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TOP FIVE MOST-READ ARTICLES LAST WEEK
1. Affordable Housing Units Still Available At Aspen Heights In Amherst
2.UMass Will Give Away Free Seedlings
3. Library Building Project Plans Outreach Event. Rising Costs Pressure Budget by Jeff Lee
4. Letter: Senior Center Lacks Necessary Space, Budget, And Staffing To Meet Needs Of Amherst’s Older Residents by Richard Yourga, Dennis Vandal, Mary Elmer, Barbara Slovin, Norma Hallock, Kay Weinberg, Rosemary Kofler, Mary Hough and John Magarian
5. New Sewer Bylaw Will Determine Who Pays For Water Line Repairs by Art Keene

WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE?

NEW / BREAKING
Letter: Catastrophic Failure Of Town Ambulance Underscores Need For New Equipment Replacement Schedule by Ben Graham
Opinion: Love, Justice And Climate Change. Dangerous Radicals by Russ Vernon-Jones
Amherst Sustainability Festival To Return On Earth Day 2023
Experts Will Lead Community Chat On Bears In Amherst
‘How Could I Not?’ Nadya Tkachenko Journeys To The Ukrainian Border To Provide Support, Relief To Refugees
Virtual Community Forum On FY 2023 Town Budget, April 23
Cuppa’ Joe On FY 23 Budget
COVID-19 Weekly Update For The Week Of April 20, 2022 by Art and Maura Keene
12th Annual Daffodil Run To Support Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Hampshire County, April 24
Letter: Personnel Cuts At Amherst’s Branch Libraries Are Ominous by Natalie Barber
Letter: District 3 Residents Invited To Community Dialogue On April 24 by Dorothy Pam and Jennifer Taub

ARTS
Grand Opening Of The Drake On April 28 Will Feature Regina Carter

CAMPUS
UMass Events Will Honor 150th Anniversary Of Arbor Day
Energy Transition Symposium At UMass Amherst On May 3

CLIMATE / ENVIRONMENT / NATURE
Hundreds Rally To Oppose New Natural Gas Pipeline From Longmeadow To Springfield
Earth Day Events In The Pioneer Valley
UMass Events Will Honor 150th Anniversary Of Arbor Day
Energy Transition Symposium At UMass Amherst On May 3
Public Comment: Zero Waste Amherst Proposal Would Provide Universal Compost Pickup, Significantly Reducing Waste And Saving Residents Money by Darcy DuMont
Opinion: Local And Green.  Turning The Titanic In Time by Darcy DuMont
Opinion: Climate Heroes and Zeros by Jim Turner
Almanac: Invisible Multitude by Stephen Braun
Photo Of The Week: Hadley Light Show By Linda Ziegenbein

EVENTS
Jones Library Will Host Stolen Beam Series On Reparations by Maura Keene
Earth Day Events In The Pioneer Valley
Grand Opening Of The Drake On April 28 Will Feature Regina Carter
UMass Events Will Honor 150th Anniversary Of Arbor Day
Hampshire County Drug Take Back Day, Saturday April 30
Amherst Community Clean Up Day Planned For April 30
Open House At The Jones Library On May 1
Energy Transition Symposium At UMass Amherst On May 3

FEATURES
Almanac: Invisible Multitude by Stephen Braun
From Other Sources: News For And About Amherst.  This Week, April 16, A Local News Roundup by Art Keene
Manifesto poetry by Andrea Ayvazian
Photo Of The Week: Hadley Light Show By Linda Ziegenbein

HISTORY / HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Bylaw Update Would Clarify Which Structures Are Historically Significant by Art Keene

HOUSING
East Street And Belchertown Road Affordable Housing Plans Unveiled by Maura Keene

LIBRARY
Library Friends May Gain Larger Role In Director Evaluation by Jeff Lee
Open House At The Jones Library On May 1

OPINION
Public Comment: Zero Waste Amherst Proposal Would Provide Universal Compost Pickup, Significantly Reducing Waste And Saving Residents Money by Darcy DuMont
Opinion: Local And Green.  Turning The Titanic In Time by Darcy DuMont
Opinion: Climate Heroes and Zeros by Jim Turner

PUBLIC HEALTH
Final Performance Of Hair At ARHS Postponed Due To COVID by Maura Keene
COVID-19 Weekly Update For The Week Of April 13, 2022 by Art and Maura Keene
Hampshire County Drug Take Back Day, Saturday April 30
Public Comment: Zero Waste Amherst Proposal Would Provide Universal Compost Pickup, Significantly Reducing Waste And Saving Residents Money by Darcy DuMont

SCHOOLS
Final Performance Of Hair At ARHS Postponed Due To COVID by Maura Keene
ARHS Will Introduce Disability Justice Course This Fall by Em Grybko

SOCIAL JUSTICE
CRESS Director Earl Miller Receives Enthusiastic Welcome At Cuppa Joe by Maura Keene
ARHS Will Introduce Disability Justice Course This Fall by Em Grybko
Hundreds Rally To Oppose New Natural Gas Pipeline From Longmeadow To Springfield
Jones Library Will Host Stolen Beam Series On Reparations by Maura Keene
Energy Transition Symposium At UMass Amherst On May 3
Manifesto poetry by Andrea Ayvazian

TOWN GOVERNMENT
CRESS Director Earl Miller Receives Enthusiastic Welcome At Cuppa Joe by Maura Keene
East Street And Belchertown Road Affordable Housing Plans Unveiled by Maura Keene
Bylaw Update Would Clarify Which Structures Are Historically Significant by Art Keene
Library Friends May Gain Larger Role In Director Evaluation by Jeff Lee
Amherst Community Clean Up Day Planned For April 30

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