In the News

Posted on: December 3, 2019

State of the Town Address

State of the Town Address with Amherst Town Clock Tower in Background

Per Charter Section 2.2(c), each year the Town Council President and Town Manager shall address the elected bodies, officers of the Town, and the public on the state of affairs of the Town.

Please join us for our State of the Town Address on Thursday, December 12th at 6:00 PM at the Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium

Town Council President Lynn Griesemer and Town Manager Paul Bockelman will deliver the address. Please see be...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Public Forum Regarding Appropriations Not in the Annual Budget

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In accordance with Section 5.6 of the Town Charter, the Town Council will hold a public forum regarding an appropriation not in the annual budget, on December 16th at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Room in Town Hall.

Per Charter section 5.6, the Town Council will hold a public forum regarding an appropriation not in the annual budget, on the appropriation of Community Preservation Act funds for Kendrick Park. More than one-half of the meeting time on the agenda will b...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Town Manager Seeks Members for Town Boards & 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 CDBG Advisory Committee, Council on Aging, Conservation Commission, Cultural Council, Energy and Climate Action

The Town Manager continues to seek volunteers to serve on Town Boards. Boards and Committees that have or may have vacancies include the CDBG Advisory Committee, Council on Aging, Conservation Commission, Cultural Council, Energy and Climate Acti...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Revised Town Council Rules of Procedure

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On Monday, November 18, 2019 the Town Council voted to revise the Council Rules of Procedure.

The revised Town Council Rules of Procedure are available here. The revised rules reflect updated information regarding Council ad hoc committees and work groups - rules 10.4 and 10.5.

If you have questions, please reach out to Clerk of the Council Athena ...

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In the News

Posted on: December 5, 2019

Amherst Fire Stations - Holiday Toy Collection Sites

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From now until December 15th, the Amherst Fire Department will be a collection site for the Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” program. The Central Fire Station located at 68 North Pleasant Street and the North Station, located at 603 East P...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

90 Day Appeal Period for Preliminary Flood Maps

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The Town of Amherst is in the process of updating its Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS). The Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps have been available for review since June 2019.  A 90-Day statutory appeal period be...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

State of the Town Address - Rescheduled Date

State of the Town Address with Amherst Town Clock Tower in Background

Please join us for our State of the Town Address on Thursday, December 12th at 6:00 PM at the Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium. This event was rescheduled from December 2nd due to weather conditions.

Town Council President Lynn Griesemer and Town ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Town of Amherst Leaf Collection Schedule - Fall 2019

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Second Leaf Pick Up Schedule

Due the recent snow storm, the second leaf pick up has been pushed out by one week.  Please see the new dates below.

Curbside pick-up of bagged leaves, using the Town-approved, 30-gallon paper biodegradable bag, will be...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Cuppa' Joe w/ Paul & BID Director Gabrielle Gould

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Town Manager Paul Bockelman will be at Amherst Coffee at 28 Amity Street on Friday, December 13th  from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Stop by and enjoy a nice a cup of coffee (or cocoa) and conversation.

Paul will be joined this time by the ...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Community Meeting: Smart Growth Planning for Amherst Downtown

Smart growth Planning for Amherst Downtown Event

Join us for a community discussion of the process and impacts of smart growth planning for Amherst's downtown. 

This community meeting will take place on Thursday, December 19th at 6:45 PM in the Town Room in the Amherst Town Hall.&nb...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Human Rights Day

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Please join the Amherst Human Rights Commission and the Amherst Business Improvement District (BID) at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 for light refreshments and a Community reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the North Common. &...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: November 21, 2019

CDBG 2020 Request for Proposals

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The Town of Amherst’s CDBG Advisory Committee invites applications for the 2020 CDBG grant round. The applications (request for proposals) are below in PDF formats, and are due by Monday, December 23, 2019 at noon. 

More information can ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Free Holiday Saturday Parking

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At the request of the Amherst Business Improvement District, Town Manager Paul Bockelman has approved free parking in Downtown Amherst every Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas at all town lots and metered spaces in Downtown Amherst.  Ple...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Town Manager Seeks Members for Town Boards & 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 CDBG Advisory Committee, Council on Aging, Conservation Commission, Cultural Council, Energy and Climate Acti...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Emerald Ash Borer Recently Discovered in Amherst

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The presence of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been officially discovered in the Amherst area. A private tree company working in the downtown Amherst area recently discovered evidence of an EAB infestation on private property. Based on the extent of the ...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Winter Preparedness and Reminders

Winter Weather Reminder News

As we head in to the winter season, we are sharing some important winter weather related information.  

Snow Emergency Parking Bans, Stay in the Know! 

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Town Employees Receive Massachusetts Excellence in Technology Award

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Four Town of Amherst employees will receive an award for excellence in technology from the State at the Massachusetts Digital Government Summit in Boston on November 18th. This award honors outstanding achievement and recognizes innovative technology init...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Town Recreational Facilities Closed

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All Town recreational bathroom facilities have been closed for the season.

amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Capital Investments: Community Listening Sessions

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The Town Council will hold four Listening Sessions to collect comments from the public on the need for four major capital investments facing the Town and to provide guidance to the Town Council in setting priorities.  Members of the School Commit...

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In the News

Posted on: November 18, 2019

Amherst Police Department Welcomes Officer Bullough

Recruit Bullough

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that Patrol Officer Zachary J. Bullough graduated from the Western Massachusetts Regional Police Academy, in Springfield, Massachusetts on November 8, 2019.  Patrol Officer Bullough has begun his ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Amherst Police Department Welcomes Officer Newell

Recruit Newell

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that Patrol Officer Katherine E. Newell graduated from the Western Massachusetts Regional Police Academy, in Springfield, Massachusetts on November 8, 2019.  Patrol Officer Newell has begun her th...

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amherstpd.org - Police News & Announcements
Posted on: July 23, 2019

Gregory Wise Promoted to Police Sergeant

July 22, 2019

 Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that Detective Gregory D. Wise of the Amherst Police Department was promoted to the rank of sergeant effective July 22, 2019. Sergeant Wise was promoted after an extensive selection ...

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