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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Winter Storm Safety Tips

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With an anticipated winter weather event beginning on Saturday evening, the Town of Amherst's Emergency Management Team is taking this chance to share some winter storm safety tips and reminders. Please stay safe, follow these tips and call public safety ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Winter Parking Ban Declared in Amherst

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The Town of Amherst has declared a Town Parking Ban for Saturday January 19th through Tuesday January 22nd.

During a declared Parking Ban, parking is prohibited from midnight to 7:00 am on all town streets and in all parking lots, with 3 exceptions.During ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Police Accreditation Assessment

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Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that the Amherst Police Department will undergo a peer review by a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission, Inc. to determine if the Department will maintain its accreditat...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

CDBG Public Hearing on 2019 Funding Recommendations

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The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has designated the Town of Amherst a Mini-Entitlement Community for the purpose of receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Am...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Bicycle and Pedestrian Network Plan Available for Public Comment

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The TAC has worked with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) to develop the Amherst Bicycle and Pedestrian Network Plan. This is intended to guide the town as it implements a complete streets network, specifically to improve the transportation ne...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Mini Golf Classic at the Jones Library

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Friend of the Jones Libraries present Mini Golf Classic on Saturday, February 2nd from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. All are welcome to come play mini golf IN THE JONES LIBRARY! $5 per person and event is sponsored by the UMass Five College Credit Union. 

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Town Manager Appoints Board of License Commissioners

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Section 6.3 of the Amherst Home Rule Charter (“Charter”) called for the creation of a Board of License Commissioners. Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman designated the five people listed below, as his appointments to the Board of Lice...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Water Repair on University Drive

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The Amherst Water Department will be repairing a water leak on University Drive Saturday, January 19, 2019 between 7 am to 3 pm.

Water will be turned off to all residents at 55, 65, 75, 85, 100, and 101 University Drive. We expect to have the water shut of...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

New Human Resources Director Named

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      Town Manager Paul Bockelman is delighted to announce the appointment of a key member to his senior management team. Evelyn Rivera-Riffenburg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP will assume the role of Human Resources Director and will succeed...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

How Can You Dispose of Old Electronics Responsibly?

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Did you get a new phone recently? How about a laptop, printer, TV, electronic game, toy or small kitchen appliance? We are constantly upgrading and buying new electronics, but what do we do with the old ones we no longer want, or are no longer working? We...

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Posted on: December 27, 2018

Exhibit Opportunity at Amherst Town Hall

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The Amherst Public Art Commission invites area artists or groups of artists to submit work for consideration for exhibition in the Amherst Town Hall Gallery in 2019-2020 (July 2019-June 2020.) Both established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply....

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Members Sought to Serve on New Board & Committees

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The new Town Charter has created a Board of License Commissioners, a Finance Committee of the Town Council, which the Council has decided to expand the membership to the public and the Town Manager is creating a Residents' Advisory Committee...

The new Tow...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Valley Bike Share Program Wraps Up First Season

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By JACQUELYN VOGHELStaff Writer for the Daily Hampshire Gazette (published 12/10/18)

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project manager and Northampton Director of Planning and Sustainability WayneFeiden said that miles traveled this season exceeded expectations, although
mem...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Facilities Closed For The Season

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Pellet Bag Recycling

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Pellet Bag Recycling 

On Saturday January 5, 12, 19, and 26 of 2019 the Amherst Department of Public Works is holding free, pellet bag drop-off events. Between the hours of 8am and 2pm, residents of Amherst, Pelham and Shutesbury will be allowed t...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Police Accreditation Assessment

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Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that the Amherst Police Department will undergo a peer review by a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission, Inc. to determine if the Department will maintain its accreditat...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

AMHERST OFFICER GRADUATES FROM POLICE ACADEMY

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Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that Patrol Officer Adam W. Metzger graduated from the Western Massachusetts Regional Police Academy, in Springfield, Massachusetts on August 3, 2018. Mr. Metzger has begun his twelve week field officer tr...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

JAMIE REARDON PROMOTED TO SERGEANT

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Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that Detective Jamie P. Reardon of the Amherst Police Department was promoted to the rank of sergeant effective April 23, 2018. Sergeant Reardon was promoted after an extensive selection process which incl...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

AMHERST OFFICER GRADUATES FROM POLICE ACADEMY

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Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that Patrol Officer Lindsay J. Carroll graduated from the Reading Regional Police Academy, in Reading, Massachusetts on August 15, 2017. Patrol Officer Carroll has begun her twelve week field officer train...

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