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.
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    2. Amherst parking report provides action steps to address downtown parking needs

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 28 2015)

      Amherst parking report provides action steps to address downtown parking needs ...ay, Friday, and Saturday evenings throughout the year is increasingly limited, unpredictable, and inadequate. AMHERST – Town officials have released a 68-page parking report that provides detailed suggestions about how t... (Read Full Article)

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    3. UMass researchers developing device to keep bats from wind turbine blades

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      UMass researchers developing device to keep bats from wind turbine blades ... Energy Center. Paul R. Sievert,associate professor in environmental conservation, is overseeing the project. AMHERST – White-nose syndrome has already devastated the hibernating bats population, researchers at the Unive... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Clean Energy Center

    4. Leverett municipal broadband network topic of State Department tour

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      Leverett municipal broadband network topic of State Department tour ... pent-up demand" for broadband in Leverett, a "desirable and sophisticated rural town" which directly borders Amherst, home to the University of Massachusetts. Goldberg said the Leverett's approach to building a municipa... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

    5. Amherst Area chamber names its A+ Award winners

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      Amherst Area chamber names its A+ Award winners ...ity," said Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Don Courtemanche in a statement. AMHERST – The Amherst League of Women Voters, Hampshire College, Boyden & Perron are among the organizations that will be ho... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Hampshire College   Amherst   Don Courtemanche

    6. Deerfield zoning board OKs 6-megawatt solar farm

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      ...ity over 2 megawatts or taking more than 10 acres. Present at the meeting were Michael "Mickey" Marcus of the Amherst-based New England Environmental Consulting Inc. and Marnin Lebovitz of Lake Street. Lebovitz said Lake... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Greenfield

    7. Shutesbury group opposes solar farm on W.D. Cowls forest land

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      Shutesbury group opposes solar farm on W.D. Cowls forest land ...year over the course of a 20-year lease. Michel J. "Mickey" Marcus, president of New England Environmental in Amherst, is handling the environmental and engineering consulting for the project. Marcus said the site would ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Daily Hampshire Gazette   Amherst

    8. Work on new Advance Auto Parts begins behind Hadley Corner Shops, Route 9 Hadley

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      Work on new Advance Auto Parts begins behind Hadley Corner Shops, Route 9 Hadley ... said the are using propane until gas service is available. The end of the moratorium on new service here and Amherst, Hatfield, and Sunderland new service depends on whether the controversial Tennessee Gas Pipeline, a s... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Amherst

    9. University of Massachusetts Medical School to open Springfield campus

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      University of Massachusetts Medical School to open Springfield campus ...ic Health program involving UMass-Amherst's School of Public Health and Health Sciences and building on UMass-Amherst's first satellite campus at Tower Square in downtown Springfield. "This is a fantastic opportunity for... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Baystate Health

    10. Worthy Craft Beer Showcase has put Springfield on beer map

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      Worthy Craft Beer Showcase has put Springfield on beer map ..., like our Hoppiness is a Warm Pun." Some of the other breweries you'll see there include Abandoned Building, Amherst Brewing, Allagash, High Horse, Jack's Abby, Mayflower, New City, Peak Organic, Sixpoint, Stone, Troeg'... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Northampton

    11. Metacomet Cafe in Amherst now open and serving burgers

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      Metacomet Cafe in Amherst now open and serving burgers ...staurant, said it opened Sunday and they have a full complement of burgers to offer and the menu will change. AMHERST – Nearly a year after securing its second common victualler's a license, three year's after the first,... (Read Full Article)

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    12. DPU hearing tonight on Berkshire Gas pipeline deal with Kinder Morgan

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      DPU hearing tonight on Berkshire Gas pipeline deal with Kinder Morgan ...e." The Western Massachusetts hearing was scheduled at the urging of state Senate President Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst. Rosenberg has taken no definitive stand on the pipeline. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Amherst   Northampton

    13. Amhers BID concert series begins Friday night at Sweetser Park

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      Amhers BID concert series begins Friday night at Sweetser Park ...be held July 17, and Aug. 14 from 6 to to 7:30 p.m. in Sweetser Park in downtown Amherst. AMHERST - The first Amherst Business improvement District sponsored concert of the season will be held Friday night beginning at 6... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    14. Hampshire College permanently protecting 46 acres of land as part of meeting Living Building challenge

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      Hampshire College permanently protecting 46 acres of land as part of meeting Living Building challenge ...e acres on which the building sits. The college is preserving 46 acres. (Bruner/Cott & Associates of Boston) AMHERST - Hampshire College, Kestrel Land Trust, Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs, and the Town ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Hampshire College   Amherst   Holyoke

    15. Baystate Health layoffs: Health care system says it needs surplus to reinvest | masslive.com

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      Baystate Health layoffs: Health care system says it needs surplus to reinvest | masslive.com ...g to the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (pdf). The next largest employer, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has roughly 7,900 employees. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Palmer

    16. UMass President Robert Caret announces $1.7 million in grants to UMass faculty

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      UMass President Robert Caret announces $1.7 million in grants to UMass faculty ...cience, Industrial Outreach: Andrew McCallum and David Jensen of UMass Amherst, $85,000 to provide support to Amherst's recently announced new initiative in big data. Institute for Cyber Security: Brian Levine and Emery... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

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