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TOP FIVE MOST-READ ARTICLES IN THE MONTH OF JULY
1. A Better World Is Possible:  The Corsi-Rosenthal Box by Art Keene
2. Controversy Continues To Plague Town Council Appointments by Maura Keene
3. Planning Board Approves Changes To Dog Park Plans And New Mixed-use Building At 446 Main Street  by Maura Keene
4. Building Committee Learns From Three Library Visits by Jeff Lee
5. Opinion: Town Councilors Blatantly Misrepresent My Views While Rejecting My Application To Serve On ZBA by John Varner


WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE?

APPOINTMENTS
Town Council Scuttles Varner Appointment To ZBA, Approves CPA Borrowing For High School Track, Hears Complaint About Amherst Police Engagement With BIPOC Youth by Maura Keene
Opinion: Town Councilors Blatantly Misrepresent My Views While Rejecting My Application To Serve On ZBA by John Varner
Opinion: Volunteer In Amherst – If You Dare by Michael Greenebaum

CAMPUS
Amherst College President Biddy Martin’s Farewell Letter

CAPITAL PROJECTS
Viability Of Four Building Projects Called Into Question As Library Awaits Cost Estimates by Jeff Lee
School Building Committee Reviews HVAC Options by Maria Kopicki
Changing Economic Conditions Result In Revision Of Capital Plan  by Maura Keene

EVENTS
Free Summer Music Series On Town Common
League Of Women Voters Book Sale Begins Friday July 29
Poolside Movies At Mill River Recreation Area
Gallery A3’s Juried Show Returns In August

FEATURES
From Other Sources:  News For And About Amherst.  Local News Roundup For The Month Of July, 2022 by Art Keene
Photo Of The Week: Dog Park Grand Opening Gallery by Art Keene

HOUSING
Public Shares Diverse Views On Rental Registration Bylaw Revision by Maura Keene
Rental Assistance Available For Amherst Residents

LIBRARY
Viability Of Four Building Projects Called Into Question As Library Awaits Cost Estimates by Jeff Lee

OPINION
Letter: Video Of Police Interaction With BIPOC Youth Highlights Need For Justice & Healing In Amherst by Progressive Coalition Of Amherst
Letter: Defund 413 Condemns Amherst Police Harassment Of BIPOC Youth by Defund 413
Opinion:  Change Is Needed In Police Treatment Of BIPOC Youth by Community Safety Working Group
Opinion: Town Councilors Blatantly Misrepresent My Views While Rejecting My Application To Serve On ZBA by John Varner
Opinion: Volunteer In Amherst – If You Dare by Michael Greenebaum

PUBLIC HEALTH
COVID-19 Weekly Update For The Week Of July 27, 2022. New: Latest News On Monkeypox by Art and Maura Keene
Opinion:  Local and Green – Amherst’s Historic Commitment To Zero Waste by Darcy DuMont

PUBLIC SAFETY
Community Safety Committee Calls On Town Council To Respond To Police Harassment Of BIPOC Youth, Address Full Slate Of CSWG Recommendations by Art Keene
Letter: Video Of Police Interaction With BIPOC Youth Highlights Need For Justice & Healing In Amherst by Progressive Coalition Of Amherst
Letter: Defund 413 Condemns Amherst Police Harassment Of BIPOC Youth by Defund 413
Opinion:  Change Is Needed In Police Treatment Of BIPOC Youth by Community Safety Working Group

SCHOOLS
School Building Committee Reviews HVAC Options by Maria Kopicki

SOLID WASTE
Opinion:  Local and Green – Amherst’s Historic Commitment To Zero Waste by Darcy DuMont

SOCIAL JUSTICE
Community Safety Committee Calls On Town Council To Respond To Police Harassment Of BIPOC Youth, Address Full Slate Of CSWG Recommendations by Art Keene
Letter: Video Of Police Interaction With BIPOC Youth Highlights Need For Justice & Healing In Amherst by Progressive Coalition of Amherst
Letter: Defund 413 Condemns Amherst Police Harassment Of BIPOC Youth by Defund 413
Opinion:  Change Is Needed In Police Treatment Of BIPOC Youth by Community Safety Working Group


TOWN GOVERNMENT
Community Safety Committee Calls On Town Council To Respond To Police Harassment Of BIPOC Youth, Address Full Slate Of CSWG Recommendations by Art Keene
Public Shares Diverse Views On Rental Registration Bylaw Revision by Maura Keene
Town Council Scuttles Varner Appointment To ZBA, Approves CPA Borrowing For High School Track, Hears Complaint About Amherst Police Engagement With BIPOC Youth by Maura Keene
Rental Assistance Available For Amherst Residents
Changing Economic Conditions Result In Revision Of Capital Plan  by Maura Keene
Planning Department Suggests Making Covid Measures For Restaurants Permanent. Residents Of The Meadows Close To Resolution Of Road Dispute With Developer by Maura Keene
New Town Dog Park Will Open On Wednesday, July 27
Opinion:  Change Is Needed In Police Treatment Of BIPOC Youth by Community Safety Working Group
Opinion: Town Councilors Blatantly Misrepresent My Views While Rejecting My Application To Serve On ZBA by John Varner
Opinion: Volunteer In Amherst – If You Dare by Michael Greenebaum
Opinion:  Local and Green – Amherst’s Historic Commitment To Zero Waste by Darcy DuMont

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