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. That’s What Drives Continued Growth at Greenfield Savings Bank

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 15 2016)

      That’s What Drives Continued Growth at Greenfield Savings Bank ...of the outlying areas in the state, those outside the urban areas, are suffering from an aging population; in Amherst, the fastest-growing segment of the population is 80- to 90-year-olds. “So we’re trying to support, in... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Greenfield

    3. Commercial Construction Work Steady, but Highly Competitive

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 15 2016)

      Commercial Construction Work Steady, but Highly Competitive ...lding to accommodate a gluten-free kitchen. The firm is also handling a major renovation of the Alumni Gym at Amherst College, which houses its athletic operations. “We’re very diverse, and also have a site division that... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Amherst College

    4. Amherst Chamber names Timothy O'Brien as executive director | masslive.com

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      Amherst Chamber names Timothy O'Brien as executive director | masslive.com ...The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce has appointed Timothy O'Brien as executive director, according to a news release issued Wednesday. His start date is August 1. O'Brien replaces former executive director Don... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Don Courtemanche

    5. Westfield State University uses grant to transition to Farm-to-Fork Food Service program

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      Westfield State University uses grant to transition to Farm-to-Fork Food Service program ...ls who are interested, the release stated. Ken K. Toong, executive director of Auxiliary Enterprises at UMass Amherst, said "We are excited about the opportunity to work with Westfield State University. We are continuing... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University   Amherst

    6. MGM Resorts International to invest in Holyoke for culinary training, downtown Springfield for gaming training center

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      MGM Resorts International to invest in Holyoke for culinary training, downtown Springfield for gaming training center ...to programs at the Cubit and then transition to bachelor's degree programs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The center will house HCC's associate degree and certificate programs in hospitality management and c... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

    7. Partnership between MGM Springfield and Holyoke Community College paves way for free tuition for 50 Holyoke residents

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      Partnership between MGM Springfield and Holyoke Community College paves way for free tuition for 50 Holyoke residents ...to programs at the Cubit and then transition to bachelor's degree programs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Casey said. "We're really excited," Casey said. MGM Springfield, which needs 750 to 900 trained hospi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

    8. Western Mass. officials meet to discuss new MassINC report on transformative developments in Gateway Cities

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      Western Mass. officials meet to discuss new MassINC report on transformative developments in Gateway Cities ...ld. The former vacant storefront recently converted into a pop-up makerspace by MassDevelopment and the UMASS Amherst Extension School proved a very relevant venue for the event as it is in part a result of MassDevelopme... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassDevelopment   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

    9. AIC, New England Public Radio Announce Partnership

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 5 2016)

      ...s will now join students from New England Public Radio’s other academic partners, including UMass Amherst and Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Berkshire Community colleges in participating in NEPR’s paid int... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    10. $115,000 'green' grant honors Holyoke efforts to see light

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      $115,000 'green' grant honors Holyoke efforts to see light ...ss release from the mayor's office said. The installations will save taxpayers money, Morse said. Holyoke and Amherst were the only two communities in Western Massachusetts to receive shares in this round of "Green Commu... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Holyoke   Westfield

    11. Amherst developers scaling back One East Pleasant mixed-use project

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      Amherst developers scaling back One East Pleasant mixed-use project ...tudios, which were not part of the original plan, as well as 67 one-bedroom and eight two-bedroom apartments. AMHERST — Developers of One East Pleasant Street are coming back to the Planning Board with modified plans tha... (Read Full Article)

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    12. Amherst gets $175,971 in green money to help pay for electric car purchase

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      Amherst gets $175,971 in green money to help pay for electric car purchase ... the grant will also help pay for the installation of a another Level II EV charging station to be built near Amherst Regional Middle School. This would be the second electric vehicle for the town. Other projects funded ... (Read Full Article)

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    13. PVPC Releases Economic Development Strategy

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 28 2016)

      PVPC Releases Economic Development Strategy ...Subway Car Manufacturing Plant, and the Aviation Research and Training Center – a collaboration between UMass Amherst and Westover Air Reserve Base. A full digital copy of the 2016 CEDS is available on the PVPC website: ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

    14. Amherst receives $825,000 mini-entitlement grant to pay for accessibility improvements,...

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      Amherst receives $825,000 mini-entitlement grant to pay for accessibility improvements,... ...ing during after-school hours to at-risk, low-income youth ages 9 to 18. Also, $48,550 will be awarded to the Amherst Survival Center emergency pantry program, $32,950 for Family Outreach of Amherst, $32,950 for Big Brot... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Amherst

    15. People In Business: Eric Nelson of Westmass

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      People In Business: Eric Nelson of Westmass ...AP Certification. He earned his Masters degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Chicopee

    16. Paragus IT founder Delcie Bean gives 40% of computer company to employees

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 16 2016)

      Paragus IT founder Delcie Bean gives 40% of computer company to employees ... which frees Bean up to focus on growth. Bean started Paragus in 1999 as a project when he was a sophomore at Amherst Regional High School. Back then, if you wanted to hire him you had to promise to come pick him up. At ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst

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