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. Knowledge Corridor Special: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, others christen Amtrak rails

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 22 2014)

      Knowledge Corridor Special: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, others christen Amtrak rails ...p. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D-Worcester, and retired U.S. Rep. John Olver of Amherst hosted dignitaries and press on the "Knowledge Corridor Special." It was a test run of passenger servi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Palmer

    3. Chicopee officials hoping state-city-military partnership will preserve Westover Air Base

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 22 2014)

      Chicopee officials hoping state-city-military partnership will preserve Westover Air Base ... facing federal budget cuts to improve infrastructure. The biggest grant is a $5 million allocation to UMass Amherst to support the creation of a Research and Development partnership program at Westover. The money will ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    4. Chicopee hires first GIS director to create computer maps of the city

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      Chicopee hires first GIS director to create computer maps of the city ...omputer mapping system of the city. Michelle Santerre, a 2004 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has been named director by Mayor Richard J. Kos. The salary budgeted for the job is $52,000 a year. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Chicopee

    5. Southworth Co.'s Paperlogic hopes innovative nanocellulose papers keep Turners Falls mill busy | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 19 2014)

      Southworth Co.'s Paperlogic hopes innovative nanocellulose papers keep Turners Falls mill busy | masslive.com ...nd doesn't block light. That quality might lend itself to some practical uses. A University of Massachusetts Amherst professor wants to use nanocellulose paper as a substrate to print 3-D medical implants and other tiny... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

    6. UMass to open aeronautical research center at Westover base in Chicopee with

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      UMass to open aeronautical research center at Westover base in Chicopee with ...e from U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, Col. Michael Miller, acting 439th Airlift Wind Commander at Westover, UMass-Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy, who also serves as a member of the Military Task Force, and Chicopee ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    7. Northampton will celebrate the arrival of the new Knowledge Corridor passenger train Monday with Gov. Deval Patrick

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      Northampton will celebrate the arrival of the new Knowledge Corridor passenger train Monday with Gov. Deval Patrick .... The route also includes stops in Springfield, Greenfield and Holyoke. The new route will replace service to Amherst, which will end on December 28. Narkewicz, McGovern and state Sen. Stanley Rosenberg will take part i... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Amherst

    8. Word is spreading about Iron Duke Brewing in the Ludlow Mills | masslive.com

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      Word is spreading about Iron Duke Brewing in the Ludlow Mills | masslive.com ...he said. “We are getting to know what beers they like.” That there are other craft breweries in the area, in Amherst, Easthampton and Brimfield, also helps business, he said. Some people who like craft beers are willin... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Ludlow Mills   Easthampton

    9. The Suspense Is Building

      Explore BusinessWest (Dec 16 2014)

      The Suspense Is Building ...lding at the cost of $3 million, adding to the rebirth of the downtown that brought some jobs down from their Amherst location. Caring Health Center completed its renovations in the South End, spending $15 million to do ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Mercy Medical Center

    10. Massachusetts announces $1.5 million for manufacturing training and additional

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      Massachusetts announces $1.5 million for manufacturing training and additional ... with an average annual salary of $75,000. "It is an innovation state," said State Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst, expected to be the next state Senate president. Rosenberg said it is important that colleges and uni... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.

    11. Knowledge Corridor passenger line to begin as scheduled on December 29

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      Knowledge Corridor passenger line to begin as scheduled on December 29 ...s a stop in Springfield and will add Holyoke to the line later in 2015. The new stops will replace service to Amherst, which will end on December 28. The long-awaited restoration of train service through Northampton and... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Amherst

    12. UMass Board of Trustees approves new five-year rolling capital plan totaling nearly $7 billion

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 10 2014)

      UMass Board of Trustees approves new five-year rolling capital plan totaling nearly $7 billion ... resources become available. Of the approved amount, $1.3 billion has been designated for the Amherst campus. AMHERST - The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees Wednesday approved its new rolling five-year capit... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Edward F. Blaguszewski   Amherst

    13. Economic Development Council in favor of increased natural gas capacity in

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      Economic Development Council in favor of increased natural gas capacity in ... for cooking and industries. Berkshire Gas will stop adding customers in Greenfield at the end of 2014 and in Amherst in 2016. Columbia Gas is reaching the end of its capacity to serve Northampton and Easthampton, he sai... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Northeast Utilities   Springfield

    14. Game developer HitPoint Studios moving to Springfield after local investors

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      Game developer HitPoint Studios moving to Springfield after local investors ...nt is "exciting" and now it "will grow right here." SPRINGFIELD – HitPoint Studios will move its offices from Amherst to Springfield after a group of local investors committed $1.25 million to the company in an effort to... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Amherst

    15. Amherst-UMass steering committee to present recommendations to Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, manager John Musante by end of next week

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      Amherst-UMass steering committee to present recommendations to Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, manager John Musante by end of next week ...e U3 report written by committee members Rolf Karlstrom, the chairman of the UMass Department of Biology, and Amherst Neighbor member Ken Rosenthal. According to the draft evaluation, some members believed that the U3 r... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   John Musante

    16. STCC professor, Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh, earns Carnegie honor

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      STCC professor, Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh, earns Carnegie honor ...and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. “This award is really a validation of very hard work,” said McGinnis-Cavanaugh. “ “I had somewhat hu... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Springfield Technical Community College

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