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There is still plenty of time to enjoy Puffer's Pond, just ask these deer! Video taken by our Health Inspector Susan, as she completed her routine sampling of the water.
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...and on Thursdays we wind the clocks. Thank you John, our Facilities Coordinator, for keeping Amherst on time! John climbs the clock tower weekly to keep our clock running smoothly.
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Amherst Town Offices will be closed on Monday, February 19th in honor of Presidents Day. We will reopen on regular schedules on Tuesday!

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ICYMI: Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman will be at Share Coffee in Downtown Amherst on Friday February 16th from 7:30 am until 9:00 am. He will be joined this time by Amherst Building Commissioner Rob Morra. Please stop by if you can and share to help spread the word!

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Amherst's Waste Reduction Enforcement Coordinator, Miriam Kaplan, writes a bi-monthly column for the Daily Hampshire Gazette about Recycling and Waste Reduction topics. Her most recent column delves in to what materials can and cannot be recycled and why.

Are you confused about what you can put in the recycling bin and what you can’t? Do you wonder why only certain materials can be recycled? If so, you are not alone. As the Waste Reduction Enforcement Coordinator in Amherst, I get asked these questions...
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Don't miss the WinterFest Amherst Grand Finale this Saturday at Cherry Hill Golf Course starting at 1 PM. Click the event details to see full listing of activities, which culminate in a Fireworks display! 🎆

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Sat 1:00 PM ESTCherry Hill Golf CourseAmherst, MA
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Check out this article on Smart Citizen Engagement in #localgov, where Amherst, MA shows up at #7!

12 Inspiring Examples of Smart Citizen Engagement Initiatives. #LocalGov http://bit.ly/2nr9kQd

We’re inspired by the creative ways that communities connect to their residents, so we’ve compiled a list of 12 inspiring examples of citizen engagement.
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Join us for the next Cuppa' Joe with Paul on Friday, February 16th from 7:30am-9:00am at Share Coffee in Downtown Amherst. The Town Manager will be joined by Amherst's Building Commissioner, Rob Morra and they invite all to an open conversation, unless you'd like to chat Patriots and well...too soon. Please Share to help us spread the word!

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Town Manager Paul Bockelman will be at Share Coffee at 17 Kellogg Avenue in Amherst on Friday, February 16th, from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. He will be enjoying his usual cuppa coffee …and he invites anyone to come in to talk.
Paul will be joined by Building Commissioner Rob Morra.
Paul and Rob are available to answer questions, listen to concerns, or consider suggestions for making the Town better. Or you can bring up just about anything…except the Patriots…they draw the line there!
...“This is a great opportunity for us to talk to people…no appointment necessary! We are here to answer questions and listen to concerns, compliments, and, yes, complaints,” said Bockelman. “But I also would love it if people just stopped by to say hi and let us know how we – and you - are doing!”

For more information: Paul Bockelman, Town Manager 413-259-3002

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Due the storm, Amherst Town Offices will be closing at noon, today (Wednesday February 7th). Please drive safe!

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The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) will be holding two public hearings in Amherst this March to receive comments on the proposed service changes and fare increases that would go into effect starting July 1, 2018.

The hearings are:

· Thursday, March 1, 2018, 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM at UMass Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center located at 1 Campus Center Way, Room 163C (lower level), UMass Amherst.

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· Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM at Amherst Bangs Community Center located at 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst.

Full release: https://www.amherstma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2040

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Due to the inclement weather forecast, the Town of Amherst has declared a Town Parking Ban for Thursday, February 8th. During a declared Parking Ban, parking is prohibited from midnight to 7:00 am on all town streets and in all parking lots, with 3 exceptions. Please share!
For full release visit: https://www.amherstma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2028

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Check out this recent Community Spotlight on Amherst!

Mixed-use Projects Highlight Growth in Amherst
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Tomorrow night on the Amherst Town Common from 5-8pm!

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Sat 5:00 PM ESTAmherst Common
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On Thursday February 1st, local NAACP Chapter President Kathleen Anderson, Assistant Town Manager David Ziomek, Town Manager Paul Bockelman, Human Rights Commission Chair Matthew Charity and Human Resources & Human Rights Director Deborah Radway joined DPW Tree and Grounds Division Director Alan Snow in raising the Black History Month flag on the pole nearest to Town Hall.

Full details: http://amherstma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2037

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The Town of Amherst, MA's Municipal Affordable Housing Trust is seeking a graduate student with an interest in planning for affordable housing. The position wil...l require approximately 10 hours per month through December 2018 to perform the following tasks for the Trust:

1. Attend monthly meetings of the Trust and take notes and prepare meeting minutes.

2. Under the direction of the Trust’s chair analyze housing data and undertake other research as needed

3. Update and then maintain the Trust’s web page on the Town of Amherst’s website.

4. Undertake other professional and administrative tasks, as needed.

More information on the work of the trust can be found on the town’s website.

Previous experience in housing and community development and familiarity with housing trusts is preferred but not required. Hourly rate is $15-$18 depending upon experience.

Interested persons should send a letter of introduction, a brief resume, and two references to Rita Farrell, ritaannfarrell@gmail.com by February 15th.

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Join us, Amherst Area NAACP and Amherst Human Rights Commission in celebrating Black History Month on Saturday February 10th from 11:00-11:30am. We will congregate on the steps of Town Hall. See event for more or visit us here: http://www.amherstma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2034. Please help us spread the word!

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Sat 11:00 AM ESTTown Hall Steps, 4 Boltwood Ave, Amherst MA
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