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    1. Holyoke teens paint murals and learn restoration at Gateway City Arts

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      Holyoke teens paint murals and learn restoration at Gateway City Arts

      The windows' revivication will cost $400,000. Grants, donations and fund-raising have covered $320,000 and the hope is the youths' murals will be another way to direct attention to the windows' restoration to raise the remaining $80,000, those involved in the project said. "I think this is the beginning of showing how capable our young people are and if they get the opportunity, to show it, they can do amazing things," said Vitek Kruta, artist, muralist, art restorer, set designer, teacher and founder of Gateway City Arts at 92-114 Race St.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Northampton

    2. Plans for Agawam's $2.2 million second phase of School Street Park moving forward

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      Plans for Agawam's $2.2 million second phase of School Street Park moving forward

      The $2.2 million estimated second phase of the School Street Park project is wending its way through the Planning Board and the Conservation Commission, both of which have oversight of it. The Planning Board Thursday tabled action on its site plan to give the Conservation Commission more time to set conditions for work around wetlands to the east and west of the 22-acre site off Corey Street. During the Planning Board public hearing Thursday, Planning Director Deborah S. Dachos told Michael Y. Liu, senior associate with Berkshire Design Group of Northampton, which did the designs, that she wants to ...

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    3. Ruth Carter, costume designer for 'The Butler,' has 'great memories' of growing up in Springfield

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      Ruth Carter, costume designer for 'The Butler,' has 'great memories' of growing up in Springfield

      he costume designer for “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” playing now at local movie theaters, had to capture American style over the 34 years that the main character, an African American, serves eight presidents at the White House. That task went to costume designer Ruth Carter, who grew up in Springfield. Carter has worked on more than 50 movies, including “Malcolm X” and “Amistad,” for which she received Oscar nominations, and “Dr. Doolittle” and “Daddy Day Care.”

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Technical High School

    4. Manhan River Bridge scheduled to reopen in October, nearly two months ahead of schedule

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      Manhan River Bridge scheduled to reopen in October, nearly two months ahead of schedule

      State transportation officials said Tuesday the Manhan River Bridge is on target to reopen early in October, about two months ahead of schedule. Frank DePaola, administrator for the highway division of the state Department of Transportation, visited the bridge site Tuesday and said “Things are going very well.”

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Chicopee   Easthampton

    5. These tomatoes are rated the best in Massachusetts

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      These tomatoes are rated the best in Massachusetts

      Red Fire Farm in Granby, noted for its tomatoes in Western Massachusetts, finished first in the slicing category and third in the cherry category among other placements. "This contest is awesome," said Laurie Rocco of Springfield, a pesticide inspector for the state Department of Agricultural Resources. "It's a great promotion for farming."

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    6. UMass ranked 11th in licensing revenue over 20 year period

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      UMass ranked 11th in licensing revenue over 20 year period

      He said most of the revenue came from the UMass Medical School in Worcester, but he said with the recent $95 million awarded to UMass-Amherst for the creation of three new research centers at the university’s new $157 million life sciences building, he expects the campus “to become a bigger contributor than in the past.”

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Robert Caret

    7. Pioneer Valley collaboratives join to apply for virtual school certificate

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      Pioneer Valley collaboratives join to apply for virtual school certificate

      The Collaboration for Educational Services and the Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative are teaming up to apply
      for one of the two newly created certificates to become a virtual school in Massachusetts. A new statute signed into law last year by Gov. Deval Patrick allows the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to name up to 10 virtual schools through the 2019-2020 school year. Students from kindergarten through high school may enroll in these schools to receive their education and diplomas on-line. Only three of these certificates are available through 2016. The Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield, which has ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Northampton

    8. More traffic coming to New England's Knowledge Corridor. - Courant.com

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      More traffic coming to New England's Knowledge Corridor. - Courant.com

      The Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership is a collaboration of planning, business, tourism and educational institutions that work to advance the region's economy. Formed in 2000, the partnership has done a lot of block-building work in marketing, business development, advocacy and research. To take one innovative example, the partnership developed a web-based program called InternHere.com, which connects local college students with internships at employers in the region.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Hartford Springfield Economic Partnership

    9. New Massachusetts tech tax hurts job creation, Pioneer Valley software companies consider court fight

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      New Massachusetts tech tax hurts job creation, Pioneer Valley software companies consider court fight

