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    1. Greenfield potter Tiffany Hilton relocates to new studio in the Arts and Industry Building in Northampton

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 19 2012)

      Greenfield potter Tiffany Hilton relocates to new studio in the Arts and Industry Building in Northampton

      “A big reason for moving the studio was to be able to create my own teaching space and become a part of a larger community of artists. I love teaching classes, and seeing my students’ skills improve is very rewarding,” she said.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Greenfield

    2. Massachusetts strategies for economic development need to look beyond just Boston

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 18 2012)

      Massachusetts strategies for economic development need to look beyond just Boston

      My new assignment as Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies brings home the daunting challenges facing our region but also offers great opportunities to overcome them.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   The Republican

    3. Millbrook Scholars Program provides inner-city Springfield teens skills to succeed in work force

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 17 2012)

      Millbrook Scholars Program provides inner-city Springfield teens skills to succeed in work force

      The program is designed to provide future workers with the proper environment to learn and acquire the appropriate skills needed to meet Gov. Deval L. Patrick’s strategy for “bringing more good jobs and new economic growth to all parts of the state.”

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College

    4. Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray awards $4 million in grants to Massachusetts communities for providing regional services

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 16 2012)

      Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray awards $4 million in grants to Massachusetts communities for providing regional services

      Sullivan said the money will help pay for education, a part-time project director and social workers. About 60 to 75 juveniles each year should be referred to the program through the courts, police or other avenues, according to Sullivan.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Palmer   Springfield

    5. Governor Patrick Announces Initial Results of Sweeping Regulatory Reform Initiative and New Steps to Streamline Small Business Regulations

      Explore Mass.Gov (Mar 16 2012)

      In the latest of a series of steps to keep Massachusetts ahead of its economic competitors, Governor Deval Patrick today announced the initial results of a systematic review of state regulations and new steps to streamline regulations for small businesses. After reviewing 200 regulations that were each more than 12 years old, Governor Patrick has approved changes to nearly 150 regulations. In addition, today the Governor launched a new effort to make sure that no new regulation is issued without serious consideration of its impact on small businesses.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    6. Springfield's Veritas Preparatory Charter School picks first group of students

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 15 2012)

      Springfield's Veritas Preparatory Charter School picks first group of students

      As Lorenzo Gaines, a director for the Springfield-based group ACCESS, drew names from lottery box, he told the crowd that that the value of attending a college preparatory school such as Veritas has been estimated at $1 million – the average difference in income between someone with a college degree versus a high school diploma.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield   The Republican

    7. Hampshire College conference focuses on importance of videogame, digital animation business to Western Massachusetts

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 15 2012)

      Hampshire College conference focuses on importance of videogame, digital animation business to Western Massachusetts

      Anzovin was one of the panelists Thursday at “Digital Games: Playing in the Valley”, an afternoon-long symposium at Hampshire College aimed at fostering the Pioneer Valley’s videogame and digital animation industry. The event was sponsored by Hampshire college, the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council and MassDiGI, the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute.

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      Mentions:   Hampshire College   Amherst   Northampton

    8. Massachusetts officials seek to preserve military jobs in wake of anticipated Defense Department cuts

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 15 2012)

      Massachusetts officials seek to preserve military jobs in wake of anticipated Defense Department cuts

      State and congressional leaders will focus on the state’s strategic location, its base sharing by different military units and community support in their effort to protect the Baystate’s military installations and jobs from federal Defense Department budget cuts.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Westfield   The Republican

    9. Northampton officials to discuss rate hike with Coke

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 15 2012)

      Northampton officials to discuss rate hike with Coke

      The expansion of the plant that enabled it to bottle the cold fill products also created 100 new jobs at the site. To handle the expected problems with the discharge, the city upgraded the capacity of the nearby Bradford Street pump, a $1.5 million project. The state contributed $1.125 towards the upgrade. At the same time, Coke built its own on-site pre-treatment facility as part of its expansion.

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      Mentions:   Coca-Cola   Northampton   The Republican

    10. Big Y’s big savings with new loss-prevention software

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Mar 15 2012)

      Springfield food chain Big Y, with stores in Connecticut, has signed with an Atlanta audit-software maker whose system has already shown value speeding the grocer's ability to curb retail "shrinkage.''

