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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. UMass President Robert L. Caret says perfomance review will help strengthen all five campuses

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      UMass President Robert L. Caret says perfomance review will help strengthen all five campuses ...ticularly those that got "some progress and "good progress" to see if they really deserve that lowest grade." AMHERST — University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret said the performance review the five-campus sy... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Robert Caret

    3. Florence Savings Bank provides grants to 25 agencies in annual Customers' Choice program

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      Florence Savings Bank provides grants to 25 agencies in annual Customers' Choice program ... Northampton High School PTO, $5,000; Cooley Dickinson Hospital, $4,625; Northampton Survival Center, $4,567; Amherst Survival Center, $4,552; Friends of Forbes Library, $3,859; Cancer Connection, $3,555; Friends of the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Northampton

    4. People in Business: Tony Maroulis named director of community relations at UMass Amherst

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      People in Business: Tony Maroulis named director of community relations at UMass Amherst ...resh perspective will be a great asset for the university. AMHERST – Tony Maroulis, executive director of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce and co-director of the Hampshire County Regional Tourism Council has been nam... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    5. PVTA proposes change in Northampton route to include stop at Survival Center

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      PVTA proposes change in Northampton route to include stop at Survival Center ...ound operation with direct connection to the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside. The B43 route between Northampton and Amherst would also become a Bus Rapid Transit corridor featuring more frequent service, signal priority, dedic... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield   Amherst

    6. Valley mentor group helps business startups thrive: Aim to counter 7 out of 10

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      Valley mentor group helps business startups thrive: Aim to counter 7 out of 10 ...ension and conflict. Mike Mullen, 21, an undergraduate student in finance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, joined his father, Dave Mullen, in making a pitch recently for Kloudbook, a global Internet directory... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    7. UMass, state celebrate installation of state's first fast electric vehicle charging station

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      UMass, state celebrate installation of state's first fast electric vehicle charging station ...le Subbaswamy, to celebrate the installation of the first level 3 electric vehicle fast charger in the state. AMHERST – State officials joined with University of Massachusetts officials, including Chancellor Kumble Subba... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

    8. Springfield-based HAP looking for applicants for new 42-unit Amherst affordable housing project

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      Springfield-based HAP looking for applicants for new 42-unit Amherst affordable housing project ...ding to the website at HAP, the Springfield-based nonprofit housing assistance agency overseeing the project. AMHERST – With the Olympia Oaks affordable housing development just months from completion, the housing author... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    9. Greenfield train platform to go out to bid in project that will return Amtrak service to city

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      Greenfield train platform to go out to bid in project that will return Amtrak service to city ...pton, Springfield and Holyoke, especially since the new route will eliminate the loop east through Palmer and Amherst. “It will take 25 minutes off that trip,” Verseckes said. Benjamin expects work on the project to be... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield   Amherst

    10. Business Growth Center focuses on helping small businesses

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      Business Growth Center focuses on helping small businesses ...referral, from its location at the Business Growth Center in Springfield and from the chambers of commerce in Amherst, Northampton and Greenfield. Dianne F. Doherty, director of the network, said the programming is base... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    11. Outlook 2014: Western New England University Center for Innovation is part of region's 'entrepreneurial ecosystem' | masslive.com

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      Outlook 2014: Western New England University Center for Innovation is part of region's 'entrepreneurial ecosystem' | masslive.com ...encourages programs on campuses across the Valley, such as Western New England University's center, the UMass Amherst Entrepreneurship Initiative and the Smith College Draper Business Plan Competition. The National Colle... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

    12. Outlook 2014: Hampshire County's evolving economy and changing

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      Outlook 2014: Hampshire County's evolving economy and changing ...point Studios employs more than 50 full-time employees. At its studio near the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Hitpoint produces games for clients like Microsoft and Toyota as well as their own mobile and social ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Northampton

    13. Williams Distributing in Chicopee branches out to craft beer

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      Williams Distributing in Chicopee branches out to craft beer ...ew craft beers. “This year we planted our own hops garden, and we had our first harvest and we brought it to Amherst Brewery,” Scott Sadowsky said. “We have a passion for beer,” Frasco said, explaining why the company ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Amherst

    14. Open Square at the center of Holyoke's mill past and creative present

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      Open Square at the center of Holyoke's mill past and creative present ...is family bought Open Square in 1968. His father, the late William Aubin, developed Echo Hill condominiums in Amherst. William Aubin began redeveloping the property in 1970s with industrial tenants and a few offices, but... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Holyoke   The Republican

    15. Western Mass. rail travel expansion, Springfield Union Station project, on track for 2014

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      Western Mass. rail travel expansion, Springfield Union Station project, on track for 2014 ...ter – which now stops in Springfield and Amherst – will also stop in Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield. The Amherst stop will be discontinued as the train will no longer have to detour off its main tracks. The Vermont... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Amtrak   Springfield

    16. Outlook 2014: What will be the academic focus of the new UMass Springfield satellite center?

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      Outlook 2014: What will be the academic focus of the new UMass Springfield satellite center? ...o bring programming to the space. Kennedy is vice chancellor for university relations in Amherst. With UMass-Amherst as the lead campus, the group is looking at “which academic offerings make the most sense,” Kennedy sa... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

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