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    1. Gov. Deval Patrick: Make Westover a freight hub

      Gov. Deval Patrick: Make Westover a freight hub

      Allan W. Blair, president of the Westover Metropolitan Development Corp., said not only is Logan hemmed in, but planners at MassPort, which runs Logan, are under tremendous pressure to provide more facilities for passenger traffic. "Something's got to give," Blair said. Blair said the $177 million capital bill includes $160,000 for a market study on freight at Westover. The study, which could begin soon and take four months, would tell Westover what the market potential is and what would need to be done, besides MassPort cooperation. It would also tell planners where Westover fits in a changing air ...

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    2. Savage Arms owner looks to split sporting, defense businesses

      Savage Arms owner looks to split sporting, defense businesses

      Alliant Techsystems Inc., also known as ATK, and the new owner of Savage Arms in Westfield, has decided to split its outdoor products company from its defense business and merge the defense business with Orbital Sciences Corp.  Both companies will be independent and publicly traded. The parent company's stock, trading under the symbol ATK, traded Tuesday at $148.97 or up $10.15 or 7.31 percent.  The sporting business includes not just Savage but Federal Premium ammunition, Bushnell scopes and other brands. The ATK Sporting Group will be based in Utah, according to a news release.

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    3. Greenfield fighting for Kennametal jobs, hopes to build on legacy of Greenfield Tap & Die

      Greenfield fighting for Kennametal jobs, hopes to build on legacy of Greenfield Tap & Die

      Greenfield, building on the 140-year history of Greenfield Tap & Die, is fighting for a major expansion of the Kennametal Inc plant here, an expansion that could instead go to the Kennametal plant in Asheboro, N.C.  Pennsylvania-based Kennametal, which bought out the old Greenfield Tap & Die in 1997, is closing its plant in Lyndonville, Vt., and will shift production to either Greenfield or to Asheboro, said Greenfield Mayor William F. Martin Monday. If the move is to Greenfield, that might mean an initial investment in tools and of equipment of $3.4 million and the hiring of 45 more employees ...

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    4. Dunkin' Donuts to open new location in downtown Springfield next to La Quinta hotel

      Dunkin' Donuts to open new location in downtown Springfield next to La Quinta hotel

      A new Dunkin' Donuts at 100 Congress St. is taking shape and the company plans to have it open by early June. The new drive-in-equipped Dunkin' Donuts is at the intersection of Congress and Dwight streets, next to the recently refurbished La Quinta Inn and Suites. The donut shop will also offer flat screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, digital menu boards and an outdoor patio seating area, according to a news release.

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    5. Health care, social services jobs lead postings at FutureWorks Career Center in Springfield

      Health care, social services jobs lead postings at FutureWorks Career Center in Springfield

      Positions in health care and social services accounted for a third of jobs posted at FutureWorks Career Center in Springfield in March, said Kevin Lynn, manager of business services at the one-stop career center.  Lynn said posted job openings are rising and running ahead of where they were a year ago at this time.  Of the 339 advertised openings, 33 percent of them were in health care and social assistance positions. Another 18 percent were in administrative support jobs. Another 8 percent were in educational services, mostly jobs posted by area colleges and universities. Remaining jobs were elsewhere in the ...

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    6. CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. executives to tour engineering school at Western New England University

      CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. executives to tour engineering school at Western New England University

      Executives who seek to build a railroad car factory at the former Westinghouse site in East Springfield will tour the Western New England University School of Engineering Wednesday. Nine executives from CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles executives will be visiting Western New England University Engineering College tomorrow, between 10:45 a.m. and noon. Changchun Railway Vehicles is competing for a $1.5 billion contract to build cars for the MBTA Orange and Red lines.

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    7. Massachusetts $12.7 billion transportation bond bill includes funding for PVTA garage, Interstate 91, commuter rail

      Massachusetts $12.7 billion transportation bond bill includes funding for PVTA garage, Interstate 91, commuter rail

      The $12.7 billion five-year transportation bond bill debated Thursday in the Statehouse could include funding for the first phase of reconstruction on Interstate 91 in Springfield, north-south commuter rail using surplus MBTA trains and the $13.5 million replacement of the Route 147 bridge over the Westfield River between Agawam and West Springfield.

