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 benefits from governor's environmental bill

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      UMass benefits from governor's environmental bill ...cilities for water technology at various locations in the state. AMHERST - The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and two other sites it operates in the eastern part of the state stand to reap $37.5 million for vario... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    3. Communty Spotlight: Westfield

      Explore BusinessWest (Aug 13 2014)

      Communty Spotlight: Westfield ...selves,” Miller said, adding that Westfield is its second location; the first is on University Drive at UMass Amherst. Phelon also believes the restaurant will result in an increase in foot traffic downtown. “The Hanga... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   General Dynamics   Westfield State University

    4. Center of Attention

      Explore BusinessWest (Aug 13 2014)

      Center of Attention ...eventive services for children, adults, and families across Western Mass. But when he was informed that UMass Amherst was looking for someone to manage the center it was building within Tower Square in downtown Springfie... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    5. Amtrak passenger service ready to roll by New Years, according to Pan Am

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      Amtrak passenger service ready to roll by New Years, according to Pan Am ...and, for the first time in years, run through Northampton and Greenfield. Previous service was routed through Amherst. Pan Am has promised that the new, welded rails will eliminate the “clickety-clack” sound that trains ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Amherst

    6. Archipelago Investments expected to file plans for Carriage Shop redevelopment soon

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      Archipelago Investments expected to file plans for Carriage Shop redevelopment soon ...owner of Amherst Wines & Spirits, closed and moved to new space on Route 9 opening this week. Glazed Donuts, Amherst Wines and Spirits, Puerle salon and spas, and Casmir Kocot nail salon have all moved to new locations.... (Read Full Article)

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    7. More housing and economic opportunities would help keep UMass students in Amherst area, consultants say

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      More housing and economic opportunities would help keep UMass students in Amherst area, consultants say ...nnected and disengaged over time." And there is "a lack of forums encouraging collaboration between UMass and Amherst." He did point out that the BID is one such place of engagement. There are also shared objectives. Bo... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

    8. UMass to save energy costs thanks to new solar array on Whately Farm

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      UMass to save energy costs thanks to new solar array on Whately Farm ...a partner to last year. This is the first solar project coming on line that is part of the program for UMass-Amherst, said Raymond Jackson Physical Plant director for UMass. Other campuses have participated in other sol... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    9. Consultants hired by Amherst-UMass town-gown committee to present preliminary findings Aug. 5

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      Consultants hired by Amherst-UMass town-gown committee to present preliminary findings Aug. 5 ...o create a stable balance in housing and economic growth that allows both the university and town to prosper. AMHERST – Consultants working on economic and housing issues that affect the town and the University of Massac... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

    10. UMass student farmers celebrate growing collaboration with Big Y World Class Market

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      UMass student farmers celebrate growing collaboration with Big Y World Class Market ...hours. Right now the produce that includes broccoli and cantaloupe as well is delivered Friday afternoons in Amherst and Northampton Big Y stores. Barry hopes it will soon be sold in Greenfield. He said with 61 stores, ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    11. Green Amherst receives $165,539 from the state for 4 energy savings projects

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      Green Amherst receives $165,539 from the state for 4 energy savings projects ... the investment on the fifth project - attic insulation at Town Hall was determined to be too long, she said. AMHERST – The town has received $165,539 from the Green Communities Division of the Massachusetts Department o... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    12. UMass names Springfield native William A. Dávila to lead new UMass Springfield center

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      UMass names Springfield native William A. Dávila to lead new UMass Springfield center ...fferings at the Springfield center will include online courses and University Without Walls, a program at the Amherst campus that helps adults finish their first bachelor’s degree. Courses tied to architecture, cyber se... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    13. Eric Carle Museum in Amherst to host educators conference

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      Eric Carle Museum in Amherst to host educators conference ...ly registration is recommended. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is located at 125 West Bay Road in Amherst, MA. It was founded in November 2002, and has since served more than half a million visitors. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst

    14. UMass President Robert Caret announces arts grants including one for theater project involving Springfield

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      UMass President Robert Caret announces arts grants including one for theater project involving Springfield ...mmunities, according to a press release. Judyie Al-Bilali, Gilbert McCauley, and Priscilla Page of the UMass-Amherst theater department received $32,000 for their "Art, Legacy & Community.” They will work with communit... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    15. Hampden Bank names Robert A. Massey COO and Tara G. Corthell CFO | masslive

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      Hampden Bank names Robert A. Massey COO and Tara G. Corthell CFO | masslive ...cently serving as chief financial officer, a position he had held from 2008. He began his banking career with Amherst Savings Bank in 1976. During his career, Massey has held senior positions of responsibility for financ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   West Springfield

    16. Holyoke farmers' market to get visit from bicyclists highlighting concerns about proposed expansion into Franklin County of Tennessee Gas Pipeline

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 2 2014)

      Holyoke farmers' market to get visit from bicyclists highlighting concerns about proposed expansion into Franklin County of Tennessee Gas Pipeline ... bike-riders began in Wilmot, N.H. and rode to Lowell before Holyoke. From here, they will go Northampton and Amherst, eventually to Plainfield,, Pittsfield, Cummington, Shelburne and Deerfield, with a plan of winding up... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Greenfield

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