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    1. Hundreds to Join United Way Day of Caring Throughout Western Mass. Today

      Hundreds to Join United Way Day of Caring Throughout Western Mass. Today

      Today, Sept. 20, marks United Way of Pioneer Valley’s 25th annual  Day of Caring, as about 250 volunteers will roll up their sleeves and render volunteer service to dozens of local nonprofit agencies. This year, 25 nonprofit agencies are participating in Day of Caring, and more than 30 unique projects that will take place. The United Way of Pioneer Valley Day of Caring is the largest volunteer day of service in Western Mass., bringing together local businesses and nonprofit agencies to accomplish meaningful work in the community.

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    2. Bay Path, Local Businesses Team with Paragus to Give Students Cybersecurity Experience

      Bay Path, Local Businesses Team with Paragus to Give Students Cybersecurity Experience

      Last spring, Bay Path University and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts teamed with Paragus IT to offer state-subsidized, low-cost audits to aid in cybersecurity efforts for local businesses. A $250,000 grant from the Commonwealth gives Bay Path students an opportunity to gain on-the-job experience helping small businesses protect their data and secure their networks. The first semester of the program was a success, and organizers are now recruiting businesses for the next round. As the first women’s college in the country to offer a master’s-degree program in cybersecurity management, Bay Path is on the leading edge of a ...

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    3. Environmental regulators will view site of 220 cottages proposed along Forest Lake in Palmer - masslive.com

      Environmental regulators will view site of 220 cottages proposed along Forest Lake in Palmer - masslive.com

      State environmental regulators are scheduled Monday to review Forest Lake Properties’ request to build 220 seasonal cottages along Forest Lake during a site visit to the 551 River St. property.  After the site visit there will be an indoor meeting at which public comment will be sought.  The project requires approval from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

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    4. Unify Against Bullying to Award 22 Microgrants on Oct. 21

      Unify Against Bullying to Award 22 Microgrants on Oct. 21

      Unify Against Bullying announced it will award $21,000 in microgrants to 22 recipients at its combination grant awards ceremony and all-inclusive fashion show. The event is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 21, during National Bullying Prevention Month, at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. “Unify is excited to be able to award this amount, which is our largest yet to date,” Executive Director Christine Maiwald said. “We had so many wonderful applications that it was a difficult task for our volunteer grant committee to choose. The committee chose a total of 21 anti-bullying initiatives that were in line with Unify’s ...

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    5. ADDFab Offers Hands-on Experience with 3D Printing

      ADDFab Offers Hands-on Experience with 3D Printing

      The Advanced Digital Design & Fabrication Lab (ADDFab) at UMass Amherst will offer two classes providing hands-on 3D-printing experience from CAD design to finished parts. Attendees will use an EOS P110 selective laser sintering machine in a one-day course, or an EOS M290 direct metal laser sintering printer over two and a half days. With a maximum of three students per course, participants will get to do the printing and get all their questions about additive manufacturing answered. Two seats are available in the next polymer course, and one seat is available in the upcoming metal course. ADDFab will work with ...

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    6. Amazon moving ahead in Holyoke despite layoffs at New England contractor

      Amazon moving ahead in Holyoke despite layoffs at New England contractor

      Amazon has already begun recruiting for the 235 jobs it’s promised at the $5.6 million distribution center it’s fitting out at 161 Lower Westfield Road. The internet retailing giant told City Hall it expects to open the facility in November, just in time for the Christmas rush, said Mike Bloomberg, chief of staff to Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse.

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    7. L.L. Bean sets opening date for Hadley store; first 200 customers will draw gift cards worth up to $500

      L.L. Bean sets opening date for Hadley store; first 200 customers will draw gift cards worth up to $500

      L.L. Bean will open its new store in the Mountain Farms Mall Oct. 18, the Maine-based retailer announced Wednesday. The store will employ approximately 50 staff members, according to a news release. L.L. Bean also said the store will host free L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Programs year-round, including product demonstrations, map and compass clinics, and guest speakers, as well as hiking and biking outings and community service activities.

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    8. Women’s Business Owners Alliance of the Pioneer Valley to Present Awards on Oct. 24

      Women’s Business Owners Alliance of the Pioneer Valley to Present Awards on Oct. 24

      The Women’s Business Owners Alliance of the Pioneer Valley (WBOA) will hold its 2019 Business Woman of the Year Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Delaney House in Holyoke. Patricia Banas, owner and president of Latka Printing in Westfield, will be named the 2019 Business Woman of the Year, an honor given to a member who has contributed to WBOA in a significant way and is a role model who inspires other women to be successful.

