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    1. UMass Amherst Professor Receives Computer Networking Industry Award

      UMass Amherst Professor Receives Computer Networking Industry Award

      Professor Ramesh Sitaraman of UMass Amherst’s College of Information and Computer Sciences is one of a large team of scientists and engineers who have been honored by the Assoc. for Computing Machinery with its SIGCOMM Networking Systems Award for work that “has had a significant impact on the world of computer networking,” the association said. Sitaraman and colleagues are credited with building the Akamai content-delivery network (CDN), the world’s first major CDN and now one of the largest ever built, and for pioneering the concept of internet content delivery. The Akamai CDN currently consists of 240,000 servers ...

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    2. Invesco, MassMutual Announce Strategic Combination of Invesco and OppenheimerFunds

      Invesco Ltd. and MassMutual announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement, whereby Invesco will acquire MassMutual asset-management affiliate OppenheimerFunds Inc. In turn, MassMutual and OppenheimerFunds employee shareholders will receive a combination of common and preferred equity consideration, and MassMutual will become a significant shareholder in Invesco, with an approximate 15.5% stake. This strategic transaction will bring Invesco’s total assets under management to more than $1.2 trillion, making it the 13th-largest global investment manager and sixth- largest U.S. retail investment manager, further enhancing the company’s ability to meet client needs through its comprehensive range ...

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    3. Pathlight Awarded $23,000 to Support Innovative Curriculum

      Pathlight, a Valley leader in residential and community services for people with intellectual disabilities or autism, has been awarded $23,000 in funding from the Westfield Bank Future Fund and the Chicopee Savings Bank Charitable Foundation to support a sex-education and relationships program that gives people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism the skills to build and maintain healthy relationships throughout their lives. The program, called Whole Selves, is the result of 10 years of teaching the social skills of relationships to adolescents, teens, and adults with a variety of disabilities at Pathlight’s Whole Children program. Whole Selves is ...

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    4. 'All about collaboration': Hampden's Rediker Software unveils work space for development team

      'All about collaboration': Hampden's Rediker Software unveils work space for development team

      One of the conference rooms at Rediker Software is called "The Bridge." The other - a more relaxed space that's got comfy couches and is around the corner from the shuffleboard table - is "Ten Forward," a reference to the lounge on the Starship Enterprise in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." It's an indication of how Rediker's new office space here in the center of Hampden has a lot in common with the trendy work spaces of Silicon Valley and Boston's tech hubs.

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    5. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito addresses Holyoke Chamber, touts public-private partnerships

      Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito addresses Holyoke Chamber, touts public-private partnerships

      Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito hailed the public-private partnerships promoted by the Baker administration at the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce's annual Governmental Affairs Luncheon. The Wherehouse? Banquet Hall hosted the chamber's event Thursday. Polito noted the commonwealth's continued collaborations with the business community. She used Holyoke as "Exhibit A" in describing those relations, with the keys being planning, people, places and partnerships. Polito said the state extends grants, low-interest funding and tax credits to businesses that promote expansion, innovation and workforce development.

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    6. Run-down Pride Station in Agawam to be demolished, new 'Pride Kitchen' planned

      Run-down Pride Station in Agawam to be demolished, new 'Pride Kitchen' planned

      Pride Convenience Inc. on Oct. 1 pulled a permit with the city's Building Division to demolish an old service station and car wash at 395 Main St. In its place, a new, 5,400-square-foot "Pride Kitchen" convenience store with gas pumps and a drive-through will be built, Pride Stores CEO Robert L. Bolduc said Thursday. In a telephone interview, Bolduc said demolition will take place this fall, that he will submit applications to the city's Planning Department and that he hopes to start construction in the spring.

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    7. Study pushes east-west rail forward at last

      Study pushes east-west rail forward at last

      Governor Charlie Baker is right when he says the concept of an east-west rail line is complicated. But that doesn't mean it can't be done. One step toward making the dream become reality occurred when the Massachusetts Department of Transportation hired a consulting firm to conduct a feasibility study for a line from Boston through Worcester and Springfield and on to Pittsfield. The study will cost $1 million. Such studies often take on the image of unnecessary political stall tactics and a waste of taxpayers' money, but not this one. It's necessary to identify issues of cost ...

