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Posted on: December 1, 2019

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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 

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Amherst's Civil War Tablets: Public Viewing Hours Announced

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THE TOWN OF AMHERST IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE PUBLIC VIEWING HOURS FOR THE EXHIBIT OF THE CIVIL WAR TABLETS STARTING JULY 26, 2021

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The Civil War Tablets were donated to the Town of Amherst by the Grand Army of the Republic in 1893 to commemorate the 300+...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

No Swimming Allowed Due to Elevated Bacteria Levels

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There is currently NO SWIMMING ALLOWED at the Mill Street/Summer Street side of Puffer's Pond and the Wentworth Conservation Area on Stanley St. due to high levels of E. COLI BACTERIA that have been detected during our routine water testing.&...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Real Estate Taxes Due August 2nd

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The Treasurer and Collector's office would like to issue a reminder that real estate taxes are due on Monday, August 2nd. Customers can pay online from our website and may contact their office with any questions. 

Please visit our online ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Amherst Receives $184,728 Massachusetts Department of Transportation Grant

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The Town of Amherst has received a grant of $184,728 from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) as part of the “Shared Streets and Spaces Program” to make safety improvements to crosswalks and intersections in the no...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Town Manager Seeks Members to Serve on Jones Library Building Committee

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The Town Manager has established the Jones Library Building Committee (JLBC) to oversee the design and construction of the Jones Library Restoration and Expansion.

The JLBC will guide the Jones Library Restoration and Expansion project. All major decisions...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Town Manager Seeks Members to Serve on Reparations Committee

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The Amherst Town Council has established the African Heritage Reparations Assembly (AHRA), a seven-member committee with a mission to study and develop reparation proposals for People of African Heritage in Amherst. 

The Town Manager, as appointin...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

LOCAL WATERWAYS SURGE PAST SAFE LIMITS

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Please use caution around rivers and streams. Due to consistent and plentiful rainfall, the Mill River,  Fort River, and Puffers Pond are at dangerously high levels.  All local waterways are experiencing rapid and extreme flows. These hi...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Running for Elected Office in Amherst: Nomination Papers Available July 1st

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Nomination papers for Councilor-at-Large, District Councilors, School Committee, Housing Authority, Elector of the Oliver Smith Will, and Jones Library Trustee will be available at the Town Clerk’s office beginning July 1, 2021. All town office ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Stay Cool In Amherst This Summer!

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Stay Cool in Amherst This Summer 

The warm weather is here! Looking to stay cool this summer in Amherst? Take advantage of our three facilities listed below.  

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  • Now Open Daily from ...
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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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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 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 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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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Amherst Community Theater Auditions

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The Show must go on! Disney's The Little Mermaid is holding auditions on September 24-26, 2021! Call or email to schedule your audition starting August 2nd. Please call Amherst Recreation during regular business hours (M-F, 8a-4:30p) at 413-259-3...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Stay Cool In Amherst This Summer!

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 The Mill River Wading Pool is now open Mon - Fri - 8:00 am - 6:30 pm, Sat & Sun - 8:00 am - 5:30 pm. More wading pool hours, more lap swim and now selling select beverages! Come splash into 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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