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TOP FIVE MOST-READ ARTICLES LAST WEEK
1. Opinion: Choosing The Site For Our New Elementary School by Bruce Coldham
2. Site Issues For New School More Complicated At Wildwood by Maura Keene
3.. Letter: On Amherst Forward’s Curious Notion Of Democracy by Michael Greeneabaum
4.. Finance Committee Discusses Disposition Of Town’s “Surplus Buildings” by Maura Keene
5. New History Trail To Be Built Along The Mill River by Meg Gage

WHAT”S IN THIS ISSUE?

NEW / BREAKING
Groundbreaking For North Amherst Library Renovation, Wednesday June 15 by Meg Gage

BUDGETS
Library Committee Considers Metal Exterior On New Addition. Space For Civil War Tablets In Limbo by Jeff Lee
African Heritage Reparation Assembly Requests Cannabis Tax Revenue For Reparations by Maura Keene

CAMPUS
Opinion: Council Needs To Step In On Conversion Of Homes To Student Housing by John Varner

CLIMATE / ENVIRONMENT / NATURE
Opinion:  Local and Green.  Introducing The Amherst Climate Alliance by Darcy DuMont
Almanac: The Planets Align by Stephen Braun
Photo Of The Week: Blue Heron Take Flight by Jennifer Kramer

DEMOCRACY
Letter: A Step Toward Fascism by Joanna Morse
Letter: Advocacy Is Democratic by Jennifer Shiao
Letter: Listening To Our Voices Is Democratic! by The Progressive Coalition of Amherst
Trump’s Forces Are Preparing For The Next Storming Of The Capitol. This Time, They Plan To Win by Johnathan Freedland (for The Guardian)

EVENTS
First Juneteenth Heritage Walking Tour Scheduled For Saturday, June 18 by Maura Keene
CRESS Program Will Be Operational In August by Maura Keene
Still Room On Buses From Amherst To Moral March On Washington On June 18 by Art Keene
What’s Happening In Amherst? by Art Keene

FEATURES
The Food Desert That Is Amherst by Kitty Axelson-Berry
Almanac: The Planets Align by Stephen Braun
A Primer On Juneteenth by Amilcar and Dee Shabazz
New Documentary: ‘There’s Always Something To Be Done’: How The Janes Provided Illegal Abortions Before Roe by Adrian Horton (for The Guardian)
Photo Of The Week: Blue Heron Take Flight by Jennifer Kramer
Town Manager Report For June 6, 2022

GUNS
Board of Health Adopts Revised Recombinant DNA Lab Regulations.  Plans Discussion On Gun Safety For July Meeting by Art Keene
Regional School Committee Resolution Commits To Common Sense Gun Laws And No Cops In Amherst Schools by Art Keene

HISTORY AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Local Historic District Commission Plans Update Of 2005 Preservation Plan by Hilda Greenbaum
Controversies Persist Over Demolition Delay Bylaw And Committee Appointments. Council Mulls Escalating Costs Of Water Treatment Plant Repairs  by Maura Keene
First Juneteenth Heritage Walking Tour Scheduled For Saturday, June 18 by Maura Keene
A Primer On Juneteenth by Amilcar and Dee Shabazz

HOUSING
Hornik Ends Term As Chair Of Affordable Housing Trust by Maura Keene
Opinion: Council Needs To Step In On Conversion Of Homes To Student Housing by John Varner

LIBRARY
Groundbreaking For North Amherst Library Renovation, Wednesday June 15 by Meg Gage
Library Committee Considers Metal Exterior On New Addition. Space For Civil War Tablets In Limbo by Jeff Lee

NATIONAL POLITICS
Trump’s Forces Are Preparing For The Next Storming Of The Capitol. This Time, They Plan To Win by Johnathan Freedland (for The Guardian)
New Documentary: ‘There’s Always Something To Be Done’: How The Janes Provided Illegal Abortions Before Roe by Adrian Horton (for The Guardian)

OPINION
Public Comment: Proposal For Universal Compost Pickup Will Significantly Reduce Waste And Save Residents Money by Darcy DuMont
Letter: A Step Toward Fascism by Joanna Morse
Letter: Advocacy Is Democratic by Jennifer Shiao
Letter: Listening To Our Voices Is Democratic! by The Progressive Coalition of Amherst
Opinion:  Local and Green.  Introducing The Amherst Climate Alliance by Darcy DuMont
Opinion: Council Needs To Step In On Conversion Of Homes To Student Housing by John Varner
Trump’s Forces Are Preparing For The Next Storming Of The Capitol. This Time, They Plan To Win by Johnathan Freedland (for The Guardian)

PUBLIC HEALTH
Board of Health Adopts Revised Recombinant DNA Lab Regulations.  Plans Discussion On Gun Safety For July Meeting by Art Keene
COVID-19 Weekly Update For The Week Of June 8, 2022 by Art and Maura Keene

SCHOOLS
Participants At School Building Forum Appear To Favor Fort River Site by Kitty Axelson-Berry
Regional School Committee Resolution Commits To Common Sense Gun Laws And No Cops In Amherst Schools by Art Keene
Letter: A Step Toward Fascism by Joanna Morse
Letter: Advocacy Is Democratic by Jennifer Shiao
Letter: Listening To Our Voices Is Democratic! by The Progressive Coalition of Amherst

SOCIAL JUSTICE
African Heritage Reparation Assembly Requests Cannabis Tax Revenue For Reparations by Maura Keene
CRESS Program Will Be Operational In August by Maura Keene
Still Room On Buses From Amherst To Moral March On Washington On June 18 by Art Keene
A Primer On Juneteenth by Amilcar and Dee Shabazz
New Documentary: ‘There’s Always Something To Be Done’: How The Janes Provided Illegal Abortions Before Roe by Adrian Horton (for The Guardian)


TOWN GOVERNMENT
Participants At School Building Forum Appear To Favor Fort River Site by Kitty Axelson-Berry
Hornik Ends Term As Chair Of Affordable Housing Trust by Maura Keene
African Heritage Reparation Assembly Requests Cannabis Tax Revenue For Reparations by Maura Keene
Local Historic District Commission Plans Update Of 2005 Preservation Plan by Hilda Greenbaum
Controversies Persist Over Demolition Delay Bylaw And Committee Appointments. Council Mulls Escalating Costs Of Water Treatment Plant Repairs  by Maura Keene
Town Receives Nearly $300,000 for Regional Municipal Fiber Expansion Project 
CRESS Program Will Be Operational In August by Maura Keene
Public Comment: Proposal For Universal Compost Pickup Will Significantly Reduce Waste And Save Residents Money by Darcy DuMont
Town Manager Report For June 6, 2022

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