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

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 13 2017)

      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

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

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 11 2017)

      '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

    4. Farms in Hadley, Leyden, and Amherst win state infrastructure grants

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      Farms in Hadley, Leyden, and Amherst win state infrastructure grants ... grant, and working with a coalition of stakeholders and conservation experts. Small Ones Farm on Bay Road in Amherst will build a new farm stand with its $25,000 grant. The 63-acre farm grows over 40 varieties of apples... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst

    5. Amherst Charts Growth, Retains Small-town Feel

      Explore BusinessWest (Jan 6 2017)

      Amherst Charts Growth, Retains Small-town Feel ...an 33,000 students when Hampshire College, UMass Amherst, and Amherst College are in session. Last month, the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce and Amherst Business Improvement District (BID) moved into a shared space on ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Amherst College

    6. MassBenchmarks: State economy nears 'full capacity'; impact of Trump unknown

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      MassBenchmarks: State economy nears 'full capacity'; impact of Trump unknown ...in the state, said Robert Nakosteen, executive editor at MassBenchmarks and a professor of economics at UMass Amherst. The hot industries are software, communications, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. "I'd be king of... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    7. Joint Amherst Chamber of Commerce-BID office opens downtown

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      Joint Amherst Chamber of Commerce-BID office opens downtown ...pened Tuesday at 35 South Pleasant St. It is operated jointly by the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce and the Amherst Business Improvement District. The office is open five days a week, but also will be staffed by volunt... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst

    8. PeoplesBank Announces Key Promotions

      Explore BusinessWest (Dec 30 2016)

      PeoplesBank Announces Key Promotions ...athematics from Holyoke Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the UMass Amherst. Robert Raynor was promoted to assistant vice president, Compliance, Risk Oversight. Raynor previously... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Springfield College

    9. Commercial Construction Companies Forecast a Very Good Year

      Explore BusinessWest (Dec 28 2016)

      Commercial Construction Companies Forecast a Very Good Year ...nce project, and will complete phase 1 of another large project at the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst this month, which involves relocating water, sewer, and drainage lines in the footprint and moving the... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Amherst College

    10. Overall picture is positive for Northampton businesses, chamber says

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 26 2016)

      Overall picture is positive for Northampton businesses, chamber says ...easant, King and Center Streets, where rent varies in price from $20 to $29. The average business in downtown Amherst pays $29, while further south businesses in Chicopee and downtown Holyoke pay an average of $10.50 per... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Chicopee

    11. Western Massachusetts communities get $47,000 for regionalization efforts

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 21 2016)

      Western Massachusetts communities get $47,000 for regionalization efforts ...ties control expenses and efficiently deliver quality municipal services," Senate President Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, said in a statement. "We must continue encouraging cost reduction and regional collaboration as solut... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Greenfield

    12. Training, networking among challenges facing WMass manufacturers

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      Training, networking among challenges facing WMass manufacturers ..." said James Rooney, president and CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy said, "It's critical the commonwealth view Western Massachusetts as an as... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Robert DeLeo

    13. STCC to Offer ‘Green’ Major

      Explore BusinessWest (Dec 16 2016)

      STCC to Offer ‘Green’ Major ... to earn their master’s in regional planning through a unique “2+2+1” agreement between STCC and the UMass at Amherst. Students complete two years at STCC and then transfer to UMass or Westfield State University for anot... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield Technical Community College

    14. Coding explored by 36 Holyoke Girls Inc. members at high performance computing center (photos)

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      Coding explored by 36 Holyoke Girls Inc. members at high performance computing center (photos) ...esented by Holyoke Codes on Dec. 10. Eureka! Scholars spend time on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst experiencing laboratory activities in science, technology, engineering and math, the press release sai... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

    15. MassLive building offers new art gallery and musical performances in formerly vacant bank space | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 9 2016)

      MassLive building offers new art gallery and musical performances in formerly vacant bank space | masslive.com ...ace into a new art gallery and music venue. The new space currently features a variety of art work from UMass Amherst professor and artist John Simpson and his students alongside holiday decorations. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    16. Baystate Health welcomes UMass Medical School campus to Springfield with goal to train docs who'll practice in Western Massachusetts

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      Baystate Health welcomes UMass Medical School campus to Springfield with goal to train docs who'll practice in Western Massachusetts ...es Baystate Health," Kerouack said. "I think this elevates our academic identity to a whole new level." UMass Amherst is also participating in the program with the creation of an Institute for Integrated Health Care Deli... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

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