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Posted on: November 29, 2023

Downtown Winter Parking

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As a reminder, downtown winter parking stickers are required for parking in municipal lots during a snow emergency. Stickers are free and available to residents of the Downtown Central Business District only. 
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Posted on: November 7, 2023

Amesbury Introduces New Water and Sewer Billing

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The city website has been updated to include the new portal for online water and sewer bill payments. The link can be found in the main menu under "Pay & Apply", then "Pay For". 
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Posted on: October 12, 2023

Proposed Whittier Tech Building Information

Proposed Whittier Tech Building Information with rendering of building

Information provided by Whittier Tech and the Whittier Tech Building Project about the proposed new building has been added to the city website. 
Updates will be made as new information becomes available. 
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Posted on: September 21, 2023

Smart911 is Replacing Swift911 for Emergency Voice and Text Messages

Smart911 Replaces Swift911

Smart911 is now available to all residents, replacing the previous Swift911 system. Smart911 is a free service that allows individuals to receive notifications sent from local authorities to stay informed on potentially hazardous situations involving weat...

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Posted on: September 14, 2023

Storm Warning

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Weather services are reporting the possible effects from Hurricane Lee impacting our area, Friday(9/15) afternoon into the weekend. Potential damaging winds, rain, and isolated flooding are possible. Being prepared and educated on what to do prior to, dur...

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Posted on: August 22, 2023

Recent Flooding In Amesbury

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This Summer has brought unprecedented amounts of rain to Massachusetts. Amesbury and surrounding communities are experiencing impacts to our public infrastructure as a result of flash floods. Public Works has been diligently addressing storm damage as soo...

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Posted on: July 13, 2023

Amesbury Adopts Automated Trash Pickup

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G. MELLO IS TRANSITIONING TO AN AUTOMATED TRASH PICKUP SYSTEM SIMILAR TO AMESBURY’S CURRENT RECYCLING PICK UP. NEW BROWN TRASH CARTS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO RESIDENTS.

  • Trash is collected weekly, with the exception of the Downtown Business District.
  • Only tras...
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Posted on: June 22, 2023

Woodsom Farm and the Protected Bobolinks

Woodsom Farm and the Protected Bobilinks. Bobolink bird in a field.

In recent years, the mowing of Woodsom Farm has been done by our facilities staff member at Public Works. After his sudden passing this spring, our mowing schedule was delayed and the nesting season for birds, which flourish in this area, is now well unde...

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

City Announces Nicholas Cracknell As the New Director of OCED

City of Amesbury announces the hiring of Nicholas Cracknell as the new Director of OCED

The City of Amesbury announces the hiring of Nicholas Cracknell as the new Director of the Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED). The Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) works to foster economic vitality, to preserve...

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Posted on: April 27, 2023

City of Amesbury announces the hiring of Joseph Buckley as the new Director of Public Works

City of Amesbury announces the hiring of Joseph Buckley as the new Director of Public Works

The City of Amesbury announces the hiring of Joseph Buckley as the new Director of the Department of Public Works (DPW). Buckley comes to the position with over 25 years of public work service here in Massachusetts.

Joseph began his career in 1995 in the C...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Help Keep Our Waterways Clean

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Amesbury’s waterways are in danger of harmful algae blooms, which negatively impact our environment and our quality of life and are expensive to treat. Fertilizers and nutrients, including phosphorus-based lawn fertilizer, encourage the growth o...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

Mayor Kassandra Gove Named to MMA Committee on Energy and the Environment

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Mayor Kassandra Gove was recently named to the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s (MMA) Policy Committee on Energy and the Environment. On February 14th, the MMA Board of Directors approved the rosters for the five Policy committees for 2023.

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Posted on: February 3, 2023

Amesbury Publishes Request for Proposal For Former Trader Alan's Site

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Amesbury has published a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the former Trader Alan’s Truck Stop site and is currently accepting proposals for future development.

The former Trader Alan’s Truck Stop, located at 21 Pond View Avenue consists ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

The City of Amesbury is Hiring

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The City of Amesbury is currently hiring for a Public Works Director. 

The Public Works Director performs complex supervisory, administrative, professional, and civil engineering work in planning, directing, and managing the operations of the Depa...
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Posted on: February 13, 2023

Amesbury Police Department Investigating Alleged "Swatting" Incident at Amesbury High School

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Police Chief Craig Bailey and Superintendent of Schools Elizabeth McAndrews report that the school day was disrupted Monday after an alleged act of "swatting."

The Amesbury Police Department and other law enforcement agencies are actively investi...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

2023 City Census/Street Listing

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The annual City Census/Annual Street Listing has been mailed this week. This is not the same as the Federal Census that is done every ten years. This is an annual requirement and is mailed to residents at the start of every year. The deadline to ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Makers Highlight Issue 01

Makers Highlight Issue 01

Amesbury has a rich history of makers. From carriages to textiles. From auto parts to furniture. Continuing with that history, today’s makers and manufacturers are producing amazing products such as recreational sports equipment, high tech devices, clothi...
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Posted on: December 13, 2022

I Amesbury 2030: Infrastructure Survey

I Amesbury 2030 Infrastructure Survey

The City of Amesbury is embarking on a new Master Plan: I AMesbury 2030. The I AMesbury 2030 Task Force is currently working on the Infrastructure Chapter and would love your feedback!  

