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Published:  March 20, 2014

Amherst held a Town Meeting on Wednesday night, March 19, to discuss the possibility of increasing the minimum wage in Amherst to $15 per hour. If the referendum was approved or rejected by the Town Counsel then a call for a town-wide vote could be initiated. However, the article was dismissed. This means a $15 per hour minimum wage will not happen in the near future, at least not through this article. So for now, Amherst will have to be like all other towns and follow the state and federal minimum wages.