In the News

Posted on: September 4, 2020

Proposed Bylaw - Percent for Art

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The Town Council will hold a first reading of a proposed bylaw, the Percent for Art Bylaw, at the regular Town Council meeting on Monday September 14, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., a second reading and potential vote is scheduled for the Town Council meeting on Mond...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Proposed Bylaw Amendment - Single Use Plastic Bag Prohibition

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The Town Council will hold a first discussion on a proposed amendment to General Bylaws Section 3.28 - Single Use Plastic Bag Prohibition, at the regular Town Council meeting on Monday September 14, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., a second reading and potential vote i...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Town Manager Seeks Members to Serve on Town Boards and 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, Cultural Council, CDBG Advisory Committee, Community Prese...

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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: September 16, 2020

Propose a Community Preservation Act Project

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The Community Preservation Act Committee is now receiving proposals for Fiscal Year 2022 from now through Monday, October 12, 2020 at 4:30PM. You can learn more on their website here and can submit your proposal here.

What is CPA?

The Community Preservation...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Cuppa' Joe w/ Paul & Special Guests: Community Liaison Officer & COVID Ambassador

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Join us for a virtual Cuppa’ Joe with Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman and special guests Amherst Community Liaison Officer Bill Laramee and COVID Ambassador Coordinator Kat Newman on Friday, September 25th from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. Expect a c...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

November 3rd Election Information

2020 Elections FAQ's

November 3, 2020 Election FAQs:

  • Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm on election day.

How can I vote?

  • Vote-By-Mail
    • Apply by filling out an application, signing, and returning to the Town Clerk’s office.  Apply early to allow time for ...
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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Traffic Signal Upgrade at N Pleasant/Pine/ Meadow/Sunderland Intersection

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Public Notice

September 10, 2020

Traffic Signal Upgrade Complete

North Pleasant/Pine/Meadow & Sunderland Intersection

The Town’s Department of Public Works and our Traffic Signal Contractor have completed the installation of the new traffic sign...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Amherst COVID-19 Concerns Line & Email

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In an effort to streamline responses, the Town of Amherst has set up a phone line and email address for our community members to share concerns and questions regarding COVID-19.

Staff will monitor and direct the calls and emails accordingly. Please do not...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Town Council Gives Town Manager Strong Marks in Annual Evaluation

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The Town Council has completed Town Manager Paul Bockelman’s annual performance evaluation, his fourth since being appointed to the position in August of 2016. He received strong ratings across five of the seven evaluation categories: Fiscal Man...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Pedestrian Bridge CLOSED West St over Plum Brook

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Public Notice

August 27, 2020

Pedestrian Bridge Closing

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During an inspection of the pedestrian bridge along West Street over Plum Brook the inspection team noticed that there has been an acceleration of deterioration on the bridges...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Amherst Receives $125,998 in Green Communities Funding

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The Town of Amherst has received a $125,998 Green Community Competitive Grant from the MA Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Green Communities Division. Approximately $100,500 of the funding is being provided for LED lighting retrofits at the Munson Li...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Amherst Masks4All Initiative

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We still need your help keeping our community safe.  Please Join the Masks4All Town-Wide Initiative: 

There is still a demand for masks.  Especially for our youth. If you are making masks please consider donating a mask to the Ma...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

CDBG Advisory Committee Public Hearing

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Notice of Public Hearing and Public Meeting: CDBG Advisory Committee on September 17, 2020, 7 PM

The Public Hearing will be conducted virtually at https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/92555623638 and will accommodatepublic comment to the extent pr...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

COVID-19 Massachusetts Travel Order

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Effective August 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow new travel orders. The Commonwealth has made great progress to slow the spread of COVID-19 and gradually re-open the economy, and all visitors have a respons...

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COVID-19 Travel Order State Website amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Parking Permits Now Available Online

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We are pleased to announce our new online application process for Parking Permits in Amherst.  

Please click here to apply for your permit today.  

If you utilize on-street parking in Amherst, we strongly encourage you to sign up ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Town Manager Seeks Members to Serve on Town Boards and 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, Cultural Council, CDBG Advisory Committee, Community Prese...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Amherst Awarded $321,577 in CDBG CARES Act Funding

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The Town of Amherst is pleased to announce the award of $321,577 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Town & UMass Establish COVID-19 Working Group

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To enhance their coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Amherst and University of Massachusetts Amherst have appointed a high-level Working Group to address areas of mutual concern. Students will be returning to the Amherst area next m...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Amherst Board of Health Emergency Order: Face Masks/Coverings in Part of the Town

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The Board of Health for the Town of Amherst has issued an emergency order making the wearing of face masks or face coverings in part of the Town, in order to protect public health and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. (Please see map of area below)&...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

A Special Thank you

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A  Special Thank you to all those helping to keep Amherst a Safe Community by sewing masks and or donating materials.  

For more information on the Masks4All Initiative amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Puffer's Pond Beach Information

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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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In the News

Posted on: September 14, 2020

Detective Christina B. Knightly's Retirement

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Chief Scott P. Livingstone announced the retirement of Detective Christina B. Knightly effective September 12, 2020, after 31 years of exceptional service to the police department and the town of Amherst. 

Detective Knightly’s career at ...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Amherst Police Department’s Comfort Dog

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Chief of Police Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce the anticipated arrival of a new comfort K9 to the ranks of the police department on September 10, 2020. The Amherst Police Comfort Dog Program was made possible by the generous donation of a com...
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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Lieutenant David R. Knightly's Retirement.

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Chief Scott P. Livingstone announced the retirement of Lieutenant David R. Knightly, Jr. effective August 26, 2020, after 35 years of service to the police department and the town of Amherst. 

David R. Knightly, Jr., a native of Amherst, joined th...
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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Amherst Police Hires Three Officers.

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Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that Patrol Officers John M. Sarnacki, Daniel E. Menard, Jr., and Joseph W. Worthley graduated from the Western Massachusetts Regional Police Academy, in Springfield, Massachusetts on July 10, 2020. Office...

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amherstpd.org - Police News & Announcements
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Patrol Officer John M. Chudzik's Retirement

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July 27, 2020 

Chief Scott P. Livingstone announced the retirement of Patrol Officer John M. Chudzik effective July 25, 2020, after 35 years of service to the department and the town of Amherst. 

Chudzik’s career at the Amherst P...
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