1. About Amherst

    Amherst

    Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States in the Connecticut River valley. As of the 2000 census, the population was 34,874. The town is home to Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, three of the Five Colleges. The name of the town is correctly pronounced without the h ("AM-erst"), unlike some other towns of the same name.

    The communities of Amherst Center, North Amherst, and South Amherst are census-designated places.

    Amherst is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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    1. This fits in perfectly with the mission of UMass Amherst.
      In Pilot Qteros biofuels plant in Springfield may have future creating ethanol microbes - MassLive.com
    2. We've really grown with Springfield, and we have the branch offices in Westfield and in Northampton and Amherst now.
      In STCC honors 6 businesses with induction into Western Massachusetts Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame
    3. Judge said the city will host its third developers' conference on Oct. 27 at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Another centerpiece will be the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's Clean Energy Connections third annual conference and opportunity fair set for Oct. 20 at the MassMutual Center. "The city is working so hard to create programs and images and perceptions that Springfield is a city on the move, Michel said.
      In Conference set on innovation
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    2. Downtown Springfield's Silverbrick Lofts make 'urban living' a luxurious reality

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 16 2017)

      Downtown Springfield's Silverbrick Lofts make 'urban living' a luxurious reality ...rated by a Manhattan-based company, wasn't the only reason the graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst chose to live in the heart of the City of Homes. Montero, a former Teach for America corps member who ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College

    3. Mixed-use apartment complex planned for downtown Amherst

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      Mixed-use apartment complex planned for downtown Amherst ... and two relatively minor waivers when their proposal comes before the Planning Board March 1, Brestrup said. Amherst needs housing, she said, and planners "think this is a good project." She said it will benefit the dow... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    4. UMass Center in downtown Springfield fufilling promise as base for academics, community engagement

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      UMass Center in downtown Springfield fufilling promise as base for academics, community engagement ...ars, students at the UMass Center can also watch, listen and participate in classes given by faculty at UMass-Amherst through big classroom screens. The center is also forging new ties with UMass Medical School, which is... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual

    5. State incentives in the offing as more companies, communities adopt solar power

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      State incentives in the offing as more companies, communities adopt solar power ...any built solar projects in 2016 at Chemmetal in Easthampton and over the past few years at Village Center in Amherst and at the Eaglebrook School in Deerfield. He says the Massachusetts solar industry is waiting right n... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield   Smith & Wesson Corp.

    6. Welcome to West Mass: Experts hope new brand name for region catches on more than Pioneer Valley did

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      Welcome to West Mass: Experts hope new brand name for region catches on more than Pioneer Valley did ...ong>New name has benefits

      The benefits are echoed by Sarah la Cour, executive director of the Amherst Business Improvement District. “As a broader region, we’re trying to brand something as ot... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    7. Glenn S. Welch: Freedom Credit Union sees positive future for business in Western Mass.

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      Glenn S. Welch: Freedom Credit Union sees positive future for business in Western Mass. ...ew up in the Springfield area, attended Western New England University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has over 30 years of experience in the credit union and banking industries, I am truly optimistic ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Western New England University   Springfield

    8. Mass. Cultural Council awards Amherst $5,000 for cultural district

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      Mass. Cultural Council awards Amherst $5,000 for cultural district ...y of options for every interest. Literary lovers will enjoy the Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst Books and the Amherst Poetry Festival, while film buffs can catch independent and feature films at the Amherst Cinema Arts C... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Northampton

    9. Seeking generous tech experts: Springfield's Tech Foundry job training nonprofit looks for volunteer instructors

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      Seeking generous tech experts: Springfield's Tech Foundry job training nonprofit looks for volunteer instructors ...re to meet that demand." Instructors, which have historically come from institutions and companies like UMass Amherst, Baystate Health Services and Paragus Strategic IT, teach skills including hardware and software troub... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    10. 130-unit mixed use North Amherst project gets ZBA approval

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      130-unit mixed use North Amherst project gets ZBA approval ...number of units will remain what was proposed despite some neighbors asking that the project size be reduced. AMHERST -- The developer of a 130-unit mixed retail project received Zoning Board of Appeals approval and tax ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst

    11. Greentown Labs Springfield office acts as 'matchmaker' between tech and manufacturers

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      Greentown Labs Springfield office acts as 'matchmaker' between tech and manufacturers ... manufacturers and educators. He's seen the new life sciences laboratories at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The first of a series of events meant to bring technology developers and manufacturers together is se... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassDevelopment   Springfield

    12. MassBenchmarks: Labor shortage slows state economy

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      MassBenchmarks: Labor shortage slows state economy ...sachusetts Donahue Institute. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysisreleased the national GDP estimates Friday. AMHERST -- A shortage of well-trained workers for in-demand jobs is slowing growth in the Massachusetts econom... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    13. Six internet companies vie for $20 million in rural broadband grants

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      Six internet companies vie for $20 million in rural broadband grants ...h speeds up to 1 gigabit per second. The town of Charlemont has stepped forward to support this proposal. The Amherst-based Crocker Communications proposes to partner with Fujitsu Network Communications to serve 70 perce... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Comcast   Massachusetts Technology Collaborative   Amherst

    14. UMass researcher says all-natural 'wire' discovery could replace man-made electronic connectors

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      UMass researcher says all-natural 'wire' discovery could replace man-made electronic connectors ...s amounts of energy to produce and also contribute to the build-up of electronic waste in landfills, he said. AMHERST -- Microbiologists at the University of Massachusetts have discovered a new type of natural wire that ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    15. Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce names Georgia Moore president | masslive.com

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      Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce names Georgia Moore president | masslive.com ...ing Julie Marcus, who served as the president in 2016. 'The chamber is a vital and important resource for the Amherst area. I look forward to working with the board and chamber staff in supporting and advocating for our ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton

    16. 'Lumberyard' affordable housing in Northampton wins $5 million from state

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      'Lumberyard' affordable housing in Northampton wins $5 million from state ...ton will help strengthen our economy, our community, and our families," said Sen. President Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst. State Rep. Peter Kocot, D-Northampton, thanked members of the Baker administration and said "they hav... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton

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