Posted on: March 24, 2017

Shumway and Pine Street Concrete Ramps Construction Activities


Shumway and Pine Street Concrete RampsConstruction ActivitiesWeek of 3/27

Monday through Friday 3/27 – 3/31

  • Warner Brothers LLC. will begin construction of new concrete sidewalk ramps at the Main St and College St ends of Shumway St. Work is expected ...
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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Commonwealth Conversations is coming to Western Mass on Tuesday March 28th, 2017


Senate President Stan Rosenberg, Senator Don Humason, Senator Adam Hinds, Senator Eric Lesser, and Senator Jim Welch invite you to two events as they bring Beacon Hill back to you.  

The 12:30 pm MassMoves working lunch at the UMass Amherst Springfiel...

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Commonwealth Conversations details and survey
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Public, Education, and Government (PEG) Access Contract Update: March 20, 2017


Much has transpired since the Select Board last discussed this matter. I last reported to you in writing on February 27th. At that time I noted that, in accordance with rulings by the Department of Revenue and the Inspector General’s office, we were prepa...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Save the Date - Dog Park Brainstorming Session


The public is invited to a brainstorming session for a possible dog park for the Town of Amherst on Thursday, March 30 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM in the Town Room, 2nd floor Town Hall.

Posted on: March 22, 2017

East Pleasant Street and Triangle Street Spring Construction Schedule



  East Pleasant Street and Triangle Street

Spring Construction Schedule

Construction for water and sewer lines will begin on East Pleasant Street intersection on March 27th, 2017

Water and sewer work.  March 27th to May 8, 2017 th...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

April declared Arbor Month in Amherst



in 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture thata special day be set aside for the planning of trees.  This holiday, called Arbor Day, was first
observed with the planting of more than a mil...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Election Workers Needed for March 28th


Election Workers needed for March 28. Morning, afternoon, and closing shifts available.

$11 an hour.  1 - 1 ½ hours training is required.

Please contact the Town Clerk’s office at (413) 259-3035 or at for more i...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Public Access, Education and Government Television

In recent weeks there have been many
questions about the renewal of the Town’s contract with Amherst Media includingwhy the Town decided to issue a request for proposals and not immediately engage
in negotiations with the current provider.&n...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Amherst Chosen to Participate in Grinspoon Foundation Energy Efficiency Initiative

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During the coming weeks a vehicle equipped with high resolution infrared, data and imaging capabilities will gather images of 100,000 residences in Amherst and other select communities in the region to depict their level of structural heat loss.  ...

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

The Valley's Got Talent Competition


Don't miss this - amazing talent in the Pioneer Valley!

A panel of 5 judges plus audience response determines the winners.

Prizes: $1000 $500 $250.

Tickets now available at the Senior Center.

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

RESCHEDULED MassDOT Public Information Meeting


Meeting has been rescheduled due to the impending weather.  The new meeting date is April 18th, 2017.

A Public Informational Meeting will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Routes 9 & 116 Improvement project (from University Drive to South...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Town of Amherst Approves Mixed Use Development in North Amherst

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A mixed-use, mixed-income development received the unanimous approval of the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Select Board on Monday February 6 in two separate actions.

North Square at the Mill District was proposed by Beacon Communities Development LLC, th...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Apply Today for Your Open Burning Permit

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Open Burning Season is here! You can now apply and pay for your permit online. 

Open air burning can only occur between January 15th and May 1st by state regulations. Amherst Fire Department personnel will come and conduct an inspection and issue you ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

A Statement About Amherst's Role in Immigration Policy

Amherst Town Seal

Statement by Town of Amherst 

Town Manager, Chief of Police, Superintendent of Schools

January 30, 2017

The Town of Amherst is a welcoming community.

We uphold the integral and foundational American principles that the United States is a nation of the in...

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Read the Original Statement in English & Spanish