What’s In This Issue?

Photo: Dreamtime

Welcome to our Table of Contents. You can also receive a listing of all new items in the Indy each week by signing up here. The subscription is free and will deliver to your inbox a listing of all new content, each Saturday at 6 a.m. We can assure you that we will not share your email address, nor will we send you any additional emails to clog up your inbox (except in the case of truly urgent breaking news, in which case we’ll send out a special dispatch).

ANALYTICS
Numbers in parentheses indicate change from the previous week.

Number of Unique Page Views:
Last 30 days: 44,219 (+10,788)
Last Week: 15,256 (+7806)
Number of Unique Sessions
Last 30 Days: 26,622 (+7983)
Last Week: 11,833 (+9992)

TOP FIVE MOST-READ ARTICLES LAST WEEK
1. Don’t Throw Away This Letter! by Jeff Lee
2. Opinion: Why Is The Town Of Amherst Still Called Amherst? by John Gerber
3. Defund413 Amherst Hosts Forum On Imagining “Amherst Without Cops” by Shira Sadeh
4. CSSJC Raises Concerns About Cameras In New Elementary School And Failure Of Town To Resolve July 5 Incident by Art Keene
5. Finally! Council Votes For Parking Changes On Lincoln Avenue. by Maura Keene

WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE?

ARTS
Small Wonders Holiday Show And Sale At Gallery A3
New Book Explores Historic Stained Glass Windows At Grace Episcopal Church by Suzannah Muspratt

BUDGET
Public Forum On FY24 Budget Slated For November 21
Letter: It’s Time To Fund Town’s Climate Action Goals by Lydia Vernon-Jones and Julian Hynes
Opinion: Defund413 Amherst Calls On Public To Speak Up At November Budget Forum by Defund413

CAMPUS
UMass Panel Will Explore The Legacies Of The Vietnam Era Anti-war Movement

CAPITAL PROJECTS
President of Trustees Defends Jones Library Space Planning Efforts by Jeff Lee

DOWNTOWN
Amherst Community Bids Farewell to Merry Maple Tree by Britt Crow-Miller
Planning Board Recommends Zoning Bylaw Changes For Restaurants and Bars. Continues Olympia Drive Private Dorm Hearing by Maura Keene
Opinion:  Felling Of Merry Maple Was Premature, Lamentable by Don Ogden

ELECTIONS
Unofficial Election Results Posted: Amherst Led State In Support Of Ballot Questions 1 and 4 by Art Keene
Opinion: Eight Lessons From The Midterm Elections by Julia Rock, Rebecca Burns, Andrew Perez, Matthew Cunningham-Cook,and David Sirota (for Jacobin and Portside)

ENVIRONMENT / CLIMATE / NATURE
Textiles and Mattresses Banned From Massachusetts Trash Disposal Sites by Art Keene
Town Awarded Funds To Support Recycling And Waste Reduction
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Solar Array On Capped Landfill
Issues & Analyses: Mode Shift: Supporting Sustainable Equitable Transportation (New Biweekly Column)
Issues & Analyses: Why Zero Waste Is Often Left Out Of Climate Action by eco-cycle.
Issue & Analyses: There Is A Safe And More Affordable Alternative To Toxic Synthetic Turf by Maria Kopicki
Letter: It’s Time To Fund Town’s Climate Action Goals by Lydia Vernon-Jones and Julian Hynes
Opinion:  Felling Of Merry Maple Was Premature, Lamentable by Don Ogden

EVENTS
Public Forum On FY24 Budget Slated For November 21
Gift Cards To Be Offered At December 5 COVID Vaccine Clinic
League Of Women Voters Will Present Online Forum On Reproductive Rights
Small Wonders Holiday Show And Sale At Gallery A3
What’s Happening In Amherst? by Art Keene

FEATURES
New Book Explores Historic Stained Glass Windows At Grace Episcopal Church by Suzannah Muspratt
Photo Of The Week: Bridge Across The Fort River By Jonathan Plant

HISTORY
Amherst Community Bids Farewell to Merry Maple Tree by Britt Crow-Miller
UMass Panel Will Explore The Legacies Of The Vietnam Era Anti-war Movement
Opinion: Why Is The Town Of Amherst Still Called Amherst? by John Gerber
New Book Explores Historic Stained Glass Windows At Grace Episcopal Church by Suzannah Muspratt

HOUSING
Planning Board Recommends Zoning Bylaw Changes For Restaurants and Bars. Continues Olympia Drive Private Dorm Hearing by Maura Keene
Letter: Proposed Dorm On Olympia Drive Is A Parking Crisis In The Making by Ira Bryck

ISSUES & ANALYSES
Issues & Analyses: Mode Shift: Supporting Sustainable Equitable Transportation (New Biweekly Column)
Issues & Analyses: Why Zero Waste Is Often Left Out Of Climate Action by eco-cycle
Issue & Analyses: There Is A Safe And More Affordable Alternative To Toxic Synthetic Turf by Maria Kopicki