This survey will help the task force learn more abo...
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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Mayor Gove Selects Deputy Chief James Nolan as New Chief of Amesbury Fire Department

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Mayor Kassandra Gove is pleased to announce that Deputy Chief James Nolan has been selected to serve as Chief of the Amesbury Fire Department (AFD). Chief Nolan has been holding the position of Interim Chief as the City conducted its search. This decision...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Amesbury Receives $80,000 Housing Choice Grant Program Award from State

  Amesbury Receives $80,000 Housing Choice Grant Program Award from State

The City of Amesbury recently received $80,000 from the current round of Housing Choice Grant Program Awards issued by the State. This money will be used to engage residents and businesses through strategies for how to create housing that is affordable an...

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

November 8th Official State Election Results

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Here are the official results from the November 8, 2022 State Election. 
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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Amesbury Certifies $4.6 million in Free Cash for FY23

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Mayor Kassandra Gove is pleased to announce the recent certification of free cash for the City of Amesbury in the amount of $4,695,302.00. 

Free cash is one component of the city’s reserves. Reserves also include stabilization funds, reserve funds...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Rural Schools Commission Report Released

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The Commission on the Long-term Fiscal Health of Rural School Districts, known as the Rural Schools Commission, has recently released their report, making 36 recommendations regarding rural school aid, student transportation, declining enrollment, regiona...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Mayor Gove Calls on Governor Baker to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine

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The City of Amesbury, along with our regional municipal partners, received one shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine in early January, which was utilized for Phase One emergency responders and healthcare professionals. Since then, Amesbury's Public He...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

State Issues Conditional Letter of Eligibility for East End Smart Growth Overlay District

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Amesbury – The Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) has issued Amesbury a preliminary determination of eligibility for the proposed ordinance to establish a second 40R District, the East End Smart Growth Overlay District ...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Craig Bailey appointed Amesbury Chief of Police

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Mayor Kassandra Gove is pleased to announce that Craig J. Bailey has been appointed Amesbury’s 23rd Chief of the Amesbury Police Department. She said, "I am confident that Chief Bailey will continue to form strong community partnerships in our city a...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Nolan and Shute to Lead Amesbury Fire Rescue

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After seven years of service Chief Kenneth Berkenbush retired at the end of June. Following his departure Deputy Chief Jim Nolan has been named Interim Fire Chief beginning June 29, 2022, and former Amesbury Fire Chief Bill Shute has been selected to help...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

City of Amesbury to Hold a Public Hearing for Cable Franchise Applicant - Breezeline

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The City of Amesbury has received a cable license application from Breezeline (formerly known as Atlantic Broadband). Their proposal includes offering competitive services of symmetrical high-speed internet delivered via advanced "Fiber-to-the-Home&q...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Lakes & Waterways Commission Educates on Dangers of Lawn Fertilizer

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The Lakes & Waterways Commission, along with Mayor Gove and Health Inspector Deb Ketchen, recently sent a letter to local landscaping companies asking for their help to keep our waterways clean. Residents can also help by choosing the right lawn ferti...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Amesbury Accepted into LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program

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Mayor Kassandra Gove is proud to announce that the City of Amesbury has been accepted into the 2022 Sustainability & Equity Accelerator through the LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program. Amesbury, the only participating community located...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Mayor Gove Calls on Governor Baker to Release Funds for Soccer Fields

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Mayor Gove recently sent a formal request to Governor Baker to release $600,000 in funding set aside in the FY14 Environmental Bond Bill, and re-authorized in 2018, to support soccer fields in Amesbury. Mayor Gove is committed to improving our athletic fi...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Council on Aging to Launch COAVan in April

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The Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) generously donated a van to the Amesbury Council on Aging (ACOA), which was officially accepted unanimously by the Amesbury City Council at their March 8th meeting. The van will used primarily for Am...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

COVID-19 Memorial Day

Mayor Gove with COVID19 Memorial Day Proclamation

The City of Amesbury joined communities around the country honoring the first Monday in March as COVID-19 Memorial Day. 


MAYORAL PROCLAMATIONCOVID-19 VICTIMS AND SURVIVORSMEMORIAL DAY 2022

WHEREAS, the first Monday in March has been design...

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Posted on: February 7, 2022

Mayor's Blog: 2021 By the Numbers

News Flash - 2021 By the Numbers

We had another great year in 2021. We continued to weather the COVID-19 pandemic but also saw an increase in response to our programs and services to pre-pandemic levels. I want to thank everyone on our team for their ongoing dedication to this community!...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

I AMesbury 2030: Recreation Goals

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Hi Amesbury, The winter season is here and so much has changed since we last checked in. As the seasons have changed, the cold weather and snow is upon us, it seems like a great time to reconnect. Like many of our city’s businesses and r...

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

Route 51 Change for MVRTA

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Beginning Monday, February 14, the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority’s (MVRTA) Route 51 Haverhill-Amesbury bus will be making a slight change in Amesbury that will make all the difference for Amesbury residents. Making public t...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Amesbury Cultural Council FY22 Grants

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The Amesbury Cultural Council recently awarded $12,100 in grant funding to local individuals, artists and organizations through the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s (MCC) annual grant program. Applicants can apply for grant funding to s...

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

The Conservation Commission is Looking for Volunteers

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Conservation Commission members are appointed and participate in the important work of promoting, protecting, and developing our city’s natural resources. 
Public meetings are held on the 1st Monday of the month at 6:30pm, virtually thro...
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