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. Economist: Springfield jobs picture encouraging | masslive

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 26 2014)

      Economist: Springfield jobs picture encouraging | masslive ...eeds, said said Robert A. Nakosteen, professor of economics and statistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Inseberg School of Business. Greater Springfield added 2,300 jobs  in October, for a gain of 0.8 perc... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    3. The Fort / Student Prince reopens to big Springfield crowds with renovations, updates | masslive

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 26 2014)

      The Fort / Student Prince reopens to big Springfield crowds with renovations, updates | masslive ...ain on the bill-of-fare. The bar features a 16-tap beer system and its own Student Prince Pilsner, brewed by Amherst Brewing. Rudi Scherff, formerly a managing partner, is back working the front of the house. He said i... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Chicopee

    4. Amherst officials welcome comments about how best to use $725k mini-entitlement grant

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      Amherst officials welcome comments about how best to use $725k mini-entitlement grant ...rlier this month found out it was once again eligible for the grant. Two years ago, it was deemed ineligible. AMHERST - With the news that the town is once again a mini-entitlement community, Amherst officials will be ho... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Amherst

    5. Press barred from Kinder Morgan gas pipeline meeting for Franklin County business community | masslive

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      Press barred from Kinder Morgan gas pipeline meeting for Franklin County business community | masslive ... season. Another meeting is scheduled the same day in Hadley in conjunction with the Greater Northampton and Amherst chambers of commerce, but AIM Western Massachusetts Director Dawn Creighton declined to tell The Recor... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Greenfield Community College   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Amherst

    6. HCC, UMass, Hampshire College get $810,000 grant for clean energy, sustainable agriculture programs

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      HCC, UMass, Hampshire College get $810,000 grant for clean energy, sustainable agriculture programs ...cience Foundation has awarded an $810,000 grant to Holyoke Community College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Hampshire College to create collaborative programs combining clean energy studies with sustainable... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Amherst

    7. Florence Bank opens new Hadley office at 377 Russell Street | masslive

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      Florence Bank opens new Hadley office at 377 Russell Street | masslive ...Leader Stan Rosenberg, State Representative John Scibak, Town of Hadley Town Administrator David Nixon, and Amherst Chamber Executive Director Don Courtemanche, along with customers, friends and supporters who turned... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   The Republican   Don Courtemanche

    8. Gov. Deval Patrick: 'Water innovation the next frontier'; UMass Amherst professor receives $4.1 million EPA grant for drinking water research

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      Gov. Deval Patrick: 'Water innovation the next frontier'; UMass Amherst professor receives $4.1 million EPA grant for drinking water research ...h the commonwealth as a hub for the emerging water innovation sector. AMHERST — A University of Massachusetts Amherst researcher has received a $4.1 million Environmental Protection Agency grant to create a national rese... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Palmer

    9. Gov. Deval Patrick to announce $4.1 million grant for UMass professor

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      Gov. Deval Patrick to announce $4.1 million grant for UMass professor ...$4 million earmarked for water quality innovation to support Reckhow's work. This is a separate pot of money. AMHERST - Gov. Deval L. Patrick, officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Massachusetts... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    10. Hampshire College breaking ground Friday on new multifunctional Living Building

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      Hampshire College breaking ground Friday on new multifunctional Living Building ...and Environmental Design and there are just a handful of buildings that are so certified in the United States AMHERST - Hampshire College is holding a groundbreaking ceremony Friday afternoon at 3:30 for the new multifun... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Hampshire College   Amherst

    11. University of Massachusetts to review state's environmental resources that could be affected by proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline

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      University of Massachusetts to review state's environmental resources that could be affected by proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline .... We didn't have a dog in the fight." The analysis was formally requested by state Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst this month. The report will summarize natural resources along the company's preferred pipeline route,... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    12. UMass sets record with six start-up companies, including one that uses gecko-based technology developed in Amherst | masslive

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      UMass sets record with six start-up companies, including one that uses gecko-based technology developed in Amherst | masslive ... Update 4:15 p.m.: Innovation Accelerator from UMass Amherst helps users "look sideways" for new solutions AMHERST - The University of Massachusetts system spun off a record six start up companies in the past year whi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    13. Massachusetts Sen. Stanley Rosenberg seeks information on what effect Tennessee Gas pipeline could have on conservation land

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      Massachusetts Sen. Stanley Rosenberg seeks information on what effect Tennessee Gas pipeline could have on conservation land ...t through dozens of state parks, forests, and other preserved land and waterways on its way across the state. AMHERST - State Sen. Stanley Rosenberg is seeking data on state-owned conservation land that could be affected... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Greenfield

    14. Amherst once again eligible for mini-entitlement grant - this time of up to $725,000

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      Amherst once again eligible for mini-entitlement grant - this time of up to $725,000 ...ight at 7 p.m. and will begin talking about possible projects. AMHERST - After two years of being ineligible, Amherst has again qualified to receive a Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Mini-En... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Amherst

    15. Lawmakers pledge progress, cooperation across the aisle, at Chamber legislative symposium | masslive

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      Lawmakers pledge progress, cooperation across the aisle, at Chamber legislative symposium | masslive ...lection Day and on to governing. "Three guys who will be able to check their egos at the door," Rosenberg, D-Amherst, said. "There is no reason to expect the gridlock they have experienced in Washington, D.C. ,to happen... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce   Springfield   Amherst

    16. UMass celebrates $9.9 million renovation of Paige Laboratory for Stockbridge research

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      UMass celebrates $9.9 million renovation of Paige Laboratory for Stockbridge research ...-class agricultural success at UMass," which was just ranked 8th best in the world by U.S News World Report. AMHERST - Jay Popko, a research associate with the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Mass... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

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