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Posted on: January 14, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine: Current Phase Information

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The vaccines to provide some protection to COVID-19 are coming, but not fast enough for any of us. The Town of Amherst will be an active player in distributing the vaccine. We understand there is eagerness among all populations, and especially seniors, to...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Amherst School Committee: Open Meeting of Residents

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Amherst School Committee Open Meeting of Residents on February 4, 2021 --- 6:00PM

Join online via Zoom or view on Amherst Media Channel 15

Share your comments, ask questions, and hear from the District, School Committee, and other community members at this ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Winterfest Ice Sculptures on the Common

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Winterfest Ice Sculptures on the Common: A Drive Through Experience 

The Town of Amherst Recreation, The Business Improvement District and The Amherst Area Chamber present Ice Sculptures on the Common! A Drive-Through Experience.  

We welc...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Town Clerk Announcements

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The Amherst Town Clerk's office has several timely reminders to share with our community members. 

The Town Clerk’s Office would like to inform you that the 2021 Annual Street Listing (census) will soon be arriving in your mailbox in accordance wi...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Open Air Burning Permits Now Available

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Open Air Burning Permits for yard clean-ups are now available from the Fire Department.  State regulations allow burning from January 15th to May 1st.  Application and payment for burning permits are now done online!  

In order t...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

The Town of Amherst Bridges Digital Divide, Implements New Soofa Signs

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 The Town of Amherst is helping to bridge the digital divide by bringing Soofa Signs and charging cores to Amherst’s downtown. The signs will communicate COVID-19 updates, public health guidelines, Town updates, and local business offer...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Community COVID-19 Testing Site in Amherst

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As part of the state’s expansion of testing, UMass Amherst is providing free COVID-19 tests for local community members starting Monday, Dec. 14. Tests will be offered by appointment only at the Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) at the Mulli...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Town of Amherst Preliminary Flood Maps Enter Appeal Period

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The Town of Amherst is in the process of updating its Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS). The Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps have been available for review since July 2020.  A 90-Day statutory appeal period be...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Reminder: FOG and Wipes Clog Pipes in Amherst

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While holiday gatherings and cooking plans might be more modest this season, it’s important to remain vigilant in the kitchen to prevent messy, costly sewer backups. Sewer blockages caused by improper disposal of fats, oils and grease (FOG) tend...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Governor Announces Targeted Measures to Curb Rising COVID-19 Cases

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Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a series of targeted measures to disrupt the increasing trend of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Governor Charlie Baker announced these changes at a time where public health data has indicated that...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Town Council Accepting Applications for Non-Voting Resident Members of the Finance Committee

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The Town Council may be filling a vacancy for non-voting resident members on the Finance Committee and is currently seeking applications.

The Finance Committee is a standing committee of the Town Council which advises the Council on all financial matters. ...

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