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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Community Preservation Act Committee: Public Forum


The Community Preservation Act Committee (CPAC) will hold a Public Informational Hearing in the Police Community Room, at the Amherst Police Dept, 111 Main St, Amherst, MA @ 6:30 PM on Thursday, March 28, 2019. 

This is part of the annual review p...

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CPAC Webpage - News & Announcements
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Open Air Burning Permits now available

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Open air burning is allowed by state regulations from January 15th thru May 1st each year.   You must first obtain a permit from the fire department.  To pay the $25 annual fee and obtain a permit you may apply online or come to the Fire...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Dog License Renewal Time

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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: March 13, 2019

She Leads Amherst

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For International Women's Day we attempted to highlight some of our amazing female staff. We hope to be able to capture everyone next year. Pictures can be viewed below, on our Facebook album by clicking here or by searching #SheLeadsAmherst on Twitter.


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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Board of License Commissioners Appointed


The Town’s new Board of License Commissioners is now up and running. The five members of the Board of License Commissioners were appointed by Town Manager, Paul Bockelman, and confirmed unanimously by the Town Council. The Board is a newly forme...

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Board of License Commissioners Webpage - News & Announcements
Posted on: February 25, 2019

Amherst & Pelham Kindergarten Registration

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Amherst & Pelham parents/guardians may register their children at their choice of day sessions or an evening session, at the District Office at the Amherst Regional Middle School, located at 170 Chestnut Street in Amherst. Please register and make a s...

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ARPS Registration Webpage - News & Announcements
Posted on: February 25, 2019

Town Census/Annual Street Listing Forms Due

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The Town of Amherst’s 2019 Census/Annual Street Listing form is also available online.  Compliance with this State requirement provides proof of residence, protection of voting rights, veteran’s bonus, housing for the elderly ...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Residents' Advisory Committee Appointed


Town Manager Paul Bockelman is pleased to announce the appointment of three members to the new Residents’ Advisory Committee. The Amherst Home Rule Charter requires the Town Manager to establish a Residents’ Advisory Committee. The thr...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Town Council Seeks Members to Serve on Town Committees

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The Town Council is seeking volunteers to serve on several Town committees that may have vacancies now or beginning in July, including:

  • Finance Committee (Section 5.5(b)), 
  • Planning Board (Section 2.9(c)), 
  • Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) (Se...
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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Eversource Maintenance Notifications

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Eversource will be conducting routine, cyclical Vegetation Management work this year, on the transmission corridor that runs through Town. This work will include side trimming, brush control, and removal of non-compatible trees within the existing edges o...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Facilities Closed For The Season



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