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    1. Kumble Subbaswamy named new chancellor for UMass-Amherst

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 26 2012)

      Kumble Subbaswamy named new chancellor for UMass-Amherst

       Kumble R. Subbaswamy, a physicist and provost at the University of Kentucky since 2006, will become the new chancellor at the University of Massachusetts after trustees Monday night voted to unanimously approve UMass President Robert L. Caret’s recommendation.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    2. State prepared to buy Springfield fire training center for $2 million and convert to regional training use

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 26 2012)

      State prepared to buy Springfield fire training center for $2 million and convert to regional training use

      The state is preparing to purchase the Norris J. Quinn Fire Training Center in Indian Orchard from the city for $2 million and convert the site into a regional fire training center.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    3. PVTA, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission push for dedicated regional tranportation funding source

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 26 2012)

      PVTA, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission push for dedicated regional tranportation funding source

      But what the region really needs is a dedicated transportation funding source, like a payroll or sales tax, with the money only going to local transportation projects and local mass-transit projects, according to transportation planners who pitched the idea at a meeting Friday hosted by the PVTA and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Amherst

    4. Rising Health Costs Mean Real Money to Real People

      Explore AIM Business Insider (Mar 26 2012)

      Rising Health Costs Mean Real Money to Real People

      The association set a clear and aggressive objective because we believe it is the only way to end the run-up in health insurance costs that has depressed economic expansion and job growth for more than a decade. It is also the only way to solve an impending crisis that could leave Massachusetts with a world-class heath care system that no one can afford.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    5. High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke offers glimpse at construction of $165 million facility

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      High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke offers glimpse at construction of $165 million facility

      Tour guides were John T. Goodhue, executive director of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, Claire Christopherson, center director of administration and finance, and Van Duros, construction manager with Turner Construction Co., of New York, N.Y., which is building the 90,000-square-foot center between Cabot and Appleton streets.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican

    6. Centuries-old maple sugar industry relies on new technology to survive in Pioneer Valley

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 25 2012)

      Centuries-old maple sugar industry relies on new technology to survive in Pioneer Valley

      It isn’t easy to scrap the traditional methods for new ones, Aloisi said, remembering how his father was unsure about switching from metal buckets to plastic pipelines in 1988. “But with buckets, I could only get to half the taps in a day,” he said. “And there were many times that I’d be carrying buckets through two feet of snow and falling and spilling the sap all over myself.”

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      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican

    7. 'Geek Gathering' event planned to give Pioneer Valley techies some face-to-face networking time

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 25 2012)

      'Geek Gathering' event planned to give Pioneer Valley techies some face-to-face networking time

      They’ve invited entrepreneurs behind the small, but fast-growing, computer and information-technology companies from around the Pioneer Valley as well as college students majoring in computer science and related fields and counselors from college career offices.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Big Y Foods   Springfield College

    8. Longmeadow philanthropist Harold Grinspoon to be honored in New York City

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 23 2012)

      Longmeadow philanthropist Harold Grinspoon to be honored in New York City

      Troderman and Grinspoon also established the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation that has funded educational awards, including the funding of annual area awards for excellence in teaching, and other projects as far away as Cambodia.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   The Republican

    9. EDC to Present Specialized Manufacturing Event

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 23 2012)

      The EDC is pleased to announcethat we will host the second event in our Growth Sector series, “Understandingthe Supply Chain in Specialty Manufacturing”. The series is presented by FirstNiagara Bank. We appreciate the collaboration of the Connecticut and WesternMass chapters of the National Tooling and Machining Association. Here is a linkto the invitation -- http://www.westernmassedc.com/manufacturing2012/   This event will be heldat the Robert E. Morris Company of Windsor CT, which is presenting our keynotespeaker, Kym Nelson, Principal of KLEW Company. Kym is a nationally recognized supplychain consultant and previously managed the global supply chain for Proctor& Gamble. She ...

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      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield   Knowledge Corridor

    10. Baypath College's 17th Annual Women's Leadership Conference draws sold-out crowd

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      Baypath College's 17th Annual Women's Leadership Conference draws sold-out crowd This year's theme was "Lead with Compassion," and college President Carol A. Leary said compassionate leadership is not an oxymoron. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Carol A. Leary

    11. Job scene brightens in Valley as hiring picks up

      Explore GazetteNET (Mar 23 2012)

       It's not just a change in seasons that is improving the mood at the bustling Franklin-Hampshire Career Center. "The picture for applicants is definitely improving," said Ann Deres, the business services supervisor at the center's Northampton office. "More businesses, especially local businesses, are actively looking for qualified people."

