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 15, 2017

CDBG Advisory Committee Public Hearing on 2017 Funding Recommendations and Strategy

The CDBG Advisory Committee invites citizens to attend the public hearing on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at 7 PM in the South Meeting Room, Bangs Center, to make comments on the 2017 funding recommendations and the community development strategy.

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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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