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    1. Health Law Windfall For Massachusetts Hospitals | WBUR

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      Massachusetts Democratic Sen. John Kerry, a co-sponsor of the health care law amendment, was also steadfast. “When (Medicare) changed the rules five years ago, the rest of the country gained at our expense and Massachusetts took a big hit,” Kerry said in a statement. “These new rules just provide some correction.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   John Kerry   Springfield

    2. EASTHAMPTON SAVINGS BANK REPORTS SECOND QUARTER RESULTS

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      William S. Hogan, Jr., President and CEO of Easthampton Savings Bank, reported to the Directors at the bank’s quarterly meeting, held Wednesday July 20th, that the bank continued to experience outstanding growth this past quarter. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Easthampton Savings Bank   Easthampton

    3. Oxford Performance Materials gets $1.2M from Connecticut - Mass High Tech Business News

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      Connecticut Innovations, a quasi-public authority focused on technology investing and development, today said that it has provided $1.2 million in funding to Oxford Performance Materials LLC (OPM) of South Windsor, Conn., which manufactures medical implants. (Read Full Article)

    4. UMass chancellor Holub among recipients of Amherst Chamber awards

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      University of Massachusetts Chancellor Robert Holub, who leaves his position in July 2012, will be among those recognized by the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce when its presents its annual A+ awards in October. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    5. Classrooms get smarter

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      Classrooms get smarter Guyer, a math teacher at Chicopee Academy, is one of many educators across Western Massachusetts who are incorporating more and more technology into their teaching. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   The Republican

    6. Exhibit shows Seuss inspirations

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      Exhibit shows Seuss inspirations The influence of Springfield on the world famous children’s book author known as Dr. Seuss is explained in “And to Think that He Saw It in Springfield,” a new exhibit at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History at the Quadrangle. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    7. Symphony Hall 'God Bless America' concert to celebrate history of Springfield and Big Y

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      Symphony Hall 'God Bless America' concert to celebrate history of Springfield and Big Y “We want this to be a program not just for the residents of Springfield, but of the residents,” he said. “In fact, we don’t just want this to be for the city, but for all of the residents of Pioneer Valley.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    8. Postal Service transport co. cuts 74 workers in Chicopee

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      Alan Ritchey Inc. Alan Ritchey Inc. Latest from The Business Journals Pinole Point Business Park sold for .2MRichmond bags postal repair center Follow this company , a transporter of bulk mail for the U.S. Postal Service U.S. Postal Service Latest from The Business Journals Green Bay mail center insufficient for Oshkosh operationBizWeek: Batman and Super-Strong Corporate EarningsStudy: Foreclosure dilemma leads to long-term vacancies Follow this company , has announced it will lay off 74 workers and close a facility in Chicopee, Mass., after it failed to win a bid to extend its contract with the U.S. Postal Service. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee

    9. Bay State construction sector added 4,600 jobs in June

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      The Springfield region reported the strongest increase in hiring during the period analyzed, expanding its local construction sector by 14 percent. In terms of total jobs added, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy area was tops in the state, adding 2,000 jobs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    10. Under construction: WMECO's Greater Springfield Reliability Project

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      Under construction: WMECO's Greater Springfield Reliability Project Frank J. Poirot, a spokesman for Northeast Utilities, parent of WMECO, said workers started installing footings for the towers last winter. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   West Springfield   Springfield

    11. Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Massachusetts Restaurant Association donate to tornado relief

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      Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Massachusetts Restaurant Association donate to tornado relief Members of the Greater Springfield Visitors and Convention Bureau and Massachusetts Restaurant Association present a check for $26,293 to the United Way (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    12. Pioneer Valley Planing Commission preparing long-term transportation plan

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      Pioneer Valley Planing Commission preparing long-term transportation plan The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission wants the public to have a say as to which road, transit and trail projects should be priorities and which might have to fall by the wayside. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Northampton

    13. Amherst businesses still pursuing Business Improvement District

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      Work on creating the district is being facilitated by Ann Burke, vice president of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, and a committee chaired by local businessmen Barry Roberts and Jerry Jolly. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Ann Burke

