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Posted on: May 13, 2021

CDBG PUBLIC HEARING

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Notice of Public Hearing

CDBG Advisory Committee

Thursday, May 27, 2021, 7 PM

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The Public Hearing will be conducted virtually at https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/87375471713 and will accommodate public comment to th...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Use of Mosquito Spray Discussions

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In July 2020, Governor Baker signed into law legislation entitled An Act to Mitigate Arbovirus in the Commonwealth (M.G.L. Chapter 252, Section 2A), which requires the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) to develop a process for the...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Commencement Season Reminders

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Dear Community Partners,

As we embrace better weather and lifetime milestone celebrations, we are taking the chance to share the following guidelines from the Commonwealth with area students, families, and employees:

Governor Baker’s Limits on Gatherings up...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Amherst Vaccine Clinic Updates, Walk-in Times Available

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The Town of Amherst vaccine clinic located at the Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk in Amherst, is now offering walk-in clinic times in addition to regularly available appointments for scheduling.

NEW! All those aged 12 and over who live, work, or s...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Town Council Proclaims May as Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Text: Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Proclamation

Council Sponsors: Councilors Hanneke and Ryan and Community Sponsor: Amherst Town Manager’s Office

WHEREAS, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage in the United States was celeb...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Town Council Accepting Applications for Districting Advisory Board

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In accordance with Section 7.4 of the Amherst Home Rule Charter Town Council is now accepting applications for residents who wish to serve on the Districting Advisory Board.  

The Districting Advisory Board (DAB) is a multiple-member body appointe...

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Posted on: May 1, 2021

Construction Season: Stormwater Reminder

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Developers & Contractors!

As the construction season gets going, the Town wants to remind you to, “Put Dirt In Its Place”. Sediment and pollutants that run off construction sites end up in our stormwater system and pollute our wetlands, streams, rivers...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Town Manager Presents FY 22 Budget to Town Council

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Amherst Town Manager, Paul Bockelman presents his proposed FY21 Municipal Budget to the Amherst Town Council on Monday, May 3rd.

This FY22 Proposed Budget covers the fiscal year from July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 (FY22). 

Important Documents:

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

State Reopening Updates

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The Baker-Polito Administration has announced that Massachusetts will reopen some outdoor Phase 4, Step 2 industries effective May 10th and put plans in place for further reopening on May 29th and August 1st. The Administration will also relax the Face Co...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Town Manager Paul Bockelman seeks volunteers to serve on Town Boards and Committees

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Town Manager Paul Bockelman seeks volunteers to serve on Town Boards and Committees.

The Town has over 30 boards and committees that support the work of Town government and each has multiple residents who are members. Terms of service are typically three y...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

2021 Human Rights Commission Youth Hero Awards

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The Human Rights Commissions primary purpose is to promote a community of mutual respect and to honor the diversity of our community.   We strive to promote attitudes of compassion and concern for our neighbors.  To encourage these value...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Dog License Reminder

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The Amherst Town Clerk's office would like to remind dog owners that it’s time to obtain your 2021 dog tag and license. The licensing year starts April 1st and ends March 31st of each year, so all 2020 tags have now expired. State law requires all dogs si...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

STREET SWEEPING SCHEDULE 2021

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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 ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Scheduled Water Main Flushing

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     The Water Division of the Public Works Department will begin its annual systematic water main flushing programs to clean the distribution system on Monday, April 26, 2021 (weather permitting).  Water Division perso...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Affordable Housing Lottery: Aspen Heights in Amherst

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Overview:

Aspen Heights Amherst is a brand-new, 88 unit rental apartment community located in Amherst on 408 Northampton Road. There will be 11 affordable apartments ready for occupancy starting in Summer of 2021. All affordable apartments will be rented t...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Think Before You Swim!

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With warming Spring air temperatures, please be aware of swimming this early in the year. Bodies of water such as Puffer's Pond can still be very COLD and swimming can be dangerous due to the risk of shock to the human body, which can occur in a ...

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