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  1. Amherst Housing Authority- Resident Advisory Board

    April 24, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ 34 Pomeroy Lane, Community Room

    RECEIVED: 4/22/14 at 2:37 pm. MEETING TIME: 4:30 pm. LOCATION: 34 Pomeroy Lane, Community Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Election of officers discussion, 5-Year plan discussion, Capital Fund Program and Final Rule, Communications with participants.

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  2. Community Preservation Act Committee

    April 24, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Room 101 (South Meeting Room), Bangs Community Center

    RECEIVED: 4/22/14 at 1:03 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Room 101. LIST OF TOPICS: Go into Executive session under G.L.c30A, §21(a)(6) to consider purchase of real property; votes may be taken - Rolling Green Project Update. Reopen regular session: Review Movers and Speakers to Warrant Article(s); Approve any minutes; CPA Plan Public Hearing; Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting. Future meetings: All future meetings will be in the Town Room, at Town Hall from 7 pm to 9 pm unless otherwise indicated below.

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  3. Finance Committee

    April 24, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 4/22/14 at 2:38 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Committee is to discuss Annual Town Meeting zoning articles 26 and 28. Petition articles 37-38; 40-42. Review articles 18,19,20,21,24,and 32. Other matters contained within FY15 budget. New information affecting budget. Members reports- liaisons and committees--Choose BCH members. Minutes of previous meetings. Next Meetings and Agendas. And any topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

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  4. Munson Trustees

    April 25, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Munson Library Building

    RECEIVED: 4/22/14 at 8:16 am. MEETING TIME: 12:00 pm. LOCATION: Munson Library. LIST OF TOPICS: Update on Building Maintenance; Meet with Amherst South Congregational Church Trustees -- other topics that may arise.

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  5. Dickinson Local Historic District Commission

    April 28, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 4/22/14 at 2:39 pm. MEETING TIME: 3:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Hearing: 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. Public Meeting: Review proposed changes to fence at 229 Main Street.

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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. Amherst Housing Authority - Board of Commissioners (Annual Meeting)

    April 28, 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM @ 33 Kellogg Avenue

    RECEIVED: 4/23/14 at 3:08 pm. MEETING TIME: 4:30 pm. LOCATION: 33 Kellogg Ave, Community Room, 5th Floor. LIST OF TOPICS: Agenda, Election of Officers, SubCommittee determination, Annual Report, Other Business not reasonably anticipated within 48 hours.

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  8. Amherst Housing Authority - Board of Commissioners

    April 28, 4:50 PM - 6:00 PM @ 33 Kellogg Avenue

    RECEIVED: 4/23/14 at 3:10 pm. MEETING TIME: 4:50 pm. LOCATION: 33 Kellogg Ave, Community Room, 5th Floor. LIST OF TOPICS: Agenda, Minutes Approval of 3/24, Accounts Payable Warrant- March 2014, Tenant Concerns, Flat Rents, FY15 DHCD 400-1 budget revision, Review of Unit vacancies, Director's Report, Chair's Report, Other Business not reasonably anticipated within 48 hours.

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  9. Finance Committee

    April 28, 6:15 PM - 10:00 PM @ Music Room, Amherst - Pelham Regional Middle School

    RECEIVED: 4/23/14 at 3:58 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:15 pm. LOCATION: Amherst Regional Middle School, Music Room. LIST OF TOPICS: The Committee expects to discus the following topics: Annual Town Meeting Warrant Articles - consideration of committee recommendations on Articles deferred until Town Meeting and reconsideration of recommendations on other Articles as necessary. Other matters contained within FY15 budget. New information affecting budget. Member reports - liaisons and committees. Minutes of previous meetings. Next Meeting and Agendas. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 4/8 hours in advance of the meeting.

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Housing & Sheltering Committee

    April 30, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Town Room, Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 4/23/14 at 2:51 pm. MEETING TIME: 9:00 am. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Announcements 2. Approve minutes 3. Members’ precinct meeting reports 4. 9:30-9:45- Appearance - Vince O’Connor: discussion of petition articles 5. MAHTF (Article 34) 5A. Update from staff and subcommittee 5B. Revisions to language 5C. Town Meeting schedule 6. Committee meeting schedule 7. Public Comment period 8. Other business not anticipated 9. Adjournment.

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  13. Finance Committee

    April 30, 6:15 PM - 10:00 PM @ Music Room, Amherst - Pelham Regional Middle School.

    RECEIVED: 4/23/14 at 3:59 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:15 pm. LOCATION: Amherst Regional Middle School, Music Room. LIST OF TOPICS: The committee expects to discuss these topics: Annual Town Meeting Warrant Articles – consideration of committee recommendations on Articles deferred until Town Meeting and reconsideration of recommendations on other Articles as necessary. Other matters contained within FY15 budget. New information affecting budget. Member reports – liaisons and committees. Minutes of previous meeting. Next Meetings and Agendas. Topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

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  14. 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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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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. Sustainability Festival

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

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  2. Amherst International Amnesty Group

    April 26, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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  3. League of Women Voters Book Sale

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

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