1. Articles from Suzanne McLaughlin, The Republican

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    1. Residents turn out to hear Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans for $260 million repair of I-91 viaduct

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      Residents turn out to hear Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans for $260 million repair of I-91 viaduct

      More than 100 people turned out Tuesday night at the Basketball Hall of Fame to hear plans by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for a $260 million rehabilitation of the Interstate 91 viaduct between State Street and the I-291 ramps.  Michael O’Dowd, project manager for MassDOT, said the rehabilitation is needed to insure the safety of the road.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame   Springfield Symphony Orchestra

    2. Joanne Marqusee named president/CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care

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      Joanne Marqusee named president/CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care

      Joanne Marqusee has been named the next president/CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care.  Her appointment was approved Tuesday by the Board of Trustees, which approved the recommendation of the search committee.  Marqusee will join Cooley Dickinson on March 31 from Hallmark Health System, located just north of Boston, where she has served since 2009 as executive vice president and chief operating officer.  Matthew M. Pitoniak, who is chief executive officer, chairman of the Board of Trustees and search committee chairmanr, said the selection of Marqusee fulfills the search committee’s goals.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    3. Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella attends White House summit on increasing college opportunity for low-income students

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      Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella attends White House summit on increasing college opportunity for low-income students

      Lynn Pasquerella, president of Mount Holyoke College, was one of 85 college presidents who attended a White House summit on Thursday to discuss increasing college opportunity for low-income and disadvantaged students. Pasquerella said the White House was interested in hearing the ideas of college presidents to increase college affordability to low-income students.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Mount Holyoke College   Holyoke

    4. State tax credit given WinnDevelopment for independent living apartments at Ludlow mills

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      State tax credit given WinnDevelopment for independent living apartments at Ludlow mills

      Kenneth Delude, president of Westmass Area Development Corp., which is overseeing redevelopment of the Ludlow Mills, said, “This is the fifth round of funds from the Secretary of State’s office, bringing the funding so far to $1.9 million for the senior housing project.  WinnDevelopment will now apply for federal historical tax credits to further fund the $24.5 million project, Delude said.

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      Mentions:   HealthSouth   Ludlow Mills   Westmass Area Development Corp.

    5. Advantages of diversity, inclusion touted at conference sponsored by Baystate Health

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      Advantages of diversity, inclusion touted at conference sponsored by Baystate Health

      More than 360 people attended a daylong Diversity and Inclusion Conference Tuesday at the MassMutual Center, sponsored by Baystate Health. Attendees came from northern Connecticut and Western Massachusetts as well as the eastern part of the state, Kimberly Williams, an organizer of the event, said.  Partners and underwriters for the event included Big Y, Health New England, United Way of Pioneer Valley, YMCA of Greater Springfield and Freedom Credit Union, among others.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   MassMutual   Springfield Technical Community College

    6. All electronic tolling system on Massachusetts Turnpike unpopular with residents at public hearing in Springfield

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      All electronic tolling system on Massachusetts Turnpike unpopular with residents at public hearing in Springfield

      The administration of Gov. Deval L. Patrick is moving forward on a $250 million plan to demolish toll plazas, eliminate the positions of toll collectors and install all-electronic tolling on the Massachusetts Turnpike by 2017.  Thomas Walling of Wilbraham said the Massachusetts Turnpike was built in the early 1960s and residents were told the tolls it would be paid off by 1982.  “It’s been paid off twice,” Walling said. “We don’t need these devices.”  Other residents said they are concerned the electronic tolling system would be used to charge drivers with speeding. Massachusetts Department of Transportation spokesman Michael ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    7. Craig Melin to resign as president and CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care

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      Craig Melin to resign as president and CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care

      After 25 years of service, Craig Melin will resign as president and CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care, hospital trustees announced Monday. Matthew M. Pitoniak, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cooley Dickinson, said the Board of Trustees was pleased that Melin will stay on for six months to complete initiatives that have been critical to the transformation of Cooley Dickinson in the face of changes in the health care environment.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    8. Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts accepting scholarship applications

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      Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts accepting scholarship applications

      The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts is now accepting applications to award roughly $2 million in scholarships and interest-free loans for local students planning to pursue education at the undergraduate and graduate levels for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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    9. Solar panel installation underway on old town landfill in Ludlow

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      The Board of Selectmen has signed a contract with Borrego Solar Systems of Lowell for a 20-year contract for the lease of 17 acres of the old town landfill, Harrington said.  In exchange for the lease of property to the solar company, the town will get a credit for energy purchases. Electricity now costs the town 9 cents per kilowatt hour. The price to the town will come down to 5 cents per kilowatt hour, Harrington said. That will result in an electricity savings to the town of about $80,000 to $100,000 the first year, Harrington said.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield   Holyoke   Easthampton

    10. Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School district wins $1.1 million federal grant for elementary counseling

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      Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School district wins $1.1 million federal grant for elementary counseling

      U.S. Rep Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, visited the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District Thursday to celebrate the receipt by the district of a $1.1 million elementary counseling grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The federal initiative was established to support counseling programs in schools, with the goal of increasing the number of qualified mental health professionals available to expand counseling services.  “As we educate our children, it is important to make the learning experience as welcoming as possible,” Neal said. “The U.S. Department of Education is initiating innovative strategies for success, and I am pleased the ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    11. U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal to be in WMass Thursday with U.S. Sen. John Kerry, will announce $1.1 million grant for Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District

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      U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal to be in WMass Thursday with U.S. Sen. John Kerry, will announce $1.1 million grant for Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District

      Neal then will also make a $1.1 million federal grant announcement at Minnechaug Regional High School at 11:15 a.m.  Neal also plans to take the time to teach a class at the high school.  The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District an elementary counseling grant of $1.1 million. One of only 60 recipients in 24 states, the federal assistance will support counseling programs in schools, with the goal of increasing the number of qualified mental health professionals available to expand the availability, quantity and quality of counseling services.

