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Posted on: March 28, 2023



Town Manager Paul Bockelman seeks volunteers to serve on Town Boards and Committees. 

The Town has over 30 boards and committees that support the work of the Town government and each has multiple residents who are members. Terms of service are typ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2023

Big Night in Amherst, Potential for Henry St. Road Closures

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The weather conditions are close to being possible for Big Night in Amherst.  Big Night is the first night of rain and temperatures over 40 degrees when salamander and amphibian migration usually takes place from uplands to vernal pools. &nbs...

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Posted on: March 9, 2023

Amherst Launches Town-Wide Solar Assessment Project

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The Town of Amherst is launching a town-wide solar assessment. The Town has contracted GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA) to provide technical support throughout this process, that will include a survey, virtual and multiple in-person options for the commun...

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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Time to Renew Your Dog Licenses in Amherst

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Dog licenses expire on March 31st of each year. You may obtain your dog license either in-person, by mail, or online. Fees are: $5.00 for spay/neuter, and $15.00 for NON-spay/neuter. Licenses must be renewed before June 1st or a late fee of $30.00 will be...

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Posted on: March 22, 2023

Street Sweeping Schedule Announced

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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 ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2023

Amherst's Long Serving Police Chief Announces Retirement

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Amherst Police Chief Scott Livingstone announced his retirement after 46 years of service to the Town of Amherst. His last day of employment will be May 27th.  

Scott began a long and distinguished career in 1977 when he was hired as a Community S...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Sidewalk Snow Removal

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Snow and/or ice removal from sidewalks is the responsibility of the property owner.  Depending on storm conditions, The Town may send a sidewalk plow around on major sidewalks to assist residents with this task.  Once the Town machine ha...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Sign up for Amherst Emergency and Parking Ban Alerts

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The Town of Amherst has a variety of ways that you can stay connected with us, from emergency notifications to meeting and news announcements, and more. Receive timely emergency and parking ban notifications to your email or phone by subscribing to these ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

Being an Ally, not a Savior


Join Jana as she facilitates answers to:What is the role of the white ally to Black and BIPOC communities?How can you shed the cape of savior to become the warrior ally?

Jana McClure is a Truth School trainer and a resident of Amherst. She has participated...

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Posted on: February 20, 2023

Online Kindergarten Registration

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Including Spanish Dual Language Program

The Dual Language Program (Caminantes) lottery will be drawn on April 27, 2022

To pre-register your child for Kindergarten Fall 2022, child...

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Posted on: February 9, 2023

Amherst Historic Preservation Plan Community Survey

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The Town of Amherst has a variety of historic and cultural resources for residents and guests to enjoy. By responding to this 18-question survey, you will help the Town gain insight about what you value most of Amherst's history and cultural heri...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Resident Aid Assistance Program

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Family Outreach of Amherst, in Collaboration with the Town of Amherst, has been allocated $150,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), to help Amherst residents with overdue rent, mortgage, or utility bills.  These funds will have a direct ...

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