You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout ’cause Santa Claus is coming to town!
“After the difficult year we have had because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I am really looking forward to visiting with the citizens of Amherst and surrounding area, especially the children, on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021,” Santa wrote in a letter sent to the Town of Amherst that was postmarked the North Pole. “I can hardly wait to participate in your annual Santa Claus parade and to see all the smiling faces!
Fire forced 20 residents from a downtown rooming house during the early hours of Monday, Nov. 1, 2021.
“We received the call at about a quarter to four this morning,” Greg Jones, Amherst’s director of fire services, said shortly before 5 a.m. “The call said it was a structure fire at 4 Prince Arthur St., so we rolled the full complement of the fire department.”
Coun. Sheila Christie was elected by her peers to a one-year term as the Town of Amherst’s deputy-mayor during the Oct. 25, 2021, council session.
Christie replaces Deputy-Mayor Hal Davidson, whose term as deputy-mayor ends on Oct. 31, 2021.
Community Support Grants totalling $6,000 were handed out by the Town of Amherst on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, to three deserving community organizations.
The West Highland Home and School received a $3,000 grant, the Amherst Artisan Gallery received $2,250 and Trail for Treats received $750.