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    8. Temporary Route 20 bridge removed over CSX Railroad in West Springfield

      Temporary Route 20 bridge removed over CSX Railroad in West Springfield

      The new bridge, built higher to allow the railroad to run double-stacked freight trains, has been open for some months now and workers are also realigning the road too match the new bridge. The project is scheduled to be completed in August, according to the state Department of Transportation. The $6.5 million bridge is part of a larger $25.8 million state-funded railway access project to enable the double-stacked trains.

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    9. North Adams Regional Hospital emergency room wins state approval: still awaiting federal OK

      North Adams Regional Hospital emergency room wins state approval: still awaiting federal OK

      The state has approved Berkshire Medical Center's plan to open a satellite emergency room at North Adams Regional Hospital but federal approvals are still in the works.
      But the North Adams community, especially the Massachusetts Nurses Association which represents nurses at both Berkshire Medical Center and the former North Adams Regional Hospital, is still pushing for the restoration of more services than just the emergency room.

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    10. Avery Dennison to shut down Chicopee plant

      Avery Dennison to shut down Chicopee plant

      The new owners of Avery Dennison's label business are proceeding with plans to close the plant in Westover Airpark North as economic developers plan to begin marketing the space to a new occupant.  In a letter to employes, Avery Dennison said it laid off 124 union and nonunion workers Jan. 31  and that the remaining employees will be out of work by June 27. the plant makes binders and labels.

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    11. Gov. Deval Patrick: economic development plans include job training, brownfields redevelopment help

      Gov. Deval Patrick: economic development plans include job training, brownfields redevelopment help

      A $100-million four-year economic development program unveiled Thursday by Gov. Deval Patrick could have a profound impact on Western Massachusetts, Patrick's secretary of Housing and Economic Development Gregory Bialecki.  'Certainly one of the the themes of the bill is extending economic opportunity to every resident of the state,' Bialecki said in an interview Thursday afternoon, after the news conference but a few hours before the bill was filed.

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    12. State announces $54 million in Workforce Training Grants including for companies in East Longmeadow, Holyoke, Springfield, and West Springfield and West Brookfield

      State announces $54 million in Workforce Training Grants including for companies in East Longmeadow, Holyoke, Springfield, and West Springfield and West Brookfield

      Titeflex is receiving $56,025 in Workforce Training Fund to update the skills of its 109 workers and add two additional employees to its staff.  The company manufactures flexible hoses for industrial and transportation uses. Made of Teflon and often clad in protective stainless steel, Titeflex hoses flew on the Space Shuttle and fly now on new Airbus and Boeing jetliners. Titeflex hoses also carry the glue in machines that turn out disposable diapers.

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    13. Marcotte Ford plans expansion on Whiting Farms Road in Holyoke

      Marcotte Ford plans expansion on Whiting Farms Road in Holyoke

      Hemmed in at its present location, Holyoke's Marcotte Ford hopes to expand to a 19-acre Whiting Farms Road property where big-box retailers have run into opposition from neighborhood groups.  'It would need a zoning change,' said Michael Filomeno, general manager at the dealership. 'We are a different type of facility.'  There is no set timeline, Filomeno said.  'We want to do it soon. We can't grow here on Main Street,' he said. 'We can't expand here. The business is changing. The vehicles are changing, getting bigger. We have to keep up.'

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    14. Former Old Colony Envelope factory in Westfield to shut down with the loss of 200 jobs

      Former Old Colony Envelope factory in Westfield to shut down with the loss of 200 jobs

      Cenveo purchased the National Envelope out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September and it inherited master leases on six of the National Envelope factories with a company called Spirit Leasing. Those leases, which go out past the year 2020, were no longer affordable and Spirit wouldn't renegotiate, Hiltwein said.

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    15. Savage Arms lays off 37 at Westfield plant

      Savage Arms lays off 37 at Westfield plant

      ATK, the new owners of Savage Arms is laying off 37 manufacturing employees, said spokesman Tim Brandt.  'This adjustment puts us in a better position to meet current business needs.,' Brandt wrote in an email. 'We will continue to monitor this location and make adjustments as necessary. We are committed to allocating the resources needed to provide hunters and sport shooters the affordable, accurate and reliable Savage firearms they’ve enjoyed for generations.'

