Posted on: March 22, 2017

Public, Education, and Government (PEG) Access Contract Update: March 20, 2017

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Much has transpired since the Select Board last discussed this matter. I last reported to you in writing on February 27th. At that time I noted that, in accordance with rulings by the Department of Revenue and the Inspector General’s office, we were prepa...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Save the Date - Dog Park Brainstorming Session

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The public is invited to a brainstorming session for a possible dog park for the Town of Amherst on Thursday, March 30 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM in the Town Room, 2nd floor Town Hall.

Posted on: March 22, 2017

East Pleasant Street and Triangle Street Spring Construction Schedule

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  East Pleasant Street and Triangle Street

Spring Construction Schedule

Construction for water and sewer lines will begin on East Pleasant Street intersection on March 27th, 2017

Water and sewer work.  March 27th to May 8, 2017 th...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

April declared Arbor Month in Amherst

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PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS,
in 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture thata special day be set aside for the planning of trees.  This holiday, called Arbor Day, was first
observed with the planting of more than a mil...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Election Workers Needed for March 28th

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Election Workers needed for March 28. Morning, afternoon, and closing shifts available.

$11 an hour.  1 - 1 ½ hours training is required.

Please contact the Town Clerk’s office at (413) 259-3035 or at townclerk@amherstma.gov for more i...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Public Access, Education and Government Television

In recent weeks there have been many
questions about the renewal of the Town’s contract with Amherst Media includingwhy the Town decided to issue a request for proposals and not immediately engage
in negotiations with the current provider.&n...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Amherst Chosen to Participate in Grinspoon Foundation Energy Efficiency Initiative

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During the coming weeks a vehicle equipped with high resolution infrared, data and imaging capabilities will gather images of 100,000 residences in Amherst and other select communities in the region to depict their level of structural heat loss.  ...

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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

RESCHEDULED MassDOT Public Information Meeting

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Meeting has been rescheduled due to the impending weather.  The new meeting date is April 18th, 2017.

A Public Informational Meeting will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Routes 9 & 116 Improvement project (from University Drive to South...

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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: 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 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: 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 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...