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. We are grateful for this most generous gift from two of the university's greatest benefactors. It speaks volumes about the education Doug Berthiaume received here in Amherst and about his understanding of the power of education to foster innovation in the real world.
      In UMass alum Douglas Berthiaume, wife Diana donate $10 million to UMass
    2. This year we planted our own hops garden, and we had our first harvest and we brought it to Amherst Brewery.
      In Williams Distributing in Chicopee branches out to craft beer
    3. Tony's reputation as a strong leader of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce and his breadth and depth of knowledge of the issues in town-gown relations will be a tremendous boost to our team.
      In Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce Director Tony Maroulis named UMass community liaison | masslive.com
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    2. Don Courtemanche, former Springfield BID head, hired as new Amherst Chamber executive director

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      Don Courtemanche, former Springfield BID head, hired as new Amherst Chamber executive director ...director of the Springfield Business Improvement District has been named as the new Executive Director of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce. Don Courtemanche replaces Tony A. Maroulis who left to become director of commun... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    3. UMass alum Douglas Berthiaume, wife Diana donate $10 million to UMass

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      UMass alum Douglas Berthiaume, wife Diana donate $10 million to UMass ...the university’s greatest benefactors. It speaks volumes about the education Doug Berthiaume received here in Amherst and about his understanding of the power of education to foster innovation in the real world,” UMass C... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    4. Collective Copies to create bookstore within its Amherst retail space

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      Collective Copies to create bookstore within its Amherst retail space ...usetts," by Robert H. Romer, in 2009, Levellers Press of Amherst has produced nearly 50 titles. AMHERST - The Amherst branch of Collective Copies will create its own bookstore within its retail space at 71 South Pleasant... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton

    5. UMass Innovation Challenge Awards $60,250 in Final Competition

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      UMass Innovation Challenge Awards $60,250 in Final Competition ...5,000 awards, the David Wolf Prize and the Glass Prize. AMHERST- The ninth annual University of Massachusetts Amherst Innovation Challenge business plan competition gave out $60,250 in awards to five competing teams, wit... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    6. Coach's mentoring, successes on the field led Sherri Kuchinskas to a career in sports medicine

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      Coach's mentoring, successes on the field led Sherri Kuchinskas to a career in sports medicine ...ports. Kuchinskas also serves as one of the team physicians for athletic programs at UMass, Smith College and Amherst College and as medical director for the Springfield College athletics program. “My goal is to get the... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Springfield College

    7. UMass Isenberg School of Management ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek

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      UMass Isenberg School of Management ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek ...citing time to be at Isenberg. AMHERST - The Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is ranked 36th overall and 14th among public universities in the latest Bloomberg Businessweek magazin... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    8. MassDevelopment grants to New England Public Radio

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      MassDevelopment grants to New England Public Radio ...land Public Radio will maintain a satellite news office, intern space, and the Five Colleges Studios at UMass Amherst. MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council administer the Cultural Facilities Fund, an ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassDevelopment   Springfield

    9. UMass, Amherst officials hire Philadelphia-based U3 Advisors for town-gown study

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      UMass, Amherst officials hire Philadelphia-based U3 Advisors for town-gown study ...e Subbaswamy agreed. UMass, Amherst officials hire Philadelphia-based U3 Advisors for town-gown study UMass Amherst seals.jpg UMass and town officials have hired a Philadelphia consultant group to help with town gown i... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Edward F. Blaguszewski   Amherst

    10. Western Massachusetts Electric Co. to conduct aerial inspections throughout service area Wednesday and Thursday

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      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. to conduct aerial inspections throughout service area Wednesday and Thursday ... to be covered are: Northfield, Erving, Wendell, Warwick, Montague, Greenfield, Leverett, Shutesbury, Pelham, Amherst, Granby, Chicopee, West Springfield, Springfield, Belchertown, Ludlow, Wibraham, Hampden, East Longmea... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Amherst

    11. Springfield's Wellspring Collaborative worker-owned upholstery shop brings jobs, training

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      Springfield's Wellspring Collaborative worker-owned upholstery shop brings jobs, training ...visiting faculty member at the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.. Organizers bankrolled Wellspring with $200,000 in grant money awarded Partners for a Healthier Comm... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    12. Pioneer Valley Transit Authority to hold public hearings on proposed service changes, including new bus routes and hours

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      Pioneer Valley Transit Authority to hold public hearings on proposed service changes, including new bus routes and hours ...ic Library. A Northampton session is set for Wednesday, April 9, in the Northampton Council Chambers, and an Amherst hearing is scheduled for Monday, April 14, at Town Hall. Both hearings run from 4 to 7 p.m. All publi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield   Amherst

    13. UMass awards $200,000 to speed move of technology from laboratory to market

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      ...een demonstrated, closer to commercialization. • Amy Biddle and Jeffrey Blanchard, Biology Department, UMass Amherst Biddle and Blanchard have identified novel bacteria from the equine gut microbiome with the potential... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    14. CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. impressed with Putnam Vocational

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      CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. impressed with Putnam Vocational ...at Western New England University and the polymer plastics research center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are all able to provide trained employees and technical expertise. Cruise also said the region's many... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Western New England University

    15. Owners of Amherst Carriage Shops condominiums meeting today in Hadley to discuss selling shops to Archipelago Investments

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      Owners of Amherst Carriage Shops condominiums meeting today in Hadley to discuss selling shops to Archipelago Investments ...lazed Doughnut Shop, said Jerald H. Gates — a trustee who owns about 60 percent of the units under the entity Amherst Carriage Shops, LLC. — that he had been talking to Archipelago Investments about the firm possibly buy... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst

    16. UMass to open Springfield welcome center followed by satellite classes in September

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      UMass to open Springfield welcome center followed by satellite classes in September ... on industry sectors needs such as Cybersecurity, information technology land advanced manufacturing. “UMass Amherst is already deeply involved in Springfield,” she said. “This is not something new.” But she said the bu... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield

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