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    1. New Adolescent Health Center opens at Mason Square in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 2 2011)

      The Adolescent Center has nearly 2,700 square feet for primary health care services and a small dental clinic, according to a prepared release. The staff includes a physician, nurse practitioner and registered nurse. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Baystate Health   Springfield

    2. Lee Big Y grand opening nears - Berkshire Eagle Online

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      Lee Big Y grand opening nears - Berkshire Eagle Online Big Y Foods Inc. will open its new store in Lee this week, bringing 150 jobs and a second major retail grocer to Lee for the first time in nearly 25 years. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods

    3. Massachusetts power outages down to 220,000 statewide

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      Massachusetts power outages down to 220,000 statewide At the height of the weekend storm that dropped more than two feet of snow on some parts of the state, more than 670,000 customers were without power. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    4. Care Center in Holyoke receives National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the White House

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      Care Center in Holyoke receives National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the White House Anne Teschner, executive director of The Care Center in Holyoke, is scheduled to receive a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from first lady Michelle Obama. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Greenfield Community College

    5. Holyoke Community College focuses on computer literacy with the new Thomas Gill III Community Technology Center

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      Holyoke Community College focuses on computer literacy with the new Thomas Gill III Community Technology Center With funds from the estate and contributions from the Beveridge Foundation, the Davis Foundation, United Bank, PeoplesBank, and federal and state grants, the college was able to launch the new Thomas Gill III Community Technology Center. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Springfield

    6. President Obama declares state of emergency in Massachusetts as a result of October snowstorm

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      President Obama declares state of emergency in Massachusetts as a result of October snowstorm The president's declaration authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts. The declaration coverage includes Berkshire, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Worcester counties. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican

    7. Public transportation in Pioneer Valley running well after weekend storm

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 1 2011)

      Public transportation in Pioneer Valley running well after weekend storm Despite the premature winter storm that left millions of customers without power from Maryland through New England, including tens of thousands in the Pioneer Valley still awaiting restoration, public transportation in the Springfield area is running smoothly, for the most part, according to transit officials. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield College   Amtrak   Springfield

    8. Associated Industries of Massachusetts says employer confidence sliding

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 1 2011)

      Associated Industries of Massachusetts said Tuesday that its monthly Business Confidence Index slipped two points in October to stand at 46.4. The index has declined in five of the last six months and has fallen nearly ten points since April. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   The Republican

    9. Hampshire College's new Creativity Center: Preparing students for the real world of work

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      This fall, with the help of a $500,000 lead gift from clothing designer and businesswoman Eileen Fisher, Hampshire College have launched the Creativity Center, whose purpose is to encourage imaginative thinking and collaboration. According to Professor Gerber Fried, “The Creativity Center will be dedicated to encouraging creativity across the college in order to prepare our students to be visionaries and problem-solvers of the future.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Hampshire College   The Republican

    10. Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield celebrates Super 60

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      Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield celebrates Super 60 The Super 60 program, recognizing growth and revenue, is open to any privately-owned company in Hampden or Hampshire counties or any member of the chamber. Companies must have been in business for at least three years and must have had revenues of at least $1 million in the last fiscal year. Chamber officials review financial information submitted by nominees, but keep the actual figures in confidence. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield College   West Springfield   Springfield

    11. 'Boston to the Berkshires' event to be held Wednesday

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Nov 1 2011)

      Marty Jones, the new head of MassDevelopment, will speak on Wednesday at "Boston to the Berkshires," a forum featuring state and local economic development leaders at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Rick Lord

    12. Ware hires PDS Engineering & Construction of Connecticut as contractor for $7 million new fire station

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 31 2011)

      Selectmen have hired a contractor for the $7 million fire station construction project. Demolition work has been going on at the 200 West St. site by Associated Building Wreckers of Springfield and was nearly finished Friday as workers were grinding up some of the debris to be used as fill. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Oct. 24 to hire PDS Engineering & Construction, Inc., of Bloomfield, Conn., as the general contractor at a price of $5.4 million. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    13. Business bits: Springfield No. 5 in construction hiring, Bostonians don't like to eat out and are saying 'humbug' to holiday spending, and more

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      Business bits: Springfield No. 5 in construction hiring, Bostonians don't like to eat out and are saying 'humbug' to holiday spending, and more Also high on the list - ranked No. 5 - was the region that includes Springfield and communities north of Hartford. That region added net new 1,700 jobs, or 17 percent, over the past 12 months. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment   Springfield

    14. Chase, Clarke, Stewart & Fontana insurance agency celebrates 185 years in Springfield

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      Chase, Clarke, Stewart & Fontana insurance agency celebrates 185 years in Springfield The agency is celebrating its 185th anniversary next year, making it one of Springfield’s oldest companies, said Robert A. Stewart Jr., agency president. It was chartered at about the same time as the former Springfield Institution for Savings, now part of TD Bank. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   The Republican

    15. Construction continues on Holiday Inn Express in downtown Springfield

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      Construction continues on Holiday Inn Express in downtown Springfield Construction work continues on the $6 million project to renovate 143 State St. in Springfield into a 98-room Holiday Inn Express hotel. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   The Republican

    16. Holyoke hosts Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray's 32nd stop statewide to encourage regionalization

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      Holyoke hosts Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray's 32nd stop statewide to encourage regionalization Millions of dollars in grants are available to cities and towns that work together – regionalize – in areas from public safety dispatch to health boards, state officials said here Friday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican

    17. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's revenue leaders plan to distribute $65 million in additional local aid to cities and towns on Halloween

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 28 2011)

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick's revenue department alerted cities and towns Friday that it will distribute $65 million in additional local aid on Monday including $2.3 million for Springfield, $269,000 for Northampton and $621,000 for Holyoke. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Palmer   Springfield

    18. Hub colleges go green with computer lab

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Oct 28 2011)

      That’s what’s coming to Holyoke in early 2013 when the $89 million Massachusetts Green High Power Computing Center — fueled in part by on-site hydropower — should be ready, according to its president, Andrei Ruckenstein. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Kathleen G. Anderson   Holyoke

    19. Massachusetts Film Office seeks boost to economy from making movies

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      Massachusetts Film Office seeks boost to economy from making movies Strout, who began her job in June, spoke at the Hotel Northampton to people directly and indirectly affected by the film industry, including innkeepers, administrators at area historic sites, location scouts, screenwriters and city officials. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   Greenfield   Teri Anderson

    20. Cambridge College coming to downtown Springfield's Tower Square

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      Cambridge College coming to downtown Springfield's Tower Square Cambridge College will move its regional center from Cottage Street to Tower Square downtown by March. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   The Republican

    21. Navy lab may boost local businesses

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Oct 27 2011)

      “We have companies who have developed vests that help autistic children deal with their conditions and some of those applications may be suitable for military, just to choose one example,” said Allan Blair, President and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke   Allan W. Blair

    22. Hartford's CBT acquired by Mass. lender

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Oct 27 2011)

      Berkshire is the parent of Berkshire Bank, which currently has more than $4 billion in assets and more than 60 branches in Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Berkshire Bank

    23. Westover air base pumps $238M into western Mass.

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Oct 27 2011)

      The U.S. Air Force says the Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee poured nearly $238 into the local economy in the financial year ending Sept. 30, marking a $29 million drop over the previous year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee

    24. Amherst committee plans public hearing to discuss Community Development Block Grant recommendations

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 26 2011)

      Amherst is one of 10 communities in the state designated as a mini-entitlement community as part of the Community Development Block Grant program. 
Greenfield and West Springfield are also eligible for mini-entitlement funding. Amherst received $1 million this current year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Greenfield

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