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    1. Big E at 95: Rooted in agriculture, family friendly and big on food fun

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 16 2011)

      Big E at 95: Rooted in agriculture, family friendly and big on food fun Massachusetts was the first building on the Avenue of States with a replica of the Boston State House in 1919. Maine was finished second in 1925 then Vermont in 1929. New Hampshire followed in 1930 and Connecticut in 1939. Rhode Island was the last and finished in 1957. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Comcast   Springfield   Eastern States Exposition

    2. Westfield City Council approves tax incentives designed to draw new business to the city's northside

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 15 2011)

      Seal Ryt, now located in Easthampton, currently employs 20 workers and will expand that by at least 15 over the five year period. That company will invest about $2 million to purchase and convert a vacant warehouse on ServiStar Industrial Way. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield   The Republican   Easthampton

    3. Plan for restaurant among latest proposals for use of former Visitor Information Center building in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 15 2011)

      Plan for restaurant among latest proposals for use of former Visitor Information Center building in Springfield Two developers have again submitted proposals for re-use of the vacant, former Visitor Information Center building on West Columbus Avenue. Both plans are under review and a decision is possible in October. The site has been vacant since 2009. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Brian M. Connors   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    4. Big Y to eliminate all self checkout kiosks by end of year | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 15 2011)

      Big Y to eliminate all self checkout kiosks by end of year | masslive.com The Springfield-based grocer Big Y announced this week that by the end of the year, all of the self checkout kiosks would be removed from their 58 stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Westfield

    5. Westfield City Councilors endorse property tax package for Gulfstream Corp., two other businesses

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 14 2011)

      The City Council is poised Thursday night to approve a 15-year property tax incentive package aimed at convincing Gulfstream Aerospace Services Corp. to invest $20 million in expansion at Barnes Regional Airport and create an additional 100 jobs for the region. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   General Dynamics   Westfield   The Republican

    6. SAT scores drop statewide but more students take the exam

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 14 2011)

      SAT scores drop statewide but more students take the exam The SAT exam, administered by the College Board, tests students in critical reading, writing and math. Students are not required to take the test and pay a fee to do so; the scores are used when applying for admittance to four-year colleges. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Chicopee

    7. The Republican to publish special section celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 14 2011)

      The Republican to publish special section celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month In an effort to support and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month The Republican is including a special edition of it’s Spanish-language publication El Pueblo Latino in Thursday’s paper. More than 190,000 copies of this special edition have been printed and will distributed in 261 locations across Western Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Northampton

    8. UMass receives $20 million grant from National Science Foundation

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 14 2011)

      UMass receives $20 million grant from National Science Foundation The University of Massachusetts Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing has received a five year $20-million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue work it began when the center was first created five years ago. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Mount Holyoke College

    9. Northampton ponders reuse of leachate treatment plant

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 14 2011)

      Northampton ponders reuse of leachate treatment plant The 60,000-square-foot building at the far reaches of the landfill was built along with the lined portion of the facility in 1990 to treat the leachate that the lining was designed to trap before pumping it into the city’s stormwater system. However, the leachate, which is the liquid that accumulates when rainwater filters through the landfill’s contents, tested “low hazard” and the state allowed the city to skip to treatment and let it flow directly into the stormwater system, according to Department of Public Works Director Edward S. Huntley. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican

    10. UMass nanotechnology center due to get grant for advanced solar panels, cell-phone touchscreens

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 13 2011)

      UMass nanotechnology center due to get grant for advanced solar panels, cell-phone touchscreens Researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst who develop technologies on the scale of a human hair are in line for a major grant from the federally-funded National Science Foundation (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Mount Holyoke College   Amherst

    11. Editorial: Third grade critical for reading, school succes

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 13 2011)

      Editorial: Third grade critical for reading, school succes A higher percentage of the state’s high school students – 87 percent – passed the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exam in the spring than ever before, but a decline in the scores of the youngest MCAS test-takers sounds an alarm that must not be ignored. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    12. Western Massachusetts legislators move to save drug lab in Amherst

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 13 2011)

      Western Massachusetts legislators move to save drug lab in Amherst In the letter, the Western Massachusetts legislators said the planned shutdown would shift testing of illegal drugs in Western Massachusetts to a already backed up state lab in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston. They said it would be more costly and time consuming for police in Western Massachusetts to transport drugs to Boston. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    13. Paris Air Show yields $60M for CT aerospace | Hartford Business

