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Boards/Committees

  1. Regional Agreement Working Group: School Location Subcommittee (RAWG, RSDPB)

    April 21, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Leverett Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 4/3/14 at 11:03 am. MEETING TIME: 5:30 pm. LOCATION: Leverett Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Review/discuss issues related to RSC vote on the closure of a school in the region; Discuss a provision for town votes on the closure of a school in the region; Discuss a provision for the naming of the schools; Begin work on “School Use” – possible provisions and processes for dealing with how the individual schools can be utilized, e.g. certain grades, innovation school, etc.; Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours before the meeting.

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  2. The Jones Library, Inc. Buildings and Facilities Committee

    April 22, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 4/17/14 at 9:30 am. MEETING TIME: 11:00 am. LOCATION: Jones Library, Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Library Gardnes Policy; Munson Memorial Library Space Planning.

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  3. Select Board

    April 22, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall
    4 Boltwood Avenue
    Amherst, MA 01002

    RECEIVED: 4/17/14 at 1:18 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Opening Remarks, Announcements & Agenda Review. Public Comment. Public Hearing Change of Location Amherst Wine & Spirits (Application Withdrawn). Recommendation for Change to Weights & Measures Fee Schedule. Updated 2014 Street Paving Plan. Voting & Assigning Select Board Positions on Town Meeting Warrant Articles 24-30, 34 & 39. Town Manager, Member and Chair's Report. Untimed: Parking and Street Closure Requests; New Taxi Driver, Special Liquor & Common Victualler Licenses; Approve Minutes & Committee Appointments. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.

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  4. Town Meeting Coordinating Committee

    April 23, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Town Hall, First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 4/18/14 at 2:24 pm. MEETING TIME: 2:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Warrant Review Rebroadcasts; Planning Ahead for Annual Town Meeting Events: Bus Tour, Precinct Meetings, Orientation, TMCC Election; Minutes of 4/16/14; TMCC Website/Listserv Material; Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours before meeting.

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  5. Conservation Commission

    April 23, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 4/17/14 at 3:15 pm. TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Comments from the Chair; Director’s Report; Wetland Administrator’s Report; Review Minutes 3-12-14; 7:30 PM Notice of Intent (cont’d from 2-26-14 mtg) – UMASS and Northeast Utilities Service Company (NUSCO) for construction of a new substation and associated transmission lines within resource areas on Tilson Farm Rd. (Map 8C, Parcels 13C & 13D); 7:45 PM Notice of Intent (cont’d from 2-12-14 mtg) – Peter Heronemus for construction of a single family house and associated driveway within resource areas on West St. (Map 22B, Parcel 1); 8:00 PM Request for Determination – 57 East Pleasant Street LLC for construction of a multi-use building and associated paving and drainage within the buffer zone of an intermittent stream at 57 East Pleasant St. (Map 11C, Parcel 266); Miscellaneous: Meadow St. Enforcement Order – update; Topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting.

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  6. Dickinson Local Historic District Commission

    April 28, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 4/9/14 at 3:02 pm. MEETING TIME: 3:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Notice of Public Hearing to consider the following application for a Certificate of Appropriateness: 38 Gray Street (14B-18): Request to renovate the existing house, including replacement of doors and windows, a new porch roof and structural supports, and other exterior changes. Work also includes new siding, windows, trim, railings and other exterior changes to existing garage. Copies of the application and information about the structure(s) proposed to be modified are available in the Planning Department, Town Hall, Amherst, MA.

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  7. The Jones Library, Inc. Investment Committee

    April 29, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 4/17/14 at 9:34 am. MEETING TIME: 10:30 am. LOCATION: Jones Library, Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Review of Quarterly Report.

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  8. Joint Amherst, Pelham and Regional School Committees

    April 29, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Library, Amherst Regional High School

    RECEIVED: 4/17/14 at 11:22 am. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Amherst Regional High School, Library. LIST OF TOPICS: Information Systems Update; Facilities Update; MSBA Wildwood Project Update; Other topics not reasonably considered by the Chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

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  9. Zoning Board of Appeals

    April 30, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 4/9/14 at 4:09 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS:PUBLIC HEARING: ZBA FY2014-00029 – Catherine & Morten Jensen-Hole – to modify condition # 3 and # 4 of ZBA FY1994-44 to formalize a change increasing the number of vehicles on the property from four to six, at 58 North Prospect; ZBA FY2014-00030 – Ping Geng – to modify ZBA FY1987-00037 to formalize a change increasing the number of vehicles on the property from three to six, at 106 Gray Street; ZBA FY2014-00031 – G. Jeffrey Bohne – to modify condition # 2 of ZBA FY1993-58 to allow an existing supplemental apartment to be rented to other than a family member, at 77 Shays Street; ZBA FY2014-00032 – Peter Jacoby – For a Special Permit to utilize the property as an owner-occupied Converted Dwelling, under Section 10.33 and 3.3241 of the Zoning Bylaw, at 98 Spring Street.

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Community (Public)

  1. Annual Rabies Clinic

    April 19, 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM @ Hampshire Veterinary Hospital
    260 Snell Street
    Amherst, MA 01002

    Carol Hepburn, Amherst Animal Welfare Officer will be available for dog licensing. The fee for licensing is payable by check or money order to the Town of Amherst.

