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    1. South Hadley Library building projects gets $50,000 from Easthampton Savings Bank

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      South Hadley Library building projects gets $50,000 from Easthampton Savings Bank

      Easthampton Savings Bank has announced that it will donate $50,000 toward the building of a new South Hadley Public Library over the next five years.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Chicopee Savings Bank   Easthampton Savings Bank

    2. UMass students could see tuition and fee hikes of nearly 5 percent

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      University of Massachusetts students reportedly could be facing tuition and fee hikes of nearly 5 percent for the fall or about $630 more than they are now paying. The Board of Trustees Committee on Finance and Administration is scheduled to discuss fee hikes at its meeting Tuesday afternoon at UMass in Dartmouth. The full board is expected to vote on the hikes Wednesday.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   University of Connecticut

    3. Paper or plastic? West Springfield's FiberMark develops new paper products to replace plastic | masslive

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      Paper or plastic? West Springfield's FiberMark develops new paper products to replace plastic | masslive

      FiberMark chief executive officer Anthony P.D. MacLaurin can strip down his company’s corporate strategy to one simple statement. “Replace plastic,” he says.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   The Republican

    4. Brian Stefano takes helm at Peter Pan Bus Lines | masslive

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      Brian Stefano takes helm at Peter Pan Bus Lines | masslive

      Stefano said he’ll assume day-to-day management at Peter Pan. Peter A. Picknelly will devote more of his attention to other family-owned businesses, including OPAL, the family’s real-estate development arm, which will have a special focus on downtown Springfield, according to a release.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   Northampton

    5. Marie Curie Actions - Boosting research careers - European Commission

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      Marie Curie Actions - Boosting research careers - European Commission

      The Marie Curie Actions are European research grants available to researchers regardless of their age, gender or nationality. In addition to generous fellowships, researchers have the possibility to gain experience abroad and in the private sector, and to complete their training with other competences or disciplines that may be useful for their careers. In this website you will learn more about those grants that promote excellence and innovation in Europe.

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    6. Former Hasbro employees strike out on their own with CDK Creative Play

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      Former Hasbro employees strike out on their own with CDK Creative Play

      hat’s where CDK Creative Play comes in. Founded by three former Hasbro employees who saw their jobs transferred to Rhode Island in April 2011 – Christen DiNapoli, Debra S. Collins and Karen Gallik, whose initials give their company its name – CDK is a product development company aimed at the toy and game industry.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Hasbro, Inc.

    7. Holyoke Latino Chamber of Commerce director Andrew Melendez to increase awards to public school students

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      Holyoke Latino Chamber of Commerce director Andrew Melendez to increase awards to public school students

      For nearly two years, Melendez, director of the Greater Holyoke office of the Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce, has been issuing monthly awards consisting of a framed certificate signed by officials to public school students who put in an extra effort to succeed.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce

    8. On Two Wheels: Sibley Custom Cycle of Palmer is now a full-blown family affair

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      On Two Wheels: Sibley Custom Cycle of Palmer is now a full-blown family affair Mike Sibley recently returned to the area after spending the last 7 years as a crew and car chief for the vaunted Joe Gibbs Racing team of NASCAR fame. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Chicopee   Holyoke

    9. Chicopee receives $800,000 federal grant to clean eyesores at Uniroyal and downtown

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      The bulk of the grant, $600,000, is designated to be used to continue with the cleaning of the former Uniroyal property, while $200,000 is earmarked to test former industrial sites, also known as brownfields, in the western part of downtown Chicopee, said Lee Pouliot, planner and administrator for the Community Development department.

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      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Chicopee

    10. Defense cuts could be less damaging to Massachusetts jobs than other budget cuts, UMass study says | masslive

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      Defense cuts could be less damaging to Massachusetts jobs than other budget cuts, UMass study says | masslive

      U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., has said that now more than ever, federal investment in defense and non-defense priorities is critical to the Massachusetts economy, according to an email from his spokeswoman, Whitney Smith. Kerry wants Congress to take a measured approach to necessary budget cuts instead of allowing automatic budget cuts called for in a 2011 law kick in.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Chicopee

    11. United Bank buys New England Bank

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      The purchase of Enfield-Conn.-based New England Bank by West Springfield-based United Bank announced Thursday will expand United’s presence into Hartford, Tolland, New Haven and Litchfield counties in Connecticut, where New England Bank operates 15 full-service banking offices and two administrative offices.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   United Bank

    12. Report: Greyhound cutting bus service to Northampton and Greenfield

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      "The national bus line said Thursday it intends to end service to five locations along Interstate 91 - Northampton and Greenfield in Massachusetts, two places in Vermont and one in New Hampshire," the report says. "Service in Northampton, where one or two buses stop daily, is expected to cease June 20."

