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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Flu Severity Rises to "Very High" in Massachusetts

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The flu season is not the only health topic on our minds but still, now in February, flu is one of the most important health issues in Massachusetts. The Town of Amherst wants to reinforce the message from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health tha...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Town of Amherst & UMass Amherst Agree on Education Funding

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Officials from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Town of Amherst have reached an agreement that addresses the cost educating K-12 students who live in tax-exempt housing in Amherst. The agreement is one aspect of a broad, multi-year Strategi...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

Amherst Receives $100,000 Grant for Climate Preparedness Planning

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The Town of Amherst has received a $100,000 Municipal Vulnerabilities Preparedness (MVP) Action Grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEA).  The grant funding is designated to hire technical assistanc...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

30 Day Review Period: Chapter 40B Comprehensive Permit

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The Department of Housing and Community Development notified the Town of Amherst on Friday, January 31st that Valley Community Development Corporation had applied under the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program for preliminary approval of the proposed Stu...

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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 14, 2020

2020 Elections Schedule & Early Voting Information

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The 2020 Elections schedule is now available online. There will be two early voting locations for voters registered in Amherst for the Presidential Primary, Town Hall and UMass Amherst Campus. 

The Presidential Primary is on Tuesday, March 3, 2020...

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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 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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