Posted on: January 19, 2017

Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

Join us in celebrating Black History Month in Amherst on Saturday February 11, 2017 from 11:00 AM-11:30 AM on the Amherst Town Common.

  • Sing the Black National Anthem
  • Bring noisemakers to create a joyful noise
  • Words from community leaders

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Town of Amherst Department Head Announces Retirement

Linda Chalfant

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 1, 2017

The Valley's Got Talent Competition

The Valley's Got Talent

An amateur talent competition for all ages! 1st Prize $1000, 2nd Prize $500, 3rd Prize $250! Sunday, March 26th, 2pm-4pm. Auditions will be held on February 6th in the Bangs Community Center from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

"Amherst Charts Growth, Retains Small-town Feel" Community Spotlight on BusinessWest.com

Town Manager, Economic Development Director

Amherst was recently featured in a Community Spotlight by BusinessWest.com. The article details the new AmherstWorks, Visitor Center, and other development projects currently underway. Pictured are Geoff Kravitz and Paul Bockelman, the Economic Developmen...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Amherst Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect January 1, 2017

Plastic Bag Ban

Findings for the warrant article presented at Town Meeting cite damaging impacts to wildlife and the environment as reasons for implementing a ban. At least 8 million metric tons of plastic contaminate the world’s oceans and an estimated 1 trillion plasti...

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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: December 13, 2016

Amherst Recognized for Outstanding Leadership in Energy

2016 Energy Award Acceptance

The Town of Amherst was recently recognized for Outstanding
Leadership in Energy by Mass Energy. Each year at its annual meeting, thenon-profit recognizes organizations that have contributed to making energy more
affordable and environmentally sustain...

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