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    1. Women’s Fund to Present Second Annual Mentor Match on Jan. 18

      Women’s Fund to Present Second Annual Mentor Match on Jan. 18

      January is National Mentoring Month, and the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) announced its second annual Mentor Match, a networking event that aims to engage emerging leaders with seasoned professionals. The event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2018 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the UMass Center at Springfield, and is open to the public.

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    2. Bay Path’s RN to BSN Program Helps Nurses Overcome Barriers

      Bay Path’s RN to BSN Program Helps Nurses Overcome Barriers

      It’s no secret that hospitals and other healthcare settings are pushing for nurses with higher education levels, but it can be difficult for a working RN, often with plenty of family responsibilities, to go back to school. The RN to BSN Completer Program at the American Women’s College of Bay Path University solves that issue with a fully online format and plenty of support to help students succeed — and open doors that had previously been closed.  The 22 registered nurses who graduated in May from the American Women’s College of Bay Path University with their bachelor’s ...

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    3. Southwick Offers Winning Mix of Business, Fun

      Southwick Offers Winning Mix of Business, Fun

      Many communities, Doug Moglin notes, tout themselves as a great place to live, or an ideal spot to do business, or a haven for recreation.  “But we have all three,” said the chair of Southwick’s Board of Selectmen. “I’m one of those people who do all three in town, and we still have room for more of all those things.”  On the residential front, for example, work continues on 26 homes at the new Noble Steed subdivision off Vining Hill Road. Meanwhile, the Southwick Country Club site is being sold to Fiore Realty, which intends to develop more ...

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    4. Manufacturing training offered in Chicopee, Palmer and Westfield

      Manufacturing training offered in Chicopee, Palmer and Westfield

      The Regional Employment Board of Hampden County is looking for people interested in studying advanced manufacturing. The state awarded the Regional Employment Board $207,900 in October to offer workforce training programs. There is no cost to the trainees, according to the Regional Employment Board. Training begins in January at Westfield Technical Academy, Chicopee Comprehensive High School and Pathfinder Regional Vocational High School in Palmer.  Classes are Mondays through Thursdays and the program lasts five weeks. Training is from 3:30-7:30 p.m. in Westfield and Palmer and from 4-8 p.m. in Chicopee.

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    5. Report: Massachusetts is the Healthiest State in the Nation

      Report: Massachusetts is the Healthiest State in the Nation

      Massachusetts is the healthiest state in the nation, according to the 28th annual America’s Health Rankings report. Among the state’s strengths are its low percentage of uninsured people, low prevalence of obesity, and high vaccination rates. The 2017 report also ranked Massachusetts first for the health of women and children. “This report highlights the notable progress that our state is making to improve the health and well-being of every individual living in the Commonwealth,” said Gov. Charlie Baker. “Massachusetts is proud to have the lowest number of uninsured residents in the country and robust public-health efforts, and our ...

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    6. West Springfield has new twin sister in Ireland

      West Springfield has new twin sister in Ireland

      West Springfield Mayor William C. Reichelt has signed a "memorandum of understanding" with the Kerry County Council to form a sister city agreement with Dingle, a tiny town in southwest Ireland. "Myself and a contingent from (West Springfield) are heading back today from Ireland, where we signed a sister city agreement with Dingle, Ireland," Reichelt told The Republican early Tuesday morning.  The goal is to build cultural bridges by expanding opportunities between the communities, according to the mayor.

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    7. Springfield-New Haven rail line debuting in 2018 topic of talk at Springfield Library

      Springfield-New Haven rail line debuting in 2018 topic of talk at Springfield Library

      Potential passengers or those who are simply curious can learn more about CTrail, the commuter passenger train service the Connecticut Department of Transportation will launch next year, at a talk on Wednesday evening. The rail advocacy organization Trains In The Valley is sponsoring the talk by Hartford Line project manager John E. Bernick on Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Springfield Central Library. Trains In the Valley is asking people to register at trainsinthevalley.eventbrite.com.

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    8. Springfield Macarons opens in Eastfield Mall, and the French cookies are selling like hotcakes

      Springfield Macarons opens in Eastfield Mall, and the French cookies are selling like hotcakes

      Jennifer Cruz, of Springfield, says she was always the woman who brought the baked treats in to her office. Now, baking is her business, and business is so good she has opened the Springfield Macarons store in the Eastfield Mall after about a year of selling the French meringue cookies at farmers markets in and around Springfield. Why macarons? "I was looking for that one thing that you can't find in Springfield," she said of the pastel-colored treats available in a variety of flavors. "You can't find them for miles. These things don't stop selling. So it ...