    14. State grant to kick-start $4.6 million boathouse Connecticut River Community Boathouse project in Northampton

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      State grant to kick-start $4.6 million boathouse Connecticut River Community Boathouse project in Northampton The state is about to announce a $100,000 grant that will help kick-start a $4.67 million project to create a boathouse on the Connecticut River in Northampton. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Northampton

    15. New charter schools proposed for Springfield, Holyoke

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      New charter schools proposed for Springfield, Holyoke Two proposals are for schools in Springfield and a third would be focused in Holyoke but draw students from West Springfield, Chicopee, Westfield, South Hadley and Northampton. Organizers of the Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School, to be based in Holyoke, and the Springfield Preparatory Charter School had submitted proposals last year. Both made it through several levels of the selection process but were not granted charters. The third proposal for the Baystate Academy Charter School in Springfield is new. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Northampton

    16. Basketball Hall of Fame readies for 2011 induction, enshrinement ceremonies

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      Basketball Hall of Fame readies for 2011 induction, enshrinement ceremonies The Hall of Fame Class of 2011 features great coaches in Tex Winter and Herb Magee; a great college, professional and international star in Chris Mullin; one of the ABA’s all-time greats in Artis Gilmore; and perhaps the greatest character the game of basketball has ever endured in Dennis Rodman. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield College   Mohegan Sun   MassMutual Center

    17. Massachusetts young people have a positive economic outlook according to a recent poll

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      Massachusetts young people have a positive economic outlook according to a recent poll Call it youthful exuberance or just plain old American pluck, Massachusetts young people are convinced that good times are right around the corner, according to survey results compiled by the MassINC polling group. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    18. Hamilton-Sundstrand gets $6.6 million contract for submarine device design work

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      Hamilton-Sundstrand gets $6.6 million contract for submarine device design work The order was among the Defense Department’s latest contract listings and identifies the Naval Sea Systems Command, in partnership with the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, as the contracting agencies. Under terms of the deal, Hamilton will investigate the possibility of using dry materials that can remove carbon dioxide from a submarine’s atmosphere, the listing says. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.   The Republican

    19. Westover Air Reserve Base among Massachusetts military installations in line for $96 million in construction funding

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      Westover Air Reserve Base among Massachusetts military installations in line for $96 million in construction funding The spending to upgrade facilities at Westover is part of $96 million in construction funding approved by the U.S. Senate on July 22 for projects at five military installations in the Baystate, including Westover. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   John Kerry   Chicopee   Westfield

    20. Pratt & Whitney breaks into military market with partnership with International Aero Engines

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      Pratt & Whitney breaks into military market with partnership with International Aero Engines Pratt & Whitney’s multinational partnership, International Aero Engines, has logged an order for more than 56 engines from the Brazilian Air Force for a new fleet of 28 tanker and military transport aircraft (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican

    21. Editorial: Western Massachusetts economy still lags behind the east

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      According to MassBenchmarks, a journal of the state economy published by the University of Massachusetts’ Donahue Institute, the real gross state product grew at an annual rate of 4.3 percent in the second quarter of 2011 while the national economy expanded at an estimated annual rate of 1.3 percent during the same period. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   The Republican

    22. Western Mass. Enterprise Fund gets federal grant

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      Western Mass. Enterprise Fund gets federal grant The Western Massachusetts Enterprise Fund has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution Fund. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Common Capital   Amherst   Holyoke

    23. Amherst Select Board to vote on fuel efficency policy so town can apply for green status

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      Amherst Select Board to vote on fuel efficency policy so town can apply for green status The Select Board will formally vote on the policy at its next meeting Aug. 8. The policy calls for the town to buy only fuel-efficient vehicles for town use “whenever such vehicles are commercially available and practicable.” The policy goal is to cut carbon dioxide emissions. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Northampton

    24. Holyoke's 'The Bud' building inspires historians but deterioration and unpaid taxes might spell its doom

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      Holyoke's 'The Bud' building inspires historians but deterioration and unpaid taxes might spell its doom It was a stagecoach stop and a speakeasy, as well as home to legal taverns of various names and even the supposed sanctuary of a ghost. But now, the red-brick structure known as The Bud is an old building facing a possible date with a wrecking ball. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican

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