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    8. Forum on Impact of Poverty in the Pioneer Valley and Recent Report on Addressing Obstacles on the Road to Opportunity

      Forum on Impact of Poverty in the Pioneer Valley and Recent Report on Addressing Obstacles on the Road to Opportunity

       Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP) will host an economic opportunity forum to review and discuss the findings from a new report on poverty written by MassBudget called “Obstacles on the Road to Opportunity: Finding a Way Forward Together.”  MASSCAP, Community Action of Pioneer Valley (CAPV), Springfield Partners for Community Action (SPCA), and Valley Opportunity council (VOC) will be co-sponsoring the event, where the results of the poverty study and the way forward will be highlighted by a panel discussion. 

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    9. Massachusetts business group honors Six Flags, United Personnel, Sanderson-MacLeod

      Massachusetts business group honors Six Flags, United Personnel, Sanderson-MacLeod

      Associated Industries of Massachusetts has honored Six Flags New England, of Agawam, and United Personnel, of Springfield, with its Next Century Award. AIM, a statewide employers group, has also honored brush manufacturer Sanderson-MacLeod, of Palmer, with its the 2018 Sustainability Award.

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    10. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito to Speak at GHCC’s Governmental Affairs Luncheon on Oct. 18

      Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito to Speak at GHCC’s Governmental Affairs Luncheon on Oct. 18

      The Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) will host Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito at its fall Governmental Affairs Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Wherehouse?, located at 109 Lyman St. in Holyoke. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Polito plans to speak to the Greater Holyoke business community on what the administration’s plans are to promote economic and commercial growth in this area. Additionally, she will touch on the topics of manufacturing and STEM education, both of which are relevant to Holyoke and Western Mass.

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    11. UMass Amherst Launches New Biomedical Engineering Department

      UMass Amherst Launches New Biomedical Engineering Department

      The College of Engineering at UMass Amherst has established a new department of Biomedical Engineering, which will offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. It is the fifth department within the college. Biomedical engineering (BME) integrates engineering science, biology, and medicine into a cross-disciplinary field focused on improving human health and solving problems in the delivery of healthcare. Its key principle is that, by looking at the human body through the lens of engineering, one can apply the concepts of design, optimization, and programming to complex biological systems in order to detect, repair, and treat disease and to create ...

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    12. MassDOT takes next step toward $1 million east-west rail study

      MassDOT takes next step toward $1 million east-west rail study

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said Tuesday that it has retained a consulting firm for $1 million to study the feasibility of east-west rail from Boston through Worcester to Springfield and as far west as Pittsfield. Victoria Mier, a spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, said work will begin as soon as the deal is final and a notice to proceed is issued. Timothy W. Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, said he learned Saturday that MassDOT plans to issue that notice in early 2019, with the study beginning soon thereafter. It will take about one ...

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    13. Revitalize CDC volunteers to provide TLC to 3 Holyoke homes

      Revitalize CDC volunteers to provide TLC to 3 Holyoke homes

      About 200 volunteers will wield hammers and rakes in the third annual Revitalize Community Development Corporation #GreenNFit Neighborhood project Thursday morning on Beacon Avenue, where they will work on three homes. Colleen Loveless, of Revitalize Community Development Corporation, said the three homes includes work for an elderly widow whose husband passed away two years ago. 

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    14. Western Mass Employment Collaborative to Hold Job Fair on Oct. 18

      Western Mass Employment Collaborative to Hold Job Fair on Oct. 18

      The Western Mass Employment Collaborative (WMEC), which partners with employers and various agencies to help individuals with disabilities find jobs, will sponsor its annual Job EXPO on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holyoke Community College’s Kittredge Center, Rooms 301 and 303. The purpose of the event is for businesses to meet qualified candidates for their hiring needs and for job seekers to have multiple opportunities to speak to employers about job openings.

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    15. HCC to Hold Grand Opening for Center for Life Sciences on Oct. 24

      HCC to Hold Grand Opening for Center for Life Sciences on Oct. 24

      U.S. Rep. Richard Neal and Massachusetts Secretary of Education James Peyser will be the featured speakers at a ribbon cutting and grand-opening celebration for the new $4.55 million Center for Life Sciences at Holyoke Community College (HCC) on Wednesday, Oct. 24, during Mass STEM Week.  The celebration will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Center for Life Sciences, located on the lower level of HCC’s Marieb Building. Refreshments will be served, and the public is welcome to attend. The 13,000-square-foot facility features a suite of biotechnology labs and classrooms and what is ...

