1. From the EDC

    1. Condition of Education in Western Massachusetts

      Condition of Education in Western Massachusetts

      Please join us for a conversation on the status of education in Western Massachusetts.  The event will put a local focus on findings from the Rennie Center's Condition of Education in the Commonwealth report.  We'll discuss the latest data on the impact of early learning in Western Massachusetts and you'll hear from local educators and leaders about promising programs in the area.

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    2. NEW REPORT FINDS USE OF COAL AND OIL DURING A TWO-WEEK PERIOD THIS WINTER HAD EMISSIONS EQUIVALENT TO ADDING 6.4 MILLION CARS ON NEW ENGLAND ROADS

      NEW REPORT FINDS USE OF COAL AND OIL DURING A TWO-WEEK PERIOD THIS WINTER HAD EMISSIONS EQUIVALENT TO ADDING 6.4 MILLION CARS ON NEW ENGLAND ROADS

      Report calls for Balanced, Multi-Faceted Energy Solutions

      BOSTON, MA (May 7, 2018) - The Massachusetts Coalition for Sustainable Energy (MCSE) today released “The Need for a Balanced Portfolio Approach to Address New England’s Fuel Security Problem” – a new report that details the significant environmental and negative economic impact that the current lack of access to reliable energy is having on Massachusetts and throughout New England. Concentric Energy Advisors, Inc. authored the report.

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    3. 2018 Inner City Capital Connections in Springfield!

      2018 Inner City Capital Connections in Springfield!

      Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, with the support of the MassMutual Foundation and Berkshire Bank, cordially invites you to a kick-off breakfast on Tuesday, May 15thto learn more about the Boston Inner City Capital Connections program (ICCC) and its mission to help small businesses throughout Western Massachusetts build capacity and access the capital needed to drive growth.

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  2. Western Massachusetts Business News

    1. An Employment Lawyer Diversifies into Manufacturing

      An Employment Lawyer Diversifies into Manufacturing

      When she started her law career with a firm in Springfield, Amy Royal didn’t consider herself an entrepreneur. But that quality emerged quickly, and she would go on to start her own firm. She soon realized, though, that she was a actually a serial entrepreneur with an appetite for developing and growing companies, the latest of which is a door manufacturer in Ludlow.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    2. Valet parking program proposed outside MassLive office building at Springfield's Court...

      Valet parking program proposed outside MassLive office building at Springfield's Court...

      The owner of the MassLive building at Court Square is proposing a valet parking program, intended to improve the experience for visitors of the office building and its neighbor, City Hall. As proposed, six parking spots will be set aside on City Hall Place, a one-way side street between the MassLive building, at 1350 Main St., and City Hall. The valet stand would be at the corner of Court Street and City Hall Place, and the attendants would park cars in the the designated spaces and at the nearby Civic Center garage on Bruce Landon Way.

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    3. Wellspring Harvest to hold greenhouse ribbon cutting, open house events Sunday

      Wellspring Harvest to hold greenhouse ribbon cutting, open house events Sunday

      Wellspring Harvest will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday to commemorate the completion of its hydroponic greenhouse and the beginning of its agricultural production.  The cooperative corporation will officially open its Indian Orchard greenhouse with a 2 p.m. ribbon cutting event at the 121 Pinevale St. location.  Following the ribbon cutting, Wellspring Harvest will hold a two-hour open house, which will feature demonstrations of hydroponic growing techniques, tours and free lettuce samples, according to organizers.

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    4. Sisters of Providence break ground on affordable housing with elder care services in West...

      Sisters of Providence break ground on affordable housing with elder care services in West...

      The Sisters of Providence have broken ground on Hillside Residence, a $10 million project to build 36 units of affordable, elder care housing on the 27-acre Providence campus at 2112 Riverdale St. The project calls for integrating housing for residents age 62 or older with the health services they will need as they grow older, according to Sister Kathleen Popko, president of the Sisters of Providence.  "At times, the dream seemed futile," Popko told the crowd gathered Friday at the site where the housing will soon rise, recalling the ups and downs of trying to secure project funding over the ...

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    5. Look inside the new UMass Amherst mobile water treatment lab

      Look inside the new UMass Amherst mobile water treatment lab

      A new mobile water treatment lab run by UMass Amherst will help small towns test new water treatment technology.  "Some of our smaller towns are risk-averse to testing new technologies on their water treatment," said Rep. Smitty Pignatelli, D-Lenox. "This would allow them to kick the tires and test it on a much smaller basis." Pignatelli said making a mistake with a new technology can cost towns tens of thousands of dollars, so this is an opportunity for small systems to test out new technologies and see if they will work on a larger scale.

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    6. Chicopee Construction company to move to mostly vacant industrial park, city approves tax...

      Chicopee Construction company to move to mostly vacant industrial park, city approves tax...

      A local construction company is planning to move to a parcel of land in the Chicopee River Business Park, which has been mostly empty since it was created more than 25 years ago. A. Crane Construction LLC. is purchasing an about 10-acre lot known as Parcel 8 on East Main Street. The property is across the street from the main part of the Business River Park and on the side that runs along the Chicopee River, said Eric Nelson president and CEO of Westmass Westmass Area Development Corporation, which owns the industrial park. The company has not closed on the ...

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    7. Springfield Innovation Center construction to resume in June

      Springfield Innovation Center construction to resume in June

      DevelopSpringfield says it will restart renovation work in mid-June on the long-stalled Springfield Innovation Center. MassDevelopment, the state's finance and development agency, sent DevelopSpringfield a commitment letter this week putting the local agency one step closer to getting the financing it needs to complete the project, said Nicholas Fyntrilakis, chairman of the DevelopSpringfield board of directors.

