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    1. Rice Fruit Farm is back in a big way in Wilbraham, offering fresh produce and homemade baked goods | masslive.com

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      Rice Fruit Farm is back in a big way in Wilbraham, offering fresh produce and homemade baked goods | masslive.com

      When you walk into Rice Fruit Farm on Main Street, you'll find a charming and immaculate farm stand, engulfed in the aroma of fresh baked treats.  Rice's has been around since 1924, but this newly constructed building just opened in April after the farm's having been closed for six years.  Outside, you'll find beautiful hanging baskets of flowers and old-fashioned wooden signs displaying the farm stand name. Ever since Rice's reopened, it has been very well received by the community, maintaining its tradition as a special place for family and friends to go to relax ...

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    2. Hasbro in East Longmeadow: New owners see re-shoring work from China as opportunity for board games | masslive.com

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      Hasbro in East Longmeadow: New owners see re-shoring work from China as opportunity for board games | masslive.com

      Richard K. Sullivan Jr., CEO of the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council said this idea of bringing manufacturing work back from China is one that could pay dividends here in the Pioneer Valley, whether it be Cartamundi or someone else.  'It is absolutely something that is happening.That is why you will see the EDC with a real emphasis on manufacturing. I think it is also as important that we as a region highlight a real center of excellence around this.'

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    3. College funding workshop

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      College funding workshop

      The workshops will take parents through the intricacies of the College Funding System. Among the topics to be discussed will be, why it's important to file a FAFSA form with accuracy and on time, CSS Profile schools, expected family contribution and the truths and myths about financial aid, why developing a college funding plan is crucial, regardless of your income or savings, the availability of private scholarships and whether it's worth a lot of time searching for them, plus many other topics.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Easthampton

    4. New aviation program at Westfield Technical Academy gets funding boost

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      New aviation program at Westfield Technical Academy gets funding boost

      Westfield Technical Academy has received additional financial grants to help launch its new aviation maintenance program in September. The Smith Avenue high school last week received an additional Perkins education grant and additional funding through the city's Community Preservation Act to assist with hangar preparations at Barnes Regional Airport that students will benefit from.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    5. FERC to hold Greenfield scoping session on environmental impact of Kinder Morgan pipeline

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      FERC to hold Greenfield scoping session on environmental impact of Kinder Morgan pipeline

      The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will visit Greenfield on July 29 to conduct a formal scoping session regarding the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.'s Northeast Energy Direct project. The public meeting will mark the beginning of a 60-day period during which FERC will decide upon the scope of issues to be included in an environmental impact statement for the project, which is required under the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield

    6. Facing a Talent Crisis

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      Facing a Talent Crisis

      That means he’s always looking for people like him, who at some point discover a love for computers and information technology and are skilled at it. But finding those people has not been easy.  “Technology encompasses such a vast range of jobs,” he told BusinessWest. “Programmers and coders are a completely separate thing from people who do what we do, providing managed services, managing people’s networks … and that’s totally different from, say, web design.”  By all accounts, opportunities in those fields and many others in the IT realm are only growing. Yet, at the same time, the ...

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    7. Community Spotlight: East Longmeadow

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      Community Spotlight: East Longmeadow

      East Longmeadow businessman John Maybury, president of Maybury Material Handling, located in the Denslow Road Industrial Park since 1981, echoes Federici’s comments about East Longmeadow’s commercial economy.  “The industrial park is just about completely filled,” said Maybury, “although there still may be a couple of buildable parcels left. The Deer Park industrial area just south of Denslow is also growing nicely, and all of these companies are doing very well. And, of course, we still have the big ones, Hasbro and Lenox, which has invested $60 million in the plant since its purchase by Newell Rubbermaid in 2003 ...

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    8. Springfield Rep. Carlos Gonzalez wants more help for small business owners | masslive.com

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      Springfield Rep. Carlos Gonzalez wants more help for small business owners | masslive.com

      State Rep. Carlos Gonzalez, D-Springfield, hopes to create a Micro and Minority Business Strategy Committee to develop strategies to help 'mom and pop' shops - businesses with fewer than five employees that earn less than $200,000 a year.
      'Microbusinesses need particular attention, particularly from the state legislation perspective,' Gonzalez said. 'They have different needs, different ways of doing business, and I think it needs to be addressed.'

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    9. Phoenix Academy Charter School at repurposed Springfield Armory building nears completion | masslive.com

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      Phoenix Academy Charter School at repurposed Springfield Armory building nears completion | masslive.com

      Some of the factory floorspace where Springfield Armory workers once assembled M1 Garand rifles to win World War II already sports the purple and orange colors of Phoenix Charter Academy Springfield.  'It's hard to believe this used to be the factory floor,' said Paul M. Stelzer, president of Appleton Corp., managers of the Springfield Technology Park. 'And now it looks like classroom space.'

