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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Town Council Accepting Applications for Non-Voting Resident Members of the Finance Committee

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The Town Council may be filling a vacancy for non-voting resident members on the Finance Committee and is currently seeking applications.

The Finance Committee is a standing committee of the Town Council which advises the Council on all financial matters. ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2020

Town Manager Seeks Members to Serve on Town Boards & 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 Agricultural Commission, CDBG Advisory Committee, Disability Access Advisory Committee, Historical Commission, Public ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Proposed Bylaw - Prohibiting the Use of Wild and Exotic Animals in Traveling Shows and Circuses

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The Town Council will hold a first discussion on a proposed bylaw: Prohibiting the Use of Wild and Exotic Animals in Traveling Shows and Circuses, at the Town Council meeting on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. A second reading and potential vote is ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw Article 14 - Temporary Zoning

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The Town Council will hold a first reading of amendments to Zoning Bylaw Article 14 - Temporary Zoning regarding Permitting for Certain Uses during the COVID-19 Emergency and its Aftermath on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will...

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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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In the News

Posted on: November 19, 2020

Town Awarded $1.5 Million MassWorks Grant

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Governor Baker announced today that the Town of Amherst had been awarded a $1.5 million grant under the MassWorks program. This competitive grant was awarded to the Town to enhance traffic and pedestrian safety at the main intersection in the burgeoning v...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Governor Announces Targeted Measures to Curb Rising COVID-19 Cases

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Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a series of targeted measures to disrupt the increasing trend of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Governor Charlie Baker announced these changes at a time where public health data has indicated that...

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Posted on: November 15, 2020

Town Manager Seeks Members to Serve on Town Boards & 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 Agricultural Commission, CDBG Advisory Committee, Disability Access Advisory Committee, Historical Commission, Public ...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Amherst Small Business COVID Recovery Grants Program

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The Town of Amherst has been awarded federal funds through the CARES Act to support local small businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Valley Community Development Corporation will act as Program Administrator for the application and selection p...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

2021 CDBG Project Proposals Are Available

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The Town of Amherst's CDBG project proposals are now available.  They can be viewed and downloaded from the CDBG Advisory Committee's webpage: https://www.amherstma.gov/1122/CDBG-Advisory-Committee

Proposals are due by December 18, 2020.

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Town Council Accepting Applications for Non-Voting Resident Members of the Finance Committee

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The Town Council may be filling a vacancy for non-voting resident members on the Finance Committee and is currently seeking applications.

The Finance Committee is a standing committee of the Town Council which advises the Council on all financial matters. ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Checks Issued by Amherst, Which Have Not Been Cashed and are Deemed Abandoned

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Each year the treasurer of the Town of Amherst publishes a listing of unclaimed checks that have been issued by the Town. Please refer to the "List of Names" document linked at the end of this announcement.

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List of Names amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Town Receives $130K MassDOT Grant Award for Town Center Shared Streets

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The Town of Amherst received a grant of $129,427 from Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) as part of the Shared Streets and Spaces Program to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, expand outdoor dining space and the outdoor dining peri...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Town of Amherst Leaf Collection Schedule - Fall 2020

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Town of Amherst Leaf Collection Schedule - Fall 2020

Curbside pick-up of bagged leaves, using the Town-approved, 30-gallon paper biodegradable bag, will begin Monday, November 2, 2020.  There is no curbside collection of loose leaves. Loose leaves...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Percent for Art Bylaw

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The Amherst Town Council has unanimously approved a new Percent for Art bylaw. The bylaw will provide funds for new public artworks in town. It mandates that half a percent of the budget of all eligible capital construction project over $1 million be used...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

University to Provide Asymptomatic COVID-19 Tests for Amherst First Responders & Inspectors

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Town of Amherst announced today that the University will provide asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for the Town’s first responders and inspectors as part of their joint efforts to deter spread of the novel coron...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Amherst Board of Health Emergency Order: Face Masks/Coverings in Part of the Town

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The Board of Health for the Town of Amherst has issued an emergency order making the wearing of face masks or face coverings in part of the Town, in order to protect public health and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. (Please see map of area below)&...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Amherst Masks4All Initiative

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We still need your help keeping our community safe.  Please Join the Masks4All Town-Wide Initiative: 

There is still a demand for masks.  Especially for our youth. If you are making masks please consider donating a mask to the Ma...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Detective Christina B. Knightly's Retirement

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Chief Scott P. Livingstone announced the retirement of Detective Christina B. Knightly effective September 12, 2020, after 31 years of exceptional service to the police department and the town of Amherst. 

Detective Knightly’s career at ...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Lieutenant David R. Knightly's Retirement.

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Chief Scott P. Livingstone announced the retirement of Lieutenant David R. Knightly, Jr. effective August 26, 2020, after 35 years of service to the police department and the town of Amherst. 

David R. Knightly, Jr., a native of Amherst, joined th...
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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Patrol Officer John M. Chudzik's Retirement

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July 27, 2020 

Chief Scott P. Livingstone announced the retirement of Patrol Officer John M. Chudzik effective July 25, 2020, after 35 years of service to the department and the town of Amherst. 

Chudzik’s career at the Amherst P...
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