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    11. Hickory Ridge in Amherst sold to New-Jersey based golf course management company

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 15 2012)

      A partner and owner in a New Jersey-based golf course management company paid $1,000,050 for the Hickory Ridge Country Clubat a TD Bank foreclosure auction Thursday.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   The Republican

    12. Student entrepreneurs compete for cash prizes to build their ideas

      Explore Daily Collegian (Mar 15 2012)

      Student entrepreneurs compete for cash prizes to build their ideas

      A total of 11 teams of aspiring entrepreneurs were given 60 seconds to pitch their innovation idea without the use of slides, prototypes or written business plans to an audience and panel of five judges.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    13. Solar company 1st Light comes to Massachusetts

      Explore masshightech.com (Mar 15 2012)

      Within the next 12 months, it plans to add a second, 20-person office in the Springfield area to service customers in western Massachusetts and upstate New York.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Palmer   Springfield

    14. Easthampton waiting for communication issues to be resolved between solar array, electric substation

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 14 2012)

      Engineers from Verizon and Western Massachusetts Electric Co. are tying to determine what kind of wiring can be used between the two, whether the copper can be used or the communication has to happen over a fiber optic cable, Tautznik said. He does not know when it can be resolved.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   Michael A. Tautznik

    15. DeLeo vows to speed permitting

      Explore bizjournals (Mar 14 2012)

      DeLeo vows to speed permitting

      House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo pledged to promote a better business climate in the Bay State by supporting a fast, predictable permitting process for commercial real estate projects.

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      Mentions:   Robert DeLeo

    16. Kollmorgen in Northampton has new name: L-3 KEO

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 14 2012)

      Kollmorgen in Northampton has new name: L-3 KEO

      The New York-based L-3 Communications has 61,000 employees around the world and contracts with the U.S. government for a variety of products and services, including reconnaissance systems, communications and intelligence. Kollmorgen makes submarine periscopes and other sophisticated optics equipment.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican   Kollmorgen

    17. Holyoke searching for new director of planning and economic development, at up to $78,000 a year

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 13 2012)

      The city has begun a search for an economic development director who will be energetic and able to focus on innovation and technology, Mayor Alex B. Morse said.  “The director of economic development needs to be my point person as we move the city forward,” Morse said Friday.

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      Mentions:   Kathleen G. Anderson   Holyoke   The Republican

    18. Hampden Charter School of Science holds annual engineering and science fair

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 13 2012)

      Hampden Charter School of Science holds annual engineering and science fair

      For the Hampden Charter School of Science annual engineering and science fair, the 15-year-old sophomore decided to see if the amount of water vapor in the air would have any affect on the size of the funnel cloud.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Chicopee

    19. Latest Hasbro layoff of 170 jobs worldwide includes 3 in East Longmeadow

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 13 2012)

      Latest Hasbro layoff of 170 jobs worldwide includes 3 in East Longmeadow

      Those changes include 170 layoffs worldwide, including 55 in the company’s Rhode Island Headquarters and three jobs cut from the company’s sprawling plant in East Longmeadow, Charness said. The jobs represent that last of the game sales and marketing staff who were stationing in East Longmeadow.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield   The Republican

    20. National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Researchers 'Print' Polymers That Bend Into 3-D Shapes

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      National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Researchers 'Print' Polymers That Bend Into 3-D Shapes

      Christian Santangelo, Ryan Hayward and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently employed photographic techniques and polymer science to develop a new technique for printing two-dimensional sheets of polymers that can fold into three-dimensional shapes when water is added. The technique may lead to wide ranging practical applications from medicine to robotics

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    21. Anatomy of a Merger

      Explore BusinessWest (Mar 13 2012)

      Anatomy of a Merger

      In some ways, Cooley Dickinson’s merger may not be as dramatic as it seems, as the Northampton hospital was affiliated with the New Hampshire-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system from 1992 to 2008. But in other ways, the new affiliation reflects the emergence of some broader economic trends in health care that promise to dominate the industry for years to come. The other news from the merger announcement, of course, was the rejection of the other finalist for affiliation, Baystate Health, which already operates three hospitals across the Pioneer Valley.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Northampton

    22. Editorial: Long-stalled Union Station project moving along tracks

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 12 2012)

      Editorial: Long-stalled Union Station project moving along tracks

      Last week, members of the Springfield Redevelopment Authority were wowed by an architect’s plan to make the architectural beauty shine again. The $83 million plan to renovate and reopen the station on Frank B. Murray Street for train and bus travel calls for preserving its cavernous space and flooding them with natural light from the numerous windows that line its facade.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    23. Smith College launches search for next president

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      Smith College launches search for next president

       Smith College has launched a search for the successor to President Carol T. Christ, who plans to retire in June 2013.

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      Mentions:   Smith College   Carol T. Christ   Northampton

    24. DevelopSpringfield announces leadership team for Rebuild Springfield effort

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 12 2012)

      DevelopSpringfield, a nonprofit corporation overseeing a citywide revitalization effort, announced its community leadership team on Monday to implement the “Rebuild Springfield” master plan in the aftermath of the June 1 tornado.

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      Mentions:   Brian M. Connors   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.

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