In the News

Posted on: May 26, 2021

Town Council Accepting Applications for Zoning Board of Appeals

The Town Council will be filling one impending vacancy for a three-year term, one vacancy to complete an unexpired term with one year remaining, and four impending vacancies for associate members each for a one-year term on the Zoning Board of Appeals and...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Town Manager Presents FY 22 Budget to Town Council

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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: 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: May 20, 2021

Juneteenth Amherst 2021 Community Celebration

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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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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Town Hall & Other Buildings Reopened to Public

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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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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Town Council LGBTQ Pride Month Proclamation

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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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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: June 4, 2021

CDBG Public Hearing: 2021 Priorities

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

https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/88970085928

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

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PINE ST, BRIDGE ST, HENRY ST, & NORTH EAST ST

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

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

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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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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: June 1, 2021

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

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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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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Town Council Race Amity Day Proclamation

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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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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Town Council Accepting Applications for Districting Advisory Board

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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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amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Town Manager Presents FY 22 Budget to Town Council

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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

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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

STREET SWEEPING SCHEDULE 2021

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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 ...

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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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amherstpd.org - Police News & Announcements
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Detective Nicholas J. Chandler promoted to rank of Sergeant.

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PRESS RELEASE

March 11, 2021

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce the promotion of Amherst Police Department Detective Nicholas J. Chandler to the rank of sergeant effective March 8, 2021. Sergeant Chandler was promoted after an extensive selec...

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amherstpd.org - Police News & Announcements
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Sgt. Richard MacLean Promoted to Lieutenant

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Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that Sergeant Richard P. MacLean of the Amherst Police Department was promoted to the rank of lieutenant effective November 2, 2020. Lieutenant MacLean was promoted after an extensive selection process whi...

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In the News

Posted on: June 9, 2021

Stay Cool In Amherst This Summer!

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Whether you're into swimming laps, playing Marco Polo, or just floating along you will find your chill in Amherst this summer! 

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Your Summer Program Guide is Here!

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Check out what Amherst Recreation is cooking up for this summer! From Camps to Art and Qi Gong to Golf, we have something for everyone. Check out our Summer Program Guide and register TODAY! 

Registration LINK

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Outdoor Qi Gong Series

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Natalie is a certified Qi Gong Instructor and a Nurse Midwife with over 30 years of experience. Qi Gong is a holistic system of cultivating and balancing the body’s internal energy, called Qi. This mind-body awareness exercise is composed of gen...

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