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TOP FIVE MOST-READ ARTICLES LAST WEEK
1. Opinion: What It Means When Amherst Teachers Work To Rule by Sara Barber-Just
2. Finance Committee Wary Of Using Reserves To Reduce Amount Of Debt Exclusion Override by Art Keene
3. Educators Plead For Resumption Of Contract Negotiations At School Committee Meeting< by Maura Keene
4. Opinion:  Hanneke’s Bid To Constrain Public Comment Is An Assault On Democracy by Art Keene
5. Historic Commission Seeks To Preserve North Amherst Home by Hilda Greenbaum


WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE?
CAMPUS
From Other Sources: News For And About Amherst. This Week – Local News Roundup With Reports On Blarney Blowout And BORGS by Art Keene

CLIMATE / ENVIRONMENT / NATURE
Hitchcock Center Guide To Annual Spotted Salamander Migration
Opinion: For A Thriving Downtown Amherst, Get Rid Of The Cars by Karin Winter

DEMOCRACY
Councilors And Residents Pan Proposal To Limit Public Comment by Maura Keene
A Conference On Building Worker Power Through Solidarity, Cooperation, and Care by Boone Shear
From Amherst To Boston, Government Openness Has Its Limits by Jeff Lee
Letter: Limiting Public Comment Will Not Make Town Council More Efficient Or Better by Rani Parker
Letter: Amherst, Where Only The “H” Is Silent? by Ira Bryck
Opinion:  Hanneke’s Bid To Constrain Public Comment Is An Assault On Democracy by Art Keene

DOWNTOWN
Opinion: For A Thriving Downtown Amherst, Get Rid Of The Cars by Karin Winter
Amherst History Month-by-Month: Amherst’s Green Places by Hetty Startup

EVENTS
Daylight Saving Time Begins On Sunday At 2 AM. Set Your Clocks Forward One Hour.
Hitchcock Center Guide To Annual Spotted Salamander Migration
A Conference On Building Worker Power Through Solidarity, Cooperation, and Care by Boone Shear
Panel: Striving For Equity With Pamela Nolan Young And Jennifer Moyston
Cuppa Joe With Town Manager Paul Bockelman And Special Guest Cathy Schoen
What’s Happening In Amherst by Art and Maura Keene

FEATURES
Amherst History Month-by-Month: Amherst’s Green Places by Hetty Startup
Happy International Women’s Day: A Look Back At Over A Century Of The Global Fight For Justice And Equality by Sarah Johnson (for the Guardian)
From Other Sources: News For And About Amherst. This Week – Local News Roundup With Reports On Blarney Blowout And BORGS by Art Keene
Town Manager Report for March 6, 2023
Photo Of The Week: Two Moonlit Views From Bare Mountain by Vira Douangmany Cage

HISTORY / HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Amherst History Month-by-Month: Amherst’s Green Places by Hetty Startup
Happy International Women’s Day: A Look Back At Over A Century Of The Global Fight For Justice And Equality by Sarah Johnson (for the Guardian)

ISSUES & ANALYSES
From Amherst To Boston, Government Openness Has Its Limits by Jeff Lee

LABOR
Amherst Educators Rally For Resumption Of  Contract Negotiations by Art Keene
Educators Plead For Resumption Of Contract Negotiations At School Committee Meeting< by Maura Keene
A Conference On Building Worker Power Through Solidarity, Cooperation, and Care by Boone Shear
Letter: Proposed Cuts Of Paraeducators Will Hurt School Libraries by Allegra Clark
Letter: Library Para-educators Keep School Libraries Open by Toni Cunningham
Opinion: Amherst/Pelham Educators And Staff Are Valued by Ben Herrington

LIBRARIES
Letter: Proposed Cuts Of Paraeducators Will Hurt School Libraries by Allegra Clark
Letter: Library Para-educators Keep School Libraries Open by Toni Cunningham