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Sep 13 2011)

      Hartford conglomerate United Technologies Corp. - called Connecticut's signature aerospace company by DECD - reported significant orders for jet engines during the show, which will ripple through to the state's supply chain. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.   Dannel Malloy

    14. The Laser Show

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 13 2011)

      The Laser Show Hayden Corp. in West Springfield has been a model of industrial evolution since its founding nearly 90 years ago. This fourth-generation company started out serving the paper industry with machine components and later morphed into a metalizing specialist, applying coating that adds years to worn parts and equipment. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    15. Profiles in Business

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 13 2011)

      Profiles in Business Vince Maniaci was talking about the profile of the typical American International College student. Before doing so, the school’s president made a point of qualifying things by noting that there is a great deal of diversity on his campus, and that individuals with varied backyards wind up there. That said, though, he admitted that many have certain things in common. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   Springfield

    16. Big Y Employment Specialist Lindsay Pratola

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 13 2011)

      Big Y Employment Specialist Lindsay Pratola Experts say the job market in Western Mass. is on the upswing. Companies are beginning to replace people who were laid off, and in some sectors, jobs are actually going unfilled due to a lack of qualified candidates. But the recovery continues to be painfully slow, and employers are typically filling only one or two positions at time. And the way they find replacements or new hires has undergone a dramatic change as they seek to save time and money. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   MassMutual   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.

    17. On the Cutting Edge

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 13 2011)

      On the Cutting Edge Thorn manufactures instrumentation and implantable surgical devices for the spine, knee, and hip using state-of-the-art computer numeric-controlled machinery. It also does its own laser marking, using a laser to mark parts for customers, as well as a process called passivation, which cleans instruments and implants with citric acid to remove imperfections in stainless steel or titanium. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    18. Massachusetts growth 'STEMs' from innovation

      Explore masshightech.com (Sep 13 2011)

      Massachusetts growth 'STEMs' from innovation Mathworks president Jack Little: Our business, like many in Massachusetts, depends on talent that is educated and excited about science, technology, engineering and math. That excitement must be nurtured early in our children and be sustained through to the time they join the workforce. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    19. Solar panels at Westfield State University generate electricity for 2 campus buildings

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 12 2011)

      The $520,000 project was unveiled by college and state officials Monday. Funding for the project came from WSU and the state through the Clean Renewable Energy Bonds and federal funding from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   The Republican

    20. Panel to lead search for next UMass-Amherst leader

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 12 2011)

      James J. Karam, board chairman said “We intend to hold an open and inclusive search and are confident that we will be able to select the right leader for a campus that has provided an outstanding education to so many of our citizens and will be a beacon of excellence and opportunity for generations to come.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Robert Caret

    21. State and local officials dedicate new barns at Three County Fairground in Northampton

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 12 2011)

      State and local officials dedicate new barns at Three County Fairground in Northampton State and local officials, including Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray, joined members of the Fairgrounds Redevelopment Corporation in dedicating the three, 19,000-square-foot barns they hope will be part of the fairground’s bright future. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   The Republican

    22. Springfield Downtown invites you to the March 1st Arts and Soles Auction

      Explore From the EDC (Sep 12 2011)

      The Springfield Business Improvement District - Springfield Downtown invites you to the March 1st Arts and Soles Auction. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Springfield Business Improvement District   Don Courtemanche

    23. EDC HOSTED LOGISTIC CONFERENCE

      Explore From the EDC (Sep 12 2011)

      The EDC hosted a Logistics Conference at the Sheraton Springfield on March 29.  We wish to thank our co-host Associated Industries of Massachusetts and event sponsors U.S. Trust, GZA and the Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    24. Western Massachusetts Hospital in Westfield breaks ground on new $85,000 therapeutic garden

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 12 2011)

      Western Massachusetts Hospital in Westfield breaks ground on new $85,000 therapeutic garden Podbelski, Dusseault and Compton assisted hospital administrator Derrick L. Tallman in breaking ground Monday for the new $85,000 garden. The garden creation, financed through fund-raising and hospital donations, was cited as a goal last year when the hospital celebrated its 100th anniversary. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Westfield

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