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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Proposed Bylaw - Preservation of Historically Significant Buildings

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The Town Council will hold a first discussion on a proposed bylaw - Preservation of Historically Significant Buildings, at the Town Council meeting on Monday June 6, 2022 at 6:45 p.m. A second reading and potential vote is scheduled for the regular Town C...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Proposed Removal of Zoning Bylaw Article 13 - Demolition Delay

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The Town Council will hold a first reading of a proposed rescission (removal) of Zoning Bylaw Article 13 - Demolition Delay on Monday, June 6, 2022 at 6:45 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Members of the public may join the meeti...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Town Council Accepting Applications for Non-Voting Resident Members of the Finance Committee

Town Council Accepting Applications for Non-Voting Resident Members of the Finance Committee

The Town Council has an impending vacancy for a non-voting resident member of the Finance Committee and is currently seeking applications.

The Finance Committee is ...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: March 18, 2022

Town Council Accepting Applications for Planning Board

Town Council Accepting Applications for Planning Board

The Town Council will be filling two (2) impending vacancies on the Planning Board, each for a three-year term to start July 1, 2022 and to end June 30, 2025.

The Town Council is currently accepting app...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Town Council Accepting Applications for Zoning Board of Appeals Members

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The Town Council will be filling two (2) impending vacancies for Full Members on the Zoning Board of Appeals, each for a three-year term to start July 1, 2022, and to...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Town Council Accepting Applications for Zoning Board of Appeals Associate Members

Town Council Accepting Applications for Zoning Board of Appeals - Associate Members  

The Town Council will be filling up to four (4) vacancies for Associate Members on the Zoning Board of Appeals, each for a one-year term to start July 1, 2022, a...

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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

In the News

Posted on: May 26, 2022

Town Council Proclaims June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month

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The Amherst Town Council proclaims June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month. The community is invited to the reading of the proclamation and the raising of the Pride Flag on Friday, June 3rd at 5:30 PM outside of Amherst Town Hall.

Council Sponsors: Councilors De Angeli...

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PDF of Signed Council Proclamation amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Veterans Service Organizations of Amherst Announce Memorial Day Ceremony

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What: Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony 

When: Monday, May 30, 2022, at 9 a.m. start at Town Common, immediately followed by ceremony at War Memorial Pool

Where: Parade from Town Common, Ceremony at Amherst War Memorial Pool on Matoon St.

Point of Co...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Learn About the Town's Pavement Management & Paving Plan

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Town Engineer Jason Skeels presented Amherst's Pavement Manager and Paving Plan to the Town Services and Outreach Committee at one of their recent meetings. The presentation is very informative and goes through how the condition of our roads is r...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Construction Notice: Mill Ln. Multi-Use Path & Road Construction

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Taylor Davis Construction will begin the roadway reconstruction on Mill Lane, between Groff Park and West St starting on Monday, May 23rd, 2022.

Crews will begin working on the silt fence, signage and layout on Monday.

Portions of the sidewalk will remain i...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Independence Day Fireworks & Celebration

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The Town of Amherst and Amherst Recreation proudly present our Independence Day Celebration on Friday, July 1st starting at 5:00 PM. Join us behind McGuirk Stadium at UMass Amherst located on Stadium Drive. There will be fun for the whole family at this a...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Groff Park Splash Pad Official Season Opening

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With the cooler temperatures of this week the Splash Pad will be closed. 

It will be officially opening for the season on Friday, May 27th. Hours of operation will be 10 am to 8 pm every day.


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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Save the Date! Juneteenth Weekend June 18 & 19th

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Every step tells a story Heritage Walking Tour:  Saturday, June 18th starts at West Cemetery, Triangle StreetJubilee on the Common with music, food, and community:  Sunday, June 19th on the Town Common

Juneteenth weekend is produced by An...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Parklets Arrive in Downtown Amherst

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The Amherst Business Improvement District (BID) is very excited to announce the award of an $80,750 grant from the Regional Economic Development Organization (REDO) Grant program! The grant will cover the materials, labor, and insurances for 2-3 ADA acces...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Amherst Names First Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman appointed Pamela Nolan Young as the Town’s first Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), subject to review by the Town Council. Mr. Bockelman has referred this appointment to the Town Council for approval in...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Town Receives Financing from State for Centennial Water Treatment Facility

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The Town of Amherst is slated to receive $14 million dollars in loans to fund the construction of the new Centennial Water Treatment facility as part of the program. As part of the award, the State has offered to reduce the borrowing rate from 2 percent t...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Important Notice to Registered Voters in the Town of Amherst

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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO REGISTERED VOTERS: CHANGES TO VOTING PRECINCTS EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 31, 2021

Pursuant to MGL Ch. 54 §6, the Town of Amherst has changed its voting precincts as a result of population changes from the 2020 Federal Census. For all ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Council Proclaims May as Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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The Amherst Town Council proclaim the month of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. 

Council Sponsors: Councilors Hanneke and Miller; 

Community Sponsors: Human Rights Commission, Professor Richard Chu, Dr. L...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Bears in Amherst Virtual Q & A with Experts Recording Available

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On Wednesday, May 4th the Town of Amherst held a virtual Q & A session on Bears in Amherst with experts Dave Wattles, Bears and Furbearer Project Leader for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts & Carol Hepburn, Animal Control Officer for the Town of ...

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View the recording here! amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Amherst Wastewater COVID-19 Surveillance Program

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Amherst Wastewater Surveillance Program - SARS-CoV-2 Virus in Wastewater

The Town of Amherst, partnering with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and Biobot Analytics, initiated COVID wastewater sampling on April 23, 2022. Supported by Stat...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Town Manager Presents FY 23 Budget to Town Council

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Amherst Town Manager, Paul Bockelman presents his proposed FY23 Municipal Budget to the Amherst Town Council on Monday, May 2nd at 6:30 PM.

This FY23 Proposed Budget covers the fiscal year from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.  

Imp...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Don't Forget to Renew Your Dog Licenses in Amherst

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Don’t forget to license your dog for the 2022 year.  State law requires all dogs age six months or older to be licensed and wearing a tag (MGL c. 140, s. 137).  License fees are as follows: spayed/neutered dogs $5.00; intact ma...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Town Council Proclaims May as Jewish American Heritage Month

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The Amherst Town Council voted to proclaim May as Jewish American Heritage Month in the Town of Amherst at their meeting on April 25th. Your Council invites you to join for the reading of the Amherst Jewish American Heritage Month Proclamation on the Step...

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PDF of Signed Council Proclamation amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 2, 2022

Affordable Housing Units Still Available at Aspen Heights in Amherst

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Aspen Heights Amherst is a brand-new, 88 unit rental apartment community located in Amherst on 408 Northampton Road. There are still affordable units available and applications will now be accepted on a rolling basis. 

All affordable apartments wi...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Annual Street Sweeping Schedule

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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 all goes w...

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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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In the News

Posted on: May 18, 2022

Summer Sports with Amherst Rec

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This Summer sign up for something special! From beginners to experienced athletes, from baseball to field hockey, we've got sports for your family. 

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Summer Pools Update

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We are getting our water features ready for Summer! Join us at the Groff Park Spray Pad, our Outdoor Pools at Mill River Recreation Area and War Memorial, and Puffers Pond. 

Coming Soon...

Learn to Swim or become a better swimmer with our Swim Less...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Our Independence Day Celebration

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Our Independence Day Celebration! 

Friday, July 1st 

Starting at 5:00 PM 

Fireworks at 9:00 PM

See you and the whole family there!

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