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    1. YMCA of Greater Springfield at 160: Looking forward to serving the community

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      YMCA of Greater Springfield at 160: Looking forward to serving the community

      As the second-oldest YMCA in the country, our Y is widely revered as a pioneer in providing innovative solutions to meet the needs of those who live here, regardless of race, religion or socio-economic status. In particular, our founders had a passion for working with our community’s most vulnerable citizens to ensure that their health and well-being was a priority.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    2. Massachusetts, Connecticut economic development officials predict growth ...

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      Smith and Bialecki addressed 370 business people and government officials from both Connecticut and Massachusetts gathered at the Holiday Inn Springfield-Enfield. The Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership is dedicated to marketing the entire six-county region called New England’s Knowledge Corridor as one single region.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield   Knowledge Corridor

    3. Edward Jones to open 70 new offices in western Massachusetts

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      Edward Jones to open 70 new offices in western Massachusetts

      As part of its national expansion, Edward Jones is planning to open 60 to 70 new offices in the western region of Massachusetts, west of Interstate 91, by 2020, the Berkshire Eagle reports. Edward Jones representative Rick Schachner, principal, financial advisor development, told the newspaper that the company considers New England to be prime expansion territory due to its large number of population centers.

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    4. Springfield Sonic Drive-In opens on Boston Road

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      Springfield Sonic Drive-In opens on Boston Road

      Hurwitz said he and his brother hired 85 people to open the Sonic. There will be some attrition as the crew gets its legs under it, but Hurwitz expects the restaurant will have 65 or 70 employees at any given time.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    5. 2 finalists named for free WMass. campus

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      2 finalists named for free WMass. campus

      The billionaire family that's giving away a 217-acre campus in Western Massachusetts has narrowed potential recipients to two. Grand Canyon University, a for-profit Christian school in Arizona, and the North American Mission Board, the Southern Baptist Convention's missions and evangelism arm, are the last groups in the running for the Northfield site.

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    6. Leaders from WMass and CT talk about future of region

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Jun 5 2012)

      The focus of the conference this year was to talk about how to make the region bigger and stronger so it can compete with other regions across the country. "If you think long range, the population of the U.S. is going to be in ten major metro areas, mega regions, and we're trying to make sure we are connected to the northeast mega region.  That's going to be critical in terms of our success going forward.  We're basically trying to border bust, take down the state line and act as a unit and get to be ...

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Allan W. Blair

    7. 6 honored by National Conference for Community and Justice

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      6 honored by National Conference for Community and Justice

      Carol A. Leary, president of Bay Path College in Longmeadow, will be honored along with Ronn D. Johnson, president of R.D.J. Associates in Springfield; Michael and Joan Sobon of O'Connell Oil, headquartered in the Berkshire County city of Pittsfield; and Brian P. Tuohey, president of Collins Pipe in East Windsor, Conn. The 2012 Youth Award will be presented to Caleb Wilkie, a junior at Westfield High School and a youth community organizer.

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      Mentions:   American International College   Holyoke Community College   University of Connecticut

    8. Upwardly Mobile

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      Upwardly Mobile

      The social experience, Aaron St. John says, is where gaming is at. That’s why HitPoint Studios — the company he founded in 2008 along with Paul Hake, and which designed Seaside Hideaway — is focusing on social games, where multiple players interact with each other, rather than harness all their energies creating the next massive solo-player success, a la Angry Birds.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Hampshire College   Amherst

    9. Holyoke Dean Technical High School could be parting ways with Collaborative for Educational Services

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      Holyoke Dean Technical High School could be parting ways with Collaborative for Educational Services

      The decision about whether the Collaborative for Educational Services, of Northampton, will continue managing Dean is solely that of Superintendent David L. Dupont. Dupont said he is gathering information on issues of control in relation to the Collaborative and will talk with school board members before deciding.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Holyoke

    10. South Hadley Library building projects gets $50,000 from Easthampton Savings Bank

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      South Hadley Library building projects gets $50,000 from Easthampton Savings Bank

      Easthampton Savings Bank has announced that it will donate $50,000 toward the building of a new South Hadley Public Library over the next five years.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Chicopee Savings Bank   Easthampton Savings Bank

    11. UMass students could see tuition and fee hikes of nearly 5 percent

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      University of Massachusetts students reportedly could be facing tuition and fee hikes of nearly 5 percent for the fall or about $630 more than they are now paying. The Board of Trustees Committee on Finance and Administration is scheduled to discuss fee hikes at its meeting Tuesday afternoon at UMass in Dartmouth. The full board is expected to vote on the hikes Wednesday.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   University of Connecticut

    12. Paper or plastic? West Springfield's FiberMark develops new paper products to replace plastic | masslive

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      Paper or plastic? West Springfield's FiberMark develops new paper products to replace plastic | masslive

      FiberMark chief executive officer Anthony P.D. MacLaurin can strip down his company’s corporate strategy to one simple statement. “Replace plastic,” he says.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   The Republican

