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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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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.


Sat Jul 19, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Morris Elementary School principal search down to 2 out-of-towners

Within the next few days, the fast-track search for a new principal of Morris Elementary School is expected to produce a winner.


Thu Jul 17, 2014

State grant will help Amherst officials look at Fearing Brook pollution

It runs beneath the downtown, the Town Common, along College Street and Amherst College and yet people don't see it, said Assistant Town Manager David Ziomek .


Green Amherst receives $165,539 from the state for 4 energy savings projects

Amherst has received $165,539 from the Green Communities program for four energy savings projects including one at Town Hall.


Wed Jul 16, 2014

Amherst officials still hoping to create regional dispatch with Pelham, Hadley

In 2008 when Laurence R. Shaffer was town manager, Amherst began discussing creating a regional dispatch center with Hadley and the University of Massachsuetts and talks soon included Belchertown.


Edward P. Boland scholarships awarded to 23 college-bound students

SPRINGFIELD - Edward P. Boland Scholarships were recently awarded to 23 college-bound students in the 2nd Congressional District, the seat once held by the late congressman.


Tue Jul 15, 2014

Falmouth Enterprise

Woods Hole Film Festival Gears Up for 23rd Year

"The Winding Stream" will be shown as part of the 2014 Woods Hole Film Festival on July 26 at 6 PM at WHOI's Redfield auditorium on Water Street.


KHQ-TV Spokane

Joely Richardson to play poet Emily Dickinson

Joely Richardson is coming back to a New York stage in something she never thought she'd do - a one-woman show.


Amherst Select Board seeking comments on Town Manager John...

The Select Board has begun its annual review process and is asking people to submit written comments by the end of the month.


Mon Jul 14, 2014

Five members of Amherst Regional School Committee disavowing reprimand sent to Amilcar Shabazz

Five members of the nine-member Amherst Regional School Committee endorsed a statement disavowing the process by which three school committee chairs sent a letter of reprimand to Amilcar Shabazz, a committee member who heads the Equity Task Force.


Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Wormtown is champion of microbreweries

Wormtown Brewery, currently located at 455 Park Ave., was named Grand National Champion at this year's U.S. Open Beer Championship in Atlanta on July 4. The U.S. Open Beer Championship pits breweries from all over the world against one another in a variety of categories.The competition began in 2009 and is judged by a selection of international ... (more)


Concerned about tick bite? UMass offers testing service

A Non-Bull's-Eye Rash In Shown June 15, 2001 On The Side Of A Torso Of A Patient.



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