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    1. Pucino Group of Amherst wins $1.4 million contract with New York City

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 22 2011)

      Pucino Group of Amherst wins $1.4 million contract with New York City The services she is offering to New York City include managerial and supervisory courses, clerical and administrative courses, special-team building events, individualized and small group coaching and strategic planning retreat design and facilitation. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Health New England

    2. Hampshire Council of Governments seeks to keep solar dollars local

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 22 2011)

      Hampshire Council of Governments seeks to keep solar dollars local The council is now an officially registered Massachusetts Solar Renewable Energy Certificate, or SREC, aggregator. The goal of the program is to retain green energy dollars in Western Massachusetts and become the aggregator of choice for solar development installations throughout the region. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Greenfield   The Republican

    3. ISO New England Releases Regional Power Grid Look-Ahead

      Explore MarketWatch.com (Oct 21 2011)

      -- ISO New England Inc. today released the 2011 Regional System Plan (RSP11), a comprehensive report on New England's electric power system, including progress to date, an outline of transmission upgrades and resource additions needed to provide a reliable supply of electricity, and challenges and opportunities facing the region through 2020. The Board of Directors of ISO New England, the operator of the region's bulk power system and wholesale electricity markets, approved RSP11 today. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke

    4. New $1 million Rebecca Johnson Park opens in Springfield's Mason Square area

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      New $1 million Rebecca Johnson Park opens in Springfield's Mason Square area The $1,070,000 park project included a $496,202 state grant, $450,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds, and the balance in city funds and some private fundraising, officials said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    5. Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray tours Easthampton's Oliver Street landfill solar array, now under construction

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 21 2011)

      Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray tours Easthampton's Oliver Street landfill solar array, now under construction Mayor Michael A. Tautznik led state officials, including Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray, on a walking tour of the Oliver Street landfill solar array on Thursday and garnered praise for having the first such project under construction in the state. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Greenfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   Knowledge Corridor

    6. Western Massachusetts railroad improvements will cut travel time between Connecticut and Vermont

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 20 2011)

      Western Massachusetts railroad improvements will cut travel time between Connecticut and Vermont Improvements on the Pan Am Rail line from Springfield to Northfield in the next two years will allow the Amtrak’s Vermonter line to move back to its original route, reduce travel time and restore passenger service to Northampton and Greenfield, the nation’s top railroad official said Thursday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   William Martin   Amtrak   Springfield

    7. Springfield and Holyoke get $700,000 grant to promote higher education

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 20 2011)

      Pamela Boisvert, the vice president for higher education access services for the consortium, said the two communities will receive approximately $750,000 for the 2011-2012 year. The state plans on continuing the program for seven years totaling $35 million in grants. The expansion of funding means that Gear Up will be able to serve approximately 1,000 additional students per year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    8. Massachusetts unemployment dips slightly, but local foreclosures are up

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 20 2011)

      The statewide unemployment rate fell by a tenth of a percentage point in September from 7.4 percent to 7.3 percent, the lowest statewide unemployment rate since January of 2009. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   The Republican

    9. Cisco buying BNI Video for $99M

      Explore masshightech.com (Oct 20 2011)

      Cisco Systems Inc. will pay $99 million to acquire BNI Video, a venture-backed video software company in Boxborough, according to a release. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Comcast   Holyoke

    10. Start-up advances to money round - BostonHerald.com

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Oct 19 2011)

      Start-up advances to money round - BostonHerald.com “Our key thing is getting public support of this product, but it also would help us move forward with our clinical development and the insurance reimbursement pathway,” founder and CEO Brian Mullen said. “It would help us to reach out to doctors and other caregivers of kids with autism and bring them into the process with us.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Therapeutic Systems

    11. Amherst Town Manager John Musante expected back to work soon

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 19 2011)

      Town Manager John P. Musante is expected to return to work on a part-time basis, as he eases back into his work schedule following a serious head injury in September. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Amherst

    12. “Partnering and R&D with Department of Defense Laboratories”

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 19 2011)

      On  October 28th, the Economic Development Council of Western Mass. will host Captain Paul Stewart, Commanding Officer of the Naval Research Laboratory, head quartered in Washington, DC.  Capt Stewart will provide small businesses, academics and industry the opportunity to connect and collaborate into the Department of Defense Laboratory system.    (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    13. Editorial: 'TWO' is better than one for workforce training

