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    1. Southworth's Paperlogic unit in Turners Falls looks for new paper markets

      Southworth's Paperlogic unit in Turners Falls looks for new paper markets

      Mike Bilodeau, director of the process development center at the University of Maine at Orono. Southworth and Paperlogic are working with Bilodeau's team and with researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst . For most of its life, the Southworth Co. mill on the power canal here was Esleeck Paper Co. and famous for its onionskin typing paper. Onionskin was tough, translucent and lightweight, perfect for the emerging technologies: the typewriter, carbon paper and airmail. Try finding it on an office-supply shelf today. "Nobody uses carbon paper anymore," said Ken Schelling, mill manger for the Southworth Co. "So they ...

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    2. F.L. Roberts to complete car wash in Springfield's South End by end of December

      F.L. Roberts to complete car wash in Springfield's South End by end of December

      Local chain F.L. Roberts hopes to open a new Golden Nozzle Car was location on East Columbus Avenue in the city 's South End by the end of December. Steven M. Roberts, chief executive officer and president of F.L. Roberts, said the company might close a nearby car wash when the new one opens, but the decision is not final. FL Roberts already has a nearby Mobil gas station.

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    3. UMass Amherst has new projects in design phase, including physical sciences building

      UMass Amherst has new projects in design phase, including physical sciences building

      Building and planning continues at the University of Massachusetts, which celebrated the opening of the new Commonwealth College dorm/classroom building and the new science center this fall. Campus Planning Director Dennis Swinford provided a campus master plan update last week, highlighting the accomplishments as well as the new buildings on the horizon. He said the $95 million, 171,500-square-foot new classroom building under construction is on schedule to open in the fall. Three new buildings are in the design phase

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    4. Southampton names Lyn Simmons new town administrator

      Southampton names Lyn Simmons new town administrator

      Lyn N. Simmons is going from the Northampton mayor’s office to Southampton Town Hall, and it's not a step down. Simmons, an aide to Mayor David J. Narkewicz, has been named the new Town Administrator for Southampton, pending a background check. The town’s Board of Selectman appointed her to the post Tuesday after interviewing her and two other finalists. Simmons, 31, is in the process of completing her Master’s degree in public administration at Westfield State University.

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    5. The Valley Gives to the tune of $2 million-plus, exceeding 2013 goal

      The Valley Gives to the tune of $2 million-plus, exceeding 2013 goal

      The Valley Gives ... and then some. Over 24 hours on Thursday, Western Massachusetts non-profits raised $2,012,089 through the second annual Valley Gives, an online fundraising effort spearheaded and hosted by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. The total, achieved through 20,640 gifts made by 11,436 donors, exceeded the fundraising goal of $2 million and included a prize pool of $225,000 offered by Valley Gives.

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    6. Agencies Working To Bring Rail Car Manufacturing To Berkshires

      Agencies Working To Bring Rail Car Manufacturing To Berkshires

      Economic development groups in western Massachusetts are taking steps to insure the final assembly of the state’s rail cars happens in their region. In October, Governor Deval Patrick announced the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will replace more than 150 rail cars as part of the state’s $800 million transportation bill passed in July. The process of upgrading cars on the Orange and Red Lines does come with a stipulation — the final assembly of the cars needs to take place in the commonwealth. With this in mind, groups like 1Berkshire, the county’s leading economic development agency, are trying ...

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    7. Valley Gives closes in on $1 million, drums up support in Downtown Springfield

      Valley Gives closes in on $1 million, drums up support in Downtown Springfield

      Valley Gives, the 24-hour regional e-philanthropy event, closed in on $1 million in donations at midday. That's halfway toward the event's $2 million goal for the daylong fundraiser online at www.http://valleygives.razoo.com and with major presences on social media including Facebook and Twitter at @valleygives.  Cindy Merrill of Wilbraham said she noticed that there were more donors registered on the site today compared with when she donated last year for the first Valley Gives day.

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    8. Amherst Planning Board issues modifications to 'Retreat' developers following preliminary hearing

      Amherst Planning Board issues modifications to 'Retreat' developers following preliminary hearing

      Jon Williams, president of the Athens-Georgia based Williams & Associates engineering firm, told the board and the crowd “We’re committed to the town, we’re committed to the town’s zoning.” He said there will be details including a traffic study forthcoming. Planning Board member Sandra Anderson asked that they consider reducing parking. Williams said they would “consider reducing parking spaces. Kids are going to have cars. They’re going to put them somewhere,” he said. He said there will work to bring public transportation through the project.

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    9. Springfield seeking buyer to redevelop apartment building along tornado-damaged Central Street corridor

      Springfield seeking buyer to redevelop apartment building along tornado-damaged Central Street corridor

      The city is seeking a developer to purchase and renovate a tax-foreclosed apartment building at 263 Central St. as part of a revitalization effort along that corridor in the Maple High-Six Corners area. Proposals are due by 2 p.m. on Jan. 6, at the Procurement Office at City Hall. The city is selling the four-story, eight-unit apartment building at the corner of Central and Pine streets, as well as a small lot behind the building.

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    10. Smith & Wesson announces sales up 2 percent from this time last year

      Smith & Wesson announces sales up 2 percent from this time last year

      Smith & Wesson announced Tuesday net sales of $139.3 million for the quarter ended Oct. 31, up 2 percent compared with the same period a year ago when sales were $136.5 million.  The company's stock rose 6 percent in after-hours trading to about $12.79 per share from $12.12 a share at the stock market's close. Smith & Wesson stock is up 44 percent on the year

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    11. Greater Springfield Reliability Project is completed | masslive.com

      Greater Springfield Reliability Project is completed | masslive.com

      The Greater Springfield Reliability Project - a major transmission upgrade to improve reliability in the region - is now complete, Western Massachusetts Electric Co. announced.  Connecticut Light & Power and Western Massachusetts Electric Co. finished the project both on-time and under budget, despite challenging storms that included Superstorm Sandy and the blizzard of 2013.

