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Q&A on preliminary election Sept. 4

The first election for Amherst’s new Town Council is coming up in a little over two weeks, on Sept. 4. Here are some questions and answers about this “preliminary” election. Q. Now that the town is divided into five districts instead of 10 precincts, where will I vote? A. You will vote in the same place you have always voted. Click here for the locations. The precinct lines still exist with respect to polling places. Here’s a map of the district and precinct lines and polling places. Q. Will there be a preliminary election for Town Council members in all …

One endorsement for Town Council

There are many excellent candidates for Amherst’s new Town Council, but only one I feel qualified to endorse. If you have met Mandi Jo Hanneke, or heard her speak, you may not need me to tell you why she should be part of the Town Council. But if you’ve seen her lawn signs and said “Mandi Jo?” let me tell you about my two years of working closely with her. Here’s a link to her video statement, and here’s a link to her campaign web site. I have never worked with anyone who possessed such a combination of brainpower, industriousness, …