LIBRARY
President of Trustees Defends Jones Library Space Planning Efforts by Jeff Lee

OPINION
Letter: Board Of Health Must Weigh In On PFAS Hazard In Synthetic Turf by Maura and Art Keene
Letter: It’s Time To Fund Town’s Climate Action Goals by Lydia Vernon-Jones and Julian Hynes
Letter: Proposed Dorm On Olympia Drive Is A Parking Crisis In The Making by Ira Bryck
Opinion: Why Is The Town Of Amherst Still Called Amherst? by John Gerber
Opinion: Council Offers Small Step Forward With Resolutions On July 5 Incident.  Town Still Has Much Work To Do by Allegra Clark
Opinion: The Rights Of Minors by Michael Greenebaum
Opinion:  Felling Of Merry Maple Was Premature, Lamentable by Don Ogden
Opinion: Defund413 Amherst Calls On Public To Speak Up At November Budget Forum by Defund 413
Opinion: Eight Lessons From The Midterm Elections by Julia Rock, Rebecca Burns, Andrew Perez, Matthew Cunningham-Cook,and David Sirota (for Jacobin and Portside)

PUBLIC HEALTH
COVID-19 Weekly Update For The Week Of November 16, 2022 by Art and Maura Keene
Gift Cards To Be Offered At December 5 COVID Vaccine Clinic
League Of Women Voters Will Present Online Forum On Reproductive Rights
Issue & Analyses: There Is A Safe And More Affordable Alternative To Toxic Synthetic Turf by Maria Kopicki
Letter: Board Of Health Must Weigh In On PFAS Hazard In Synthetic Turf by Maura and Art Keene
Opinion: Council Offers Small Step Forward With Resolutions On July 5 Incident.  Town Still Has Much Work To Do by Allegra Clark

PUBLIC SAFETY
Town Manager Apologizes About July 5 Incident And Lack Of Town Response. Council Divided On Steps To Take by Maura Keene
Opinion: Council Offers Small Step Forward With Resolutions On July 5 Incident.  Town Still Has Much Work To Do by Allegra Clark
Opinion: The Rights Of Minors by Michael Greenebaum

SCHOOLS
ARHS Girls Cross Country Team Wins Western Mass And State Sectional Titles by Art Keene

SOCIAL JUSTICE
Town Manager Apologizes About July 5 Incident And Lack Of Town Response. Council Divided On Steps To Take by Maura Keene
League Of Women Voters Will Present Online Forum On Reproductive Rights
UMass Panel Will Explore The Legacies Of The Vietnam Era Anti-war Movement
Opinion: Why Is The Town Of Amherst Still Called Amherst? by John Gerber
Opinion: Council Offers Small Step Forward With Resolutions On July 5 Incident.  Town Still Has Much Work To Do by Allegra Clark
Opinion: The Rights Of Minors by Michael Greenebaum
Opinion: Defund413 Amherst Calls On Public To Speak Up At November Budget Forum by Defund413

SOLID WASTE / RECYCLING
Textiles and Mattresses Banned From Massachusetts Trash Disposal Sites by Art Keene
Town Awarded Funds To Support Recycling And Waste Reduction
Issues & Analyses: Why Zero Waste Is Often Left Out Of Climate Action by eco-cycle

TAXES / REFUNDS
Don’t Throw Away This Letter! by Jeff Lee

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Town Manager Apologizes About July 5 Incident And Lack Of Town Response. Council Divided On Steps To Take by Maura Keene
President of Trustees Defends Jones Library Space Planning Efforts by Jeff Lee
Town Awarded Funds To Support Recycling And Waste Reduction
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Solar Array On Capped Landfill
Planning Board Recommends Zoning Bylaw Changes For Restaurants and Bars. Continues Olympia Drive Private Dorm Hearing by Maura Keene
Public Forum On FY24 Budget Slated For November 21
Issues & Analyses: Mode Shift: Supporting Sustainable Equitable Transportation (New Biweekly Column)
Issue & Analyses: There Is A Safe And More Affordable Alternative To Toxic Synthetic Turf by Maria Kopicki
Letter: Board Of Health Must Weigh In On PFAS Hazard In Synthetic Turf by Maura and Art Keene
Letter: It’s Time To Fund Town’s Climate Action Goals by Lydia Vernon-Jones and Julian Hynes
Letter: Proposed Dorm On Olympia Drive Is A Parking Crisis In The Making by Ira Bryck
Opinion: Council Offers Small Step Forward With Resolutions On July 5 Incident.  Town Still Has Much Work To Do by Allegra Clark

TRANSPORTATION
Ride Free On PVTA, 11/25 to 12/25
Issues & Analyses: Mode Shift: Supporting Sustainable Equitable Transportation (New Biweekly Column)

US POLITICS
Opinion: Eight Lessons From The Midterm Elections by Julia Rock, Rebecca Burns, Andrew Perez, Matthew Cunningham-Cook,and David Sirota (for Jacobin and Portside)

Spread the love

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.