Posted on: February 24, 2017

Discussion of Downtown Parking

The Downtown Parking Working Group and the Planning Board invite the public to a meeting on Tuesday, February 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Room, Town Hall, to discuss town center parking such as the Municipal Parking District and Zoning regulations.

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

The Valley's Got Talent Competition

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Don't miss this - amazing talent in the Pioneer Valley!

A panel of 5 judges plus audience response determines the winners.

Prizes: $1000 $500 $250.

Tickets now available at the Senior Center.

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

MassDOT Public Information Meeting

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A Public Informational Meeting will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Routes 9 & 116 Improvement project (from University Drive to South Pleasant Street) in Amherst, MA. This meeting will take place at Amherst Town Hall in the Town Room on Tu...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Amherst is updating its Open Space & Recreation Plan

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The Town of Amherst needs your help in updating its Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP). The updated plan will be used to guide the Town’s decision making regarding the use, management, and acquisition of Amherst’s valued open spaces, conservation areas...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Town of Amherst Approves Mixed Use Development in North Amherst

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A mixed-use, mixed-income development received the unanimous approval of the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Select Board on Monday February 6 in two separate actions.

North Square at the Mill District was proposed by Beacon Communities Development LLC, th...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Apply Today for Your Open Burning Permit

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Open Burning Season is here! You can now apply and pay for your permit online. 

Open air burning can only occur between January 15th and May 1st by state regulations. Amherst Fire Department personnel will come and conduct an inspection and issue you ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Saving Lives in Hampshire County: Free Trainings on Preventing Opioid Overdoses

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Join us for one of two free trainings in Amherst. Sessions are on February 6th and March 1st.

Topics covered:

  • What is an opioid overdose?
  • Recognizing and responding to an overdose
  • How to administer Nasal Narcan to reverse an opioid overdose

Residents from all ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

A Statement About Amherst's Role in Immigration Policy

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Statement by Town of Amherst 

Town Manager, Chief of Police, Superintendent of Schools

January 30, 2017

The Town of Amherst is a welcoming community.

We uphold the integral and foundational American principles that the United States is a nation of the in...

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Read the Original Statement in English & Spanish
Posted on: January 13, 2017

Town of Amherst Department Head Announces Retirement

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Following a long and productive career of nearly 30 years, Leisure Services and Supplemental Education Director Linda Chalfant has announced her impending retirement from service to the Town of Amherst. Chalfant’s last day of work is scheduled for Friday,...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Town of Amherst hires Sports Director

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 After an extensive search, the Town of Amherst is pleased to announce the hire of David A. Grubb as the new Sports Director within the Leisure Services and Supplemental Education (LSSE) Department. David has held similar positions in both the To...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Ofc. Dan Sohn Joins APD

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Chief Livingstone is pleased to announce that a recent vacancy has been filled with the hiring of Ofc. Dan Sohn....

Chief of Police Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce
the appointment of a new patrol officer to the Amherst Police Department.  Daniel M. Sohn was appointed after anextensive selection process which included interview panels, physical ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

TD Bank Protest

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16, 2016 at approximately 8:00 AM Amherst Police Officers were dispatched tothe TD Bank North at 243 Triangle Street, Amherst for a report of protestors
who had chained themselves in bo...

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Janet Lopez promoted to sergeant

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Janet Lopez is promoted to sergeant...

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that Detective Janet M. Lopez of the Amherst Police Department was promoted to the rank of Sergeant effective October 28, 2016. Sergeant Lopez was promoted after an extensive selection process which includ...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2016

Gabriel Ting Promoted to Lieutenant

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Gabriel Ting has been promoted...

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce the promotion of Amherst Police Sergeant Gabriel Ting to the rank of Lieutenant effective October 28, 2016. Lieutenant Ting was promoted after an extensive selection process which included a written exami...Read on...

Posted on: July 12, 2016

Ronald A. Young Promoted to Captain

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28 year veteran officer promoted to Captain

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce the promotion of Amherst Police Lieutenant Ronald A. Young to the rank of Captain, in charge of administration, effective July 11, 2016. He will be officially sworn in at the Amherst Select Board Meeting ...Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2016

Amherst Police Receives Accreditation

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Amherst Police proves excellence in law enforcement with latest award...

Chief of Police Scott P. Livingstone is please to announce that on May 5, 2016, the Amherst Police Department was awarded state accreditation from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission. On February 2, 3 and 4, 2016, the Police Department ...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

Gun Buy Back Program

Northampton Police and Greenfield Police are offering gun buy backs, 06/11/16

Northampton Police and Greeenfield Police, in partnership with the Northwestern District Attorney's Officer are offering a gun buy back event, June 11, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. $50 gift cards will be distributed to those that turn in a gun. No quest...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Distracted Driving Enforcement

Amherst Police will be out in force identifying distracted driving...

The Amherst Police Department will partner with the 202 eligible local Massachusetts law enforcement agencies and the Massachusetts State Police in the national U Drive. U Text. U Pay. mobilization to crack down on motorists who text while driving. The c...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2016

Officer Nick Chandler Receives DRE Certification

Ofc. Nick Chandler has successfully completed Drug Recognition Training....

The Amherst Police Department welcomes back from training Officer Nick Chandler. Ofc. Chandler is among a very small number of police officers that successfully graduate from the rigorous training program for Drug Recognition Officer. DRE training is ne...Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2016

March 5 Media Advisory #2

2:00 p.m. Media Advisory from the Town of Amherst

AMHERST, Mass. – The Town of Amherst, the Amherst Police Department and their regional law enforcement partners report that the community is safe and the police have received cooperation, while reporting some increased activity throughout town.
There ar...Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2016

March 5 Media Advisory

Activity for March 5, 2016

March 5, 2016
Media Briefing 11 a.m.

AMHERST, Mass. - The Amherst Police Department, with their regional law enforcement partners, reports that the community is safe and the police have received cooperation from persons travelling throughout town. D...Read on...