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    1. Nuvo Bank & Trust in Springfield grows, records 1st profitable quarter

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 10 2012)

      Nuvo Bank & Trust in Springfield grows, records 1st profitable quarter

      Nuvo opened in April 2008 just as the worldwide banking crisis hit hard. But, as Nuvo president Jeffrey S. Sattler points out, a new bank brings with it a clean balance sheet without any loans that are either suspect to begin with or about to turn sour in a bad economy.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Amherst

    2. Organizers of Rebuild Springfield say the future is bright for tornado recovery

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      Organizers of Rebuild Springfield say the future is bright for tornado recovery

      “The master plan is a blueprint for action,” says Gerald W. Hayes, co-chair of Rebuild Springfield. “The rest is up to us.”

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Westfield State University   Springfield

    3. No Child Left Behind waiver granted to Massachusetts, 9 other states

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 9 2012)

      “It doesn’t lessen the mission to achieve and the deadline is more realistic,” Holyoke Superintendent David L. Dupont said.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    4. Inside Look—Startup Sees Need for Autism, Mental Illness Devices | MDDI Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry News Products and Suppliers

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      Inside Look—Startup Sees Need for Autism, Mental Illness Devices | MDDI Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry News Products and Suppliers

      While such inventions may provide relief for people with autism, they’re not reimbursable through Medicare or Medicaid and often aren’t covered by insurance. Therapeutic Systems, an Amherst, MA–based startup, hopes its Vayu deep-pressure therapy vest will achieve what those other devices have not: 510(k) clearance. “Our goal is to develop a reimbursable medical device, not a homemade solution,” says CEO Brian Mullen. “I think [people with autism] deserve the same level of quality and safety as those with any other illness or diagnosis.”

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Therapeutic Systems

    5. Holyoke City Council expands tax incentives to attract new business

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 8 2012)

      Holyoke City Council expands tax incentives to attract new business

      A business gets an exemption from taxation on all or part of the increased value of property that results from new construction or significant improvement, according to the state Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican

    6. Springfield Renaissance School students provide guide for energy efficient buildings

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      Springfield Renaissance School students provide guide for energy efficient buildings

       Ninth grade students at Springfield Renaissance School are literally leaving their “greenprint” in the city.  The students recently presented a “Greenprint 2012” report to city officials that recommends measures to make targeted schools and public buildings more energy efficient, reduce energy costs and make them more comfortable.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield Renaissance School   Springfield

    7. Editorial: Community colleges in Western Massachusetts get job done

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      Editorial: Community colleges in Western Massachusetts get job done

      Almost a fifth of the 100 workers at Microtest Laboratories in Agawam got their basic training at Springfield Technical Community College.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield Technical Community College   Greenfield Community College

    8. Surveys: Massachusetts business, consumer confidence growing, but very slowly

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      Surveys: Massachusetts business, consumer confidence growing, but very slowly

      Business confidence in the Massachusetts economy rose in January to 52.8 points from 51 points in December on a 100-point scale where 50 is neutral, according to survey results released Tuesday by Associated Industries of Massachusetts,

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield   The Republican

    9. Holyoke, Northampton among 6 New England towns picked by EPA for help improving local economy, environment

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      Holyoke, Northampton among 6 New England towns picked by EPA for help improving local economy, environment

      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it selected Simsbury, Conn., Burlington, Vt., and the Massachusetts communities of Fall River, Holyoke, Northampton and Roxbury. They are among 56 municipalities in 26 states to receive help.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Holyoke

    10. Baystate Medical fights No. 1 killer with Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center set to open March 2

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 7 2012)

      Baystate Medical fights No. 1 killer with Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center set to open March 2

      Baystate Medical will open its Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center, which includes six advanced procedure/operating rooms, a dedicated 20-room unit for outpatient cardiovascular procedures, 96 private inpatient rooms and 32 cardiovascular critical care rooms and family and waiting areas, on March 2. The center is part of a $296 million expansion.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Greenfield   The Republican

    11. Smith & Wesson grows in Springfield hiring veterans, Putnam Vocational students

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      Smith & Wesson grows in Springfield hiring veterans, Putnam Vocational students

      Smith & Wesson has more than 1,200 employees. Monday, Smith & Wesson announced that it has already created 217 jobs and expects to hit 227 jobs by the end of February. The 160-year-old Springfield gunmaker has also invested more than $19 million in capital improvements at its sprawling Roosevelt Avenue plant through the end of December 2011.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    12. Holyoke students should know how to balance checkbook and what debt is as School Committee discusses financial literacy

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 6 2012)

      Students would leave the public schools with more savvy than is now the case about finances, business and civics under proposals the School Committee discussed Monday.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican   Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce

