Amherst Mayor David Kogon, on behalf of Amherst town council, has proclaimed Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2020, as Right to Know Week in the Town of Amherst.
“Access to information is critical to democracies around the world because having that access enables citizens to actively engage in a meaningful way in the democratic process,” Kogon said as he signed the proclamation on Sept. 24, 2020.
Fire overnight Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, destroyed much of a century-old building in downtown Amherst that contained two businesses, despite the efforts of 105 firefighters from seven different departments.
“The call came in shortly after 10:30 p.m.,” Fire Chief Greg Jones said, during an 8 a.m. interview Sunday morning, Sept. 20, 2020.
“When we arrived on the scene, smoke was starting to come out of the eaves of the structure and from the doors on the lower level.”
Nearly $60,000 in Community Support grants were handed out by the Town of Amherst on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, to 10 organizations that help make Amherst a great place to live, work and play.
“It is organizations the like the ones here this evening that help make this town a strong, caring community,” said Mayor David Kogon, who, along with other members of council, handed out the grants.