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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Town Council Juneteenth Proclamation


Juneteenth Proclamation

Council Sponsor: Mandi Jo Hanneke and Pat DeAngelis Community Sponsor: Town Manager’s Office

WHEREAS, New Year’s Day, January 1, 1863, using his war powers as President, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Pro...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Juneteenth Amherst 2021 Community Celebration

Juneteenth Amherst Community celebration

On Saturday, June 19th 2021, for the first time, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts will celebrate Juneteenth as an official state holiday. The Town of Amherst, in partnership with The Civil War Tablet Committee and The Mill District, will celebrate Junete...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Town Hall & Other Buildings Reopened to Public

Town Hall Square News

The Town of Amherst is pleased to announce the reopening of your Town Hall and other municipal buildings to the public on Tuesday, June 1st in alignment with guidance from the State of Massachusetts. Amherst Town Hall will be open to the public Monday thr...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Town Council LGBTQ Pride Month Proclamation

Pride Flag flying in front of blue skies

Amherst Town Council proclaims June 2021 as LGBTQ Pride Month, encourages all residents to celebrate our proud and diverse LGBTQ community, and recognize this proclamation by raising the Pride flag on the UN flagpole from June 1st to June 30th.

Lesbian Gay...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

CDBG Public Hearing: 2021 Priorities


Notice of Public Hearing. CDBG Advisory Committee. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 7 PM

PUBLIC HEARING: The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has designated the ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Paving Construction Update for Pine St, Bridge St, and Henry St




Week of June 14th 2021

7am -5pm



Warner Brothers will continue reclaiming and regrading Bridge St between Market Hill Rd and the bridge on Monday June 14th, 2021. They wi...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Fire Department Issues Grilling Safety Tips


With outdoor grilling season picking up and several recent incidents, the Amherst Fire Department reminds residents to follow grilling safety tips to keep your homes and families safe. 

Grilling Safety Tips

  • Always grill outdoors.
  • Grills must be 10-f...
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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Public Art Commission Announces Inaugural Exhibition at Portal Gallery on Boltwood Plaza

Artist Benjamin Cowden for Boltwood Plaza Exhibit

The Amherst Public Art Commission is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot program to exhibit art on Boltwood Plaza. The Commission has selected Amherst resident Benjamin Cowden as the first artist to display work in the space that previously housed t...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Town Council Race Amity Day Proclamation


The Amherst Town Council recently voted to approve the Annual Race Amity Day Proclamation. 

Council sponsor: Councilor Alisa Brewer with Community sponsor: Ash Hartwell, Amherst Citizens for Racial Amity Now (CRAN)

WHEREAS, the greatest asset of th...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Town Council Accepting Applications for Districting Advisory Board


In accordance with Section 7.4 of the Amherst Home Rule Charter Town Council is now accepting applications for residents who wish to serve on the Districting Advisory Board.  

The Districting Advisory Board (DAB) is a multiple-member body appointe...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Town Manager Presents FY 22 Budget to Town Council


Amherst Town Manager, Paul Bockelman presents his proposed FY21 Municipal Budget to the Amherst Town Council on Monday, May 3rd.

This FY22 Proposed Budget covers the fiscal year from July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 (FY22). 

Important Documents:

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

State Reopening Updates

Seal of the Governor of Massachusetts

The Baker-Polito Administration has announced that Massachusetts will reopen some outdoor Phase 4, Step 2 industries effective May 10th and put plans in place for further reopening on May 29th and August 1st. The Administration will also relax the Face Co...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021


Sweeper - Copy


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 ...

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