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    1. Smith & Wesson parent company splits in two; firearm maker retains name, will be headquartered in Springfield

      Smith & Wesson parent company splits in two; firearm maker retains name, will be headquartered in Springfield

      Smith & Wesson changed its name to American Outdoor Brands in 2016 as part of a diversification push — the opposite corporate strategy from the one announced Wednesday.Smith & Wesson has has 1,600 employees at its Springfield manufacturing plant. New companies Smith & Wesson Brands Inc., based in Springfield, will encompass the firearms business, and American Outdoor Brands Inc. will include the outdoor products and accessories businesses, which sell everything from pocketknives to saws and gun cleaning supplies. Corporate spokeswoman Liz Sharp didn’t respond to emailed questions Wednesday

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    2. Survey: Western Massachusetts tourism up thanks marketing, Dr. Seuss museum, MGM

      Survey: Western Massachusetts tourism up thanks marketing, Dr. Seuss museum, MGM

      Visitors to Springfield and the rest of Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties are more likely to be millennials, wealthier and spending more than they did three years ago, before MGM Springfield and the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum opened.The latest Western Mass Visitor Profile survey results, released Wednesday by the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, showed the share of visitors to the region ages 18-24 climbed from 10% in 2013 to 19% in 2019. Visitors ages 25-34 years old increased from 25% in 2013 to 28% in 2019.

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    3. Rep. Richard Neal, quoting Ronald Reagan, makes case for expanding earned income, child tax credit

      Rep. Richard Neal, quoting Ronald Reagan, makes case for expanding earned income, child tax credit

      Research suggests expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit, like U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal wants to do, would boost 1.9 million Massachusetts families, giving a quarter of the state’s population tax cuts or refunds averaging $1,820 in 2020. “And the best part about it is that it is an incentive to work,” said Neal, a Springfield Democrat and chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.

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    4. Springfield Union Station platform nears completion; Amtrak sees record-breaking year

      Springfield Union Station platform nears completion; Amtrak sees record-breaking year

      The refurbished Platform C at Springfield’s Union Station should be completed in three or four weeks, possibly in time for the busy Thanksgiving and Christmas travel seasons, according to the Springfield Redevelopment Authority, which owns and manages the depot. At issue are final touches to the elevator that will bring passengers up from the station’s concourse and pedestrian tunnel to the platforms where they board trains, said Executive Director Christopher J. Moskal.

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    5. CVS opens near MGM Springfield Sunday; developer says it’ll draw shoppers to neighborhood

      CVS opens near MGM Springfield Sunday; developer says it’ll draw shoppers to neighborhood

      CVS opens its $2 million store Sunday in the new Davenport Square on Main Street across from MGM Springfield in the city’s South End. It's a step landlord and developer Charles Irving, president of Davenport Properties, said will help existing businesses and lure new ones to the neighborhood. One criticism of MGM is that it has not, as promised, brought a retail rejuvenation to the surrounding neighborhood.

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    6. MassHire Springfield Career Center plans move

      MassHire Springfield Career Center plans move

      MassHire Springfield Career Center, which used to be known as FutureWorks until a statewide rebranding last year, is moving to 95 Liberty St., near the post office and Union Station. MassHire will move out of its offices in the Springfield Technical Community College Technology Park on Saturday, Dec 14, and open in the new location on Wednesday, Dec 18.

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    7. Williams Distributing sells Chicopee warehouse and land for $5 million as part of Quality Beverage deal

      Williams Distributing sells Chicopee warehouse and land for $5 million as part of Quality Beverage deal

      Quality Beverage paid $5 million for the Williams Distributing real estate at 880 Burnett Road last month, according to documents on file with the Hampden County Registry of Deeds. In August, officials with both companies announced that Quality Beverage would buy the Chicopee-based beer distributorship — the business and the real estate — for an undisclosed sum.

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    8. End of partnership with US HealthVest could delay plans for Baystate Health psychiatric hospital in Holyoke

      End of partnership with US HealthVest could delay plans for Baystate Health psychiatric hospital in Holyoke

      Baystate Health’s search for a new partner in its quest to build a standalone psychiatric hospital in Holyoke might set the project back three to six months. “But we feel that the plan is a good one,” Baystate President and President and CEO Mark A. Keroack said. “We are committed to finding a partner who can make this happen.”

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    9. Baystate Health cuts ties with embattled US HealthVest; seeks new partner for proposed Holyoke behavioral health facility

      Baystate Health cuts ties with embattled US HealthVest; seeks new partner for proposed Holyoke behavioral health facility

      Baystate Health announced Wednesday that it has split with US HealthVest, ending a partnership on a proposed $30 million inpatient behavioral health hospital after published reports alleging substandard care at the for-profit company’s facilities in other states.

