In the News

Posted on: June 8, 2023

Proposed Rescission and Replacement of Bylaw 3.40 Snow and Ice

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The Town Council will hold a first reading of a proposed rescission and replacement of bylaw 3.40 Snow and Ice at the regular Town Council meeting on Monday, June 12, 2023. A second reading and potential vote is scheduled for the Town Council meeting to b...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: June 1, 2023

Public Forum on an Appropriation Outside the Annual Budget

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In accordance with Charter section 5.6, on Monday, June 12, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.  the Town Council will hold a Public Forum regarding an appropriation outside the annual budget - Council Order FY24-07B An Order Appropriating the FY2024 Community Pre...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Town Council Accepting Applications for Zoning Board of Appeals

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The Town Council is currently accepting applications from Amherst residents interested in serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals.  There are impending vacancies for two (2) Full Members (three-year terms), and four (4) Associate Members (annual o...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Town Council Accepting Applications for Planning Board

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The Town Council will be filling three (3) impending vacancies for three-year terms on the Planning Board and is seeking residents interested in serving on the Board.

The Town Council is currently accepting applications from Amherst residents inte...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: May 9, 2023

Town Council Accepting Applications for Non-Voting Members of the Finance Committee

The Town Council has upcoming vacancies for non-voting members of the Finance Committee and is currently seeking applications. 

The Finance Committee is a standing committee of the Town Council which advises the Council on all financial matters. &...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: May 1, 2023

Town Manager Presents FY 2024 Budget to Town Council

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Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman presents his proposed FY24 Municipal Budget to the Amherst Town Council on Monday, May 1st.

This budget includes all aspects of Town operations including Municipal, Schools, Library, and Capital for the fiscal year July ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2019

View Currently Posted Positions

All currently posted positions for employment with the Town are on the Town’s Online Career Portal.

Click here to visit the Town of Amherst Career Portal 

You may subscribe to alerts for future job postings by clicking the Notify Me butto...

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In the News

In the News

Posted on: June 6, 2023

West St at Pomeroy Ln Temporary Traffic Signals Activated Tuesday, June 6th

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WEST ST (RTE 116) at POMEROY LN

ROUNDABOUT CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

Temporary Traffic Signals Activated TODAY

Tuesday, June 6th, 2023

 

Caracas Construction has installed temporary traffic signals at the intersection of West St (Rte116) and Pomeroy Ln. &am...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Cuppa' Joe w/ Paul & Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Join Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman and the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Director Pamela Nolan Young and Assistant Director Jennifer Moyston for an informal conversation around the initiatives of the Office of DEI and other topics. Bring ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Amherst, Northampton, Pelham Pleased to Announce New Valley Green Energy Program

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New Valley Green Energy electricity program will bring cleaner electricity, stable electricity prices, and new electricity choices

The Town of Amherst, City of Northampton, and Town of Pelham are pleased to announce the Valley Green Energy electricity prog...

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

North Pleasant St Sidewalk Replacement Starting Monday, June 5th

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North Pleasant St

Sidewalk Replacement Starting

Monday, June 5th, 2023

7am to 5pm

Taylor Davis Construction will begin the removal and replacement of the sidewalk on the west side of North Pleasant St, near the intersection of Pine and Meadow St, on Monday, J...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

Town Council Proclaims June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month

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Join Amherst Town Councilors at the steps of Amherst Town Hall as they read their Proclamation Recognizing June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer + (LGBTQ+) Pride Month. This proclamation will then be recognized by the raising of the Progress Pride ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2023

3rd Annual Juneteenth Jubilee on the Common!

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Save the Date! Monday, June 19, 2023 at 12:00 PM The Town of Amherst celebrates its 3rd Annual Juneteenth Jubilee on the Common:  Our Voices. Our History. Our Vision. Our Stories. 

More details coming soon!

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Questions? C...

