In the News

Posted on: June 24, 2022

Public Forum: Appropriation Outside the Budget - CPA Borrowing Authorization for AHRS Track & Field


In accordance with Charter section 5.6*, on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.  the Town Council will hold a virtual public forum regarding an appropriation outside the annual budget: Community Preservation Act Borrowing Authorization for AHRS Tr...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
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

Posted on: July 6, 2022

Groff Park Parking Lot Closed


The Parking lot at Groff Park will be closed Thursday, July 7th from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm for a drainage repair. The Park will remain open, but all vehicles need to park on Mill Lane and people need to walk in from there. - News & Announcements
Posted on: July 1, 2022

FY23 Vehicle Stickers


FY23 Transfer Station Stickers

Due to the July 4th holiday, new stickers will not be available online until Wed. July 6th.  They are  available for purchase at the Transfer Station.   Sticker prices are: Residential - $125&nbs...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Valley Green Energy Will Soon Be On Its Way

Image of a solar panel, text: News release on valley green energy

The Town of Amherst has signed a contract with MassPowerChoice to procure its services in developing and implementing an inter-municipal community choice aggregation (CCA) plan. Amherst signed as “lead community” on behalf of three mun...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Town Awarded Federal Funds for Common Revitalization Project

Architect rendering of North Common improvements with Amherst Town Hall building in background

The Town of Amherst has been selected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the National Park Service to receive up to $827,065.50 in federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant assistance for the revitalization of the North Common in Amherst...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Affordable Housing Lottery: One University Drive South

Rendering of buidling at UDrive South in Amherst

SEB Housing is currently working with One University Drive South, DHCD, and the Town of Amherst to provide affordable housing rental units. There will be a lottery coming up for this affordable housing opportunity. Please apply by August 12, 2022.&nbs...

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Additional Info & Access Application - News & Announcements
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Road Closure Notice - Woodside Avenue



Woodside Ave

Closed to Through-Traffic


Tuesday, June 21st, 2021

7am -3pm

Department of Public Works Crews will be replacing the drain lines on Woodside Ave starting on Tuesday June 21st at 7 am.

Woodside Ave will be closed to through traff...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Town of Amherst Receives Nearly $300,000 for Regional Municipal Fiber Expansion Project

Fiber optic cable and an ethernet port connection

The Baker-Polito Administration recently announced $13 million in grants through the Community Compact Cabinet Municipal Fiber grant program. These grants will benefit 86 municipalities and school districts across the Commonwealth, who will use the funds ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Town and Partner Organization Receive $25,000 for Study on Energy Efficiency in Rentals

Affordable Amherst housing news

The Baker-Polito Administration recently announced $2.2 Million in grant funding to 32 Massachusetts organizations, nonprofits, and local governments to develop and implement community-based initiatives to increase access to the benefits of clean energy o...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Town Manager Seeks Members to Serve on Town Boards & Committees


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 Town government and each has multiple residents who are members. Terms of service are typically three y...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Town Manager Seeks a Member to Serve on Amherst Housing Authority


The Town is seeking one member to fill a vacancy on the Amherst Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.

The vacancy exists because the seat, reserved for an appointment by the Governor, has not been filled and the law permits the Town to fill the seat in...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Amherst Names First Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Photo of Pamela Nolan Youg Amherst DEI Director

Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman appointed Pamela Nolan Young as the Town’s first Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), subject to review by the Town Council. Mr. Bockelman has referred this appointment to the Town Council for approval in...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Important Notice to Registered Voters in the Town of Amherst

Map of Updated Amherst Voting Precincts from 2022


Pursuant to MGL Ch. 54 §6, the Town of Amherst has changed its voting precincts as a result of population changes from the 2020 Federal Census. For all ...

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View updated maps, voting locations & precincts - News & Announcements

In the News

Posted on: April 11, 2021

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.


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 18, 2022

Summer Sports with Amherst Rec

Summer sports

This Summer sign up for something special! From beginners to experienced athletes, from baseball to field hockey, we've got sports for your family. 

Additional Info... Recreation News & Announcements