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    1. Pittsfield dog treat business receives $200K loan

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      Pittsfield dog treat business receives $200K loan

      The company had eight employees at the end of 2011, but has already hired one new worker this year and plans to hire another during the fourth quarter. The company plans to hire two more employees next year, Gigliotti said. He said his company plans to maintain its relationship with MassDevelopment. "If we hit our numbers and continue to grow, we're going to need more equipment down the road," Gigliotti said. "We'll have an ongoing need for equipment." MassDevelopment works with businesses, nonprofits, financial institutions and communities to stimulate economic growth across the state. The agency financed or ...

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment

    2. Meeting with Massachusetts officials should clarify future of Holyoke's Dean Tech High School

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      Meeting with Massachusetts officials should clarify future of Holyoke's Dean Tech High School

      The city’s vocational school has been run by a nonprofit agency since July, under state order, because of students’ chronically poor academic results, but agency and local officials have clashed about control.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Holyoke

    3. Amherst residents looking to launch store selling locally grown produce and locally created wares

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      Amherst residents looking to launch store selling locally grown produce and locally created wares

      At the winter’s market here, vendors sold their carrots and potatoes, but they also sold soaps, and sheepskin, jams and wool, but that was just one day a week and for the winter months only.  Now, a group wants to create a year-round market similar to that held the last two years at the Amherst Regional Middle School in a downtown store.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton

    4. Wellness programs tonic for stressed health care system, Massachusetts medical professionals say

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      Wellness programs tonic for stressed health care system, Massachusetts medical professionals say

      The growing emphasis on diet, exercise and disease prevention will yield long-term health care cost reductions, but not soon enough to help the system’s current economic crisis, several medical professionals and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal said during a panel discussion Monday.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Health New England   Sisters of Providence Health System

    5. State Sen. Gale Candaras seeks to increase state funding for Friends of the Homeless shelter in Springfield

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      State Sen. Gale Candaras seeks to increase state funding for Friends of the Homeless shelter in Springfield

      State Sen. Gale D. Candaras, D-Wilbraham, has filed a budget amendment seeking to increase state funds for the Friends of the Homeless emergency shelter and resource center on Worthington Street in line with the state average. William J. Miller, executive director of Friends of the Homeless, said Monday the increase is critical to maintain around-the-clock hours. Without an increase, the organization would have to close its daytime programming, he said.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    6. Northampton Volkswagen to move to former Kollmorgen site

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      Northampton Volkswagen to move to former Kollmorgen site

      Cosenzi Automotive Realty, which owns Northampton Volkswagen and several other car dealerships under the name TommyCar Auto Group, purchased the former Kollmorgen headquarters at 347 King Street for $1.8 million last Friday. The 5-acre property was on the market for $4 million but sold for less than half of that because of the expense of tearing down and removing the existing building, according to real estate agent Patrick M. Goggins, who brokered the deal. Goggins said there is asbestos and other hazardous materials in the building.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Greenfield   Kollmorgen

    7. Arts Walk in Holyoke promotes cultural renaissance of downtown

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      Arts Walk in Holyoke promotes cultural renaissance of downtown

      “We’re creating a community as well as a resource,” said Vitek Kruta, who moved to the Pioneer Valley five years ago. The owners hope the facility will eventually house restaurants, entertainment venues and instructional space for performance art as well as studios and offices. For now, however, there are no restaurants.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Holyoke

    8. Howdy winners recognized for great customer service

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      Howdy winners recognized for great customer service

      A committee of tourism professionals from outside the region selected the eight winners from among 45 finalists who were honored at a reception in April. The finalists were selected by the convention bureau’s Howdy Awards Committee from more than 430 nominations among seven categories

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Holyoke

    9. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, state housing secretary to update tornado ...

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      Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Gregory P. Bialecki, Undersecretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation Barbara Anthony and Commissioner of Insurance Joe Murphy are expected to join Sarno at the East Forest Park home of Bill and Kim Winslow at 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to release from the state Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    10. Hearings scheduled for proposed high-speed rail line linking Springfield and New Haven

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      Hearings scheduled for proposed high-speed rail line linking Springfield and New Haven

      The state Department of Transportation has prepared a report outlining the potential impact of the project on noise levels, air quality, water quality and cultural and recreational resources along the corridor.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    11. Sisters of Providence seeks to open elder care center at former Brightside campus

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      Sisters of Providence seeks to open elder care center at former Brightside campus

      Sister Kathleen Popko, president of the religious order, said Friday she expects the center, which will help elders remain in their homes rather then move to nursing homes, will be a boon to the area. The project is the first phase of a comprehensive plan the order is developing redevelop the 27-acre campus, which used to be a residential center offering services for emotionally disturbed children and their families.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Holyoke

