A request by the SOAR Community Health Board, which asked Amherst town council to develop a policy that would ban alcohol at all town-owned and operated facilities when children and youth were present, has been rejected by the town.
Amherst residents Bill Schurman and Veronica Richards were awarded the YMCA Peace Medallion during a ceremony at the Cumberland YMCA on Nov. 22.
Amherst residents may have to start sorting their recyclable materials.
The Town of Amherst has thrown its support behind local efforts to establish a hospice for the town and surrounding area.
Amherst Mayor David Kogon and Cumberland County Warden Allison Gillis have declared Nov. 20 to Nov. 26 Municipal Awareness Week in the two communities.