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    1. Voices of the Valley: Ed and Mona Parker, owners, Parker's Bed and Breakfast, Granby

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 5 2011)

      Voices of the Valley: Ed and Mona Parker, owners, Parker's Bed and Breakfast, Granby had a shop at the Village Commons in South Hadley for nine years. I did breakfast when we had Ferry Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   The Republican

    2. Big Y at 75: Grocery chain's history follows path of opportunities

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      Big Y at 75: Grocery chain's history follows path of opportunities In 1936, 30-year-old Paul D’Amour was a route sales driver for Wonder Bread. One of the markets on his delivery route, a 900-square-foot store in the Willimansett section of the Western Massachusetts city of Chicopee at an intersection where two roads converged to form a “Y,” was available for purchase. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Northampton

    3. Consultant will help UMass chancellor search committee find candidate they want

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      Consultant will help UMass chancellor search committee find candidate they want After the committee charged with bringing a new chancellor to the University of Massachusetts talked about the characteristics of a new leader, Dean Priscilla Clarkson pointed out that traits were the same as in past searches. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    4. Emergency responders convene in Springfield for education and networking

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 4 2011)

      Emergency responders convene in Springfield for education and networking The Massachusetts Emergency Medical Services Conference, presented by Western Massachusetts EMS, convened Friday and concludes Saturday at the MassMutual Center. About 145 first responders are attending. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Chicopee

    5. Palmer, Amherst, Montague among communities advocating restoration of passenger rail service along New England Central rail line

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      Palmer, Amherst and Montague, along with five communities in Connecticut and the town of Brattleboro, Vt. are expected to sign a memorandum of agreement on Friday to pledge their support to pursue funding to restore passenger rail service and enhance freight rail service along the New England Central Rail Corridor line. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Amtrak   Springfield

    6. Utilities say nearly all customers to have power restored by Friday or Saturday

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 3 2011)

      Utilities say nearly all customers to have power restored by Friday or Saturday Officials with Western Massachusetts Electric Co. and the National Grid each said crews are making strides to restore service and many communities may be back online by midnight Thursday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Michael D. Bissonnette

    7. UMass President Robert Caret outlines goals for improving university, raising revenue

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      UMass President Robert Caret outlines goals for improving university, raising revenue Caret said he never “wants the lack of funds to be an impediment to a good idea.” He said he is working with the state officials on various ways to boost state support for public education that has been dwindling in recent years. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    8. Developer Peter Pappas confirms joint effort with Boston group to open a Jerry Remy's Sports Bar & Grill at former Visitor Information Center

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      Developer Peter Pappas confirms joint effort with Boston group to open a Jerry Remy's Sports Bar & Grill at former Visitor Information Center Peter J. Pappas, a local developer, confirmed Thursday that he is teaming up with a Boston group that is seeking to open a Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill at the former Visitor Information Center on the riverfront. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame   The Republican

    9. National report cites climb in extreme poverty rates in areas including Springfield and Holyoke

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 3 2011)

      National report cites climb in extreme poverty rates in areas including Springfield and Holyoke In the Greater Springfield area known as the Springfield Metropolitan Area, there were 12 census tracts identified, including seven tracts in Springfield and four tracts in Holyoke with “concentrated poverty” – areas having poverty rates of at least 40 percent. The remaining census tract was in a northern section of Amherst. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Holyoke

    10. Linemen working to restore power for WMECO after snowstorm being fed and housed at the Big E

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 2 2011)

      Linemen working to restore power for WMECO after snowstorm being fed and housed at the Big E Line workers and tree crews for WMECO were being fed and housed at the Better Living Center at the Big E Wednesday night. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    11. Westfield State University's Nitza Hidalgo among Latino educators honored by Massachusetts for Hispanic Heritage Month

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      Westfield State University's Nitza Hidalgo among Latino educators honored by Massachusetts for Hispanic Heritage Month Hidalgo’s journey to success wasn’t always so clear. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Hidalgo dropped out of high school at age 15, eventually returning to complete her diploma through night school. After receiving her high-school diploma, she took many years off, which included working as a paraprofessional, before finally enrolling at Hunter College of the City University of New York. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Westfield State University   Westfield

    12. 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

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

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Nov 2 2011)

      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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. Associated Industries of Massachusetts says employer confidence sliding

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      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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. '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

    23. 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

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

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 31 2011)

      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

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