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Posted on: March 27, 2020

A Letter from Council President & Town Manager

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Guest columnists Amherst Town Council President J. Lynn Griesemer and Town Manager Paul Bockelman penned a letter on why local government matters now, more than ever. 

The world has changed. Everything we say and do is occurring in a context that ...

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Amherst Bulletin - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Positive Case of COVID-19 in Amherst

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There has been a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in the Town of Amherst. The Amherst Public Health Department was alerted on Thursday, March 26th that a member of our community had tested positive for COVID-19 through the Massachusetts Virtual Epidemi...

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Amherst Public Health COVID-19 Page - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 29, 2020

COVID-19: Town of Amherst Updates

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The Town of Amherst is responding to the rising risk of COVID-19, also called novel coronavirus, in Massachusetts. As of March 29, 2020 the Hampshire County confirmed case count is 37. Click here to go directly to the Health Department’s COVID-1...

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Town of Amherst COVID-19 Webpage - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Amherst Senior Center Needs Your Help!

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Amherst Senior Center Director Mary Beth Ogulewicz is appealing to the community for assistance on several services for our local seniors. There is an urgent need for meal delivery drivers, newsletter helpers, general support requests and friendly phone c...

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Senior Center Website - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Governor Issues Stay at Home Advisory in Massachusetts

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On Monday, March 23rd  Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and faciliti...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

UPDATE on Public Works Services March 20, 2020


March 20, 2020 update on Amherst Public Works Services

Changes and Reduction in Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

Amherst Public Work’s top priority is the continuation and reliable delivery of drinking water and wastewater services, as operations...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Bill Pay Options

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With the Town Hall closed to the public, the Collector and Treasurer would like to remind the community of the different ways in which payments for bills can be submitted. 

Online at

Mail to:  Town of Amherst


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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Wipes Clog Pipes!

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COVID-19 and Wipes – Wipes Clog Pipes!

If you are using any type of wipe (whether or not is says “flushable”), please do not flush them down the toilet; please dispose of them in your trash can.

These items can clog your househ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Town Declares State of Emergency

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Following national and state declarations of emergency, Paul Bockelman, the Town Manager of Amherst, has issued a local emergency declaration (click here for PDF of declaration) to take actions to reduce the impact and spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

All Amherst Municipal Buildings Closed to Public Starting Monday, March 16th

Amherst Town Hall Building

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 all Town of Amherst municipal buildings, including the Town Hall, Senior Center, Jones library and branches will be closed to the public, with a tentative reopening date of April 3, 2020. This does not include the Amherst ...

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Town of Amherst COVID-19 Webpage - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 2, 2020

2020 U.S. Census Coming Soon: Everyone Counts!

Census Day is April 1, Get Counted!

Census Day, April 1st, is fast approaching. The US Census Bureau will begin mailing invitations to households in March so please look out in your mailbox for this. The self-response period will start on March 12, online, by phone or by mail in form. All h...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

2020 Street Sweeping Schedule

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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: March 13, 2020

Transfer Station and COVID-19 Restrictions UPDATE March 20, 2020


Transfer Station and COVID-19

 The Town will continue to keep the Transfer Station open to the public.

 The Transfer Station will only accept trash in pre-paid blue bags, paper recycling, food waste compost, cardboard, and container recycl...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Amherst School Committee Vacancy


The Town Council and School Committee will hold joint meetings to fill a School Committee vacancy on April 14 at 6:00 pm and April 16 at 6:00 pm in the Town Room, Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Avenue.

Interviews will be conducted on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 6:00 p...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Proposed Bylaw Amendment


The Town Council will hold a first discussion on a proposed amendment to the Open Containers Bylaw at the regular Town Council meeting scheduled for Monday February 24, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., a second reading and potential vote is scheduled for the regular To...

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