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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 $289,900 which is roughly $186/per square foot. More Amherst information.

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5 hrs ago | CBS 3 Springfield

2 Massachusetts towns ponder drone restrictions

Town Meetings in Amherst and Leverett will consider resolutions calling on the federal government to end the use of drones for assassinations and regulate the unmanned aircraft locally.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Lifehack.org

11 of the Coolest Bookstores in the US

You don't have to be a bookworm to appreciate what this assortment of bookstores has to offer! They have anything from interesting architecture to niche reading materials to a unique attraction.

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MassLive.com

After John Ashcroft visit, UMass must remember that free speech works both ways

John Ashcroft speaks at the University of Massachusetts Student Union on Wednesday evening, where he was met with taunts and accusations that he was a hypocrite and a "war criminal."

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MassLive.com

Poetry Month celebrated at several Pioneer Valley venues

Hatfield writer Jane Yolen is among the participants in a poetry reading at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

Police seized various drugs and paraphernalia following a drug raid in Amherst Wednesday.

The Northwestern Anti-Crime Task Force has arrested two people after seizing various drug materials and more than $8,000 in cash as part of an ongoing investigation.

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HCAM News

Weston Nurseries welcomes Brian Scanlon as their new Hardscapes Sales Specialist

Weston Nurseries welcomes Brian Scanlon as their new Hardscapes Sales Specialist.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Amherst native takes big award

Annie Baker's "The Flick" has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama, a play set in a rundown movie theater that was hailed by the judges as a "thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters" with "lives rarely seen on the stage."

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MassLive.com

UMass students preparing for Wednesday rally to support basketball...

As Westboro Baptist Church plans to demonstrate at the University of Massachusetts Wednesday, organizers of a rally to support the gay and lesbian greater community on the same day are making buttons, lining up speakers and ensuring participants understand the ground rules for the event that begins at 11:30 a.m. A day after UMass basketball player ... (more)

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Lab Provides Tick Testing Service

It's tick season again, and this year residents of 32 Massachusetts towns have a golden opportunity to receive free, expert identification of ticks and the disease-causing pathogens they carry, with testing provided by the Laboratory of Medical Zoology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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National Public Radio

'The Flick' By Annie Baker Wins Pulitzer For Drama

Annie Baker's "The Flick" has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama, a play set in a movie theater that was called a "thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters" which created "lives rarely seen on the stage."

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Boston.com

Davis in Amherst to launch rowdiness review

Police detain a participant in the pre-St. Patrick's Day "Blarney Blowout" near the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

MassLive.com

Extravaganja 2014 draws thousands to Amherst Town Common to raise...

Thousands gathered in downtown Amherst on Saturday, April 12, 2014 for the 23rd annual Extravaganja celebration, sponsored by the UMass Amherst Cannabis Reform Coalition.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Williamstown: Historian to lecture on founding fathers

Joseph Ellis, a scholar of U.S. history, will present a lecture on America's founding fathers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Griffin Hall, room 3, at Williams College.

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MassLive.com

Former Police Commissioner Edward Davis on UMass campus Monday...

Former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis will be on the University of Massachusetts campus Monday beginning his series of meetings to look at what happened during the Blarney Blowout March 8 and helping the university plan for future events.

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WNED

Theater Talk: A humorous look at a national tragedy

Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio and reviews "Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire."

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

MassLive.com

Defendants in UMass rape case scheduled for trial in October

Three of the four UMass rape defandants in court Adam Liccardi, Caleb Womack and Emmanuel Toffee Bile.

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Banker & Tradesman

New England Public Radio To Relocate With $113K Grant

MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council have provided a $113,432 Cultural Facilities Fund grant to the New England Public Radio Foundation Inc. The New England Public Radio Foundation Inc. is using grant funds to renovate a recently purchased space at 1525 Main St. in Springfield.

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MassLive.com

Amherst police: UMass student arrested after he tried to gain entry...

AMHERST -- Police arrested a 19-year-old University of Massachusetts student early Thursday morning after he allegedly tried to gain entry into a Butterfield Terrace home.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Hawk Eye

UMass basketball player Gordon comes out as gay

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

UMass student spends 2 nights in jail for assaulting senior citizen, threatening witnesses

A student from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst is facing several charges after he allegedly assaulted a senior citizen when he was caught breaking into his car on Main Street early Sunday morning and then threatened witnesses Monday.

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