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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Health Director Rescinds Temporary Emergency Order

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Effective at 12:00 PM on Friday, February 26th, 2021, the Town of Amherst Health Director is rescinding the EMERGENCY ORDER temporarily applying a reduction of capacity limitations and associated rules as well as extending the Governor’s Mandato...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Northampton and Amherst Approved as Collaborative Regional Vaccination Site

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City of Northampton and Town of Amherst join forces to distribute up to 5,000 vaccinations per week  

Today it was announced that the Northampton Health Department has been approved as the lead community in a regional collaboration with the Town o...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Sue Audette Appointed as Amherst Town Clerk

Town Clerk Sue Audette being sworn in by Amherst Council President Lynn Griesemer

Sue Audette, a member of the Town Clerk’s office for more than 15 years, was appointed as the Amherst Town Clerk by Town Manager Paul Bockelman. This appointment was approved by the Town Council at its meeting on February 22nd.

Ms. Audette was s...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Amherst School Building Project Moves Forward

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Amherst School Building Project Moves Forward: MSBA Invites Amherst to Launch Feasibility Study  

On Thursday, February 11th the State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), and John K. McCarthy...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Local Census and Dog Licensing Information

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The Amherst Town Clerk's office has several timely reminders to share with our community members. 

The Town Clerk’s Office would like to inform you that the 2021 Annual Street Listing (Census) will soon be arriving in your mailb...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Open Air Burning Permits Now Available

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Open Air Burning Permits for yard clean-ups are now available from the Fire Department.  State regulations allow burning from January 15th to May 1st.  Application and payment for burning permits are now done online!  

In order t...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

The Town of Amherst Bridges Digital Divide, Implements New Soofa Signs

Soofa Solar Information Sign on Amity St. in Amherst, MA

 The Town of Amherst is helping to bridge the digital divide by bringing Soofa Signs and charging cores to Amherst’s downtown. The signs will communicate COVID-19 updates, public health guidelines, Town updates, and local business offer...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Community COVID-19 Testing Site in Amherst

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As part of the state’s expansion of testing, UMass Amherst is providing free COVID-19 tests for local community members starting Monday, Dec. 14. Tests will be offered by appointment only at the Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) at the Mulli...

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