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. 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. Officials celebrate groundbreaking for Western Massachusett firefighting training center in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 6 2014)

      Officials celebrate groundbreaking for Western Massachusett firefighting training center in Springfield ...ar. Coan, Springfield Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant, and State Senate Majority Leader Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst, each spoke of the long process involved in finding a suitable site and then finding the funding to ge... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Amherst

    3. Easthampton mill complex at 1 Ferry St. on the market for $3.1 million

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 6 2014)

      Easthampton mill complex at 1 Ferry St. on the market for $3.1 million ...dos. By 2008, the project was in trouble, with the developers owing back taxes to the city and payments to an Amherst architect. Messier was able to resolve those problems and prevent One Ferry from being seized and sold... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Easthampton

    4. UMass Applied Life Sciences hires biopharmaceutical executive Peter H. Reinhart as first director

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 2 2014)

      UMass Applied Life Sciences hires biopharmaceutical executive Peter H. Reinhart as first director ...g with money from the university to accelerate life science research and advance collaboration with industry. AMHERST – The Institute for Applied Life Sciences at the University of Massachusetts has its first director - ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    5. Chambers of Commerce to sponsor legislative event with U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, State House Speaker Robert DeLeo, others

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 1 2014)

      Chambers of Commerce to sponsor legislative event with U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, State House Speaker Robert DeLeo, others ...y cities and other topics. Other lawmaker scheduled to attend are Senate President-Elect Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst; Sen. Gale Candaras, D-Wilbraham; Donald Humason, Jr., R-Westfield and James Welch, D-West Springfield... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Robert DeLeo   West Springfield   Springfield

    6. Archipelago presents plans for 78-unit project at Carriage Shops to Amherst Planning Board

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 30 2014)

      Archipelago presents plans for 78-unit project at Carriage Shops to Amherst Planning Board ... building to house a wood pellet boiler, and construction of a 30-ton silo, 26 feet tall to feed the boiler. Amherst College purchased the property in 1989 as a storage facility for their own growing library. It was bui... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst College   Amherst

    7. UMass receives gift of $1.5 million worth of equipment from Juniper Networks

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 26 2014)

      UMass receives gift of $1.5 million worth of equipment from Juniper Networks ...rise, Juniper Networks, said, "We are excited to provide this innovative, high performance equipment to UMass Amherst to enable the workforce of the future using 'High IQ' networks for world-class collaboration, research... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

    8. UMass Moves Up in Ranking of Public Universities

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 25 2014)

      UMass Moves Up in Ranking of Public Universities ...my, earned its highest ranking ever in the prestigious national universities category. Since 2010, when UMass Amherst ranked 52nd among public schools, the universitys standing has steadily improved, reaching 40th last y... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

    9. Governor: New UMass center in downtown Springfield provides bridge to success

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      Governor: New UMass center in downtown Springfield provides bridge to success ...r and university officials and staff for their support of Springfield. Hannah Beaulieu, a junior at UMass in Amherst, in the nursing program, said the experience has been great at the Springfield center. She and many ot... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts

    10. Gov. Deval Patrick among officials set to celebrate new University of Massachusetts center in downtown Springfield

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      Gov. Deval Patrick among officials set to celebrate new University of Massachusetts center in downtown Springfield ...he speaking program on Wednesday is slated to include brief remarks by UMass President Robert L. Caret, UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy, university Board of Trustee Chairman Henry M. Thomas III, UMass Build... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts

    11. Research by UMass scientist could lead to development of new antibiotics

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      Research by UMass scientist could lead to development of new antibiotics

      Peter Chien, a biochemist at the University of Massachusetts, is part of a team of researchers that conducted a study that could be key to the development of new antibiotics.  The team’s discovery unveiled a major bacterial process that is crucial for bacterial growth, virulence and infection, according to a UMass press release. The research was completed in partnership with a team of University of California, Berkeley biochemists led by Kathleen Ryan. “There is a present human health need for the development of alternative antibiotics,” Chien said. “The mechanisms of the current ones are becoming less effective. There is ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    12. Pipeline constraints will force this Mass. utility to stop accepting new customers

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      Pipeline constraints will force this Mass. utility to stop accepting new customers ...ted Illuminating subsidiary will have to do the same for its adjacent Hampshire County territory, where UMass Amherst is its biggest customer. The reason? Berkshire quite simply can’t get enough gas. The company, which ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Greenfield

    13. Amherst Chamber honoring Rotary Club, Stephanie O'Keeffe and Tony Maroulis at annual dinner

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      Amherst Chamber honoring Rotary Club, Stephanie O'Keeffe and Tony Maroulis at annual dinner ...ration that is the highlight of the Amherst Area business community social calendar, is expected to sell out. AMHERST - The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce will be honoring the Rotary Club, former Select Board Chairwoma... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Don Courtemanche

    14. Five Colleges Consortium planning to build annex to house 2.5 million volumes

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      Five Colleges Consortium planning to build annex to house 2.5 million volumes ...ditions in library stacks, according to the release. The library would be cited near one Amherst, Hampshire, Amherst or Smith colleges or UMass and be easily accessible for retrieving requested material, according to a ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Amherst

    15. Rolling Green in Amherst will keep 41 units affordable with property sale to Beacon Communities

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      Rolling Green in Amherst will keep 41 units affordable with property sale to Beacon Communities ...restriction and owners had indicated they would raise rents 5 percent per year until theyreached market rate. AMHERST – Beacon Communities this week completed the purchase of Rolling Green Apartments with EQR Equity Resi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Easthampton

    16. UMass sees 12 percent hike in fundraising in fiscal 2014, record-breaking endowment

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 10 2014)

      UMass sees 12 percent hike in fundraising in fiscal 2014, record-breaking endowment ...School of Management. That was the largest gift given to the university, according to the press release. The Amherst campus led the fundraising bringing in  $45. 7 million, according to the release. The medical school ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Robert Caret

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