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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 $310,000 which is roughly $187/per square foot. More Amherst information.

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15 hrs ago | The Recorder

Blagg: Railroad town at heart

The train, which now runs up from Washington, D.C., and New York City through New Haven to Springfield, and then laboriously makes its way to Amherst, will take a shorter route through Northampton and on to Greenfield.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Ballard News-Tribune

Author/Illustrator Aaron Becker shares his new picture book Quest

Aaron Becker, creator of Caldecott Honor book Journey, presents the next chapter in his stunning wordless fantasy.

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MassLive.com

College students return to campuses in Western Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD &#8212 When the sun sets on Labor Day on Monday, thousands of college and university students up and down the Pioneer Valley will be setting their smart phone alarms for an early wake-up call for the first day of classes on Tuesday.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Recorder

UMass, Amherst gear up for return of students starting today

The town's population will swell today as the 4,650 members of the freshmen class at the University of Massachusetts arrive for orientation.

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Christian Science Monitor

Scientists open a window to sun's core - and try to pry it open further

During the past 75 years, the picture of how the sun produces the enormous amount of energy it radiates has slowly come into focus.

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The Washington Post

The Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst, Mass.: It's a place just like home

"You have the only room with a fireplace," says the desk clerk checking us in at the Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst, Mass.

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IBerkshires

Fashion Show to Benefit Berkshire Humane...

Mimi Rosenblatt was the type of kid who would collect worms and bugs to study them, fascinated by creatures big and small.

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The Evening Sun

Ignoring due process an injustice to college students

Long ago and far away, a woman we hardly knew presented herself bruised and weeping on our doorstep one night.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Recorder

Schell Bridge replacement gets one step closer

After the Schell Memorial Bridge is torn down and replaced, the town won't have any obligation to maintain it.

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The Recorder

Amherst-Pelham School Committee hit with Open Meeting complaint

An Amherst man has filed a complaint with the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee claiming members of the board violated the state's Open Meeting Law when they met in defiance of then-chairman Lawrence O'Brien to discuss a controversial reprimand of committee member Amilcar Shabazz in July.

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The Recorder

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Editor's note: These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free.

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EurekAlert!

Detecting neutrinos, physicists look into the heart of the sun

Using one of the most sensitive neutrino detectors on the planet, physicists at UMass Amherst report that for the first time they have directly detected neutrinos created by the 'keystone' proton-proton fusion process going on at the sun's core AMHERST, Mass.

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MassLive.com

Just Folks: Hampshire, Franklin, Metro East Plus: Academic honors...

Cameron Laramee , of Belchertown, was recognized for outstanding academic accomplishments by being named to the spring president's list at LeTourneau University.

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Community Advocate Newspaper

Applefest Committee announces Arthur Cole as grand marshal

The Applefest Committee recently announced that longtime Northborough resident Arthur Cole will serve as grand marshal in this year's festivities taking place Sept.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

Traffic to be rerouted for UMass move-in weekend

Commuters in Amherst, and parents helping to move in new students should be aware of some traffic changes in town.

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MassLive.com

International soil carbon scientist Christine Jones to speak in Amherst at NOFA sponsored event

Christine Jones, an internationally acclaimed agricultural consultant and soil carbon scientist from Australia, will speak at a seminar Sept.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

WGBH

A New Kind of College Ranking

School is almost back in session, and high school juniors and seniors are looking at colleges, trying to find the best fit.

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MassLive.com

Amherst Regional School Committee slated to vote on hiring new finance director

The Amherst Regional School Committee is meeting with Union 26 School Committee from Pelham for myriad topics including appointing a chair person of that committee.

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MassLive.com

Violin, violin bows among items taken in robbery of Amherst home over the weekend

Police are investigating a robbery of a Belchertown Road home over the weekend in which property valued more than $8,500 was taken including a Heberlein violin from the 1920s.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Nipmucs identify property for community center

When David "Tall Pine" White looks at the forested 42 acres at Birch Hill and Shea roads he sees a promising future for the Nipmuc Nation.

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