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ANALYTICS
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Number of Unique Page Views:
Last 30 days: 44,306 (+87)
Last Week: 8,144 (-7112)
Number of Unique Sessions
Last 30 Days: 27,298 (+676)
Last Week: 4,585 (-7248)

TOP FIVE MOST-READ ARTICLES LAST WEEK
1. Don’t Throw Away This Letter! by Jeff Lee
2. Textiles and Mattresses Banned From Massachusetts Trash Disposal Sites by Art Keene
3. President of Trustees Defends Jones Library Space Planning Efforts by Jeff Lee
4. Opinion:  Felling Of Merry Maple Was Premature, Lamentable by Don Ogden
5. Amherst Community Bids Farewell to Merry Maple Tree  by Britt Crow-Miller

WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE?

BUDGET
Citizens Advocate For Spending Priorities At Annual Budget Forum. Council Approves 4.4% Tax Hike by Jeff Lee
Opinion: Amherst Educators Call For A Fair Contract by Amherst Pelham Education Association

CLIMATE / ENVIRONMENT / NATURE
Opinion: Join Back From The Brink In Amherst And Work To Prevent Nuclear War by Brennan Tierney
Opinion: Remembering Nonny Burack And The Merry Maple by Josna Rege
Opinion: Stories From COP27 by Russ Vernon-Jones by Russ Vernon-Jones
Almanac: Falling Water by Stephen Braun
Photo Of The Week: Bird’s Nest Fungi By Sally Waisbrot

EVENTS
What’s Happening In Amherst? by Art Keene
Opinion: Join Back From The Brink In Amherst And Work To Prevent Nuclear War by Brennan Tierney

FEATURES
Almanac: Falling Water by Stephen Braun
A Better World Is Possible: There Is An Alternative – Social Housing In Vienna by Ferd Wulkan and Ann Ferguson (for Portside)
From Other Sources: News For And About Amherst.  Local News Roundup For November by Art Keene
Photo Of The Week: Bird’s Nest Fungi By Sally Waisbrot

HOUSING
A Better World Is Possible: There Is An Alternative – Social Housing In Vienna by Ferd Wulkan and Ann Ferguson (for Portside)

OPINION
Opinion: Join Back From The Brink In Amherst And Work To Prevent Nuclear War by Brennan Tierney
Opinion: Jennifer Shiao’s School Committee Blog: The School Committee Failed To Discuss The Issue Of PFAS In Artificial Turf by Jennifer Shiao
Opinion: Remembering Nonny Burack And The Merry Maple by Josna Rege
Opinion: Amherst Educators Call For A Fair Contract by Amherst Pelham Education Association
Opinion: Stories From COP27 by Russ Vernon-Jones

PUBLIC HEALTH
Nantucket School Committee Undertakes Rigorous Evaluation Of PFAS Risks In Synthetic Turf Fields by Art Keene
Council Denies Funding For Artificial Turf At High School by Maura Keene
COVID-19 Weekly Update For The Week Of November 23, 2022 by Art and Maura Keene
Opinion: Jennifer Shiao’s School Committee Blog: The School Committee Failed To Discuss The Issue Of PFAS In Artificial Turf by Jennifer Shiao

SCHOOLS
Nantucket School Committee Undertakes Rigorous Evaluation Of PFAS Risks In Synthetic Turf Fields by Art Keene
Council Denies Funding For Artificial Turf At High School by Maura Keene
Opinion: Jennifer Shiao’s School Committee Blog: The School Committee Failed To Discuss The Issue Of PFAS In Artificial Turf by Jennifer Shiao
Opinion: Amherst Educators Call For A Fair Contract by Amherst Pelham Education Association

SOCIAL JUSTICE
Three Proclamations From Town Council

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Council Denies Funding For Artificial Turf At High School by Maura Keene
Citizens Advocate For Spending Priorities At Annual Budget Forum. Council Approves 4.4% Tax Hike by Jeff Lee
Three Proclamations From Town Council by Maura Keene
Opinion: Jennifer Shiao’s School Committee Blog: The School Committee Failed To Discuss The Issue Of PFAS In Artificial Turf by Jennifer Shiao
Opinion: Amherst Educators Call For A Fair Contract by Amherst Pelham Education Association

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