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Summer Concert Series at Bassett Park


Amherst Youth & Recreation is pleased to announce the summer concert series at Bassett Park - kicking off with the Erie County Wind Ensemble to celebrate July 4! Concerts begin at 7pm. In the event of rain, concerts will be moved to the Clearfield Community Center Gym. All are welcome to come and enjoy an evening of free live music!

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Posted on Jun 13, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

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ZBA Meeting 6/18/2024


The Tuesday, 6/18/24 Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting will be held in the Amherst Town Chambers and will start at 6:30PM.

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Posted on Jun 12, 2024 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

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Congratulations Amherst Youth Consortium Members!


The Town of Amherst honored 51 Outstanding Amherst Youth Consortium members from year 2023 at a celebration held June 2 at the Northwest Amherst Community Center. In all, 134 youth were active members of the AYC in year 2023 and 51 of the youth earned designation as an Outstanding Amherst Youth Consortium member. They are students from Amherst HS, the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, Sweet Home HS, Williamsville East HS, Williamsville North HS, Williamsville South HS and AYC members who have continued in the AYC as college students who donated 3,372 hours to the community. Congratulations and Thank you!

Posted on Jun 11, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

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Public Pool Schedule


Clearfield Public Pool will open June 21. North Forest Public Pool will open June 23. Please see attached schedule for pre-season and regular hours.

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Posted on Jun 11, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

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Amherst Garden Walk Applications Due June 16


Applications are now available for the 2024 Amherst Garden Walk that is scheduled for Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Please click the website link for an online application. Applications must be submitted no later than June 16, 2024.

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Posted on Jun 06, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

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BNHV Adventure Academy Event - June 15


Learn about gardening! Plant tomatoes, wheat, and garlic to make a pizza garden. Activity also includes painting bug rocks to attract the helpful bugs to the pizza garden. Recommended ages: 4-12. Saturday, June 15th from 10 am - 11 am. Cost: $8 youth $10 adult. Questions? Email GuestServices@BNHV.org or call 716-689-1440

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Posted on Jun 01, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

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The Market @ Bassett Park 2024 Season Announced


The Market @ Bassett Park returns Sunday, July 14 from 10 AM - 2 PM. Market features more than 30 vendors. See event photos from the June 9 opening market below.

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Posted on May 30, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

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Standard Work Day & Reporting


The Town of Amherst, hereby establishes the following standard work days for this title and will report this official to the New York State and Local Retirement System submitted by this official to the Town Clerk. Please see attachment.

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Posted on May 29, 2024 by the Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes.

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BNIA Construction Summer/Fall 2024


Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BNIA) announces that the second and final phase of the full reconstruction of the main runway will take place this summer. This will increase the frequency of airplanes using alternative flight paths, causing sound patterns to change.

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Posted on May 29, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

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Save the Dates - Nature/Park Programs


It is time to head back outdoors to enjoy all the beauty that this summer has to offer! Please note that these walks will occur rain or shine (except in cases of lightning and/or thunder). Space is limited so register early! Please see attached document for complete details.

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Posted on May 28, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

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Highway Announces 2024 Paving Schedule


Town of Amherst Highway Superintendent Steve Floss has announced that the Amherst Highway Department will spend $3.2 million this year to pave and repair 60 Town roads. That money will come from Amherst’s Capital Improvement Project (CIP) bond money as well as funds from New York State that provides money through the CHIPS roads programs. See attached document for complete announcement.

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Posted on May 15, 2024 by the Highway Department.

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Let's Do Lunch to meet June 18, July 18 and Aug. 15


The Amherst Arts and Culture in Public Places Board presents "Let's Do Lunch". Explore the arts, history and culture of the area while enjoying a fine lunch with friends. Please click the document link below for information on the events scheduled for May 16, June 18, July 18, August 15, September 19, and October 17 2024.

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Posted on Apr 30, 2024 by the Arts and Culture in Public Places Board.

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2024 Proposed Road Paving List


Please click the document link below for a list of proposed roads to be paved by the Town Highway Department in 2024. Factors beyond our control such as weather, contractor scheduling, material availability and equipment breakdowns could force us to delete some of the roads off the list.

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Posted on Apr 29, 2024 by the Highway Department.

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Free Homebuyer Workshops at Town Hall - June 13 & 20


Belmont Housing Resources is holding 2 first-time homebuyer workshops on June 13th & June 20th at Amherst Town Hall. Please see flyer for information and how to register.

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Posted on Apr 26, 2024 by the Planning Department.

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Yard Waste Regulations


Starting April 1 residents can put out yard compost materials on their regular collection day. The material must be properly bundled and or packaged for pickup. For a complete explanation of guidelines, please see the link below.

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Posted on Apr 10, 2024 by the Highway Department.

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Senior Center: Spring Summer Classes


Make summer count! Take a class.

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Posted on Mar 22, 2024 by the Center for Senior Services.

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2024 Senior Services Club List


Join a Club and surround yourself with people with the same interests.

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Posted on Jan 09, 2024 by the Center for Senior Services.

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Town Board Accepts Strategic Economic Development Plan


The Strategic Economic Development Plan (SEDP) is a highly detailed strategic organization and implementation plan to give the Economic Development office and the Industrial Development Agency the framework to succeed. See the entire report here.

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Posted on Oct 31, 2023 by the Economic Development Department.

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Down Payment & Closing Cost Assistance up to $50,000


The Town of Amherst has a new First-Time Homebuyer Program and is assisting homebuyers with up to $50,000 to purchase a home in Amherst. Please see the flyer for more information.

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Posted on Sep 20, 2023 by the Planning Department.

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Senior Center Club List


The Amherst Center for Senior Services has 40 member only clubs.

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Posted on May 24, 2023 by the Center for Senior Services.

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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