Posted on: December 6, 2016

Human Rights Day December 10th

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Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10th and commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In Amherst, the Town celebrates on this day with a community readin...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Checks Issued by Amherst, Which Have Not Been Cashed and are Deemed Abandoned

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MASS GENERAL LAW CHAPTER 200A SECION 5: Subject to the provision of section one A, All intangible personal property not otherwise presumed to have been abandoned under any other section of this chapter, including but not limited to all certificates of own...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Amherst Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect January 1, 2017

Plastic Bag Ban

Findings for the warrant article presented at Town Meeting cite damaging impacts to wildlife and the environment as reasons for implementing a ban. At least 8 million metric tons of plastic contaminate the world’s oceans and an estimated 1 trillion plasti...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Amherst Awarded Grant to Preserve Mt. Holyoke Range Property

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The $222K grant will be used to partially fund the purchase of one of the few remaining unprotected pieces of land within the base of the Mount Holyoke Range. This 10.4 acre parcel abuts the Sweet Alice Conservation Area and will provide trail access for ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Vacancy on Jones Library Trustees to be filled by joint appointment.

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For Immediate ReleaseContact: Alisa V. Brewer (413) 549-5539 brewera@amherstma.gov              Paul Bockelman (413) 259-3002 bockelmanp@amherstma.gov(November 21, 2016)  On December 12, 2016, a vacancy in town ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

2017 CDBG Proposals Now Available!

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The Town of Amherst is seeking proposals for its 2017 Mini-entitlement Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Proposals are due at 12:00 pm on Friday January 6, 2017. The CDBG Advisory Committee will review proposals on Wednesday, January 18

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Pellet Bag Recycling Event

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Date: November 18, 2016

Contact: Steve Telega, Solid Waste/Recycling Supervisor, 413-259-3049
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Pellet Bag Recycling Event January 14, 2017

On Saturday January 14th, 2017 the Amherst Department of Public Works will hold ...Read on...


Posted on: December 6, 2016

2016 Amherst Police Toy Drive

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The 3rd Annual Toy Drive!

Chief of Police Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that the Amherst Police Department will be hosting a “Toys for Joy” holiday gift drive from December 1, 2016 through December 22, 2016.  All donations will benefit Jessie’s House, the B...

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Janet Lopez promoted to sergeant

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Janet Lopez is promoted to sergeant...

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that Detective Janet M. Lopez of the Amherst Police Department was promoted to the rank of Sergeant effective October 28, 2016. Sergeant Lopez was promoted after an extensive selection process which includ...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2016

Gabriel Ting Promoted to Lieutenant

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Gabriel Ting has been promoted...

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce the promotion of Amherst Police Sergeant Gabriel Ting to the rank of Lieutenant effective October 28, 2016. Lieutenant Ting was promoted after an extensive selection process which included a written exami...Read on...

Posted on: July 12, 2016

Ronald A. Young Promoted to Captain

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28 year veteran officer promoted to Captain

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce the promotion of Amherst Police Lieutenant Ronald A. Young to the rank of Captain, in charge of administration, effective July 11, 2016. He will be officially sworn in at the Amherst Select Board Meeting ...Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2016

Amherst Police Receives Accreditation

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Amherst Police proves excellence in law enforcement with latest award...

Chief of Police Scott P. Livingstone is please to announce that on May 5, 2016, the Amherst Police Department was awarded state accreditation from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission. On February 2, 3 and 4, 2016, the Police Department ...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

Gun Buy Back Program

Northampton Police and Greenfield Police are offering gun buy backs, 06/11/16

Northampton Police and Greeenfield Police, in partnership with the Northwestern District Attorney's Officer are offering a gun buy back event, June 11, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. $50 gift cards will be distributed to those that turn in a gun. No quest...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Distracted Driving Enforcement

Amherst Police will be out in force identifying distracted driving...

The Amherst Police Department will partner with the 202 eligible local Massachusetts law enforcement agencies and the Massachusetts State Police in the national U Drive. U Text. U Pay. mobilization to crack down on motorists who text while driving. The c...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2016

Officer Nick Chandler Receives DRE Certification

Ofc. Nick Chandler has successfully completed Drug Recognition Training....

The Amherst Police Department welcomes back from training Officer Nick Chandler. Ofc. Chandler is among a very small number of police officers that successfully graduate from the rigorous training program for Drug Recognition Officer. DRE training is ne...Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2016

March 5 Media Advisory #2

2:00 p.m. Media Advisory from the Town of Amherst

AMHERST, Mass. – The Town of Amherst, the Amherst Police Department and their regional law enforcement partners report that the community is safe and the police have received cooperation, while reporting some increased activity throughout town.
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Posted on: March 5, 2016

March 5 Media Advisory

Activity for March 5, 2016

March 5, 2016
Media Briefing 11 a.m.

AMHERST, Mass. - The Amherst Police Department, with their regional law enforcement partners, reports that the community is safe and the police have received cooperation from persons travelling throughout town. D...Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2016

POLICE ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT

Amherst Police will be reviewed by peers for accreditation assessment.....

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that the Amherst Police Department will undergo a peer review by a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission, Inc. to determine if the Department will maintain its accreditat...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2015

Pedestrian and Bicycle Traffic Safety Grant

To help make sharing the road in Amherst a safer place for pedestrians and bicyclists, the Amherst Police Department was recently awarded a $5,000.00 grant by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS)

The funding comes from approximately $280,000 specifically provided to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety in the Commonwealth. Amherst was one of 71 police departments to receive part of this funding.

According to the Massachusetts Traffic Reco...Read on...