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    10. Western New England University Phamacy College gets accredited | masslive.com

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      Western New England University Phamacy College gets accredited | masslive.com

      The Western New England University College of Pharmacy is now fully accredited, according to a news release.  Pharmacy school Dean Evan Robinson announced that the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education has granted full accreditation status to the University's College of Pharmacy.  The ACPE is the national agency that sets the standards for professional degrees in the education of pharmacists. This completes the final accreditation step for the College of Pharmacy that graduated its founding class on May 17.  The College of Pharmacy enrolled its first class of Doctor of Pharmacy students in 2011 with enrollment limited to about 75 ...

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    11. Falvey Linen Supply plans $7 million expansion into Springfield | masslive.com

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      Falvey Linen Supply plans $7 million expansion into Springfield | masslive.com

      Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said in a news release:  'We are thrilled to welcome Falvey Linen to Springfield. This is a company with a history of success and will add more good paying jobs for our residents and be a great addition to our business community. The word is out and Springfield is on the rise.'  Kennedy said the Falvey project is related to the $800 million MGM Springfield casino project only in that Falvey services the hospitality industry. The real driver, Kennedy said, is Falvey's need for a backup to its Cranston laundry facility and the company's ...

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    12. Deerfield zoning board OKs 6-megawatt solar farm

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      A Chicago company that wants to build a 6-megawatt solar farm in Deerfield won a variance from the town's Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday. Lake Street Development proposes the facility on 18 acres of a 200-acre site near the East Deerfield Quarry, reports the Greenfield Recorder. The property near 901 River Road is owned by All States Materials Group. Lake Street would lease the land, which is crossed by an Eversource Energy right-of-way.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Greenfield

    13. Kinder-Morgan gas pipeline opponents ask federal commission to delay public hearings

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      Kinder-Morgan gas pipeline opponents ask federal commission to delay public hearings

      Groups opposing the Northeast Energy Direct project, popularly known as the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reschedule a series of public hearings on the pipeline so they can properly review the project. FERC has scheduled meetings, including one on July 29 in Greenfield, to allow the public to weigh on in the so-called "scoping" process, a review of reports by parent company Kinder Morgan. Pipeline opponents say those reports are vague, however, and lack critical details they might address.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield

    14. 2016 Update to Regional Transportation Plan Now Available

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      2016 Update to Regional Transportation Plan Now Available

      The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission announced that the draft version of the 2016 update to the Regional Transportation Plan for the Pioneer Valley (RTP) is now available for public review and comment. The RTP outlines the direction of transportation planning and improvements for the Pioneer Valley through the year 2040. Updated every four years, it provides the basis for all state- and federally funded transportation-improvement projects and planning studies. The long-range plan concentrates on both existing needs and anticipated future deficiencies in transportation infrastructure, presents preferred strategies to alleviate transportation problems, and creates a schedule of transportation-improvement projects that are ...

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    15. 2015 Comic-Con: Hasbro unveils new Stars Wars Stormtroopers | masslive.com

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      2015 Comic-Con: Hasbro unveils new Stars Wars Stormtroopers | masslive.com

      Rhode Island-based Hasbro, which has a toy and game factory in East Longmeadow, is rolling out a number of collectibles this weekend at the mammoth Comic-Con international show in San Diego.  The roster includes a 6-inch 'fully articulated' Star Wars The Black Series First Order Stormtrooper action figure in commemorative packaging that won't be available at retail but only at Hasbro's Comic-Con booth, Hasbro said Thursday in a news release. It's Hasbro's first product tied to the new J.J. Abrams-directed 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' film that opens in December.

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    16. Photos: Artistic picnic tables are a perfect lunch spot in Downtown Springfield

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      Photos: Artistic picnic tables are a perfect lunch spot in Downtown Springfield

      Take a look at the six hand-painted picnic tables in Downtown Springfield, originally part of the Art Picnic installation at the Springfield Museums from 2012-2013. The picnic tables are now located between the One Financial Square building and Nadim's Downtown Mediterranean Grill, also know as "Birdicus Plaza". "[The picnic tables] create a more vibrant streetscape where people can comfortably gather for lunch and relaxation during the workday," said Evan Plotkin, property manager of One Financial Plaza.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    17. Developer now signing leases for luxury apartments at former Parsons Street School in Easthampton

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      Developer now signing leases for luxury apartments at former Parsons Street School in Easthampton

      Perrier and his company Norwich Properties bought the 113-year-old building from the city in December for $10,000, and was the only entity to respond to a request for proposals that required the building be preserved. "We've invested over $2 million in the project," said Perrier, who is also president of Five Star Building Corp., the general contractor for the project. "We developed it on our own, without historic preservation or affordable housing tax credits. It's all market-rate." A tour of the building Wednesday revealed interior subcontractors hard at work, and apartments in various stages of finish. "We ...

