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Monday, April 26, 2010

Neighborhood Clean Up Project

The Amherst Police Department’s Community Enhancement Through Community Service Program has worked in several neighborhoods in the downtown Amherst area. On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Detective Foster and his team of workers were picking up trash on Fearing Street, Nutting Avenue, Phillips Street, Sunset Avenue, Lincoln Avenue, and College Street. This request came from Officer Bill Laramee who is assigned to the district that covers most of these streets. Through Officer Laramee’s meetings with residents of that area, these community members requested assistance with addressing some of the littering and trash.

The Community Service Program assists organizations with minor projects by providing free labor. The program is a tool to allow offenders who are required to serve court-ordered community service hours by the Eastern Hampshire District Court to complete that service here in Amherst. The offenders, many of whom were charged with minor alcohol offenses, have worked on several community projects since its inception in 2007.

Detective David Foster coordinates this successful program and is looking for suggestions for how this group can help the Amherst community. Detective Foster, who schedules and is present at all weekend projects, can be reached via email or by calling the Amherst Police Department Detective Bureau at 413-259-3015.

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