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. Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation elevator pitch competition offers cash awards | masslive

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 8 2015)

      Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation elevator pitch competition offers cash awards | masslive ...ature a student representative from each of the participating local colleges: American International College, Amherst College, Bay Path University, Elms College, Greenfield Community College, Hampshire College, Holyoke C... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College

    3. Western Mass Innovation & Entrepreneurship Tour

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 31 2015)

      Western Mass Innovation & Entrepreneurship Tour ...ation is required for both tours.  Agenda: 8AM – Bus leaves from Tower Square 9:00AM – 11:30AM - UMass Amherst Noon – Lunch, Hosted by UMass 12:45PM - BRICK Workspace, Holyoke – Tour of new collaborative workspace... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    4. UMass Amherst Data Science Center Launch Event

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      UMass Amherst Data Science Center Launch Event ...m - 04:00 pm Bringing together leaders in academia, industry and government, the launch event for the UMass Amherst Center for Data Science will include a keynote presentation by the head of the Computer Information Sc... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Amherst

    5. UMass professor Sandra Petersen to receive Presidential Award for STEM mentoring

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      UMass professor Sandra Petersen to receive Presidential Award for STEM mentoring ...se ceremony later this year. Petersen, a professor in the veterinary and animal sciences department at UMass Amherst, since 2003 has served as executive director and a mentor for the Northeast Alliance for Graduate Educ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    6. MakerBot Innovation Center opens 3D printer in Umass Amherst library

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      MakerBot Innovation Center opens 3D printer in Umass Amherst library ...The MakerBot Innovation Center opened today in the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the Dubois Library. Featuring over 50 3D printers, the first MakerBot lab in a university library will focus on project-... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    7. UMass Amherst hosts conference encouraging minority teenagers to consider career in nursing

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      UMass Amherst hosts conference encouraging minority teenagers to consider career in nursing ...ative. "Increasing Workforce Diversity in Nursing is a project sponsored by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College of Nursing. The principal investigator Dr. Jean Swinney wrote the grant and secured approximat... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield   Springfield

    8. Holyoke Community College HCC awarded $625,540 grant to support students in STEM majors | masslive

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      Holyoke Community College HCC awarded $625,540 grant to support students in STEM majors | masslive ...clude Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Mass. College of Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Smith College, Western New England University, along with "industry partners" Massachusetts Green Hig... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Smith College

    9. Berkshire Gas imposes Hampshire County hookup moratorium blocking projects in Amherst, Hadley while calling for Kinder Morgan pipeline | masslive

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      Berkshire Gas imposes Hampshire County hookup moratorium blocking projects in Amherst, Hadley while calling for Kinder Morgan pipeline | masslive ... Natural gas is a necessity for businesses in downtown Amherst, said Sarah La Cour, executive director of the Amherst Business Improvement District. For one thing, most developers assumed it would be available. Secondly,... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Greenfield

    10. Amherst to study cost, feasibility of installing fiber optic cable downtown for faster Internet

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      Amherst to study cost, feasibility of installing fiber optic cable downtown for faster Internet ...echnology director. He said it's important for economic development for the town to offer the faster service. AMHERST - The downtown Internet could become even faster as the town looks into installing a fiber optic conne... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    11. Springfield considers 9 architects vying for East Forest Park branch library feasibility study

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      Springfield considers 9 architects vying for East Forest Park branch library feasibility study ...-On-Dudson, N.Y. Also: Jablonski DeVriese Architects, Inc., of Springfield; Kuhn Riddle Architects, Inc., of Amherst; LLB Architects, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Johnson Roberts Associates Inc., of Somerville; and Utile, Inc., ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Chicopee

    12. Holyoke offers business training for artists

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      Holyoke offers business training for artists ... of $40 a press release from the city said. The Arts Extension Service at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst is offering the training in conjunction with the Holyoke Creative Arts Center, a press release said. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

    13. Soon-to-be new owner of Amherst Brewing Co. to discuss management plan with Amherst ZBA

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      Soon-to-be new owner of Amherst Brewing Co. to discuss management plan with Amherst ZBA ...changes are substantial enough to require a new special permit." AMHERST - With plans now underway to buy the Amherst Brewing Company moving forward, Harold Tramazzo will be presenting his management plan to the Zoning B... (Read Full Article)

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    14. Community Spotlight: Amherst

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      Community Spotlight: Amherst ...strengthen its relationships with UMass Amherst, Amherst College, and Hampshire College. Community Spotlight: Amherst Kathleen Mitchell on February 24, 2015 in Community Spotlight In Amherst, Public, Private Investme... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst College   Hampshire College

    15. Bread & Butter opens Tuesday in Mill District in North Amherst | masslive

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      Bread & Butter opens Tuesday in Mill District in North Amherst | masslive ...Trolley Barn in North Amherst. The Lift, an Easthampton based hair salon, opened earlier this year next door. AMHERST - It took little longer for Brian Knox to shed his work shirts for his chef's jacket, but Bread & Butt... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Greenfield   Holyoke

    16. West Springfield seeks state help with Front Street Mill redevelopment process

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      West Springfield seeks state help with Front Street Mill redevelopment process ...power canal would be targeted in the plan to make the mostly vacant property flourish. Consultants with UMass Amherst have suggested mixed-use business and residential properties, beautification and more opportunities fo... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield   Springfield

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