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Posted on: December 1, 2019

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

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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: 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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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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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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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Town Receives $192,600 MassDOT Grant Award for Town Center Ramp & Plaza Improvements

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The Town of Amherst received a grant of $192,600 from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) as part of the “Winter Shared Streets and Spaces Program” to improve pedestrian access around the Bangs Center and to activa...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Sue Audette Appointed as Amherst Town Clerk

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Sue Audette, a member of the Town Clerk’s office for more than 15 years, was appointed as the Amherst Town Clerk by Town Manager Paul Bockelman. This appointment was approved by the Town Council at its meeting on February 22nd.

Ms. Audette was s...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Amherst School Building Project Moves Forward

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Amherst School Building Project Moves Forward: MSBA Invites Amherst to Launch Feasibility Study  

On Thursday, February 11th the State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), and John K. McCarthy...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Local Census and Dog Licensing Information

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The Amherst Town Clerk's office has several timely reminders to share with our community members. 

The Town Clerk’s Office would like to inform you that the 2021 Annual Street Listing (Census) will soon be arriving in your mailb...

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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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Posted on: January 4, 2021

The Town of Amherst Bridges Digital Divide, Implements New Soofa Signs

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 The Town of Amherst is helping to bridge the digital divide by bringing Soofa Signs and charging cores to Amherst’s downtown. The signs will communicate COVID-19 updates, public health guidelines, Town updates, and local business offer...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Community COVID-19 Testing Site in Amherst

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As part of the state’s expansion of testing, UMass Amherst is providing free COVID-19 tests for local community members starting Monday, Dec. 14. Tests will be offered by appointment only at the Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) at the Mulli...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Amherst Board of Health Issues Emergency Order

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Amherst Board of Health Issues Emergency Order: Temporarily Reduces Capacity and Implements Early Closures

The Board of Health for the Town of Amherst has issued an emergency order that will (a)  continue the Mandatory Early Closing Order and (b) ...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Community COVID-19 Testing Site in Amherst

View of UMass Amherst Mullins Building Test Center

As part of the state’s expansion of testing, UMass Amherst is providing free COVID-19 tests for local community members starting Monday, Dec. 14. Tests will be offered by appointment only at the Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) at the Mullins Center,...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Virtual Active Beast

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 GoGo ActiveBeast’s goal is to promote a mental and physical edge through the psychology of an athlete. During these 4 weeks we will learn the positive influences and impacts DBT, CBT, and mindfulness have on mental health and well-bein...

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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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