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    1. Westfield planning $2 million upgrade to Western Avenue

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      Westfield planning $2 million upgrade to Western Avenue

      The estimated $2 to $2.5 million project will be unveiled during a public information meeting scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Highland Elementary School.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield

    2. Hampden Bank deals with stockholders' calls for a merger or sale while United Bank completes its takeover of Enfield's New England Bank

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      Hampden Bank deals with stockholders' calls for a merger or sale while United Bank completes its takeover of Enfield's New England Bank

      The bank’s stock closed Friday at $13.75 a share after hitting its high for the year at $14.23 a share Thursday afternoon on heavier than usual trading. For the quarter ending Sept. 30, Hampden reported a $225,000 increase in net income for the three months ended Sept. 30, to $761,000, or 14 cents per fully diluted share, as compared with $536,000, or 9 cents per share, for the same period in 2011.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   United Bank

    3. Springfield Housing Authority prepares to buy building at 60 Congress St., for consolidation of administrative offices

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      Springfield Housing Authority prepares to buy building at 60 Congress St., for consolidation of administrative offices

      The Springfield Housing Authority is purchasing a four-story office building at 60 Congress St., to consolidate its administrative offices which are now at scattered locations.  The authority will spend approximately $4.6 million to purchase the property in the Metro Center neighborhood, including about $250,000 to finish off the office space, the authority stated.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    4. Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, Easthampton receive MassWorks grants

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      Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, Easthampton receive MassWorks grants

      Grants include $1.68 million for infrastructure improvements to support redevelopment of the former Facemate and Uniroyal brownfields site into housing and a senior center in Chicopee; $2.75 million to support continued redevelopment of Easthampton mill buildings; $2 million for development of a train station in Holyoke along the Knowledge Corridor/Vermonter Line; and $3.86 million in Springfield to support new development in the Springfield Technology Park and a community-led effort for an urban supermarket in an under-served area, according to the release.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    5. Northampton's former Hill & Dale Mall on King Street to be new home of Pioneer Valley Family Practice

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      Northampton's former Hill & Dale Mall on King Street to be new home of Pioneer Valley Family Practice

      Pioneer Valley Family Practice, currently located on Conz Street, will move into a 22,000-square-foot space at the site, which is being renovated by Colvest, Inc., a Connecticut-based company that bought the property in 2007.

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      Mentions:   Colvest Group   Baystate Health   Springfield

    6. Western Massachusetts organizations continue to help Superstorm Sandy victims

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      Western Massachusetts organizations continue to help Superstorm Sandy victims

      A variety of Western Massachusetts organizations are accepting donations to assist with providing disaster relief to victims of Superstorm Sandy.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Chicopee

    7. Holyoke Community College offers fair to help veterans with homes, health care, finances

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      Holyoke Community College offers fair to help veterans with homes, health care, finances

      Holyoke Community College will hold a resource fair to help military veterans Nov. 14. from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 265 of the Frost Building, 303 Homestead Ave.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield   Holyoke

    8. Hampden Bancorp, Inc. Reports a 42% Increase in First Quarter Results and Declares Cash Dividend - Yahoo! Finance

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      Hampden Bancorp, Inc. Reports a 42% Increase in First Quarter Results and Declares Cash Dividend - Yahoo! Finance

      Hampden Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (HBNK), which is the holding company for Hampden Bank (the “Bank”), announced the results of operations for the three months ended September 30, 2012.

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      Mentions:   Hampden Bank

    9. Enfield’s NEB investors greenlight Mass. merger | HartfordBusiness.com

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Nov 8 2012)

      hareholders in New England Bancshares Inc. have approved the Enfield thrift's $91 million, mid-November merger with Springfield's United Financial Bancorp.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   United Bank

    10. New Chrysler dealership to open on Damon Road in Northampton

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      New Chrysler dealership to open on Damon Road in Northampton

      The site already features a 150-vehicle lot and a building with seven bays and an office room. Troiano said he plans to make few physical changes other than painting the facility in Chrysler colors. He has already begun advertising for employees. By the time he opens in January, Troiano plans to have about 20 workers on site, but he eventually hopes to double that number.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Kollmorgen

    11. ISO New England Releases Annual 10-Year Plan For Region's Power Grid

      Explore ElectricNet (Nov 8 2012)

      The 2012 Regional System Plan (RSP12), a comprehensive report that identifies transmission upgrades and resource additions needed to maintain a reliable supply of electricity in New England through 2021, was approved by the board of directors of ISO New England Inc. (ISO), the operator of the regional power system and wholesale electricity markets. ISO New England has issued the RSP each year since it assumed power system planning responsibility in 2000.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    12. Developers uninterested in Chicopee project to revamp former military housing