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      Editorial: 'TWO' is better than one for workforce training Need to train your employees on an updated version of Microsoft Excel? STCC can help. Need to training an existing sales force? HCC can help. And they’ll custom design the programs to fit the needs of employers. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    14. Springfield's Rocky's Ace Hardware celebrates 85 years of nuts and bolts | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 18 2011)

      Springfield's Rocky's Ace Hardware celebrates 85 years of nuts and bolts | masslive.com He said it’s not just the product on sale that is the consumer’s focus, but the result. That idea places importance on the staff’s ability to help people use a product like paint and the availability of all the stuff that might go with it, like the right brushes, masking tape and filler to take care of those pesky pinholes in the walls. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    15. Westfield State University prepares for $103 million in construction and renovation projects

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      Westfield State University prepares for $103 million in construction and renovation projects Westfield State University officials spent two years developing a new Master Plan designed to bring updated and new campus housing and academic facilities to the Western Avenue campus. . (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Springfield   Westfield

    16. Sales of single family homes rise in Pioneer Valley

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 17 2011)

      There were 335 homes sold in September 2011, according to statistics released Monday by the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley compared to 321 homes sold a year ago. The median price of those homes remained constant at $190,000. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   The Republican

    17. Massachusetts Port Authority donates hundreds of windows, doors to tornado victims

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      Massachusetts Port Authority donates hundreds of windows, doors to tornado victims U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, praised Massport for its “community spirit and expression of good will” in helping the area in its devastation. The donated inventory was 80 percent federally funded. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Massport   Springfield

    18. Holyoke $168 million high performance computing center taking shape at the canals | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 17 2011)

      Holyoke $168 million high performance computing center taking shape at the canals | masslive.com HOLYOKE – Foundations for the buildings of the $168 million high performance computing center have been dug on Bigelow Street at the first-level canal, officials said. “They’re pouring concrete as fast as they can,” John T. Goodhue, executive director of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, said last week. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    19. Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Communtiy College join forces for worker training | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 17 2011)

      Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Communtiy College join forces for worker training | masslive.com SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College have combined their corporate training programs in the hopes that more companies use them to build a better work force. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    20. Deal should advance Holyoke green computing center - Boston Business Journal

      Explore bizjournals (Oct 17 2011)

      Attorney General Martha Coakley’s offce said Friday that it reached a deal with developers that should advance construction of a computing center in Holyoke, Mass. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke

    21. Voices of the Valley: Chris Hoch, owner, National Fiber | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 16 2011)

      Voices of the Valley: Chris Hoch, owner, National Fiber | masslive.com There are certainly larger cellulose plants, but no plant has better equipment. We have our own tractors and drivers and we make almost all our deliveries ourselves. That is important because we are able to be where we want to be, exactly when the customer wants it. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican

    22. Carolyn 'Biddy' Martin inaugurated as first female president of Amherst College

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      Carolyn 'Biddy' Martin inaugurated as first female president of Amherst College Carolyn Arthur “Biddy” Martin has been president of Amherst College for 56 days, but she was finally inaugurated Sunday as the 19th person and first female to hold the position. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith College   Amherst College   Carol T. Christ

    23. Holyoke, old mill town, hosts Idea Mill, featuring robot-maker and other innovators

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      Holyoke, old mill town, hosts Idea Mill, featuring robot-maker and other innovators iRobot founder Colin Angle said that Friday’s Idea Mill conference here that featured entrepreneurs discussing how they have innovated is the right recipe for Holyoke to breed more entrepreneurship. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Hampshire College   Holyoke   The Republican

    24. Profiles in Business

      Explore BusinessWest (Oct 14 2011)

      Profiles in Business “I can literally say that I started from scratch, and with the help of my wife, my brother, my sisters, and my parents, plus hard work and perseverance, our company is growing and prospering,” the typed speech reads. Don D’Amour noted that he and his cousin, company President Charles D’Amour, will be called upon for remarks at the 75th gala, and that, while he hadn’t yet finalized his remarks, he was quite certain that they would strike a very similar theme, although the second generation certainly didn’t start from scratch, a point he emphasized many times. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Big Y Foods   MassMutual

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