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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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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.


7 hrs ago | 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.


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.


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.


Mon Aug 25, 2014


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.


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.


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.


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.


Hampshire County Radio Controllers Scale Fly features miniature planes doing major tricks

HADLEY - Gordie Lauder remembers seeing the North American B-25 "Mitchell" Bomber flying right over his home town of Amherst in the 1940s.


Sat Aug 23, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Farming heritage highlight of 4H Fair

The unmuffled, staccato sputter of antique farm tractors provided a counterpoint to the bellow of Holsteins, Ayrshires, Jerseys and Guernseys as folks from throughout the region gathered today for the opening of the 65th annual Worcester County 4-H Fair.


Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Recorder

De-tech-tive work pays off after robberies

A fast food bag, a change machine and the innovative use of GPS technology has helped the Deerfield Police Department catch a man they allege broke into a Pine Nook Road home on July 30 and stole several expensive items.


Amherst downtown merchants to welcome students to town Aug. 30 during Adventure into Amherst

For the first time downtown business owners will be welcoming Amherst College students along with those from the University of Massachusetts in the annual Adventure into Amherst program Aug. 30. From 12:30 to 2:30 that day, merchants will be welcoming students with samples, giveaways, demonstrations and other promotions.


Thu Aug 21, 2014


Medical marijuana is legal in MA; banned at colleges

Medical marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, but UMass Amherst is still banning its use.


Valley Ghost Tours ready to raise specters-and hair-in Northampton

Since paradise is the afterlife abode of souls, a place known as Paradise City should probably have a few spirits floating around.


Wed Aug 20, 2014

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

Pan Am rail cars on tracks near Market and North streets in Northampton, July 10, 2014.



New CloudLab will help researchers test new cloud architectures

UMass Amherst is part of CloudLab, which will allow scientists to run huge or very complex experiments on an enormous and flexible new shared network of reliable, secure and fast computers without having to build their own cloud There's nothing like CloudLab available today, says University of Massachusetts Amherst's Mike Zink.


Tue Aug 19, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Webster library to study "giving potential" for new home

Library trustees, in recovery mode after former legislator Paul J. Kujawski failed to raise any money for a new proposed library, despite being paid $34,500 for his yearlong effort, announced on Tuesday they have hired a company to study "the financial giving potential of the Chester C. Corbin Library's service area."


Amherst schools to celebrate start of new school year Aug. 27,...

On Aug. 27, school, town and community members will gather on the Town Common to celebrate the start of the new school year the following day.


Work on Norwottuck Rail Trail won't be completed until 2015...

Stephanie Barry of Hadley waves to traffic letting her cross from the newly opened section of the rail trail starting at South Maple Street in Hadley.


Mon Aug 18, 2014

SJC rules former Amherst teacher eligible for state pension despite 2007 conviction for child porn

In this 2007 file photo, former Amherst Regional High School Teacher Ronald T. Garney, of Amherst, walks out of Hampshire District Court after his arraignment on possession of child pornography.


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