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. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. Outlook 2014: Western Massachusetts colleges and universities address market

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      Outlook 2014: Western Massachusetts colleges and universities address market ...ation. The University of Massachusetts received $95 million that will create three new science centers at the Amherst campus, and UMass president Robert L. Caret announced the creation of a satellite campus in Springfiel... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University

    13. Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce Director Tony Maroulis named UMass community liaison | masslive.com

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      Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce Director Tony Maroulis named UMass community liaison | masslive.com ...Maroulis, who is also co-director of the Hampshire County Regional Tourism Council, begins March 3. AMHERST - Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce Director Tony A. Maroulis has been named director of community relations at t... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    14. Western Massachusetts unemployment: 'People are … hiring in very small numbers … all we are getting is onesies and twosies' | masslive.com

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      Western Massachusetts unemployment: 'People are … hiring in very small numbers … all we are getting is onesies and twosies' | masslive.com ...Home Depot's distribution center in Westfield, water gate and bulkhead maker Rodney Hunt in Orange, Smith and Amherst colleges they are all looking to hire people, said Patricia Crosby, executive director of the Frankli... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Westfield   Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board

    15. Business Improvement Districts in Western Massachusetts being challenged; economic development in flux in Springfield

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      Business Improvement Districts in Western Massachusetts being challenged; economic development in flux in Springfield ...n of urban downtowns. Locally they were established in this city, Westfield, Northampton and, most recently, Amherst, all with varying degrees of success. In Northampton, a group of members filed a federal lawsuit agai... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   TD Bank   MassMutual   Springfield

    16. Fast trains to Boston, New Haven, Montreal subject of Springfield meeting | masslive.com

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      Fast trains to Boston, New Haven, Montreal subject of Springfield meeting | masslive.com ... for people." Lamothe and others pushed for a third route, one that would cut from Brattleboro, Vt., through Amherst, Palmer and on through Storrs, Conn., to New London, Conn. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Palmer   Springfield

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