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  1. 6th Annual Samuel Minot Jones Awards @ Converse Hall, Amherst College

    April 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Converse Hall at Amherst College

    The Jones Library proudly announces Richard Michelson and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art as winners of the Sixth Annual Samuel Minot Jones Awards for Literary Achievement. In addition, as we celebrate the centennial year of the Jones Library, a special Centennial Sammy will be given to Bruce Watson.

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  2. District 5 Meeting at Crocker Farm Elementary School

    April 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Crocker Farm Elementary School

    1. Welcome and Agenda review. 2. Councilor committee updates. 3. Spotlight on South Amherst: Munson Library update; Applewood Construction; Rt. 116/ Potwine crosswalk; Station Road Temporary Bridge update; South Amherst Neighborhood Association; Town Manager's update: Hampshire College; Neighborhood clean up. 4. Resident Comments. 5. Save the dates/announcements. 6. Next District Meeting May 30, 2019, 6 pm to 8 pm Crocker Farm School. 7. Office hours 2nd Thursdays-May 9, 2019.

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  3. The Arctic on Fire: The Impacts of Climate Change on Tundra Ecosystems

    April 25, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Hitchcock Center for the Environment

    Due to climate change, the Arctic is experiencing an increase in wildfires. It is known that wildfires are going to alter the ecosystems; however, the specific biogeochemical impacts are unknown. Natalie Baillargeon and Rhys MacArthur participated in an expedition to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, AK last summer and began a collaborative project investigating the impacts that wildfires have on plant composition and nutrient cycling. Natalie Baillargeon is a second-year at Hampshire, studying environmental science and policy. Natalie’s research investigates the impacts of wildfires on plant nutrient and nitrogen cycling in the Arctic. Rhys MacArthur is in her last year at Hampshire College studying Ecology and Environmental Justice. Rhys’s research focuses on the effects wildfires have on the above-ground biomass of arctic tundra ecosystems and the ecological processes that drive vegetation composition.

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  4. Amherst - Pelham PreK-6 Regionalization Public Forum

    April 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Pelham Elementary School

    Amherst and Pelham are exploring regionalizing their Elementary schools. Attend a forum to learn more. Your feedback is important to us!

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  5. Amherst Pelham Regional School District Planning Board Public Forum

    April 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Pelham Elementary School

    Should Amherst and Pelham form a PreK-6 Region? Currently, the Amherst and Pelham elementary school districts share a superintendent and central administration through Superintendency Union 26. Regionalization would combine the two school districts into one region. This region would be governed by a regional school committee that would replace the current Amherst and Pelham school committees. The Regional School District Planning Board has been meeting for a year to examine the possibility of regionalization and invites public feedback at these forums. The Planning Board has not made a recommendation regarding regionalization and public input is a critical component of this recommendation. Each forum will include a presentation of the process, potential benefits, and challenges, Q and A, small group discussions, and opportunities to provide feedback.

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  6. Public Hearing: MassDOT Rt. 9 & Rt. 116 Improvements

    April 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    PURPOSE: The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Routes 9 & 116 (Northampton Road) Improvement project. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible. PROPOSAL: The proposed project consists of improving access and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians along Northampton Road. The work includes roadway widening and resurfacing to construct 5’ bicycle lanes and new sidewalks on both sides. New ADA compliant wheelchair ramps, crosswalks and pedestrian signals will also be installed. A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT’s policy concerning land acquisitions will be discussed at this hearing.

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