Mayor David Kogon has declared Feb. 11-17 Family Violence Prevention Week in Amherst.
“Ending the silence surrounding family violence is vital,” Kogon said, as Dawn Ferris, Autumn House executive-director, looked on.
“We in Amherst promote living in a healthy community, but if you are being abused that is not a healthy situation. Anything the town can do to get people talking about family violence, that will encourage people to come forward so they can get help through organizations like Autumn House, is very important to all of the citizens of this community.”
Rebecca Taylor named Amherst's business development officer
The Town of Amherst has a new business development officer.
Rebecca Taylor, the town’s current co-ordinator of marketing, culture and tourism, will take over the job on Feb. 26. She will be located in the Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre on Ratchford Street.
Amherst town council helps with bus purchase
Cumberland County Transportation Services Society’s efforts to raise money for a new bus received a boost Jan. 22 when Amherst Mayor David Kogon presented the society’s chairman Bruce Cuco with $5,000 cheque.
Town of Amherst, police union react to police contract arbitration ruling
An arbitrator’s decision to give Amherst’s unionized police officers a 14.52 per cent raise over five years, when compounding is considered, has ended four years of contract negotiations between the town and its unionized police officers.