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TOP FIVE MOST-READ ARTICLES LAST WEEK
1. Opinion:  Vote Yes On Question 1 In November To Make Amherst and Massachusetts More Livable by Ian Rhodewalt
2. Letter: UMass Must Address Its Contribution To Amherst’s Housing Struggles by Ira Bryck
3. Grease Blocks Town Sewer Line
4. Letter: Town Council, Read The Signs And Correct Our Course BY Jeff Lee
5. Housing Trust Will Offer Online Forum On Affordable Housing In Amherst

WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE?

CAMPUS
UMass Fineberg Series Explores History Of US Imperialism
UMass To Host “A Conversation About Truth, History, And The 1619 Project With Nikole Hannah-Jones” On September 23
Letter: UMass Must Address Its Contribution To Amherst’s Housing Struggles by Ira Bryck

CLIMATE / ENVIRONMENT / NATURE
Opinion: Local and Green – We Need You To Join An Amherst Sustainable Neighborhood Team by Darcy DuMont

EVENTS
Cuppa’ Joe With Amherst Town Manager And Public Health Team
UMass Fineberg Series Explores History Of US Imperialism
UMass To Host “A Conversation About Truth, History, And The 1619 Project With Nikole Hannah-Jones” On September 23
What’s Happening In Amherst? by Art Keene

FEATURES
Photo Of The Week: Images Of Resistance #591 By Dave Madeloni by Dave Madeloni

HOUSING
Affordable Duplex Development Planned For North Amherst by Maura Keene
Letter: UMass Must Address Its Contribution To Amherst’s Housing Struggles by Ira Bryck
Opinion: Zoning Bylaw Changes Need To Consider Impact Of UMass On Permanent Residents by John Varner

HISTORY
UMass Fineberg Series Explores History Of US Imperialism
UMass To Host “A Conversation About Truth, History, And The 1619 Project With Nikole Hannah-Jones” On September 23
Opinion: Ron Fitzgerald, A Remembrance by Michael Greenebaum

ISSUES & ANALYSES
Issues & Analyses: FAQ On The Jones Library Expansion Project’s Costs

LIBRARY
Finance Committee Confronts Library Project Budget Overruns. Libraries Lobby State To Cover Cost Escalation by Jeff Lee
Finance Committee Mulls Feasibility Of Jones Project by Maura Keene
Questions Posed To Town Manager On Fate Of Jones Library Expansion Project by Kitty Axelson-Berry
Issues & Analyses: FAQ On The Jones Library Expansion Project’s Costs
Letter: It Is Unwise To Grant Jones Trustees Blank Check To Complete Renovation by Craig Meadows
Letter: Jones Trustees Are Hardly Raking In The Money by Maura Keene
Opinion: Jones Treasurer – Why I Can’t Support Proceeding With The Jones Library Project by Bob Pam
Opinion: Dear Town Leaders, Show Us the Money by Maria Kopicki
Opinion:  The Jones Library Renovation – It’s Never Too Late To Do The Right Thing by Ken Rosenthal

OPINION
Letter:  Proposed Street Light Bylaw Endangers Pedestrians and Cyclists by Eric Einhorn
Letter: Comprehensive Plan Needed To Address Parking and Traffic Woes In Town Center Neighborhoods by Patrick Meagher
Letter: UMass Must Address Its Contribution To Amherst’s Housing Struggles by Ira Bryck
Letter: We Must See July 5 Police Stop Of BIPOC Youth Through The Eyes Of Teens Who Were Detained by Rani Parker
Letter: It Is Unwise To Grant Jones Trustees Blank Check To Complete Renovation by Craig Meadows
Letter: Jones Trustees Are Hardly Raking In The Money by Maura Keene
Opinion: Jones Treasurer – Why I Can’t Support Proceeding With The Jones Library Project by Bob Pam
Opinion: Dear Town Leaders, Show Us the Money by Maria Kopicki
Opinion:  The Jones Library Renovation – It’s Never Too Late To Do The Right Thing by Ken Rosenthal
Opinion: Local and Green – We Need You To Join An Amherst Sustainable Neighborhood Team by Darcy DuMont
Opinion: Zoning Bylaw Changes Need To Consider Impact Of UMass On Permanent Residents by John Varner
Opinion: Ron Fitzgerald, A Remembrance by Michael Greenebaum

PARKING
Letter: Comprehensive Plan Needed To Address Parking and Traffic Woes In Town Center Neighborhoods by Patrick Meagher

PUBLIC HEALTH
Board Of Health Welcomes New Public Health Nurse.  Bivalent COVID Boosters Are Here. by Art Keene
COVID-19 Weekly Update For The Week Of September 7, 2022. by Art and Maura Keene
Elevated Bacteria Levels At Puffers Pond Beaches
Cuppa’ Joe With Amherst Town Manager And Public Health Team

SCHOOLS
Opinion: Ron Fitzgerald, A Remembrance by Michael Greenebaum

SOCIAL JUSTICE
Social Justice Committee Seeks Additional Funding For Programs That Support Underserved Residents by Art Keene
UMass Fineberg Series Explores History Of US Imperialism
UMass To Host “A Conversation About Truth, History, And The 1619 Project With Nikole Hannah-Jones” On September 23
Letter: We Must See July 5 Police Stop Of BIPOC Youth Through The Eyes Of Teens Who Were Detained by Rani Parker

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Finance Committee Confronts Library Project Budget Overruns. Libraries Lobby State To Cover Cost Escalation by Jeff Lee
Finance Committee Mulls Feasibility Of Jones Project by Maura Keene
Questions Posed To Town Manager On Fate Of Jones Library Expansion Project by Kitty Axelson-Berry
Social Justice Committee Seeks Additional Funding For Programs That Support Underserved Residents by Art Keene
Affordable Duplex Development Planned For North Amherst by Maura Keene
Board Of Health Welcomes New Public Health Nurse.  Bivalent COVID Boosters Are Here. by Art Keene
Planning Board Discusses Flood Plain Amendments And Parking For Spaulding Street Residence by Maura Keene
Cuppa’ Joe With Amherst Town Manager And Public Health Team
Letter:  Proposed Street Light Bylaw Endangers Pedestrians and Cyclists by Eric Einhorn
Letter: We Must See July 5 Police Stop Of BIPOC Youth Through The Eyes Of Teens Who Were Detained by Rani Parker
Opinion: Jones Treasurer – Why I Can’t Support Proceeding With The Jones Library Project by Bob Pam
Opinion: Dear Town Leaders, Show Us the Money by Maria Kopicki
Opinion: Zoning Bylaw Changes Need To Consider Impact Of UMass On Permanent Residents by John Varner


US POLITICS
UMass Fineberg Series Explores History Of US Imperialsim

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