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    1. Massachusetts unemployment rate drops to 2.8%, lowest since 2000

      Massachusetts unemployment rate drops to 2.8%, lowest since 2000

      The Massachusetts unemployment rate dropped to 2.8 percent in December, marking the sixth consecutive month the rate has declined. The last time the state's unemployment rate was at 2.8 percent was in December 2000, according to a press release issued Thursday by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Over the year, Massachusetts added 75,000 jobs.

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    2. New England electricity prices 47% higher last month than national average

      New England electricity prices 47% higher last month than national average

      Households in New England paid electricity prices last month that were 47 percent higher than the national average, according to federal data released Wednesday. Consumer energy information released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for its Boston region showed the area's households paid an average of 19.5 cents per kilowatt hour for electricity, compared to the national average of 13.3 cents. The region includes Hampden and Worcester counties as well as Greater Boston and parts of New Hampshire, Connecticut and Maine.

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    3. Springfield post office expands to meet growing package demand

      Springfield post office expands to meet growing package demand

      The U.S. Postal Service is renovating the back of the Springfield post office at Main and Liberty streets to accommodate a growing volume of packages sent through the mail. The area is called the workroom floor, said postal service spokeswoman Christine Dugas. Letter carriers were moved out of the building to a nearby postal facility about a year ago to make room for construction, and they recently returned. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of February, Dugas said.

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    4. Western New England University announces business scholarship

      Western New England University announces business scholarship

      Western New England University announced this week its $2,000 Business Impact Scholarship to students from Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester counties who are enrolled as new students in the College of Business starting in the fall of 2017. "We think we have an outstanding product and we want to make Western New England university as affordable as we can to people in our region," said Bryan Gross, vice president for enrollment management at Western New England University. "We've gained a lot of positive momentum."

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    5. Agway locations in Westfield, Palmer and Athol close, auctions set

      Agway locations in Westfield, Palmer and Athol close, auctions set

      Westfield Farm & Home Inc. has permanently closed its Agway locations in Westfield, Palmer and Athol and auctions will take place at all three locations by order of its creditors. Auctioneers Aaron Posnik  & Co. will sell off the contents, including inventory, from the Palmer Agway Home & Garden, 1515 Park St., otherwise known as Route 20, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, said Paul W. Scheer, president of Aaron Posnik & Co.

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    6. Sears sells Craftsman brand to Stanley Black & Decker for $775 million

      Sears sells Craftsman brand to Stanley Black & Decker for $775 million

      Stanley Black & Decker added to its portfolio Thursday by buying the venerable Craftsman brand from Sears for for $775 million. In October, Stanley Black & Decker bought Lenox American Saw along with other parts of the the Newell Brands tool division for $1.95 billion in cash. That deal also included Newell's Irwin brand. That deal included the 500,000-square-foot Lenox American Saw factory in East Longmeadow, with its 640 employees. A total of 900 people manufacture and market Lenox saw blades and tools in more than 70 countries.

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    7. MassBenchmarks: State economy nears 'full capacity'; impact of Trump unknown

      MassBenchmarks: State economy nears 'full capacity'; impact of Trump unknown

      The Massachusetts labor market is reaching full capacity, with a lack of skilled and ready workers already pushing up wages in the high-tech manufacturing and construction industries, according to the latest report from MassBenchmarks, a study of the statewide economy from the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute. But that dynamism seems to be missing from much of Western Massachusetts, especially the Gateway Cities like Holyoke, Springfield, Pittsfield and their neighbors.

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    8. Smith & Wesson completes name change to American Outdoor Brands

      Smith & Wesson completes name change to American Outdoor Brands

      Venerable Smith & Wesson completed its transition Tuesday to a new corporate name -- American Outdoor Brands Corporation -- which is more fitting with its diversification strategy. The new name, first announced in November, brings with it a new stock ticker symbol on the Nasdaq exchange: AOBC. The holding company has new website at www.aob.com, but will maintain its smith-wesson.com site as a product site for its the firearms brand, which will remain Smith & Wesson.