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    16. UMass water technology lab could spur new developments

      UMass water technology lab could spur new developments

      Thirty companies are in the pipeline, waiting to use a $3.9 million water technology demonstration center that could be built at the University of Massachusetts in as soon as two years. About 250 people attended the "Innovations and Opportunities in Water Technologies" conference Monday at the Amherst campus. Now the job is to get the money, already called for in a 2014 state bonding bill, and include it in a state spending budget, said Richard K. Sullivan Jr., president and CEO of the Economic Development of Western Massachusetts.

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    17. Rick Lord to Retire as President, CEO of AIM in 2019

      Rick Lord to Retire as President, CEO of AIM in 2019

      Richard Lord, who built Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) into one of the most far-reaching business associations in the commonwealth, will retire next year after leading the organization for almost 20 years. Lord, a North Adams native and Williams College graduate who took the top job at AIM in 1999, will remain as president and CEO while the AIM board of directors chooses a successor. “Rick Lord has built AIM into an organization of more than 4,000 employers from all sectors of the economy who believe that business should be a positive force for creating a better, more prosperous ...

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    18. State Report Unveiled at UMass Amherst on New Water Technologies to Boost Business, Jobs and the Environment | Office of News & Media Relations | UMass Amherst

      State Report Unveiled at UMass Amherst on New Water Technologies to Boost Business, Jobs and the Environment | Office of News & Media Relations | UMass Amherst

      The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has released a comprehensive study that evaluates the potential of developing a network of water-testing demonstration centers in the Commonwealth, including one at UMass Amherst. The centers would pilot new water technologies to position Massachusetts as a global leader in the water innovation and energy efficiency sector, providing significant business and employment opportunities.

      Link to the full report: 

      https://www.masscec.com/water-innovation

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    19. The Republican named best Sunday newspaper in New England

      The Republican named best Sunday newspaper in New England

      The Republican and Sunday Republican were honored this week as the best Sunday newspaper in New England and a distinguished weekday newspaper by the New England Newspaper and Press Association. The Republican also received a Publick Occurences Award for its coverage of the arrest of Gary Schara last September for the 1992 slaying of Lisa Ziegert in Agawam. The honors were awarded at the fall conference of the regional news association at the Crowne Plaza in Natick.

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    20. United Bank moves into Webster Bank offices in East Longmeadow, Springfield, West Springfield, closes others

      United Bank moves into Webster Bank offices in East Longmeadow, Springfield, West Springfield, closes others

      United Bank has taken over six Wesbter Bank branches it bought from Webster back in May. The locations, including the West Springfield branch at 50 Elm St.,  the Springfield branch at 1355 Boston Road and an East Longmeadow branch at 62 Center Square, officially became United Bank branches Oct. 9. Signs were changed. The other branches were Waterford and Groton in Connecticut and Westerly, Rhode Island. The bank converted customer accounts over Columbus Day weekend. United's branches at 95 Elm St., West Springfield, 459 Main St. in Indian Orchard and 94 Shaker Road in East Longmeadow have all closed.

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    21. Way Finders continues demolition at old Peter Pan bus station in Springfield

      Way Finders continues demolition at old Peter Pan bus station in Springfield

      Specialized crews are removing asbestos from the former Peter Pan Springfield Bus Terminal. Meanwhile, the head of Way Finders says construction of the housing agency's new headquarters should begin at the site in the middle of November. Demolition should take four weeks once the toxic asbestos is removed and disposed of, said Peter A. Gagliardi, president and CEO of Way Finders. Way Finders is the new name for what was once HAP Housing.

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    22. Developer plans $43 million mixed-use project at One Ferry Street mill complex in Easthampton

      Developer plans $43 million mixed-use project at One Ferry Street mill complex in Easthampton

      Developer Michael Michon plans an ambitious mixed-use development at One Ferry Street, an abandoned and rambling factory complex built in 1903. The project, which could cost up to $43 million, "includes the demolition, restoration, and construction of select buildings and site improvements to allow for a variety of uses," according to a special permit application submitted to the city on Tuesday.

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    23. East Longmeadow Crafting a Plan for Progress

      East Longmeadow Crafting a Plan for Progress

      Denise Menard has witnessed plenty of growth in East Longmeadow’s Town Hall since becoming the community’s first town manager two years ago, from the creation of a seven-member Town Council to the creation of a Human Resources department, a new director of Finance and director of Planning and Community Development, and the establishment of a Board of Health overseen by a full-time director. But she says the most important change in the city offices may be the ease with which new businesses to town can navigate the permitting process.

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