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    1. Voices of the Valley: Oscar Ramos, owner, Xpress Money Solutions, Springfield

      Voices of the Valley: Oscar Ramos, owner, Xpress Money Solutions, Springfield

      I started my business in 2005 as an accounting and tax practice called Ramos Accounting and Tax Services. I had already been an accountant for about seven years and I felt there was a need in the Latino community for professional tax preparers and financial advisers. I got my start in an incubator office at the Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce. I started working with individual clients as well as specializing in small businesses, doing everything from bookkeeping to taxes and administration. After a year, I moved into an office at the Monarch Building with an accounting firm. It was ...

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    2. Bay Path College to feature Barbara Walters in 2014 Women's Leadership Conference

      Bay Path College to feature Barbara Walters in 2014 Women's Leadership Conference

      Barbara Walters will be this year's keynote speaker for the 2014 Women's Leadership Conference, "Own Your Story." "We are so excited to have Barbara Walters for this year's conference since she has made a career out of sharing people's stories," said Kathleen Wroblewski, the director of marketing and communications for Bay Path College. The annual conference draws thousands of women from across the Pioneer Valley. The conference has been a Bay Path tradition for 19 years. It will be held on April 25, from 7:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the MassMutual Center in ...

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    3. State Department of Transportation Secretary Richard Davey views East Longmeadow rotary, Interstate 91 viaduct

      State Department of Transportation Secretary Richard Davey views East Longmeadow rotary, Interstate 91 viaduct

      Sen. Gale D. Candaras, D-Wilbraham, and state Rep. Angelo J. Puppolo, D-Springfield, met with Davey to express their concerns about the region. "We wanted to show him the rotary in East Longmeadow because it really needs remediation," Candaras said. "The last time the issue was looked at was 14 years ago, and we wanted him to bring his fresh eyes and his expertise." The rotary sees an average of 49,000 cars a day and almost a daily accident, officials said.

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    4. Bay Path College Women's Leadership Conference in Springfield draws nearly 2,000

      Bay Path College Women's Leadership Conference in Springfield draws nearly 2,000

      Nearly 2,000 women from all walks of life gathered at the MassMutual Center Friday for a day filled with inspiring speeches and professional development during Bay Path College's 18th annual Women's Leadership Conference. The event doubled in participation from last year due, in part, to big name speakers scheduled to grace the stage including Susan Cain, the author of The New York Times best-selling book "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking." Featured keynote speaker actress, singer, author and entrepreneur Queen Latifah had a sit down interview with Bay Path College ...

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    5. Bay Path College Women's Leadership Conference underway at MassMutual Center

      Bay Path College Women's Leadership Conference underway at MassMutual Center

      The 18th Annual Bay Path College Women's Leadership Conference is underway with hundreds of women crowding the MassMutual Center. The popular event includes big name keynote speakers including Susan Cain, author of the New York Times Best selling book "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World Can't Stop Talking."

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    6. New England Farm Council Workers president Heriberto Flores sees bright future for downtown Springfield

      New England Farm Council Workers president Heriberto Flores sees bright future for downtown Springfield

      Flores is president of the New England Farm Workers Council, a nonprofit organization which has purchased several major pieces of property along Main Street, including the Paramount Theater, the Stonewall Tavern, and the block which houses the Fort and Student Prince restaurant.

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    7. Springfield's Food Zone International Supermarket caters to cuisine curious

      Springfield's Food Zone International Supermarket caters to cuisine curious

      The store has 50 employees and Ferreira said he tries to make them knowledgeable about the variety of items the store carries. Ferreira said people from surrounding communities are often hesitant to stop at the store because they are unfamiliar with the location or don’t want to come into the city, but once they do visit, they become regular customers.

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    8. UMass president Robert Caret discusses economic development with businesses in Holyoke, Springfield

      UMass president Robert Caret discusses economic development with businesses in Holyoke, Springfield
      “We always do an annual breakfast focusing on economic development and because UMass is one of the economic drivers of our region we felt it would be great to have the new president speak,” said Doris Ransford, president of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce.
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    9. Pioneer Valley Transit Authority unveils new energy efficient buses

      Pioneer Valley Transit Authority unveils new energy efficient buses
      PVTA Administrator Mary L. MacInnes said the spacious new buses will make it easier for riders with disabilities or older riders to get on and off the bus. The new fleet will also include an Intelligent Transportation System, which automatically announces stops and displays time information. The buses have cameras, automatic passenger counters and more, she said.
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    10. Springfield and Holyoke get $700,000 grant to promote higher education

      Pamela Boisvert, the vice president for higher education access services for the consortium, said the two communities will receive approximately $750,000 for the 2011-2012 year. The state plans on continuing the program for seven years totaling $35 million in grants. The expansion of funding means that Gear Up will be able to serve approximately 1,000 additional students per year.
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    11. The Republican to publish special section celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

      The Republican to publish special section celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
      In an effort to support and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month The Republican is including a special edition of it’s Spanish-language publication El Pueblo Latino in Thursday’s paper. More than 190,000 copies of this special edition have been printed and will distributed in 261 locations across Western Massachusetts.
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