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    9. Opening date set for Springfield Registry of Motor Vehicles

      Opening date set for Springfield Registry of Motor Vehicles

      The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles plans to open its new, expanded Springfield office in the Springfield Plaza shopping center, 1250 St. James Ave., on Jan. 23. The new office will be located in the same former movie theater building near the Chicopee line that houses Bounce! Trampoline Sport. At 17,000 square feet, it will be 70 percent larger than the existing office on Liberty Street, a facility long considered inadequate, outmoded and landlocked with insufficient parking.

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    10. CRRC Springfield plant might do train car maintenance for MBTA, too

      CRRC Springfield plant might do train car maintenance for MBTA, too

      Besides supplying new subway cars for the MBTA, the gargantuan CRRC MA rail car factory nearing completion in East Springfield might get work doing heavy maintenance on cars for the T, according to the state's transportation secretary. The T is digging itself out of a $7 billion differed maintenance hole and has no interest in climbing back down under a pile of breaking equipment anytime soon, Secretary Stephanie Pollack told reporters and editors at The Republican and MassLive during an hour-long meeting Wednesday.

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    11. Crrc Ma Springfield plant has deal to build subway cars for Los Angeles

      Crrc Ma Springfield plant has deal to build subway cars for Los Angeles

      CRRC MA has a deal to manufacture new subway cars for Los Angeles, and the Chinese-owned company plans to do final assembly on those cars at its Springfield plant. On Dec. 2 in Los Angeles, the board of directors of the Metro public transit system in Southern California approved a $178.4 million deal to purchase 64 new subway cars for its Red Line and Purple Line from CRRC. The deal has an option for the Metro to buy 218 more cars.

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    12. Springfield unemployment falls to 4.8%; region gains 5,900 jobs on the year

      Springfield unemployment falls to 4.8%; region gains 5,900 jobs on the year

      The Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released new data on the local labor market Tuesday. The news follows announcements earlier this month that the state unemployment rate had fallen in November to 2.9 percent, down from 3.3 percent in October and down 2 percent from November 2015.

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    13. Norwegian Air Shuttle eyes Bradley flights to Europe

      Norwegian Air Shuttle eyes Bradley flights to Europe

       Norwegian Air Shuttle wants to start offering discount flights from Bradley International Airport to Europe. Kevin Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority, said Thursday that Bradley and the CAA are in talks with Norwegian, as well as with a number of other airlines. But he can't confirm a start date for the Norwegian service. "We are talking to a lot of carriers. We are looking to increase the route map and increase the number of seats on existing routes," Dillon said. About 6 million travelers have passed through Bradley in 2016. Dillon hopes to grow that number ...

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    14. To bodly go: Hazen Paper Co. wins award for Star Trek packaging

      To bodly go: Hazen Paper Co. wins award for Star Trek packaging

      Not quite a commendation from Starfleet command, but Hazen Paper Co. has earned praise from the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators for its work on the packaging for for "Star Trek: The Original Series, The Complete Series Remastered." The display case for for the DVD release of the classic sci-fi TV series won the association's marketing award in the nonfood packaging category. Hazen, founded in 1925 and still family owned, is famous for its holographic papers, which display 3-D images when held up to the light. The company also makes covers for each year's Super Bowl ...

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    15. Westfield Bank completes switchover of former Chicopee Savings locations

      Westfield Bank completes switchover of former Chicopee Savings locations

      Westfield Bank has reopened all the former Chicopee Savings Bank offices under the Westfield Bank name, completing the merger of the former Chicopee Savings Bank into Westfield Bank and the new holding company called Western New England Bancorp. The bank will operate under the Westfield Bank name. Both banks shut down over the weekend and turned off online bill paying and a few other functions

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    16. Friendly's to close Chicopee distribution center: 50 jobs lost

      Friendly's to close Chicopee distribution center: 50 jobs lost

      Friendly's will close its Chicopee distribution center six months after selling off its ice cream plant and retail distribution business, putting about 50 employees out of work. Restaurant operator FIC Restaurants, which operates under the brand name Friendly's, will use US Foods for restaurant distribution services beginning in February 2017, according to a statement from spokeswoman Maura Tobias. The company is working with those 50 employees to find them new jobs at Friendly's or with Dean Foods, which bought the Wilbraham ice cream factory and wholesale distribution operation in May for $155 million in cash.

