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TOP FIVE MOST-READ ARTICLES LAST WEEK
1. ‘It’s Life Or Death’: Failure To Protect Trans Kids At ARMS A Systemic Problem by The Graphic Staff
2. Letter: A Call To Action. Demand Accountability In Amherst Public Schools by Jena Schwartz
3. Letter: Peter Demling Owes The Public An Apology by Laura Hunter
4. Letter: Regional School Committee – Slow Down, Listen, And Restore Trust In Amherst Schools by Art Keene
5. APEA Votes No Confidence In Morris And Cunningham by Art Keene

WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE?

ARTS
Open Call For Artists: Portal Gallery On Boltwood Plaza
Open Call For Artists: 8th Annual Juried Show At Gallery A3

CAMPUS
Heavy Traffic, Street Closures Expected During Move-Out And Commencement At UMass
Ice Cream Flavors ‘Blossom’ At Annual UMass Competition

CAPITAL PROJECTS
Despite Fundraising Gains, Trustees Accept Uncertainty Of Library Expansion by Jeff Lee
Pelham Town Meeting Votes To Drop Artificial Turf And Move Forward With Grass Option by Maria Kopicki
Council Adopts Resolution Supporting Pride Month

CLIMATE / ENERGY /ENVIRONMENT / NATURE
Letter: Are Solar Roads An Option For Amherst? by Ira Bryck
Letter: Relicensing Northfield Pump Station And Turners Falls Dam Will Harm Connecticut River by Lundy Bancroft and Sarah Matthews
Letter: In Support Of Composting Food Waste by Terence Masterson
Opinion: New Concerns About Hickory Ridge Solar Project by Jenny Kallick and Michael Lipinski
Almanac: Oak Apples by Stephen Braun

EVENTS
Heavy Traffic, Street Closures Expected During Move-Out And Commencement At UMass
Memorial Day Commemoration Begins With Parade From The Town Common
What’s Happening In Amherst? by Art and Maura Keene

FEATURES
Almanac: Oak Apples by Stephen Braun
Photo Of The Week: UMass Campus Sunrise By Rodger Mattlage

HOUSING
Debate Over Proposed Duplex/Triplex Zoning Changes Goes On And On by Maura Keene
Letter: There Has To Be A Better Way To Revise Zoning Bylaws by Maura Keene

ISSUES & ANALYSES
Issues & Analyses: Dr. Doug Slaughter Appointed Acting Superintendent by Jena Schwartz

LIBRARY
Despite Fundraising Gains, Trustees Accept Uncertainty Of Library Expansion by Jeff Lee

OPINION
Public Comment: Do The Right Thing And Appoint Impartial Interim Leadership by Laura Hunter
Public Comment: Two Questions For The Town Council by Ira Bryck
Letter: School Committee’s Priority Should Be Safety Of Children by Sheilah Jones
Letter: A Call To Action. Demand Accountability In Amherst Public Schools by Jena Scwartz
Letter: Regional School Committee – Slow Down, Listen, And Restore Trust In Amherst Schools by Art Keene
Letter: There Has To Be A Better Way To Revise Zoning Bylaws by Maura Keene
Letter: Are Solar Roads An Option For Amherst? by Ira Bryck
Letter: Relicensing Northfield Pump Station And Turners Falls Dam Will Harm Connecticut River by Lundy Bancroft and Sarah Matthews
Letter: In Support Of Composting Food Waste by Terence Masterson
Opinion: New Concerns About Hickory Ridge Solar Project by Jenny Kallick and Michael Lipinski
Opinion: Whenever Oppressions Festers, Let Us Speak Up by Isolda Ortega Bustamante
Opinion: What’s Happening With The School Committee? Meeting Tonite, Tuesday May 16 by Jennifer Shiao

SCHOOLS
Assistant Superintendent Doreen Cunningham Placed On Administrative Leave by Art Keene
Issues & Analyses: Dr. Doug Slaughter Appointed Acting Superintendent by Jena Schwartz
Regional School Committee Receives Heart-wrenching Testimony About Discrimination At Middle School by Art Keene
Pelham Town Meeting Votes To Drop Artificial Turf And Move Forward With Grass Option by Maria Kopicki
Generation Ratify Amherst Stands With LGBTQ+ Students
Amherst School Principals Issue Statement Of Unequivocal Support For District’s Children
APEA Votes No Confidence In Morris And Cunningham by Art Keene
Three Finalists Named For Acting School Superintendent by Art Keene
School Committee Begins Deliberations On Appointing Acting Superintendent by Toni Cunningham
Amherst Elementary Students Launch Campaign for Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Fort River Students Launch Campaign To Improve Treatment Of Refugees
Public Comment: Do The Right Thing And Appoint Impartial Interim Leadership by Laura Hunter
Letter: School Committee’s Priority Should Be Safety Of Children by. Sheilah Jones
Letter: A Call To Action. Demand Accountability In Amherst Public Schools by Jena Schwartz
Letter: Regional School Committee – Slow Down, Listen, And Restore Trust In Amherst Schools by Art Keene
Opinion: Whenever Oppressions Festers, Let Us Speak Up by Isolda Ortega Bustamante
Opinion: What’s Happening With The School Committee? Meeting Tonite, Tuesday May 16 by Jennifer Shiao

SOCIAL & ECONOMIC JUSTICE
Assistant Superintendent Doreen Cunningham Placed On Administrative Leave by Art Keene
Issues & Analyses: Dr. Doug Slaughter Appointed Acting Superintendent by Jena Schwartz
Regional School Committee Receives Heart-wrenching Testimony About Discrimination At Middle School by Art Keene
Generation Ratify Amherst Stands With LGBTQ+ Students
Amherst School Principals Issue Statement Of Unequivocal Support For District’s Children
Council Adopts Resolution Supporting Pride Month
APEA Votes No Confidence In Morris And Cunningham
Amherst Elementary Students Launch Campaign for Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Fort River Students Launch Campaign To Improve Treatment Of Refugees
Letter: A Call To Action. Demand Accountability In Amherst Public Schools by Jena Schwartz
Opinion: Whenever Oppressions Festers, Let Us Speak Up by Isolda Ortega Bustamante

SOLID WASTE
Letter: In Support Of Composting Food Waste by Terence Masterson

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Despite Fundraising Gains, Trustees Accept Uncertainty Of Library Expansion by Jeff Lee
Council Adopts Resolution Supporting Pride Month by Maura Keene
Three Finalists Named For Acting School Superintendent by Art Keene
School Committee Begins Deliberations On Appointing Acting Superintendent by Toni Cunningham
Debate Over Proposed Duplex/Triplex Zoning Changes Goes On And On by Maura Keene
Call For Nominations For 2023 Youth Hero Awards
Public Comment: Do The Right Thing And Appoint Impartial Interim Leadership by Laura Hunter
Public Comment: Two Questions For The Town Council by Ira Bryck
Letter: A Call To Action. Demand Accountability In Amherst Public Schools by Jena Schwartz
Letter: Regional School Committee – Slow Down, Listen, And Restore Trust In Amherst Schools by Art Keene
Letter: There Has To Be A Better Way To Revise Zoning Bylaws by Maura Keene
Letter: Are Solar Roads An Option For Amherst? by Ira Bryck
Opinion: New Concerns About Hickory Ridge Solar Project by Jenny Kallick and Michael Lipinski
Opinion: What’s Happening With The School Committee? Meeting Tonite, Tuesday May 16 by Jennifer Shiao

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