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    1. Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation president: Bay State poised to take advantage of recovery, but problems loom

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 28 2012)

      Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation president: Bay State poised to take advantage of recovery, but problems loom

      The Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield drew 585 people to the MassMutual Center for the annual luncheon, said Jeffrey S. Ciuffreda, president of the Affiliated Chambers. In recent years, the chambers had hosted the lunch at Chez Josef in Agawam. But the chambers moved this year’s event to Springfield in recognition of the city’s recovery from the devastating tornadoes.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   The Republican

    2. MAAC basketball tournament fans expected to bring business to MassMutual Center and downtown Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 28 2012)

      MAAC basketball tournament fans expected to bring business to MassMutual Center and downtown Springfield

      The MAAC – it stands for Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – is bringing 20 teams – 10 women's and 10 men’s teams. A few of those teams have already committed to bringing cheerleaders, dance teams and pep bands, according to the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. The tourism bureau also estimates that up to 2,000 hotel and motel rooms will be booked over the five days from March 1 to March 5.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    3. Officials to gather in Boston to introduce the Northeast Climate Sciene Center at UMass-Amherst

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 28 2012)

      In October 2011, the federal government awarded a $7.5 million grant to the University of Massachusetts to create the Northeast Climate Science Center, which will study how climate change affects ecosystems, wildlife, water, and other resources from Maine to Missouri. The Amherst center is among eight national climate centers created to study the effects of climate change.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Amherst

    4. A Landmark Decision

      Explore BusinessWest (Feb 28 2012)

      A Landmark Decision

      She’s calling it Cooper’s Commons, a nod to Ensign Thomas Cooper — the Civil War naval hero who lived in the home just after that conflict ended — and also to the store her father created at the rear of the property nearly 40 years ago and named after the ensign. And she described the concept as “a place where Thornes Marketplace, Northampton, meets the Village Commons, South Hadley,” a reference to two of the region’s best-known centers of eclectic retail.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    5. Deval Patrick administration plans strategy to protect Massachusetts military facilities

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 27 2012)

      Deval Patrick administration plans strategy to protect Massachusetts military facilities

      Murray, who will chair the new Commonwealth’s Military Asset and Security Task Force, said the agency will work “directly with stakeholders to develop and implement actions that will support military bases across the Commonwealth.”

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Bradley International Airport   MassDevelopment

    6. Cooley Dickinson Hospital trustees vote for affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital; Baystate Health 'extremely disappointed'

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 27 2012)

      Cooley Dickinson Hospital trustees vote for affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital; Baystate Health 'extremely disappointed'

      The Board of Trustees of Cooley Dickinson Hospital has voted to join forces with Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    7. Building a casino on Chicopee industrial parks will create unique obstacles

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      Building a casino on Chicopee industrial parks will create unique obstacles

      Allan W. Blair, president and chief executive officer of Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation, which owns the proposed Air Park South, said he has not been approached by developers who want to build on the property slated for an industrial park.

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      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Springfield   Chicopee

    8. DevelopSpringfield selects Kevin Sweeney as its new interim executive director

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      DevelopSpringfield selects Kevin Sweeney as its new interim executive director

      As the interim director, Sweeney will also be responsible for implementing the operating plan for DevelopSpringfield and development of a broader, long-term strategy for the organization, according to a prepared release. DevelopSpringfield was formed as a nonprofit in 2008 to pursue development projects in Springfield and to aid private development.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassMutual   Springfield

    9. EDC Continues Trade Show Support for Western Mass Firms

      Explore From the EDC (Feb 26 2012)

      The EDC has continued our partnership with Team New England(primarily supported by Northeast Utilities) to host regional firms at industrytrade shows. Earlier this month, four western Mass firms – Hoppe Technologies,Peerless Precision, Pittsfield Plastics and Cavallero Plastics -- joined DaveDriver from NU and Mike Graney from the EDC at the west coast Medical Designand Manufacturing (“MD&M) show, the largest of the many MD&M showsaround the U.S. At least a dozen other firms from the region exhibited there,in addition to national or multinational firms with a regional presence likeCovidien, Bayer, UPG and Pelican. The EDC and NU ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    10. STCC shows would-be entrepreneurs the road for taking their ideas to market

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      STCC shows would-be entrepreneurs the road for taking their ideas to market

      The course, “From Concept to Commercialization,” gives students the opportunity to work as a team, create a product, prototype and business plan and then present their final products to “potential investors.”

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    11. Hampshire College students design 'green' services stations of the future for Sandri Companies

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      Hampshire College students design 'green' services stations of the future for Sandri Companies

      Recently Hampshire College’s Crafting a Sustainable Design Lens class partnered with the Sandri Companies to work on a project called “Waystation of the Future” taught by Hampshire College professor Caryn Brause.

