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    1. More optimism about job recovery in MA

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (May 17 2012)

      According to new state statistics, Massachusetts added 2,500 jobs over the month of April; a gain that brought down the jobless rate. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton

    2. Advanced Manufacturing: The University Bridge to Innovation

      Explore From the EDC (May 17 2012)

      Advanced Manufacturing: The University Bridge to Innovation

      Throughout our state and region, not to mention at the national level, there's currently a strong push for job creation and investment in Advanced Manufacturing. Here in Western Massachusetts we have many globally competitive companies doing what would be considered advanced manufacturing, but even for them and for many others, climbing the value chain and adopting innovative practices and technical solutions takes resources beyond their own team. Increasingly this leads to working with universities.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Amherst

    3. Springfield promised $300000 from Massachusetts in additional tornado relief

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      Springfield promised $300000 from Massachusetts in additional tornado relief

       Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murphy has promised $300,000 in additional state funding to help with tornado recovery projects here. Murray announced the new funding during a news conference at DevelopSpringfield, a non-profit group leading the city’s tornado rebuilding effort.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Westfield

    4. Westfield State University Foundation celebrates donors

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      Westfield State University Foundation celebrates donors

      The Westfield State University Foundation held its second annual donor recognition event, a “Celebration of Philanthropy” on Saturday in Scanlon Banquet Hall. The gala was held to recognize more than 200 community members and alumni who have previously donated to the foundation.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   Dr. Evan S. Dobelle

    5. Funds, work sites sought in Western Massachusetts for summer jobs program

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      Funds, work sites sought in Western Massachusetts for summer jobs program

      The Regional Employment Board kicked off its annual summer jobs push Wednesday morning with a news conference at the Western New England Electric Co. offices in the Springfield Technical Community College Technology Park.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    6. Mass transit cuts may hurt WMass most

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      Mass transit cuts may hurt WMass most

      A coalition of transit advocates are rallying on Beacon Hill, protesting against fare hikes and services cuts that are being proposed or enforced in transit systems across the state.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    7. Massachusetts officials to present arguments against cuts at Westover Air ...

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      Massachusetts officials to present arguments against cuts at Westover Air ...

      Murray created the Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force after the U.S. Defense Department announced $259 billion in spending cuts proposed over five years that could impact the six military bases in the state.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Chicopee   Westfield

    8. Howdy awards honor hospitality industry

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      Howdy awards honor hospitality industry

      “Tourism is a billion dollar industry and we have so much to offer and these employees are the ones who make people so comfortable when they visit western Massachusetts,” Chairman Michael Hurwitz told 22News.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Eastern States Exposition

    9. Massachusetts Gaming Commissioner Bruce Stebbins: Ethics opinion clears him of ...

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      Massachusetts Gaming Commissioner Bruce Stebbins: Ethics opinion clears him of ...

      "Before I took this job, I approached the state Ethics Commission to get some type of guidance on how I can conduct myself as a member of the commission," Stebbins said. "They came back to me and said there really isn't anything that they would see as a violation of the conflict of interest law in Massachusetts that would prohibit me from participating in the commission's work."

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      Mentions:   Mohegan Sun   Palmer   Springfield City Council

    10. Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School auto body instructor Craig Sankey receives excellence in teaching award

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      Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School auto body instructor Craig Sankey receives excellence in teaching award

      Superintendent Gerald L. Paist said Sankey was chosen for the award by the school council, meaning he was chosen by his peers. Paist praised Sankey for his work in the classroom, and as the advisor for the SkillsUSA student competitions.  “He is probably one of our most student-oriented individuals that we have on staff,” Paist said.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Holyoke

    11. Summer electricity in Northeast seen as adequate

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (May 15 2012)

      The northeastern United States and several Canadian provinces should have sufficient electrical power this summer due to more generating capacity and the slow economic recovery that is reducing demand, The Associated Press reports, citing a group that promotes power reliability.

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    12. UMass plans for satellite campus

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      UMass plans for satellite campus

      The campus would operate on a "two plus two plus two" model and work in partnership with area community colleges. Students would earn a two-year degree at community college, transfer to the satellite school, where they could to finish a four-year degree and, if they chose, a master's program, Caret said in an interview.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Jack Wilson

    13. UMass researchers looking at impact of heavy loads on soldiers' mobility

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      UMass researchers looking at impact of heavy loads on soldiers' mobility

      Graduate researcher Christopher Palmer and his team at the University of Massachusetts kinesiology department are hoping to save soldiers’ lives.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Amherst

    14. Elms College in Chicopee to offer a bachelor's degree in criminal justice

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      Elms College in Chicopee to offer a bachelor's degree in criminal justice

