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.

Application here

Full flyer here

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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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Posted on: December 16, 2016

TD Bank Protest

Officers assisted a local business....

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<_o3a_p>On December
16, 2016 at approximately 8:00 AM Amherst Police Officers were dispatched tothe TD Bank North at 243 Triangle Street, Amherst for a report of protestors
who had chained themselves in bo...

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Janet Lopez promoted to sergeant

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Janet Lopez is promoted to sergeant...

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that Detective Janet M. Lopez of the Amherst Police Department was promoted to the rank of Sergeant effective October 28, 2016. Sergeant Lopez was promoted after an extensive selection process which includ...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2016

Gabriel Ting Promoted to Lieutenant

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Gabriel Ting has been promoted...

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce the promotion of Amherst Police Sergeant Gabriel Ting to the rank of Lieutenant effective October 28, 2016. Lieutenant Ting was promoted after an extensive selection process which included a written exami...Read on...

Posted on: July 12, 2016

Ronald A. Young Promoted to Captain

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28 year veteran officer promoted to Captain

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce the promotion of Amherst Police Lieutenant Ronald A. Young to the rank of Captain, in charge of administration, effective July 11, 2016. He will be officially sworn in at the Amherst Select Board Meeting ...Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2016

Amherst Police Receives Accreditation

Accreditation Award

Amherst Police proves excellence in law enforcement with latest award...

Chief of Police Scott P. Livingstone is please to announce that on May 5, 2016, the Amherst Police Department was awarded state accreditation from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission. On February 2, 3 and 4, 2016, the Police Department ...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

Gun Buy Back Program

Northampton Police and Greenfield Police are offering gun buy backs, 06/11/16

Northampton Police and Greeenfield Police, in partnership with the Northwestern District Attorney's Officer are offering a gun buy back event, June 11, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. $50 gift cards will be distributed to those that turn in a gun. No quest...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Distracted Driving Enforcement

Amherst Police will be out in force identifying distracted driving...

The Amherst Police Department will partner with the 202 eligible local Massachusetts law enforcement agencies and the Massachusetts State Police in the national U Drive. U Text. U Pay. mobilization to crack down on motorists who text while driving. The c...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2016

Officer Nick Chandler Receives DRE Certification

Ofc. Nick Chandler has successfully completed Drug Recognition Training....

The Amherst Police Department welcomes back from training Officer Nick Chandler. Ofc. Chandler is among a very small number of police officers that successfully graduate from the rigorous training program for Drug Recognition Officer. DRE training is ne...Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2016

March 5 Media Advisory #2

2:00 p.m. Media Advisory from the Town of Amherst

AMHERST, Mass. – The Town of Amherst, the Amherst Police Department and their regional law enforcement partners report that the community is safe and the police have received cooperation, while reporting some increased activity throughout town.
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Posted on: March 5, 2016

March 5 Media Advisory

Activity for March 5, 2016

March 5, 2016
Media Briefing 11 a.m.

AMHERST, Mass. - The Amherst Police Department, with their regional law enforcement partners, reports that the community is safe and the police have received cooperation from persons travelling throughout town. D...Read on...