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    1. Springfield awaits study to help sell former Chapman Valve property in Indian

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      Springfield awaits study to help sell former Chapman Valve property in Indian

      The city received no offers recently for the purchase and redevelopment of a 17.7 acre industrial property on Pinevale Street in Indian Orchard, part of the Chapman Valve site, but a city planner was undeterred by the snub. Brian Connors, the city's deputy director of planning and economic development, said the city will try again, but is awaiting the results of a reuse study for a nearby, 22-acre portion of the Chapman Valve property on Oak Street to aid the redevelopment efforts.

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      Mentions:   Brian M. Connors   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    2. Western New England University Sports Managment program accredited | masslive

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      Western New England University Sports Managment program accredited | masslive

      The Western New England University Sport Management program was recently accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) for 2014 through 2021. It is one of only two sport management programs in the U.S. accredited by both COSMA and AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International, according to a news release.  COSMA is a specialized accrediting body whose purpose is to promote and recognize excellence in sport management education worldwide in colleges and universities at the baccalaureate and graduate levels. COSMA reviews sport management programs and evaluates how well the program educates students and prepares them ...

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      Mentions:   Comcast   Western New England University   Springfield

    3. Springfield officials praise Putnam Vocational Technical Academy students for major house renovation project in Old Hill

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      Springfield officials praise Putnam Vocational Technical Academy students for major house renovation project in Old Hill

      City officials praised students from the Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy on Friday, saying their extensive work to renovate a blighted, tax-foreclosed house at 162 Tyler St., in Old Hill, has resulted in its sale and return to the tax rolls. "I think the Putnam kids did a great job and got some valuable experience," City Treasurer-Tax Collector Stephen J. Lonergan said. "The person buying it got a completely remodeled house. The city gets the house owner-occupied, and it helps the neighborhood. It's definitely a win for all sides."

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    4. Northampton: Construction of Massachusetts General cancer center at Cooley Dickinson begins next week

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      Northampton: Construction of Massachusetts General cancer center at Cooley Dickinson begins next week

      Cooley Dickinson Hospital will begin construction Monday on a $5 million addition to its cancer center, a project that's meant to strengthen its partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital and boost ease of treatment for patients and their families. The rotary and road in front of the hospital's North Building will be closed Monday through Friday as crane operators unload and position 108 steel beams onto the roof of what will become the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, according to hospital spokeswoman spokeswoman Christina Trinchero.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Cooley Dickinson Hospital

    5. 3 Chicopee construction projects to watch in 2015 | masslive

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      3 Chicopee construction projects to watch in 2015 | masslive

      The past year brought surprisingly little in development to Chicopee.  New restaurants opened after being built in the previous year with the Chicopee Crossing project, but it was otherwise pretty quiet, said Lee Pouliot, acting city planner.  'It has been a slow year in terms of development,' he said.  The most notable projects have been public ones, including the start of the renovation of the former Chicopee High School, which will be converted into a middle school, and the resumption of the rebuilding of the Willimansett Bridge.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield   Chicopee

    6. Pipeline proponent Kinder Morgan to hold open houses in Berkshire and Franklin counties | masslive

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      Pipeline proponent Kinder Morgan to hold open houses in Berkshire and Franklin counties | masslive

      National Grid, Berkshire Gas, and Columbia Gas are among a dozen New England local distribution companies which have signed agreements for capacity along the line, ISO New England CEO Gordon van Welie said last week. Power plants are expected to be big customers, but have not signed long-term contracts for the gas. Gas from any pipeline development in the Northeast could make its way to LNG compression and shipping facilities in Canada and Maine, said Van Welie.

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    7. Baystate Franklin in Greenfield breaks ground for $26 million surgery modernization project | masslive

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      Baystate Franklin in Greenfield breaks ground for $26 million surgery modernization project | masslive

      Baystate Franklin Medical Center hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday for its $26 million surgery modernization project.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield

    8. UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy cites progress on campus since his arrival in June 2012

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      UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy cites progress on campus since his arrival in June 2012

      University or Massachusetts Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy provided a kind of state of the state report to the Faculty Senate Thursday, outlining a number of accomplishments and goals ahead. He said he's been chancellor for a about 2 ½ years  - he took over in June 2012 form Robert C. Holub - and wanted "to take stock." He said he is an optimist and sees the glass as half full. He talked for about 10 minutes and would have answered questions but no one asked any.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    9. AIC to Host Interactive Program on Leadership Skills

