In the News

Posted on: April 16, 2021

Town Manager Paul Bockelman seeks volunteers to serve on Town Boards and Committees

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Town Manager Paul Bockelman seeks volunteers to serve on Town Boards and Committees.

The Town has over 30 boards and committees that support the work of Town government and each has multiple residents who are members. Terms of service are typically three y...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: April 15, 2021

April Proclaimed as Arbor Month in Amherst

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Arbor Month Proclamation

Council Sponsors: Councilors Darcy DuMont and Sarah Swartz and Community Sponsor: Public Shade Tree Committee

WHEREAS, in 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the...

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Arbor Month Proclamation (PDF) Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Council Issues Citation Recognizing UMass Hockey - 2021 NCAA Champions

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WHEREAS, sports bring communities together and help us develop and strengthen social bonds; and

WHEREAS, the team members, coaches, and support staff of UMass Hockey have shown dedication and devotion to their sport and their team throughout their incredib...

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Council Citation (PDF) Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Town Council Accepting Applications for Zoning Board of Appeals

The Town Council will be filling one impending vacancy for a three-year term, one vacancy to complete an unexpired term with one year remaining, and four impending vacancies for associate members each for a one-year term on the Zoning Board of Appeals and...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Proposed Bylaw - Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination (IDDE) Bylaw

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The Town Council will hold a first reading of a proposed bylaw, Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination Bylaw, at the regular Town Council meeting on Monday April 12, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., a second reading and potential vote is scheduled for the Town C...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Proposed Bylaw - Stormwater Management Bylaw

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The Town Council will hold a first reading of a proposed bylaw, Stormwater Management Bylaw, at the regular Town Council meeting on Monday April 12, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., a second reading and potential vote is scheduled for the Town Council meeting on Monday...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Town Council Accepting Applications for Planning Board

The Town Council will be filling two impending vacancies for three-year terms on the Planning Board and is seeking residents interested in serving on the Board.

The Town Council is currently accepting applications from Amherst residents interested in servi...

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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: April 21, 2021

Amherst Voter Veto Petition Update

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At its meeting on April 5, 2021, the Amherst Town Council voted to authorize borrowing to fund the expansion and restoration of the Jones Library.

The vote margin was 10 in favor, 2 opposed, and 1 abstaining.

Subsequent to that Town Council vote, residents ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Amherst Fire Department Hiring

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The Amherst Fire Department is hiring a Firefighter/EMT-A or Firefighter/Paramedic. 

Do you enjoy helping people and serving your community? Do you want to be a part of a fulfilling profession within an outstanding and progressive fire department?...

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Additional Information & Apply Online amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Town Manager Paul Bockelman seeks volunteers to serve on Town Boards and Committees

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Town Manager Paul Bockelman seeks volunteers to serve on Town Boards and Committees.

The Town has over 30 boards and committees that support the work of Town government and each has multiple residents who are members. Terms of service are typically three y...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Amherst Seeking New Recreation Director

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Do you want to be in charge of a dynamic Recreation Department in the center of the Five College area? The Town of Amherst, Massachusetts is looking for an exceptional Director of Recreation to join our Leadership Team and provide top-level services to ou...

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Additional Information & Apply Online amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 15, 2021

April Proclaimed as Arbor Month in Amherst

Ash tree trunk and leaves

Arbor Month Proclamation

Council Sponsors: Councilors Darcy DuMont and Sarah Swartz and Community Sponsor: Public Shade Tree Committee

WHEREAS, in 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the...

Read on...

Arbor Month Proclamation (PDF) amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Council Issues Citation Recognizing UMass Hockey - 2021 NCAA Champions

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WHEREAS, sports bring communities together and help us develop and strengthen social bonds; and

WHEREAS, the team members, coaches, and support staff of UMass Hockey have shown dedication and devotion to their sport and their team throughout their incredib...

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Council Citation (PDF) amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Dog License Reminder

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The Amherst Town Clerk's office would like to remind dog owners that it’s time to obtain your 2021 dog tag and license. The licensing year starts April 1st and ends March 31st of each year, so all 2020 tags have now expired. State law requires all dogs si...

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Renew online! amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 13, 2021

STREET SWEEPING SCHEDULE 2021

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The Town of Amherst Department of Public Works has begun sweeping the Main routes and hills that receive the most sand during the winter months.  After completing these areas the DPW will begin sweeping the various sections of town, if ...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Upcoming Town Drinking Water PFAS Sampling

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Upcoming Town Drinking Water PFAS Sampling - What is it? Should I be concerned?

The Town of Amherst Water Department, with funding and guidance from Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP), will be sampling the Town’s public ...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 15, 2021

2021 Human Rights Commission Youth Hero Awards

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The Human Rights Commissions primary purpose is to promote a community of mutual respect and to honor the diversity of our community.   We strive to promote attitudes of compassion and concern for our neighbors.  To encourage these value...

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Nominate a Youth! amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Think Before You Swim!

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With warming Spring air temperatures, please be aware of swimming this early in the year. Bodies of water such as Puffer's Pond can still be very COLD and swimming can be dangerous due to the risk of shock to the human body, which can occur in a ...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Affordable Housing Lottery: Aspen Heights in Amherst

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Overview:

Aspen Heights Amherst is a brand-new, 88 unit rental apartment community located in Amherst on 408 Northampton Road. There will be 11 affordable apartments ready for occupancy starting in Summer of 2021. All affordable apartments will be rented t...

