A $500 Community Support Grant from the Town of Amherst is helping three local charitable organizations provide young Halloween ghosts, goblins and other scary creatures an alternative way to trick or treat.
“We appreciate the way the YMCA of Cumberland, the Four Fathers Library and Maggie’s Place have come together to create the Trail of Treats, which will provide a different way for our little ones to celebrate Halloween during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Deputy-Mayor Sheila Christie said as she and Mayor David Kogon presented the grant to Trail of Treats organization representatives Ellen Gaudet and Jena Bowes on Oct. 26, 2020.
The Town of Amherst’s Traffic Authority has approved the installation of a new crosswalk at the intersection of Park and Mission streets.
In addition, the authority has directed that yield signs at the Mission-Park Street, Mission-York Street, Mission-Hill Street and Mission Street-Snowden Avenue intersections be replaced with stop signs.
“These changes will increase safety in this area of town for both pedestrians and motorists,” Police Chief Dwayne Pike, the town’s traffic authority, said on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020.
The walking track at the Amherst Stadium will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, but it won’t be walking as usual because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have had to implement several changes in walking protocols in order to ensure the town follows provincial public health orders, protects the health of walkers and stadium staff and recognizes the unique characteristics of our stadium,” Jason MacDonald, Deputy-CAO/Operations, said.
A municipal election that saw the Town of Amherst use an alternative voting process for the first time in its 131-year history has proven successful.
“Considering the many challenges created for us by the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to introduce new technology, such as alternative voting, I’m very pleased with how the process went,” Returning Officer Kim Jones said, following the close of the voting on Oct. 17, 2020.