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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).

Population: 34874
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 Massachusetts—Amherst

Zip Codes associated with amherst, massachusetts:
Towns/Cities near amherst, massachusetts : Northampton Bbelchertown South Deerfield Granby Greenfield Hatfield

Amherst News
UMass Amherst physicists speed up droplet-wrapping process

UMass Amherst experimental physicists report that they have developed a fast, dynamic new process for wrapping liquid droplets in ultrathin polymer sheets, so what once took minutes can now be done in a fraction of a second. IMAGE: Deepak Kumar and colleagues at UMass Amherst Kumar says a new technique for wrapping droplets exploits the fast dynamics of droplet impact to achieve wrapping.

UMass Amherst to Host Boston Summit of Region's Campus Dining Programs

College and university food service leaders from across New England will come together to identify and develop methods for the sourcing, preparation and delivery of more regionally produced food during the inaugural New England Farm to Campus Summit on Feb. 15-16 at the University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon St. in Boston. Twenty-five schools, including Harvard, Yale, Boston College, University of Vermont, MIT and Amherst College, will participate in the day-and-a-half-long gathering hosted by UMass Amherst Dining Services to explore ways to expand the Northeast regional food system.

Lupita Nyong'o March 2018 Cover Interview: The Hair Issue

Editor in chief Michelle Lee talks to the Oscar winner about her hair, stereotypes, and what the perfect day would look like. Well, I didn't love my hair when I was a child.

Funk scores 22, leads Saint Joseph's past UMass, 85-73

Taylor Funk scored 22 points and Saint Joseph's closed fast to post an 85-73 win over Massachusetts in an Atlantic 10 showdown Saturday afternoon. C.J. Anderson got the Minutemen even at 61-61 on a 3-pointer with 10:54 remaining, but Funk answered with a 3 and a layup to park a 24-12 finish by the Hawks.

UMass leaders seek to strengthen ties in visit to India

A man arrested in the shooting death of a 19-year-old Colorado woman told investigators she hired him to kill her, court recor AMHERST, Mass. - UMass-Amherst's chancellor and other university officials have departed for a 12-day trip to India meant to strengthen the school's existing partnerships in the Asian country and explore new ones.

Editorial: Destructive student behavior at UMass disappointing NEW

The destructive behavior by students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst after the Super Bowl is a disappointing return to the violence prompted by sporting events and off-campus revelry including the Blarney Blowout.

County projects included in Senate bond bill

Several Franklin County building projects have been included in the Senate's $3.65 billion "Capital Facility Repairs and Improvements" bond bill, according to Sens. Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, and Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield.

Gibson House Museum Hires New Curator

The Gibson House Museum, on Beacon St., a National Historic Landmark and time capsule of 19th- and early- 20th-century domestic life, has welcomed new curator Meghan Gelardi Holmes on the retirement of the museum's curator of 25 years, Wendy Swanton. Holmes officially began the position Jan. 1. She will be responsible for overseeing the care, exhibition, and storage of the museum's collection; developing interpretive materials and tours; managing restoration projects; making the collection accessible to students and scholars; maintaining records systems; and supervising film crews.

State high court to review case of Amherst chemist NEW

The state's top court is set to meet later this month to review the next steps in a case sparked by the misconduct of a former chemist who authorities say was high almost every day she worked for eight years at a state drug lab in Amherst.

PVTA raising fares, reducing services NEW

For the first time in a decade, the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority is proposing an increase in fares, as well as reductions to service, mostly on weekends and holidays.

Rosenberg wona t return to former post as senate president

BOSTON -Chances of former Senate President Stan Rosenberg returning to his post are looking slim. Acting Senate President Harriette Chandler announced she will hold the presidency through the end of the 2018 session.

Western Massachusetts transit agency considering fare hikes

The public transit agency that serves much of western Massachusetts is considering fare hikes and service cuts as a way to address a possible $3.1 million budget shortfall. The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority says the shortfall is based on anticipated funding for regional transit agencies from the state, which is not keeping up with inflation, rising costs, and revenue loss from a ridership decline.

Farmer to pot commission: Turn to us for advice NEW

Driving west on Route 2 three months ago, Jennifer Flanagan hoped to hear from a local farmer regarding the Cannabis Control Commission's upcoming regulations.

7 students arrested at UMass after Super Bowl NEW

Seven students were arrested and seven others were taken to the hospital after a large gathering in the Southwest Residential Area of the University of Massachusetts following the Super Bowl on Sunday night, a university spokeswoman said.

Crowds of students at UMass Amherst Following Super Bowl Loss

AMHERST, Mass. - Approximately 2,000 students congregated in the Southwest Residential Area at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, following the New England Patriots' 41-33 Super Bowl loss Sunday night.

Praise Hall, 20, a sophomore at Bowdoin College.

When she was a high school freshman, Praise Hall lived in a hotel room in Colorado with her parents and six siblings. Even back then she knew she wanted to go to college one day, but it didn't seem possible.

Paintings By Valerie Lee At FCTV

"Tranquil Seas" by Mashpee artist Valerie Leri will be part of "Riding Tide Artworks," a one-woman show by Ms. Leri at FCTV's Maser Gallery in Falmouth.

State Police: Overdosing man fleeing accident scene crashes into trooper's cruiser

A New Hampshire man state police say was under the influence of drugs was arrested after his car rolled into a police cruiser attempting to pull him over on Route 3 southbound Thursday afternoon. According to a press release from Massachusetts State Police, the accident occurred about 4:49 p.m. near exit 27. The trooper on scene removed the driver, Connor Chareth, 23, of Amherst, who was unresponsive, apparently from a drug overdose, the release stated.

Winter? Maybe not. But Festival? You bet

Snow or shine, Hollis Hills Farm will be open for winter festivities this Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. "We are very excited to be hosting our third annual Winter Festival," said Jim Lattanzi, owner of Hollis Hills Farm, 340 Marshall Road, Fitchburg with his wife, Allison Lattanzi. Although it looks like there might not be any snow to welcome the farm's annual festival, Lattanzi is hopeful.

SJC to rule on ex-prosecutors' alleged misconduct in Farak cases

The state's highest court will consider whether "undisputed misconduct" perpetrated by two former assistant attorneys general involved in the Sonja Farak drug lab scandal should result in even more convictions being cast aside. If the Supreme Judicial Court sides with public defenders and civil rights attorneys, more cases potentially affected by Farak, the disgraced former chemist, would be tossed.

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