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      Mentions:   John Kerry   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    12. Gov. Deval Patrick seeks to eliminate local housing authorities, replace them with 6 regional agencies

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      Gov. Deval Patrick seeks to eliminate local housing authorities, replace them with 6 regional agencies

      William H. Abrashkin, executive director of the Springfield Housing Authority, which is the second largest authority in the state, said , “Governor Patrick is a tremendous supporter of affordable housing, including public housing. He’s been there himself, and he understands how vital it is to tens of thousands of members of the public and to the fabric of the community.”

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    13. Wilbraham to consider leasing closed landfill for solar panels

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      Town Administrator Robert Weitz told the Board of Selectmen Monday night that he has appointed an advisory task force to make a recommendation on leasing a portion of the closed town landfill for solar panels.  Weitz said there has been an expression of interest from two solar companies to lease the landfill for solar panels.  Serving on the advisory task force will be DPW Director Edmond Miga, Town Planner John Pearsall and Ed Cinedella, facilities manager for the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District.

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      Mentions:   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    14. Valley Gives on track to meet $1 million fund-raising goal

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      Valley Gives on track to meet $1 million fund-raising goal

      Valley Gives, the new online, 24-hour philanthropic fund-raising campaign, was on track to meet its $1 million goal, Kristin Leutz, vice president of philanthropic services for the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, said.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Greenfield

    15. Partners for a Healthier Community in Springfield among 5 New England agencies to win EPA environmental justice grants

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      Partners for a Healthier Community in Springfield among 5 New England agencies to win EPA environmental justice grants

      Partners for a Healthier Community at 280 Chestnut Street in Springfield applied for the grant to foster full resident participation in efforts to reduce air pollution and other environmental risks in Springfield.  Through outreach via the citywide Healthy Environment/Healthy Springfield, city residents have called for more opportunities to receive education and information on air pollution in the neighborhoods they live in and take action to reduce air pollution in their neighborhoods.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    16. Ludlow Mills project included in latest Massachusetts brownfields cleanup funding

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      Ludlow Mills project included in latest Massachusetts brownfields cleanup funding

      Kenn W. Delude, president of Westmass, said the Ludlow Mills redevelopment project is the largest brownfield mill redevelopment project in New England.
      He said the remediation funds helped attract HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts which broke ground last summer on a new $27 million rehabilitation hospital at the site.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Ludlow Mills   Timothy P Murray

    17. Bright Nights at Forest Park begins 18th season as Western Massachusetts prepares for Thanksgiving

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      Bright Nights at Forest Park begins 18th season as Western Massachusetts prepares for Thanksgiving

      Sarno and his family were joined by Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray and his family, Maj. Gen. Scott Rice, Massachusetts National Guard Acting Adjutant General, and Spirit of Springfield Chairman Daniel Walsh and President Judith Matt.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    18. Ameristar Casinos official: Company will meet Springfield deadline to submit Massachusetts application fee

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      Ameristar Casinos official: Company will meet Springfield deadline to submit Massachusetts application fee

      Jonathan Little, director of government and community affairs for Ameristar Springfield, told the neighborhood council the casino company will meet a deadline of Dec. 14 set by the city of Springfield to file a $400,000 state application fee.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    19. Maple High Six Corners residents say they favor MGM Resorts casino in Springfield's South End

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      Residents at a meeting of the Maple High Six Corners Neighborhood Council said they favor by a show of hands an MGM Resorts casino plan for the tornado ravaged South End.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    20. Helen Caulton-Harris, Hector Toledo appointed chairs of HCC and STCC by Gov. Deval Patrick

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      Helen Caulton-Harris, Hector Toledo appointed chairs of HCC and STCC by Gov. Deval Patrick

      Education Secretary S. Paul Reville said the intent of the plan is to create a more integrated, effective community college system that is both responsive to both local and statewide employer needs by giving community colleges additional capacity to expand their efforts to provide students with high-quality, relevant educational and training programs.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    21. Rebuilding Together Springfield celebrates 20th anniversary

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      Rebuilding Together Springfield celebrates 20th anniversary

      Rebuilding Together Springfield celebrated its 20th anniversary in Springfield Wednesday in the TD Bank building lobby on Main Street.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   TD Bank   Springfield

    22. Springfield honored for reading proficiency initiative

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      Springfield honored for reading proficiency initiative

      Ralph Smith, managing director of the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and Executive Vice President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, presented a Community Pacesetter certificate to a community Reading Success by 4th Grade leadership team. The team includes educators, business and community leaders and philanthropy leaders in the community.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    23. The Republican receives 2 New England Newspaper & Press Association awards

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      The Republican receives 2 New England Newspaper & Press Association awards

      The Sunday Republican has been selected to receive the 2012 Sunday Newspaper of the Year Award from the New England Newspaper & Press Association for Sunday newspapers with a circulation of more than 70,000.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   The Republican

    24. Gov. Deval Patrick's capital plan includes $5.4 million for Springfield Union Station parking garage, $350,000 for Upper Bondsville Dam repair

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      Gov. Deval Patrick's capital plan includes $5.4 million for Springfield Union Station parking garage, $350,000 for Upper Bondsville Dam repair

      The five-year plan includes $5.4 million in fiscal 2013 for the Union Station Parking Garage in Springfield, featuring construction of a 480-space parking garage to be used in conjunction with the redevelopment of the Union Station Regional Intermodal Transportation Center, a $45 million project with multiple funding sources.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

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