Amherst Town Flag
The final tweak to the Amherst town flag -- incorporating 1759, our date of founding -- has been rendered and the design is now only weeks away from a limited production run of around a dozen units.
Renowned illustrator Barry Moser had originally submitted nine designs last year. The Design Review Board and Historical Commission by unanimous vote whittled it down to one, with the only suggestion being to add 1759.
The proud project, a brainchild of Select Board member Diana Stein, started in the summer of 2010 as a contest, but none of the submissions passed muster.
Selectman Jim Wald, a booster of all (well, most) things historic, contacted Barry Moser who volunteered to do the project. Thus no tax money is involved.
A large town flag will hang in the Statehouse Hall of Flags and smaller versions will be available for town buildings, civic organizations and die hard fans of Amherst, where even the h is silent.