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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Town Manager Paul Bockelman seeks volunteers to serve on Town Boards and Committees

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Town Manager Paul Bockelman seeks volunteers to serve on Town Boards and Committees.

The Town has over 30 boards and committees that support the work of Town government and each has multiple residents who are members. Terms of service are typically three y...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

April Proclaimed as Arbor Month in Amherst

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Arbor Month Proclamation

Council Sponsors: Councilors Darcy DuMont and Sarah Swartz and Community Sponsor: Public Shade Tree Committee

WHEREAS, in 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Council Issues Citation Recognizing UMass Hockey - 2021 NCAA Champions

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WHEREAS, sports bring communities together and help us develop and strengthen social bonds; and

WHEREAS, the team members, coaches, and support staff of UMass Hockey have shown dedication and devotion to their sport and their team throughout their incredib...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Dog License Reminder

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The Amherst Town Clerk's office would like to remind dog owners that it’s time to obtain your 2021 dog tag and license. The licensing year starts April 1st and ends March 31st of each year, so all 2020 tags have now expired. State law requires all dogs si...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

STREET SWEEPING SCHEDULE 2021

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The Town of Amherst Department of Public Works has begun sweeping the Main routes and hills that receive the most sand during the winter months.  After completing these areas the DPW will begin sweeping the various sections of town, if ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Upcoming Town Drinking Water PFAS Sampling

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Upcoming Town Drinking Water PFAS Sampling - What is it? Should I be concerned?

The Town of Amherst Water Department, with funding and guidance from Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP), will be sampling the Town’s public ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

2021 Human Rights Commission Youth Hero Awards

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The Human Rights Commissions primary purpose is to promote a community of mutual respect and to honor the diversity of our community.   We strive to promote attitudes of compassion and concern for our neighbors.  To encourage these value...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Think Before You Swim!

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With warming Spring air temperatures, please be aware of swimming this early in the year. Bodies of water such as Puffer's Pond can still be very COLD and swimming can be dangerous due to the risk of shock to the human body, which can occur in a ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Affordable Housing Lottery: Aspen Heights in Amherst

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Overview:

Aspen Heights Amherst is a brand-new, 88 unit rental apartment community located in Amherst on 408 Northampton Road. There will be 11 affordable apartments ready for occupancy starting in Summer of 2021. All affordable apartments will be rented t...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Statement Denouncing Violence and Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

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March 18, 2021

As more information is released about the tragedy in Atlanta on Tuesday, we are disturbed and heartbroken. This horrific crime - a white man murdering mostly Asian-American women - occurs during a time in which acts of violence and other hat...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Scheduled Water Main Flushing

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     The Water Division of the Public Works Department will begin its annual systematic water main flushing programs to clean the distribution system on Monday, April 26, 2021 (weather permitting).  Water Division perso...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Council Proclaims April as Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month

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2021 Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month Proclamation

Council Sponsors: Councilors Alisa Brewer, Lynn Griesemer, and Mandi Jo Hanneke; 

Resident Sponsor: Marlene Musante, Member of the Board of the Children’s Advocacy Center

WHEREAS...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Amherst Launches New Online Engagement Platform

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The Town of Amherst is pleased to announce the launch of a new online engagement platform for community members called Engage Amherst. At a time when in-person meetings are still limited due to COVID-19, the Town of Amherst offers Engage Amherst as an add...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Cultural Council Awards Grants for Local Programs

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Georgia Barnhill, chair of the Amherst Cultural Council, is pleased to announce the awarding of 40 grants totaling $45,755, for cultural programs in Amherst and nearby towns. Proposals for music and theater events, visual artists, and programs featuring t...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Amherst Reaches Homebound Individuals with Vaccine

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The Town of Amherst has been coordinating efforts to reach homebound individuals in a commitment to ensure they have access to a vaccine. Amherst Public Health Director Emma Dragon, Fire Chief Tim Nelson and Senior Center Director Mary Beth Ogulewicz have...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Amherst Secures Competitive Cybersecurity Grant

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It was announced this week that Amherst has been selected to participate in the Massachusetts’ Cybersecurity Awareness program. This program will make end-user cybersecurity training, assessment, and simulation tools, which will be administered ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Town Awarded $825,000 in CDBG Grant Funds

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Earlier this week, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Amherst was one of 41 communities to receive funds in the most recent round of the 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Awards.  

The Town of Amherst will receive $825,000 ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Northampton and Amherst Approved as Collaborative Regional Vaccination Site

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City of Northampton and Town of Amherst join forces to distribute up to 5,000 vaccinations per week  

Today it was announced that the Northampton Health Department has been approved as the lead community in a regional collaboration with the Town o...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Town & Amherst BID Receive Local Rapid Recovery Grant

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The Town of Amherst, in conjunction with the Amherst Downtown Business Improvement District (BID), has received a Local Rapid Recovery Program grant from the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative (MDI) under the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Communi...

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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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