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    1. $36.2 million village, solar farm proposed for former Belchertown State School land; $1 million in annual taxes estimated for town

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      $36.2 million village, solar farm proposed for former Belchertown State School land; $1 million in annual taxes estimated for town

      A private developer proposed a $36.2 million construction project built over a 10-year period at the former Belchertown State School that includes 310,000 square feet of interior building space for an assortment of uses within 220 total units.  And a renewable energy firm presented plans to erect a 3 megawatt solar farm.  The developers said the 80-acre parcel would use 40 acres for the buildings, 20 for solar, and there is 20 acres of wetlands.  The ideas were unveiled at a public forum at town hall on Wednesday.  According to one of the developers, Windsor Mallett, the concept ...

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment

    2. Freedom Credit Union to announce a $2.2 million downtown expansion

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      Freedom Credit Union to announce a $2.2 million downtown expansion

      Freedom Credit Union plans to unveil a $2.2 million downtown expansion Tuesday. The credit union is keeping details close to the vest until the announcement Tuesday, Aug. 12 announcement. But Springfield Mayor Domenic J.Sarno is expected to attend a 10:30 a.m. ceremony with Freedom Credit Union CEO Barry F. Crosby.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Northampton

    3. Holyoke planners informing manufacturers about 1- and possibly 2-day closure of Canal St. for rail improvements

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      Holyoke planners informing manufacturers about 1- and possibly 2-day closure of Canal St. for rail improvements

      The work under the direction of the state Department of Transportation is to prepare for
      Amtrak's passenger rail system linking Connecticut and Vermont, with stops in Springfield , Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield, said Tessa Murphy-Romboletti, development specialist with the city Department of Planning and Economic Development. The city is informing manufacturers so they can notify employees and plan for deliveries scheduled that weekend, she said. Businesses should have the ability to use the Route 116 bridge and circle back south through South Hadley and Chicopee if deliveries are imperative that weekend, she said.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Northampton

    4. Amtrak passenger service ready to roll by New Years, according to Pan Am

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      Amtrak passenger service ready to roll by New Years, according to Pan Am

      Motorist and patrons of businesses along Damon Road were surprised Saturday when crews closed the road between King and Bridge streets as crews improved the crossing on Damon Road. The work was part of the same project that prompted Pan Am Railways to install a temporary camp to feed workers on the line near North and Market streets. The crew was replacing the old freight rails with welded rails more suitable for passenger trains along the "Knowledge Corridor," the stretch of track between Springfield and Greenfield that is part of the Amtrak route.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Amherst

    5. Caring Health expands to Pine Point/ Indian Orchard

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      Caring Health expands to Pine Point/ Indian Orchard

      The Caring Health Center will open a satellite medical facility at 860 Boston Road on Monday August 11 as a way to better serve the Indian Orchard neighborhoods.; and Pine Point  The Caring Health Center is utilizing a $650,000 Health Resources and Services Administration federal grant to expand medical treatment for residents in the northeast section of the city, according to a news release. The Pine Point / Indian Orchard areas have long been sited as communities in need of health care services, Caring Health is responding to the need.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    6. Garvey Communication Associates and Mary Fallon gets Google Partner designation

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      Garvey Communication Associates and Mary Fallon gets Google Partner designation

      Google has awarded Garvey Communication Associates Inc. with a Google Partner designation, a unique certification that designates company as an experienced and trusted online advertising expert. Under the direction of Media Director Mary K. Fallon, the agency has built up a team of Google AdWords Qualified Individuals and achieved its partner designation through “demonstrated expertise, experience, and a measurably high level of customer satisfaction” the Google description of partner qualifications.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    7. Friendly's enters into marketing relationship with New England Patriots

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      Friendly's enters into marketing relationship with New England Patriots

      New England favorite Friendly's Ice Cream has entered into a marketing relationship with the New England Patriots.  Beginning Monday, Sept. 8, the day after the regular-season opener against Miami, Kids eat free on the day after a Patriots victory. Rules for the promotion are: one free Level 1 kid’s meal for every adult entree purchased, Friendly's said this week in a news release  The Friendly's sponsorship also includes in-stadium promotions and signs, social media and appearances by the Patriots Cheerleaders and mascot, Pat Patriot, at Friendly’s events. Friendly’s will also extend the benefits of ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

    8. J.C. Williams Community Center, celebrating its expansion, offers best wishes and help to struggling Dunbar center

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      J.C. Williams Community Center, celebrating its expansion, offers best wishes and help to struggling Dunbar center

