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Posted on: September 21, 2021

2021 Puerto Rican Heritage Proclamation & Celebration

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WHEREAS, Christopher Columbus arrived in Puerto Rico on November 19, 1493, where he encountered the Taíno Indians, the indigenous people of the land; and

WHEREAS, Puerto Rico was colonized by Juan Ponce De Leon and his crew from Spain in 1508; a...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

AMHERST’S DISTRICTING ADVISORY BOARD SEEKS PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON UPDATED PRECINCT MAPS

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Amherst’s Districting Advisory Board (DAB) has been meeting weekly since August to develop recommendations for redrawing the current voting precincts and district boundary lines based on the 2020 US Census data. The DAB is seeking public feedbac...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Election 2021 FAQ's

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The Office of the Town Clerk has developed Election 2021 FAQ's, please take a moment to review this important information. 

Election 2021 FAQ's

How can I vote in the November 2, 2021 Town Election? 

  • In person on election d...
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Posted on: September 17, 2021

India & Pakistan 75th Independence Day Proclamation and Celebration

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Indian and Pakistan 75th Independence Day Proclamation and Celebration on Friday, September 24th (see details below) 

Councilor Sponsor: Councilor Shalini Bahl-Milne Community Sponsors: Alina Durrani, Dr. Ambreen Bawa, and Dr. Sanjay Nawalkha

WHERE...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Checks Issued by Amherst, Which Have Not Been Cashed and are Deemed Abandoned

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Each year the treasurer of the Town of Amherst publishes a listing of unclaimed checks that have been issued by the Town. Please refer to the "List of Names" document linked at the end of this announcement.

MASS GENERAL LAW CHAPTER 200A SECION 5:...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

New Amherst Recreation Director Named

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Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman announced the appointment of Rey Harp as the new Recreation Director for the Town of Amherst. The appointment is subject to review by the Town Council. 

Rey Harp will assume the role of Recreation Director, succ...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Mass Cultural Council Redesignates the Amherst Center Cultural District

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The Amherst Center Cultural District (ACCD) has been renewed for 5 more years by the governing Board of the Mass Cultural Council. The Council voted unanimously last week to redesignate Amherst and eight other cultural districts, extending their participa...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Town May Potentially Request Voluntary Reductions in Water Use

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Ongoing equipment maintenance will place constraints on the Town’s ability to provide treatment to some of its water sources. As a result the Town may need to ask water users to curtail use during certain high-use days or during emergencies.&...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Now Accepting Community Preservation Act Project Proposals

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The Town of Amherst invites you to submit projects appropriate to the provisions of the Act that you would like Community Preservation Act Committee (CPAC) to consider beginning on September 1, 2021.  Proposals are due by October 1, 2021. &nb...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Masks Required in Indoor Spaces Open to the Public Beginning August 18, 2021

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At its meeting on Thursday night, the Board of Health adopted an order requiring the wearing of masks or face coverings in all public indoor spaces and private indoor spaces that are open to the public in the Town of Amherst. The order goes into effect on...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Town Center Parking Permits Now Available

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The Town of Amherst offers Parking Permits to those who live or work in downtown Amherst. Parking Permits can be purchased through our online system for a fee of $25. Streets that are marked with signs, mostly blue and white, indicate the permit parking a...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Amherst Arts & Cultural Community Public Meetings

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In September, Amherst artists and arts and cultural organizations will have two opportunities to learn about updated grant funding opportunities. The Amherst Cultural Council (ACC) will present its updated grant application guidelines at a public meeting ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Amherst Town Council Places Library Referendum on November Ballot

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At its meeting on Monday, August 2, 2021, the Amherst Town Council voted 9 in favor, 3 against, with one absent, to place the following referendum question on the November 2, 2021 Ballot.

QUESTION: Shall the following measure authorizing a borrowing for th...

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