1. Western Mass. 'overlooked and underappreciated,' economist says at Knowledge Corridor event

    Western Mass. 'overlooked and underappreciated,' economist says at Knowledge Corridor event

    Klepper-Smith, the economic adviser to Farmington Bank, spoke at the New England Knowledge Corridor Partnership's Mayor's Fall Economic forum hosted by Central Connecticut State University. Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chicopee Mayor Richard J. Kos both spoke, as did mayors from Hartford, New Britain and New Haven, Connecticut. The purpose of the meeting was to get the mayors together to learn and to share solutions and best practices for situations they all deal with, said Timothy Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and one of the organizers of Wednesday's event.

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