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. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

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

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 26 2014)

      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

    6. 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

    7. Community Spotlight: Amherst | BusinessWest

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      Community Spotlight: Amherst | BusinessWest ...wealth is investing $1 billion over 10 years in the growth of the states life-sciences supercluster. At UMass Amherst, the MLSC includes such facilities as the Biosensors and Big Data Center, the Healthcare Informatics a... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   John Musante

    8. Allan Blair, president and CEO of Western Mass Economic Development Council, to retire at end of 2014

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      Allan Blair, president and CEO of Western Mass Economic Development Council, to retire at end of 2014 ...organizations including: Affiliated Chambers of Commerce, Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Amherst Business Improvement District, Westfield Business Improvement District, Northampton Business Improveme... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Amherst

    9. State Sen. Stephen Brewer will not run for re-election

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      State Sen. Stephen Brewer will not run for re-election ...y said she would leave the position when her term was up. But Brewer lost to state Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, an Amherst Democrat. Brewer said his decision not to run again is not based on that loss or on his electoral opp... (Read Full Article)

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    10. University of Massachusetts student trustees seek freeze on tuition and fees

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      University of Massachusetts student trustees seek freeze on tuition and fees ...on; Colin Murphy, UMass Dartmouth; Phillip J. Geoffroy, UMass Lowell; and Patrick Lowe, UMass Medical School. AMHERST – Student trustees at the University of Massachusetts are appealing for a $519 million budget this yea... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    11. Gov. Deval Patrick announces $52 million in state funding to combat effects of climate change

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      Gov. Deval Patrick announces $52 million in state funding to combat effects of climate change ...Climate Science Center. The climatologist will be paid around $100,000, with half the money coming from UMass Amherst and half from the state, Sullivan said. He will study the impacts of climate change and provide inform... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    12. Talk of high-speed rail between Springfield and Boston heats up; meeting next

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      Talk of high-speed rail between Springfield and Boston heats up; meeting next ...e late 1980s. Those plans call for a shift in the Amtrak Vermonter’s alignment, which today takes it through Amherst and Palmer before getting to Springfield, to a more direct southern route. While infrastructure work ... (Read Full Article)

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

    13. Apollo Grill owners set to blast off into Galaxy, a new eatery in Easthampton

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      Apollo Grill owners set to blast off into Galaxy, a new eatery in Easthampton ...oston in 1995 to raise his family. His wife, Laura, and he decided to move to Easthampton over Northampton or Amherst because of the potential of this city. He feels Easthampton is reaching that potential. As the city gr... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Easthampton

    14. Springfield Technical Community College names Allison Chen manager of Great Ideas program

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      Springfield Technical Community College names Allison Chen manager of Great Ideas program ...lems that have a direct impact on student success.” Chen is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and holds a master's degree in business administration from Boston College. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    15. UMass climate center to award $800,000 to help park and refuge managers adapt to changing weather

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      UMass climate center to award $800,000 to help park and refuge managers adapt to changing weather ... center includes New England and states west to Minnesota and south to Maryland. With the new funding, UMass Amherst scientists will receive about $200,000 over the next two years for collaborative projects, according t... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    16. Hitchcock Center in Amherst awarded grant to teach new program in energy literacy

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      Hitchcock Center in Amherst awarded grant to teach new program in energy literacy ...ely new curriculum. The children will learn and then help spread their knowledge to their families, she said. AMHERST – People may have heard of financial literacy or visual literacy – but the Hitchcock Center for the En... (Read Full Article)

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