  Size of New School Impacts Carbon Footprint and Tax Burden On Residents by Maria Kopicki
Issues & Analyses:  Cost Considerations For Determining Size Of New Elementary School by Maria Kopicki
Opinion: Jennifer Shiao’s School Committee Blog. Where Are We With The Elementary School Building Project? by Jennifer Shiao

SOLAR
Council Narrowly Defeats Temporary Moratorium On Large Scale Solar Arrays by Maura Keene
Opinion: The Temporary Moratorium For Large Scale Solar Failed, But We’re Counting It As A Win by Pat DeAngeis, Ana Devlin Gauthier and Lynn Griesemer
Majority Polled Favors Solar Moratorium by Jeff Lee

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Council Narrowly Defeats Temporary Moratorium On Large Scale Solar Arrays by Maura Keene
Council Reviews Its Role In Elementary School Building Project.  May Reconsider Net Zero Bylaw. by Maura Keene
Preservation Restriction May Thwart Kinsey Garden Move by Jeff Lee
Town Issues Public Health Update
Amherst Awarded $825,000 In CDBG Funding
Public Hearing On Proposed Changes To Permit Parking Regulations
Letter: Indy Should Require Councilor Bahl-Milne To Identify The Experts She Cites by Lynn Nadeau

WORLD NEWS
Opinion: American History And The Return Of Pluto by Dinah Kudatsky
Opinion: This Is How We Defeat Putin And Other Petrostate Autocrats by Bill McKibben (for The Guardian)
Photos Of The Week:  The Invasion Of Ukraine – A Photo Gallery by Art Keene

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