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TOP FIVE MOST READ ARTICLES LAST WEEK
1. Two January Property Sales Illustrate How Family Housing in Amherst is Increasingly out of Reach by Jeff Lee
2. Union Questions Spate of Child Abuse Investigations Launched by District Against School Staff by Amherst Indy
3. Letter: A New Senior Center: If Not at Wildwood School Then Where? by Ira Bryck
4. Elementary School Budget Short About $500,000 for FY 2025 by Art Keene
5. Letter: Jones Leadership Lacks the Vision to Build a Library for the 21st Century by Ken Rosenthal

WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE?
ARTS
The Dance of Dementia: New Exhibit at Gallery A3 in February
What’s Happening in Amherst by Art and Maura Keene

CLIMATE / ENERGY / ENVIRONMENT / NATURE
Town Launches Sustainability Dashboard
Opinion: Why Hasn’t Climate Action Made More of a Difference? by Russ Vernon-Jones

EVENTS
Amherst Celebrates Black History Month
North Amherst Library Set to Reopen
Amherst Fire and Ice Festival, February 3
The Dance of Dementia: New Exhibit at Gallery A3 in February
What’s Happening in Amherst by Art and Maura Keene

FEATURES
National Medal of Technology Winner Donates $25,000 to ARHS to Fund Engineering Innovation by Nipuni Dayarathne
Students Walk out for Palestine, Decry Ongoing Assault on Gaza by Zoe te Velde
From Other Sources: News for and About Amherst. This Week – News Roundup from Across the Commonwealth by Art Keene
Photo of the Week: An Indy January Gallery compiled by Art Keene

HISTORY / HISTORICAL PRESERVATION
Amherst Celebrates Black History Month

INFRASTRUCTURE
Superintendent Search Committee Announced. Large Budget Shortfall Expected for Regional School District in FY 2025.
Public Comment Rules Modified. Public Comments Decry Condition of DPW Building and Advocate for Free Higher Education by Maura Keene

ISSUES & ANALYSES
A Primer on Town Council Resolutions and Proclamations by Art Keene

LIBRARY
Amherst Looks To Library For Building Project Reimbursement Payment by Jeff Lee
North Amherst Library Set to Reopen

MEDIA
From Other Sources: News for and About Amherst. This Week – News Roundup from Across the Commonwealth by Art Keene

OPINION
Opinion: Why Hasn’t Climate Action Made More of a Difference? by Russ Vernon-Jones

PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
Residents Invited to Offer More Input on School Superintendent and Police Oversight by Art Keene
Public Comment Rules Modified. Public Comments Decry Condition of DPW Building and Advocate for Free Higher Education by Maura Keene

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Residents Invited to Offer More Input on School Superintendent and Police Oversight
What Do You Think About These School Calendar Options for 2024-2025? by Jennifer Shiao
Public Comment Rules Modified. Public Comments Decry Condition of DPW Building and Advocate for Free Higher Education by Maura Keene
A Primer on Town Council Resolutions and Proclamations by Art Keene

SCHOOLS
Superintendent Search Committee Announced. Large Budget Shortfall Expected for Regional School District in FY 2025. by Art Keene
Grass Athletic Field for High School Back on the Table by Maria Kopicki
What Do You Think About These School Calendar Options for 2024-2025? by Jennifer Shiao
ZBA Approves Special Permit for New Elementary School by Hilda Greenbaum
National Medal of Technology Winner Donates $25,000 to ARHS to Fund Engineering Innovation by Nipuni Dayarathne
Students Walk out for Palestine, Decry Ongoing Assault on Gaza by Zoe te Velde

SOCIAL & ECONOMIC JUSTICE
Students Walk out for Palestine, Decry Ongoing Assault on Gaza by Zoe te Velde

TOWN GOVERNMENT
Amherst Looks To Library For Building Project Reimbursement Payment by Jeff Lee
Superintendent Search Committee Announced. Large Budget Shortfall Expected for Regional School District in FY 2025. by Art Keene
Grass Athletic Field for High School Back on the Table by Maria Kopicki
Residents Invited to Offer More Input on School Superintendent and Police Oversight by Art Keene
Public Comment Rules Modified. Public Comments Decry Condition of DPW Building and Advocate for Free Higher Education by Maura Keene
ZBA Approves Special Permit for New Elementary School by Hilda Greenbaum
New Leadership for Council Committees by Maura Keene
New Appointments to Town Building Committees by Art Keene
Town Launches Sustainability Dashboard

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