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      Mentions:   Hampshire College   The Republican

    12. Smaller airports in Western Massachusetts provide big service to state economy

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 26 2012)

      Smaller airports in Western Massachusetts provide big service to state economy

      A recently released report, “Massachusetts Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study,” completed by the state transportation agency, detailed that all 39 of the Bay State’s airports, which also include Boston’s Logan International, employ more than 124,369 workers, provide a combined payroll of $4.8 billion with a total economic impact which exceeds $11.9 billion. (Logan, alone, accounts for $8.9 billion of the economic impact.)

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Chicopee   Westfield

    13. Westfield welcomes Appalachian Press; printing company to bring jobs, tax revenue to 'Whip City'

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      Westfield welcomes Appalachian Press; printing company to bring jobs, tax revenue to 'Whip City'

      An empty manufacturing plant has found new life as a printing facility here with the arrival of Appalachian Press, which relocated from Lee and will contribute jobs and property taxes to the city.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   The Republican   Daniel M. Knapik

    14. Hunting tradition powers Savage Sports Holdings of Westfield

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 25 2012)

      Hunting tradition powers Savage Sports Holdings of Westfield

      In an economy ravaged by downsizing and shrinking revenues, Savage Sports Holdings has managed to do just the opposite.  The privately-held company, a part of Westfield’s history since the early 1960s, boasts 294 employees at its plant and headquarters here – a 30 percent increase from last year.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Westfield

    15. Amherst business district picking up steam

      Explore GazetteNET (Feb 23 2012)

      The BID was formed following a lengthy educational process, capped with a signature campaign of property owners throughout downtown Amherst, and then a vote by the Select Board in October. Certified letters went out to all commercial and property owners in the affected area last fall, giving them 30 days to decide whether or not to be part of the BID. In the end, 85 percent of the 100 property owners agreed to participate.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Northampton

    16. Gov. Deval Patrick talks Black History Month at Dunbar Y Family and Community Center

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      Gov. Deval Patrick talks Black History Month at Dunbar Y Family and Community Center

      Gov. Deval Patrick visited the new Dunbar Y Family and Community Center Thursday to talk about Black History Month and celebrate the collaboration between the center and the YMCA of Greater Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassMutual

    17. Springfield officials announce Indian Orchard intersection improvement project

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 23 2012)

      City officials on Thursday announced plans to proceed with a long-awaited, $750,000 intersection improvement project in Indian Orchard, set to address concerns over weaving traffic and accidents.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    18. UMass President Robert Caret asks legislature for increase in state funding

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 23 2012)

      UMass President Robert Caret asks legislature for increase in state funding

      With student debt skyrocketing over the past few years, University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret again made his plea for a hike in state funding before members of the state Legislature's Joint Committee on Ways and Means on Thursday.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Greenfield Community College

    19. Friendly's wants to add beer, wine at Chicopee location in bid to change image of Wilbraham-based chain

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 23 2012)

      Wilbraham-based Friendly Ice Cream Corp. has applied for a beer-and-wine license for its location at 529 Memorial Drive in Chicopee.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   Chicopee

    20. Valley Press Club awarding six journalism scholarships to high school seniors

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 23 2012)

      Primary emphasis is placed on career goals, writing ability, scholastic aptitude and overall achievement as measured by an applicant's high school transcript, class rank, academic awards, SAT scores, and extracurricular activities.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    21. Arm Brook Village assisted living center under construction in Westfield

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 22 2012)

      Arm Brook Village assisted living center under construction in Westfield

      MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development agency, announced Wednesday that it made a $3.9 million participation loan for the project, part of about $16 million McCarthy’s group borrowed for the project, with the rest coming in equal shares from Hampden Bank, Savings Institute Bank & Trust Co. of Connecticut and Clinton Savings Bank, of Clinton.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Springfield   Westfield

    22. Springfield superintentent search too important for School Committee to fail, business leaders say

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      Springfield superintentent search too important for School Committee to fail, business leaders say

      Business leaders and residents said Wednesday the stakes are too high and the challenges too deep for the School Committee to fail in choosing the best and most inspirational person possible as the next superintendent of schools.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Allan W. Blair

    23. Springfield Water and Sewer Commission appoints Katherine Pedersen as new director

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 22 2012)

      Springfield Water and Sewer Commission appoints Katherine Pedersen as new director

      The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission has chosen Katherine J. Pedersen, a long-time employee and supervisor, as its new executive director.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Westfield State University   West Springfield

    24. Lisa McMahon to lead Westfield contingent in 2012 Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade

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      Lisa McMahon to lead Westfield contingent in 2012 Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade

      Lisa G. McMahon, executive director of the city’s Business Improvement District, will lead the Whip City’s contingent in the March 18 parade.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Westfield   The Republican

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