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    1. Holyoke clean energy innovation workshop

      Explore From the EDC (Nov 10 2011)

      Holyoke clean energy workshop,held on Nov 9/10, gathered engineers,entrepreneurs,policy makers,researchers,and educators to discuss  and identify test bed opportunities in Holyoke, and look for collaborations and connections for federal funding partnerships, investment,entrepreneurial activity and research in clean energy. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke

    2. Western Massachusetts food programs receive grants from Project Bread to fight hunger

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 9 2011)

      Western Massachusetts food programs receive grants from Project Bread to fight hunger Project Bread, the state’s leading anti-hunger organization, has awarded $190,800 in grants to Western Massachusetts emergency food programs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Amherst

    3. 12 Massachusetts agricultural groups win $450,000 federal grant to promote locally grown produce

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 9 2011)

      12 Massachusetts agricultural groups win $450,000 federal grant to promote locally grown produce The grant for Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, also known as CISA, is one of 12 U.S. Department of Agriculture grants totaling $450,000 made to a dozen agriculture promotion groups around the state. The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources announced the funding recently. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Greenfield

    4. Chicopee Chamber of Commerce to hold roundtable series beginning Nov. 10

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 9 2011)

      Chicopee Chamber of Commerce to hold roundtable series beginning Nov. 10 These roundtables will focus around key events and changes impacting businesses and help business owners assess the growth readiness of their leadership teams, according to chambe director Gail A. Sherman. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   The Republican   Chicopee Chamber of Commerce

    5. College-seniors' job expo Wed. in Enfield

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Nov 9 2011)

      More than 40 employers will be at the Holiday Inn Enfield-Springfield Wednesday for a free half-day annual College Career Expo targeting graduating college seniors. Cigna Corp., Fastenal Company, Hebrew Health Care, Pratt & Whitney, and TicketNetwork will be among employers at the expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the hotel at 1 Bright Meadow Blvd. The eighth-annual event is co-sponsored by the Hartford/Springfield Economic Partnership, Connecticut Department of Labor, Connecticut Light &Power and local colleges and universities. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Hartford Springfield Economic Partnership

    6. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick unveils education goals

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 9 2011)

      Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick unveils education goals According to a list provided by the administration, the gateway cities in Massachusetts are Brockton, Chelsea, Chicopee, Everett, Fall River, Fitchburg, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Leominster, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Methuen, New Bedford, Pittsfield, Quincy, Revere, Salem, Springfield, Taunton, Westfield and Worcester. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    7. Cyalume Technologies and Nammo Talley, Inc. Announce Collaborative Relationship

      Explore GlobeNewswire (Nov 9 2011)

      Derek Dunaway, Cyalume president and CEO, stated, "The ability to work with Nammo Talley, a unit of an established international defense company, confirms my confidence in Cyalume's past achievements and growth prospects. We are pleased to collaborate by contributing our non-toxic, non-incendiary and non-dud producing payload to Nammo Talley's superior products." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    8. Springfield schools launch second year of five-year grant program aimed at improving student achievement

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 7 2011)

      The School Department has launched the second year of a five-year, $1.25 million grant program designed to improve student achievement, with local education officials praising the spirit of collaboration and an effort deemed key to the program’s success – involving parents. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    9. Westfield Gas and Electric Deparmtent installing new automated meter reading equipment

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 7 2011)

      Westfield Gas and Electric Deparmtent installing new automated meter reading equipment Westfield Gas and Electric Department plans to spend about $3.2 million on new electric meters that officials claim will save customers an estimated $17 million. The new meter system, which will allow for remote or automated reading of usage by customers, will be financed with $1.6 million from a previous bond utility and $1.6 million in new bonding approved by the City Council last week. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield   The Republican

    10. UMass celebrates 50 years of computing technology

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 7 2011)

      UMass celebrates 50 years of computing technology UMass has come a long way from IBM machines with 64 kilobytes of memory. The university boasts a completely wireless campus this year, as well as plans to engage in high-tech research with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Boston University and Northeastern University at an $80 million supercomputing facility currently being built in downtown Holyoke. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    11. West Springfield unit included in ITT defense spinoff

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 7 2011)

      West Springfield unit included in ITT defense spinoff The ITT Power Solutions factory in West Springfield is now part of ITT Exelis now that conglomerate ITT has split itself into three separate corporations (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    12. Saying goodbye to WRNX, innovative Western Massachusetts radio station

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 7 2011)

      Saying goodbye to WRNX, innovative Western Massachusetts radio station WRNX was a cool station. It was never the No. 1 station, or the No 2 station (or three, four, etc) but it was cool. I went there in 2000 after doing a year on the “Quinn and Moorhouse” morning show on 99.3 Rocks, another very cool radio station. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   The Republican

    13. Western Massachusetts Electric Company: Historic restoration "essentially complete"

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 6 2011)

      Western Massachusetts Electric Company: Historic restoration "essentially complete" Western Massachusetts Electric Company has issued a statement claiming that its work to restore power to customers who lost power the historic October 29 snowstorm is "essentially complete," even while several hundred city residents remain in the dark. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    14. 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

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

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 5 2011)

      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

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

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 4 2011)

      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

    17. 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

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

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 4 2011)

      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

    19. 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

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

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 3 2011)

      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

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

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 3 2011)

      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

    22. 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

    23. 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

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

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 2 2011)

      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

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