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State of the Town Presentations - Dates Announced


Supervisor Brian Kulpa will present his State of the Town address at two community meetings to engage with residents, provide updates and answer questions about Town projects and community forecasting. The presentations will be held on the following dates - 7:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at the Town’s new Northwest Amherst Community Center (NWACC), 220 Northpointe Pkwy off of North French and Sweet Home Roads in Amherst, and 7:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at the Town of Amherst Police Department Community Policing and Training Facility, 4220 Bailey Ave., Amherst. For those who are unable to attend but wish to watch the Supervisor’s message, the Feb. 2 State of the Town presentation given at the Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting is available on the Town’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@townofamherstnewyork.

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Posted on Feb 26, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

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Main Street Corridor Planning - Virtual Community Update


The Town and its consultants will be hosting a Virtual Community Update on Thursday, March 14th from 6:30pm – 7:30pm for the Main Street Corridor Planning project. The presentation will provide an update on work completed to date, including a summary of community feedback and draft street design concepts and illustrations. The event will also provide an opportunity for feedback and questions to the work completed thus far to inform the final report. Those interested in attending the virtual session must register via the link below. A reminder email with a link to attend the Zoom session will be automatically sent one day prior to the event.

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Posted on Feb 22, 2024 by the Planning Department.

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"Get To Know Amherst Senior Services " Event - Feb. 29


A Get To Know Amherst Senior Services Event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday February 29 at Northwest Amherst Community Center, 220 N Pointe Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14228. Meet some of the staff from the Amherst Senior Center, learn about what is available to those 55+ and tell us about what you would like to see offered. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP is required by calling 716- 636-3051.

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Posted on Feb 21, 2024 by the Center for Senior Services.

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Community Diversity Commission Honors African American Inventors


In recognition and celebration of Black History Month, the Amherst Community Diversity Commission highlights the contributions , achievements and legacy of African Americans in inventions that are utilized in every day life. See attached document for information.

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Posted on Feb 16, 2024 by the Amherst Community Diversity Commission.

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Supervisor's February Message


At the beginning of the month, Supervisor Kulpa delivered his 2024 State of the Town Address in coordination with the Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting. It is a great opportunity to kick-off the new year, reflecting on past accomplishments and challenges, while looking forward to a new year of growth, delivered services and community collaboration. See attached document for additional information.

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Posted on Feb 15, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

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Summer Camp Registration, 2/28/24


Summer camp registration will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2024 online only, beginning at 9:00am. Children will need a 2024 Resident ID card in order to register. For more information, call (716) 631-7132.

Posted on Feb 07, 2024 by the Youth and Recreation Department.

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February Newsletter


Attend one of our Heart Health Month Programs!

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Posted on Jan 31, 2024 by the Center for Senior Services.

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BNHV Events


The Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village announces upcoming events: News and Brews - Trivia With A Twist on Feb. 9; Chocolate Making on Feb. 16; Intro to Beekeeping on Feb. 24; and Intro to Backyard Maple Sugaring on March 9. For tickets, click on the link below

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Posted on Jan 30, 2024 by the Office of the Supervisor.

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Free Homebuyer Workshops at Town Hall


There is a free two- part homebuyer workshop on March 7th & March 14th for 1st time homebuyers. The workshop is the 6 hour certified course. Please see the flyer for details and use the link below to register.

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Posted on Jan 22, 2024 by the Planning Department.

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2024 Painted Traffic Boxes Contest


The Town of Amherst Arts & Culture in Public Places Board (ACPPB) is excited to announce the 2024 Painted Traffic Boxes Contest. This is our fifth year painting the Town of Amherst’s traffic boxes. All artists interested in making their mark in the Town of Amherst should apply! Wouldn’t it be great to have an intersection identified by your painted traffic box design? The theme for our contest is Amherst is Arts and Culture. The deadline for design submission is April 7, 2024. The ACPPB will select the six lucky submissions. Please click the links below for more information.

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Posted on Jan 20, 2024 by the Arts and Culture in Public Places Board.

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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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Winter Parking Ban 11/1/23 - 4/1/24


The Town of Amherst has an overnight winter parking ban in place from November 1, 2023 - April 1, 2024. Do not park vehicles on Town streets between the hours of 1 AM and 7 AM.

Posted on Nov 01, 2023 by the Office of the Supervisor.

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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.

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Street Light Conversion to LED


Starting the week of May 15, 2023, contractors will begin converting all street lights in the Town of Amherst to LED lighting. This project will take up to a full year to complete. Residents can call the Highway Department at (716) 631-7117 for more information.

Posted on May 11, 2023 by the Highway Department.

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Amherst Center for Senior Services Club List 2023


The Amherst Center for Senior Services has a Club for everyone!

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Posted on Jan 12, 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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