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    1. Viewpoint: 'College? Yes!' program can lift the poor

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      Viewpoint: 'College? Yes!' program can lift the poor

      Why is college so important that groups gear entire programs toward children from pre-kindergarten to high school with the end goal of getting them there? Because college is the key that unlocks the doors to success. Compared to their peers who did not attend college, a college graduate earns $1 million more in their lifetime and an average of $22,000 more a year. College also creates upward mobility for future generations, as children of college graduates are 80 percent more likely to attend college.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    2. Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse to announce casino resort plan for Mountain Park with Eric Suher

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      Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse to announce casino resort plan for Mountain Park with Eric Suher

      The casino resort would be on the 70-acre Mountain Park music venue that Suher owns and that used to be home to the Mountain Park Amusement Park, which closed in 1987. Suher owns the Iron Horse Music Hall, Pearl Street nightclub and the Calvin Theatre, all in Northampton.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Mohegan Sun   Palmer

    3. Festival of Trees at Tower Square in Springfield draws families after Parade of Big Balloons

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      Festival of Trees at Tower Square in Springfield draws families after Parade of Big Balloons

      After Friday's big finale of the Tower Square Parade of the Big Balloons, with Santa Claus waving from the top of a fire truck, families flooded the corridors of Tower Square, where Fred Jackson, the “piano man,” played Christmas tunes on a red-draped piano and kids lined up to have pictures taken with Santa.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee

    4. Taking Dead AIM | BusinessWest

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      Taking Dead AIM | BusinessWest

      Rick Lord was talking about the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, how it got its start nearly a century ago, and how things have certainly changed for an organization originally charged with representing the interests of the Commonwealth’s many manufacturers on Beacon Hill.

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    5. Bright Idea | BusinessWest

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      Bright Idea | BusinessWest

      Take Western Massachusetts Electric Co., for example. Although it has not announced specifics yet, the energy company will soon unveil plans for a third large-scale solar installation following successful launches of similar projects in Pittsfield and Springfield. And other area communities have been busy readying large solar projects of its own.

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    6. Bright Nights at Forest Park begins 18th season as Western Massachusetts prepares for Thanksgiving

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      Bright Nights at Forest Park begins 18th season as Western Massachusetts prepares for Thanksgiving

      Sarno and his family were joined by Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray and his family, Maj. Gen. Scott Rice, Massachusetts National Guard Acting Adjutant General, and Spirit of Springfield Chairman Daniel Walsh and President Judith Matt.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    7. Westfield State University's Lifetime Owls program donates $4,500 to the Student Government Association

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      Westfield State University's Lifetime Owls program donates $4,500 to the Student Government Association

      Westfield State University's Lifetime Owls program donated $4,500 to the Student Government Association as part of the new lifetime membership program, in which alumni, students, or parents pay a one-time fee of either $75 or $100.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield

    8. Springfield Housing Authority's YEAH! Network builds teen leaders

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      Springfield Housing Authority's YEAH! Network builds teen leaders

      YEAH! Network officials came to the development with assistance from the Robinson Gardens Youth Group, formed last year as part of SHA's involvement with the Talk/Read/Succeed! program. T/R/S! is funded with a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, managed by the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation to promote family literacy.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Westfield State University   Springfield

    9. Holyoke City Council OKs borrowing $6.86 million to improve science labs at Dean Technical High School

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      Holyoke City Council OKs borrowing $6.86 million to improve science labs at Dean Technical High School

      The City Council Tuesday unanimously approved borrowing nearly $6.9 million to modernize the science laboratories at Dean Technical High School. Under the plan the city is following, the cost here will be about $1.4 million because the state will reimburse 80 percent, officials said.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    10. Ameristar Casinos official: Company will meet Springfield deadline to submit Massachusetts application fee

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      Ameristar Casinos official: Company will meet Springfield deadline to submit Massachusetts application fee

      Jonathan Little, director of government and community affairs for Ameristar Springfield, told the neighborhood council the casino company will meet a deadline of Dec. 14 set by the city of Springfield to file a $400,000 state application fee.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    11. A Developing Story | BusinessWest

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      A Developing Story | BusinessWest

      People call it “the wedge.”

      That’s the name that’s historically been attached to the oddly shaped building within the former D. Mackintosh & Son textile complex off Gatehouse Road in Holyoke, which Steve Porter decided to make the home to his company, Porterhouse Media, in 2009.

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    12. Peter Picknelly on Springfield casino proposal: 'A huge catalyst that will spark all

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      Peter Picknelly on Springfield casino proposal: 'A huge catalyst that will spark all

      To Peter Picknelly, chairman and CEO of Peter Pan Bus Lines, the opportunity to throw his hat into the fight to build a casino in Springfield was irresistible.

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      Mentions:   Mohegan Sun   Palmer   Springfield

    13. Manufacturing field in need of workers

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      Manufacturing field in need of workers

      Manufacturing is the fifth largest employer in the Massachusetts, with 293 precision manufacturing companies in the Pioneer Valley alone.  But new research shows many workers are retiring and not enough young people are replacing them. According to the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development , nearly half of the region’s workforce is over 45, compared to the state’s 44%.

