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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. U.S. News Ranks Isenberg’s Online MBA Program 12th Nationally

      Explore BusinessWest (Jan 20 2016)

      U.S. News Ranks Isenberg’s Online MBA Program 12th Nationally ...nd student services and technology. AMHERST — The Isenberg School of Management’s online MBA program at UMass Amherst ranks among the best online MBA programs in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    3. Glenn Welch Takes the Reins at Freedom Credit Union

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      Glenn Welch Takes the Reins at Freedom Credit Union .... Welch, who earned his bachelor’s degree in finance at Western New England University and his MBA from UMass Amherst, held a number of positions at Hampden Bank before becoming president there, including chief operating... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Western New England University   Berkshire Bank

    4. Partnerships Spur Development in Amherst

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      Partnerships Spur Development in Amherst ...ollege; games played by collegiate sports teams; the Mead Art Museum and Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College; the Amherst Cinema Center, which shows first-run films in a number of genres; and the histori... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Amherst College

    5. UMass Landscape Design Students Bring Attention to Downtown Springfield

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      UMass Landscape Design Students Bring Attention to Downtown Springfield ...at they do; they see their work is important and can make an impact, said the urban design professor at UMass Amherst. He was speaking of a recent project by a group of landscape architecture students, who worked with th... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    6. Amherst BID has new marketing director, Ann Tweedy from Laughing Dog Bicycle | masslive.com

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      Amherst BID has new marketing director, Ann Tweedy from Laughing Dog Bicycle | masslive.com ...63 S. Pleasant St., will be moving to 49 S. Pleasant to become the new marketing and promotion manager at the Amherst Business Improvement District. 'Ms. Tweedy is a communications specialist with a background in marketi... (Read Full Article)

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    7. UMass, Amherst ink new $3.6 million strategic-partnership agreement | masslive.com

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      UMass, Amherst ink new $3.6 million strategic-partnership agreement | masslive.com ...The University of Massachusetts and Amherst officials have a signed a new strategic partnership agreement that will pay the town $3.6 million for fees and services over the life of the agreement that will expir... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    8. Healthy Pattern of Growth Continues in Hadley

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      Healthy Pattern of Growth Continues in Hadley ...pace of progress in this farming community turned retail mecca situated strategically between Northampton and Amherst. Bolduc told BusinessWest that navigating the state permitting process for his project has taken took ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Hampshire College

    9. Economic Outlook 2016

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      Economic Outlook 2016 ...tors to such growth. “A different picture emerges out here,” he went on, talking from his office on the UMass Amherst campus. “Springfield has added a few jobs but not many — at least it hasn’t gone down. The picture is ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield   Springfield

    10. Photos: Umass Amherst gets new $3.2 million MRI machine for its Life Sciences institute

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      Photos: Umass Amherst gets new $3.2 million MRI machine for its Life Sciences institute ...crane picked box after box from the trailer for almost six hours AMHERST - The University of Massachusetts at Amherst received a new, $3.2 million Siemens medical imaging machine at its Institute for Life Sciences on Tue... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    11. Geoffrey Kravitz named economic development director for the town of Amherst

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      Geoffrey Kravitz named economic development director for the town of Amherst ...c development director. AMHERST — Interim town manager M. David Ziomek on Monday announced his appointment of Amherst native Geoffrey Kravitz to the position of Economic Development Director. A graduate of Amherst Region... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Amherst

    12. Hampshire College hopes to begin building solar system this spring

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      Hampshire College hopes to begin building solar system this spring ...tricity. The impact study will look at how the arrays will function in the electrical distribution systems in Amherst and Hadley, and if any upgrades are needed for safe, stable, and reliable operation, Todd R. Holland, ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Hampshire College   Amherst

    13. Holyoke heralds 1st commercial rooftop solar project with energy to power 200 homes a year

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      Holyoke heralds 1st commercial rooftop solar project with energy to power 200 homes a year ...ng a 'Renewable Energy Development' program along with the Massachusetts Energy Extension Initiative at UMass-Amherst and expect it to be ready for launch during the spring months," Marrero said. In the press release, Mi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield   Springfield

    14. Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield highlights local CEOs, features Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse

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      Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield highlights local CEOs, features Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse ...t springfieldyps.com or email us at membership@springfieldyps.com. This event is being sponsored by the UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    15. Innovative UMass Design Building 'designed by designers for designers to teach design'

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      Innovative UMass Design Building 'designed by designers for designers to teach design' ... built of wood, and it will be the only one of its kind east of the Mississippi, she said. Olver, the retired Amherst Democrat, attended the ceremony but did not speak. UMass President Marty Meehan pointed out that the b... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Congressman John W. Olver

    16. UMass President Marty Meehan to celebrate new UMass design building

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      UMass President Marty Meehan to celebrate new UMass design building ...n, University of Massachusetts Building Authority director of capital projects, and State Rep. Ellen Story, D-Amherst will be part of the celebration, according to a press release. When completed, the building will be ho... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

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