    13. Brian Stefano takes helm at Peter Pan Bus Lines | masslive

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      Brian Stefano takes helm at Peter Pan Bus Lines | masslive

      Stefano said he’ll assume day-to-day management at Peter Pan. Peter A. Picknelly will devote more of his attention to other family-owned businesses, including OPAL, the family’s real-estate development arm, which will have a special focus on downtown Springfield, according to a release.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   Northampton

    14. Marie Curie Actions - Boosting research careers - European Commission

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      Marie Curie Actions - Boosting research careers - European Commission

      The Marie Curie Actions are European research grants available to researchers regardless of their age, gender or nationality. In addition to generous fellowships, researchers have the possibility to gain experience abroad and in the private sector, and to complete their training with other competences or disciplines that may be useful for their careers. In this website you will learn more about those grants that promote excellence and innovation in Europe.

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    15. Former Hasbro employees strike out on their own with CDK Creative Play

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      Former Hasbro employees strike out on their own with CDK Creative Play

      hat’s where CDK Creative Play comes in. Founded by three former Hasbro employees who saw their jobs transferred to Rhode Island in April 2011 – Christen DiNapoli, Debra S. Collins and Karen Gallik, whose initials give their company its name – CDK is a product development company aimed at the toy and game industry.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Hasbro, Inc.

    16. Holyoke Latino Chamber of Commerce director Andrew Melendez to increase awards to public school students

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      Holyoke Latino Chamber of Commerce director Andrew Melendez to increase awards to public school students

      For nearly two years, Melendez, director of the Greater Holyoke office of the Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce, has been issuing monthly awards consisting of a framed certificate signed by officials to public school students who put in an extra effort to succeed.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce

    17. On Two Wheels: Sibley Custom Cycle of Palmer is now a full-blown family affair

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      On Two Wheels: Sibley Custom Cycle of Palmer is now a full-blown family affair Mike Sibley recently returned to the area after spending the last 7 years as a crew and car chief for the vaunted Joe Gibbs Racing team of NASCAR fame. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Chicopee   Holyoke

    18. Chicopee receives $800,000 federal grant to clean eyesores at Uniroyal and downtown

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      The bulk of the grant, $600,000, is designated to be used to continue with the cleaning of the former Uniroyal property, while $200,000 is earmarked to test former industrial sites, also known as brownfields, in the western part of downtown Chicopee, said Lee Pouliot, planner and administrator for the Community Development department.

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      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Chicopee

    19. Defense cuts could be less damaging to Massachusetts jobs than other budget cuts, UMass study says | masslive

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      Defense cuts could be less damaging to Massachusetts jobs than other budget cuts, UMass study says | masslive

      U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., has said that now more than ever, federal investment in defense and non-defense priorities is critical to the Massachusetts economy, according to an email from his spokeswoman, Whitney Smith. Kerry wants Congress to take a measured approach to necessary budget cuts instead of allowing automatic budget cuts called for in a 2011 law kick in.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Chicopee

    20. United Bank buys New England Bank

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      The purchase of Enfield-Conn.-based New England Bank by West Springfield-based United Bank announced Thursday will expand United’s presence into Hartford, Tolland, New Haven and Litchfield counties in Connecticut, where New England Bank operates 15 full-service banking offices and two administrative offices.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   United Bank

    21. Report: Greyhound cutting bus service to Northampton and Greenfield

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      "The national bus line said Thursday it intends to end service to five locations along Interstate 91 - Northampton and Greenfield in Massachusetts, two places in Vermont and one in New Hampshire," the report says. "Service in Northampton, where one or two buses stop daily, is expected to cease June 20."

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      Mentions:   Daily Hampshire Gazette   Northampton   Greenfield

    22. Greenfield Community College to celebrate 50th anniversary

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      Greenfield Community College to celebrate 50th anniversary

      Since it opened 50 years ago, Greenfield Community College has educated a range of students, from adult learners, such as Lewis, to high school students in dual enrollment programs. Some know where they are headed – to four-year degrees or a new job – while others determine their direction in the supportive community college environment

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      Mentions:   American International College   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Greenfield Community College

    23. Former Kollmorgen parcel may help Northampton put another piece into King Street puzzle

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      Former Kollmorgen parcel may help Northampton put another piece into King Street puzzle

      With the former Kollmorgen site on King Street spoken for, city planners, developers and real estate brokers are hopeful that the stretch of King from downtown to Damon Road will finally reach its potential.

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      Mentions:   Colvest Group   West Springfield   Springfield

    24. Top Massachusetts legislator criticizes gaming official for saying state might not license 3 casinos

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      Rep. Joseph F. Wagner, a Chicopee Democrat and co-author of the state's expanded gaming law, said companies are planning casino resorts in different regions of the state, showing they believe the market in Massachusetts can support three resorts. In a press release, Wagner said the private sector will determine the market for casinos in Massachusetts, not the gaming commission. The commission's job is to secure the best agreements with casinos to benefit taxpayers and citizens, Wagner said.

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      Mentions:   Mohegan Sun   Palmer   Springfield

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