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    10. Big Y opens two new stores, hires 225 employees

      Big Y opens two new stores, hires 225 employees

      Big Y will open two new Connecticut World Class Market locations — at 656 New Haven Avenue in Derby and 150 Boston Post Road in Milford — on Thursday, Nov. 7, the Springfield-based chain announced Monday. The supermarket chain said it began construction on both the 55,060-square-foot Milford market and 59,502-square-foot Derby location in January. Big Y hired 135 new employees in Milford and 90 employees in Derby.

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    11. Springfield Y opens Tower Square child education center; fitness center expected by end of the month

      Springfield Y opens Tower Square child education center; fitness center expected by end of the month

      As workers stocked supplies Friday in the YMCA of Greater Springfield Learning Center at Tower Square, CEO Dexter Johnson crawled into a cabinet to fix a sink drain. "You have to do what you have to do," Johnson joked. Because on Monday morning — starting before 7 a.m. — 200 youngsters participating in the Y’s educational programs for preschoolers, and before- and after-school programs for older children, will arrive for the first time at the new facility.

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    12. Long-awaited Springfield Innovation Center restoration nears completion; Bridge Street scaffolding to come down next week

      Long-awaited Springfield Innovation Center restoration nears completion; Bridge Street scaffolding to come down next week

      Artisans working nearly four stories above Bridge Street affixed this week the last bits of replacement decorative terra-cotta tile on the soon-to-be-revealed facade of the Springfield Innovation Center. The scaffolding, in place since September 2018, will come down next week, said Chris Russell, executive director of the Springfield Business Improvement District, which is managing the Innovation Center project for owner DevelopSpringfield.

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    13. Hooplandia tournament will inject $12M into Springfield-area economy, visitors bureau says

      Hooplandia tournament will inject $12M into Springfield-area economy, visitors bureau says

      Hooplandia, the 3-on-3 basketball tournament coming to The Big E and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in June, could mean $12 million in local spending. To put that number in perspective, the 2019 American Hockey League All-Star Classic Game at the MassMutual Center in January pumped $2.8 million through the local economy, said Mary Kay Wydra, president of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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    14. Big boost on campus: Massachusetts could offer a match for donations to UMass, public universities, community colleges

      Big boost on campus: Massachusetts could offer a match for donations to UMass, public universities, community colleges

      Donors to endowment funds at state universities and community colleges, including University of Massachusetts campuses, could see their dollars partially matched under a supplemental budget pending on Beacon Hill. "Their money goes further, and who doesn't want their money to go further," said Erica Broman, vice president for institutional advancement at Westfield State University and executive director of the Westfield State Foundation.

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    15. Auctions set for downtown Springfield buildings, including landmark at State and Main

      Auctions set for downtown Springfield buildings, including landmark at State and Main

      Three downtown Springfield buildings, two of them five-story landmarks facing Main Street, are scheduled to be sold at auction Nov. 15. All three are owned by Louis Masaschi and Jeanette Norman Masaschi of JLL Realty — but under different corporate names for each property. This is according to property records kept by the city and by the Hampden Registry of Deeds, cross referenced with corporate records kept by the secretary of state.

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    16. Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce honors ‘Super 60;’ local businesses lauded for growth in 2019

      Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce honors ‘Super 60;’ local businesses lauded for growth in 2019

      The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce honored local companies Friday for revenue growth and total revenue at its annual Super 60 luncheon. Sheila Coon, founder of Hot Oven Cookies, a business she grew from her home with the help of Valley Venture Mentors and SPARK EforAll in Holyoke was the keynote speaker.

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    17. Kentucky Fried Chicken, Wendy’s, PeoplesBank and urgent care planned for Center Street in Ludlow

      Kentucky Fried Chicken, Wendy’s, PeoplesBank and urgent care planned for Center Street in Ludlow

      The Center Street neighborhood near the MassPike entrance/exit will be getting busier with three projects from two developers totaling $6 million in investment. The projects include a PeoplesBank branch, Wendy’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, ConvenientMD urgent care and retail building where the tenants are not-as-yet made public, according to Town Planner Doug Stefancik.

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    18. The Big E buys vacant Memorial Avenue building for $1.5M

      The Big E buys vacant Memorial Avenue building for $1.5M

      The Big E has added to its 175-acre footprint in town, recently buying a closed day care center at 915 Memorial Ave. for $1.5 million. The property — a one-time Burger Chef restaurant — is located at the corner of Memorial and Circuit avenues at the Eastern States Exposition’s well-used Gate 9. The deed was recorded in the Hampden County Registry of Deeds on Oct. 9.

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