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Click here for full info, application & more... amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Statement Denouncing Violence and Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

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March 18, 2021

As more information is released about the tragedy in Atlanta on Tuesday, we are disturbed and heartbroken. This horrific crime - a white man murdering mostly Asian-American women - occurs during a time in which acts of violence and other hat...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Scheduled Water Main Flushing

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     The Water Division of the Public Works Department will begin its annual systematic water main flushing programs to clean the distribution system on Monday, April 26, 2021 (weather permitting).  Water Division perso...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Council Proclaims April as Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month

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2021 Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month Proclamation

Council Sponsors: Councilors Alisa Brewer, Lynn Griesemer, and Mandi Jo Hanneke; 

Resident Sponsor: Marlene Musante, Member of the Board of the Children’s Advocacy Center

WHEREAS...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Amherst Launches New Online Engagement Platform

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The Town of Amherst is pleased to announce the launch of a new online engagement platform for community members called Engage Amherst. At a time when in-person meetings are still limited due to COVID-19, the Town of Amherst offers Engage Amherst as an add...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Cultural Council Awards Grants for Local Programs

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Georgia Barnhill, chair of the Amherst Cultural Council, is pleased to announce the awarding of 40 grants totaling $45,755, for cultural programs in Amherst and nearby towns. Proposals for music and theater events, visual artists, and programs featuring t...

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Click here for list of awardees (PDF) amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Amherst Reaches Homebound Individuals with Vaccine

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The Town of Amherst has been coordinating efforts to reach homebound individuals in a commitment to ensure they have access to a vaccine. Amherst Public Health Director Emma Dragon, Fire Chief Tim Nelson and Senior Center Director Mary Beth Ogulewicz have...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Amherst Secures Competitive Cybersecurity Grant

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It was announced this week that Amherst has been selected to participate in the Massachusetts’ Cybersecurity Awareness program. This program will make end-user cybersecurity training, assessment, and simulation tools, which will be administered ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Town Awarded $825,000 in CDBG Grant Funds

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Earlier this week, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Amherst was one of 41 communities to receive funds in the most recent round of the 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Awards.  

The Town of Amherst will receive $825,000 ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Northampton and Amherst Approved as Collaborative Regional Vaccination Site

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City of Northampton and Town of Amherst join forces to distribute up to 5,000 vaccinations per week  

Today it was announced that the Northampton Health Department has been approved as the lead community in a regional collaboration with the Town o...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Town & Amherst BID Receive Local Rapid Recovery Grant

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The Town of Amherst, in conjunction with the Amherst Downtown Business Improvement District (BID), has received a Local Rapid Recovery Program grant from the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative (MDI) under the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Communi...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Open Air Burning Permits Now Available

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Open Air Burning Permits for yard clean-ups are now available from the Fire Department.  State regulations allow burning from January 15th to May 1st.  Application and payment for burning permits are now done online!  

In order t...

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Additional Info... amherstma.gov - News & Announcements

In the News

Posted on: April 11, 2021

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

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Today marks the beginning of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week which will be celebrated from April 11-17th. This special week honors telecommunications (911 dispatchers) across the country who are key members of all public safety teams.

We are ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Amherst Chief of Police Statement

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March 18, 2021

The recent and disturbing acts of violence targeting members of the Asian American and Pacific Island community are both appalling and disgusting. I join the men and women of the Amherst Police Department in strongly condemning these cowardl...

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Click here for PDF of Statement amherstpd.org - Police News & Announcements
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Detective Nicholas J. Chandler promoted to rank of Sergeant.

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PRESS RELEASE

March 11, 2021

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce the promotion of Amherst Police Department Detective Nicholas J. Chandler to the rank of sergeant effective March 8, 2021. Sergeant Chandler was promoted after an extensive selec...

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amherstpd.org - Police News & Announcements
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Sgt. Richard MacLean Promoted to Lieutenant

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Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that Sergeant Richard P. MacLean of the Amherst Police Department was promoted to the rank of lieutenant effective November 2, 2020. Lieutenant MacLean was promoted after an extensive selection process whi...

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In the News

Posted on: April 13, 2021

Take a Hike!

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The best show is the one nature presents! While you're out enjoying nature, show us what you find beautiful, unusual or interesting. If you submit your photo to us at rec@amherstma.gov you'll be entered into our raffle contest. The lucky...

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Trails in Amherst Recreation News & Announcements
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Amherst Recreation Program Registrations Open!

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Registrations for all sorts of fun activities with us are open! Check it out:

  • Fun in the Sun Summer Day Camp - Registration Re-Opened!
  • Spring Youth Sports Programs - Registration Open!
  • Memberships to our Outdoor Pools and Cherry Hill Golf Course - Registrati...
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Register HERE Recreation News & Announcements
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Cherry Hill Women's Golf Clinic

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Cherry Hill Women's Golf Clinic

Never played golf before but want to learn the basics before you hit the links? Have you been playing over the years but want to brush up your skills? If so, then this women only golf clinic is for you! You do not n...
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Register HERE Recreation News & Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Outdoor Qi Gong Series

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Natalie is a certified Qi Gong Instructor and a Nurse Midwife with over 30 years of experience. Qi Gong is a holistic system of cultivating and balancing the body’s internal energy, called Qi. This mind-body awareness exercise is composed of gen...

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Recreation News & Announcements
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Remote Recreation

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Stay active and connected this winter through remote recreation opportunities.

Stay Connected

Meet us over on our YouTube channel for science, stories, cooking and more! Plus, our Resource and Activities Page has some great ideas too. Try your hand...

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