In the News

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...

Read on...

Amherst Bulletin Board

In the News

Posted on: February 26, 2021

Health Director Rescinds Temporary Emergency Order

Amherst-Shield-Screen-500px-ColorT

Effective at 12:00 PM on Friday, February 26th, 2021, the Town of Amherst Health Director is rescinding the EMERGENCY ORDER temporarily applying a reduction of capacity limitations and associated rules as well as extending the Governor’s Mandato...

Read on...

amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Northampton and Amherst Approved as Collaborative Regional Vaccination Site

Amherst-Shield-Screen-500px-ColorT

City of Northampton and Town of Amherst join forces to distribute up to 5,000 vaccinations per week  

Today it was announced that the Northampton Health Department has been approved as the lead community in a regional collaboration with the Town o...

Read on...

amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Sue Audette Appointed as Amherst Town Clerk

Town Clerk Sue Audette being sworn in by Amherst Council President Lynn Griesemer

Sue Audette, a member of the Town Clerk’s office for more than 15 years, was appointed as the Amherst Town Clerk by Town Manager Paul Bockelman. This appointment was approved by the Town Council at its meeting on February 22nd.

Ms. Audette was s...

Read on...

amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Amherst School Building Project Moves Forward

amherst town school logos

Amherst School Building Project Moves Forward: MSBA Invites Amherst to Launch Feasibility Study  

On Thursday, February 11th the State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), and John K. McCarthy...

Read on...

amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Local Census and Dog Licensing Information

Amherst-Shield-Screen-500px-ColorT

The Amherst Town Clerk's office has several timely reminders to share with our community members. 

The Town Clerk’s Office would like to inform you that the 2021 Annual Street Listing (Census) will soon be arriving in your mailb...

Read on...

amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Open Air Burning Permits Now Available

Open AIr Burning

Open Air Burning Permits for yard clean-ups are now available from the Fire Department.  State regulations allow burning from January 15th to May 1st.  Application and payment for burning permits are now done online!  

In order t...

Read on...

Additional Info... amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2021

The Town of Amherst Bridges Digital Divide, Implements New Soofa Signs

Soofa Solar Information Sign on Amity St. in Amherst, MA

 The Town of Amherst is helping to bridge the digital divide by bringing Soofa Signs and charging cores to Amherst’s downtown. The signs will communicate COVID-19 updates, public health guidelines, Town updates, and local business offer...

Read on...

Additional Info... amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Community COVID-19 Testing Site in Amherst

View of UMass Amherst Mullins Building Test Center

As part of the state’s expansion of testing, UMass Amherst is providing free COVID-19 tests for local community members starting Monday, Dec. 14. Tests will be offered by appointment only at the Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) at the Mulli...

Read on...

Additional Info... amherstma.gov - News & Announcements

In the News

Posted on: February 8, 2021

Amherst Board of Health Issues Emergency Order

Amherst-Shield-Screen-500px-ColorT

Amherst Board of Health Issues Emergency Order: Temporarily Reduces Capacity and Implements Early Closures

The Board of Health for the Town of Amherst has issued an emergency order that will (a)  continue the Mandatory Early Closing Order and (b) ...

Read on...

amherstpd.org - Police News & Announcements
Posted on: January 14, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine: Current Phase Information

Amherst-Shield-Screen-500px-ColorT

The vaccines to provide some protection to COVID-19 are coming, but not fast enough for any of us. The Town of Amherst will be an active player in distributing the vaccine. We understand there is eagerness among all populations, and especially seniors, to...

Read on...

When can I get the COVID-19 Vaccine? amherstpd.org - Police News & Announcements
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Community COVID-19 Testing Site in Amherst

View of UMass Amherst Mullins Building Test Center

As part of the state’s expansion of testing, UMass Amherst is providing free COVID-19 tests for local community members starting Monday, Dec. 14. Tests will be offered by appointment only at the Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) at the Mullins Center,...

Read on...

Additional Info... amherstpd.org - Police News & Announcements

In the News

Posted on: December 8, 2020

Winter Walks with Amherst Recreation

Text: Winter Walks with Amherst Recreation, snowy path with trees in background

Bundle up and walk with us!

During the months of January and February come on out for a wintery stroll at any of our recreation areas for interactive games and activities for the whole family.

See our What's Happening page for more details coming s...

Read on...

Recreation News & Announcements
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Youth Basketball Skills Clinics

basketball news item

Amherst Recreation is proud to present our new Youth Basketball Clinics! This socially distant program will focus on skills and drills of the game. Boys and Girls in grades 3-8 will be able to join us twice a week at the Pelham Elementary School Gym. Prac...

Read on...

Recreation News & Announcements
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Remote Recreation

Remote recreation news item with image of computer screen navigating a website

Stay active and connected this winter through remote recreation opportunities.

Stay Connected

Meet us over on our YouTube channel for science, stories, cooking and more! Plus, our Resource and Activities Page has some great ideas too. Try your hand...

Read on...

Recreation News & Announcements