      Paragus Strategic IT of Hadley hires a new employee making at least $30,000 a year every six months and had been thinking of opening a branch office in Springfield to handle its growing workload.  But that branch office and the jobs associated with it are now more likely to go to Nashua, N.H., or Hartford because Massachusetts has imposed a sales tax on computer software services, said Delcie Bean, the 27-year-old CEO of Paragus who founded the company when he was still a high-school student in Amherst.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Northampton

    10. Great New England Wings and Wheels coming to Westover Metropolitan Airport in Chicopee

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      Great New England Wings and Wheels coming to Westover Metropolitan Airport in Chicopee

      You’re bound to get a lift – in spirits at least if you attend the first Great New England Wings and Wheels event Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24 and 25, at the Westover Metropolitan Airport. “There’s a certain excitement about being in a crowd,” said Bud Shuback, president of the Galaxy Community Council, which is producing the Great New England Wings and Wheels event. He’s expecting more than 10,000 people a day to attend. “Word is out” and excitement is generating, said Bill Sheehan, public affairs director for the non-profit Galaxy Community Council. He said there is ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee

    11. Smith & Wesson reaches out to tell story as gun debate rages

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      Smith & Wesson reaches out to tell story as gun debate rages

      Smith & Wesson, the 161-year-old Springfield gunmaker well known for making the revolver Clint Eastwood used in "Dirty Harry," has been on a public-relations push of late with a two-page advertisement in The Republican; billboards, including one on Interstate 291 within sight of the plant; radio and television ads along with Tweets (messages on the microblogging site Twitter); Facebook posts; and videos posted to the brand’s own Youtube channel.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    12. A look at movers and shakers in tech and biotech

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      A look at movers and shakers in tech and biotech

      David Pinsky, P.E., President and Chief Executive Officer of Westfield’s engineering firm Tighe and Bond Inc., was appointed to Boston’s American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) board of directors. In this newly elected role, Pinsky will serve as secretary for fiscal year 2014.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    13. Taxing our Bay State innovation | masslive.com

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      Taxing our Bay State innovation | masslive.com

      One somnolent corner of the Boston-business ecosystem woke up last week to an unpleasant reality about operating here in the Bay State. If you’re not paying attention, Beacon Hill is going to screw you.  The state’s IT consulting industry, which is ubiquitous but not well organized, now must charge a 6.25 percent sales tax on its services. They are confused — and hopping mad. Any work under the general category of “the planning, consulting or designing of computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software, or communications technologies and are provided by a vendor or third party” gets taxed.

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    14. Gov. Deval Patrick pushes all-electronic tolling for Massachusetts Turnpike, ending need for toll collectors

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      Gov. Deval Patrick pushes all-electronic tolling for Massachusetts Turnpike, ending need for toll collectors

      The administration of Gov. Deval L. Patrick is moving forward on a $250 million plan to demolish toll plazas, eliminate the positions of toll collectors and install all-electronic tolling on the Massachusetts Turnpike by 2017.  Officials are pushing all-electronic tolling while also working on a separate plan to reinstate tolls for passenger vehicles between Exits 1 and 6 on the western end of the turnpike, starting Oct. 15.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    15. Chicopee businesses discuss downtown improvements, call for walking police patrol

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      Chicopee businesses discuss downtown improvements, call for walking police patrol

      Downtown business owners pushed for a stronger police presence in the city’s center during a regular meeting Thursday to discuss improvements and problems in the center. About 30 people, most of them small business owners, gathered with Mayor Michael D. Bissonnette and a number of department heads. They discussed a wide variety of issues including upcoming work on sidewalks and parking lot paving, a Halloween parade and plans to get cleaning crews on the city streets.

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      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Chicopee

    16. Call to Action | BusinessWest

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      Call to Action | BusinessWest

      Ed Carroll says businesses, salespeople, or entrepreneurs who are not advertising on mobile devices are losing customers, and his claim is backed up by many studies, including a survey showing that more than 86 million people sought business information last year via their smartphones.
      The co-founder of VizConnect in Springfield first became aware of the trend in 2004 when he was working as a television newscaster and Facebook began to gain in popularity. “I saw a paradigm shift taking place away from mainstream media, and one night I began thinking about how businesses could use it because they are completely ...

