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    1. HCC Campus Center to Launch $43.5 Million Renovation

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      HCC Campus Center to Launch $43.5 Million Renovation

      Holyoke Community College (HCC) is about to embark on a two-year, $43.5 million renovation project that will transform the look, feel, and organization of the campus. The HCC Campus Center is scheduled to close Feb. 3, 2017, and construction will begin soon after. When it reopens in 2019, college officials say, the building will be a place that truly lives up to its name. Originally known as G Building, the sloping, three-story concrete structure sits in the middle of the campus between an intermittent stream choked with invasive plants and the HCC Courtyard. Since it opened in 1980, the ...

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      Comment Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    2. MassLive building offers new art gallery and musical performances in formerly vacant bank space | masslive.com

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      MassLive building offers new art gallery and musical performances in formerly vacant bank space | masslive.com

      As a result of the most recent Futurecity conference in Springfield, where Tim Jones, head of strategy for the London-based consulting firm, suggested that Springfield should emphasize its Dr. Seuss roots, the owner of the MassLive building was inspired to develop and create a new public space.  The building, located at 1350 Main Street, has turned the former vacant bank retail space into a new art gallery and music venue.  The new space currently features a variety of art work from UMass Amherst professor and artist John Simpson and his students alongside holiday decorations.

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      Comment Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    3. Norwegian Air Shuttle eyes Bradley flights to Europe

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      Norwegian Air Shuttle eyes Bradley flights to Europe

       Norwegian Air Shuttle wants to start offering discount flights from Bradley International Airport to Europe. Kevin Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority, said Thursday that Bradley and the CAA are in talks with Norwegian, as well as with a number of other airlines. But he can't confirm a start date for the Norwegian service. "We are talking to a lot of carriers. We are looking to increase the route map and increase the number of seats on existing routes," Dillon said. About 6 million travelers have passed through Bradley in 2016. Dillon hopes to grow that number ...

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      Comment Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Boeing   Springfield

    4. Country Bank donates $1M toward new Baystate Wing Emergency Department

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      Country Bank donates $1M toward new Baystate Wing Emergency Department

      Country Bank will contribute $1 million toward the construction of Baystate Wing Hospital's new Emergency Department. The project, scheduled to begin construction in 2017, will right size the emergency department at Baystate's Palmer campus to better accommodate current patient volumes. "We are grateful for the continued generous support of Country Bank," said Michael Moran, president and chief administrative officer for Baystate Health's Eastern Region, which includes Baystate Wing Hospital and the Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center. "We are committed to providing emergency services at both of our campuses. While the Baystate Mary Lane Emergency Department is appropriately ...

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      Comment Mentions:   Palmer   Baystate Health   Paul Scully

    5. Elms College President Talks Leadership with Young Professionals

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      Elms College President Talks Leadership with Young Professionals

      Elms College hosted a leadership luncheon for the Young Professional Society (YPS) of Greater Springfield on Dec. 7. The keynote speaker at the event was the college’s president, Mary Reap. In her lecture, Reap discussed the importance of recognizing opportunities, even unexpected or perhaps at-first unwelcome ones, and taking advantage of them to further one’s career goals. She also talked about developing diplomacy and perseverance, banishing self-doubt, and learning from mistakes.

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      Comment Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Elms College

    6. To bodly go: Hazen Paper Co. wins award for Star Trek packaging

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      To bodly go: Hazen Paper Co. wins award for Star Trek packaging

      Not quite a commendation from Starfleet command, but Hazen Paper Co. has earned praise from the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators for its work on the packaging for for "Star Trek: The Original Series, The Complete Series Remastered." The display case for for the DVD release of the classic sci-fi TV series won the association's marketing award in the nonfood packaging category. Hazen, founded in 1925 and still family owned, is famous for its holographic papers, which display 3-D images when held up to the light. The company also makes covers for each year's Super Bowl ...

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      Comment Mentions:   Holyoke   Hazen Paper

    7. Westover's Great New England Air Show to return in 2018, Thunderbirds will perform

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      Westover's Great New England Air Show to return in 2018, Thunderbirds will perform

      Westover Air Reserve Base will hold an air show in the summer of 2018 and already have the headliner scheduled. For the first time in a decade, the Thunderbirds, the Air Force's official aerial demonstration team, will be the top act for the show, said Lt. Col. James G. Bishop, chief of public affairs. The last time the Thunderbirds, which fly F-16 Fighting Falcons, have performed at a Great New England Air Show at Westover was in 2008. This year the Thunderbirds will also perform at the Barnes National Guard Air Base Air Show in Westfield that is scheduled ...

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      Comment Mentions:   Chicopee   Westfield

    8. $1 million renovation improves patient rooms, expands therapy gym at Mont Marie Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Holyoke

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      $1 million renovation improves patient rooms, expands therapy gym at Mont Marie Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Holyoke

      Mont Marie Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at 36 Lower Westfield Road Wednesday unveiled a $1 million renovation to its 84-bed facility that includes updated patient rooms and an expanded therapy gym. "We give care to residents that come here short-term and long-term," said Carol Mortensen, the center's new administrator, who began last month. Mayor Alex B. Morse toured the renovated wing and said that investment and the center's 180 employees are economic generators for the city.

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      Comment Mentions:   Holyoke   Westfield

    9. Holyoke Medical Center Earns 2016 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award

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      Holyoke Medical Center Earns 2016 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award

      The Leapfrog Group announced that Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) has been named a Top Hospital for the second time in three years. Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., the recognition showcases HMC’s commitment to patient safety and quality. “It is with great pride Holyoke Medical Center accepts the Top Hospital award for the second time. Being one of only two hospitals in Massachusetts to receive this distinction demonstrates how truly hard our team is focused on providing high-quality care in a safe environment, close to home. I extend ...

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      Comment Mentions:   Holyoke Medical Center   Holyoke

    10. Dakin Hires Stacey Price as Director of Development and Marketing - BusinessWest

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      Dakin Hires Stacey Price as Director of Development and Marketing - BusinessWest

      Stacey Price has been hired as director of development and marketing at Dakin Humane Society, according to Executive Director Carmine DiCenso.  Price will oversee development and marketing efforts for the organization, which has two adoption centers in Leverett and Springfield, as well as a community spay/neuter clinic at the latter location. She will focus on donor and community relations and pursue strategic partnerships that will enable Dakin to continue to innovate while serving the needs of animals and the people who care for them in Western Mass. and beyond. The organization is 100% self-sustaining.

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      Comment Mentions:   Springfield

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