Police Crossing Guard

Clark Elementary School 

      The Amherst Police Department is seeking a dedicated and responsible candidate to fill the position of Special Officer – Crossing Guard for the Clark Elementary School.  All training will be provided and no experience is necessary.  The successful applicant will be assigned to the pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Foundry Street and Boston Post Road to ensure pedestrian safety and facilitate the safe and orderly flow of traffic throughout the school year.  All uniforms and safety apparel will be provided by the Amherst Police Department.  Hours of assignment include 45 minutes in the morning and 45 minutes in the afternoon each day that school is in session.  Starting pay is $17.46 per hour.  Applicants should submit a resume and/or letter of interest to the Amherst Police Department in person, via mail, or via e-mail.  Application closing date is August 1, 2020.

Amherst Police Department

PO Box 703

Amherst, NH 03031

The Amherst Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Sally Long Retires from Amherst Police Department

     After 38 years of service to the town of Amherst, Sally Long recognized by the students as the school crossing guard in the village is retiring this year.  She was a special officer from 1982 to 2020. Sally was at her post at the corner of Foundry Street and Boston Post Road in the morning and afternoon to protect the safety of students, their parents and drivers in all kinds of weather.  Sally became a friendly face to generations of “walkers” on their way to Clark and Wilkins Schools.


Their safety and the orderly flow of traffic through the intersection were her mission. Her presence was reassuring to parents and children alike.  She also directed traffic at the Souhegan High School entrance for a period of time. Congratulations, Sally.  A well-deserved retirement.

Amherst Lions Club's Bridge of Flowers Raise Funds for Charity 

Wood flowers might soon take over Amherst’s Bridge of Flowers. The Amherst Lions Club is selling engraved painted flowers to help beautify the bridge. Selling for $10 each, one may choose a shape, color and limited engraving with all funds going to local charities. To order, contact an Amherst Lion or go to the Lions’ web site at and download the order form. Once an order is completed, the Lions will send a receipt and a photo of the “flower” when it is “planted” in either one the flower pots or in one of the three garden beds. Around Oct. 1, the Lions will arrange to return each “flower” to the purchaser.

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Joan Ferguson photo

Old Home Day 2020 is Cancelled


      AMHERST – The Historical Society’s Old Home Day committee is very disappointed to announce that September’s Old Home Day celebration will be cancelled for 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We do hope to hold the Community Dinner on the Town Green on September 12, if by that time it is possible to gather for the dinner, safely and legally.

Why did we make this decision now if permissible activities might be expanded by September?

      Simply put, the involvement of so many Amherst organizations has grown Old Home Day into a fantastic, fun, and rather large event. This also means that it requires significant amounts of advanced planning and coordination. With the uncertainty surrounding public gatherings due to COVID-19, we’re simply not able to secure the many needed contractual and financial commitments from vendors, artisans, performers, food trucks, sponsors etc. These key players are uncertain what September will bring, and so are we. It’s just not possible to plan the kind of event we’d all like to have - even if it were to become legal to hold it by September.

Hosting the Community Dinner on the Green is a much simpler affair. This allows us to postpone a decision until much closer to the actual September date in the hope that we will be able to gather as a community at that time.

      Thank you for your understanding and support. Stay tuned for more information later this summer.