    12. Hometown Structures uses what it sells when it comes to solar energy

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      Hometown Structures uses what it sells when it comes to solar energy

      Hometown Structures in January started operating a branch of Pennsylvania-based Paradise Energy Solutions to sell solar power systems – and recently installed one of those systems to power its own shop where they manufacture the sheds and sell gazebos, pavilions and children’s playground equipment. The system also provides solar power to the company’s sales office.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    13. NStar, Northeast Utilities merger agreement includes Cape Wind provisions, planned rate freeze -- but no upgrades to power lines and poles

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       Power giants NStar and Northeast Utilities won a green light from Massachusetts’ regulators for their multibillion-dollar merger while avoiding serious questions about the catastrophic outages that darkened vast swaths of southern New England last fall, a review of merger records shows.

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      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    14. Recycling brings $1.4 million to Western Massachusetts communities in 2011

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      Recycling brings $1.4 million to Western Massachusetts communities in 2011

      A total of 77 Western Massachusetts municipalities recycled more than 31,000 tons of plastic, paper, metals and glass during 2011, with the communities receiving more than $1.4 million in payments for the recyclables delivered.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Northampton

    15. Postal Workers: Springfield cards/letters sorting likely headed to Hartford; USPS official says other work headed to Indian Orchard | masslive.com

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      The U.S. Postal Service will likely move the handling and sorting of cards and letters from its facility on Fiberloid Street in the Indian Orchard neighborhood in August to Hartford, said Daniel Kuralt, president Local 497 of the American Postal Workers Union. On Thursday, the USPS, which is nearly bankrupt, said it will go ahead with plans to cut costs by closing nearly 250 mail processing centers.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    16. Westfield Rocky's Ace Hardware to host gala reopening Saturday

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      Westfield Rocky's Ace Hardware to host gala reopening Saturday

      Mayor Daniel M. Knapik, who will assist in the re-opening celebration, said “the Falcone family has made a substantial investment in our downtown with this new store as well as ongoing renovation of other property they own here.”

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Daniel M. Knapik

    17. More optimism about job recovery in MA

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      According to new state statistics, Massachusetts added 2,500 jobs over the month of April; a gain that brought down the jobless rate. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton

    18. Advanced Manufacturing: The University Bridge to Innovation

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      Advanced Manufacturing: The University Bridge to Innovation

      Throughout our state and region, not to mention at the national level, there's currently a strong push for job creation and investment in Advanced Manufacturing. Here in Western Massachusetts we have many globally competitive companies doing what would be considered advanced manufacturing, but even for them and for many others, climbing the value chain and adopting innovative practices and technical solutions takes resources beyond their own team. Increasingly this leads to working with universities.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Amherst

    19. Springfield promised $300000 from Massachusetts in additional tornado relief

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      Springfield promised $300000 from Massachusetts in additional tornado relief

       Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murphy has promised $300,000 in additional state funding to help with tornado recovery projects here. Murray announced the new funding during a news conference at DevelopSpringfield, a non-profit group leading the city’s tornado rebuilding effort.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Westfield

    20. Westfield State University Foundation celebrates donors

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      Westfield State University Foundation celebrates donors

      The Westfield State University Foundation held its second annual donor recognition event, a “Celebration of Philanthropy” on Saturday in Scanlon Banquet Hall. The gala was held to recognize more than 200 community members and alumni who have previously donated to the foundation.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   Dr. Evan S. Dobelle

    21. Funds, work sites sought in Western Massachusetts for summer jobs program

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      Funds, work sites sought in Western Massachusetts for summer jobs program

      The Regional Employment Board kicked off its annual summer jobs push Wednesday morning with a news conference at the Western New England Electric Co. offices in the Springfield Technical Community College Technology Park.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    22. Mass transit cuts may hurt WMass most

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      Mass transit cuts may hurt WMass most

      A coalition of transit advocates are rallying on Beacon Hill, protesting against fare hikes and services cuts that are being proposed or enforced in transit systems across the state.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    23. Massachusetts officials to present arguments against cuts at Westover Air ...

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      Massachusetts officials to present arguments against cuts at Westover Air ...

      Murray created the Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force after the U.S. Defense Department announced $259 billion in spending cuts proposed over five years that could impact the six military bases in the state.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Chicopee   Westfield

    24. Howdy awards honor hospitality industry

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      Howdy awards honor hospitality industry

      “Tourism is a billion dollar industry and we have so much to offer and these employees are the ones who make people so comfortable when they visit western Massachusetts,” Chairman Michael Hurwitz told 22News.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Eastern States Exposition

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