The Town of Amherst’s committee of the whole directed town staff at its April 23 meeting to continue working on a process that would ensure public participation in any discussion about putting fluoride in the town’s water supply.
The committee also stressed that neither it, nor town staff, have taken a position on the subject, but are merely investigating a request by the SOAR community health board to add fluoride to town water as a way to improve dental health, especially in children.
Greg Howell knows he and his brother, Adam, made the right decision when they picked Amherst to be the site of their new restaurant.
“The reception from the community is way beyond what we thought we were going to get,” Howell said in an interview conducted three weeks after Our Backyard BBQ and Smokehouse opened in Amherst Town Square on South Albion Street.
“Amherst is living up to being the community we thought it would be.”
The Town of Amherst is blessed to have so many people willing to volunteer, Shelley E. Carroll, the town’s 2019 Volunteer of the Year, said on Tuesday, April 8, to a room full of volunteers being recognized by the town during its annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony.
“If construction and cranes are signs of a community’s economic strength, then volunteers represent it’s strength of spirit, and we have so much to celebrate here in Amherst,” Carroll said. “We’re blessed to have so many people who give of their time and talent and interest and energy and passion. In so doing, they make our town a better place to live.”