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TOP FIVE MOST-READ ARTICLES LAST WEEK
1. Library Committee Considers Metal Exterior On New Addition. Space For Civil War Tablets In Limbo by Jeff Lee
2. Affordable Housing Lottery Applications For One University Drive South Due August 12
3. The Food Desert That Is Amherst by Kitty Axelson-Berry
4. Opinion: Council Needs To Step In On Conversion Of Homes To Student Housing by John Varner
5. Participants At School Building Forum Appear To Favor Fort River Site by Kitty Axelson-Berry

WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE?

NEW / BREAKING
Watch: Book Launch Webinar For Amherst Resident Richard Sclove’s “Escaping Maya’s Palace” by Art Keene
Town Councilor Explains Temporary Withdrawal Of Bylaw On Deceptive Advertising In Pregnancy Counseling by Maura Keene
COVID-19 Weekly Update For The Week Of June 22, 2022 by Art and Maura Keene
Amherst Commemorates Juneteenth With History Tour And Jubilee Celebration On The Common by Maura Keene
National Pollinator Week June 20-26 by John Root


ARTS
Paintings By Evelyn Pye. New Exhibit At Gallery A3 In July

BUDGET
Jones Library Looks To Form Equity Subcommittee. Update On Home For Civil War Tablets. Budget Concerns Persist by Jeff Lee

CAMPUS
UMass Dining Brings Home The Gold Again In National Culinary Competition
Come Mark the Summer Solstice At The UMass Sunwheel 
UMass Symposium Will Celebrate Pioneer In Marijuana Reform

ENERGY / CLIMATE / NATURE
Town of Amherst And Partner Organization Receive $25,000 For Study On Energy Efficiency in Rentals
Photo Of The Week: Our Annual Cactus Bloom Bu Steve King

EVENTS
Come Mark the Summer Solstice At The UMass Sunwheel 
Juneteenth Festivities This Weekend Include History Walk And Jubilee by Maura Keene
UMass Symposium Will Celebrate Pioneer In Marijuana Reform
Paintings By Evelyn Pye. New Exhibit At Gallery A3 In July
What’s Happening In Amherst? by Art Keene

FEATURES
A Better World Is Possible: Finland Ends Homelessness and Provides Shelter For All In Need by Art Keene
Photo Of The Week: Our Annual Cactus Bloom Bu Steve King

HOUSING
Affordable Housing Lottery Applications For One University Drive South Due August 12
Town of Amherst And Partner Organization Receive $25,000 For Study On Energy Efficiency in Rentals
Letter: Town Policies Need To Value Year-round Permanent Residents by Ken Rosenthal
Opinion: Watch – Emily Tells It Straight And Slant About Housing In Amherst by Ira Bryck, Dina Stander, and Kitty Axelson-Berry|

JUNETEENTH
Juneteenth Festivities This Weekend Include History Walk And Jubilee by Maura Keene
Opinion: From Juneteenth To Reparations: Reclaiming Our Stolen Stories by Yenneika Williams and Diamond Hardiman (for Yes Magazine)
A Primer On Juneteenth by Amilcar Shabazz and Dee Shabazz

LIBRARY
Photo Essay: Maintaining Continuity With The Past. Groundbreaking For The North Amherst Library Expansion And Renovation by Art Keene
Jones Library Looks To Form Equity Subcommittee. Update On Home For Civil War Tablets. Budget Concerns Persist by Jeff Lee

OPINION
Public Comment: Fair Share Amendment Will Ensure A Living Wage For Public School Teachers by Ian Rhodewalt
Letter: Town Policies Need To Value Year-round Permanent Residents by Ken Rosenthal
Letter: Seeking Feedback From Users Of Mental Health Services In Hampshire County by Robert Gallant
Opinion: Watch – Emily Tells It Straight And Slant About Housing In Amherst by Ira Bryck, Dina Stander, and Kitty Axelson-Berry
Opinion: Watch-Becoming Human – Life At The End Of The One World World” by Boone Shear
Opinion: From Juneteenth To Reparations: Reclaiming Our Stolen Stories by Yenneika Williams and Diamond Hardiman (for Yes Magazine)

POLICE
Amherst Police, Community, Mourn Loss Of Winston, The Town Comfort Dog

PUBLIC HEALTH
COVID-19 Weekly Update For The Week Of June 15, 2022 by Art and Maura Keene
Letter: Seeking Feedback From Users Of Mental Health Services In Hampshire County by Robert Gallant

SCHOOLS
Fort River Chosen As Site For New Elementary School by Art Keene
Progressive Coalition Lauds Elementary School Building Committee Progressive Coalition Of Amherst
Public Comment: Fair Share Amendment Will Ensure A Living Wage For Public School Teachers by Ian Rhodewalt

SOCIAL JUSTICE
Juneteenth Festivities This Weekend Include History Walk And Jubilee
Opinion: Watch-Becoming Human – Life At The End Of The One World World” by Boone Shear
A Better World Is Possible: Finland Ends Homelessness and Provides Shelter For All In Need by Art Keene


TOWN GOVERNMENT
Fort River Chosen As Site For New Elementary School by Art Keene
Residents Of The Meadows Decry Conditions Of Their Roads by Maura Keene
Plant Medicine Resolution Sent Back To Committee For Reworking by Maura Keene
North Common Renovation Moves Forward With Receipt Of Large Grant by Maura Keene
Town Awarded Federal Funds For North Common Revitalization Project
Town of Amherst And Partner Organization Receive $25,000 For Study On Energy Efficiency in Rentals
Letter: Town Policies Need To Value Year-round Permanent Residents by Ken Rosenthal
Opinion: Watch – Emily Tells It Straight And Slant About Housing In Amherst by Ira Bryck, Dina Stander, and Kitty Axelson-Berry



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