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Posted on: May 19, 2019

Get Your Dog License Today, Avoid Late Fees

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Licensing your dog is an important public safety requirement. All owners or keepers of a dog 6 months or older are required by state law to license it annually. In the Town of Amherst this license should be obtained by the first day of April. A license wi...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Retail Establishment Submittals Due May 31st

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Amherst will be accepting submittals for recreational marijuana retail establishments from May 1 - May 31, 2019. Please read the updated Guidance for Recreational Marijuana Retail Establishments in Amherst (April 23, 2019) for details on the submittal pro...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Amherst Police Department Accepting Applications for Patrol Officer

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The Amherst, Massachusetts Police Department is accepting applications to fill the position of Police Officer. Successful applicants must be 21 years of age on or before the application closing date of July 1, 2019 and must have successfully completed eit...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Amherst & UMass Police Youth Adventure Academy 2019

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The Amherst and University of Massachusetts Police Departments are pleased to announce the Amherst and UMASS Police Youth Adventure Academy is being held Monday, July 22, 2019 to Friday, July 26, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Students entering 6th, 7th...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Mural Returning to Amherst

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Originally completed in 2005, the mural created by David Fichter depicted moments of historic significance in the Town of Amherst.  The mural included portraits of Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Mabel Loomis Todd, Noah Webster, and many others. &...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

North Amherst Intersection Project


The North Amherst Intersection project has been posted to the Town of Amherst's website.

For several years, the Town has contemplated making changes to this intersection. The intersection is actually the intersection of five roads, Montague Road (State mai...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Amherst Recognized Nationally for Complete Streets Policy

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The National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, today released the Best Complete Streets Policies of 2018 which recognized the hard work by the Town of Amherst to draft and institute a new Complete Streets policy, naming it one...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Amherst Community Cleanup: Thank you!

Jen and South Amherst Team for News

We want to thank all of our amazing volunteers, staff and councilors for their time and effort for our community cleanup event on Saturday, May 4th. We had well over 50 volunteers show up and clean up areas all across the our town. Department of Public Wo...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

The Town of Amherst's Fire Department Seeks Part-Time Call Firefighters

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The Town of Amherst seeks part-time Call Firefighters to perform firefighting activities, emergency medical aid, and hazardous material duties.  Call Firefighters have no scheduled shifts, but are on-call for emergency responses.  Requir...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Moving? Donate Unwanted Items from May to August

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Moving? Donate certain types of unwanted items from May to August to support CHD Big Brothers Big sisters of Hampshire County! Look for the purple donations bags and boxes at various apartment building locations. Please see your property manager for speci...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Electrify Amherst! Call to Visual Artists

Public Art Utility Box Artist Kim Carlino for News

Electrify Amherst! The Electrical Box Makeover Project 2019 continues to increase the presence of public art in Amherst and the Amherst Center Cultural District by inviting artists to create unique and imaginative paintings on three designated utility boxe...

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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: February 20, 2019

Applications Still Being Accepted for Town Committees!

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The Town Council and Town Manager are still accepting applications to the:

The Town Council and Town Manager are especially seek...

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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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