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    1. Westfield's proposed Western Avenue project to get 3rd informational meeting

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      Westfield's proposed Western Avenue project to get 3rd informational meeting

      The project consists of roadway improvements along Western Avenue from the intersection of Bates Road extending easterly for approximately 2.4 miles to the intersection of Court, High and Mill Streets. Western Avenue is classified as an urban minor arterial that serves the Westfield State University campus, the Stanley Park recreational area, Highland Elementary School and several residential neighborhoods.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield

    2. Competitive Edge donates 'tactical bicycles' to Springfield and Westfield Police Departments in memory of fallen officers Kevin Ambrose and Jose Torres

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      Competitive Edge donates 'tactical bicycles' to Springfield and Westfield Police Departments in memory of fallen officers Kevin Ambrose and Jose Torres

      Springfield police Sgt. John Delaney accepted the bike for his department in a ceremony at Springfield's Riverfront Park. Sgt. Eric Hall accepted on behalf of the Westfield department.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield

    3. New $100 bills, made with Crane & Co. paper from Dalton, allow tellers to feel denomination

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      New $100 bills, made with Crane & Co. paper from Dalton, allow tellers to feel denomination

      'The new bill is more highly textured. you can almost count them blindfolded,' said Sue Fearn, assistant vice president for client sales at Nuvo Bank & Trust Co. in Springfield. Even the U.S. Department of the Treasury's website www.newmoney.gov asks people to run their finger along Benjamin Franklin's shoulder when they get a new bill.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   United Bank

    4. Holyoke Health Center opens children's dental care wing with $2 million federal grant

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      Holyoke Health Center opens children's dental care wing with $2 million federal grant

      Holyoke Health Center at 230 Maple St. held a grand opening Sept. 20 of its Pediatric Dental Wing, which features 13 dental chairs for children in the renovated fourth floor. The goal is to get families patterned into children receiving dental care at an early age by forming "dental homes" of regular visits to the dentist, said Jay A. Breines, Health Center executive director.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    5. Mohegan Sun representatives agree to meet with municipal officials on potential Palmer casino impact, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission says

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      Mohegan Sun representatives agree to meet with municipal officials on potential Palmer casino impact, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission says

      “The Mohegan Sun has now formally advised us it would like to utilize the PVPC and Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission regional approach in order to assist local officials in a number of surrounding communities to address their questions and concerns and more specifically, the casino development impacts that could potentially affect one or more of the communities surrounding Palmer,” Brennan wrote in an email.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Mohegan Sun   Palmer

    6. Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court airs challenge by William Pepin to

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      Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court airs challenge by William Pepin to

      Pepin's challenge is drawing statewide attention. Pepin appealed after losing in Hampden Superior Court. Several organizations, including the Conservation Law Foundation and the Audubon Society, filed briefs to side with the state, while groups such as the National Association of Home Builders and the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts submitted briefs to back Pepin. Employees of the division surveyed his land and verified it could serve as habitat for the box turtle, but they did not see the turtle or its nesting areas. The state's endangered species law contains a mechanism to protect the land that an ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    7. FRIENDS - PARTNERS - ALLIES

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      FRIENDS - PARTNERS - ALLIES

      The Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) and the Beyond the Border (BTB) initiatives, which are aimed making cross border trade and travel secure, easier, more efficient as well as preserving and extending the benefits our close relationship has helped bring to Canadians and Americans alike. In an effort to advance these initiatives here in our region, representatives from Canada’s Privy Council Office and the United States’ Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (White House) and Customs and Border Protection, as well as representatives from several companies including General Electric, Philips Healthcare and Deringer, will be in Boston, on Tuesday, October ...

