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    1. Big E draws more than 1.2 million people to West Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 2 2011)

      Big E draws more than 1.2 million people to West Springfield In total 1,201,428 people attended the fair this year. It did not break the 1,260,000 record set in 2009, but eight days of rain during the fair made that nearly impossible, said G. Wayne McCary, president and chief executive officer of the Eastern States Exposition. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    2. Massachusetts tornadoes bring building boom to affected communities including Wilbraham, Monson, Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 2 2011)

      Massachusetts tornadoes bring building boom to affected communities including Wilbraham, Monson, Springfield The tornadoes that blew through Western and Central Massachusetts on June 1 damaged homes, businesses and government buildings in Westfield, West Springfield, Springfield, Wilbraham, Monson, Brimfield, Sturbridge, Southbridge and Charlton along a 39-mile stretch. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   The Republican

    3. Crafts Avenue in Northampton goes upscale with new mix of businesses

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 1 2011)

      Crafts Avenue in Northampton goes upscale with new mix of businesses “We’re looking forward to being in Northampton,” said Alexander, who will operate the business with partners Benson Hyde and Nancy Baker. “We think there’s a significant underserved niche market (for the store) in Northampton.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican

    4. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick hails job creation at Northampton Coca-Cola plant

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 30 2011)

      Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick hails job creation at Northampton Coca-Cola plant Patrick was among a chorus line of officials who cut the ribbon officially unveiling a $50 million expansion that has enabled the facility to produce and bottle a variety of cold-fill products and hire 100 people to do that work. When the plant began vying for the expansion several years ago, its goal was to create 40 jobs and invest $39.4 million in the project. It more than doubled both figures. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Coca-Cola   Northampton

    5. Federal funds help kick off New England cleantech consortium - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Sep 30 2011)

      A partnership to spur innovation and research in clean technology across New England has pulled down $1.25 million in federal funds to go along with $1.65 million raised through partners such as state agencies. The New England Clean Energy Foundation, led by the New England Clean Energy Council, was awarded $1.25 million under the federal gov... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Clean Energy Center

    6. Friendly Ice Cream Corp. refuses to confirm bankruptcy report

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 29 2011)

      Friendly Ice Cream Corp. refuses to confirm bankruptcy report The Friendly Ice Cream Corp. is considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection that potentially would result in the sale of the company, according to a report published Thursday in the Wall Street Journal. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   The Republican   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

    7. New England scores seven ARPA-E awards - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Sep 29 2011)

      Under the PETRO program • University of Massachusetts, Amherst – $1.48 million, for the development of an improved oilseed crop that uses carbon more efficiently than other crops (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    8. Peoples Bank donates $43,000 for scoreboard at proposed new West Springfield High School

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 29 2011)

      PeoplesBank will cover the estimated $43,000 cost of putting up a scoreboard on the playing field of the new West Springfield High School in exchange for having its name on the sign. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   TD Bank   MassMutual

    9. Mass. colleges make updated science buildings a priority

      Explore masshightech.com (Sep 29 2011)

      If infrastructure is a visible sign of investing in STEM education, Massachusetts universities appear to be on board. Both the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the University of Massachusetts Amherst have plans to build science buildings with lab space on campus. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    10. State awards money for new elementary school in Westfield, other Western Massachusetts projects

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 28 2011)

      State awards money for new elementary school in Westfield, other Western Massachusetts projects The Massachusetts School Building Authority Wednesday approved a new $36 million elementary school for the city along with about $23 million to cover the state’s 64 percent share of the cost. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Greenfield   Westfield   The Republican

    11. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. donates $1.6 million to Springfield's post-tornado rebuilding

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 28 2011)

      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. donates $1.6 million to Springfield's post-tornado rebuilding Roger W. Crandall, chairman, president and chief executive officer of MassMutual, made the announcement during a community rebuilding fair at the High School of Commerce on State Street, sponsored by the Springfield-based company to aid tornado victims. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassMutual   Springfield

    12. Doctors shortage critical in Western Massachusetts, according to Massachusetts Medical Society

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 28 2011)

      Doctors shortage critical in Western Massachusetts, according to Massachusetts Medical Society Western Massachusetts is suffering a critical shortage of primary-care doctors that is forcing patients to search harder for doctors accepting new clients then wait too long for that first appointment. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   The Republican

