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    1. Greenfield Community College to celebrate 50th anniversary

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      Greenfield Community College to celebrate 50th anniversary

      Since it opened 50 years ago, Greenfield Community College has educated a range of students, from adult learners, such as Lewis, to high school students in dual enrollment programs. Some know where they are headed – to four-year degrees or a new job – while others determine their direction in the supportive community college environment

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      Mentions:   American International College   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Greenfield Community College

    2. Former Kollmorgen parcel may help Northampton put another piece into King Street puzzle

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      Former Kollmorgen parcel may help Northampton put another piece into King Street puzzle

      With the former Kollmorgen site on King Street spoken for, city planners, developers and real estate brokers are hopeful that the stretch of King from downtown to Damon Road will finally reach its potential.

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      Mentions:   Colvest Group   West Springfield   Springfield

    3. Top Massachusetts legislator criticizes gaming official for saying state might not license 3 casinos

      Explore masslive.com (May 30 2012)

      Rep. Joseph F. Wagner, a Chicopee Democrat and co-author of the state's expanded gaming law, said companies are planning casino resorts in different regions of the state, showing they believe the market in Massachusetts can support three resorts. In a press release, Wagner said the private sector will determine the market for casinos in Massachusetts, not the gaming commission. The commission's job is to secure the best agreements with casinos to benefit taxpayers and citizens, Wagner said.

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      Mentions:   Mohegan Sun   Palmer   Springfield

    4. Massachusetts Public Safety Secretary pledges to seek more funds to help West Springfield with tornado recovery

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      Massachusetts Public Safety Secretary pledges to seek more funds to help West Springfield with tornado recovery

      Massachusetts' Public Safety and Security Secretary Mary Elizabeth Heffernan said she will do her best to raise some money to help out local groups like the city’s long-term tornado recovery group Raising Hope Together.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    5. Bay Path College and Holyoke Community College to offer joint online degree program

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      Bay Path College and Holyoke Community College to offer joint online degree program

      Bay Path College and Holyoke Community College have come together to offer an online bachelor’s degree program at half the cost of a traditional education at the schools.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke   Carol A. Leary

    6. Holyokers ages 14 to 21 can apply for summer jobs at CareerPoint

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      Holyokers ages 14 to 21 can apply for summer jobs at CareerPoint

      Applications for 60 paid internships are available for young people between ages 14 and 21 at CareerPoint, 850 High St., until Tuesday.  Hundreds have filed applications since they became available May 22, but young people who have yet to apply still were urged to do so. Sometimes people drop out or additional funding becomes available, and it’s always good for CareerPoint to have young applicants’ names on file in case other opportunities arise, said Gladys Lebron-Martinez, CareerPoint Youth Team coordinator.

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      Mentions:   CareerPoint

    7. Springfield receives $1.3 million in federal emergency funds for roads and sidewalk repairs related to June 1 tornado

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      Springfield receives $1.3 million in federal emergency funds for roads and sidewalk repairs related to June 1 tornado

      Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray announced Wednesday that Springfield will receive more than $1.3 million in reimbursements for infrastructure improvements including road and sidewalk repairs related to the June 1 tornado.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   West Springfield   Springfield

    8. Mass. and MIT launching big data initiatives

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      Mass. and MIT launching big data initiatives

      The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, a $163 million facility scheduled to be completed by the end of this year, will be designated as a resource for big data research in the state, Bialecki said.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Technology Collaborative   Holyoke

    9. Massachusetts Gaming Commission may not approve 3 casinos for state

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      Massachusetts Gaming Commission may not approve 3 casinos for state

      Stephen P. Crosby, chairman of the commission, said the state's gaming law gives the commission the authority to determine how many casinos the state could support. The law authorizes the commission to approve "up to" three casino resorts, including one for Western Massachusetts, and "up to" one slots parlor, Crosby said. The law, signed in November by Gov. Deval Patrick, gives the commission the flexibility to not necessarily license all four of those facilities, Crosby said.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Palmer   Springfield

    10. Northampton youth to get jobs through state grant

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      Northampton youth to get jobs through state grant

      The Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board has secured $37,262 for its Summer Youthworks program targeted specifically for young people in Northampton. According to James Parcells, Franklin Hampshire Career Center Youth Programs Director, this is only the second time a community in the Hampshire Franklin sector has received the state funding. There are 16 such areas in Massachusetts, he said.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Northampton   Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board

    11. Gov. Deval Patrick impressed by improvements at Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton

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      Gov. Deval Patrick impressed by improvements at Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton

      Gov. Deval Patrick got a tour of the Three County Fairgrounds Monday, complete with a pitch for help from the state in pushing forward the $40 million project. Although the governor said he likes what he saw, he was non-committal on money.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Amherst   Northampton