      Residents and supporters gathered Friday to celebrate the expansion of programs at the J.C.. Williams Community Center in Six Corners, while board members offered their best wishes and help for another center fighting foreclosure. Steven R. Williams, Sr., president and founder of J.C. Williams Community Center, said his organization is aware of the news that the Dunbar Community Center is faced with possible foreclosure, and stands ready to help in any way possible.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    9. Facebook Executive to Keynote Bay Path Cybersecurity Summit

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      Facebook Executive to Keynote Bay Path Cybersecurity Summit

      Jennifer Lesser Henley, director of Security Operations for the social-media giant Facebook, will be the keynote speaker at Bay Path University’s second annual Cybersecurity Summit, “Security: Changing the Game,” on Sept. 5 in the Blake Student Commons. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., with the lecture immediately following at 8 a.m. The conference will address security in the world of social media and how everyone plays a role in keeping people safe and making the Internet a more secure place — and, particularly, how Facebook, the acknowledged game changer in social media, is approaching the new world of ...

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    10. Maureen Belliveau resigns as Westfield BID director

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      Maureen Belliveau resigns as Westfield BID director

      Amid the Westfield Business Improvement District's dissolution process, Maureen Belliveau is stepping down as the BID's executive director. Kevin O'Connor, chair of the BID's board of directors, said Friday morning that Belliveau's exit does not come as a surprise, but the board hoped it would not happen before the BID's planned final dissolution Sept. 12.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Lisa McMahon   Westfield Business Improvement District

    11. Elizabeth Barajas-Román named to head Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts

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      Elizabeth Barajas-Román named to head Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts

      Elizabeth Barajas-Román has been named chief executive officer of the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts. Barajas-Román, who holds a master's degree from Harvard University, had been a manager at Pew Charitable Trusts, where she coordinated lobbying efforts on behalf of children's health. She succeeds long-time director Carla Oleska, who stepped down earlier this year and is now vice president of institutional development at Elms College in Chicopee.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Elms College

    12. Archipelago Investments expected to file plans for Carriage Shop redevelopment soon

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      Archipelago Investments expected to file plans for Carriage Shop redevelopment soon

      Archipelago, which is building Kendrick Place nearby, intends to raze the shops for a new mixed-use building of retail and residential. According to a purchase offer from Archipelago to members of the condominium trust, the company is offering $4.6 million for the purchase.

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      Mentions:   Amherst

    13. Jeffrey LaValley Joins Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity | BusinessWest

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      Jeffrey LaValley Joins Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity | BusinessWest

      LaValley’s primary responsibility is the development and execution of strategies to increase awareness and financial support of the affiliate’s mission. LaValley will play a pivotal role in implanting the organization’s capacity-building efforts, specifically the 30 in 3 campaign, the affiliate’s vision to serve 30 families in three years. He also will oversee Habitat’s annual resource-development plan, including outreach efforts to foster a positive identity for the affiliate in the community.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    14. Deerfield board selects Kayce Warren as next town administrator

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      Deerfield board selects Kayce Warren as next town administrator

      The Board of Selectmen has offered the post of town administrator, vacant for more than a year, to Kayce D. Warren, who is currently filling the position on an interim basis. "I'm pleased the board offered me the position," Warren said Thursday, declining to comment further on her intentions. The board made the selection Wednesday night, choosing Warren from a pool that originally included 14 candidates. There has been no permanent town administrator in Deerfield since Bernard Kubiak retired in June 2013. Wendy Foxmyn served as interim administrator from July 2013 to February 2014.

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    15. Fallon Health Appoints
 Jack Dill to Board of Directors

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      Fallon Health Appoints
 Jack Dill to Board of Directors

      Fallon Health, a nationally recognized healthcare-services organization, announced the appointment of B. John “Jack” Dill to its board of directors. Dill is president and CEO of Colebrook Realty Services Inc., a privately owned, full-service commercial real-estate firm headquartered in Springfield. Dill oversees commercial real-estate development, management, finance, brokerage, and consulting. Prior to this role, Dill was executive vice president of SIS Bancorp and SIS Bank (now TD Bank).

