SaltWire Network confirmed in March 2021 that Amherst News had permanently closed. The weekly community newspaper had been temporarily closed since March 25, 2020, due to the impacts of the pandemic.
The newspaper absorbed The Citizen Record on July 1, 2018 and changed from a paid-for community newspaper to a free community paper. The Amherst News stopped daily publication and became a weekly newspaper as of Aug. 2, 2013.
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