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    1. Bradley International Airport passenger total grows for 5th straight year

      Bradley International Airport passenger total grows for 5th straight year

      Bradley International Airport saw 6.2 percent more passengers in 2017 compared with 2016, its fifth consecutive year of growth, the airport said Wednesday. The Windsor Locks, Conneticut, airport, which serves Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, had 6.4 million people get on or off a plane there in 2017. It had 6 million passengers a year earlier in 2016.

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    2. East Longmeadow factory grows workforce, will start making Craftsman tools

      East Longmeadow factory grows workforce, will start making Craftsman tools

      Local workers will once again make Craftsman tools here in the Pioneer Valley. Stanley Black & Decker, which bought the Craftsman brand from ailing Sears in January 2017 for $775 million, will likely start making Craftsman-brand saw blades and other tools at the former Lenox American Saw plant in the second half of 2018, said spokesman Tim Perra.

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    3. MassMutual Foundation donates $1 million to Springfield schools

      MassMutual Foundation donates $1 million to Springfield schools

       The MassMutual Foundation Inc. will grant $1 million to Springfield Public Schools to expand the City Connects program into eight additional elementary schools throughout the city.  City Connects is a national program executed by the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. The program supports students based on their individual needs by addressing out-of-school challenges that affect student success, and leverages existing community resources and support services to optimize students' readiness to learn.

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    4. Home Depot looks to hire 300 in Western Massachusetts, 80,000 nationwide

      Home Depot looks to hire 300 in Western Massachusetts, 80,000 nationwide

      The Home Depot plans to hire 300 additional workers this spring in Western Massachusetts. The number includes jobs at seven stores across the region. The jobs are a mix of seasonal and permanent part-time, according to a news release from The Home Depot.  The jobs include sales and cashiers to operations and online order fulfillment.  The Home Depot has stores in Chicopee, Greenfield, Hadley, Pittsfield, West Springfield, Westfield and Wilbraham and a distribution facility in Westfield. Nationally, the chain is looking for 80,000 employees this spring. College students, retirees and veterans are encouraged to apply. The company doesn't ...

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    5. Springfield Union Station preps for a bigger, busier 2018

      Springfield Union Station preps for a bigger, busier 2018

      The people behind Springfield's Union Station knew the place was popular. But they weren't necessarily expecting 10,000 to 12,000 people over for Thanksgiving. That's just a rough estimate of the crowd that streamed through Union Station over that holiday weekend, said Paul M. Stelzer, president of Appleton Corp., a part of the O'Connell Companies, which manages the building.

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    6. Westfield Bank takes stock, eyes growth after merger

      Westfield Bank takes stock, eyes growth after merger

      Sometimes bank mergers mean fewer branches, with locations closed or consolidated in the name of eliminating redundancy. But Westfield Bank and Chicopee Savings didn't close any locations in their $110 million merger. The deal, which created a larger Westfield Bank, became official in October 2016. Westfield Bank completed the transition and changed signs on all the branch locations in December of that year.

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    7. Hcc Mgm Culinary Arts Institute designed to fit employer need

      Hcc Mgm Culinary Arts Institute designed to fit employer need

      The Holyoke canal walk just outside the windows of the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute on Race Street was covered with fresh snow. But Warren Leigh, chairman of hospitality management and culinary arts programs at Holyoke Community College, imagines it as an outdoor dining room once the weather turns nice. There students will serve food they have prepared in the new institute, which opened for business in late January.

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    8. Bradley International Airport looks to develop routes, facilities in 2018

      Bradley International Airport looks to develop routes, facilities in 2018

      Bradley International Airport -- Springfield's gateway to the world -- competes for passengers with neighbors like LaGuardia, JFK, Newark, Rhode Island's T.F. Green and Boston's Logan. It also competes for aircraft with literally every airport in the country, all clamoring to add more flights in a marketplace where there are just too few jetliners. That's according to Kevin Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority, which owns and manages Bradley and five general aviation airports in the Nutmeg State. "The airlines see a lot of opportunities," he said. "What holds airlines back is availability of aircraft."