      The backbone of the program will be in forensic science and technology used by law enforcement. Fitting with the socially conscious tradition of the Catholic college, it will also have a strong focus on rehabilitation, ethics and integrity, said Alice Perry, a 20-year prosecutor for Massachusetts superior courts, who will serve as program director.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield   Chicopee

    15. Leaders of the Massachusetts House of Representatives introduce bill to stimulate the economy

      Explore masslive.com (May 14 2012)

      The $2 million in new spending in the bill includes $1 million in grants to create a "talent pipeline program" by matching stipends used by private startup technology and innovation companies to hire interns. The money will help retain young skilled workers in areas such as software and other technology fields, legislators said.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Chicopee

    16. UMass, Delaware researchers develop low-cost process to make plastic from plants

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      UMass, Delaware researchers develop low-cost process to make plastic from plants

      In addition to Dauenhauer and Vlachos, the research team included UMass professor Wei Fan, and UMass doctoral students in chemical engineering, C. Luke Williams and Chun-Chih Chang. Also part of the team were University of Delaware professors Raul F. Lobo and Stavros Caratzoulas, as well as doctoral student Nima Nikbin, and postdoctoral fellow Phuong Do.

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    17. Business Monday from The Republican, May 14, 2012: Precision manufacturing gets a boost

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      Business Monday from The Republican, May 14, 2012: Precision manufacturing gets a boost

      The Pioneer Valley still has a higher concentration of manufacturing jobs than most other regions of the country, but it’s lost jobs in recent years and seems to be gaining them back more slowly than other regions, according to a new report from The Brookings Institution.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    18. Gaming regulator from Springfield faces questions about neutrality when ...

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      Gaming regulator from Springfield faces questions about neutrality when ...

      Stephen P. Crosby, the chairman of the commission, said it is important that a resident of Western Massachusetts be appointed to the commission. Crosby said he didn't believe that Stebbins would be disqualified from voting on the casino license for Western Massachusetts

      (Read Full Article)

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

    19. Chicopee Uniroyal project receives extra $2 million in state grants

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      Chicopee Uniroyal project receives extra $2 million in state grants

      The city has received a second $2 million state grant that will allow officials to take the next step in removing hazardous waste and demolishing buildings at the former Uniroyal factory site.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Michael D. Bissonnette   Chicopee

    20. Gulfstream Corp. expects to create at least 130 new jobs at its Westfield aircraft maintenance facility

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      Gulfstream Corp. expects to create at least 130 new jobs at its Westfield aircraft maintenance facility

       A new $23 million, 125,000 square-foot maintenance hangar at Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. here will create the need for an additional 130 to 150 new local jobs.

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield   Daniel M. Knapik

    21. Mohegan Sun hopes to open first casino in Massachusetts, but keeps details confidential

      Explore masslive.com (May 10 2012)

      Etess spoke of Mohegan's commitment to the area, how it has spent $14 million to date on the $600 million project. He said Mohegan recently restructured its debt, and is negotiating with several potential investors regarding the project. Etess would not say if they have a partner already in place. He said the project would be 70 percent debt and 30 percent equity, with Mohegan and the financial partner comprising 30 percent.

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      Mentions:   Mohegan Sun   Palmer   Springfield

    22. Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton dedicates new chapel

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      Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton dedicates new chapel

      The chapel project was spearheaded by Dr. Brock Lynch, a retired cancer surgeon who worked at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and made the major donation for the creation of the chapel. It is named after his late brother-in-law, Vincent Daniel Gugger, who died in 2009. Gugger’s wife Barbara, who is also Lynch’s sister, was at the ceremony along with six of the couple’s seven children.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Cooley Dickinson Hospital

    23. Plan to block cuts at Westover Air Reserve Base, other installations, endorsed by Massachusetts officials

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      Plan to block cuts at Westover Air Reserve Base, other installations, endorsed by Massachusetts officials

      Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray, who launched efforts last year to preserve the state’s military installations and manpower, said Thursday action by the House Armed Services Committee “is an important first step towards preventing disproportionate cuts to Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve including Westover Air Reserve Base.”

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee

    24. Northampton Community Preservation Committee commits funds to new projects

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      Northampton Community Preservation Committee commits funds to new projects

      The four grants are divided between the city’s Conservation Commission, its Planning Department and the Hampshire County courthouse, for a total of $544,000. More than half of that – $290,000 – is pledged to the Office of Planning and Development to help it buy 85 acres of wildlife habitat and woodlands off Coles Meadow Road.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

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