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Northampton

    18. Chicopee Pride station on Burnett Road to see $1 million in improvements

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      Chicopee Pride station on Burnett Road to see $1 million in improvements

      Robert L. Bolduc, chairman of Pride Stores, is proposing an about $1 million project to swap aging pumps with more efficient ones, replace the canopy over the diesel pumps, reconfigure the two driveways and make other improvements. The plan also calls for Bolduc to replace the two underground tanks that carry a total of 23,000 gallons of fuel with one 25,000 tank. He is also proposing an alternate plan to add a driveway that would allow trucks to exit at New Lombard and Burnett Road.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    19. Donahue Institute Receives $14M Contract for Head Start Programs

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      The UMass Donahue Institute has been awarded a five-year, $14 million contract to provide training and technical assistance to Head Start and Early Head Start programs for all of New England.  The institute will work with local Head Start programs on their educational, health, and family services as well as management systems to strengthen their ability to serve children and their families. Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the comprehensive development of children from birth to age 5 in centers, child-care partner locations, and their own homes. Early Head Start also provides services to pregnant women. Head Start ...

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    20. Springfield developer pays $167,555 in taxes, interest, fees on downtown hotel, restaurant

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      Springfield developer pays $167,555 in taxes, interest, fees on downtown hotel, restaurant

      A developer planning a new Holiday Inn Express at the Epiphany Tower building on lower State Street paid $167,555 in current and delinquent real estate taxes, interest and fees on two properties Wednesday, with the hotel project set to resume next week. Representatives of Jhanvi Hospitality LLC, of Lexington, paid the taxes and fees at City Hall for the downtown hotel property at 143 State St. and for a property at 1127 Main St. in the South End that formerly housed the Black Pearl restaurant.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Springfield Business Improvement District

    21. 570 to lose jobs as Hallmark greeting card company closes Enfield distribution site | masslive.com

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      570 to lose jobs as Hallmark greeting card company closes Enfield distribution site | masslive.com

      Hallmark, the national greeting card and gift company, will close its Enfield distribution center by the end of June 2016, costing the region 570 jobs.  Hallmark is consolidating its distribution system in Liberty, Missouri, according to a news release issued this week.The company will add 400 jobs in Missouri. When the changes are made, the Liberty facility will have around 1,200 employees. The company is offering to relocate employees to Liberty.

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    22. Owner of derelict Easthampton mill, owing back taxes, seeks 'reasonable offer' or development partner

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      Owner of derelict Easthampton mill, owing back taxes, seeks 'reasonable offer' or development partner

      The owner of a vacant and derelict factory complex at 1 Ferry St. says he has still not abandoned his dream of redeveloping the 18-acre site, but would also consider selling it. Daniel Messier of Ferry Street Partners, reached Tuesday, said he has been working over the past year to clean up the site and that he is waiting for the economy to turn around. Messier said he's open to reasonable offers for the property, or joining forces with an investment partner.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican   Easthampton

    23. Baystate Health plans $2 million in Noble Hospital improvements, urgent care center in Feeding Hills | masslive.com

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      Baystate Health plans $2 million in Noble Hospital improvements, urgent care center in Feeding Hills | masslive.com

      The newly renamed and acquired Baystate Noble Hospital is getting $2 million worth of improvements to its heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and to improve access to the building.  Dennis W. Chalke, senior vice president of Baystate Community Hospitals and chief financial officer of Baystate Health, discussed the planned improvements Tuesday prior to a press conference and ceremony marking Baystate's acquisition of Noble Hospital here. Chalke described the work as modest and behind the scenes.

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    24. Dr. Seuss Enterprises exec sees 'amazing' potential for new Springfield museum honoring native son

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      Dr. Seuss Enterprises exec sees 'amazing' potential for new Springfield museum honoring native son

      Susan Brandt, an executive with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, often used the word "amazing" during a Tuesday tour of the Springfield Museums and the city and pledged to be a full partner in promoting plans for The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. "It's exciting, very exciting," Brandt said regarding the new museum that will be dedicated to the life and legacy of Springfield native Theodor Seuss Geisel, writer of the world-famous Dr. Seuss children's books. "It's an amazing project. Once people get an opportunity to become acquainted with it, we know they will also want to support ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

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