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    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. If you were truly going to include the Knowledge Corridor, then certainly Amherst would not be slated for the elimination of its rail stop.
      In Mass. towns challenge new rail plans
    3. 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
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    2. White Lion, Springield's first craft brewery, draws big crowd at launch party

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      White Lion, Springield's first craft brewery, draws big crowd at launch party ...er Mike Yates. Yates is also the brewer at Cambridge House in Granby, Conn., as well as former head brewer at Amherst Brewing Co. and Berkshire Brewing Co. "We are extremely excited the way the beer came through the pro... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst

    3. Gov. Deval Patrick announces $66 million in Massworks grants for 31 projects across the state

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      Gov. Deval Patrick announces $66 million in Massworks grants for 31 projects across the state ...or 31 projects in 28 communities. He said the funding means thousands of jobs and new housing units AMHERSTAmherst officials celebrated the news that the town had received a $1.5 million MassWorks grant Tuesday for in... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Development Finance Agency

    4. Holyoke officials to welcome VertitechIT national computer consultant to new Open Square headquarters

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      Holyoke officials to welcome VertitechIT national computer consultant to new Open Square headquarters ...is a partner in the computing center, Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Smith College in Northampton and Amherst College in Amherst. The computing center opened Nov. 6, 2012 on a former industrial site downtown ove... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Amherst College

    5. The Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield and South Hadley & Granby chambers of commerce plan major legislative summit

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      The Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield and South Hadley & Granby chambers of commerce plan major legislative summit ... a real dialogue that helps them to help us.” In addition to DeLeo, Neal and state Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst, other state legislators in attendence will be Sens. Gale Candaras, D-Wilbraham, Donald Humason Jr., R... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Comcast   Robert DeLeo   West Springfield

    6. UMass researchers receive nearly $1 million grant from NASA to study how space travel effects food nutrition

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      UMass researchers receive nearly $1 million grant from NASA to study how space travel effects food nutrition ...t how essential vitamins degrade over time and find ways to minimize that loss, according to a press release. AMHERST – University of Massachusetts nutrition researchers have received a grant that will send them to new f... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    7. Amherst task force wants to assess overall transportation needs, residents, employees asked to complete survey

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      Amherst task force wants to assess overall transportation needs, residents, employees asked to complete survey ...so do on online beginning Thursday, said Richard Roznoy, chairman of the Transportation Task Force. AMHERSTAmherst has called Oct. 17 and Oct. 18 Transportation Days and consultants will be out at places like the Farm... (Read Full Article)

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    8. UMass President Robert Caret, trustee chairman Henry M. Thomas touring state with Springfield, Amherst stops

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      UMass President Robert Caret, trustee chairman Henry M. Thomas touring state with Springfield, Amherst stops ...er at Tower Square, which opened last month. Thursday, the tour begins in Amherst and ends in Worcester. In Amherst at 8 a.m., the tour begins with a meeting UMass Basketball coach Derek Kellogg followed by tours of t... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    9. Officials celebrate groundbreaking for Western Massachusett firefighting training center in Springfield

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      Officials celebrate groundbreaking for Western Massachusett firefighting training center in Springfield ...ar. Coan, Springfield Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant, and State Senate Majority Leader Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst, each spoke of the long process involved in finding a suitable site and then finding the funding to ge... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Amherst

    10. Easthampton mill complex at 1 Ferry St. on the market for $3.1 million

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      Easthampton mill complex at 1 Ferry St. on the market for $3.1 million ...dos. By 2008, the project was in trouble, with the developers owing back taxes to the city and payments to an Amherst architect. Messier was able to resolve those problems and prevent One Ferry from being seized and sold... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Easthampton

    11. UMass Applied Life Sciences hires biopharmaceutical executive Peter H. Reinhart as first director

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      UMass Applied Life Sciences hires biopharmaceutical executive Peter H. Reinhart as first director ...g with money from the university to accelerate life science research and advance collaboration with industry. AMHERST – The Institute for Applied Life Sciences at the University of Massachusetts has its first director - ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    12. Chambers of Commerce to sponsor legislative event with U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, State House Speaker Robert DeLeo, others

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      Chambers of Commerce to sponsor legislative event with U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, State House Speaker Robert DeLeo, others ...y cities and other topics. Other lawmaker scheduled to attend are Senate President-Elect Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst; Sen. Gale Candaras, D-Wilbraham; Donald Humason, Jr., R-Westfield and James Welch, D-West Springfield... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Robert DeLeo   West Springfield   Springfield

    13. Archipelago presents plans for 78-unit project at Carriage Shops to Amherst Planning Board

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      Archipelago presents plans for 78-unit project at Carriage Shops to Amherst Planning Board ... building to house a wood pellet boiler, and construction of a 30-ton silo, 26 feet tall to feed the boiler. Amherst College purchased the property in 1989 as a storage facility for their own growing library. It was bui... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst College   Amherst

    14. UMass receives gift of $1.5 million worth of equipment from Juniper Networks

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      UMass receives gift of $1.5 million worth of equipment from Juniper Networks ...rise, Juniper Networks, said, "We are excited to provide this innovative, high performance equipment to UMass Amherst to enable the workforce of the future using 'High IQ' networks for world-class collaboration, research... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

    15. UMass Moves Up in Ranking of Public Universities

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      UMass Moves Up in Ranking of Public Universities ...my, earned its highest ranking ever in the prestigious national universities category. Since 2010, when UMass Amherst ranked 52nd among public schools, the universitys standing has steadily improved, reaching 40th last y... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

    16. Governor: New UMass center in downtown Springfield provides bridge to success

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      Governor: New UMass center in downtown Springfield provides bridge to success ...r and university officials and staff for their support of Springfield. Hannah Beaulieu, a junior at UMass in Amherst, in the nursing program, said the experience has been great at the Springfield center. She and many ot... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts

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