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

Amherst Senior Center Hosts 2nd Annual Community Safety Day

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The Amherst Senior Center is sponsoring the second annual Community Safety Day as a way to promote public safety and connect individuals with their local first responders. This is especially important for older adults because they represent about a third ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Town Manager Appoints Captain Ting as Temporary Police Chief

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Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman has appointed Captain Gabriel Ting as the Temporary Police Chief effective May 27, 2023. Captain Ting will serve in this capacity until a new Police Chief begins their duties. 

Captain Ting has been a member of ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

Pomeroy Lane and W Pomeroy Lane Paving UPDATE 6/2/2023

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Pomeroy Ln and West Pomeroy Ln

Structure Adjustments

Monday & Tuesday, June 5th & 6th, 2023

7am -4pm

Warner Brothers LLC and SUR Construction will begin raising manholes and catch basins on Pomeroy Lane and West Pomeroy Ln on Monday and Tuesday, June ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2023

Town Manager Presents FY24 Budget, Public Opportunities to Engage

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Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman presented his FY 2024 budget to the Town Council during their meeting on Monday, May 1st. . To view the recording of this meeting, please click here.  The budget includes all aspects of Town operations includin...

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Posted on: May 18, 2023

Open Call for Artists: Portal Gallery on Boltwood Plaza

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The Amherst Public Art Commission announces a call for artists to submit proposals for a commission to create artwork for a very unique installation at the Amherst Center’s Boltwood Garage. 

SITE: The street level entrance to Amherst&...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

Town Wide Roadside Mowing Start Delayed

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Roadside mowing in the Town of Amherst will be delayed this year.

The Department of Public Works roadside mower was involved in an accident recently, and is out of service. Unfortunately, the DPW employee that operated the mower was injured during the acci...

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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Reminder! Time to Renew Your Dog Licenses in Amherst

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Don’t forget to license your dog for the 2023 yea!. Dog licenses expire on March 31st of each year.  State law requires all dogs age six months or older to be licensed and wearing a tag (MGL c. 140, s. 137).  License fees are a...

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Posted on: February 9, 2023

Amherst Historic Preservation Plan Community Survey - Extended

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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: 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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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 26, 2023

2023 Scheduled Water Main Flushing

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PRESS RELEASE

SCHEDULED WATER MAIN FLUSHING

     The Water Division of the Public Works Department will begin its annual systematic water main flushing programs to clean the distribution system on Monday, May 15, 2023 (weather per...

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Posted on: March 31, 2023

TOWN COUNCIL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE ON PLANNING BOARD AND ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

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The Amherst Town Council seeks volunteers to serve on Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals.

The Town has over 30 boards and committees that support the work of the Town government and each has multiple residents who are members. Of those, the Town Co...

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Posted on: May 1, 2023

Fort River Farm Community Garden Registration is Open!

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The Fort River Community Garden in Amherst is currently accepting applications for garden plots this season. This garden has raised beds for beginning gardeners and 10x10 ft in-ground plots for others who want to work in the land. It offers all sorts of h...

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In the News

Posted on: April 11, 2021

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

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Today marks the beginning of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week which will be celebrated from April 11-17th. This special week honors telecommunications (911 dispatchers) across the country who are key members of all public safety teams.

We are ...

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In the News

Posted on: May 2, 2023

Town of Amherst Independence Day Celebration

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Join us for the Town of Amherst's Annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display at UMass Amherst McGuirk Stadium on Saturday, July 1st. Festivities will start at 5:00 PM with a fireworks display starting at dark. &am...

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Additional Info... Recreation News & Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2023

Summer Sports Clinics

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From Ace Tennis to Volleyball... We have sports for all levels and interests. Browse and Enroll your athletes today!

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  • Ace Tennis
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field Hockey
  • Flag Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

For more information contact: alle...

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Register Recreation News & Announcements
Posted on: February 1, 2023

Summer Day Camp Registration

CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Join us this summer for fun, friends and creativity at Fun in the Sun Summer Day Camp! 

Ages 5 & 6 year-olds - Early Adventures | Ages 7-11 year-olds - Epic Explorers

A fun theme every week! We have seven 1-Week Sessions starting June 26 - Augu...

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