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ANALYTICS. (Note: The Indy was on vacation for the month of July). Numbers in parentheses indicate change from the previous week.

Number of Unique Page Views:
Last 30 days: 32,289 (+3911)
Last Week: 9,961 (-143)
Number of Unique Sessions
Last 30 Days: 16,630 (+2345)
Last Week: 5276 (+274)

TOP FIVE MOST-READ ARTICLES LAST WEEK
1. Amherst Police Call To Hampshire College Draws Rebuke From Dean Of Students by Art Keene
2. Unpublished Jones Library Space Plan Proposes Alternatives To Costly Expansion by Jeff Lee
3. Letter: Police Report On July 5 Interaction With BIPOC Youth Omits And Distorts Facts
4. Amherst Residents Rally On The Town Common In Solidarity With The Amherst 9 by Allegra Clark
5. Opinion: Feedback From Parents Of BIPOC Youth On The Naming Of The Amherst 9 by Pat Ononibaku

WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE?
ARTS
New York Times Critic’s Pick RIOTSVILLE, U.S.A. With Producer Sara Archambault, In Person At Amherst Cinema, November 17

CAMPUS
UMass Amherst Makes Princeton Review’s Top ‘Green Colleges’ List For Seventh Consecutive Year
The Human Toll Of America’s Air Wars: The First Annual Ellsberg Lecture, Featuring Pulitzer Prize Winner Azmat Khan, November 15 At UMass

CLIMATE / ENVIRONMENT / NATURE
Conservation Commission Sets Conditions For North Amherst Battery Storage Facility, Private Dorm On Olympia Place. White Paper Explores Impact Of Solar Arrays On Drinking Water by Maura Keene
UMass Amherst Makes Princeton Review’s Top ‘Green Colleges’ List For Seventh Consecutive Year
Department of Environmental Projection Holds Webinar To Assist Towns On Contracting For Hauling Services. by Darcy DuMont

DOWNTOWN
Changes Coming To Approval Process For Restaurants And Bars by Maura Keene
Town Awarded $75,000 To Develop Downtown Streetscape Standards

ELECTIONS
Everything You Want To Know About The Ballot Questions From The League Of Women Voters Of Amherst
Letter: On Tuesday, Support Questions 1 & 4. Write In Gittelson For Sheriff by Shel Horowitz
Letter:  Write In Yvonne Gittelson For Hampshire Sheriff by Christine Fowles

EVENTS
South Asian Fall Festival Saturday November 5
The Human Toll Of America’s Air Wars: The First Annual Ellsberg Lecture, Featuring Pulitzer Prize Winner Azmat Khan, November 15 At UMass
New York Times Critic’s Pick RIOTSVILLE, U.S.A. With Producer Sara Archambault, In Person At Amherst Cinema, November 17
What’s Happening In Amherst?

FEATURES
A Few Questions For Sean Mangano And Kim Mew About Property Taxes And The Possibility Of A Reduction For Owner-occupied Residences by Kitty Axelson-Berry
Photo Of The Week: Autumn At Sunset Farm. A Gallery By Kitty Axelson-Berry

HISTORY / HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Historical Commission Ponders Former Library Trustee Letter. MBLC Nets Small Gain In New Bill by Jeff Lee
New York Times Critic’s Pick RIOTSVILLE, U.S.A. With Producer Sara Archambault, In Person At Amherst Cinema, November 17

HOUSING
Plans For Private Dorm On Olympia Drive Progress. Changes To Flood Plain Maps Accepted by Maura Keene

LIBRARY
Historical Commission Ponders Former Library Trustee Letter. MBLC Nets Small Gain In New Bill by Jeff Lee

OPINION
Letter: Retired Teacher Questions The Integrity Of Hiring Processes In Amherst Public Schools by Martha Toro
Letter: On Tuesday, Support Questions 1 & 4. Write In Gittelson For Sheriff by Shel Horowitz
Letter:  Write In Yvonne Gittelson For Hampshire Sheriff by Christine Fowles
Opinion: Feedback From Parents Of BIPOC Youth On The Naming Of The Amherst 9 by Pat Ononibaku

PUBLIC HEALTH
COVID-19 Weekly Update For The Week Of November 2, 2022 by Art and Maura Keene

PUBLIC SAFETY
Marathon Session Of Town Council Produces No Action On July 5 Police Incident by Art Keene
A Gallery of Voices From The Joint Meeting Of The Town Council And The CSSJC, November 1, 2022 by Art Keene
Know Your Rights Training Prepares Local Youth For Safe Engagements With the Police by Zeke DouglasRosenthal
Amherst Residents Rally On The Town Common In Solidarity With The Amherst 9 by Allegra Clark
Opinion: Feedback From Parents Of BIPOC Youth On The Naming Of The Amherst 9 by Pat Ononibaku

SCHOOLS
Letter: Retired Teacher Questions The Integrity Of Hiring Processes In Amherst Public Schools by Martha Toro

SOCIAL & ECONOMIC JUSTICE
Marathon Session Of Town Council Produces No Action On July 5 Police Incident by Art Keene
A Gallery of Voices From The Joint Meeting Of The Town Council And The CSSJC, November 1, 2022 by Art Keene
Know Your Rights Training Prepares Local Youth For Safe Engagements With the Police by Zeke DouglasRosenthal
Amherst Residents Rally On The Town Common In Solidarity With The Amherst 9 by Allegra Clark
The Human Toll Of America’s Air Wars: The First Annual Ellsberg Lecture, Featuring Pulitzer Prize Winner Azmat Khan, November 15 At UMass
Letter: Retired Teacher Questions The Integrity Of Hiring Processes In Amherst Public Schools by Martha Toro
Opinion: Feedback From Parents Of BIPOC Youth On The Naming Of The Amherst 9 by Pat Ononibaku

SOLID WASTE
Department of Environmental Projection Holds Webinar To Assist Towns On Contracting For Hauling Services buy Darcy DuMont

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Marathon Session Of Town Council Produces No Action On July 5 Police Incident by Art Keene
A Gallery of Voices From The Joint Meeting Of The Town Council And The CSSJC, November 1, 2022 by Art Keene
Historical Commission Ponders Former Library Trustee Letter. MBLC Nets Small Gain In New Bill by Jeff Lee
Plans For Private Dorm On Olympia Drive Progress. Changes To Flood Plain Maps Accepted by Maura Keene
Changes Coming To Approval Process For Restaurants And Bars. by Maura Keene
Conservation Commission Sets Conditions For North Amherst Battery Storage Facility, Private Dorm On Olympia Place. White Paper Explores Impact Of Solar Arrays On Drinking Water by Maura Keene
Town Awarded $75,000 To Develop Downtown Streetscape Standards
A Few Questions For Sean Mangano And Kim Mew About Property Taxes And The Possibility Of A Reduction For Owner-occupied Residences by Kitty Axelson-Berry

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