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      Developers uninterested in Chicopee project to revamp former military housing

      A request for proposals from contractors interested in redeveloping long-vacant military housing located near Westover Air Reserve Base ended with no applications submitted.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    13. Great Gardens: MassMutual garden's bounty helps feed hungry

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      Great Gardens: MassMutual garden's bounty helps feed hungry

      MassMutual established a garden at its State Street headquarters that provided more than 2,000 pounds of fresh produce to food pantries in Springfield and Enfield.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    14. Holyoke welcomes Double Six restaurant and sports bar on High Street

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      Holyoke welcomes Double Six restaurant and sports bar on High Street

      An opening celebration of the Double Six on Oct. 19 featured Mayor Alex B. Morse and Kathleen G. Anderson, president of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce.

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      Mentions:   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce   Kathleen G. Anderson   Holyoke

    15. Springfield Technical Community College awards Scibelli, Deliso endowed chairs to Gary Mullet and John LaFrancis, respectively

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      Springfield Technical Community College awards Scibelli, Deliso endowed chairs to Gary Mullet and John LaFrancis, respectively

      Each year, STCC faculty are nominated for an endowed chair by their colleagues and then invited to apply. Applications are reviewed by an award selection committee, including faculty and staff, and winners are then selected by the STCC Foundation Executive Committee. The awards include a $3,000 grant, half of which is applied to professional development for the recipient and half of which is given to the recipient's academic department.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   West Springfield   Springfield Armory

    16. Chicopee Academy students learn physics by launching hand-made rockets

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      Chicopee Academy students learn physics by launching hand-made rockets

      As part of a physics lesson at Chicopee Academy, 19 students who are taking introduction to physics built and flew rockets to learn a variety concepts. The students were studying Newton’s laws of motion as well as of gravity, velocity, aerodynamics, force and thrust, said David Dale, the science teacher at the school.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    17. Springfield City Council considers approving $2.2 million for Union Station project

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      Springfield City Council considers approving $2.2 million for Union Station project

      The City Council will meet Thursday to consider approving $2.2 million in local funds to assist with the cost of renovating and reopening Union Station as an intermodal transportation center.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Holyoke

    18. The Boston Globe Names PeoplesBank To Globe Top Places To Work "High-Performance Culture" built on community service, environmental sustainability, and employee engagement continues to draw recognition.

      Explore cnbc.com (Nov 6 2012)

      PeoplesBank has been named a Globe Top Places to Work by The Boston Globe. The bank received the recognition after a comprehensive survey of its employees was performed by an independent research organization selected by the publication. More than 1,500 companies were invited to apply for Top Places to Work recognition and 81,907 employees completed surveys. The focus of the survey included employee opinions about leadership, communication, training and growth development, workplace environment, life-work balance, and compensation.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    19. Compounding Interest | BusinessWest

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      Compounding Interest | BusinessWest

      eff Sattler says he feels an attachment to the small-business owners sitting across the conference room table from him, a bond that most commercial-lending officers probably wouldn’t understand.

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    20. Building Partnerships | BusinessWest

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      Building Partnerships | BusinessWest

      Dan Moen, president and CEO of the Sisters of Providence Health System (SPHS), is rather proud of the new silver ceremonial shovel in his office.

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    21. Holyoke to hold emergency planning exercise at HCC focusing on public and social media outlets

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      Holyoke to hold emergency planning exercise at HCC focusing on public and social media outlets

      Mayor Alex B. Morse and the city Local Emergency Planning Committee will host the Hybrid Emergency Exercise at at the college's Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development on Homestead Avenue from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    22. MassMutual Financial Group approves $1.39 billion in dividends to policy holders in 2013, highest in company's 161-year history

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      MassMutual Financial Group approves $1.39 billion in dividends to policy holders in 2013, highest in company's 161-year history

      MassMutual Financial Group has approved an estimated $1.39 billion in dividends to participating policy holders in 2013.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    23. Western New England University engineering program grows

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      Western New England University engineering program grows

      In her nearly four years of study at Western New England University’s College of Engineering Barbara M. Meaden, 21, of Chicopee has gone from building with Lego blocks to pint-sized electric cars to wind turbines and, with the job she has lined up at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford after she graduates, jet engines.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    24. Association of Fundraising Professionals Western Massachusetts Chapter to

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      Association of Fundraising Professionals Western Massachusetts Chapter to

      The Association of Fundraising Professionals Western Massachusetts Chapter recognizes philanthropic efforts and provides networking opportunities and trainings for development professionals in Western New England. Its members include executives, fundraising professionals and program managers from area non-profits including social service organizations, colleges, hospitals and professional associations.

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      Mentions:   TD Bank   MassMutual   Springfield

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