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

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 26 2014)

      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

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

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 21 2014)

      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

    4. 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

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

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 20 2014)

      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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. Communty Spotlight: Westfield

      Explore BusinessWest (Aug 13 2014)

      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

    9. Center of Attention

      Explore BusinessWest (Aug 13 2014)

      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

    10. Amtrak passenger service ready to roll by New Years, according to Pan Am

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 11 2014)

      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

    11. 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)

      Mentions:   Amherst

    12. More housing and economic opportunities would help keep UMass students in Amherst area, consultants say

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      More housing and economic opportunities would help keep UMass students in Amherst area, consultants say ...nnected and disengaged over time." And there is "a lack of forums encouraging collaboration between UMass and Amherst." He did point out that the BID is one such place of engagement. There are also shared objectives. Bo... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

    13. UMass to save energy costs thanks to new solar array on Whately Farm

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      UMass to save energy costs thanks to new solar array on Whately Farm ...a partner to last year. This is the first solar project coming on line that is part of the program for UMass-Amherst, said Raymond Jackson Physical Plant director for UMass. Other campuses have participated in other sol... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    14. Consultants hired by Amherst-UMass town-gown committee to present preliminary findings Aug. 5

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 29 2014)

      Consultants hired by Amherst-UMass town-gown committee to present preliminary findings Aug. 5 ...o create a stable balance in housing and economic growth that allows both the university and town to prosper. AMHERST – Consultants working on economic and housing issues that affect the town and the University of Massac... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

    15. UMass student farmers celebrate growing collaboration with Big Y World Class Market

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      UMass student farmers celebrate growing collaboration with Big Y World Class Market ...hours. Right now the produce that includes broccoli and cantaloupe as well is delivered Friday afternoons in Amherst and Northampton Big Y stores. Barry hopes it will soon be sold in Greenfield. He said with 61 stores, ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    16. Green Amherst receives $165,539 from the state for 4 energy savings projects

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 17 2014)

      Green Amherst receives $165,539 from the state for 4 energy savings projects ... the investment on the fifth project - attic insulation at Town Hall was determined to be too long, she said. AMHERST – The town has received $165,539 from the Green Communities Division of the Massachusetts Department o... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

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