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    8. Reshaping philanthropy in our community

      Reshaping philanthropy in our community

      As the generosity-dust settles on the sixth and likely final Valley Gives Day, I'm feeling more than a little sentimental. This one-day festival of community philanthropy began with a question posed by devoted community member Paul Doherty: "How can we make this Valley the most generous region in the country?" Looking back now, the "we" has clearly emerged as the most important part of that question.

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      Mentions: Paul S. Doherty
    9. Yee family, Masse's Seafood taking over Brunelle's Marina Dockside Restaurant in South Hadley, planning improvements, new name

      Yee family, Masse's Seafood taking over Brunelle's Marina Dockside Restaurant in South Hadley, planning improvements, new name

       Luke Brunelle, owner of Brunelle's Marina on the Connecticut River in South Hadley, said he's a pretty good restaurateur for the Dockside -- but only in the winter. "When I'm not doing any boat business," Brunelle said. "In the summer, there is just too much going on. I just can't pay enough attention and I can only hope I made the right decisions back before the season." The decision he made this offseason was to bring in old friends -- the Yee family, longtime owners of the former Hu Ke Lau in Chicopee and current owners and operators ...

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    Love Bradley International Airport? From the EDC
    Condition of Education in Western Massachusetts
    Condition of Education in Western Massachusetts From the EDC
    NEW REPORT FINDS USE OF COAL AND OIL DURING A TWO-WEEK PERIOD THIS WINTER HAD EMISSIONS EQUIVALENT TO ADDING 6.4 MILLION CARS ON NEW ENGLAND ROADS
    NEW REPORT FINDS USE OF COAL AND OIL DURING A TWO-WEEK PERIOD THIS WINTER HAD EMISSIONS EQUIVALENT TO ADDING 6.4 MILLION CARS ON NEW ENGLAND ROADS From the EDC
    2018 Inner City Capital Connections in Springfield!
    2018 Inner City Capital Connections in Springfield! From the EDC
    MassMutual decision adds to Springfield's 'momentum,' Western Massachusetts development official says
    MassMutual decision adds to Springfield's 'momentum,' Western Massachusetts development official says masslive.com
    MASSMUTUAL ANNOUNCES MAJOR EXPANSION AND REINVESTMENT IN MASSACHUSETTS
    MASSMUTUAL ANNOUNCES MAJOR EXPANSION AND REINVESTMENT IN MASSACHUSETTS From the EDC
    “Innovations and Opportunities in Green Technologies”
    “Innovations and Opportunities in Green Technologies” From the EDC
    House Speaker DeLeo: 'Why don't you look at Springfield?'
    House Speaker DeLeo: 'Why don't you look at Springfield?' masslive.com
    An Employment Lawyer Diversifies into Manufacturing
    An Employment Lawyer Diversifies into Manufacturing BusinessWest
    Valet parking program proposed outside MassLive office building at Springfield's Court...
    Valet parking program proposed outside MassLive office building at Springfield's Court... masslive.com
    Wellspring Harvest to hold greenhouse ribbon cutting, open house events Sunday
    Wellspring Harvest to hold greenhouse ribbon cutting, open house events Sunday masslive.com
    Sisters of Providence break ground on affordable housing with elder care services in West...
    Sisters of Providence break ground on affordable housing with elder care services in West... masslive.com
  4. Western Massachusetts- It's Your Move

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  2. Western Mass EDC Board Members in the News

    1. (8 articles) Paul C. Picknelly
    2. (7 articles) Carol A. Leary
    3. (5 articles) Kumble Subbaswamy
    4. (3 articles) Anthony S. Caprio
    5. (2 articles) John Heaps
    6. (1 articles) Kevin B. Vann
  3. Western Mass EDC Staff in the News

    1. (24 articles) Rick Sullivan
    2. (4 articles) Mary Kay Wydra
  4. Companies in the News

    1. (71 articles) MGM
    2. (47 articles) The Republican
    3. (47 articles) MassMutual
    4. (35 articles) Baystate Health
    5. (33 articles) MassMutual Center
    6. (31 articles) Peter Pan Bus Lines
    7. (26 articles) Big Y Foods
    8. (21 articles) Amtrak
  5. Business Leaders in the News

    1. (5 articles) Kathleen G. Anderson
    2. (4 articles) Nick Fyntrilakis
    3. (3 articles) Robert Bolduc
    4. (2 articles) Kevin E. Lynn
    5. (2 articles) Dr. Robert L. Pura
    6. (2 articles) Timothy W. Brennan
  6. Government Officials in the News

    1. (72 articles) Domenic J. Sarno
    2. (29 articles) Congressman Richard E. Neal
    3. (26 articles) Kevin Kennedy
    4. (13 articles) Governor Deval L. Patrick
    5. (9 articles) Alex Morse
    6. (6 articles) Joseph Wagner
  7. Organizations in the News

    1. (112 articles) University of Massachusetts
    2. (60 articles) Springfield Technical Community College
    3. (58 articles) Holyoke Community College
    4. (31 articles) MassDevelopment
    5. (31 articles) Basketball Hall of Fame
    6. (28 articles) Elms College
  8. Western Mass Cities in the News

    1. (684 articles) Springfield
    2. (240 articles) Holyoke
    3. (152 articles) Chicopee
    4. (148 articles) Westfield
    5. (132 articles) Amherst
    6. (102 articles) Northampton
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