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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: 33,431 (+1142)
Last Week: 7,450 (-2511)
Number of Unique Sessions
Last 30 Days: 16,630 (+356)
Last Week: 3850 (-1426)

TOP FIVE MOST-READ ARTICLES IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
(Editor’s note: we were unable to compile the data for this feature in time for their usual appearance in the first issue of the month. We regret the delay and here they are.)

1. Amherst Police Call To Hampshire College Draws Rebuke From Dean Of Students by Art Keene
2. “Why Is It That When Our Committees Of Color Come Before The Town Council They Are Poorly Treated?”  Council Meeting Ends Prematurely With Frustration And Outrage by Art Keene
3. Unpublished Jones Library Space Plan Proposes Alternatives To Costly Expansion by Jeff Lee
4. Photo Of The Week: DPW Excavates A Fatberg
5. Trustee Subcommittee Charged With Developing Library Building Project ‘Plan B’ by Jeff Lee


TOP FIVE MOST-READ ARTICLES LAST WEEK
1. Letter: Retired Teacher Questions The Integrity Of Hiring Processes In Amherst Public Schools by Martha Toro
2. Marathon Session Of Town Council Produces No Action On July 5 Police Incident by Art Keene
3. Amherst Residents Rally On The Town Common In Solidarity With The Amherst 9 by Allegra Clark
4. Defund413 Amherst Hosts Forum On Imagining “Amherst Without Cops” by Shira Sadeh
5. Historical Commission Ponders Former Library Trustee Letter. MBLC Nets Small Gain In New Bill. by Jeff Lee

WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE?

BUDGET / CAPITAL PROJECTS
Amherst Educators Plead For Living Wage by Maura Keene
Town Now Accepting Resident Capital Requests
Ribbon Cutting For North Landfill Solar Array
Questions Surround Planned Building Project Tax Override by Jeff Lee
Opinion: Minimize Financial Pain To Residents In Order To Maximize The Chance Of Success Of The School Building Project by Maria Kopicki

CAMPUS
Public Invited To Participate In UMass Survey On PVTA’s Future
University of Massachusetts Amherst Named A Bike Friendly University By The League Of American Bicyclists

CLIMATE / ENERGY / ENVIRONMENT / NATURE
Ribbon Cutting For North Landfill Solar Array
Opinion: To The Town Manager – Do Something To Accelerate Climate Action In Amherst. And Do it Fast by Darcy DuMont
Opinion: Finding Your Role In Climate Action – A Quiz by Russ Vernon-Jones

EVENTS
Gift Cards To Be Offered At December 5 COVID Vaccine Clinic by Maura Keene
Ribbon Cutting For North Landfill Solar Array
Banner Drop In Support Of The Equal Rights Amendment
Media Education Foundation Will Dedicate Meeting Room To The Memory Of Three Area Activists
What’s Happening In Amherst? by Art Keene

FEATURES
Amherst History Month-by-Month: Native Lands Connected By Water by Hetty Startup
Photo Of the Week: Progress At The North Amherst Library – A Gallery
Town Manager Report For November 7, 2022

HISTORY / HISTORICAL PRESERVATION
Amherst History Month-by-Month: Native Lands Connected By Water by Hetty Startup

ISSUES & ANALYSES
Questions Surround Planned Building Project Tax Override by Jeff Lee

OPINION
Opinion: Minimize Financial Pain To Residents In Order To Maximize The Chance Of Success Of The School Building Project by Maria Kopicki
Opinion: To The Town Manager – Do Something To Accelerate Climate Action In Amherst. And Do it Fast by Darcy DuMont
Opinion: Finding Your Role In Climate Action – A Quiz by Russ Vernon-Jones

PARKING
Finally! Council Votes For Parking Changes On Lincoln Avenue. by Maura Keene

PUBLIC HEALTH
Finally! Council Votes For Parking Changes On Lincoln Avenue. by Maura Keene
COVID-19 Weekly Update For The Week Of November 9, 2022 by Art and Maura Keene
Gift Cards To Be Offered At December 5 COVID Vaccine Clinic by Maura Keene

PUBLIC SAFETY
CSSJC Raises Concerns About Cameras In New Elementary School And Failure Of Town To Resolve July 5 Incident by Art Keene
Defund413 Amherst Hosts Forum On Imagining “Amherst Without Cops” by Shira Sadeh


SCHOOLS
CSSJC Raises Concerns About Cameras In New Elementary School And Failure Of Town To Resolve July 5 Incident by Art Keene
Finally! Council Votes For Parking Changes On Lincoln Avenue. by Maura Keene
Questions Surround Planned Building Project Tax Override by Jeff Lee
Opinion: Minimize Financial Pain To Residents In Order To Maximize The Chance Of Success Of The School Building Project by Maria Kopicki

SOCIAL JUSTICE
CSSJC Raises Concerns About Cameras In New Elementary School And Failure Of Town To Resolve July 5 Incident by Art Keene
Amherst Educators Plead For Living Wage by Maura Keene
Who Will Be Eligible For Reparations? by Maura Keene
Defund413 Amherst Hosts Forum On Imagining “Amherst Without Cops” by Shira Sadeh
Banner Drop In Support Of The Equal Rights Amendment
Media Education Foundation Will Dedicate Meeting Room To The Memory Of Three Area Activists

TOWN GOVERNMENT
CSSJC Raises Concerns About Cameras In New Elementary School And Failure Of Town To Resolve July 5 Incident by Art Keene
Finally! Council Votes For Parking Changes On Lincoln Avenue. by Maura Keene
Amherst Educators Plead For Living Wage by Maura Keene
TSO Continues Exploration Of New Bylaws For Street Lights And Trash Haulers by Art Keene
Who Will Be Eligible For Reparations? by Maura Keene
Melissa Loiodice-Walker Named Amherst’s New Human Resources Director
Town Now Accepting Resident Capital Requests
Questions Surround Planned Building Project Tax Override by Jeff Lee
Opinion: Minimize Financial Pain To Residents In Order To Maximize The Chance Of Success Of The School Building Project by Maria Kopicki
Opinion: To The Town Manager – Do Something To Accelerate Climate Action In Amherst. And Do it Fast by Darcy DuMont
Town Manager Report For November 7, 2022

TRANSPORTATION
Public Invited To Participate In UMass Survey On PVTA’s Future
University of Massachusetts Amherst Named A Bike Friendly University By The League Of American Bicyclists

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