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    8. Breast cancer researcher D. Joseph Jerry: Targeting DNA repair and cells | masslive.com

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      Breast cancer researcher D. Joseph Jerry: Targeting DNA repair and cells | masslive.com

      This renews scientists and clinicians in their efforts to find strategies to prevent and treat breast cancer, even when one finds the path difficult. The combined efforts of advocates and researchers have resulted in well-developed tools and resources that make breast cancer a model for understanding many other cancers.  It also represents the opportunities that are possible when the patient community is an active part of research, energizing and guiding priorities. The Advocacy Council, that is part of the Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research, plays a pivotal role fostering innovative research here in Western Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Amherst

    9. Mama Iguana's restaurant owner Claudio Guerra: Right concept would have worked at his Springfield location | masslive.com

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      Mama Iguana's restaurant owner Claudio Guerra: Right concept would have worked at his Springfield location | masslive.com

      Mama Iguana's owner Claudio Guerra said Monday the concept behind his Springfield restaurant, and his execution of that concept, led to the restaurant's demise, not a general reluctance to dine out in the city.  'I'm the first to admit that I goofed,' Guerra, who rented the site from developer Peter Pappas, said. 'But I know that the right concept, executed well, would succeed there. It's a great location.'

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Basketball Hall of Fame

    10. Westover Air Reserve Base, Barnes Air National Guard Base employees return to work despite government shutdown; apprehensions remain

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      Westover Air Reserve Base, Barnes Air National Guard Base employees return to work despite government shutdown; apprehensions remain

      The Westfield base has an economic impact of $53 million a year. Westover's economic impact is $238 million a year.  Like Westover, the 104th postponed regular training exercises this past weekend pending more information from the Pentagon.

      The 260 furloughed technicians at the Air National Guard's 104th Fighter Wing, normally based at Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, return to work ON Tuesday said Major David Mendoza, executive officer of the wing. The Units f-15 fighters are at Westover while work goes on the Barnes runway.


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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Westfield

    11. Renovation of Paramount Theater and Massasoit House in Springfield moving forward, despite Penn National Gaming's exit

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      Renovation of Paramount Theater and Massasoit House in Springfield moving forward, despite Penn National Gaming's exit

      Heriberto 'Herbie' Flores, the local businessman and head of the council, said that when Penn National took their chips and cashed out on plans to pump money into the facility, it hurt but didn't kill the plan to restore the building to its original glory. Flores also noted that some of the flashy artist renderings of a rejuvenated Paramount Theater presented by Penn National were actually just remixed versions of a plan that his group previously commissioned.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   New England Farm Workers Council

    12. Pratt & Whitney-led engine partnership gets $430 million China deal | masslive.com

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      International Aero Engines, Pratt & Whitney’s multinational partnership, has landed a major jet engine contract from a subsidiary of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, company officials say.

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      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.   The Republican

    13. Suddekor expands in East Longmeadow | masslive.com

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      Suddekor expands in East Longmeadow | masslive.com

      Suddekor one of the world's leading décor printers, has announced an expansion to its North American operations in East Longmeadow slated for completion in October.

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    14. Bay Path College begins cyber security program

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      Bay Path College begins cyber security program

      Bay Path is hosting a Cybersecurity summit 7:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at the Blake Student Commons on campus. it is free and co-sponsored by the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. More information is available at www.graduate.baypath.edu.

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      Mentions:   Bay Path College

    15. State recognizes Franklin Hampshire Career Center, Northampton, for work with

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      State recognizes Franklin Hampshire Career Center, Northampton, for work with

      Franklin Hampshire Career Center demonstrates effective collaboration and applies innovative resources to better serve the veteran community. As a 2012 Jobs for Veterans State Grant Incentive Award winner, Franklin Hampshire Career Center used a portion of its award to purchase flash drives for their veteran customers to facilitate storage for discharge documents, resumes, and other documents and pre-loaded the flash drives with Job Search tools and veteran specific support information, a best practice recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Easthampton

    16. Mohegan Sun Massachusetts wins approval of initial application to build nearly $1 billion casino in Palmer

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      Mohegan Sun Massachusetts wins approval of initial application to build nearly $1 billion casino in Palmer

      The commission voted after receiving a favorable recommendation in a 174-page report by its investigations and enforcement bureau.  After the vote, Stephen P. Crosby, chairman of the commission, cited the casino company's 'impeccable' financial stability and track record of being operators and individuals of integrity.

