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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Assistant Superintendent of DPW Operations Amy Rusiecki Recognized with Award

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Last Thursday, Amherst Assistant Superintendent of Operations in the Department of Public Works, Amy Rusiecki, received the 2022 Paul F. Howard Award from the Massachusetts Water Works Association (MWWA).  

Presented by MWWA Executive Director Jen...

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

Joint Statement in Response to Killing of Tyre Nichols

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As Town officials responsible for public safety in the Town of Amherst, we stand united in our condemnation of the murder of Tyre Nichols by members of the Memphis Police Department. 

As Mr. Nichols’ family carries him to his final resting place, ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Extreme Cold Weather Safety Reminders

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Ahead of Friday in to Saturday's cold weather forecast, we're sharing some safety tips.  Extreme cold is generally defined as a prolonged period of excessively cold weather. Extreme cold conditions are often, but not always, par...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Sign up for Amherst Emergency and Parking Ban Alerts

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The Town of Amherst has a variety of ways that you can stay connected with us, from emergency notifications to meeting and news announcements, and more. Receive timely emergency and parking ban notifications to your email or phone by subscribing to these ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

New Business & Technical Assistance Grant Applications Now Available!

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The Amherst BID, in collaboration with the Town of Amherst, announces the 2023 NEW Business and Technical Assistance Grant application. Applications are now open, with a deadline of March 1, 2023. 

The Application deadline is March 1, 2023 (update...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Real Estate Taxes Due February 1st

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The Treasurer and Collector's office would like to issue a reminder that real estate taxes are due on Wednesday, February 1. Customers can pay online from our website and may contact their office with any questions. 

Please visit our onli...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Flag Raising Ceremony

Flag Raising Announcement BHM 2023

The Human Rights Commission Proudly Celebrates Black History Month starting with a flag raising ceremony on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 6:00 pm, Town Hall, Front Steps

More Celebrations and Acknowledgements throughout the month of February

Celebrating Bl...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

CDBG Advisory Committee Public Hearing

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Notice of Public Hearing

CDBG Advisory Committee

Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 7 PM

https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/85425700922

 

The Public Hearing will be conducted virtually at https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/85425700922 and will accommodate publi...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Resident Aid Assistance Program

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Family Outreach of Amherst, in Collaboration with the Town of Amherst, has been allocated $150,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), to help Amherst residents with overdue rent, mortgage, or utility bills.  These funds will have a direct ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Amherst Cultural Council Awards 73 Grants to Local Recipients

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Matt Holloway and Julianne Applegate, co-chairs of the Amherst Cultural Council (ACC), are pleased to announce 73 grants totaling $61,983, for cultural programs in Amherst and the region. Proposals for music and theater events, visual artists, and program...

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Posted on: January 1, 2023

Liquor License Available

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The Amherst Board of License Commissioners requests applications for one available All Alcohol Off-Premises Liquor License ("package store" license).

The Board will review applications based on public need and the Board's regulations and...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Anticipated Energy Price Increases, Resources Available to Help Customers

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A message from Eversouce: Many Americans are coping with increasing prices, including rising energy bills. Customers count on Eversource every day for the energy they need and recognize our role in keeping bills as low as possible as energy prices surge.?...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Sidewalk Snow Removal

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Sidewalk Snow Removal

Snow and/or ice removal from sidewalks is the responsibility of the property owner.  Depending on storm conditions, The Town may send a sidewalk plow around on major sidewalks to assist residents with this task.  Onc...

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