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    17. Baystate Health welcomes UMass Medical School campus to Springfield with goal to train docs who'll practice in Western Massachusetts

      Baystate Health welcomes UMass Medical School campus to Springfield with goal to train docs who'll practice in Western Massachusetts

      Baystate Health has already offered admission to four prospective students for the new medical school program it's starting in cooperation with the University of Massachusetts, including students from Springfield interested in continuing their education in their hometown. One of the missions of the medical school -- called the PURCH for Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health -- will be to train physicians who will be more likely to build their careers in Western Massachusetts and fill the region's chronic need for more primary care doctors.

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    18. Salvatore's on Boston Road to become Compari's, remain family oriented

      Salvatore's on Boston Road to become Compari's, remain family oriented

      Anabela Basile was looking for a new building to house her business, USA Mortgage Network, which had outgrown its offices in Indian Orchard. What she found, with the help of her daughter Tanya Vitale-Basile, a real estate professional, was business space for her whole family. She bought the former Salvatore's Restaurant at 1333 Boston Road in Springfield and renovated part of the building as her new mortgage office. With the help of her family, she transformed the rest it into the new Compari's Ristorante. Her husband, Joe, and daughter Kayla Basile will work at the restaurant. Kayla Basile ...

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    19. Government, education and business lead Greater Springfield job growth in October

      Government, education and business lead Greater Springfield job growth in October

      Unemployment in Greater Springfield was 3.4 percent in October, the result of solid job gains both over the month and since October 2015 Statistics show that Greater Springfield added 4,400 jobs in the month and 5,600 in the past 12 months. Here are those job gains broken down by sector of the economy, with the results from last year in parenthesis. All data was provided by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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    20. Springfield 'rising to new heights' on $3.3 billion in development, city official tells chamber

      Springfield 'rising to new heights' on $3.3 billion in development, city official tells chamber

      Springfield's chief development officer detailed $3.307 billion in ongoing and recent economic development projects in the city for a Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce audience meeting Tuesday. Called "Springfield: Rising to New Heights," Kevin Kennedy's presentation was a follow-up to presentations he gave in 2014 and 2015. It drew more than 200 attendees to the CityStage theater. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno opened the presentation by talking about how Springfield was near bankruptcy a decade ago. It's not only recovered but has endured the problems endemic to urban America and the June 2011 tornado, he said.

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    21. Springfield Rising to New Heights: City, chamber plan another economic development update

      Springfield Rising to New Heights: City, chamber plan another economic development update

      The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce and city economic development officials will host another in a series of presentations on ongoing development, highlighting projects like the MGM Springfield casino, Union Station and the city's innovation district. The free presentation, called "Rising to New Heights," will be Tuesday at 4 p.m. at City Stage, at 1 Columbus Center downtown. Free parking will be available in the adjacent garage. Those interested in attending should register in advance at www.springfieldregionalchamber.com.

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    22. MGM Springfield Community Partners Network aims to put women, minorities, veterans to work building casino — and beyond

      MGM Springfield Community Partners Network aims to put women, minorities, veterans to work building casino — and beyond

      Brian Arnold of Springfield is one of about 200 construction workers on the job at MGM Springfield. He spends his days building and setting forms for concrete pours as contractors start hanging the flesh of a casino and hotel complex on the skeleton of steel taking shape at the 14.5-acre site. By the middle of summer 2017, about six months from now, that crew of 200 will swell to more than 700 construction workers. They'll be putting up drywall, installing ceilings, hanging doors, running wire, installing plumbing and more as work on the $950 million casino project hits ...

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    23. MassDevelopment bonds $10M for Five Colleges library annex in Hatfield

      MassDevelopment bonds $10M for Five Colleges library annex in Hatfield

      MassDevelopment has issued $10.08 million in tax-exempt bonds to finance the new $12 million Five Colleges Inc. library annex now under construction. The facility, set to open in 2017, is on about 12 acres on North Maple Street. Citizens Funding Corp. purchased the bond, MassDevelopment said Thursday. Five Colleges Inc. will use the bond proceeds to build, furnish and equip the 34,664-square-foot library annex. The facility will house as many as 2.5 million printed materials for which there is no longer space at Five College member schools, according to a news release. The Five Colleges are: Amherst ...

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