The Town of Amherst, Town of Oxford, and Municipality of Cumberland are forming a new Tourism Strategic Planning Committee to develop a tourism strategy that will maximize the value of tourism to the economy of the Cumberland Region.We are seeking six tourism industry professionals from a broad range of tourism sectors to sit on the committee for a term of approximately 8-12 months. Meetings will be held on a regular basis and will be held primarily during normal business hours. Committee members are volunteers; no remuneration will be provided. If you’re an experienced tourism professional and you’re interested in becoming a member of the committee,
Amherst firefighters and police officers responded to a house fire at 52 Willow Street on March 29.
The alarm was turned in at about 11:38 a.m. Initial reports indicated there was an explosion, but that has not been verified.
Alison Lair, of the Cumberland YMCA, provided council with details on the Homelessness Prevention and Outreach Program that helps individuals - 19 years and older - and families who are homeless, insecurely housed or at risk of homelessness find and maintain safe, suitable, affordable and sustainable housing.
The program is based on a housing first perspective, which started in New York in the 1990s and places people directly from the streets into housing without conditions. It is aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by providing direct support and funding, Lair said.
Currently, the program is funded through the federal governments Homelessness Partnering Strategy until to March 31, 2019.
A new flag protocol policy is being suggested for the Town of Amherst.
Staff, at council’s March 19 committee of the whole session, recommended sending a new flag protocol policy to council’s March 26 meeting for approval.
The new policy outlines how flags will be flown when displayed at town events or on flag poles owned by the town.