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.
      In Conference set on innovation
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    2. DPU agrees to hold Western Mass. hearing on Berkshire Gas-Tennessee Gas pipeline deal

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      DPU agrees to hold Western Mass. hearing on Berkshire Gas-Tennessee Gas pipeline deal ...d to the Western Massachusetts hearing after receiving a letter from state Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst). "This agreement will have a significant impact on the region, and I think it's critical that we ens... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Amherst   Greenfield

    3. Crimson & Clover Farms of Northampton expands farm share program for SNAP recipients

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      Crimson & Clover Farms of Northampton expands farm share program for SNAP recipients ...er payment methods. Crimson & Clover has been advertising its SNAP share at food pantries in Northampton and Amherst, and thanks to those marketing efforts only has 18 spots left. Frigard said SNAP shares are treated t... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton

    4. UMass announces new scholarship program for community college honors students

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      UMass announces new scholarship program for community college honors students ...onwealth's distinguished students," said Massachusetts Secretary of Education James A. Peyser in a statement. AMHERST – The University of Massachusetts has a created a new scholarship program aimed at helping low-income ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

    5. Senate President Stanley Rosenberg calls for Western Massachusetts hearing on Tennessee Gas pipeline deal with Berkshire Gas

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      Senate President Stanley Rosenberg calls for Western Massachusetts hearing on Tennessee Gas pipeline deal with Berkshire Gas ...s engaged in this process," Rosenberg said. NORTHAMPTON — Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst, has asked the Department of Public Utilities to schedule a public hearing in the western part of the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Greenfield

    6. Hitchcock Center celebrates groundbreaking at Hampshire College

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      Hitchcock Center celebrates groundbreaking at Hampshire College ...donate. A group of donors will match all donations given or pledged between now and May 31, of up to $100,000 AMHERST – With the Hitchcock Center groundbreaking ceremony Friday afternoon at Hampshire College, the center ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Hampshire College   Amherst

    7. University of Massachusetts chooses UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan

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      University of Massachusetts chooses UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan ...tting of any kind," Phillis wrote in an email. The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, the college paper of UMass Amherst, citing 980 WCAP, reported Friday that Meehan had already been chosen for the job, even though both Me... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massport   Springfield

    8. Investments for the Future

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      Investments for the Future ....” Sikes said Wohl is typical of many donors to the fund in that he’s a professional from the Northampton-Amherst area (the northern portion of the region seems to be embracing this concept more than the Springfield ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Common Capital   Springfield

    9. Downtown Springfield: UMass Amherst students employ 'tactical urbanism' lessons to create temporary art (photos)

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      Downtown Springfield: UMass Amherst students employ 'tactical urbanism' lessons to create temporary art (photos) ...ink of new ways to take advantage of them. SPRINGFIELD — Graduate students of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Landscape Architectural and Regional Planning brought their ideas from their urban desig... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    10. Hitchcock Center to break ground on new $5.9 million center at Hampshire College

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      Hitchcock Center to break ground on new $5.9 million center at Hampshire College ...dvanced measure of sustainability. Fewer than 10 buildings have been certified, according to a press release. AMHERST – Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, Rep. Ellen Story, acting state Department of Energy Resources Co... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Hampshire College   Amherst

    11. Students' innovative ideas wow judges at Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative in Holyoke | masslive

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      Students' innovative ideas wow judges at Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative in Holyoke | masslive ... Dream." Wednesday night also was a dream come true for other student entrepreneurs. Peter Levin from UMass Amherst took second in the elevator pitch contest. He was promoting Safe Siren, a crime prevention and rapid-r... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Smith College

    12. Amherst on hunt for 1st economic director; officials hope to hire for July | masslive

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      Amherst on hunt for 1st economic director; officials hope to hire for July | masslive ...husetts committee also recommended that the work of the steering committee continue with a University-Town of Amherst Collaborative. The director would provide "strategic focus and key role on (UTAC), to oversee and faci... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    13. Amherst drops plans for solar array on closed landfill

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      Amherst drops plans for solar array on closed landfill ...ould save the town about $25 million over the next 25 to 30 years. But the project as it was created is dead. AMHERST – Four years ago, town officials began negotiating with the Boston-based Blue Wave Capital to build a ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Amherst   Westfield

    14. Downtown Springfield features urban designs created by UMass students

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      Downtown Springfield features urban designs created by UMass students ..., according to Frank Sleegers and Michael Di Pasquale, urban design professors at University of Massachusetts Amherst. This Friday a public tour will be held for those interested in seeing the installations and speaking... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    15. “No Space Left Behind:”

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      “No Space Left Behind:” ...;Co-written by Frank Sleegers and Michael Di Pasquale, urban design professors at University of Massachusetts Amherst

       Springfield, MA on Friday April 24th in downtown Spri... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    16. Chicopee's Westover Air base could diversify mission add jobs with new refueling tanker planes

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      Chicopee's Westover Air base could diversify mission add jobs with new refueling tanker planes ... Aeronautics Research, Development and Training Center in partnership with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Some of the money will also create a solar farm on former housing land just outside the base. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Boeing   Springfield

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