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    16. Frank DeMarinis of Sage Engineering buys former Masonic Temple on State Street in Springfield

      Frank DeMarinis of Sage Engineering buys former Masonic Temple on State Street in Springfield

      The elaborate former Masonic Temple at 331-339 State St. has been sold to engineer, construction contractor and real-estate developer Frank A. DeMarinis, owner of Sage Engineering & Contracting in Westfield.  'I call it a work of art,' DeMarinis said Friday. 'I've been in the engineering and construction fields for 21 years. We think of this as a great work of architecture.'

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    17. DevelopSpringfield plans spring construction at the Ansel Phelps House on Maple Street

      DevelopSpringfield plans spring construction at the Ansel Phelps House on Maple Street

      A long-neglected mansion built in 1841 for Solymon Merrick, inventor of the monkey wrench, is coming back to life with the help of DevelopSpringfield. A. John “Jay” Minkarah, president and CEO of DevelopSpringfield, said this week that there has been a great deal of activity at the Ansel Phelps House at 83 Maple St. despite the tough winter. The house was one of the projects highlighted in the "City on the Rise" presentation last week to the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield and the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council.

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    18. Gov. Deval Patrick: North Adams Regional Hospital too vital to close

      Gov. Deval Patrick: North Adams Regional Hospital too vital to close

      Gov. Deval Patrick told reporters at the Statehouse in Boston Wednesday he doesn't think the North Adams Regional Hospital story is over.  Patrick said state and local officials worked with management at the hospital on a deal to save North Adams Regional Hospital, its parent Northern Berkshire Health Care and more than 500 jobs, including 300 of them at the hospital itself. He said he thought a deal was imminent right up until hospital managers announced Tuesday that the hospital would begin closing immediately and be totally shut down by Friday morning.

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    19. Detector Technology in Palmer, Whip City Aviation in Westfield get incentives for growth

      Detector Technology in Palmer, Whip City Aviation in Westfield get incentives for growth

      The state announced economic development incentives Wednesday for 12 companies, including Detector Technology in Palmer and Whip City Aviation in Westfield.  The Economic Assistance Coordinating Council said n a news release that the dozen projects are expected to create 638 new jobs and retain 851 existing jobs. The projects will also leverage more than $155 million in private investment, according to a news release from the state Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development.

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      Mentions: Palmer Westfield
    20. Springfield's Wellspring Collaborative worker-owned upholstery shop brings jobs, training

      Springfield's Wellspring Collaborative worker-owned upholstery shop brings jobs, training

      Wellspring is founded as a co-op where employees like Davis will have an opportunity to become worker-owners after a year on the job, said Fred Rose, a visiting faculty member at the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst..  Organizers bankrolled Wellspring with $200,000 in grant money awarded Partners for a Healthier Community by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other capital form Springfield employers including Baystate Health , Rose said.


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    21. North Adams Regional Hospital to close Friday, according to nurses association

      North Adams Regional Hospital to close Friday, according to nurses association

      North Adams Regional Hospital has stopped admitting patients and plans to close entirely on Friday, according to officers of the Massachusetts Nurses Association.
      The Massachusetts Nurses Association represents about 100 nurses at North Adams Regional Hospital, said spokesman David Schildmeier. The hospital employs a total of about 500 and in recent years was running an annual deficit of about $2 million.

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    22. A dose of "reality", high schoolers gather at Greenfield Community College for financial literacy fair

      A dose of "reality", high schoolers gather at Greenfield Community College for financial literacy fair

      Just twenty minutes into Thursday's Reality Fair financial literacy program at Greenfield Community College and Evan Graves was already feeling the pinch.  Graves, senior at Four Rivers Public Charter School here, had chosen a career as a graphic designer in a bustling urban center. But a $41,500-a-year salary and a choice, which he soon regretted, to buy a car had him with just $600 in his checking account and a pressing need to find a roommate.

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    23. Bauza & Associates wins Best of Show at Addy awards for anti-tobacco work

      Bauza & Associates wins Best of Show at Addy awards for anti-tobacco work

      Bauza & Associates of Hartford wasn't going to enter the Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts' annual American Advertising Award, ar Addy, contest until awards chairwoman Alta J. Stark asked them.  It was good advice because Hector Bauza and his team took home Best in Show last week for their public Service announcements aimed at preventing tobacco use among Connecticut's Black and Hispanic youth.

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