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    16. Beautification services end this week as Westfield Business Improvement District continues dissolution

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      Beautification services end this week as Westfield Business Improvement District continues dissolution

      Kevin O’Connor, chair of the BID’s board of directors, said the BID gave notice to its office landlord and is working with other organizations to hand off the torch for community events and services. He said the BID likely will complete its dissolution around mid-September.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Westfield Business Improvement District

    17. New Pioneer Valley Red Cross director Kim Goulette looks forward to new Springfield headquarters

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      New Pioneer Valley Red Cross director Kim Goulette looks forward to new Springfield headquarters

      The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter has a new executive director and soon it will have a new headquarters on Brookdale Drive.  The American Red Cross of Massachusetts announced Tuesday that Kim Goulette, most recently executive director of Lorraine's Soup Kitchen and Pantry in Chicopee, as the new head of the Pioneer Valley Chapter. She replaces Rick Lee, who is retiring. Lee, whose last day is Wednesday, will have spent 30 years with the Red Cross.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee

    18. Wisconsin-based developer buys vacant mills in Lee and Lenox Dale

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      Wisconsin-based developer buys vacant mills in Lee and Lenox Dale

      A Wisconsin-based development company has bought three vacant paper mills in western Massachusetts and is talking with local officials and others about how to use the properties. Niagara Worldwide of Niagara, Wisconsin, bought the Columbia and Greylock mills in Lee and the Niagara Mill in Lenox Dale. The sale prices weren't disclosed.

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    19. More housing and economic opportunities would help keep UMass students in Amherst area, consultants say

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      More housing and economic opportunities would help keep UMass students in Amherst area, consultants say

      Hiring an economic development director, creating more housing and affordable commercial space to promote start-ups were some of the preliminary recommendations consultants for U3 Advisors presented Tuesday afternoon to the Town Gown-Steering Committee. This was just a preliminary report and consultants will be coming back next month with a final report. In April, the town and the University of Massachusetts hired U3 Advisors of Philadelphia in partnership with Corneil Collaborative and The Cecil Group as the consultants to work on the town-gown issues of improving both housing availability and boosting economic development.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

    20. Hampshire Council of Governments saves money for members through joint purchasing

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      Hampshire Council of Governments saves money for members through joint purchasing

      Communities in the four Western Massachusetts counties found there is strength in unity, saving nearly $1 million by purchasing goods and services recently through the Hampshire Council of Governments. Working cooperatively with the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning
      Commission and the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District, the council, which has 15 member communities in Hampshire Country, saved an average of 48 percent by bidding on behalf of 116 police, fire and school department, according to executive assistant Lydia King.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    21. Associated industries of Massachusetts business confidence up on strong employment

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      Associated industries of Massachusetts business confidence up on strong employment

      Employers in Massachusetts are hiring again and gaining confidence in the economy, according to survey results released Tuesday by Associated Industries of Massachusetts.  The Associated industries business confidence index rose 2.5 points in July to 56.2 points on a 100-point scale where 50 is neutral. That's up from 53.7 points the month before in June and from 52.5 points in July 2013.  Associated industries is a statewide business group. The confidence index has been up and down since the start of the recession, said Andre Mayer, Associated Industries senior advisor.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield

    22. Holyoke is the Green city of the future

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      Holyoke is the Green city of the future

      The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) helped make Massachusetts the fourth-greenest state for building last year, but the facility’s highest-level certification by the U.S. Green Building Council was just the latest in a series of environmental successes achieved by the data center’s host city of Holyoke, which is remaking itself into an environmentally friendly center of modern urban living and commerce. These achievements, striking in a city anchored by 100-year-old mill buildings, have been enabled through a unique partnership among local and state government, academia and the business community.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    23. Agawam architects to design transit pavilion

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      Agawam architects to design transit pavilion

      Reinhardt Associates Inc. (RAI) of Agawam has been selected by the Pioneer Valley Transportation Authority (PVTA) to design the new Westfield Transit Pavilion, formerly referred as the Westfield Intermodal Transportation Center, at the corner of Elm and Arnold Streets. “They just told me last week we were awarded the project, so we don’t even have a contract signed,” said John MacMillan, president of RAI. “They went through a designer selection about a month ago, and told us last week, maybe even earlier this week, that we were awarded the contract.” While the design process is still in the earliest ...

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    24. Solar village proposed for former Belchertown State School

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      Solar village proposed for former Belchertown State School

      A private firm, Solar Design Associates, is expected to discuss their plans for a Solar Artisan Village at Wednesday’s meeting of the Belchertown Economic Development Industrial Corporation that would be built on the former state school grounds.The Aug. 6 meeting at Lawrence Memorial Hall begins at 7 p.m. According to a company representative, James Kelly, the concept would be called BelArts.  “The Solar Artisan Village will be a working environment that creates jobs and revenue for Belchertown. The new village, in the heart of Belchertown, will be home to entrepreneurs, start-ups and a creative economy.”

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment

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