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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Winter Storm Safety Tips


With an anticipated winter weather event beginning on Saturday evening, the Town of Amherst's Emergency Management Team is taking this chance to share some winter storm safety tips and reminders. Please stay safe, follow these tips and call public safety ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Police Accreditation Assessment


Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that the Amherst Police Department will undergo a peer review by a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission, Inc. to determine if the Department will maintain its accreditat...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

CDBG Public Hearing on 2019 Funding Recommendations

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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. Am...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Bicycle and Pedestrian Network Plan Available for Public Comment


The TAC has worked with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) to develop the Amherst Bicycle and Pedestrian Network Plan. This is intended to guide the town as it implements a complete streets network, specifically to improve the transportation ne...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Mini Golf Classic at the Jones Library

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Friend of the Jones Libraries present Mini Golf Classic on Saturday, February 2nd from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. All are welcome to come play mini golf IN THE JONES LIBRARY! $5 per person and event is sponsored by the UMass Five College Credit Union. 

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Town Manager Appoints Board of License Commissioners

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Section 6.3 of the Amherst Home Rule Charter (“Charter”) called for the creation of a Board of License Commissioners. Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman designated the five people listed below, as his appointments to the Board of Lice...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

New Human Resources Director Named


      Town Manager Paul Bockelman is delighted to announce the appointment of a key member to his senior management team. Evelyn Rivera-Riffenburg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP will assume the role of Human Resources Director and will succeed...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

How Can You Dispose of Old Electronics Responsibly?

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Did you get a new phone recently? How about a laptop, printer, TV, electronic game, toy or small kitchen appliance? We are constantly upgrading and buying new electronics, but what do we do with the old ones we no longer want, or are no longer working? We...

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Posted on: December 27, 2018

Exhibit Opportunity at Amherst Town Hall


The Amherst Public Art Commission invites area artists or groups of artists to submit work for consideration for exhibition in the Amherst Town Hall Gallery in 2019-2020 (July 2019-June 2020.) Both established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply....

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Members Sought to Serve on New Board & Committees

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The new Town Charter has created a Board of License Commissioners, a Finance Committee of the Town Council, which the Council has decided to expand the membership to the public and the Town Manager is creating a Residents' Advisory Committee...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Valley Bike Share Program Wraps Up First Season

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By JACQUELYN VOGHELStaff Writer for the Daily Hampshire Gazette (published 12/10/18)

project manager and Northampton Director of Planning and Sustainability WayneFeiden said that miles traveled this season exceeded expectations, although

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Facilities Closed For The Season



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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Pellet Bag Recycling


Pellet Bag Recycling 

On Saturday January 5, 12, 19, and 26 of 2019 the Amherst Department of Public Works is holding free, pellet bag drop-off events. Between the hours of 8am and 2pm, residents of Amherst, Pelham and Shutesbury will be allowed t...

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