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    1. Editorial: Third grade critical for reading, school succes

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 13 2011)

      Editorial: Third grade critical for reading, school succes A higher percentage of the state’s high school students – 87 percent – passed the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exam in the spring than ever before, but a decline in the scores of the youngest MCAS test-takers sounds an alarm that must not be ignored. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    2. Western Massachusetts legislators move to save drug lab in Amherst

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 13 2011)

      Western Massachusetts legislators move to save drug lab in Amherst In the letter, the Western Massachusetts legislators said the planned shutdown would shift testing of illegal drugs in Western Massachusetts to a already backed up state lab in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston. They said it would be more costly and time consuming for police in Western Massachusetts to transport drugs to Boston. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    3. Paris Air Show yields $60M for CT aerospace | Hartford Business

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Sep 13 2011)

      Hartford conglomerate United Technologies Corp. - called Connecticut's signature aerospace company by DECD - reported significant orders for jet engines during the show, which will ripple through to the state's supply chain. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.   Dannel Malloy

    4. The Laser Show

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 13 2011)

      The Laser Show Hayden Corp. in West Springfield has been a model of industrial evolution since its founding nearly 90 years ago. This fourth-generation company started out serving the paper industry with machine components and later morphed into a metalizing specialist, applying coating that adds years to worn parts and equipment. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    5. Profiles in Business

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 13 2011)

      Profiles in Business Vince Maniaci was talking about the profile of the typical American International College student. Before doing so, the school’s president made a point of qualifying things by noting that there is a great deal of diversity on his campus, and that individuals with varied backyards wind up there. That said, though, he admitted that many have certain things in common. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   Springfield

    6. Big Y Employment Specialist Lindsay Pratola

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 13 2011)

      Big Y Employment Specialist Lindsay Pratola Experts say the job market in Western Mass. is on the upswing. Companies are beginning to replace people who were laid off, and in some sectors, jobs are actually going unfilled due to a lack of qualified candidates. But the recovery continues to be painfully slow, and employers are typically filling only one or two positions at time. And the way they find replacements or new hires has undergone a dramatic change as they seek to save time and money. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   MassMutual   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.

    7. On the Cutting Edge

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 13 2011)

      On the Cutting Edge Thorn manufactures instrumentation and implantable surgical devices for the spine, knee, and hip using state-of-the-art computer numeric-controlled machinery. It also does its own laser marking, using a laser to mark parts for customers, as well as a process called passivation, which cleans instruments and implants with citric acid to remove imperfections in stainless steel or titanium. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    8. Massachusetts growth 'STEMs' from innovation

      Explore masshightech.com (Sep 13 2011)

      Massachusetts growth 'STEMs' from innovation Mathworks president Jack Little: Our business, like many in Massachusetts, depends on talent that is educated and excited about science, technology, engineering and math. That excitement must be nurtured early in our children and be sustained through to the time they join the workforce. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    9. Solar panels at Westfield State University generate electricity for 2 campus buildings

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 12 2011)

      The $520,000 project was unveiled by college and state officials Monday. Funding for the project came from WSU and the state through the Clean Renewable Energy Bonds and federal funding from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   The Republican

    10. Panel to lead search for next UMass-Amherst leader

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 12 2011)

      James J. Karam, board chairman said “We intend to hold an open and inclusive search and are confident that we will be able to select the right leader for a campus that has provided an outstanding education to so many of our citizens and will be a beacon of excellence and opportunity for generations to come.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Robert Caret

    11. State and local officials dedicate new barns at Three County Fairground in Northampton

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 12 2011)

      State and local officials dedicate new barns at Three County Fairground in Northampton State and local officials, including Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray, joined members of the Fairgrounds Redevelopment Corporation in dedicating the three, 19,000-square-foot barns they hope will be part of the fairground’s bright future. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   The Republican

    12. Springfield Downtown invites you to the March 1st Arts and Soles Auction

      Explore From the EDC (Sep 12 2011)

      The Springfield Business Improvement District - Springfield Downtown invites you to the March 1st Arts and Soles Auction. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Springfield Business Improvement District   Don Courtemanche

    13. EDC HOSTED LOGISTIC CONFERENCE

      Explore From the EDC (Sep 12 2011)

