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. UMass nursing college receives $1 million federal grant to recruit veterans for nursing

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 8 2014)

      UMass nursing college receives $1 million federal grant to recruit veterans for nursing ...UMass Amherst, and a distance-based learning program, which includes an annual summer intern program at UMass Amherst for selected students. The university will provide services and programs to help support the students... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    3. Dozens turn out to talk about U3Advisors recommendations for town, university housing and economic development

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      Dozens turn out to talk about U3Advisors recommendations for town, university housing and economic development ...lstrom said it's imperative that U3Advisors help the town implement some of the recommendations it has made. Amherst Assistant Town Manager David Ziomek and co-chair of the committee, said, "the interface between recomm... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    4. Amherst Town Manager John P. Musante encouraged by scope of U3Advisors work looking at housing, economic development

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      Amherst Town Manager John P. Musante encouraged by scope of U3Advisors work looking at housing, economic development ...dvsiors made a series of initial recommendationsand is expected to present its final report later this month. AMHERST -  Town Manager John P. Musante said he is looking forward to what the consultants and the Town-Gown S... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

    5. Amherst officials hoping for $1.5 million state grant to spark economic development

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      Amherst officials hoping for $1.5 million state grant to spark economic development ...n buildings that limits economic development there. The underground lines would make those requirements moot. AMHERST – Town officials have applied for a $1.5 million MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant for improvemen... (Read Full Article)

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    6. UMassCenter at Springfield opens its doors to 250 students Tuesday

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      UMassCenter at Springfield opens its doors to 250 students Tuesday ...oup. MassMutual, a backer of the UMass project, owns Tower Square and Babson. The university has campuses in Amherst, Dartmouth, Boston, Lowell and Worcester. ... (Read Full Article)

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

    7. Monsanto donates plant cell library, equipment to UMass worth more than $1 million

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      Monsanto donates plant cell library, equipment to UMass worth more than $1 million ...orate partners." "Monsanto is pleased to contribute this plant cell library and associated know-how to UMass Amherst," Monsanto's CTO Robert Fraley said. "We hope the library will help foster public-private research and... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    8. Mass energy department awards UMass-Amherst $2.5 million to create endowed chair in renewable energy

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      Mass energy department awards UMass-Amherst $2.5 million to create endowed chair in renewable energy ...id. "The endowed chair will ensure that the College of Engineering stays at the frontier of energy research." AMHERST - The University of Massachusetts College of Engineering has been awarded $2.5 million from the state ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    9. UMass computer scientist receives $536,527 National Science Foundation grant

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      UMass computer scientist receives $536,527 National Science Foundation grant ...ta Science Laboratory, will collaborate with computer scientists, clinicians and medical researchers at UMass Amherst, the University of Memphis, Yale University School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Los Angeles, wh... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    10. Springfield-to-Northfield train line to be purchased by state to restore Knowledge Corridor Rail Line

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      Springfield-to-Northfield train line to be purchased by state to restore Knowledge Corridor Rail Line ...ate Reps. Aaron Vega, D-Holyoke, Peter V. Kocot D-Northampton, Stephen Kulik D-Worthington and Ellen Story, D-Amherst. "The Knowledge Corridor is a rail asset that will play a key role in the region's transportation sys... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Palmer

    11. Archipelago Investments plans a 78-unit housing complex with space for 4 retail shops at Carriage Shops site

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      Archipelago Investments plans a 78-unit housing complex with space for 4 retail shops at Carriage Shops site ...ment earlier this month. The Planning Boardhas scheduled a public hearing on the site plan review for Oct. 1. AMHERST – Archipelago Investments is proposing to build a five-story brick and white cedar apartment and retai... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst

    12. 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

    13. Communty Spotlight: Westfield

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      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

    14. Center of Attention

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      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

    15. 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

    16. 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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