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    9. MassMutual decision adds to Springfield's 'momentum,' Western Massachusetts development official says

      MassMutual decision adds to Springfield's 'momentum,' Western Massachusetts development official says

      CRRC is about to open its rail car factory in East Springfield, MGM Springfield is seven months from opening its resort casino in the South End and now homegrown MassMutual will add jobs at its headquarters on State Street. "That is a lot of momentum, and it gets noticed," said Richard K. Sullivan Jr., president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. MassMutual plans to grow its workforce at its corporate headquarters on State Street by approximately 50 percent. The insurer will add 1,500 jobs there over the next four years, bringing the total number of ...

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    10. PVTA proposes 25 percent bus fare hike and regular increases plus route cutbacks

      PVTA proposes 25 percent bus fare hike and regular increases plus route cutbacks

      The Springfield-area public transit agency also wants an automatic 5 percent per year fare increase implemented every three years. Level funding in the face of rising costs for buses, fuel, maintenance and payroll leaves the PVTA with a $3.1 million budget gap, the PVTA said Friday in a press release. The PVTA had an operating budget of $47 million in fiscal 2017, down from $47.2 million a year earlier. The PVTA, which carried 11.5 million passengers in fiscal 2017, already cut back routes this summer over the objections of users and businesses. The agency's fiscal year ...

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    11. Massachusetts negotiating with Connecticut on passenger rail to Holyoke, Northampton, Greenfield

      Massachusetts negotiating with Connecticut on passenger rail to Holyoke, Northampton, Greenfield

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is negotiating with Connecticut on plans to extend the CTrail commuter train service north from Springfield to Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield on the Knowledge Corridor rail line Massachusetts already owns. The plan is to run trains further north up the Pioneer Valley sometime this year, said Astrid Glynn, the MassDOT rail and transit administrator, Friday at a question-and-answer session organized by U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield.

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    12. Union Station platform work delayed again; accessibility upgrades required

      Union Station platform work delayed again; accessibility upgrades required

      Bid specifications for handicapped accessibility modifications at Union Station's Platform C are now due in March. But even that incremental progress on one major piece of unfinished work at the city's newly renovated transit hub is months late. In the meantime, rail passengers are still using the older, unfurnished Platform D. "We've been anxious about that for a number of months," said Kevin Kennedy, the city of Springfield's chief development officer, following a conference call with Amtrak and the state Department of Transportation on Thursday afternoon. Springfield Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Christopher Moskal was also on ...

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    13. DevelopSpringfield 'very close' to restarting Innovation Center project

      DevelopSpringfield 'very close' to restarting Innovation Center project

      DevelopSpringfield says it will soon be able to say when renovations will restart at the long-awaited Springfield Innovation Center at 270 and 276 Bridge St. downtown. "We have made a great deal of progress with regard to getting the project moving again," wrote Nicholas Fyntrilakis, chairman of the DevelopSpringfield board of directors. Work on the $5.5 million, 24,000-square-foot Innovation Center stopped in April after the general contractor said it was owed money. NL Construction of Ludlow filed papers with the Hampden Registry of Deeds showing it was owed $254,000.

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    14. This Massachusetts team is in the Super Bowl every year: See how Holyoke's Hazen Paper makes the Patriots-Eagles program cover

      This Massachusetts team is in the Super Bowl every year: See how Holyoke's Hazen Paper makes the Patriots-Eagles program cover

      There is a team from New England that shines in the Super Bowl every year: Hazen Paper Co. of Holyoke. The 93-year-old family business once again produced holographic images for the official in-stadium Super Bowl program. It will be sold at Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Xuan Li, holography specialist, is Hazen's Tom Brady, said company president John H. Hazen.

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    15. Peter Pan offers Springfield to Boston promo fares for $5

      Peter Pan offers Springfield to Boston promo fares for $5

      Peter Pan wants to take you from Springfield to Boston on the cheap. The Springfield-based bus company is offering $5 promotional fares from Springfield, Hartford, Philadelphia and Providence to Boston. It's also offering $5 fares from Baltimore and Silver Spring, Maryland, Washington, Philadelphia and Providence, Rhode Island, to New York City. The promotions run now through Feb. 15.

