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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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

    11. Mass. invites cleantech fund requests - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Sep 27 2011)

      “The proof of concept funds offered through MassCEC’s Catalyst program really help researchers at Massachusetts universities and research institutes move their technologies from the lab bench towards commercial products,” said MTTC Director Abi Barrow in a press release. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Clean Energy Center

    12. Editorial: Community invited to Rebuilding Fair

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 26 2011)

      Editorial: Community invited to Rebuilding Fair Last week, in an important step along that road, DevelopSpringfield, the nonprofit group leading the local rebuilding efforts, announced it has hired New Orleans consulting firm Concordia LLC to develop a master plan for the tornado-ravaged region. The firm played a key role in rebuilding Louisiana city after Hurricane Katrina. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Westfield State University   Springfield

    13. Legislators tour two Springfield public housing complexes slated for $10 million renovation project

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 26 2011)

      Legislators tour two Springfield public housing complexes slated for $10 million renovation project State senators and the executive director of the Springfield Housing Authority said Friday that renovations totaling $10 million at two public housing complexes are providing long-needed improvements to the benefit of the city and the tenants. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   The Republican

    14. The Republican wins 4 New England Associated Press awards

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 26 2011)

      The Republican wins 4 New England Associated Press awards “We were pleased to see the great work of sports columnist Ron Chimelis, staff artist Bob Rich and page designer Patty Thompson recognized, “ said Wayne E. Phaneuf, executive editor of The Republican. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    15. Obama Administration Awards Nearly $500 Million in First Round of Grants to Community Colleges for Job Training and Workforce Development

      Explore U.S. Department of Education (Sep 26 2011)

      "Making it possible for unemployed Americans to return to work is a top priority of President Obama's. This initiative is about providing access to training that leads to real jobs," said Secretary Solis. "These federal grants will enable community colleges, employers and other partners to prepare job candidates, through innovative programs, for new careers in high-wage, high-skills fields, including advanced manufacturing, transportation, health care and STEM occupations." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    16. Cyalume Technologies to Exhibit at the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition

      Explore MarketWatch.com (Sep 26 2011)

      Cyalume Technologies, Inc. /quotes/zigman/251739 CYLU +2.64% , the world leader in chemiluminescent technology, announced today that it will showcase its suite of chemical light products at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Exposition in Washington, DC, October 10-12, 2011. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    17. Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts distributes grants to four counties

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 24 2011)

      Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts distributes grants to four counties Square One in Springfield, for the “Putnam Program” ($5,000). This collaboration between Square One, Springfield Public Schools, the Regional Employment Board, American International College and Springfield Partnership for Community Action prepares low-income Putnam Vocational Technical High School students for careers in the early education and care field. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Palmer   Springfield

    18. In tough economy, some Valley employers are creating jobs

      Explore GazetteNET (Sep 23 2011)

      In tough economy, some Valley employers are creating jobs Teri Anderson, director of Northampton's community and economic development office, said that while the unemployment rate in Northampton holds steady, some local plants, service agencies and the city's hospital are hiring. "When we see that companies are able to expand even in tough economic times, that's very encouraging," she said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Coca-Cola   Springfield   Northampton

    19. Ludlow selectmen agree to negotiate for installation of solar system for town landfill

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 23 2011)

      Ludlow selectmen agree to negotiate for installation of solar system for town landfill The Board of Selectmen agreed on Tuesday to negotiate a contract with Borrego Solar Systems of Lowell for solar installation panels which will cover 14 acres of the closed town landfill on Holyoke Street. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   The Republican

    20. South Hadley applying to team of experts for help in improving former industrial district

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 23 2011)

      Now a new South Hadley committee is preparing to apply for a grant that would bring in a team of architects and related professionals to provide expert support for improving the quality of life in that part of town. The new steering committee in South Hadley, headed by Planning Board member Helen Fantini, goes by the acronym AIA SDAT. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Mount Holyoke College   Northampton   Holyoke

    21. Friendly's goes 'green' with rebates

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Sep 23 2011)

      Friendly's goes 'green' with rebates So far, they have been able to make upgrades at their headquarters which includes, new energy efficient lights in their warehouse and new hardening equipment and better freezers in their ice cream plant. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

    22. UMass Amherst Researchers Plan to Bring More Freedom of Choice to the Future ...

      Explore PhysOrg.com (Sep 23 2011)

      They recently received a three-year, $909,794 National Science Foundation grant to address some of these difficulties with new protocols and services. The project, "Network Innovation through Choice," is part of a $2.7 million collaborative that includes UMass Amherst, the University of Kentucky, North Carolina State University and the Renaissance Computing Institute of Asheville, N.C. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    23. Western Mass. farms to receive federal disaster relief for recovery following Tropical Storm Irene

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 23 2011)

      Western Mass. farms to receive federal disaster relief for recovery following Tropical Storm Irene The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted the state's request for federal disaster relief in 11 Massachusetts counties that suffered agricultural production losses due to heavy rain and strong winds from unleashed by the remnants of Hurricane Irene last month. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Holyoke   The Republican

    24. Berkshire Creative Director Named to State Post

      Explore iBerkshires.com (Sep 22 2011)

      Berkshire Creative Director Named to State Post Helena Fruscio, director of Berkshire Creative Economy Council, has been named the state's new creative economy leader. Her appointment as creative economy industry director was announced on Thursday by Greg Bialecki, secretary of housing and economic development. The post has been vacant for more than a year since the first director, Jason Schupbach, left to work for the National Endowment for the Arts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   Westfield

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