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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Amherst's Civil War Tablets: Public Viewing Hours Announced

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THE TOWN OF AMHERST IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE PUBLIC VIEWING HOURS FOR THE EXHIBIT OF THE CIVIL WAR TABLETS STARTING JULY 26, 2021

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The Civil War Tablets were donated to the Town of Amherst by the Grand Army of the Republic in 1893 to commemorate the 300+...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

No Swimming Allowed Due to Elevated Bacteria Levels

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There is currently NO SWIMMING ALLOWED at the Mill Street/Summer Street side of Puffer's Pond and the Wentworth Conservation Area on Stanley St. due to high levels of E. COLI BACTERIA that have been detected during our routine water testing.&...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Planned Localized Power Outage & Detour on July 28th

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A home located at 205 South Pleasant St. in Amherst will be moved to 21 Baker St. via Northampton Rd. on Wednesday, July 28th. The move will temporarily interrupt power to property owners along the route of travel. The outage will begin at 10:00 PM and th...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Real Estate Taxes Due August 2nd

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The Treasurer and Collector's office would like to issue a reminder that real estate taxes are due on Monday, August 2nd. Customers can pay online from our website and may contact their office with any questions. 

Please visit our online ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

LOCAL WATERWAYS SURGE PAST SAFE LIMITS

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Please use caution around rivers and streams. Due to consistent and plentiful rainfall, the Mill River,  Fort River, and Puffers Pond are at dangerously high levels.  All local waterways are experiencing rapid and extreme flows. These hi...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Amherst Receives $184,728 Massachusetts Department of Transportation Grant

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The Town of Amherst has received a grant of $184,728 from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) as part of the “Shared Streets and Spaces Program” to make safety improvements to crosswalks and intersections in the no...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Town Manager Seeks Members to Serve on Jones Library Building Committee

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The Town Manager has established the Jones Library Building Committee (JLBC) to oversee the design and construction of the Jones Library Restoration and Expansion.

The JLBC will guide the Jones Library Restoration and Expansion project. All major decisions...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Town Manager Seeks Members to Serve on Reparations Committee

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The Amherst Town Council has established the African Heritage Reparations Assembly (AHRA), a seven-member committee with a mission to study and develop reparation proposals for People of African Heritage in Amherst. 

The Town Manager, as appointin...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Running for Elected Office in Amherst: Nomination Papers Available July 1st

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Nomination papers for Councilor-at-Large, District Councilors, School Committee, Housing Authority, Elector of the Oliver Smith Will, and Jones Library Trustee will be available at the Town Clerk’s office beginning July 1, 2021. All town office ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

CDBG Request for Proposals

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The Town of Amherst's 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding proposals are now available online. Proposals are due by Tuesday, July 27th at noon.  

More information can be found on the CDBG Advisory Committee webpage: &...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Stay Cool In Amherst This Summer!

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Stay Cool in Amherst This Summer 

The warm weather is here! Looking to stay cool this summer in Amherst? Take advantage of our three facilities listed below.  

Spray Pad at Groff Park - 83 Mill Ln. - Directions

  • Now Open Daily from ...
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Posted on: July 8, 2021

HENRY ST, NORTH EAST ST, PINE ST, SNELL ST & BRIDGE ST CONSTRUCTION UPDATE July 15, 2021

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BRIDGE ST, PINE ST, 

HENRY ST, NORTH EAST ST, 

 AND SNELL ST 

Paving Operations

7am -5pm

 

Warner Brothers and their structures subcontractor will begin raising catch basins and manholes to finished grade over the co...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Fire Department Issues Grilling Safety Tips

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With outdoor grilling season picking up and several recent incidents, the Amherst Fire Department reminds residents to follow grilling safety tips to keep your homes and families safe. 

Grilling Safety Tips

  • Always grill outdoors.
  • Grills must be 10-f...
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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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