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    1. Westfield Vocational Technical High School to add robotics to manufacturing technology department

      Funding for the estimated $40,000 project will come from an annual golf tournament that benefits the manufacturing technology department. That fund-raiser is hosted by the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association and the high school’s manufacturing advisory committee.

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    2. Westfield State University Mathematics Department national grant will create course of study for liberal arts students

      Westfield State University Mathematics Department national grant will create course of study for liberal arts students

      The Mathematics Department received a $150,000 grant four years ago to launch the project. Ten textbooks have been created that now need to be revised, refined and finished, and the objective is that once completed those texts be made available to liberal arts students at no cost, Fleron said.

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    3. With Block Building razed, Westfield officials focus on 76-84 Elm St. purchase and demolition

      With Block Building razed, Westfield officials focus on 76-84 Elm St. purchase and demolition

      Demolition of that building, which poses a safety risk because of deterioration, is expected in early November, Daley said. A section of the building’s facade fell to the sidewalk last month cause minor injuries to a construction worker. The property has since been fenced off preventing public access

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    4. Western Massachusetts residents weigh in on public transportation issues

      Western Massachusetts residents weigh in on public transportation issues

      The ‘Your Vision Our Future. A Transportation Conversation’ series will resume Oct. 2 in Worcester. Davey and representatives of various DOT departments will be at the Pittsfield Public Library on Oct. 4 and at the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst on Oct. 10. Both sessions are scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m..

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    5. Demolition of former Block Building in Westfield scheduled

      Demolition of former Block Building in Westfield scheduled

      Daley said the city will also move this week to obtain appraisals on the adjoining one-story building on Elm Street, owned by Hampden Bank, which was also declared unsafe by city officials Aug. 30.  The appraisal will be used in negotiations with Hampden Bank to acquire the building, Daley said. Both buildings have been targeted for demolition as part of the city’s effort to redevelop the Elm Street business corridor. Both buildings have been vacant for several years. The Block Building is already owned by the city.

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    6. Westfield to launch development effort for new air industrial park

      Westfield to launch development effort for new air industrial park

      The proposed park, about 80 acres, sits adjacent to Barnes Regional Airport off North Road and abuts two large aviation firms, General Dynamics Aviation Services and Gulfstream Aerospace, located on Elise Street. Gulfstream is currently building a new $23 million maintenance facility that will bring an additional 100 high-skilled jobs to its current 130-member workforce. That facility is scheduled to be operational next spring.

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    7. Councilor plans to withdraw request to restrict certain business development in Westfield's downtown

      Councilor plans to withdraw request to restrict certain business development in Westfield's downtown

      Brown said the request is being made in an effort to allow more study of the plan and ensure the city has the necessary tools in place to bring family friendly business and opportunities to the on-going redevelopment of the city's core district. That district extends from Big Y on Broad Street to Depot Square area at North Elm Street.

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    8. Massachusetts military bases pump $14 billion into economy annually, UMass report says

      The report examines each of the six bases in terms of jobs, defense and homeland security contracts and economic impact. A larger report that focuses on defense and homeland security economic benefits to the six New England states, also done by the Donahue Institute and DTI, was released Monday showing a regional economic impact of $34 billion and 319,000 jobs.

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    9. Report: New England businesses and institutions shared $34 billion in National Defense and Homeland Security contracts in 2011

      Report: New England businesses and institutions shared $34 billion in National Defense and Homeland Security contracts in 2011

      The amounts represent an increase 83 percent since 2003 and are responsible for 319,000 jobs at more than 5,000 firms and institutions across New England. In Massachusetts, defense and security contracts support 130,000 jobs at about 2,500 businesses and institutions.

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