    12. Gov. Deval Patrick to tour ongoing improvements at Northampton's Three County Fairground

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      Gov. Deval L. Patrick is slated to be in Northampton this morning for an update on ongoing improvements to facilities at the Three County Fairground, the city's popular outdoor festival and agricultural venue located off Route 9 on Fair Street.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Northampton

    13. ‘Knowledge Corridor’ hasn’t quitebecome New England’s Silicon Valley

      Explore Mobile » Mobile (May 29 2012)

      The Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership may have some answers when it holds its 2012 State of the Region Conference. The conference is June 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Enfield-Springfield at One Bright Meadow Boulevard in Enfield. It will focus on “State Collaboration and the Region’s Future.” Keynote speakers will be Catherine Smith, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, and Gregory Bialecki, Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Knowledge Corridor   Gregory P. Bialecki

    14. Pratt & Whitney to lay off 300 employees including 200 in Connecticut

      Explore masslive.com (May 27 2012)

      Pratt & Whitney cut 300 salaried employees today, 200 of those in Connecticut, both at its headquarters in East Hartford and at its Middletown plant, the company and several of the workers said.

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      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.   The Republican

    15. Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation awards Springfield $29,315 to rebuild trails at Forest Park

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      Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation awards Springfield $29,315 to rebuild trails at Forest Park

      State Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Edward M. Lambert Jr. on Friday announced his department has awarded the city a $29,315 matching grant to rebuild trails at Forest Park.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   West Springfield   Springfield

    16. Maureen Belliveau named director of Westfield Improvement District

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      Maureen Belliveau named director of Westfield Improvement District

      Mayor Daniel M. Knapik said “Maureen, a person who originally sought out Westfield to start a business, is someone who realizes the value of Westfield and can communicate that value to others. I can think of no better person to fill the position of director of Westfield Improvement District.”

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   Daniel M. Knapik

    17. Funds to boost WMass manufacturing

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (May 25 2012)

      According to the Candaras, the Senate’s economic development chairwoman, the precision manufacturing industry has 250 job openings right now and will have another 1500 over the next three to five years. State money will improve training programs and buy new equipment for technical high schools and community colleges.

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    18. Proposed $7.4 million police station discussed in Palmer

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      Proposed $7.4 million police station discussed in Palmer

       The first public information session regarding the proposal for a new $7.4 million police station was held Wednesday night, and attracted three town councilors, a candidate running for Town Council and one resident.

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      Mentions:   Mohegan Sun   Palmer

    19. Connecticut River named nation's first Blueway

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      Connecticut River named nation's first Blueway

      Flowing 410 miles from the Canadian border to Long Island Sound, the Connecticut passes through Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut, all of which were represented in Hartford on Thursday. The watershed comprises 7.2 million acres of mountains, streams and wildlife habitat as well as nearly 400 cities and towns. According to the Appalachian Mountain Club, more than 10 percent if the U.S. population lives within 100 miles of the Connecticut’s watershed.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    20. Westfield's City Hotel to celebrate 100 years of same family ownership

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      Westfield's City Hotel to celebrate 100 years of same family ownership

      The City Hotel is one of a few older buildings that mark the downtown landscape and is believed to be the only one owned by the same family for the past 100 years.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    21. New Springfield Armory Superintendent James Woolsey promises to modernize and improve historical site

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      New Springfield Armory Superintendent James Woolsey promises to modernize and improve historical site Woolsey said the Armory has too often been considered an overlooked historical treasure, despite the crucial role it played in American history. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    22. Springfield 'Light of Education' mural restoration effort gets big donation in memory of Dr. Seuss

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      Springfield 'Light of Education' mural restoration effort gets big donation in memory of Dr. Seuss

      The effort to restore a century-old mural from the former Classical High School received a tremendous boost recently with a $23,489 donation in memory of Theodor S. Geisel, Springfield’s Dr. Seuss.  Audrey Stone Geisel, the widow of Theodor Geisel, and the Dr. Seuss Foundation made the gift in his memory.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    23. Daniel Warwick, Jesus Jara named finalists for Springfield schools superintendent

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      Daniel Warwick, Jesus Jara named finalists for Springfield schools superintendent

      A special screening committee has selected two finalists for superintendent of schools – Springfield Deputy Superintendent Daniel J. Warwick, and Jesus F. Jara, the superintendent for the Monroe County Public Schools in Florida. 

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    24. 11 named to new Northampton Economic Development Advisory Commission

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      11 named to new Northampton Economic Development Advisory Commission

      Mayor David J. Narkewicz has appointed an 11-member Economic Development Commission to advise the city on a range of issues, including marketing, job creation and attracting and retaining businesses.

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      Mentions:   Smith College   Northampton   Iron Horse Entertainment Group

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