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ANALYTICS
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TOP FIVE MOST-READ ARTICLES LAST WEEK
1. Letter: New UMass Pavillion A Flawed Undertaking by Robin Jaffin
2. TSO And Finance Committee Recommend Removing Town Ownership Of Sewer And Water Lines From New Regulations by Art Keene
3. Opinion: Regional School Committee Shirks Fiscal Responsibility And Defies Boards Of Health by Maria Kopicki
4. UMass Amherst National Poll Surveys Americans’ Views On Reparations, Antisemitism, And The ‘Great Replacement Theory’
5. Ever Upward — A Modern History of Amherst Tax Bills by Jeff Lee

WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE?
ARTS
Amherst Cultural Council Awards 73 Grants To Local Recipients
Augusta Savage Gallery Hosts Exhibit Dedicated To Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women
New Exhibit, SHOWING the UNSEEN, Celebrates 21 Years Of Work At Gallery A3


CAMPUS
Biden’s Approval Rating Continues To Trend Upward In Latest UMass Amherst Poll. Respondents Show Support For A Presidential Age Limit
Letter: UMass Responds To Concerns About Proposed Pavilion Honoring Service Workers by Tony Maroulis
Letter: University Staff Association Was Not Consulted On Proposed Workers’ Pavilion by Leslie Marsland
Letter: Response To Tony Maroulis On The Proposed Workers Pavilion by Robin Jaffin

CAPITAL PROJECTS
More Steel, Less Wood Proposed For New Library Design. Campaign Pivots From Gifts To Pledges by Jeff Lee
School Building Project Value Engineering Continues; Initial Projection of Town’s Share is $58 Million by Maria Kopicki
Issues & Analyses: A Brief History Of Fundraising In Amherst by Denise Barberet

CLIMATE / ENVIRONMENT / NATURE
Waste Hauler Overhaul/Curbside Composting Proposal Included In Town Manager Goals by Darcy DuMont
Steven Kurtz Appointed To Water Supply Protection Committee by Art Keene
Local Libraries Offer Opportunity To Try Induction Cooking At Home For Free
Opinion: Mia Mottley And Her Proposed Overhaul Of Global Climate Finance by Russ Vernon-Jones
Photo Of The Week: Fossil Ferns By Jim Turner

EVENTS
Amherst’s Lunar New Year/Spring Festival, January 29
Augusta Savage Gallery Hosts Exhibit Dedicated To Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women
New Exhibit, SHOWING the UNSEEN, Celebrates 21 Years Of Work At Gallery A3
What’s Happening In Amherst? by Art Keene

FEATURES
From Other Sources:  News For And About Amherst.  This Week:  Education, Environment, Policing, And A Local News Roundup by Art Keene
A Better World Is Possible: Houston Helps 25,000 People Exit Homelessness by Art Keene
Photo Of The Week: Fossil Ferns By Jim Turner

HOUSING
Planning Board Skeptical About Proposal To Relax Permitting For Duplexes, Triplexes, and Townhouses by Maura Keene
Letter: Proposed Zoning Bylaw Changes Benefit Large Landlords Serving Students by Ira Bryck
A Better World Is Possible: Houston Helps 25,000 People Exit Homelessness by Art Keene

ISSUES & ANALYSES
Issues & Analyses: A Brief History Of Fundraising In Amherst by Denise Barberet

LIBRARIES
More Steel, Less Wood Proposed For New Library Design. Campaign Pivots From Gifts To Pledges by Jeff Lee
Local Libraries Offer Opportunity To Try Induction Cooking At Home For Free

OPINION
Letter: Proposed Zoning Bylaw Changes Benefit Large Landlords Serving Students by Ira Bryck
Letter: UMass Responds To Concerns About Proposed Pavilion Honoring Service Workers by Tony Maroulis
Letter: University Staff Association Was Not Consulted On Proposed Workers’ Pavilion by Leslie Marsland
Letter: Response To Tony Maroulis On The Proposed Workers Pavilion by Robin Jaffin
Opinion: MLK Is Revered Today But The Real King Would Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Harriot (for the Guardian)
Opinion: Mia Mottley And Her Proposed Overhaul Of Global Climate Finance by Russ Vernon-Jones

PUBLIC HEALTH
COVID-19 Weekly Update For the Week of January 18, 2023 by Art and Maura Keene

SCHOOLS
School Building Project Value Engineering Continues; Initial Projection of Town’s Share is $58 Million by Maria Kopicki

SOCIAL & ECONOMIC JUSTICE
Human Rights Commission Sets Goals For 2023 by Shira Sadeh
Augusta Savage Gallery Hosts Exhibit Dedicated To Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women
Opinion: MLK Is Revered Today But The Real King Would Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Harriot (for the Guardian)
Opinion: Mia Mottley And Her Proposed Overhaul Of Global Climate Finance by Russ Vernon-Jones

SOLID WASTE
Waste Hauler Overhaul/Curbside Composting Proposal Included In Town Manager Goals by Darcy DuMont
There’s Still Time To Fill Out The Zero Waste Amherst Survey On Local Trash And Recycling Services

TOWN GOVERNMENT
More Steel, Less Wood Proposed For New Library Design. Campaign Pivots From Gifts To Pledges by Jeff Lee
School Building Project Value Engineering Continues; Initial Projection of Town’s Share is $58 Million by Maria Kopicki
Planning Board Skeptical About Proposal To Relax Permitting For Duplexes, Triplexes, and Townhouses by Maura Keene
Waste Hauler Overhaul/Curbside Composting Proposal Included In Town Manager Goals by Darcy DuMont
Human Rights Commission Sets Goals For 2023 by Shira Sadeh
Amherst Cultural Council Awards 73 Grants To Local Recipients
Steven Kurtz Appointed To Water Supply Protection Committee by Art Keene
Amherst’s Lunar New Year/Spring Festival, January 29
Issues & Analyses: A Brief History Of Fundraising In Amherst by Denise Barberet
Letter: Proposed Zoning Bylaw Changes Benefit Large Landlords Serving Students by Ira Bryck

US POLITICS
Biden’s Approval Rating Continues To Trend Upward In Latest UMass Amherst Poll. Respondents Show Support For A Presidential Age Limit
Opinion: MLK Is Revered Today But The Real King Would Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Harriot (for the Guardian)

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