In the News

Posted on: April 3, 2020

Four Residents Submit Statements of Interest to Fill Amherst School Committee Vacancy

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Four Amherst residents have submitted Statements of Interest to be considered to fill the seat on the Amherst School Committee previously held by Eric Nakajima until his resignation on March 1, 2020. The Town Council and remaining members of the School Co...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Revised Town Council Rules of Procedure

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On Monday, March 23, 2019 the Town Council voted to revise the Council Rules of Procedure. The revised Town Council Rules of Procedure are available here. The revised rules reflect updated information regarding Council committees, specifically replacing r...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Amherst School Committee Vacancy

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Amherst School Committee Vacancy:  Interviews will be conducted on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 6:00 pm, at a special joint meeting of the Amherst Town Council and the School Committee. If necessary, the remaining interviews will be...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Proposed Bylaw Amendment

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The Town Council held a first discussion on a proposed amendment to General Bylaws Section 2.2 - Violations - Criminal Complaint and Noncriminal Disposition, at the regular Town Council meeting on Monday March 9, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., a second reading and po...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: December 1, 2019

View Currently Posted Positions

All currently posted positions for employment with the Town are on the Town’s Online Career Portal.

Click here to visit the Town of Amherst Career Portal 

You may subscribe to alerts for future job postings by clicking the Notify Me butto...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Town Council Seeks Members to Serve on Zoning Board of Appeals

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The Town Council is seeking volunteers to serve as full or associate members of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).

In response to vacancies on the ZBA, the Town Council is considering options to appoint a new full or associate member to the ZBA. The Town C...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Town Manager Seeks Members to Serve on Town Boards and Committees

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The Town Manager continues to seek volunteers to serve on Town Boards. Boards and Committees that have or may have vacancies include the Board of License Commissioners, CDBG Advisory Committee, Conservation Commission, Cultural Council, Leisure S...

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In the News

Posted on: April 1, 2020

Governor Updates COVID-19 Orders & Guidance

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The Baker-Polito Administration announced on Tuesday, March 31st several updates related to the COVID-19 outbreak including extending the non-essential business emergency order and guidance for Executive Branch employees until May 4. The Department of Pub...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Additional Steps Announced to Encourage Social Distancing

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Town Manager Paul Bockelman announced further restrictions on use of public facilities today, adding that the beaches at Puffer’s Pond will be closed effective Sunday, April 5th. Signs will be posted that will prohibit individuals or groups from...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

A Letter from Council President & Town Manager

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Guest columnists Amherst Town Council President J. Lynn Griesemer and Town Manager Paul Bockelman penned a letter on why local government matters now, more than ever. 

The world has changed. Everything we say and do is occurring in a context that ...

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Amherst Bulletin amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Positive Case of COVID-19 in Amherst

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There has been a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in the Town of Amherst. The Amherst Public Health Department was alerted on Thursday, March 26th that a member of our community had tested positive for COVID-19 through the Massachusetts Virtual Epidemi...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Amherst Senior Center Needs Your Help!

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Amherst Senior Center Director Mary Beth Ogulewicz is appealing to the community for assistance on several services for our local seniors. There is an urgent need for meal delivery drivers, newsletter helpers, general support requests and friendly phone c...

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Senior Center Website amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Four Residents Submit Statements of Interest to Fill Amherst School Committee Vacancy

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Four Amherst residents have submitted Statements of Interest to be considered to fill the seat on the Amherst School Committee previously held by Eric Nakajima until his resignation on March 1, 2020. The Town Council and remaining members of the School Co...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 20, 2020

UPDATE on Public Works Services March 20, 2020

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March 20, 2020 update on Amherst Public Works Services

Changes and Reduction in Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

Amherst Public Work’s top priority is the continuation and reliable delivery of drinking water and wastewater services, as operations...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Bill Pay Options

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With the Town Hall closed to the public, the Collector and Treasurer would like to remind the community of the different ways in which payments for bills can be submitted. 

Online at www.amherstma.gov/payments

Mail to:  Town of Amherst

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Wipes Clog Pipes!

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COVID-19 and Wipes – Wipes Clog Pipes!

If you are using any type of wipe (whether or not is says “flushable”), please do not flush them down the toilet; please dispose of them in your trash can.

These items can clog your househ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Town Declares State of Emergency

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Following national and state declarations of emergency, Paul Bockelman, the Town Manager of Amherst, has issued a local emergency declaration (click here for PDF of declaration) to take actions to reduce the impact and spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2020

All Amherst Municipal Buildings Closed to Public Starting Monday, March 16th

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Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 all Town of Amherst municipal buildings, including the Town Hall, Senior Center, Jones library and branches will be closed to the public, with a tentative reopening date of April 3, 2020. This does not include the Amherst ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

2020 U.S. Census Coming Soon: Everyone Counts!

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Census Day, April 1st, is fast approaching. The US Census Bureau will begin mailing invitations to households in March so please look out in your mailbox for this. The self-response period will start on March 12, online, by phone or by mail in form. All h...

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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2020

2020 Street Sweeping Schedule

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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 all goes w...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Transfer Station and COVID-19 Restrictions UPDATE March 20, 2020

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Transfer Station and COVID-19

 The Town will continue to keep the Transfer Station open to the public.

 The Transfer Station will only accept trash in pre-paid blue bags, paper recycling, food waste compost, cardboard, and container recycl...

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In the News

Posted on: March 18, 2020

Firearms Licensing Accomodations

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Due to the State of Emergency Declaration by Governor Baker, all applications for new license issuances are on hold. No interviews will be held for the immediate future but will resume immediately when the State of Emergency is terminated. 

In ord...

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amherstpd.org - Police News & Announcements
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Amherst Police Department Welcomes Officer Bullough

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Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that Patrol Officer Zachary J. Bullough graduated from the Western Massachusetts Regional Police Academy, in Springfield, Massachusetts on November 8, 2019.  Patrol Officer Bullough has begun his ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Amherst Police Department Welcomes Officer Newell

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Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that Patrol Officer Katherine E. Newell graduated from the Western Massachusetts Regional Police Academy, in Springfield, Massachusetts on November 8, 2019.  Patrol Officer Newell has begun her th...

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