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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Construction Activities Week of April 22nd, 2019

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Construction Activities forEAST PLEASANT STREET, WEST BAY ROAD, & MAIN STREETWeek of April 22nd, 20197AM -5PM

Palmer Paving will be completing the shoulder and bus pull off work on East Pleasant St, from Monday –Wednesday, April 22nd - 24th, ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Amherst Pelham PreK-6 Regionalization Public Forums

Amherst Pelham Forum Flyer

PreK-6 Regionalization Public Forums

Amherst and Pelham are exploring the regionalization of their Elementary Schools.  Attend a forum to learn more and give your feedback.  

Monday, April 22, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm:  Amhers...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Catch Us in the Community!

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The Amherst Community Participation Team invites you to catch up with us out in the community at several upcoming events we have organized to be at.  Come out and meet with Jennifer, Brianna and Angela and bring your questions, suggestions and id...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

10th Annual Sustainability Festival

Sustainability Square News

The Town of Amherst 10th Annual Sustainability Festival will be held on Saturday, April 27th from 10 am until 4 pm on the Amherst Town Common.

We have some wonderful things happening at our festival this year. In addition to our fabulously talented perform...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Think Before You Swim!

Puffers Warning Water Temp Photo

With warming Spring air temperatures, please be aware of swimming this early in the year. Bodies of water such as Puffer's Pond can still be very COLD and swimming can be dangerous due to the risk of shock to the human body, which can occur in a matter of...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Amherst Community Cleanup

Clean UP News

The Town of Amherst is hosting a Community Cleanup on Saturday, May 4th from 9AM-11AM. There will be three meeting locations throughout the Town, each will have an area captain stationed to organize and assist volunteers. Several Town Councilors will be s...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

MassDOT Public Hearing for Rt 9 & 116 Improvements on Thursday, April 25, 2019

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THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION – HIGHWAY DIVISION

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

Project File No. 608084

A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Routes 9 & 116 Improvement project (...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

ArtWeek Amherst 2019

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ArtWeek Amherst 2019 is coming April 26-May 5, via the Amherst Center Cultural District and MCC grant funds. Highlights include the display of the brightly painted Pakistani Truck Art trolley in front of the Visitor Center for Art Night Plus on May 2nd. T...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

14th Annual Human Rights Hero Awards

2016 Recipients

The Amherst Human Rights Commission’s primary purpose is to promote a community of mutual respect and to honor the diversity of our community.  We strive to promote attitudes of compassion and concern for our neighbors. To encourage these values ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Street Sweeping

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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 29, 2019

Amherst Leisure Services Receives Agency Award

LSSE Award_News

The Massachusetts Recreation and Parks Association (MRPA) has awarded the Town of Amherst, Leisure Services and Supplemental Education (LSSE) Department its Agency Award for the Department’s recreational program outreach. This award recognizes j...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Scheduled water Main Flushing

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The Water Division of the Public Works Department will begin its annual systematic water main flushing programs to clean the distribution system on Monday, April 22, 2019 (weather permitting). Water Division personnel will be flushing daily from 4:00 P.M....

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Rebecca Woodland

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The Town of Amherst will be highlighting some of our amazing volunteers in the new Volunteer Spotlight series. Our first spotlight features Amherst Personnel Board volunteer, Rebecca Woodland. Rebecca is an associate professor of Educational Leadership at...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Open Air Burning Permits now available

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Open air burning is allowed by state regulations from January 15th thru May 1st each year.   You must first obtain a permit from the fire department.  To pay the $25 annual fee and obtain a permit you may apply online or come to the Fire...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Town Council Seeks Members to Serve on Town Committees

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The Town Council is seeking volunteers to serve on several Town committees that may have vacancies now or beginning in July, including:

  • Finance Committee (Section 5.5(b)), 
  • Planning Board (Section 2.9(c)), 
  • Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) (Se...
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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Eversource Maintenance Notifications

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Eversource is providing notice of planned and scheduled vegetation maintenance work on the transmission right-of-way (ROW) that is located within Amherst town limits this year. The planned maintenance will involve floor cutting, side pruning and the selec...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Brian Daly Promoted to Police Lieutenant

Lt Daly News Item

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce the promotion of Amherst Police Sergeant Brian Daly to the rank of Lieutenant effective March 25, 2019.  Lieutenant Daly was promoted after an extensive selection process which included interviews...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Gabriel Ting Promoted to Police Captain

Ting Promotion

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce the promotion of Amherst Police Lieutenant Gabriel Ting to the rank of captain effective February 8, 2019. 

Lieutenant Ting was appointed as a patrol officer with the Amherst Police Department in A...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

AMHERST OFFICER GRADUATES FROM POLICE ACADEMY

Metzger Formated

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that Patrol Officer Adam W. Metzger graduated from the Western Massachusetts Regional Police Academy, in Springfield, Massachusetts on August 3, 2018. Mr. Metzger has begun his twelve week field officer tr...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

AMHERST OFFICER GRADUATES FROM POLICE ACADEMY

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Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that Patrol Officer Lindsay J. Carroll graduated from the Reading Regional Police Academy, in Reading, Massachusetts on August 15, 2017. Patrol Officer Carroll has begun her twelve week field officer train...

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