Cheryls Cozy’s mittens are being offered free for the taking for those in need.
They can be found in boxes recently installed in three locations in the Town of Amherst – in front of town hall, Rotary Park near the food pantry and near Tantramar Chevrolet – by the Empowering Beyond Barriers committee, aided by Maggie’s Place Resource Centre for Families, Tantramar Chevrolet, local high school students, the SOAR Community Health Board, Bill Dowe Trucking and Excavating and the Town of Amherst.
A new officer is on the beat in the Town of Amherst.
Cameron Baker began patrolling the town as a part-time constable on Dec. 17, 2020. He is filling a vacancy created by the departure of Const. Destiny Merriam.
The mayors of Amherst and Cumberland County are asking Premier Stephen MacNeil to stop the permanent closure of Highway 104’s Exit 1A, a move they say is having a serious negative impact on businesses along Highway 2/Laplanche Street and downtown Amherst.
The request was contained in a letter sent to the premier on Dec. 16. 2020.
Allison Watson is the Town of Amherst’s new active living co-ordinator.
The Amherst resident joined the ‘A’ team on Dec. 14, 2020, and is responsible for the overall promotion, operation and development of the town’s active living services and programs for people of all ages.