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      Mentions:   Mohegan Sun   Palmer   Springfield

    17. Mass. defense contractors assess shutdown fallout

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      Mass. defense contractors assess shutdown fallout

      Sen. Elizabeth Warren had already lashed out on the topic of the federal sequestration budget cuts, in a Sept. 30 speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate.  'More than a thousand employees at Westover Air Force Base and Barnes Air National Guard Base in Western Massachusetts are facing furloughs,' Warren said. 'Scientists and medical researchers in Massachusetts are also getting pounded by the sequester.'

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      Mentions:   Raytheon   United Technologies Corp.

    18. Springfield Schools Superintendent Daniel Warwick touts students' gains in academics, attendance, behavior

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      Springfield Schools Superintendent Daniel Warwick touts students' gains in academics, attendance, behavior

      Superintendent of Schools Daniel J. Warwick unveiled his annual report on the state of the public school system on Thursday, saying the statistics show significant improvements in academic achievement, attendance and behavior. “We feel the data proves we are moving in the right direction in every area,” Warwick said. “I think it speaks to the forward momentum of the school system. We are working very hard to execute our strategic plan and we will continue to move the school system forward.”

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    19. Columbia Gas reaches $850,000 settlement with Springfield over downtown explosion

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      Columbia Gas reaches $850,000 settlement with Springfield over downtown explosion

      The settlement was divided into a $650,000 payout to cover property damage and personnel-related costs, and a $200,000 planning grant to help rebuild the surrounding area. The city issued a request for proposals today for planning and development consultants.  "We want to look at what's right for that area and what will work best," said Kevin Kennedy, chief development officer for the city, also giving kudos to the gas company. "While they admit they had a problem in causing the thing, they want to move forward." Sarno and Kennedy noted that the disaster has propelled city officials ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Kevin Kennedy

    20. Gov. Deval Patrick signs bill to repeal dreaded tax on software services

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      Gov. Deval Patrick signs bill to repeal dreaded tax on software services

      Gov. Deval Patrick on Friday signed a bill to repeal the new sales tax on computer services, officially killing a levy that had caused an uproar among business and technology leaders.  The speedy bill signing was first announced on Twitter, which was used by people to generate opposition to the tax shortly before it took effect on July 31. Patrick signed the bill the morning after it arrived on his desk.  The state House of Representatives voted 156-1 on Wednesday and the Senate, 38-0, on Thursday to repeal the tax, which imposed the 6.25 percent sales tax on certain ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    21. Manufacturing Shift to U.S. Accelerates

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      Manufacturing Shift to U.S. Accelerates

      The study found that 54 percent of U.S.-based manufacturing executives at companies with sales greater than $1 billion are planning to “re-shore” production, or are considering it, up from 37 percent who responded to a similar survey in February 2012. When asked whether they expect to move production in light of rising wages in China, 21 percent of respondents—around twice as many as in 2012—said they are “actively doing this” or that they “will move production to the U.S. in the next two years.”

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    22. Massachusetts Gaming Commission to conduct 'suitability' hearing on Mohegan Sun's Palmer casino proposal

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      Massachusetts Gaming Commission to conduct 'suitability' hearing on Mohegan Sun's Palmer casino proposal

      The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has scheduled a so-called suitability hearing for 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to question Mohegan Sun officials about their company's finances and ethics before deciding if the Connecticut-based casino operator can move forward with its bid to build a resort casino off Route 32 in Palmer.

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      Mentions:   Mohegan Sun   Palmer   Springfield

    23. Springfield Parking Authority invests $300,000 in public garage repairs, improvements

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      Springfield Parking Authority invests $300,000 in public garage repairs, improvements

      The Springfield Parking Authority set aside approximately $300,000 this fiscal year for various improvements to public garages, ranging from concrete repairs to a new handicap accessible ramp.  The work has either been completed or is scheduled for completion in coming months, officials said.  “These capital projects were made possible by the annual savings resulting from the recent refinancing of our long-term debt,” said Mary McNally, chairwoman of the authority. “Many of these repairs had been deferred due to the lack of cash flow.”

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    24. Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce plans Oktoberfest After 5 event

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      Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce plans Oktoberfest After 5 event

      East Mountain Country Club will host the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce’s Oktoberfest After 5 Connection. The networking event will be held on Oct. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1458 East Mountain Road.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

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