Posted on: June 21, 2017

SELECT BOARD INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT FOR TOWN MANAGER EVALUATION

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The Select Board is conducting its annual evaluation of the Town Manager.  We invite members

of the public to submit written comments by 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017.

Please be aware that these submissions will be read by every Select Board memb...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Amherst 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

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Amherst Leisure Services, UMass and UMass Five College Credit Union Present Fireworks on Tuesday, July 4th

Amherst Plans to Have Another Fun, Exciting, Family Friendly Fireworks Event Featuring Hot Air Ball0on Rides, Your Favorites Foods, Six Flags Charact...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Amherst to Host a Community Forum

Community Forum

NEWS RELEASE

Amherst Hosts a Community Forum 

A Conversation about our Town Center

For Immediate Release 

Contact: Christine Brestrup, Planning Director, 413-259-3145; or Paul Bockelman, Town Manager, 413-259-3002

(June 15, 2017) The Town of ...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Affordable Apartments Available At Presidential Apartments in Amherst

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Applications are available for affordable rental units at Presidential Apartments. Information sessions at the Amherst Housing Authority, 33 Kellogg Ave: Wednesday July 12 11am-1pm and Tuesday July 18 4-6pm. Application postmark deadline August 4, 2017.

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Conservation and Public Works Crews Refreshing Markert's Pond

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Work from Town Conservation and Public Works crews is finishing up at Markert’s Pond in South Amherst after several weeks. Staff was tasked with a major refresh of the pond in an effort to restore it to it’s former conditions. ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

PVTA Facing Possible Service Changes: Advisory Board Sets Public Hearing Dates

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The Advisory Board of the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) authorized
public hearings to obtain comments on possible service changes to 16 of PVTA’sbus routes. <_o3a_p>
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The PVTA is facing an operating budget deficit of up to $1.2million for t...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Amherst Town Pools To Open June 24th

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Amherst’s Outdoor Town Pools are set to open on Saturday June 24th. 

Please visit their page for full schedule details and other helpful information.

www.amherstma.gov/outdoorpools 

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

E Pleasant St and Triangle St Intersection CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

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East Pleasant Street and Triangle Street

Intersection Improvements

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Eversource Energy has completed removing all overhead electric utility wires in the Triangle and East Pleasant St area.

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Amherst Farm Events 2017

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Broofield Farm, Many Hands,  Simple Gifts and Small Ones Farm are offering events for the general public.  Beginning in June families may watch a lawn screening of the television show "Firefly", attend an orchestral concert, da...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Public Forum--Downtown Parking Working Group

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The Downtown Parking Working Group is holding a public forum on Thursday, June 22 at 5 PM in the Woodbury Room, Jones Library, to present preliminary recommendations to changes in the town center and to hear public comments and suggestions.

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

The Words of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass Reading News Item

Join us for a public reading of Douglass’ famous Fourth of July address on the Amherst Town Common on Saturday July 1st at 12:00 PM . 

Sponsored by:

Amherst Human Rights Commission

Amherst NAACP

David Ruggles Center

Sojourner Truth Committee...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Wildflower Drive Closed Construction June 15th UPDATE

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PRESS RELEASE

STATION ROAD CLOSEDTO THROUGH TRAFFICAT WILDFLOWER DRIVESTARTING TUESDAY, JUNE 20th, 2017

Geeleher Construction will continue working on Wildflower between Alyssum Ln and Station Rd on Monday, June 19th. Starting on Tuesday, June 20th, work wi...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

TWO AMHERST OFFICERS GRADUATE FROM WMASS REGIONAL POLICE ACADEMY

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Patrol Officers Jose J. Diaz-Gutierrez and Matthew J. Ziomek graduated from the police academy.

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that Patrol Officers Jose J. Diaz-Gutierrez and Matthew J. Ziomek graduated from the Western Massachusetts Regional Police Academy, in Springfield, Massachusetts on May 5, 2017. Patrol Officers Diaz-Gutier...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Amherst and UMass Police Youth Adventure Academy 2017

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The Amherst and UMass Police Departments are pleased to announce the dates of the Youth Adventure Academy, a one week program, being held 7/24- 7/28, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Youths in grade 6-8 are eligible for this free program...

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Amherst and UMASS Police Youth Adventure Academy 2017

The Amherst and University of Massachusetts Police Departments are pleased to announce the dates of the Amherst and UMASS Police Youth Adventure Academy. The 2017, Amherst and UMASS Police ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Police Department Welcomes New Canine

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Police Departments second canine team

Chief Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce that the
Amherst Police Department now includes a second canine team, Officer MatthewFrydryk and his K9 partner Marvin. 
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The addition of a second canine team to the department has
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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: 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: 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...