One of Amherst’s remaining healthy elm trees was inoculated against Dutch Elm disease on Monday, June 8, 2020.
The tree, located in Christie Park on Albion Street, was injected with Dutch Trig, an organic vaccine, by arborist Rory Fraser of the Maritime Elm Protection Initiative Pilot Project, a Sackville, N.B.-based organization that is working to protect and save elm trees.
There is a possibility this fall’s municipal election may be the town’s first ever all-electronic election.
During the June 8, 2020, committee of the whole meeting, the committee received an update on the preparations for the Oct. 17, 2020, municipal election from town staff.
In the report, staff noted holding the municipal election has been complicated by the COVID-19 state of emergency that requires social distancing and limits the number of people who can gather in one spot.
Pride Week proclaimed in the Town of Amherst
On behalf of Amherst town council, Mayor David Kogon has declared June 8-14, 2020 as Pride Week in the town of Amherst. To view him reading the proclamation, please go to: https://youtu.be/Z6RPcpXzakg
No one was physically injured when fire heavily damaged a Belliveau Avenue apartment building in Amherst on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.
Amherst firefighters were called to the scene at about 1:30 p.m.