In the News

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 14, 2019

Public Forum on the Public Schools

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In accordance with Section 4.2(e) of the Town Charter, the School Committee will hold a public forum to address items relevant to the public schools. The public forum will be held on Monday, November 25th at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Room in Town Hall.

In accordance with Section 4.2(e) of the Town Charter, the School Committee will hold a public forum to address items relevant to the public schools.

The public forum will be held on Monday, November 25th at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Room in Town Hall.

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: November 13, 2019

State of the Town Address

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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 Monday, December 2nd at 6:30 PM at the Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium

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

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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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Amherst Bulletin Board

In the News

Posted on: November 19, 2019

Town Manager Seeks Members for Town Boards & Committees

get involved _news

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 18, 2019

This Week in Amherst...

This Week in Amherst News Square

A look at some of the Town news and happenings in Amherst this week...

Tuesday, November 19th

Wednesday, November 20th

  • Emerald Ash Borer found in pr...
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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 14, 2019

Public Forum on the Public Schools

ARPS District Logo

In accordance with Section 4.2(e) of the Town Charter, the School Committee will hold a public forum to address items relevant to the public schools.

The public forum will be held on Monday, November 25th at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Room in Town Hall.

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

Jones Library Seeks Accessibility Subcommittee Members

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The Jones Library Board of Trustees in Amherst seeks five dedicated volunteers with knowledge and expertise in accessibility and all this term encompasses to serve on the Library’s newly established Jones Library Accessibility Subcommittee.

Under...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: November 13, 2019

State of the Town Address

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

Please join us for our State of the Town Address on Monday, December 2nd at 6:30 PM at the Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium

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

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

Amherst Selected for Cybersecurity Awareness Grant Program

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Last week, the Town of Amherst was selected to participate in a competitive Cybersecurity Awareness Grant program administered by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Technology Services & Security (EOTSS). This program will make end-user cybersecuri...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
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

Resident Capital Request Submissions Now Being Accepted

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 At this time the Joint Capital Planning Committee (JCPC) is inviting proposals for FY2021 capital projects from Town residents. 

Proposals are due on November 29, 2019 by 4:30PM.  

For more information or to propose a project, vi...

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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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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Amherst Receives $276,549 in Funding for Pollution Prevention

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The Baker-Polito Administration has announced that seven local projects targeting water pollution from stormwater runoff and erosion are recommended to receive more than $1 million in grants utilizing funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (E...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: October 25, 2019

LSSE Strategic Planning Community Meetings

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We are very excited to announce that Amherst Leisure Services has partnered with the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute to carry out a recreational programming needs assessment and comprehensive strategic plan. The final plan will provide our d...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Community Preservation Act Submissions for 2021 Now Being Accepted

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At this time the Community Preservation Act Committee (CPAC) is inviting proposals for FY2021 funding opportunities. Proposals for Historic Preservation, Open Space, Affordable Housing or Recreation projects are due on December 6, 2019 by 4:30PM. &nbs...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Town of Amherst Leaf Collection Schedule - Fall 2019

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Curbside pick-up of bagged leaves, using the Town-approved, 30-gallon paper biodegradable bag, will begin Monday, November 4, 2019.  There is no curbside collection of loose leaves.  Loose leaves may be brought to the Transfer Station if...

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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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amherstpd.org - Police News & Announcements
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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amherstpd.org - Police News & Announcements
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Amherst Police Accreditation Award Ceremony

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On June 4th, members of the Amherst Police Department attended the June Commission meeting of the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission at the Connors Center in Dover, MA.  While at this meeting, the Amherst Police was presented with thei...

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