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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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Amherst News

Local news for Amherst, MA continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

12 hrs ago | WWLP

Still no bill on handheld phone use while driving

Another year of lawmaking has come to a close here in Massachusetts, without a law banning talking on the phone while driving, but should it be illegal? However, no one will be going to the ballot box any time soon.


14 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Study of bigeye tuna in Northwest Atlantic uses new tracking methods

A first-of-its-kind study of bigeye tuna in the northwestern Atlantic found that they cover a wide geographical range with pronounced north-south shifts from Georges Bank to the Brazilian shelf, and favor a high-use foraging area off Cape Hatteras This image depicts pelagic longline vessel Captain Scott Drabinowicz and crew preparing to deploy a ... (more)


18 hrs ago |

Not Bread Alone in Amherst putting on a worldy spread for fundraiser - summer party Friday

Not Bread Alone is having a summer bash Friday - a chance to eat and dance and raise money for the soup kitchen that provides three meals a week and on holidays.


20 hrs ago |

More than 100 turn out for the opening night Planning Board hearing...

More than 100 people packed the Town Room and spilled into the hall to hear the presentation on the proposed Retreat housing plan Wednesday night, the first of at least two if not three public hearings on the 175-unit project in the Cushman section of North Amherst.


Yesterday | The Recorder

Rosenberg clarifies pipeline position

Sen. Stanley Rosenberg. D-Amherst, clarified his position Wednesday on Tennessee Gas Pipeline's Northeast Energy Direct project in a written statement, as three area legislators prepared to attend a rally across from the Statehouse emphasizing their own positions opposing the nearly 300-mile pipeline.


Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Recorder

Handful of Greenfield parents, teachers oppose PARCC

Of the handful of parents and teachers who attended the School Committee's public hearing on standardized testing Wednesday night, all came out against the new PARCC tests.


J Mascis shares new track 'Wide Awake' feat. Cat Power

'Wide Awake' is the new offering from Dinosaur Jr frontman J Mascis' forthcoming solo album, Tied to a Star and features guest vocals from Chan Marshall .


WMass lawyers protest governor's pick of Worcester County man for Hampden County judgeship

Members of the Hampden County Bar Association are protesting a judicial nomination to the local probate court because the nominee is from Worcester County.


Rock Voices to sing Motown hits at Academy of Music in Northampton

If you see people dancing in the streets of Northampton this Saturday, don't be alarmed.


Tue Jul 29, 2014


Try Making a a Painterly Collagea

CHICOPEE, Mass. "Painterly Collage" is an art form that you can do with your kids this weekend and Alexandra Sheldon from Snow Farm in Williamsburg told us more about it.


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.


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.



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