OPINION
Letter: Please Support The Amherst Elementary School Project by Jim Pistrang
Letter: Limiting Public Comment Will Not Make Town Council More Efficient Or Better by Rani Parker
Letter: Amherst, Where Only The “H” Is Silent? by Ira Bryck
Letter: Proposed Cuts Of Paraeducators Will Hurt School Libraries by Allegra Clark
Letter: Library Para-educators Keep School Libraries Open by Toni Cunningham
Opinion: Amherst/Pelham Educators And Staff Are Valued by Ben Herrington
Opinion: What It Means When Amherst Teachers Work To Rule by Sara Barber-Just
Opinion:  Hanneke’s Bid To Constrain Public Comment Is An Assault On Democracy by Art Keene
Opinion: For A Thriving Downtown Amherst, Get Rid Of The Cars by Karin Winter

PUBLIC HEALTH
Age & Dementia-friendly Community Survey Produces Recommendations For Community Action Plan by Maura Keene
COVID-19 Weekly Update For March 8, 2023 by Art and Maura Keene

PUBLIC SAFETY
Age & Dementia-friendly Community Survey Produces Recommendations For Community Action Plan by Maura Keene

SCHOOLS
Amherst Educators Rally For Resumption Of  Contract Negotiations by Art Keene
Regional Schools Facing A Difficult Budget Year by Maura Keene
Educators Plead For Resumption Of Contract Negotiations At School Committee Meeting< by Maura Keene
Cuppa Joe With Town Manager Paul Bockelman And Special Guest Cathy Schoen
Letter: Please Support The Amherst Elementary School Project by Jim Pistrang
Letter: Proposed Cuts Of Paraeducators Will Hurt School Libraries by Allegra Clark
Letter: Library Para-educators Keep School Libraries Open by Toni Cunningham
Opinion: What It Means When Amherst Teachers Work To Rule by Sara Barber-Just

SENIORS
Age & Dementia-friendly Community Survey Produces Recommendations For Community Action Plan by Maura Keene

SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE
A Conference On Building Worker Power Through Solidarity, Cooperation, and Care by Boone Shear
Panel: Striving For Equity With Pamela Nolan Young And Jennifer Moyston
Opinion: What It Means When Amherst Teachers Work To Rule by Sara Barber-Just
Happy International Women’s Day: A Look Back At Over A Century Of The Global Fight For Justice And Equality by Sarah Johnson (for the Guardian)

SOLAR
Amherst Launches Town-wide Solar Assessment
Solar Bylaw Working Group Seeks Public Participation In New Survey by Jenny Kallick and Michael Lipinski

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Amherst Educators Rally For Resumption Of  Contract Negotiations by Art Keene
Regional Schools Facing A Difficult Budget Year by Maura Keene
Educators Plead For Resumption Of Contract Negotiations At School Committee Meeting< by Maura Keene
Councilors And Residents Pan Proposal To Limit Public Comment by Maura Keene
State Rep. Domb And State Sen. Comerford Explain State Government At Town Council Meeting by Maura Keene
ZBA Approves Construction Of Two Family Home On West Street by Hilda Greenbaum
Amherst Launches Town-wide Solar Assessment
Solar Bylaw Working Group Seeks Public Participation In New Survey by Jenny Kallick and Michael Lipinski
Age & Dementia-friendly Community Survey Produces Recommendations For Community Action Plan by Maura Keene
Panel: Striving For Equity With Pamela Nolan Young And Jennifer Moyston
Cuppa Joe With Town Manager Paul Bockelman And Special Guest Cathy Schoen
From Amherst To Boston, Government Openness Has Its Limits by Jeff Lee
Letter: Limiting Public Comment Will Not Make Town Council More Efficient Or Better by Rani Parker
Letter: Amherst, Where Only The “H” Is Silent? by Ira Bryck
Opinion: Amherst/Pelham Educators And Staff Are Valued by Ben Herrington
Opinion: What It Means When Amherst Teachers Work To Rule by Sara Barber-Just
Opinion:  Hanneke’s Bid To Constrain Public Comment Is An Assault On Democracy by Art Keene
Town Manager Report for March 6, 2023

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