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  2. Earth Day Yogathon

    April 22, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Fine Arts Center Terrace
    151 Presidents Drive
    Amherst, MA 01003

    Cleaner Earth! Cleaner You! Protect Our Breasts from Environmental Toxins! Join us on the Fine Arts Center Terrace, April 22 8:00 am - 7:00 pm, for the first annual Earth Day Yogathon Fundraiser for Protect Our Breasts. The day will include continuous yoga sessions with special guest instructors from Kripalu, local studios, and the Rec Center... along with tons of "safer" giveaways from Seventh Generation, Badger Balm, Stonyfield Yogurt and many more! Closing ceremony will feature a live musical performance by local band,"Three Guys & A Box." In case of incremental weather, we will proceed in the Fine Arts Center Lobby. Register Now: protectourbreasts.org/yogathon Join the Facebook event page to see new details as they become available: http://on.fb.me/1jL4N2o

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  3. Earth Day Keynote Address by Dr. Robert Bullard, the Father of Environmental Justice

    April 22, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Mahar Auditorium, UMass Amherst

    Join the UMass Amherst community as we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd. This year’s campus theme is “Climate Change: Building a Diverse Movement for Environmental Justice and Sustainability” and will feature a keynote address by renowned professor, author and activist Dr. Robert Bullard, with book signing to follow. Named by Newsweek as one of the 13 Environmental Leaders of the Century, Dr. Bullard is the author of seventeen books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, emergency response, smart growth, and regional equity.

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  4. More Than Honey: documentary screening

    April 22, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Jones Library

    Around the world, colony collapse disorder is devastating local honeybee populations. This film explores this phenomenon and its impact and consequences.

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  5. Youth Ecovillage Summit

    April 24, 4:30 PM - April 27, 3:30 PM @ Sirius Community

    The first-ever Youth Ecovillage Summit held in North America will take place this April at an ecovillage called Sirius Community in Massachusetts. All young or aspiring communitarians are invited to gather for several days of intense sustainability learning, deep connection, and powerful inspiration at a thriving decades-old ecovillage. The Summit is hosted by NextGEN, a youth-run organization committed to empowering young people to build the world of our generation and launch the next wave of the ecovillage movement. Registration is now open for the Youth Ecovillage Summit at www.nextgenna.org Scholarships and work-exchange opportunities are available through the website to help negate the costs of registration. Whether you have just heard of the word sustainability or have already founded your own ecovillage - come learn, grow, and connect with us.

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  6. Free Medication Collection/Disposal Event

    April 26, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Parking lot of the Wildwood School, 71 Strong Street, Amherst

    Do you have a cabinet full of old medication? Dispose of it safely and easily at the free drug/medication take back event. Members of the Hampshire County Sheriffs Office and the Amherst Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Council (SALT) will assist in this event. All medications well be accepted for disposal except Liquids, Syringes, IV Equipment or Chemotherapy Drugs.

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  7. Too Human in Concert: The Great American Songbook & Beyond

    April 29, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Jones Library

    Too Human regulars Roger Bruno and Ellen Schwartz will be joined by Dave Zox on upright bass as the band explores a celebration of song with jazzy, bluesy originals and jazz standards. Performed with vocals, guitar, percussion and upright bass with innovation and humor, the songs and arrangements are fresh and touch the spirit of audiences, whatever their age. There will be CDs available for purchase at the event.

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Downtown Amherst Events

  1. Art Museum exhibition “The Attack on Port Arthur in Woodblock Prints”

    February 7 - April 27 @ Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

    In commemoration of the 110th anniversary of Japan’s surprise attack on Russian-held Port Arthur (modern-day Lüshunkou, China) on February 8, 1904, the Mead presents war triptychs and satirical prints from the Russo-Japanese War.

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  2. Mead Art Museum exhibition “New Arrivals: Modern and Contemporary Additions to the Collection”

    February 14 - June 29 @ Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

    Mead Art Museum exhibition “New Arrivals: Modern and Contemporary Additions to the Collection”

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  3. Mead Art Museum exhibition “Kyohei Inukai, Robert Brackman, and Portraits of American Tragedy”

    March 18 - August 24 @ Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

    This special installation brings together the work of New York–based portrait painters Kyohei Inukai (1886–1954) and Robert Brackman (1898–1980), both foreign-born artists who found great success painting high-society men and women before World War II.

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  4. Family Fun Day at the Mead Art Museum

    April 19, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

    The third Saturday of every month is Family Fun Day at the Mead! Join the Mead’s educators for drop-in craft activities between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and a gallery talk at 1:00 p.m. intended for ages 3+ that includes a picture book reading related to artworks on view. Free and open to the public.

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Police

  1. Free Medication Collection/Disposal Event

    April 26, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Parking lot of the Wildwood School, 71 Strong Street, Amherst

    Do you have a cabinet full of old medication? Dispose of it safely and easily at the free drug/medication take back event. Members of the Hampshire County Sheriffs Office and the Amherst Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Council (SALT) will assist in this event. All medications well be accepted for disposal except Liquids, Syringes, IV Equipment or Chemotherapy Drugs.

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Town Common Reservations

  1. Amherst International Amnesty Group

    April 19, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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  2. Sustainability Festival

    April 25, 8:00 AM - April 26, 8:30 AM

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  3. Amherst International Amnesty Group

    April 26, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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  4. League of Women Voters Book Sale

    April 29, 8:00 AM - May 6, 2:00 PM

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