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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 12, 2022

Amesbury Launches Rental Assistance Program

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The City of Amesbury has allocated $126,216 to a Rental Assistance Program to provide short-term relief to low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Funding for this program is provided by the North Shore HOME Consortium Federal Home Housing Inve...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

September 6, 2022 State Primary Official Results

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The official results from the September 6, 2022 State Primary Election, including write-ins can be found on the City Clerks page. 

https://www.amesburyma.gov/329/Elections

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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: 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

News Flash - LEED for Cities

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

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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

News Flash - 2030 Open Space and Recreation

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: 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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