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Posted on: January 22, 2020

CDBG Public Hearing for 2020 Recommended Activities

The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has designated the Town of Amherst a Mini-Entitlement Community for the purpose of receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Amherst is eligible to receive a maximum ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Economic Development Director to Take New Position

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Geoff Kravitz announced his resignation as Economic Development Director for the Town of Amherst effective January 31, 2020. He will be taking a new position as Town Administrator in the Town of Sunderland.

Town Manager Paul Bockelman stated, “Ge...

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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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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Amherst Names New Assessor

Amherst Names News Assessor, Amherst Town Hall Building

Town Manager Paul Bockelman announced the appointment of Elizabeth A. Duffy as the new Principal Assessor for the Town of Amherst. She replaces long-time Principal Assessor David Burgess, who retired on July 12, 2019. David has continued to consult with t...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

2020 Elections Schedule & Information

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The 2020 Elections schedule is now available online. Please be aware that the last day to register to vote or change an address/party enrollment for the Presidential Primary is Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by 8:00 PM

The Presidential Pr...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Amherst Awarded $140,438 from Massachusetts DEP

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The Town of Amherst received a $140,438 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as part of the Volkswagen emissions settlement funds. The DEP awarded $7.5 million in this latest round, funding 98 projects around the state...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Election Workers Needed!

Town of amherst Election workers needed

Work at the Polls on Election Day! The Town of Amherst is seeking applications to work at polling locations throughout the Town. Easily apply online at www.amherstma.gov/jobs Who can be an election worker?Just about everyone! We have senior citiz...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Amherst Receives $44,100 from ADA Improvement Grant Program

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The Town of Amherst received a Municipal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Improvement Grant from the Massachusetts Office on Disability. The Town will receive $44,100 to fund sidewalk and crosswalk work in downtown Amherst.

Town Manager Paul Bockelman...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Massachusetts School Building Authority Admits Town of Amherst Into Grant Program

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The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Board voted unanimously this morning to invite the Town of Amherst into the Eligibility Period of its Core to address building deficiencies in one of our district schools. Amherst was among 11 school dist...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

90 Day Appeal Period for Preliminary Flood Maps

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The Town of Amherst is in the process of updating its Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS). The Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps have been available for review since June 2019.  A 90-Day statutory appeal period be...

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