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Amherst, Massachusetts is located in Hampshire County. Zip codes in Amherst, MA include 01003, 01004, and 01002. The median home price in Amherst is $289,900 which is roughly $186/per square foot. More Amherst information.

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Yesterday | Berkshire Eagle

2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Amherst native takes big award

Annie Baker's "The Flick" has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama, a play set in a rundown movie theater that was hailed by the judges as a "thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters" with "lives rarely seen on the stage."


Tuesday |

UMass students preparing for Wednesday rally to support basketball...

As Westboro Baptist Church plans to demonstrate at the University of Massachusetts Wednesday, organizers of a rally to support the gay and lesbian greater community on the same day are making buttons, lining up speakers and ensuring participants understand the ground rules for the event that begins at 11:30 a.m. A day after UMass basketball player ... (more)


Mon Apr 14, 2014

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Lab Provides Tick Testing Service

It's tick season again, and this year residents of 32 Massachusetts towns have a golden opportunity to receive free, expert identification of ticks and the disease-causing pathogens they carry, with testing provided by the Laboratory of Medical Zoology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


National Public Radio

'The Flick' By Annie Baker Wins Pulitzer For Drama

Annie Baker's "The Flick" has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama, a play set in a movie theater that was called a "thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters" which created "lives rarely seen on the stage."


Davis in Amherst to launch rowdiness review

Police detain a participant in the pre-St. Patrick's Day "Blarney Blowout" near the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass.


Sat Apr 12, 2014

Extravaganja 2014 draws thousands to Amherst Town Common to raise...

Thousands gathered in downtown Amherst on Saturday, April 12, 2014 for the 23rd annual Extravaganja celebration, sponsored by the UMass Amherst Cannabis Reform Coalition.


Fri Apr 11, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Williamstown: Historian to lecture on founding fathers

Joseph Ellis, a scholar of U.S. history, will present a lecture on America's founding fathers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Griffin Hall, room 3, at Williams College.


Former Police Commissioner Edward Davis on UMass campus Monday...

Former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis will be on the University of Massachusetts campus Monday beginning his series of meetings to look at what happened during the Blarney Blowout March 8 and helping the university plan for future events.



Theater Talk: A humorous look at a national tragedy

Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio and reviews "Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire."


Thu Apr 10, 2014

Defendants in UMass rape case scheduled for trial in October

Three of the four UMass rape defandants in court Adam Liccardi, Caleb Womack and Emmanuel Toffee Bile.


Banker & Tradesman

New England Public Radio To Relocate With $113K Grant

MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council have provided a $113,432 Cultural Facilities Fund grant to the New England Public Radio Foundation Inc. The New England Public Radio Foundation Inc. is using grant funds to renovate a recently purchased space at 1525 Main St. in Springfield.


Amherst police: UMass student arrested after he tried to gain entry...

AMHERST -- Police arrested a 19-year-old University of Massachusetts student early Thursday morning after he allegedly tried to gain entry into a Butterfield Terrace home.


Wed Apr 09, 2014

Hawk Eye

UMass basketball player Gordon comes out as gay

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

UMass student spends 2 nights in jail for assaulting senior citizen, threatening witnesses

A student from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst is facing several charges after he allegedly assaulted a senior citizen when he was caught breaking into his car on Main Street early Sunday morning and then threatened witnesses Monday.


Amherst officials hoping Hilltown Community Health Centers will open in Bangs next year

The town is moving forward with plans to lease space in the Bangs Community Center to the Hilltown Community Health Centers with the goal of signing a lease and opening sometime in 2015.


Mon Apr 07, 2014


Political Scientist Finds States' Standardized Tests Have a Negative...

AMHERST, Mass. - New research from a political scientist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has found that parents of public school students in states with more extensive and stringent student assessment systems express lower trust in government, less confidence in government efficacy, and more negative views of their children's schools, ... (more)


Chef Tony Biggs lands in Amherst after 'Chopped,' and...

Mezza, Hummus with Beef, Mohamara , , Salad Course, Oven Roasted Butternut squash Salad with Honey Dressing , Main Course, Spicy Chili Crusted Chicken Maftoul with Israeli Cous Cous, Arabic Sweets Arabic Tea with Honey.


Business Journal

Here's how to protect a freestanding ATM from thieves

An attempt to steal free-standing ATM machine in an Amherst market got nowhere Monday morning, when thieves found out the machine was securely bolted to the floor.


Sun Apr 06, 2014


Hundreds of heads shaved in Amherst to combat cancer in children

Rafter's sports bar in Amherst was home to the fifth annual St. Baldrick's fundraiser for childhood cancer research.



Autism walk held in Amherst

Trying to save money? Instead of spending your money, why not make your own gifts to give out to your friends and family on their birthdays! Chef Mike Harrison, joined us in the Mass Appeal kitchen to share more about the Buckley Health Care Center and make a delicious recipe off their menu for Pan-Seared Cod with Basil Sauce.



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