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When Amherst was incorporated in 1759, the colonial governor ordered residents to name the town after Jeffrey Amherst, a hero of the French-Indian War. Many colonial governors were assigning the name Amherst to many newly incorporated towns, which is why there are so many towns in the area with the name Amherst. The town's name is pronounced without the "h" which is different than several other towns with the same name. Notable residents have included poet Emily Dickinson, poet Robert Frost, actress Uma Thurman, Executive Director of NORML Allen St. Pierre, and writer Augusten Burroughs (Running with Scissors).
Local Newspapers: Daily Hampshire Gazette Springfield Journal
Local Sports Teams: Boston Bruins Boston Celtics Boston Red Sox New England Patriots New England Revolution
Local Colleges: Amherst College Hampshire College University of Massachusettsâ€”Amherst
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Towns/Cities near amherst, massachusetts : Northampton Bbelchertown South Deerfield Granby Greenfield Hatfield
As Emily Dickinson, Melanie Jones stars in "The Belle of Amherst"
Storm surf cleared the Redondo Beach Breakwall Saturday afternoon, injuring several people in the King Harbor Yacht Club parking lot, inside the harbor. Female athletes at Mira Costa High School are making their own marks for gender equality in the traditionally male sports of rugby and wrestling.Amherst Fire Chief: The department doesna t have enough staff
AMHERST, Mass. - The Amherst Fire Department has a minimum staffing level of 7 firefighters per shift, but Fire Chief Tim Nelson said their call volume exceeds their staffing.AE Casting Calls for the week of Feb. 23
Feb. 27, 4 p.m. Auditions for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of "Treasure Island."Mass. officials to release criminal justice report
Top Massachusetts officials from the executive, legislative, and judicial branch are unveiling Tuesday a long-awaited report from a nonprofit on reforming the state's criminal justice system. The report's recommendations, at the request of leaders, is expected to include ways in which the state could reduce the number of incarcerated people who are released but then end up back in jail or prison.Why you should contact the IRS on Presidents Day
AMHERST, Mass. - The IRS is encouraging taxpayers to be productive this Presidents Day by taking advantage of today's extended hours at their call centers.1 killed, 2 injured in head on collision on Route 9 in Belchertown
BELCHERTOWN, Mass. - One person died, and two others were in serious condition, after a head on collision on Route 9 in Belchertown, Friday afternoon.Davidson fights off late UMass comeback attempt AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - ...
Jack Gibbs hit six 3-pointers and scored 30 points and Davidson pulled back to the .500 mark in Atlantic 10 play with a 79-74 win over Massachusetts on Saturday. Gibbs, who also finished with six assists, hit all six of his 3s in the first half and accounted for 24 of the Wildcats' 38 points in the period.Community Action honors those who have helped those in need NEW
Hillside Plastics representatives Mike Cornelius and Stacey Curtis accept the Harmon Personnel Employer of the Year Award from Mary Clare Higgins on Friday.a oeStudent Strike for Sanctuarya held at UMass Amherst
Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has been released from a hospital in Warsaw where she was treated for a week afte AMHERST, Mass. - More than 100 University of Massachusetts students decided not to go to class Friday, and instead opted to attend a "teach-in," as part of a national day of protest.Greylock Glen Resort Outdoor Center Receives 13 Design Bids February 16, 2017 | 03:56AM2 Comments
The town, the designated developer of the Greylock Glen, has received 13 proposals from architectural firms interested in designing the "Greylock Glen Resort Outdoor Center." "It's an excellent response," Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco said.Russian spy ship not a threat to Massachusetts
AMHERST, Mass. - A Russian spy ship is just miles away from one of New England's biggest submarine bases in Connecticut, and is now being monitored by the U.S. Navy.Get outdoors and play at this weekends Winter Carnival
"Because we did so good last year we're going to say hello to Amherst Massachusetts, and then keep on going to Amherst New York. The checklist for this weekend's 2017 Amherst Winter Carnival is marked off, all that's needed now is for hundreds of families to flock to the many events on tap until Monday night.A new survey finds Valentine's Day can be a major source of stress, but it doesn't have to be.
From a night out on the town, to flowers and jewelry. Americans are treating their loved ones this Valentine's Day, and they're doing it at record rates this year.Gun owners angry after UMass rejects 4-H shooting program
Bank stocks jumped Tuesday on hopes that bigger profits are ahead, and U.S. indexes again pushed to record highs. On Tuesday: The Dow Jones AMHERST, Mass.Hearts for free around towns of Amherst and Northampton
A 22News viewer emailed photos of hearts created by students and parents from The Hartsbrook School in Hadley. The handmade hearts, which are made from fabric, felt, and wool, were placed in the children's room at the Jones Library in Amherst, and in downtown Northampton in from of the First Churches.Amherst launching new 911 system, other towns to follow
Officer Edward Connor and Sgt. Anthony Grasso have gotten their jobs back, but Officer John Moccio is still waiting for a decision.Desert Songbirds May Face Expanding Threat of Lethal Dehydration
AMHERST, Mass A new study of songbird dehydration and survival risk during heat waves in the United States desert Southwest suggests that some birds are at risk of lethal dehydration and mass die-offs when water is scarce, and the risk is expected to increase as climate change advances. Using physiological data, hourly temperature maps and modeling, first author Tom Albright at the University of Nevada, Reno, with Blair Wolf at the University of New Mexico and Alexander Gerson at the University of Massachusetts Amherst investigated how rates of evaporative water loss varied in five bird species with varied body mass.
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