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 Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy cites progress on campus since his arrival in June 2012

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 29 2015)

      UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy cites progress on campus since his arrival in June 2012 ...he glass as half full. He talked for about 10 minutes and would have answered questions but no one asked any. AMHERST - University or Massachusetts Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy provided a kind of state of the state repor... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    3. Springfield resident Victor Woolridge named as new UMass Board of Trustees chairman

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 26 2015)

      Springfield resident Victor Woolridge named as new UMass Board of Trustees chairman ...ee on Administration and Finance since 2011. His term on the board expires in 2019. He is a graduate of UMass-Amherst with a bachelor of arts degree in legal studies. As the chairman, one of his Woolridge's first respon... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    4. Want to finish college? UMass 'University Without Walls' offers undergraduate degrees, takes life experience into account

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      Want to finish college? UMass 'University Without Walls' offers undergraduate degrees, takes life experience into account ...nity to earn their UMass Amherst degree 100 percent online, or blended by taking classes in Springfield or in Amherst. Our students can design their own degree concentration in many different academic areas," he said. "V... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    5. UMass Five College Credit Union opens branch at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield | masslive

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      UMass Five College Credit Union opens branch at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield | masslive ...System and other select employee groups. Prior to the merger, UMassFive had branches in Hadley, Northampton, Amherst and Worcester, with more than $385 million in assets. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    6. American River Nutrition Begins Construction in Hadley

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      American River Nutrition Begins Construction in Hadley ...Westmass Area Development Corp. announced that American River Nutrition, founded by former UMass Amherst Professor of Food Science and Nutrition Barrie Tan, has begun construction of a 25,000-square-foot office... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Westmass Area Development Corp.

    7. Community Spotlight: Holyoke | BusinessWest

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      Community Spotlight: Holyoke | BusinessWest ...and have invited people in town as well as restaurant operators from places that include Worcester, Hartford, Amherst, and Pittsfield.” Plans have also been made to address the former Parsons Paper Co. site, which has ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Northeast Utilities   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce

    8. MassDevelopment provides $17 million in financing for 20 group homes across

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      MassDevelopment provides $17 million in financing for 20 group homes across ...ties and towns around the state. Locations, announced Monday in a news release from MassDevelopment, include Amherst, Brockton, Danvers, Easton, Edgartown, Granby, Hadley, Leicester, Leominster, Montague, Orange, Pittsf... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Amherst

    9. Loose Goose cafe closing in Amherst with Archipelago Investments impending purchase of the Carriage Shops | masslive

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      Loose Goose cafe closing in Amherst with Archipelago Investments impending purchase of the Carriage Shops | masslive ...ike it. "They always remember your name," she said of the staff. "The ambiance is nice. This is the heart of Amherst." She said people are always discussing town events. "Great people," Foley echoed. "Everyone who work... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    10. UMass grant to help improve health of Springfield Caring Center patients

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      UMass grant to help improve health of Springfield Caring Center patients ...Stuart Chipkin, research professor of kinesiology; Cristina Huebner Torres, center vice president and a UMass Amherst doctoral candidate in epidemiology; and Sabina Dhakal, the agency's community programs coordinator/eth... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    11. UMass, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke receive community engaged designation from Carnegie Foundation

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      UMass, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke receive community engaged designation from Carnegie Foundation ...rst for its engagement initiatives integrating research and teaching with the community, according to a UMass Amherst press release. Hampshire College,Mount Holyokein South Hadley, Springfield Collegein Springfield and W... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield College   Hampshire College

    12. Faces in Northampton to close after 40 years in business

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      Faces in Northampton to close after 40 years in business ...ded Faces of Earth in Amherst in 1971. A second store in downtown Northampton was opened in 1986; in 1991 the Amherst store closed for good. Faces added a second floor at its Northampton location in 1994. Vogel said the... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton

    13. UMass External Relations Director Nancy Buffone named new Amherst Chamber president

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      UMass External Relations Director Nancy Buffone named new Amherst Chamber president ...uild relationships with our members and to providing opportunities and avenues to expand the economic base in Amherst." She said the partnerships between Amherst and Hadley,  the institutions of higher learning, and the... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    14. Cinda Jones hoping to lure restaurant, bar, entertainment venu to augment Mill District

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      Cinda Jones hoping to lure restaurant, bar, entertainment venu to augment Mill District ...of the new Trolley Barn. Jen Londraville, who owns The Lift, a salon n Easthampton, wanted to open a shop in Amherst for a long time "It's so nice to have this location," she said. "We wanted to be in on the ground floo... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Easthampton

    15. First passenger train in a generation stops at Northampton as new Amtrak service begins

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      First passenger train in a generation stops at Northampton as new Amtrak service begins ...enfield on its way between St. Albans, Vermont, and Washington, D.C. For decades, the line dog-legged through Amherst, which had its farewell voyage on Sunday. For most of the passengers on the platform, Monday's ride w... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Amtrak   Springfield

    16. UMass science center rceives interior funding to look at climate change on fish and wildlife

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      UMass science center rceives interior funding to look at climate change on fish and wildlife ...esources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change, according to a press release AMHERST - Scientists at the Northeast Climate Science Center at the University of Massachusetts have received ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

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