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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event

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Screening of local oral history from Amherst Community Members followed by a panel discussion Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 5:00 pm Join the conversationOr join by phone253-215-8782 or 346-248-7799Webinar ID 882-2131-1258https://amherstma.z...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Groff Park Splash Pad to Be Activated Ahead of High Temps

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Due to the forecasted high temperatures in the Town of Amherst this weekend, the DPW will be activating the splash pad at Groff Park this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The hours of operation on these days will be 10 am until 8 pm.

Groff Park is located at 8...

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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 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: 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: April 20, 2022

Join us for a Cuppa' Joe with Paul & Finance Director

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Join us for a Cuppa' Joe with Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman event with special guest Amherst Finance Director Sean Mangano on Friday, May 20th at 10:30 AM. This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Event was rescheduled from it...

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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 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 13, 2022

Northampton Road Construction Update

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NORTHAMPTON RD

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Monday -Thursday

6am -5pm

 

Caracas Construction will be working four, 10-hour days during for the next couple weeks.

If this schedule helps facilitate construction it could continue throughout the summer.

 

Th...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Age & Dementia Friendly Amherst: Listening Session

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The Age & Dementia Friendly Amherst Working Group is hosting listening sessions in the Spring/Summer of 2022 to gather input from older adults and others who are aging in Amherst. Please join us for these important conversations!

SESSION 1: HOUSING - w...

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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 13, 2022

Town Wide Asphalt Crack Sealing Starting Tuesday, May 17th

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Amherst Town Wide

Asphalt Crack Sealing

Starting Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Between 6AM and 3PM

 

 

The Town’s asphalt crack sealing contractor Indus Inc. will begin work on local streets beginning on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, starting a...

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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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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 5, 2022

CDBG Public Hearing on Community Priorities

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In accordance with DHCD regulations, Amherst’s CDBG Advisory Committee will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 7 PM to receive comments and suggestions from local residents and service providers regarding Community priorities for...

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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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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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