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      AIC to Host Interactive Program on Leadership Skills

      Leadership is a position, a perspective, and a process. In today’s fast-paced, global environment, leaders need to be equipped with proven tools and techniques for leading their organizations’ teams. Successful leaders are masterful in crafting a vision, building alignment, and championing execution. Research shows there are proven best practices that leaders can develop.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    10. Filmmaker hopes to build 'cross-cultural bridge' in former Millers Falls church | masslive.com

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      Filmmaker hopes to build 'cross-cultural bridge' in former Millers Falls church | masslive.com

      A filmmaker working in Beijing for the past seven years hopes to resurrect a former church and transform the building into a cross-cultural bridge between China and the United States.  Richard J. Widmer purchased the former St. John’s Church and rectory in the village of Millers Falls here in December to become the Millers Falls Arts Bridge.

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      Mentions:   Northfield Mount Hermon School

    11. Springfield on the rise: Freedom Credit Union moves into new downtown operations center | masslive

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      Springfield on the rise: Freedom Credit Union moves into new downtown operations center | masslive

      Freedom Credit Union is moving employees into its new 12,000-square-foot operations center at 77 Boylston St., behind its main offices on Main Street as it grows in a changing marketplace for loans and saving and checking accounts.  The new office space, located in a former Hampden County Physician Associates location, cost $2.1 million including purchase of the property, Freedom Credit Union President and CEO Barry F. Crosby said.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    12. Lawmakers look to state tax code, state funding to bring businesses to Western Massachusetts | masslive

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      Lawmakers look to state tax code, state funding to bring businesses to Western Massachusetts | masslive

      The new governor, Republican Charlie Baker, is open to the use of tax incentives for targeted economic development. 'Expanding opportunities for everyone in the Commonwealth, especially those in areas that haven't seen the same success as the Boston area, is very important to the Baker-Polito Administration,' said Baker spokeswoman Elizabeth Guyton. 'In the immediate future, the Governor believes regulations that hamper entrepreneurs must be reduced and looks forward to working with legislators on tax incentives and other economic development initiatives.'

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

    13. New antiques store on Main Street in Wilbraham offers vintage furniture and accessories | masslive

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      New antiques store on Main Street in Wilbraham offers vintage furniture and accessories | masslive

      Cathy Hensley of Ludlow recently realized one of her dreams by opening Rooster Hollow antique shop, a vintage furniture and accessories store at 757 Main Street.
      The antiques shop is located in the building adjacent to Rice’s Fruit Farm, to the rear of the property.  Rice’s Fruit Farm is still being renovated Anthony Maloni, the new owner, awaiting an opening.  The Rooster Hollow antique shop opened in late fall.
        “We’re located in the old machine shop of Rice’s,” Hensley said. She said she is leasing her building, the red barn, from Maloni.  Hensley said she is ...

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    14. United Bank announces earnings of 3 cents per share with merger expense; stock takes tumble | masslive

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      United Bank announces earnings of 3 cents per share with merger expense; stock takes tumble | masslive

      United Bank announced financial results Tuesday reflecting its expenses from merging with Rockville Bank and from the planned closure of branches both in Massachusetts and Connecticut.  United Bank, which kept United's name but has Rockville's corporate structure, had net income of $1.4 million, or 3 cents per share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2014. This is compared to Rockville’s net income of $1.8 million, or 7 cents per share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2013

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Northampton   United Bank

    15. Foreign Policy

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      Foreign Policy

      Michelle Kowalsky’s business card declares that, among other things, she is the director of International Admissions at Western New England University.  She’s the first person in the 95-year history of the school to take the title, and that fact speaks to a rather large movement within higher education — and education in general.  Indeed, while schools in this region and across the country have always admitted international students, they have not pursued them in anything approaching the aggressive manner that they are now — for several reasons.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University

    16. Success Stories

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      Success Stories

      Nestled on the banks of Lower Mill Pond, the 500,000-square-foot Eastworks building, a converted mill, was once known as West Boylston Textile Company and later served as the headquarters building for Stanhome. But times have changed and so, too, have buildings throughout New England that once brought thousands of jobs during the height of mill and factory operation. In a wave of repurposing projects that marked the early 2000s, many of these buildings have found new life as mixed-use facilities.  And in Western Mass., Eastworks has led the way.

