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. Customers happy to see Atkins open in North Amherst

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      Customers happy to see Atkins open in North Amherst ...ole Foods. And he can support a local business instead of buying items at the North Amherst Cumberland Farms. AMHERST – As she was making her way to the register with her cart full of produce, Sybil Eddy of Leverett said... (Read Full Article)

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    3. UMass chosen as lead institution in $75 million federal initiative

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      UMass chosen as lead institution in $75 million federal initiative ... and build a platform for economic growth across the Commonwealth." "The federal government's choice of UMass Amherst to lead this cutting-edge research initiative is due in large part to the vision of Governor Charlie B... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

    4. Faces in Northampton to open cafe with lunch fare, coffee on store's top floor

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      Faces in Northampton to open cafe with lunch fare, coffee on store's top floor ...inelle, a 42-year-old Ludlow resident who has work with dining services at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and managed Lattitude Restaurant in West Springfield, will lead the cafe. Dinelle said diners can expe... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield   Springfield

    5. UMass 'University Without Walls' offers informational session in Springfield

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      UMass 'University Without Walls' offers informational session in Springfield ...ty Without Walls" program. "The University Without Walls is the bachelor's degree completion program of UMass Amherst. UWW has helped over 3,000 adults earn their degrees since 1971, according to Jose Delgado, Pre-admiss... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    6. Developers hoping Atkins opening will lure more businesses to Mill District in North Amherst

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      Developers hoping Atkins opening will lure more businesses to Mill District in North Amherst ... she and her brother Evan Jones to carry that forward and develop the former spaces to that arts destination AMHERST – As Atkins nears its grand opening in The Mill District next month, Mollye Wolahan is already thinkin... (Read Full Article)

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    7. Atkins north to open soon, crews putting finishing touches on ahead of Sept. 12 grand opening | masslive.com

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      Atkins north to open soon, crews putting finishing touches on ahead of Sept. 12 grand opening | masslive.com ...Everyday, dozens pull into the parking lot of the new Atkins in North Amherst asking if the market is open. Soon - but not yet. The market grand opening is Sept. 12 but they could open sooner if they finish the... (Read Full Article)

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    8. Springfield's Wellspring Collaborative featured in report on initiatives that spur economic growth in low-income areas

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      Springfield's Wellspring Collaborative featured in report on initiatives that spur economic growth in low-income areas ...nstitutions," namely hospital groups and colleges such as Baystate Health and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. "With a modest amount of start-up money—about $160,000—Wellspring incubated an upholstery cooperative... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    9. Holyoke to present illuminated 'Arrivals' public art installation

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      Holyoke to present illuminated 'Arrivals' public art installation ...ngagement in Amherst and faculty members of the Architecture Department of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. "Arrivals" was the result of a competitive call for art projects and was funded by $35,000 from the c... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

    10. Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival draws thousands to Court Square

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      Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival draws thousands to Court Square ...g Deva Mahal, at the festival. "I came to hear the music and the dance and the venue is beautiful," she said. Amherst resident Mari Castaneda and Korina Jocson, of Holyoke, arrived early to see Jesus Pagan & Conjunto Bar... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    11. Holyoke Water Works to update Councilors about $3.2 million facility, other issues

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      Holyoke Water Works to update Councilors about $3.2 million facility, other issues ... and towns, according to the website: --Chicopee $360, --Westfield $347 --Springfield $330 --Worcester $421 --Amherst $408 --Northampton $660 --South Hadley Fire District 1 $427 --South Hadley Fire District 2 $484 --Bost... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield   Amherst

    12. Life science grant helps UMass biochemist secure science foundation grant

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      Life science grant helps UMass biochemist secure science foundation grant ...octoral fellow and a graduate student, and offer UMass undergraduates, high school students and teachers from Amherst Regional High School to have lab research experience. She said she has worked with students and teache... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    13. MassMutual brings 'Girls Who Code' to Springfield, offering girls chance to excel at computer technology | masslive.com

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      MassMutual brings 'Girls Who Code' to Springfield, offering girls chance to excel at computer technology | masslive.com ...ho Code participants hail mostly from Springfield, Enfield and surrounding towns, although a few commute from Amherst, said Yasmine Laurent, Girls Who Code program manger for Greater Boston. This is the first Girls Who C... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Amherst

    14. Amherst parking report provides action steps to address downtown parking needs

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      Amherst parking report provides action steps to address downtown parking needs ...ay, Friday, and Saturday evenings throughout the year is increasingly limited, unpredictable, and inadequate. AMHERST – Town officials have released a 68-page parking report that provides detailed suggestions about how t... (Read Full Article)

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    15. Former Massachusetts agriculture commissioner Scott Soares named to federal rural development post | masslive.com

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      Former Massachusetts agriculture commissioner Scott Soares named to federal rural development post | masslive.com ...e commissioner, was recently named state director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development in Amherst. He will head the office which administers programs for the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut and R... (Read Full Article)

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    16. UMass researchers developing device to keep bats from wind turbine blades

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      UMass researchers developing device to keep bats from wind turbine blades ... Energy Center. Paul R. Sievert,associate professor in environmental conservation, is overseeing the project. AMHERST – White-nose syndrome has already devastated the hibernating bats population, researchers at the Unive... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Clean Energy Center

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