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      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    14. Springfield Union Station redevelopment project set to kick off with commencement ceremony including Gov. Deval Patrick

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      Springfield Union Station redevelopment project set to kick off with commencement ceremony including Gov. Deval Patrick

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, are among officials planning to attend a commencement ceremony on Tuesday to kick off the rehabilitation of the Union Station Regional Intermodal Transportation Center.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Holyoke

    15. Northeast Utilities has changed its economic development philosophy, but not necessarily for the better. - Courant.com

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      The company's economic development and community relations department had a small core of bright people who founded, funded or otherwise got the company involved in such initiatives as the Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership, Connecticut Main Street Center, Community Builders Institute, Bradley Development League, MetroHartford Alliance and Team New England. The company is a longtime major supporter of the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, the state's marketing arm.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Northeast Utilities   Springfield

    16. Holyoke's PeoplesBank gets workplace awards

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      Holyoke's PeoplesBank gets workplace awards

      He was talking about PeoplesBank's concerted effort to have happy, satisfied and dedicated employees. That effort has paid off recently with PeoplesBank named an Employer of Choice by the Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, a Top Corporate Charitable Contributor by the Boston Business Journal and one of the “Top Places to Work” by the Boston Globe.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Northampton

    17. City2City Springfield will visit Allentown and Bethlehem, Pa., to learn about

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      City2City Springfield will visit Allentown and Bethlehem, Pa., to learn about

      Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley has a lot in common with our Pioneer Valley, starting but by no means ending with the Sands Casino Resort that opened in 2009 on part of the sprawling derelict Bethlehem Steel site. But that casino, and its impact on Bethlehem, will be the hottest topic Nov. 28 to 30 when a delegation of 33 Pioneer Valley community leaders from business, government and nonprofit organization journey to Allentown and Bethlehem, Pa. as part of the City2City program sponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks of both Boston and Philadelphia. The Pioneer Valley delegation will hear about neighboring ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    18. Holyoke marks grand opening of $165 million Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center

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      Holyoke marks grand opening of $165 million Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center

      Words like "crazy" and "milestone" were used to highlight the significance Friday of this city becoming official home to a $165 million high performance computing center. With iconic partners like Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, such a collaboration leading to the center's grand opening defied skeptics who might have dismissed such a project as crazy, MIT President Emeritus Susan Hockfield said.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    19. Brian Dutra Wins First Place at International Engineering Competition (Western New England University News)

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      Brian Dutra Wins First Place at International Engineering Competition (Western New England University News)

      Western New England University graduate student Brian Dutra won first place in the Old Guard Oral Presentation Competition held at the 2012 American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition held in Houston, Texas. The competition is designed to emphasize the value of an ability to deliver clear, concise, and effective oral presentations.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Western New England University

    20. New Baystate Medical Center children's emergency room in Springfield built to a kid's-eye view

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      New Baystate Medical Center children's emergency room in Springfield built to a kid's-eye view

      Baystate Medical Center showed off its new 18-bed pediatric emergency room Thursday, part of a total new $45-million emergency department that opens to the public Dec. 3.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Chicopee

    21. Westfield State University Mathematics Department national grant will create course of study for liberal arts students

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      Westfield State University Mathematics Department national grant will create course of study for liberal arts students

      The Mathematics Department received a $150,000 grant four years ago to launch the project. Ten textbooks have been created that now need to be revised, refined and finished, and the objective is that once completed those texts be made available to liberal arts students at no cost, Fleron said.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Amherst   Westfield

    22. UMass, Georgia Tech to share $6.2 million grant for computer education

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      UMass, Georgia Tech to share $6.2 million grant for computer education

      The National Science Foundation grant will help UMass and Georgia Tech build on their success in broadening participation in computer science, especially among women and minorities. UMass hosts the Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education, which already has a track record in working with Massachusetts students in state and community colleges.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    23. In Northampton, ground broken for 1st commercial building on north side of Village Hill

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      In Northampton, ground broken for 1st commercial building on north side of Village Hill

      With a ceremonial flourish, a gathering of developers and public officials began turning a patch of dirt near the entrance to Village Hill into a groundbreaking commercial endeavor Thursday.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton

    24. Study: Pioneer Valley lacks younger workers to replace soon-to-retire Baby Boomers

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      Study: Pioneer Valley lacks younger workers to replace soon-to-retire Baby Boomers

      Edward T. Leyden, president of Ben Franklin Design and Manufacturing in Agawam, said he sees the impact in the graying heads on his machine shop floor and a lack of young machinists coming out of trade schools. A manufacturing technician able to set up and program a lathe that's numerically controlled by at computer can make $40,000 to $60,000 a year and earn benefits. But Leyden said those jobs won’t be here if the region can’t develop a younger work force.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Raytheon   Smith & Wesson Corp.

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