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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 $319,900 which is roughly $188/per square foot. More Amherst information.

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

Consultants working on economic and housing issues that affect the town and the University of Massachusetts will discuss preliminary findings Aug. 5 in Town Hall.


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Deadline looms to save Sexual Minorities Archives in Northampton; curator Bet Power seeks help

NORTHAMPTON - In two days, the fate of the Sexual Minorities Archives will become clearer: if the center can't raise $2,275 by Thursday, it could be forced to shut down.


Mon Jul 28, 2014

Amherst Planning Board begins review of Retreat, 175-unit student housing development in Cushman

Representatives of the proposed Retreat in the Cushman section of North Amherst will present their definitive subdivision plans to the Planning Board Wednesday night beginning at 7:05 p.m. The company filed preliminary plans in October and the Planning Board issued a series of 20 modifications they wanted addressed for the project in this filing.


Sat Jul 26, 2014

Daily Kos

Climate Change and Geotherapy: Two Conferences, Two Workshops, and Another Chance

I've been going to public lectures on climate change at Harvard, MIT, and other places since at least 1980.


Amherst concert to benefit Huntington's Disease research

Tomorrow a group of musicians will do what they often do: Donate their time and talents to a good cause.


Fri Jul 25, 2014

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

On Friday morning, a handful of University of Massachusetts student farmers dressed in dusty shorts and T-shirts, were busy harvesting yellow squash, zucchini and eggplants that would soon be on the shelves of two Big Y World Class Marketstores.


Amherst celebrating record-breaking solar success Tuesday in Town Hall

Amherst officials Tuesday are celebrating the town's recent solar success - setting the record for the most number of households to sign up for solar the Solarize-Mass program began in 2011.


Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Daily Caller

Going Viking: Pistol Bayonets And A Pistol Axe

We recently gave away a pistol bayonet from LaserLyte as a prize for our "Snap Shots" caption contest.


Art Daily

Elizabeth E. Barker appointed Stanford Calderwood Director of the Boston Athen um

The Trustees of the Boston AthenA um announced today the appointment, by unanimous vote, of Elizabeth E. Barker as Stanford Calderwood Director of the Boston AthenA um.


Wed Jul 23, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Carter-Stevens is Mass. Dairy Farm of the Year

For the Stevens clan, dairy farming always has been and always will be a family affair.


WBUR-AM Boston

How One UMass Economist Would Set A Boston Area Minimum Wage

Gov. Deval Patrick signed legislation last month giving Massachusetts the highest state minimum wage in the nation - $11 per hour by 2017.


Circus Smirkus, a circus for kids by kids, coming to Northampton

Event: Circus Smirkus When: July 29 and 30, 1 and 7 p.m. Where: Three County Fairgrounds, Northampton Cost: Seating is general admission with tickets for adults 13 and older priced at $22, children 2-12 are $18; ticket booth opens one hour before each performance; tickets also available by phone at 877-SMIRKUS or at A.J. Hastings, 45 S. Pleasant ... (more)


Tue Jul 22, 2014

Iraqi students at UMass this summer to talk about culture, experience ...

Students in the Iraqi Young Leaders program at UMass stand in front of the Kurdish flag they hung at the Pub in Amherst where they were holding a fundraiser for the Amherst Senior Center last year.


Craig's Doors begins weekly breakfast program Wednesday with...

Beginning Wednesday, Craig's Doors , A Home Association, Inc. and the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst will be offering breakfast every week at the society.



PD: 7 officers needed to subdue man high on LSD

Neither pepper spray nor a police baton were able to control a shoeless man who caused commotions at an Applebees restaurant and a Staples store, Hadley police say.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Recorder

Kevin Gutting Daniel Okoroafor of South Hadley.

Iheanyi Daniel Okoroafor, a 73-year-old African immigrant and retired mental health case manager, thought he'd get a chance to explain to a judge why he didn't pay for a furnace repair he says was not properly done.



Studying estrogens made by the brain may offer new insights in learning and memory

Researchers are beginning to explore whether brain estrogens might represent a new, far more targeted treatment for cognitive and memory problems related to disease and aging Results of Remage-Healey's work could help to understand human neurobiology because a number of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy, ... (more)


South Hadley man hopes for Christmas in July, seeks to crowdfund holiday decorations

The Christmas season may be months away, but one South Hadley man can already hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling too.


South Hadley man faces numerous motor vehicle charges in Amherst...

A 22-year-old South Hadley motorist observed swerving over white lines on Route 116 without headlights on faces numerous motor vehicle charges after police stopped him near Atkins Friday night.


Sun Jul 20, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

Nearly 6,000 attend Jehovah's Witness convention

Nearly 6,000 people have gathered at the University of Massachusetts campus for the annual convention of Jehovah's witnesses.


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