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. Community Spotlight: Amherst | BusinessWest

      Explore BusinessWest (Jan 23 2014)

      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

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

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 17 2014)

      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

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

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 17 2014)

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

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 16 2014)

      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

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

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 15 2014)

      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

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

      Explore GazetteNET (Jan 13 2014)

      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

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

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 10 2014)

      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

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

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 8 2014)

      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

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

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 30 2013)

      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

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

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 18 2013)

      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)

      Mentions:   Amherst

    12. Southworth's Paperlogic unit in Turners Falls looks for new paper markets

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 15 2013)

      Southworth's Paperlogic unit in Turners Falls looks for new paper markets ...th and Paperlogic are working with Bilodeau's team and with researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Paper production in the region has never been greater, he said. "It's just the types of paper being... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Northampton

    13. UMass Amherst has new projects in design phase, including physical sciences building

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 13 2013)

      UMass Amherst has new projects in design phase, including physical sciences building ...m building under construction is on schedule to open in the fall. Three new buildings are in the design phase AMHERST — Building and planning continues at the University of Massachusetts, which celebrated the opening of ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    14. Valley Gives closes in on $1 million, drums up support in Downtown Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 12 2013)

      Valley Gives closes in on $1 million, drums up support in Downtown Springfield ...Hadley Thursday morning. “Some people don’t know about the opportunity to give to nonprofits,” Hightower, of Amherst, said. Each took turns asking customers whether they heard about the day. Lindsey, who was there last ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst

    15. Amherst Planning Board issues modifications to 'Retreat' developers following preliminary hearing

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 11 2013)

      Amherst Planning Board issues modifications to 'Retreat' developers following preliminary hearing ...somewhere, he said. He said there will work to bring public transportation through the project. AMHERST – The Amherst Planning Board has issued a series of 20 modifications that must be made before developers of 175-unit... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst

    16. Northampton gets $3M from state for Three-County Faigrounds drainage project to ease flooding, pave way for renovation | GazetteNet.com

      Explore GazetteNET (Dec 6 2013)

      Northampton gets $3M from state for Three-County Faigrounds drainage project to ease flooding, pave way for renovation | GazetteNet.com ...mmunities, and $51 million for modernization of the Morrill Science Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Ward 3 City Councilor Owen Freeman-Daniels said the engineering plans look like a promising solution... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

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