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The League of Women Voters of Amherst is supporting five articles on the Spring 2018 Town Meeting agenda.

Before every Town Meeting, the League reviews the articles in the Warrant and determines which it can support based. This year's articles include several in areas with which the League has been concerned at all levels as well as others related to our local positions.

The League of Women Voters of Amherst is urging the Department of Public Works to include the West Bay Road Pedestrian Improvements in the FY 2018 budget so that work can begin in 2017. In a letter to the Department, the League noted that the proposal has several components, and urged that "the overall project be planned together, as a coherent unit, with emphasis on pedestrian safety" and that "local residents...be involved in the planning process.

The League of Women Voters is supporting all or parts of three of the articles (19, 36 and 37) on the Spring 2016 Warrant under consideration by the Amherst Town Meeting.

Support statements for Articles 19, 36 and 37 on the Amherst Town Warrant, Spring 2016.

LWVA prepared statements for the June and July hearings in Greenfield on the proposed tennessee Gas Company/Northeast Direct pipeline. Members attended both hearings.

The Amherst and the Northampton Leagues of Women Voters prepared a joint statement for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) urging the delay of any decision about the proposed Kinder Morgan / Tennessee Gas Company (TGP) pipeline.

Presented at the hearing sponsored by the Department of Public Utilities at the Greenfield Middle School on June 11, 2015. Following a request by Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, the hearing was scheduled to allow citizens in Western Massachusetts the opportunity to publically comment on the petition by Berkshire Gas for approval of a long-term supply agreement with Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., the developer of the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline. 

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