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Northampton

    12. State launches program to boost commercialization - Mass High Tech Business News

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      State launches program to boost commercialization

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    13. Link to Libraries celebrates over 50,000 donations

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      Link to Libraries celebrates over 50,000 donations

      The program offers a “Welcome to Kindergarten” program in which each of the nearly 2,900 kindergartners in Holyoke and Springfield get a gift each September. They receive a book bag with two books (one bilingual), a bookmark and bilingual educational materials for parents and caregivers.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Amherst

    14. Holyoke Planning Board approves $16 million retail project including a Big Y supermarket

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      Holyoke Planning Board approves $16 million retail project including a Big Y supermarket

      O’Connell Development Group told city officials the plan is to begin construction this year and have the project open late next year or in 2014, said Kathleen G. Anderson, director of the city Office of Planning and Development.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Kathleen G. Anderson   Holyoke

    15. Original Western Mass. Home & Garden opens at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 22 2012)

      Original Western Mass. Home & Garden opens at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield

      More than 20,000 visitors are expected at the show this weekend, said Bradford L. Campbell, executive director of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Western Massachusetts which sponsors and organizes the annual show.  Campbell also expects 350 exhibitors spread out offer two buildings at the Eastern States Exposition Grounds touting everything from $500,000 homes to rubber sieves for kitchen-sink drains. That’s about the same number of exhibitors as last year.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Eastern States Exposition

    16. New UMass chancellor recommendation to be made to trustees Monday night

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 22 2012)

      UMass president Robert L. Caret plans to making his recommendation to the board, which then must approve it. The candidates include Carlos E. Santiago, chief executive officer of Hispanic College Fund in Washington and former chancellor of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; Susan Phillips, provost and vice president for academic affairs, at the University at Albany, State University of New York; Kumble R. Subbaswamy, provost at the University of Kentucky and
 Sona Andrews, vice chancellor for academic strategies for the Oregon University system.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    17. National Grid power rates could fall along with natural gas prices

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 22 2012)

      National Grid power rates could fall along with natural gas prices

      Typical customers will see their bills fall 10.4 percent from $74.21 to $66.47, according to a National Grid statement issued Wednesday afternoon. The new rates would be in effect through October with the approval of the state Department of Public Utilities.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Northampton   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    18. Springfield School Superintendent Search Committee

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 22 2012)

      I submitted an application to serve on the Search Committee toadvise the Springfield School Committee on its choice of a new Superintendentof Schools. I attended a meeting of all applicants last night at Central HighSchool. Following a presentation by a representative of the MassachusettsAssociation of School Committees (which has been retained by the School Committeefor advice on the process), each applicant was allowed one minute to introducehim- or herself to the School Committee. The applicants represented business,civic, educational and cultural leaders in our City. In a word, I was “impressed”.As person after person stood up to introduce themselves ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Michael Graney

    19. Chicopee mayor Michael Bissonnette considers run for seat as Hampden Superior Court clerk

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      Chicopee mayor Michael Bissonnette considers run for seat as Hampden Superior Court clerk

      On the heels of Hampden Superior Court clerk Brian P. Lees' announcement that he will not seek re-election this year, Mayor Michael Bissonnette today hinted at a possible run for the position.

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      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Chicopee   The Republican

    20. Bay State gambling chief visits Mohegan Sun

      Explore bizjournals (Mar 21 2012)

      Bay State gambling chief visits Mohegan Sun

      The commission is now expected to move forward with hiring up to 150 staffers, establishing an office, hosting public meetings and soliciting bids for up to three commercial casino licenses and one slots facility. Licenses must be competitively bid and awarded following local approval, under the rules of the Expanded Gaming Act signed by Patrick last year.

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      Mentions:   Mohegan Sun

    21. Springfield: City seeking buyers to redevelop 'significant' State Street properties

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      Springfield: City seeking buyers to redevelop 'significant' State Street properties

      Mayor Domenic Sarno said city officials are looking to have the properties, located along the Mason Square stretch of State Street, redeveloped so that they "enhance and build upon the many improvements and planned developments along the State Street Corridor."

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    22. Holyoke close to unveilling $3.1 million Community Field renovation

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 20 2012)

      Holyoke close to unveilling $3.1 million Community Field renovation

      The $3.1 million renovation of Community Field off Cherry Street in the Oakdale Neighborhood is nearly done with a public opening set for June, officials said.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican

    23. Lisa McMahon to step down as first director of Westfield's Business Improvement District

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      Lisa McMahon to step down as first director of Westfield's Business Improvement District

       Lisa G. McMahon, Westfield first director of its Business Improvement District, will leave her post this week.  “I was here for the labor, and the new person to lead this wonderful agency will be in the position of delivering a beautiful baby,” McMahon said Tuesday, referring to a soon-to-be-completed renovation of downtown Westfield.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Holyoke   Westfield

    24. UMass President Robert Caret could name the next chancellor soon

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 20 2012)

      UMass President Robert Caret could name the next chancellor soon

      President Robert L. Caret, meanwhile, is reading comments sent to him about the candidates and the evaluation forms as well. The comments “are very significant,” to Caret, said spokesman Robert P. Connolly.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

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