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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Amherst Community Land Trust Provides Affordable Home Ownership Opportunity

Affordable Amherst housing news

The Amherst Community Land Trust will provide one $125,000 subsidy to an income-qualified household to purchase a single-family home in Amherst.

The land trust will own the land under the home and a long-term ground lease will give the homebuyer a...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

New! Free Community Covid-19 Testing at Bangs Community Center

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The Amherst Health Department is offering asymptomatic, unobserved community testing for Covid-19. PCR testing kits are free. Adults and children ages 2 and older without symptoms of COVID-19 are eligible for testing. Individual...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Election 2021 FAQ's

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The Office of the Town Clerk has developed Election 2021 FAQ's, please take a moment to review this important information. 

Election 2021 FAQ's

How can I vote in the November 2, 2021 Town Election? 

  • In person on election d...
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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Town of Amherst Leaf Collection Schedule - Fall 2021

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Curbside pick-up of bagged leaves, using the Town-approved, 30-gallon paper biodegradable bag, will begin Monday, November 1, 2021.  There is no curbside collection of loose leaves. Loose leaves maybe brought to the Transfer Station if you have a...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Town Seeks Community Responses on Civic Engagement Survey

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The Town of Amherst is collaborating with a research team at UMass Amherst on "Understanding Local Civic Engagement in the Digital Age". The survey will be open for responses until the end of October. 

Do you reside in the Town ...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Join the Town's New Community Safety & Social Justice Committee

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The Town Manager seeks members to serve on a new Community Safety and Social Justice Committee. The Committee will work to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and community safety in Amherst. 

The Committee will have seven voting members. Two of...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Mill River Recreation Area Basketball Courts

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Mill River Recreation Area

Basketball Courts

 

The Town is wrapping up work on the Mill River Recreation Area Basketball Courts.  The Contractor has placed the final course of asphalt on the courts.  The DPW has begun installing th...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

TOWN COUNCIL INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT FOR 2021 TOWN MANAGER EVALUATION

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The Town Council is beginning its annual evaluation of the Town Manager. We specifically invite the general public, as well as Town committees, boards, and commissions, and Town staff, to submit comments by 4:00 pm Friday, October 29, 2021.

The To...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Town Manager Seeks Members to Serve on Town Boards & Committees

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The Town Manager continues to seek volunteers to serve on Town Boards and Committees that have or may have vacancies including the Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board of Trustees, Agricultural Commission, CDBG Advisory Committee, Community Preservation Ad...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Launch Event Celebrates Amherst Writers Walking Tour Full Installation

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The rich literary history of the Town of Amherst is now more visible and interactive with the recent completion of the Amherst Writers Walk and associated website. The Writers Walk consists of 12 informational signs located at the residences of notable wr...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Now Accepting Resident Capital Requests for FY23

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The Resident Capital Request window is now open from October 1, 2021 until November 19, 2021 at 4:30 PM. You may complete your submission online. 

Click here for the submission form. Please email Sonia Aldrich  any questions you ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Checks Issued by Amherst, Which Have Not Been Cashed and are Deemed Abandoned

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Each year the treasurer of the Town of Amherst publishes a listing of unclaimed checks that have been issued by the Town. Please refer to the "List of Names" document linked at the end of this announcement.

MASS GENERAL LAW CHAPTER 200A SECION 5:...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Masks Required in Indoor Spaces Open to the Public Beginning August 18, 2021

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At its meeting on Thursday night, the Board of Health adopted an order requiring the wearing of masks or face coverings in all public indoor spaces and private indoor spaces that are open to the public in the Town of Amherst. The order goes into effect on...

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