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About: Amherst, Massachusetts
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).
Zip Codes associated with Amherst, Massachusetts: 1002 .
Towns/Cities near Amherst, Massachusetts : Northampton, Bbelchertown, South Deerfield, Granby, Greenfield, Hatfield.
State Auditor Suzanne Bump, seen in this March file photo in Amherst, released the results of an audit on the Massachusetts State Lottery on Oct. 29, 2014. BOSTON — State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump has recommended improvements to the operation of the Massachusetts State Lottery after an audit found deficiencies, according to information released today from Bump's office.
Officials are looking for people all over the valley to respond to a transportation survey to better help planners assess concerns and needs. The town has hired Nelson/Nygaard, a town-planning consultant firm, to help with a plan that would look at various modes of travel into a coherent plan and need the surveys for that analysis.
NORTHAMPTON - The state's Energy and Environmental Affairs has awarded Northampton money to rebuild Pulaski Park and buy 50 acres of conservation land in the Saw Mill Hills. The separate grants announced Monday by Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett are part of more than $2.6 million the state is awarding for parks, open space and recreation in nine Western Massachusetts communities.
Amherst police has again received a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women to allow a program helping domestic and sexual violence survivors to continue. The grant was obtained in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Police Department, the University of Massachusetts Center for Women & Community and the Northampton Police Department, according to a press release.
AMHERST - Offering glimpses into a rich variety of historic architectural styles and decors, this year's annual Amherst House Tour is entitled "Scene in Amherst" and will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. An annual fundraiser for the Amherst Historical Society, the house tour's theme reflects a juried art exhibit inspired by Amherst scenes and events that also opens on Saturday at the Simeon Strong House , sponsored by and home of the Amherst Historical Society.
Remember when there used to be just three major networks, with PBS being a distant fourth? It was really only about four decades ago. But now, when you look at the 200-plus channels available through Comcast XFINITY in Amherst, you'd think we were on "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century." (That's an old NBC TV show reference, by the way.)
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