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    9. Bradley International Airport Recognized by Condé Nast Traveler

      Bradley International Airport Recognized by Condé Nast Traveler

      The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) announced that Condé Nast Traveler has released the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and Bradley International Airport has been recognized as the fifth-best airport in the U.S. with a score of 82.35. “We are very proud to have earned this prestigious recognition, and we thank not only the many travelers who voted for us, but all of the millions of passengers who choose Bradley for their travel needs on an annual basis,” said CAA Executive Director Kevin Dillon. “This distinguished award from the travel community is a testament to our ...

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    10. Springfield's Union Station wins national environmental award for brownfield redevelopment

      Springfield's Union Station wins national environmental award for brownfield redevelopment

      The Phoenix Awards Institute has recognized Springfield Union Station as the best example of brownfield redevelopment in the county for 2017. U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, the driving force behind the station's $95-million rehabilitation into a modern intermodal transportation hub, gathered Monday with city officials to celebrate the award. The Phoenix Awards were announced at the 2017 National Brownfields Training Conference in Pittsburgh earlier this month.

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    11. Springfield Project Offers a Window to Changing Role of Libraries

      Springfield Project Offers a Window to Changing Role of Libraries

      As she talked about libraries, and borrowed (that’s an industry term) from Mark Twain when she said their death was greatly exaggerated, Molly Fogarty used some words and phrases that definitely brought her argument home. That’s because these are not the kinds of things that would have been said about these institutions a century ago, or perhaps even a decade ago. “Libraries help level the playing field,” said Fogarty, director of the Springfield City Library. “They help people cross the digital divide; they’re technology hubs.” Elaborating, he said that, in this computer age, access to the Internet ...

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    12. Ambitious Renovation Project Will Reshape the Basketball Hall of Fame

      Ambitious Renovation Project Will Reshape the Basketball Hall of Fame

      The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will soon commence work on an ambitious, $15 million renovation and expansion that will dramatically change the look and feel of the shrine. While the project represents the future, it also speaks loudly to just how far the Hall has come since the dark days — and years — earlier this century. John Doleva calls it a “spaceship.” That’s what he and others at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame have come to call the individual lights that sit atop the dome that defines the shrine on West Columbus Avenue and change color ...

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    13. A Host of Factors Are Lifting the Region’s Economy Higher

      A Host of Factors Are Lifting the Region’s Economy Higher

      The state of the region’s economy is strong, and the economic outlook is bright. That’s a simple statement, but let’s look at the facts that support that optimism. We all have read of the important investments that MGM and CRRC, the Chinese rail-car manufacturer, are making in Springfield. Less-reported is the some $5.2 billion of economic-development projects that have recently occurred or are currently underway in our region. In a 2016 study, the Economic Development Council of Western Mass. (EDC) catalogued the growth in each community — from housing developments to manufacturing companies expanding and relocating to ...

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    14. Jim Ayres Directs the United Way Through a Time of Change, Challenge

      Jim Ayres Directs the United Way Through a Time of Change, Challenge

      Jim Ayres, who took the helm at the United Way of Pioneer Valley this past spring, arrived knowing he would be leading the organization through a time of significant change and challenge. His elaborate to-do list includes efforts to increase efficiency, do a better job of telling the United Way’s story to the younger people who probably don’t know it, and continuing the work of building coalitions to take on the many issues confronting the region’s communities and families. There’s an old map hanging on the wall just inside the door to Jim Ayres’ office within ...

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    15. UMass students vote to buy themselves a $50 million student union renovation

      UMass students vote to buy themselves a $50 million student union renovation

      Students this week voted to pay half the $50 million renovation cost by increasing student activity fees $100 annually. The UMass-Amherst campus has agreed to fund the other half. The Student Union referendum passed 1,246-1,012, with about 10 percent of the study body voting, about average for a student vote, said Student Government President Anthony Vitale.