    13. Kohl’s opens 2 stores, creates nearly 300 jobs in Mass.

      Explore bizjournals (Sep 28 2011)

      Kohl’s opens 2 stores, creates nearly 300 jobs in Mass. Kohl’s Department Stores .Kohl’s Department Stores Latest from The Business Journals Kohl’s opens Dalton storeKohl’s to hire 150 in WaxhawKohl's to add 1,200 people at new Harford Co. warehouse Follow this company .opened two new locations in Massachusetts on Wednesday, creating 280 jobs in the process, the department store chain said. The new stores are located in Springfield, Mass. and Northborough, Mass. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    14. UMass Amherst chancellor search committee wants candidate who can collaborate

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 28 2011)

      UMass Amherst chancellor search committee wants candidate who can collaborate Philip W. Johnston, chairman of the committee to find a new University of Massachusetts-Amherst chancellor, said there will not only be a national and global search, but maybe even “an intergalactic search.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    15. Hampshire Council of Governments helps with solar projects

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 28 2011)

      The Hampshire Council of Governments became involved as a broker of solar renewable energy credits, which can be sold to utility companies that need to show a certain amount of renewable energy sources for the power they distribute in Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Greenfield   The Republican

    16. UMass Trustees approve a new five-year $3.1 billion capital plan

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 28 2011)

      The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees approved a five-year $3.1 billion capital plan Wednesday including about $1 billion for the Amherst camps. Included in that plan is money for the $182 million Commonwealth Honors Residential College Complex project. The plan includes an additional $429 million in new projects over 10 years. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    17. New England reaps presidential early career scientist awards - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Sep 28 2011)

      Among the winners are Katherine E. Aidala of Mount Holyoke College for her studies of nanocrystal quantum dot materials and for her comprehensive education and mentoring activities for female undergraduate students. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Mount Holyoke College   Holyoke

    18. New UMass President Robert Caret wants the Amherst campus to climb to the top 25

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 27 2011)

      New UMass President Robert Caret wants the Amherst campus to climb to the top 25 University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret wants the campus to become one of the top 25 public research universities in the country and for a new chancellor to help achieve that goal. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    19. W. Springfield data firm expanding staff | Hartford Business

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Sep 27 2011)

      Acumen Data Systems Inc. says its will add three software and hardware technicians to handle the West Springfield firm's expanding time-attendance and workforce data management systems and services. Acumen said strong growth in its sales and profits is prompting its continuing rise in staff count currently at about 20. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    20. Commissioner tours Hampden Charter School of Science in Chicopee

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 27 2011)

      Commissioner tours Hampden Charter School of Science in Chicopee Five hundred students are on the waiting list for the Hampden Charter School of Science. That’s one of the things state Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell D. Chester learned when he toured that school on Friday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   The Republican

    21. Westfield property tax incentives offered to Gulfstream Corp. receive state approval

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 27 2011)

      Westfield property tax incentives offered to Gulfstream Corp. receive state approval Local property tax incentives offered to Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. for expansion of corporate jet services and maintenance at Barnes Regional Airport were approved Tuesday by the Massachusetts Office of Business Development. Also approved Tuesday were incentives aimed at attracting Seal Ryt, an Easthampton manufacturing firm, to Westfield and Armbrook Senior Living LLC which is planning a 107 unit complex for senior and assisted living at 551 North Rd. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Westfield

    22. Grassroots Appeal

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 27 2011)

      Grassroots Appeal As secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Richard K. Sullivan Jr. heads up a sprawling mix of agencies that few states have placed under a similar umbrella. But the framework is a good one, he says, as the Commonwealth’s promotion of renewable-energy production goes hand-in-hand with its heavy investment in conservation and agriculture. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Westfield   Clean Energy Center

    23. Check It Out

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 27 2011)

      Check It Out The Expo will feature breakfast and lunch programs, with speakers coordinated by the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield. More than 160 exhibitors are expected, representing every sector of the economy, from health care to technology to hospitality. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Comcast   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    24. Greener Pastures

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 27 2011)

      Greener Pastures John Majercak wants to lead by example. And when EcoBuilding Bargains — formerly the ReStore — opens its vastly expanded retail center in Springfield later this fall, he’ll have the ideal showcase to demonstrate how homeowners and contractors can make profitable use of recycled materials and save money through energy efficiency. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Northampton

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