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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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Medical marijuana is legal in MA; banned at colleges

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


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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.



California X touring, playing NYC w/ Mannequin Pussy - dates

Poppy Amherst, MA sludge-punks California X are heading out on tour in a couple days.



Retirement benefits untouched by porn conviction

Massachusetts' highest court has ruled that a former high school teacher convicted of child pornography charges can keep his retirement benefits.


Water and sewer work beginning on Wildflower Drive in Amherst

With Revoli Construction finishing its water and sewer work on Harkness Road about three weeks ahead schedule, the company is now moving to Wildflower Drive.


Fri Aug 15, 2014

UMass benefits from governor's environmental bill

AMHERST - The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and two other sites it operates in the eastern part of the state stand to reap $37.5 million for various projects and improvements, thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Deval Patrick.


Club Scout: Artist exhibits work at Thirsty Mind in South Hadley

That's when artist Jonathan Wilhelm will hold a reception for his new exhibit, "Art of the Spirit" at Thirsty Mind Cafe and Wine Bar in South Hadley.


Thu Aug 14, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

Western Mass. colleges take precautions concerning deadly Ebola outbreak

While the centers for disease control and prevention say it is very unlikely the disease will come to our shores, some colleges in Western Massachusetts are taking precautions.


The Jewish News Weekly

Listen to Yiddish books for free

An extensive collection of Yiddish-language audio books is available for free listening and downloading through a project of the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass.


Granola company looking to expand in Greenfield or Deerfield

New England Natural Bakers , which churns out various granola-based products at its Fairview Street headquarters here, is doing so well that the company is looking to expand, either to another location in Greenfield or one in Deerfield , according to its president.


Berkshire Eagle

Judge delays decision on 1 trial for rape suspects

A judge has delayed a hearing on the prosecution's request to have four men charged with raping a University of Massachusetts freshman in her Amherst dorm room in 2012 tried together to give defense lawyers more time.


Wed Aug 13, 2014

For Dr. Thomas Rowland, of Longmeadow, tennis is more than a game

Dr.Thomas W. Rowland of Longmeadow has recently published his third book, Tennisology: Inside the Science of Serves, Nerves and On-Court Dominance.


Boston Herald

DA: Rape suspects should be tried together

Prosecutors say four men charged with raping a University of Massachusetts student in her Amherst dorm room in October 2012 should be tried together.


Tue Aug 12, 2014


Making Eco-Friendly 'Pre-Fab Nanoparticles'

AMHERST, Mass. - A team of materials chemists, polymer scientists, device physicists and others at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today report a breakthrough technique for controlling molecular assembly of nanoparticles over multiple length scales that should allow faster, cheaper, more ecologically friendly manufacture of organic ... (more)



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