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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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11 hrs ago | 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.


12 hrs ago | 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.


WBUR-AM Boston

How One UMass Economist Would Set A Boston Area Minimum Wage

Gov. Deval Patrick signed legislation last month giving Massachusetts the highest state minimum wage in the nation - $11 per hour by 2017.


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.


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