    13. Harvard to Receive High Performance Computing Grants

      Explore Scientific Computing (Feb 6 2012)

      The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) is a ground-breaking collaboration of five of the state’s most research-intensive universities, state government and private industry — the most significant collaboration among government, industry and public and private universities in the history of the Commonwealth, and the first facility in the nation of its kind.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

    14. Parsons Village Project set to come before Easthampton Zoning Board of Appeals

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      Parsons Village Project set to come before Easthampton Zoning Board of Appeals

      The Northampton-based Valley Community Development Corp. filed plans for the permit, also known as 40B, to build 38 units of affordable rental housing on Parsons Street after the Planning Board rejected it last year. The Zoning Board hearing is slated for 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 21.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican   Easthampton

    15. Commentary: Increased resources in STCC and other community colleges best investment for putting Massachusetts back to work

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      Commentary: Increased resources in STCC and other community colleges best investment for putting Massachusetts back to work

      I have proposed a $10 million increase in state funding for community colleges to help them meet this mission – and I have challenged the business community to come up with a match to help make this a reality. It is not unreasonable for community colleges to ask for more resources to support their mission; and it is not unreasonable to ask for them to be more accountable to our work force development strategy in exchange.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   The Republican

    16. Employers fear community colleges run from Boston

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      Employers fear community colleges run from Boston

      Every one of the 40 employees who work with A.R. Sandri Inc.’s green-energy subsidiary has taken at least one course through Greenfield Community College’s renewable energy program. “We’ve had such a successful relationship,” said Laurence H. “Jake” Goodyear, Sandri’s vice president of renewable energy. “Why change what is working so well?”

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield Technical Community College   Greenfield Community College

    17. InteliCoat in South Hadley to cut jobs now, but promise growth in the future

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      InteliCoat in South Hadley to cut jobs now, but promise growth in the future

      InteliCoat Technologies has announced a manufacturing partnership that will cost about 20 jobs at its South Hadley plant. But InteliCoat said in a news release it expects to achieve growth of more than 10 percent in 2012, which will enable InteliCoat to create additional jobs in production, sales, marketing and distribution out of the South Hadley location.

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      Mentions:   The Republican   IntelliCoat

    18. Microtest manufactures celiac cure on behalf of a Cambridge company

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      Microtest manufactures celiac cure on behalf of a Cambridge company

      Richter said Microtest has about 100 employees doing both manufacturing and contract laboratory work. The company plans to open another laboratory suite at its Agawam facility soon and that opening might result in more hiring.

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      Mentions:   The Republican   Microtest

    19. Penn National Gaming could be next to compete for Western Massachusetts casino

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      Penn National Gaming could be next to compete for Western Massachusetts casino

      Chicopee Mayor Michael D. Bissonnette has said in the past that city officials have discussed a casino for his city with Penn National Gaming. Bissonnette said Friday that he did not know if Penn National will select a site in Chicopee for a casino.

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      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Chicopee   The Republican

    20. Japanese consul general visits Springfield's George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum collection of Japanese art

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      Japanese consul general visits Springfield's George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum collection of Japanese art

      For Takeshi Hikihara, the Japanese consul general in Boston, the family name Miochin doesn’t just signify the long-ago makers of one of the six full suits of samurai armor on display at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    21. High-speed Internet on horizon for towns

      Explore Home - North Adams Transcript (Feb 3 2012)

      MassBroadband 123 received $45.4 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and an additional $26.2 million from the state, and will lay 1,300 miles of fiber-optic cable and over 35,000 utility poles.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Technology Collaborative   Springfield

    22. Forest Park Middle School renovation project advanced by Springfield School Building Commission

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      Forest Park Middle School renovation project advanced by Springfield School Building Commission

      The demolition within the building and cleanup will cost approximately $1.1 million. This was the low bid received, and was approximately $500,000 less than expected, said Rita L. Coppola-Wallace, the city’s director of capital asset construction.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    23. Amherst officials hope to have an agreement with solar company soon

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      Amherst officials hope to have an agreement with solar company soon

      Town Manager John P. Musante said this week, “We’re getting closer to an agreement.” He said they are trying “to get the best possible price for the town” and should have something settled soon.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   The Republican

    24. Adam Sandler signs deal to make movie about Hasbro's Candy Land board game

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      Adam Sandler signs deal to make movie about Hasbro's Candy Land board game

      Actor Adam Sandler has signed a deal with Sony and Hasbro, which manufactures the Candy Land board game at its East Longmeadow plant, to make a movie based on the colorful children’s board game that sends kids on a colorful quest to find the lost King Kandy, the Imperial Head Bonbon and Grand Jujube of Candy Land and his lost Castle.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Hasbro, Inc.

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