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    17. Springfield resident Victor Woolridge named as new UMass Board of Trustees chairman

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      Springfield resident Victor Woolridge named as new UMass Board of Trustees chairman

      Woolridge, who is vice president of Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, has chaired the UMass Board's Committee on Administration and Finance since 2011. His term on the board expires in 2019. He is a graduate of UMass-Amherst with a bachelor of arts degree in legal studies.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    18. Springfield on the rise: $15 million Sister Caritas Cancer Center expansion due for fall completion | masslive

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      Springfield on the rise: $15 million Sister Caritas Cancer Center expansion due for fall completion | masslive

      The Sisters of Providence Health System hopes to consolidate its cancer treatment operations in one location with the $15 million expansion of the Sister Caritas Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center.  The project will include the construction of 10 infusion bays for cancer treatments w, bringing the total number up to 32. the existing 22 infusion bays are in constant use and will be upgraded as well with more privacy as part of this project, according to information provided by Mercy Medical Center.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Sisters of Providence Health System

    19. Western New England University and Affiliated Chambers offer "Leadership 2015" | masslive

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      Western New England University and Affiliated Chambers offer "Leadership 2015" | masslive

      Western New England University and the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield are partnering to offer 'Leadership 2015: Skills for Personal, Organizational, and Community Development.'  There will be seven consecutive workshop sessions will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday from February 12 through March 26.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Western New England University   Springfield

    20. Want to finish college? UMass 'University Without Walls' offers undergraduate degrees, takes life experience into account

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      Want to finish college? UMass 'University Without Walls' offers undergraduate degrees, takes life experience into account

      "The University Without Walls is the bachelor's degree completion program of UMass Amherst. UWW has helped over 3,000 adults earn their degrees since 1971," said Jose Delgado, Pre-admissions Advising and Recruitment Coordinator. "The program is designed for the adult with maybe a career or a family who wouldn't be able to pursue their degree the traditional way."

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    21. Region needs energy upgrades, including more natural gas pipeline capacity, says grid operator ISO New England

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      Region needs energy upgrades, including more natural gas pipeline capacity, says grid operator ISO New England

      ISO New England, based in Holyoke, is the federally-regulated, independent organization which dispatches power plants over six states, administers wholesale energy markets, and works to ensure grid reliability. ISO stands for "Independent System Operator." Natural gas pipeline constraints are both hobbling the ability of New England power plants to produce competitively-priced electricity and threatening grid reliability, said Van Welie, who described the 2015 regional power grid as a "system in transition."

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    22. Springfield Falcons creating strong business partnership with MGM Springfield

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      Springfield Falcons creating strong business partnership with MGM Springfield

      The Springfield Falcons have already taken advantage of MGM Springfield's presence in the community, long before the resort and casino's grand opening in 2017. The two sides have been marketing partners since the beginning of the 2012-2013 season, and the relationship continues to grow. Chris Thompson, Vice President of Business Development for the Falcons, negotiated the marketing agreement with MGM Springfield. He calls it "a pretty well-rounded partnership" that allows MGM Springfield to gain brand exposure in the MassMutual Center while giving back to the community through the Falcons.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield Falcons   Springfield

    23. Westfield State University, Holyoke Community College ink agreement to lower college costs for students

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      Westfield State University, Holyoke Community College ink agreement to lower college costs for students

      The presidents of Westfield State University and Holyoke Community College said a new agreement between the institutions, capping the cost of an associate degree plus a bachelors's degree at $30,000 for eligible students, will expand access to a higher education to those who can't afford it while adding to the pool of highly skilled workers the region's economy needs.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Westfield State University   Holyoke

    24. Economists anticipate moderate growth in Massachusetts tax revenue next year | masslive

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      Economists anticipate moderate growth in Massachusetts tax revenue next year | masslive

      Alan Clayton-Matthews, an economist at Northeastern University's Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, added the state can use public investment to shield the state's economy somewhat from global factors. For example, he said, the state can invest in educating people and building infrastructure. 'If the state manages the public economy well, it will help growth in the future,' Clayton-Matthews said.

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