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      Mentions:   Daily Hampshire Gazette   Northampton   Greenfield

    13. Greenfield Community College to celebrate 50th anniversary

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      Greenfield Community College to celebrate 50th anniversary

      Since it opened 50 years ago, Greenfield Community College has educated a range of students, from adult learners, such as Lewis, to high school students in dual enrollment programs. Some know where they are headed – to four-year degrees or a new job – while others determine their direction in the supportive community college environment

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      Mentions:   American International College   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Greenfield Community College

    14. Former Kollmorgen parcel may help Northampton put another piece into King Street puzzle

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      Former Kollmorgen parcel may help Northampton put another piece into King Street puzzle

      With the former Kollmorgen site on King Street spoken for, city planners, developers and real estate brokers are hopeful that the stretch of King from downtown to Damon Road will finally reach its potential.

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      Mentions:   Colvest Group   West Springfield   Springfield

    15. Top Massachusetts legislator criticizes gaming official for saying state might not license 3 casinos

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      Rep. Joseph F. Wagner, a Chicopee Democrat and co-author of the state's expanded gaming law, said companies are planning casino resorts in different regions of the state, showing they believe the market in Massachusetts can support three resorts. In a press release, Wagner said the private sector will determine the market for casinos in Massachusetts, not the gaming commission. The commission's job is to secure the best agreements with casinos to benefit taxpayers and citizens, Wagner said.

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      Mentions:   Mohegan Sun   Palmer   Springfield

    16. Massachusetts Public Safety Secretary pledges to seek more funds to help West Springfield with tornado recovery

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      Massachusetts Public Safety Secretary pledges to seek more funds to help West Springfield with tornado recovery

      Massachusetts' Public Safety and Security Secretary Mary Elizabeth Heffernan said she will do her best to raise some money to help out local groups like the city’s long-term tornado recovery group Raising Hope Together.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    17. Bay Path College and Holyoke Community College to offer joint online degree program

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      Bay Path College and Holyoke Community College to offer joint online degree program

      Bay Path College and Holyoke Community College have come together to offer an online bachelor’s degree program at half the cost of a traditional education at the schools.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke   Carol A. Leary

    18. Holyokers ages 14 to 21 can apply for summer jobs at CareerPoint

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      Holyokers ages 14 to 21 can apply for summer jobs at CareerPoint

      Applications for 60 paid internships are available for young people between ages 14 and 21 at CareerPoint, 850 High St., until Tuesday.  Hundreds have filed applications since they became available May 22, but young people who have yet to apply still were urged to do so. Sometimes people drop out or additional funding becomes available, and it’s always good for CareerPoint to have young applicants’ names on file in case other opportunities arise, said Gladys Lebron-Martinez, CareerPoint Youth Team coordinator.

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      Mentions:   CareerPoint

    19. Springfield receives $1.3 million in federal emergency funds for roads and sidewalk repairs related to June 1 tornado

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      Springfield receives $1.3 million in federal emergency funds for roads and sidewalk repairs related to June 1 tornado

      Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray announced Wednesday that Springfield will receive more than $1.3 million in reimbursements for infrastructure improvements including road and sidewalk repairs related to the June 1 tornado.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   West Springfield   Springfield

    20. Mass. and MIT launching big data initiatives

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      Mass. and MIT launching big data initiatives

      The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, a $163 million facility scheduled to be completed by the end of this year, will be designated as a resource for big data research in the state, Bialecki said.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Technology Collaborative   Holyoke

    21. Massachusetts Gaming Commission may not approve 3 casinos for state

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      Massachusetts Gaming Commission may not approve 3 casinos for state

      Stephen P. Crosby, chairman of the commission, said the state's gaming law gives the commission the authority to determine how many casinos the state could support. The law authorizes the commission to approve "up to" three casino resorts, including one for Western Massachusetts, and "up to" one slots parlor, Crosby said. The law, signed in November by Gov. Deval Patrick, gives the commission the flexibility to not necessarily license all four of those facilities, Crosby said.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Palmer   Springfield

    22. Northampton youth to get jobs through state grant

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      Northampton youth to get jobs through state grant

      The Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board has secured $37,262 for its Summer Youthworks program targeted specifically for young people in Northampton. According to James Parcells, Franklin Hampshire Career Center Youth Programs Director, this is only the second time a community in the Hampshire Franklin sector has received the state funding. There are 16 such areas in Massachusetts, he said.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Northampton   Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board

    23. Gov. Deval Patrick impressed by improvements at Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton

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      Gov. Deval Patrick impressed by improvements at Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton

      Gov. Deval Patrick got a tour of the Three County Fairgrounds Monday, complete with a pitch for help from the state in pushing forward the $40 million project. Although the governor said he likes what he saw, he was non-committal on money.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Amherst   Northampton

    24. Gov. Deval Patrick to tour ongoing improvements at Northampton's Three County Fairground

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      Gov. Deval L. Patrick is slated to be in Northampton this morning for an update on ongoing improvements to facilities at the Three County Fairground, the city's popular outdoor festival and agricultural venue located off Route 9 on Fair Street.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Northampton

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