Posted on: September 30, 2016

Amherst Woods and Authority Way Reclamation and Grading

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PRESS RELEASE
AMHERST WOODS – Reclamation and GradingStarting Tuesday October 4th, 2016
AUTHORITY WAY– Reclamation and GradingStarting Wednesday October 5th, 2016

Warner Brothers LLC will start reclaiming Ladyslipper Circle, Larkspur Dr and Tea...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

Amherst School Committee Vacancy to be filled by Joint Election Oct 13th

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A vacancy on the Amherst School Committee will be filled on Thursday October 13, 2016 at a joint meeting of the Select Board and the remaining members of the Amherst School Committee. Interested candidates must submit a Letter of Interest to the Select ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Register to Vote

Your Vote Counts

The deadline to register to vote or make changes to your voter registration for the Presidential Election is 8:00 p.m. on October 19, 2016. In order to vote in the Town of Amherst you must be a registered voter in the Town of Amherst and you must vote in ...Read on...

Voter Information...
Posted on: September 22, 2016

Call for Proposals Qualifying for CPA Funding

CPA Committee

The Community Preservation Act Committee invites proposals for eligible projects for fiscal year 2018. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 9, 2016.

The Community Preservation Act (CPA), adopted by Amherst voters in April 2001, established...Read on...

Additional Information and Application
Posted on: September 19, 2016

Public School Water Testing for Lead and Copper

Water Testing

The Town of Amherst and the Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools opted to participate in a voluntary program organized by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to test for lead and copper in ...Read on...

Amherst Regional Schools Website
Posted on: September 21, 2016

Looking Toward the Future: Four Major Capital Projects

Review of Long Term Financials

Long term financial implications of four new buildings were reviewed at a meeting of all five related boards on September 14, 2016. After summaries of each project, one possible funding scenario for long term capital and debt expense was presented by Town...Read on...

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

Amherst Solid Waste Management Survey

Solid Waste Master Plan

The Town of Amherst Recycling and Refuse Management Committee (RRMC) has recently released its Solid Waste Master Plan (SWMP) containing recommendations for promoting the responsible management of resources by all sectors of the community. The SWMP also ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

Town of Amherst Treasurer/Collector’s Office Announces the Launch of Online Ambulance Payments

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The Town of Amherst is excited to announce the launch of Online Ambulance Payments, an additional option for payment that is convenient anywhere you are. The official launch date for Online Ambulance Payments is Thursday July 14, 2016. You can find Onlin...Read on...

www.amherstma.gov/payments
Posted on: August 17, 2016

Amherst Issues Mandatory Water Restrictions

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The Select Board, acting in its capacity as Water Commissioners, has authorized David Ziomek, Temporary Town Manager to implement Mandatory Water Restrictions for the Town of Amherst effective at 12:01 AM on Friday August 19th. These restrictions will st...Read on...

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Amherst Issues Mandatory Water Restrictions

Water restrictions are in place immediately....

The Select Board, acting in its capacity as Water Commissioners, has authorized David Ziomek, Temporary Town Manager to implement Mandatory Water Restrictions for the Town of Amherst effective at 12:01 am on Friday, August 19th. These restrictions will s...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

Accreditation Award

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 22, 2016

Amherst PD assisting Seniors with Credit Report Checks:

Fight Identity Theft! Review Your Credit Report Often...

Chief of Police Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce an event to assist our senior community with accessing their free credit report online.

It is important that community members, including our senior community, review their credit report at le...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...

Posted on: January 6, 2016

POLICE ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT

Amherst Police will be reviewed by peers for accreditation assessment.....

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that the Amherst Police Department will undergo a peer review by a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission, Inc. to determine if the Department will maintain its accreditat...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2015

Pedestrian and Bicycle Traffic Safety Grant

To help make sharing the road in Amherst a safer place for pedestrians and bicyclists, the Amherst Police Department was recently awarded a $5,000.00 grant by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS)

The funding comes from approximately $280,000 specifically provided to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety in the Commonwealth. Amherst was one of 71 police departments to receive part of this funding.

According to the Massachusetts Traffic Reco...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2015

Winter Parking Ban

Amherst Chief of Police Scott P. Livingstone announced today that the overnight parking ban will be in effect from December 1, 2015, to April 1, 2016.

During this time period no overnight parking is allowed on any town streets from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Vehicles left on streets between these hours are subject to be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. Parking is allowed in the meter lot on Pra...Read on...

Posted on: November 9, 2015

Amherst Police Hosting ALICE training

The Amherst Police Department Is Bringing Active Shooter Training to the Amherst Community

The Amherst Police Department and the ALICE Training Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE Instructor Training to Amherst community, being held at the Amherst Middle School on February 17-18, 2016. This two day instructor course is designed to teach pro...Read on...