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    9. Holyoke Medical Center Opens New Service Location

      Holyoke Medical Center Opens New Service Location

      Holyoke Medical Center announced the opening of a new service location at 5 Hospital Dr., which will include the HMC Pulmonology Center, thoracic surgeons, the Lung Cancer Screening Program, and a new Pulmonary Function Testing Lab. The location opened Sept. 9. An open house has been scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. “Over the past six months, we have welcomed three new pulmonology physicians and have renovated the 5 Hospital Drive location to better meet the needs of our pulmonary patients. Bringing the services of pulmonology, thoracic, lung-cancer screening, and pulmonary functions tests together in ...

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    10. Springfield gets $1.1 million grant to hire 8 new firefighters - masslive.com

      Springfield gets $1.1 million grant to hire 8 new firefighters - masslive.com

      The city will use a $1.1 million grant to hire eight new firefighters, allowing the Springfield Fire Department to add two firefighters to each shift.  Officials announced the $1,138,310 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency at the Raymond M. Sullivan Public Safety Complex on Carew Street Tuesday. The grant is awarded over a three-year period under the SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response) program, local officials said.

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    11. Springfield Cultural Compact’s ‘Thank an Artist’ set for Saturday at MGM Springfield - masslive.com

      Springfield Cultural Compact’s ‘Thank an Artist’ set for Saturday at MGM Springfield - masslive.com

      The Springfield Cultural Compact is proud of the rich and diverse Springfield creative community, so to say thank you, it’s sponsoring a Thank an Artist event this weekend. “We want to recognize and showcase the work of all Springfield artists and create deep and lasting connections among Springfield’s creative community,” said Karen M. Finn, executive director of the Springfield Cultural Partnership.

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    12. Amazon delivery contractor lays off hundreds in Massachusetts, Connecticut, state documents say

      Amazon delivery contractor lays off hundreds in Massachusetts, Connecticut, state documents say

      A delivery service is ending its contract with Amazon and laying off 201 drivers in Massachusetts and another 74 who work out of Bristol, Connecticut. Urban Mobility Now, with offices in Boston and Bristol, told departments of labor in both states last week that the layoffs will be effective Oct. 9, according to documents made public under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The Massachusetts layoffs are in Chelsea, Dedham and Milford, according to WARN notices filed Sept. 12 with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

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    13. History lesson: Massachusetts must not retreat from education reforms that drove student achievement (Guest viewpoint) - masslive.com

      History lesson: Massachusetts must not retreat from education reforms that drove student achievement (Guest viewpoint) - masslive.com

      If there’s one lesson we can take from the current debate about updating the Commonwealth’s public education funding formula, it’s the importance of understanding history. For over a decade, as memories of the success of Massachusetts’ 1993 Education Reform Act have receded, state policy makers have increasingly made decisions that reveal lack of awareness of what made it so successful. We must stem that tide if we are to get state education aid right.

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    14. Consumer Demand Is High in Home Improvement — but Skilled Labor Is Elusive

      Consumer Demand Is High in Home Improvement — but Skilled Labor Is Elusive

      With home-improvement demand surging in 2019, contractors say they can pick and choose from available jobs, which isn’t always ideal for consumers, who often have trouble finding a professional who can fit them in. In realty, most contractors would love to take on more jobs — but can’t because it’s not easy to find talent, especially young talent with the potential to grow with a company over the long term.

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    15. Valley Solar Shines a Light on Benefits of Solar Panels

      Valley Solar Shines a Light on Benefits of Solar Panels

      With green-energy usage in homes rapidly increasing, there is no shortage of competition in the solar field. Home and business owners are looking for ways to save money and protect the environment, and with 211 solar installers in the state of Massachusetts, there are plenty of options. This makes standing out even more important for companies like Valley Solar, which installs solar panels for families and businesses alike.

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    16. Sen. Eric Lesser Calls for East-West Rail at Western Mass. Transportation Forum

      Sen. Eric Lesser Calls for East-West Rail at Western Mass. Transportation Forum

      State Sen. Eric Lesser said the biggest step toward unlocking the vast economic potential of Western Mass. is solving the region’s transportation crisis. In a keynote address Friday at the Food Bank of Western Mass. Transportation Forum, the senator outlined a modern transportation network that would finally connect Springfield and its surrounding areas to Boston. “In many ways, Western Mass. has an inverse challenge from Metro Boston. We have a fantastic quality of life; we have a lot to offer,” Lesser said. “Imagine if we had a one-seat ride — 80 minutes — from Springfield’s Union Station to Boston’s ...

