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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. Green Amherst receives $165,539 from the state for 4 energy savings projects

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      Green Amherst receives $165,539 from the state for 4 energy savings projects ... the investment on the fifth project - attic insulation at Town Hall was determined to be too long, she said. AMHERST – The town has received $165,539 from the Green Communities Division of the Massachusetts Department o... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    3. UMass names Springfield native William A. Dávila to lead new UMass Springfield center

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      UMass names Springfield native William A. Dávila to lead new UMass Springfield center ...fferings at the Springfield center will include online courses and University Without Walls, a program at the Amherst campus that helps adults finish their first bachelor’s degree. Courses tied to architecture, cyber se... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    4. Eric Carle Museum in Amherst to host educators conference

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      Eric Carle Museum in Amherst to host educators conference ...ly registration is recommended. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is located at 125 West Bay Road in Amherst, MA. It was founded in November 2002, and has since served more than half a million visitors. ... (Read Full Article)

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    5. UMass President Robert Caret announces arts grants including one for theater project involving Springfield

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      UMass President Robert Caret announces arts grants including one for theater project involving Springfield ...mmunities, according to a press release. Judyie Al-Bilali, Gilbert McCauley, and Priscilla Page of the UMass-Amherst theater department received $32,000 for their "Art, Legacy & Community.” They will work with communit... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    6. Hampden Bank names Robert A. Massey COO and Tara G. Corthell CFO | masslive

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      Hampden Bank names Robert A. Massey COO and Tara G. Corthell CFO | masslive ...cently serving as chief financial officer, a position he had held from 2008. He began his banking career with Amherst Savings Bank in 1976. During his career, Massey has held senior positions of responsibility for financ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   West Springfield

    7. Holyoke farmers' market to get visit from bicyclists highlighting concerns about proposed expansion into Franklin County of Tennessee Gas Pipeline

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      Holyoke farmers' market to get visit from bicyclists highlighting concerns about proposed expansion into Franklin County of Tennessee Gas Pipeline ... bike-riders began in Wilmot, N.H. and rode to Lowell before Holyoke. From here, they will go Northampton and Amherst, eventually to Plainfield,, Pittsfield, Cummington, Shelburne and Deerfield, with a plan of winding up... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Greenfield

    8. Springfield's Union Station chugging along toward projected July 2016 opening date

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      Springfield's Union Station chugging along toward projected July 2016 opening date ... Resorts International’s proposed casino in the South End and the arrival of a University of Massachusetts at Amherst satellite campus downtown. During the tour, Neal said the station is as crucial to Springfield’s futu... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    9. Rail service dream needs to become reality in time for Interstate 91 viaduct construction

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      Rail service dream needs to become reality in time for Interstate 91 viaduct construction ...onnecticut River that runs through Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield rather than running through Palmer and Amherst. But it will run just once a day north and once south and in the middle of the day, which won’t help m... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Palmer

    10. Live Coverage: Western Mass Developers Conference to feature Pioneer Valley opportunity | masslive

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      Live Coverage: Western Mass Developers Conference to feature Pioneer Valley opportunity | masslive ...tual Financial Group, Smith & Wesson, Menck Windows, and HitPoint Studios, a computer game developer based in Amherst . The event is being hosted by the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. They'll al... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    11. Consultants studying UMass and Amherst issues present initial findings Thursday afternoon

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      Consultants studying UMass and Amherst issues present initial findings Thursday afternoon ... to work with us through the early fall, when students are on campus and summer vacations are over." She and Amherst Assistant Town Manager David Ziomek are the co-chairs of the committee. She said the agenda is being f... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

    12. University of Massachusetts Amherst freezes fees, tuition for undergraduate students

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      University of Massachusetts Amherst freezes fees, tuition for undergraduate students ...ity of Connecticut. Under the freeze, in-state undergraduate students at the university's flagship campus in Amherst would pay $13,258 in the academic year beginning in September. The total cost including room and board... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   University of Connecticut   Amherst

    13. Baystate Health names building for outgoing chief Mark Tolosky

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      Baystate Health names building for outgoing chief Mark Tolosky ...er Valley Life Sciences Institute, devoted to research, in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts-Amherst; the D'Amour Center for Cancer Care opened, as did the Chestnut Outpatient Surgery Center; a number of... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Baystate Health

    14. Springfield Technology Park: Building 104 demolition begins in earnest next week, space where M1 Garand manufactured converted to school, parking and high-tech business space | masslive

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      Springfield Technology Park: Building 104 demolition begins in earnest next week, space where M1 Garand manufactured converted to school, parking and high-tech business space | masslive ...nd finally SpringBoard Technologies which closed in 2009. Archeologists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have investigated the site during demolition preparation. It's work that will continue and has already... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Armory   Springfield

    15. Hitchcock Center in Amherst receives $600,000 Cultural Facilities Fund grant for new building

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      Hitchcock Center in Amherst receives $600,000 Cultural Facilities Fund grant for new building ...cock Centerplans to meet the Living Building Challenge, which is the most advanced measure of sustainability. AMHERST - The Hitchcock Center for the Environment, which is building a 8,500-square-foot environmental educat... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Hampshire College   Springfield

    16. UMass trustees take first vote to freeze tuition and fees for second year in a row at all campuses

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      UMass trustees take first vote to freeze tuition and fees for second year in a row at all campuses ...n unexpected plunge," according to the release. Tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduate at the Amherst campus would remain at $13,258 or $24,215 with room and board, according to the release. "At a time w... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

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