Amherst’s greatest mystery will be celebrated in spooktacular fashion when the town hosts Esther Fest from Oct. 17, 2022, to Oct. 31, 2022.
Celebrating all things scary, frightening and ghostly, the festival is named after Esther Cox, a young Amherst woman who was the subject of reported poltergeist activity that gained international attention between 1878 and 1879 and was the subject of a book written by Walter Hubbell titled The Great Amherst Mystery.
The Town of Amherst has made the Amherst Lions Skatepark more user-friendly by installing a sun shelter and an outdoor drinking fountain at the outdoor recreational facility.
“Council is always seeking ways to improve our facilities and this improvement was suggested to council by the users of the skatepark,” Mayor David Kogon said.
Exquisite floral displays have painted Amherst in a blaze of dazzling colours this summer.
“We’ve received a lot of compliments from our citizens and visitors this summer on how attractive and appealing our flowerbeds, hanging baskets and planters are,” Mayor David Kogon said. “I’d have to agree. Our flowers have never looked better.
The construction of a new Amherst Little League T-ball field has the support of the Amherst town council.
“We’re absolutely delighted to back this very worthwhile project that will see the T-ball field built on the site of the little league complex, between the fire station and the Art (Sonny) Foster Field,” Mayor David Kogon said, following a special council meeting on Sept. 6, 2022.