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    16. CTrail: How New Haven to Springfield line will work, cost to build it, ticket prices, train schedules and its MBTA connection

      CTrail: How New Haven to Springfield line will work, cost to build it, ticket prices, train schedules and its MBTA connection
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    17. Holyoke Mall focused on restaurant, entertainment options, has no immediate replacement for Babies 'R' Us

      Holyoke Mall focused on restaurant, entertainment options, has no immediate replacement for Babies 'R' Us

      "Holyoke Mall is focused on adding more restaurant and entertainment options to its mix similar to the Sumo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar that just opened here," spokeswoman Lisa Wray wrote in an email responding to questions about Babies 'R' Us. "We hope to make several more leasing announcements in the coming months when they are finalized."

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    18. New restaurant and retail store coming to Springfield's Boston Road neighborhood

      New restaurant and retail store coming to Springfield's Boston Road neighborhood

      Colvest is completing a retail center on Boston Road that will be home to a new Moe's Southwestern Grill restaurant and Batteries + Bulbs store. The center already has a Sprint cellphone store. It's next to the Aldi discount supermarket at the corner of Pasco Road and adjacent to the Colvest building that houses MedExpress Urgent Care at 1312 Boston Road.

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    19. River Valley Co-op chooses Easthampton car dealer site for 2nd store

      River Valley Co-op chooses Easthampton car dealer site for 2nd store

      River Valley Co-op has identified the former Fedor Pontiac Oldsmobile property on Route 10 as the best spot for its second location. The grocery cooperative announced Monday that it has an option agreement to purchase the property at 228 Northampton St. from the Fedor family. The price was not disclosed. The dealership is vacant, having closed in 2010 when General Motors downsized its dealer network and ended the Pontiac brand during the automaker's post-recession bankruptcy. Oldsmobile went out of production in 2004.

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    20. Colvest Group buys former Bill Willard concrete property on King Street in Northampton

      Colvest Group buys former Bill Willard concrete property on King Street in Northampton

      The new owners of the Bill Willard Inc. concrete plant property on King Street plan to redevelop the 3-acre site into retail or office space. In the near term, The Colvest Group of Springfield will tear down some -- if not all -- three buildings, remove abandoned petroleum tanks and improve the property's appearance. "Our goal is to do some cleanup on the property, it is unsightly," said Colvest CEO Frank Colaccino. "We need to make that property presentable." The structures to the rear of the land that were once part of the concrete plant will go, Colaccino said. He and ...

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    21. Holyoke Community College MGM Culinary Arts Institute ready for students

      Holyoke Community College MGM Culinary Arts Institute ready for students

      Warren Leigh, chair of hospitality management and culinary arts programs at Holyoke Community College, looked over the student lounge at HCC's new MGM Culinary Arts Institute in the Cubit Building. He put himself in the shoes of a high school student choosing among HCC and bigger-name culinary programs like the Culinary Institute of America or Johnson & Wales University.

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    22. SilverBrick plans renovations at former YMCA at 122 Chestnut St.

      SilverBrick plans renovations at former YMCA at 122 Chestnut St.

      "Exquisite historic detail" inspired  The SilverBrick Group to buy the former YMCA building at 122 Chestnut St., said Aaron J. Papowitz, the company's founder and managing principal. SilverBrick bought the 99-unit apartment building, which served as the Springfield YMCA from 1919 to 1951, in December for $4.8 million. The company already owns the nearby SilverBrick Lofts on Main Street and plans to rebrand the YMCA building as  SilverBrick Square.

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    23. SilverBrick buys former YMCA building in Springfield

      SilverBrick buys former YMCA building in Springfield

      The SilverBrick Group has purchased the former Springfield YMCA at 122 Chestnut St. for $4.8 million, according to documents filed at the Hampden Registry of Deeds Dec. 29. Aaron J. Papowitz, SiverBrick's founder and managing principal, confirmed the sale Monday but didn't go into detail about the company's plans for the building, which currently houses 99 apartments.

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    24. CRRC to start production of MBTA cars in Springfield in 2018

      CRRC to start production of MBTA cars in Springfield in 2018

      Technicians at the Great Boston transit system's rail yard are test driving Springfield's future. The prototype Orange Line cars represent a step toward greater reliability and frequency of service for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. What's more, the cars carry with them the hopes CRRC, the largest manufacturer of railroad rolling stock in the world, holds for expanding into the North American market. The prototype cars going through "dynamic" -- meaning moving -- testing this month at the MBTA's Wellington station in Medford were built by CRRC in China.

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