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    12. Holyoke Community College expands accelerated course offerings for spring

      Holyoke Community College expands accelerated course offerings for spring

      Holyoke Community College has expanded its offerings of accelerated courses for the spring 2014 semester.  Shorter in length than traditional classes, accelerated courses take only seven weeks to complete for a full semester’s worth of college credits.  During Fall 2013 semester, for the first time, HCC offered two seven-week accelerated classes, Principles of Marketing and Principles of Management.

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    13. Springfield's A.G. Miller continues proud century-old tradition of metal fabricating, but needs help getting trained staff

      Springfield's A.G. Miller continues proud century-old tradition of metal fabricating, but needs help getting trained staff

      When A.G. Milller started in the metal fabrication business in Springfield nearly 100 years ago, its customers were automobile manufacturers Knox and Stevens-Duryea.
      'In the 1920s our largest customer was Rolls-Royce when they made cars here in Springfield,' said Rick Miller, the current owner of A.G. Miller and grandson of the company founder. 'We did the fenders and door panels for them. It has always been the precision higher-end of sheet metal fabricating.'

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    14. Classic Burger plans to open at former Friendly's location on Westfield Street in West Springfield

      Classic Burger plans to open at former Friendly's location on Westfield Street in West Springfield

      The color, says prospective restaurateur Barry Parker, is '57 Chevy Blue. That's the hue he chose for the exterior of his new restaurant, Classic Burger, set to open in early March in a former Friendly's location at 1261 Westfield Street in West Springfield. It's part of a classic car theme Parker is working on, a theme that will include booths made from chassis of actual classic cars, a seating bench made from a '56 Buick and one made from an old Pepsi ice-chest-style vending machine.

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    15. Regional Employment Board of Hampden County receives $444,000 for precision manufacturing training program

      Regional Employment Board of Hampden County receives $444,000 for precision manufacturing training program

      The state has granted $444,208 to support the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County's Precision Manufacturing Training Program, according to a news release issued last week. The grant is part of a larger program. Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki announced four awards totaling more than $1.3 million to support regional programs to train unemployed and underemployed individuals, including veterans, for careers in the state’s advanced manufacturing industry.

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    16. Springfield Technical Community College in midst of $11 million heating and air conditioning project

      Springfield Technical Community College in midst of $11 million heating and air conditioning project

      New heating plants as well as a new low-pressure central steam plant are in place at Springfield Technical Community College and workers are now installing a new air conditioning plant as part of an $11 million heating, ventilating and air-conditioning project at the school. The state-funded project is meant to address the failure two years ago of the college's old central steam plant, said Maureen E. Socha, senior director of facilities at the college.

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    17. Northampton gets $3M from state for Three-County Faigrounds drainage project to ease flooding, pave way for renovation | GazetteNet.com

      Northampton gets $3M from state for Three-County Faigrounds drainage project to ease flooding, pave way for renovation | GazetteNet.com

      Mayor David J. Narkewicz, who worked with state Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst, and state Rep. Peter V. Kocot, D-Northampton, over the last year to secure the funding called Gov. Deval Patrick’s decision to release the money as part of a transportation bond bill a “very big deal.”  “This is a significant breakthrough ... it solves a municipal problem which will help people and neighborhoods and has the added effect of helping with the redevelopment of the fairgrounds,” Narkewicz said.  Other area projects set to receive funding include an additional $10 million for the new “Last Mile” program to expand broadband ...

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    18. Season of Hope | BusinessWest

      Season of Hope | BusinessWest

      Rudi Scherff, manager of the Student Prince, a landmark eatery in downtown Springfield that just celebrated 78 years in business, is used to the ups and downs of the hospitality business. Scherff, who undoubtedly has one of the strongest and most affluent regular clienteles in the Pioneer Valley, said he’s getting the sense that, while there is apprehension and concern, people are a bit happier with at least the regional economic situation than they were a year ago.  Scherff told BusinessWest that the holidays are “huge” for his restaurant, which does a solid 20% of the year’s business ...

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    19. Baystate Health president and CEO Mark Tolosky to step down; Dr. Mark Keroack named successor

      Baystate Health president and CEO Mark Tolosky to step down; Dr. Mark Keroack named successor

      Mark R. Tolosky, 62, is retiring from his post as president and CEO of Baystate Health and will be succeeded July 1 by Dr. Mark A. Keroack.  Keroack, a Springfield native, currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Baystate. He returned to Springfield to work at Baystate in 2011 having worked most recently at University HealthSystem Consortium in Oak Brook, Ill.

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    20. Horace Smith Fund offers scholarships to Hampden County students

      Horace Smith Fund offers scholarships to Hampden County students

      The Horace Smith Fund, now in its 115th year, has scholarship and fellowship money available for graduates of Hampden County public and private high schools. Scholarships awards of $10,000 are distributed as $2,500 annually and renewable each year until graduation. Fellowship awards of $12,000 are distributed as $4,000 annually and renewable for two additional years. Students must maintain at least a B average in college. Recipients are selected on a variety of criteria, including their SAT and Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test scores, class rank, extra-curricular activities, financial need, recommendations and a personal written account of ...

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