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    16. UMass Amherst Receives $1.1 Million Grant for Large Battery Project

      UMass Amherst Receives $1.1 Million Grant for Large Battery Project

      UMass Amherst has been awarded a $1.1 million state grant from the Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) project to work with Tesla Energy to construct a large battery at the Central Heating Plant on the west side of campus. The project involves a 1-megawatt/4-megawatt-hour lithium ion battery storage system that will be designed and constructed by Tesla Energy adjacent to the campus power plant. Working with Tesla and the UMass Clean Energy Extension (CEE), the goal is to reduce peak energy demand on the Amherst campus and related costs. The battery storage system will provide power at times ...

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    17. Mass Cultural Council fetes lawmakers, arts leaders at Holyoke celebration

      Mass Cultural Council fetes lawmakers, arts leaders at Holyoke celebration

      Top leaders with the Massachusetts Cultural Council, touring the state with a new logo and four-point strategic plan, stopped at the Holyoke Cultural Arts Center on Thursday to honor local lawmakers and celebrate the role of arts and culture in transforming communities. The state agency's "bold and vibrant" new message emphasizes "the power of culture" to fuel economic development, enliven communities, transform lives, and support equity and inclusion, said Mass Cultural Council president Anita Walker.

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    18. Minority Business Alliance to host 'How to do Business with MGM Springfield' meeting | masslive.com

      Minority Business Alliance to host 'How to do Business with MGM Springfield' meeting | masslive.com

      The Minority Business Alliance on Monday will host 'How to do Business with MGM Springfield,' a seminar for prospective vendors to the $960 million resort casino complex under construction in the South End.  The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. on the third floor of the Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal St. To register, visit www.minoritybusinessalliance.org.  The Minority Business Alliance is a nonprofit advocacy organization for minority-owned businesses.

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    19. McNairn Packaging in Westfield celebrates 20-year partnership with Canton-based Dunkin' Donuts

      McNairn Packaging in Westfield celebrates 20-year partnership with Canton-based Dunkin' Donuts

      McNairn Packaging celebrated its 20-year partnership with Dunkin Donuts on Wednesday with a Dunkin' Donuts Day for employees. McNairn makes waxed paper products used in the food service industry, and while Canton-based Dunkin' Donuts has used McNairn products for two decades, it recently began using tray liners that give McNairn more visibility. The liners are used in every Dunkin' Donuts shop and feature a printed donut design.

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    20. Wilbraham developer gets 'positive feedback' for mixed-use redevelopment plan for village center | masslive.com

      Wilbraham developer gets 'positive feedback' for mixed-use redevelopment plan for village center | masslive.com

      A mixed-use redevelopment proposal for the village center received positive feedback at a Planning Board public forum Tuesday evening.  The forum was held at the library and attracted about 50 people, many of whom gave favorable reviews of the plan, which calls for creating retail, commercial and residential space in the area of Main Street, Burt Lane and Crane Park Drive. The plan requires a zoning change for the residential component to happen, and the zoning change requires approval from town meeting voters.

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    21. Massachusetts awards $20 million for 'game-changing' energy storage grants

      Massachusetts awards $20 million for 'game-changing' energy storage grants

      Gov. Charlie Baker plans to announce the grants Thursday at UMass Memorial Hospital in Marlborough. The University of Massachusetts Amherst will receive one of the largest awards, $1.14 million, to install a lithium ion battery storage system in its energy supply system. The battery will provide more resiliency to the system, which currently involves a cogeneration plant and a solar array.

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    22. Westfield eyes state support for economic development district

      Westfield eyes state support for economic development district

      City officials hope Westfield will have a Transformative District Initiative district in early 2018. The Transformative District Initiative is a development program for Gateway Cities designed to enhance local public-private engagement and community identity, improve quality of life, and spur increased investment and economic activity. It is a program of MassDevelopment that uses the state's Transformative Development Fund.  Area communities that already have TDI districts include Holyoke and Springfield.

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    23. Big Y plans to open $5 million Derby, Conn., store in 2019

      Big Y plans to open $5 million Derby, Conn., store in 2019

      Big Y Foods Inc. plans to open a 60,000-square-foot supermarket in Derby, Connecticut, sometime in 2019, according to a news release issued Thursday. The new store, the Springfield-based chain's eighth in New Haven County, represents a $5 million investment and will be part of a 177,000-square-foot shopping center being redeveloped at 656 New Haven Ave. The new location is 60 miles from Springfield, a 90-minute drive. The new Big Y means 150 full- and part-time jobs, according to a news release.

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