In the News

Posted on: May 6, 2021

Town Council Public Hearing - Proposed Parking Regulation Changes adjacent to the North Town Common

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In accordance with General Bylaws Sec. 3.14, and the Town Council Policy Regarding the Control and Regulation of the Public Ways, the Town Council will hold a VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING on Monday, May 24, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. 

To parti...

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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Town Council Accepting Applications for Districting Advisory Board

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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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: April 26, 2021

Board of Health Public Hearing

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The Amherst Board of Health will hold a public hearing on Thursday May 13, 2021 at 5:00 pm to review and hear comments relative to a proposed Board of Health Regulation entitled “Prohibiting Smoking in Workplace and Public Places”. Ple...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

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

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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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Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Council Issues Citation Recognizing UMass Hockey - 2021 NCAA Champions

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WHEREAS, sports bring communities together and help us develop and strengthen social bonds; and

WHEREAS, the team members, coaches, and support staff of UMass Hockey have shown dedication and devotion to their sport and their team throughout their incredib...

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Council Citation (PDF) Amherst Bulletin Board
Posted on: April 12, 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: April 7, 2021

Proposed Bylaw - Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination (IDDE) Bylaw

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The Town Council will hold a first reading of a proposed bylaw, Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination Bylaw, at the regular Town Council meeting on Monday April 12, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., a second reading and potential vote is scheduled for the Town C...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Proposed Bylaw - Stormwater Management Bylaw

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The Town Council will hold a first reading of a proposed bylaw, Stormwater Management Bylaw, at the regular Town Council meeting on Monday April 12, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., a second reading and potential vote is scheduled for the Town Council meeting on Monday...

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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 7, 2021

Commencement Season Reminders

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Dear Community Partners,

As we embrace better weather and lifetime milestone celebrations, we are taking the chance to share the following guidelines from the Commonwealth with area students, families, and employees:

Governor Baker’s Limits on Gatherings up...

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Additional Info... amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Cuppa' Joe w/ Paul & Special Guests: Finance Dir. and Comptroller

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Join us for a virtual budget focused Cuppa’ Joe with Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman and special guests Finance Director Sean Mangano and Comptroller Sonia Aldrich from 8:00 am to 9:00 am on Friday, May 14th.

We welcome all to join this infor...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Amherst Vaccine Clinic Updates, Walk-in Times Available

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The Town of Amherst vaccine clinic located at the Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk in Amherst, is now offering walk-in clinic times in addition to regularly available appointments for scheduling.

All those aged 16 and over who live, work, or study ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Town Council Proclaims May as Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Proclamation

Council Sponsors: Councilors Hanneke and Ryan and Community Sponsor: Amherst Town Manager’s Office

WHEREAS, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage in the United States was celeb...

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PDF of Signed Proclamation 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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Engage with the FY22 Proposed Budget amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
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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Additional Reopening Info... amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: May 1, 2021

Construction Season: Stormwater Reminder

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Developers & Contractors!

As the construction season gets going, the Town wants to remind you to, “Put Dirt In Its Place”. Sediment and pollutants that run off construction sites end up in our stormwater system and pollute our wetlands, streams, rivers...

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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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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Amherst Fire Department Hiring

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The Amherst Fire Department is hiring a Firefighter/EMT-A or Firefighter/Paramedic. 

Do you enjoy helping people and serving your community? Do you want to be a part of a fulfilling profession within an outstanding and progressive fire department?...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

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

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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: April 20, 2021

Amherst Seeking New Recreation Director

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Do you want to be in charge of a dynamic Recreation Department in the center of the Five College area? The Town of Amherst, Massachusetts is looking for an exceptional Director of Recreation to join our Leadership Team and provide top-level services to ou...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Council Issues Citation Recognizing UMass Hockey - 2021 NCAA Champions

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WHEREAS, sports bring communities together and help us develop and strengthen social bonds; and

WHEREAS, the team members, coaches, and support staff of UMass Hockey have shown dedication and devotion to their sport and their team throughout their incredib...

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Council Citation (PDF) amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Dog License Reminder

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The Amherst Town Clerk's office would like to remind dog owners that it’s time to obtain your 2021 dog tag and license. The licensing year starts April 1st and ends March 31st of each year, so all 2020 tags have now expired. State law requires all dogs si...

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Renew online! amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
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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Posted on: April 15, 2021

2021 Human Rights Commission Youth Hero Awards

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The Human Rights Commissions primary purpose is to promote a community of mutual respect and to honor the diversity of our community.   We strive to promote attitudes of compassion and concern for our neighbors.  To encourage these value...

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Nominate a Youth! amherstma.gov - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Think Before You Swim!

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With warming Spring air temperatures, please be aware of swimming this early in the year. Bodies of water such as Puffer's Pond can still be very COLD and swimming can be dangerous due to the risk of shock to the human body, which can occur in a ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Affordable Housing Lottery: Aspen Heights in Amherst

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Overview:

Aspen Heights Amherst is a brand-new, 88 unit rental apartment community located in Amherst on 408 Northampton Road. There will be 11 affordable apartments ready for occupancy starting in Summer of 2021. All affordable apartments will be rented t...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Scheduled Water Main Flushing

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     The Water Division of the Public Works Department will begin its annual systematic water main flushing programs to clean the distribution system on Monday, April 26, 2021 (weather permitting).  Water Division perso...

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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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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Amherst Chief of Police Statement

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March 18, 2021

The recent and disturbing acts of violence targeting members of the Asian American and Pacific Island community are both appalling and disgusting. I join the men and women of the Amherst Police Department in strongly condemning these cowardl...

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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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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: 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: April 13, 2021

Take a Hike!

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The best show is the one nature presents! While you're out enjoying nature, show us what you find beautiful, unusual or interesting. If you submit your photo to us at rec@amherstma.gov you'll be entered into our raffle contest. The lucky...

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Trails in Amherst Recreation News & Announcements
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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Recreation News & Announcements
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Remote Recreation

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Stay active and connected this winter through remote recreation opportunities.

Stay Connected

Meet us over on our YouTube channel for science, stories, cooking and more! Plus, our Resource and Activities Page has some great ideas too. Try your hand...

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