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    17. Springfield Boys and Girls Club and Go Graphix collaborate to create vinyl mural of the club's 114-year history

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      Springfield Boys and Girls Club and Go Graphix collaborate to create vinyl mural of the club's 114-year history

      Most organizations aren’t able to showcase their entire history right inside their front doors – but thanks to the team at Go Graphix in East Longmeadow, the Springfield Boys and Girls Club Family Center will be able to display their rich 114-year history of helping local youth to all who visit.  Go Graphix has created and installed vinyl murals throughout the Springfield area, most famously along the center court walls of the Basketball Hall of Fame and inside Central High School. The projects are usually costly, and require months of planning. But this time, Go Graphix President Jim White approached ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    18. Elms College opening new nursing school

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      Elms College opening new nursing school

      Elms College is set to open a new School of Nursing just in time for the 2013-14 academic year.The college announced Thursday that the new school, the first dedicated school at the Chicopee college, will offer bachelors and masters degrees in nursing, and will be housed inside the Center for Natural and Health Sciences.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Elms College

    19. Westover Air Reserve Base receives 'excellent' score in inspection of 439th Airlift Wing operations

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      Westover Air Reserve Base receives 'excellent' score in inspection of 439th Airlift Wing operations

      Westover Air Reserve Base received an overall score of "excellent" in an intensive review of all of the 439th Airlift Wing’s operations.  The full-base inspection was done by a team of 55 examiners from Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia from Aug. 8 through Aug. 12. When inspectors left on Monday they told Westover officials they passed with flying colors.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    20. Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund boosts job-skills programs in Hampden, Franklin and Hampshire counties

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      Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund boosts job-skills programs in Hampden, Franklin and Hampshire counties

      MassMutual Financial Group hires between 80 and 120 customer service representatives a year to staff its call centers, each earning $30,000 a year or more.  But the Springfield based financial-services giant has trouble finding people with the right technical, communications and language skills to fill those positions at call centers, said Shannon Levesque, assistant vice president of strategic recruiting and human services for MassMutual Financial Group. It's a need she and other business leaders plan to address with a $350,000 state grant to the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County announced at a news conference Tuesday.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   MassMutual

    21. Newly graduated doctors continue their journey as residents at Baystate Medical, some of them focused on pediatrics

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      Newly graduated doctors continue their journey as residents at Baystate Medical, some of them focused on pediatrics

      According to Dr. Laura M. Koenigs, program director, pediatrics residency program, she doesn’t expect a doctor fresh out of medical school to be ready to assume total responsibility for a patient.  “These new residents are closely supervised by our staff of fully-licensed attending physicians, and senior residents from our medical staff. Gradually, as they gain additional practice over their three years here, and prepare to go out on their own, they begin to assume more autonomy in their care of patients,” Koenigs said.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    22. Holyoke Public Library about to unveil $14.5 million renovation featuring 15,000-square-foot addition

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      Holyoke Public Library about to unveil $14.5 million renovation featuring 15,000-square-foot addition

      Skylights and a different entrance are among the new features brought to the soon-to-reopen Holyoke Public Library thanks to $14.5 million in renovations. The star attraction is the 15,000-square-foot addition built onto what was the rear of the original, 111-year-old, 25,000-square-foot library.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    23. 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Induction: Enshrinement set for Sunday, September 8

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      2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Induction: Enshrinement set for Sunday, September 8

      Saturday will be a busy day for the Class of 2013, beginning at noon with the Induction Auction, followed by an autograph session from 1 to 2. The press conference, where the Hall of Famers receive their jackets, will be held from 2 to 3, followed by an awards dinner from 6 to 9. Sunday becomes the biggest day for the 12 inductees. At 11 a.m., they’ll start with a VIP Champagne Reception at the MassMutual Center before the Enshrinement Ceremony at 2 p.m. at Springfield's Symphony Hall, the fifth year the red carpet will be ...

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      Mentions:   Mohegan Sun   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    24. Three private colleges in Springfield raise concerns about proposed University of Massachusetts satellite campus in downtown

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      Three private colleges in Springfield raise concerns about proposed University of Massachusetts satellite campus in downtown

      The three private colleges say they are concerned about potential duplication of programs resulting if the University of Massachusetts opens a satellite campus in the downtown. The statement was released by Anthony S. Caprio, president of Western New England University; Richard Flynn, president of Springfield College; and Vincent Maniaci, president of American International College. The University of Massachusetts issued a Request for Proposals last week, seeking to lease approximately 25,000 square feet of space in the downtown for classroom and office uses, and with the ability to expand in the future.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Holyoke

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