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    17. Family Business Center Announces Two Events This Week - BusinessWest

      Family Business Center Announces Two Events This Week - BusinessWest

      The Family Business Center’s (FBC) dinner forum on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke will address three issues that are critical to every business. The presenters are strategic partners of the FBC, including Ross Giombetti discussing “How to Not Go Off Track with Onboarding,” Lauren Ostberg of Bulkley Richardson on “Cybersecurity Is More Than Virus-protection Software,” and Tim Murphy of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. on “Your Employee Handbook: Is It a Ticking Time Bomb?”

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    18. A new study finds Massachusetts is the best place to start a business in the U.S. - masslive.com

      A new study finds Massachusetts is the best place to start a business in the U.S. - masslive.com

      Companies looking for an environment where their business can flourish need look no further than Massachusetts according to a new study.  Software engineering company Nulab analyzed data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and reported Massachusetts scored highly on the likelihood of businesses surviving in the first year.  The Bay State was also top for the most stable business timelines over the course of three years.

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    19. Western Massachusetts nonprofit leaders to work with Carly Fiorina in leadership training supported by MassMutual Foundation

      Western Massachusetts nonprofit leaders to work with Carly Fiorina in leadership training supported by MassMutual Foundation

      Carly Fiorina, the first woman to lead a Fortune 500 company, will visit Western Massachusetts again this week to offer leadership training to nonprofits in the region. Unlocking Potential, a foundation founded by Fiorina that works to strengthen leadership in nonprofits, partnered with the MassMutual Foundation to offer the training.

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    20. CRRC announces apprentice program for Springfield rail car plant; first such program in the U.S.

      CRRC announces apprentice program for Springfield rail car plant; first such program in the U.S.

      CRRC MA and the Sheet Metal Workers Local 63 have created a registered apprentice program for mechanical production worker training in rail car manufacturing at CRRC’s mammoth factory in East Springfield. The program at the plant — now building Orange Line subway cars for the T and soon to start work on Red Line cars — is the first apprenticeship program in the U.S. for rail car manufacturing, according to a news release.

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    21. Gov. Baker Appoints Joanne Marqusee to GCC Board of Trustees

      Gov. Baker Appoints Joanne Marqusee to GCC Board of Trustees

      Greenfield Community College (GCC) recently welcomed Joanne Marqusee, president and CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care (CDHC), to its board of trustees. One of 11 trustees, she was officially appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker on Aug. 30 and will replace former trustee Elizabeth Sillin. Marqusee has been a respected healthcare leader for over three decades. Before coming to Cooley in 2014, she served as chief operating officer and executive vice president of Hallmark Health, after having spent 15 years at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston as senior vice president. With a master’s degree in public policy from ...

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    22. UMass Amherst Startup a Winner in Massachusetts Tech Transfer Contest

      UMass Amherst Startup a Winner in Massachusetts Tech Transfer Contest

      Ernest Pharmaceuticals, a startup venture based at UMass Amherst’s Institute of Applied Life Sciences (IALS), is one of four companies to win $2,500 from the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC) in a business-pitch poster competition in Boston. This recognizes the groundbreaking young biotech firm as it brings its research on programmed bacteria that deliver anti-cancer treatment to tumors from lab to market. Ernest Pharmaceuticals CEO and bioengineer Nele Van Dessel presented the poster at MTTC’s 12th annual Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day; the company was one among 30 vying for four prizes. She said she and co-founder ...

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    23. Delaney’s Market beer and wine license approved in Westfield; Wilbraham location opens next week

      Delaney’s Market beer and wine license approved in Westfield; Wilbraham location opens next week

      Westfield officials this week approved a beer-and-wine package store license for the Delaney’s Market planned at the Little River Plaza by restaurateur Peter Rosskothen. With another Delaney’s Market at 2030 Boston Road in Wilbraham set to open Tuesday, Rosskothen said he’s nearing his goal of having four Delaney’s Market locations open by the end of this year. He opened the flagship Delaney’s market in the Longmeadow Shops in 2016. The Springfield Delaney’s Market opened at 1365 Main St. in June.

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