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Posted on: July 2, 2020

TOWN COUNCIL INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT FOR TOWN MANAGER EVALUATION

VIDEO MESSAGE FROM THE TOWN COUNCIL PRESIDENT, LYNN GRIESEMER 

July 2, 2020

The Town Council is conducting the annual evaluation of the Town Manager.  We specifically invite all members of the Public to submit written comments by 4:00 pm W...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Town Council Accepting Applications for Planning Board

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The Town Council is currently accepting applications from Amherst residents interested in serving on the Planning Board. Applicants should have experience with aspects of planning, development, design, architecture, construction, zoning, and/or real estat...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Town Manager Presents FY 21 Budget to Town Council

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Amherst Town Manager, Paul Bockelman presents his proposed FY21 Municipal Budget to the Amherst Town Council on Monday, June 29th. The Town Council had previoulsy voted unanimously on April 27, 2020 to modify the May 1st deadline established in Charter Se...

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Visit the FY21 Budget Page Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment

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The Town Council will hold a first discussion on proposed Zoning Bylaw Article 14 - Temporary Zoning regarding Permitting for Certain Uses during the COVID-19 Emergency and its Aftermath on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held virtu...

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Full text of proposed Zoning Article 14 Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: December 1, 2019

View Currently Posted Positions

All currently posted positions for employment with the Town are on the Town’s Online Career Portal.

Click here to visit the Town of Amherst Career Portal 

You may subscribe to alerts for future job postings by clicking the Notify Me butto...

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In the News

Posted on: July 10, 2020

Station Rd Construction UPDATE Crews starting Tuesday, July 14th

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Station Rd Construction Update

Excavation Crews Starting 

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

7am -4pm

Warner Brothers will be starting work on Station Rd (from Wildflower Dr to the town line) on Tuesday, July 14th, 2020. Construction crews will be excavating a...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Groff Park Playground Now Open

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The Town Council cut the ceremonial ribbon on the new Groff Park playground and spray park earlier today.

This is the culmination of a five-year effort to renovate this section of Groff Park. The new playground and Spray Park replace a 1950’s wad...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

TOWN OF AMHERST COVID-19 EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE $250K GRANT PROGRAM

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The Town of Amherst and the Amherst Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Fund announce the availability of short‐term emergency rental assistance available for Amherst renters experiencing a loss or reduction of income due to COVID‐19. Rental assistance is ...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

TOWN COUNCIL INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT FOR TOWN MANAGER EVALUATION

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The Town Council is conducting the annual evaluation of the Town Manager.  We specifically invite all members of the Public to submit written comments by 4:00 pm Wednesday, July 15, 2020.  Every Town Council member and the Town Manager w...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Transfer Station Stickers for FY21

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FY21 Transfer Station Stickers

Amherst DPW will be issuing all FY21 stickers by mail. Apply for and purchase your transfer station stickers online by clicking here

Renewal forms are also available at the Transfer Station. 

Paper forms mus...

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Get Your Sticker Online amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Amherst Water Supply: Status Update

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The Amherst Water Department is continuously monitoring the Town’s water supply, which is currently at a normal level for this time of year due to reduced demand over the spring months from the University, Colleges, and businesses closing due to...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Town Manager Presents FY 21 Budget to Town Council

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Amherst Town Manager, Paul Bockelman presents his proposed FY21 Municipal Budget to the Amherst Town Council on Monday, June 29th. The Town Council had previoulsy voted unanimously on April 27, 2020 to modify the May 1st deadline established in Charter Se...

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Visit the FY21 Budget Page amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Town & Business Improvement District Receives $10K Grant for Downtown Shared Streets

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The Town of Amherst and the Amherst Business Improvement District (BID) received a $10,000 grant from the Lawrence & Lillian Solomon Foundation to purchase materials to make the downtown more comfortable and accessible. Town and BID staff worked toget...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Amherst Leisure Services Outdoor Pools Open

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The Amherst outdoor pools at Mill River and War Memorial opened to the public Saturday, June 27th and will remain open through August 30th, 2020 for Lap Swim and Open Swim. There are new restrictions to keep in line with Phase 2 Massachusetts regulations,...

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

Joint Statement from Town of Amherst Officials

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We are haunted by the searing vision of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on a subdued man’s neck, as other officers watched the man die. We witnessed Mr. George Floyd’s pleas for help be ignored by the very people who are trained ...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Puffer's Pond Beach Open for Visitors

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The Town of Amherst has opened the Puffer’s Pond area and South Beach for swimming and visiting. Our team will staff the pond 7 days a week from 10 am to 6 pm to keep visitors safe and to control the number of people using the South Beach area o...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Town Manager Seeks Members to Serve on Elementary School Building Committee

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The Town Manager continues to seek volunteers to serve on a new Elementary School Building Committee. This Committee is established in compliance with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) to monitor the application process and advise the Tow...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

CALL TO VISUAL ARTISTS: Electrify Amherst! The Electrical Box Makeover Project 2020

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Electrify Amherst! The Electrical Box Makeover Project 2020 continues to increase the presence of public art in Amherst and the Amherst Center Cultural District by inviting artists to create unique and imaginative paintings on designated utility boxes in ...

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Electrify Amherst Web Page amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Amherst Designated a Pollinator Friendly Community

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As part of a regional campaign to support pollinator populations initiated by Western Mass. Pollinator Networks, the Town of Amherst adopted a non-binding resolution on June 15 endorsing the protection of pollinators and enhancement of pollinator habitat ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Recreation & Summer Activities in Amherst

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This is an update on Town activities this summer. Please note that all activities, if they are happening, will be different than they have been in previous years. We will put in place precautions to minimize the likelihood of spread of COVID-19, but it wi...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: June 16, 2020

PVTA is Updating their Regional Transit Plan

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The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority is updating their Regional Transit Plan. They are asking for their valued customers to provide feedback on the PVTA services, as this is a key ingredient in their future success. 

Click here to respond to the s...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Outdoor Dining Services: Accepting Requests & Recent Openings

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Update: The Town of Amherst Inspections Team and Board of License Commissioners have facilitated the opening of outdoor dining and alcohol service at seven Amherst restaurants so far. Opening this Friday with expanded outdoor seating and alcohol service a...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Regional School Budget and One-Month Budget Presented to Town Council

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Town Manager Paul Bockelman delivered two sets of documents to the Town Council on May 29th.

The first set is a One-Month Budget that will cover July of 2020. This is to cover the extra time provided by the Town Council to the Town Manager for delivery of ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Town Manager Seeks Members to Serve on Town Boards & Committees

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The Town Manager continues to seek volunteers to serve on Town Boards. Boards and Committees that have or may have vacancies include the Agricultural Commission, Affordable Housing Trust, CDBG Advisory Committee, Council on Aging, Disability Access Adviso...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Amherst Masks4All Initiative

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We need your help!  Join the Town-Wide Initiative:  Masks4All!

Are you making masks?  Do you need a mask?  Join the Town-wide Initiative Masks4All, a community initiative!

Find out more information and sign-up online at w...

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In the News

Posted on: May 31, 2020

Joint Statement from Town of Amherst Officials

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We are haunted by the searing vision of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on a subdued man’s neck, as other officers watched the man die. We witnessed Mr. George Floyd’s pleas for help be ignored by the very people who are trained ...

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amherstpd.org - Police News & Announcements
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Detective Scott E. Gallager Promoted To Sergeant

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April 15, 2020  

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that Detective Scott E. Gallagher of the Amherst Police Department was promoted to the rank of sergeant effective April 13, 2020. Sergeant Gallagher was promoted after an extensive...

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