      The EDC hosted a Logistics Conference at the Sheraton Springfield on March 29.  We wish to thank our co-host Associated Industries of Massachusetts and event sponsors U.S. Trust, GZA and the Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    14. Western Massachusetts Hospital in Westfield breaks ground on new $85,000 therapeutic garden

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 12 2011)

      Western Massachusetts Hospital in Westfield breaks ground on new $85,000 therapeutic garden Podbelski, Dusseault and Compton assisted hospital administrator Derrick L. Tallman in breaking ground Monday for the new $85,000 garden. The garden creation, financed through fund-raising and hospital donations, was cited as a goal last year when the hospital celebrated its 100th anniversary. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Westfield

    15. 2011 - 2012 Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley Visitors Guide

      Explore From the EDC (Sep 12 2011)

      The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau  has just published its 2011 2012 Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley Visitor Guide.  This comprehensive look at tourism attractions, accommodations, dining and more in the Pioneer Valley is free of charge and can be yours by visiting www.valleyvisitor.com and clicking on the link for the Guide or phoning 413-787-1548. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Mary Kay Wydra

    16. Western New England University opens pharmacy college, only one in Western Massachusetts

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 12 2011)

      Western New England University opens pharmacy college, only one in Western Massachusetts The program is housed in part of Western New England’s $40 million Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy building, which opened in December. It’s one of just 125 schools of pharmacy in the country and one of four programs in the state, along with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy Boston, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy Worcester and Northeastern University – Bouve College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The University of Connecticut also has a program in Hartford. The Albany College of Pharmacy is the nearest program to our west. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   University of Connecticut   Big Y Foods

    17. Women browse wares and services at first annual Women's Expo

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 10 2011)

      Women browse wares and services at first annual Women's Expo The two-day event at the MassMutual Center on State Street was – quite obviously – geared toward women’s interests. Event promoter Jay Appleman, of Longmeadow, said he organized a line-up of just about 150 vendors and organizations, including a fashion show by “It’s All About Me,” a local boutique. He honed the list with the help of a five-member advisory team of women. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   The Republican

    18. 2011 Big E Daily Schedule

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 9 2011)

      2011 Big E Daily Schedule New England's largest fair runs September 16 through October 2. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Comcast   Springfield

    19. Springfield 's recovery from tornado includes private construction permits already at $13 million mark

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 9 2011)

      Springfield 's recovery from tornado includes private construction permits already at $13 million mark “There is a beehive of activity out there, rehab in every single neighborhood,” said Gerald W. Hayes, co-chairman of the Rebuild Springfield effort. “In a word, the progress is nothing short of remarkable.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    20. Springfield schools get $13 million federal windfall

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 8 2011)

      Springfield schools get $13 million federal windfall The funding, announced Thursday by Superintendent Alan J. Ingram, will also be used to improve data collection, teacher evaluation and other methods under the federal Race to the Top program. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    21. Barnes Regional Airport Commission approves 50-year lease for Gulfstream corporate aircraft expansion project

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 8 2011)

      Barnes Regional Airport Commission approves 50-year lease for Gulfstream corporate aircraft expansion project The three-member Barnes Regional Airport Commission Thursday approved a 50-year lease of nearly 11 acres of airport property to Gulfstream that will allow the company to expand operations here with a new $20 million service center for its largest corporate jet. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   General Dynamics   Westfield   The Republican

    22. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick makes first of 2 stops in Springfield at Renaissance School

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 8 2011)

      Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick makes first of 2 stops in Springfield at Renaissance School In the first of two stops in Springfield on Thursday, Gov. Deval L. Patrick met with school officials, administrators and students at Renaissance School, one of the city's success stories. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   The Republican

    23. MassMutual Retirement Services Expands Team to Support Nonprofit Sales Growth

      Explore PR Newswire (Sep 8 2011)

      The MassMutual Retirement Services Division further strengthens its focus in the nonprofit retirement plan market with the additions of Carl Steinhilber and Roderick Toppin. Both Steinhilber and Toppin will focus on further expanding the company's success in the nonprofit market by providing product, investment, market and technical expertise for the company's distribution channel relationships and customers in that market. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    24. OUTLOOK 2011 SPEAKERS CONGRESSMAN RICHARD NEAL AND GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK

      Explore From the EDC (Sep 8 2011)

      The Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield has announced that their annual OUTLOOK 2011 program will take place at Chez Josef inAgawam on Friday, February 11, 2011.  (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

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