North end of downtown, finally, getting infrastructure improvements
As usual the Town Meeting warrant article that made the most common sense for quick passage -- deemed a "no brainer" by one member -- created the longest discussion of the night, although it did easily attain more than a two thirds vote, 119 to 32.
As "keepers of the public way" the Amherst Select Board has already unanimously approved a roundabout for the important East Pleasant/Triangle Street intersection, a main gateway to UMass.
Bank of America ATM (red roof)
Land required in yellow
But naturally, fuddy-duddies in Town Meeting who prefer the old fashioned signalized intersection continue to engage in guerrilla warfare, trying to stop progress.
Fortunately a couple years from now they will figure it out -- after easily negotiating the roundabout on their horse and buggy.