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    1. PeoplesBank buys First National Bank of Suffield for $60M

      PeoplesBank buys First National Bank of Suffield for $60M

      PeoplesBancorp, parent of PeoplesBank, will buy First Suffield Financial, Inc., parent company of The First National Bank of Suffield, Connecticut, for $60 million. First Suffield Financial shareholders will receive $12,001.85 in cash per share, according to a news release. PeoplesBank is mutual bank and has 18 banking offices in Western Massachusetts and assets exceeding $2.4 billion.

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      Mentions: Holyoke
    2. Providence Behavioral Health Hospital announces cutbacks, promises to maintain services

      Providence Behavioral Health Hospital announces cutbacks, promises to maintain services

      Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke will eliminate full- and part-time jobs in a restructuring announced last week. The hospital, part of Trinity Health of New England, can't yet say how many jobs will be eliminated. A prepared statement from the organization refers to service changes, but says no service will be eliminated entirely. Managers have been working, according to the release, to reduce partial hours or eliminate open or unfilled positions

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    3. Massachusetts' second-largest wind farm expanding

      Massachusetts' second-largest wind farm expanding

      The Berkshire Wind Power Project atop Brodie Mountain in Hancock will expand by two additional turbines, each capable of generating 2.3 megawatts, by next spring. Owner Berkshire Wind Power Cooperative announced the expansion Thursday. The cooperative is a nonprofit entity consisting of 14 Massachusetts municipal utilities and the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Co.

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      Mentions: Chicopee
    4. A dealership built around a restaurant: Marcotte Ford nears completion of $8M building in Holyoke

      A dealership built around a restaurant: Marcotte Ford nears completion of $8M building in Holyoke

      Nothing says America like Mustangs, pickup trucks and pizza. Soon, at Marcotte Ford, you'll be able to buy any one of the three, or a sandwich or breakfast, or an Escape SUV or Ford parts, all under one roof.  "We did something crazy," said Bryan Marcotte, the second of three generations to run the dealership. "We decided to build a dealership around a restaurant." It's an idea Marcotte has had for a long time, starting with serving breakfast on Saturdays at the former dealership building. So the new Marcotte Ford dealership building will have at its center the ...

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      Mentions: Holyoke Westfield
    5. VSS, Valley Steel Stamp in Greenfield, plans major manufacturing expansion

      VSS, Valley Steel Stamp in Greenfield, plans major manufacturing expansion

      The excitement at Greenfield manufacturer VSS is not necessarily for the new 17,500-square-foot building the company has under construction. It's the $10 million to $12 million in equipment and 40 or so new employees company President Steven Capshaw plans to put in that building. The former Valley Steel Stamp has 60 employees now, up from 23 when the company moved into its current Greenfield Industrial Park location 10 years ago, Capshaw said.

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    6. Way Finders to tear down rather than renovate old Peter Pan bus terminal

      Way Finders to tear down rather than renovate old Peter Pan bus terminal

      Workers have boarded up the former Peter Pan Bus Springfield Terminal and will soon start removing asbestos and other hazards from the building that saw its last scheduled bus in September 2017. The button-up work is the first step toward demolishing the 26,300-square-foot building that opened April 1, 1969, to make way for a new $8 million to $9 million headquarters for Way Finders, said the housing agency's CEO Peter Gagliardi. Way Finders abandoned plans to reuse the old bus terminal building as its new headquarters.

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    7. Internet search engine giant brings Grow with Google to Springfield

      Internet search engine giant brings Grow with Google to Springfield

      Google business search results -- those now-familiar listings of names, hours and locations -- are life and death for anyone trying to sell anything in the online digital world. On Monday, Google brought its "Grow with Google" event complete with seminars, product demonstrations and one-on-one coaching to the MassMutual Center. The Silicon Valley giant said 1,500 people registered to learn more about its suite of office applications like Google Sheets spreadsheets and Google Docs documents as well as Google Arts & Culture online museum and library collections.

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    8. Want to work for MGM Springfield? Company aims to fill 75 more spots ahead of grand opening

      Want to work for MGM Springfield? Company aims to fill 75 more spots ahead of grand opening

      With just over one month to go before the Aug. 24 grand opening of MGM Springfield, the $960-million resort casino needs to hire around 70 to 75 additional food and beverage workers. MGM will host an open career fair for its food and beverage department from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at its Career Center, 1259 Columbus Boulevard in Springfield, said Saverio Mancini, director of communications for MGM Springfield.

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      Mentions: Springfield MGM
    9. Historic Armory site sold, new owners plan $5 million project

      Historic Armory site sold, new owners plan $5 million project

      Built Partnership, a Georgia-based investor and developer, has purchased the the 140,000-square-foot Armory Watershops site and plans in investment of more than $5 million at the site. Built Partnership's plan is to redevelop the 161-year-old site into space for high-tech light manufacturing, e-commerce, storage, and office space, according to a news release. The new owners said current tenants are expected to remain on the site initially.

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    10. MassLive Building in downtown Springfield to offer valet parking starting Monday

      MassLive Building in downtown Springfield to offer valet parking starting Monday

      The MassLive Building, formerly known as One Financial Plaza, will offer valet parking to tenants and guests starting Monday. The building at 1350 Main St. has  on-site management, a gym, and a first-floor cafe as well as the offices of MassLive Media, and several other business. The MassLive Building is the first office building in downtown Springfield to offer valet parking service, building manager Evan Plotkin, president of NAIPlotkin, said.

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    11. CTrail Hartford Line ridership tops 10,000 in week one

      CTrail Hartford Line ridership tops 10,000 in week one

      CTrail, the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield train service, drew 10,719 fare-paying passengers in its first full week of operation, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday in a news release. The passenger count covers June 18 through June 24 on the Hartford Line. The numbers were down from the line's opening weekend of June 16-17 when about 10,300 riders took free introductory trips, the Connecticut Department of Transportation said. Malloy, a longtime passenger rail booster, said ridership will grow.

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    12. Behind the Scenes at Peter Pan Bus Lines' first day in new Union Station offices in Springfield (photos, video)

      Behind the Scenes at Peter Pan Bus Lines' first day in new Union Station offices in Springfield (photos, video)

      The Peter Pan Bus Lines' sign and logo -- a drawing of the eternal boy flying off to Neverland -- that once decorated the Springfield bus terminal on Main Street, now graces the company's new offices in Springfield's Union Station. "We wanted to create modern office space for our employees," said Peter A. Picknelly, chairman and CEO of Peter Pan Bus Lines. "We tried to blend the old with the new, with all the history we have here in Springfield." Monday was Peter Pan's first day in its new offices on the third floor of Springfield Union Station, and ...

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    13. People's United Bank buys Farmington Bank in $544 million deal

      People's United Bank buys Farmington Bank in $544 million deal

      The parent company of People's United Bank announced this week that it is buying the holding company of Farmington Bank in an all-stock transaction valued at $544 million. The deal consolidates two Connecticut banks that have moved into the Western Massachusetts market in recent years and continues a longtime trend of banks buying each other out to gain market share in a marketplace that is not growing. Farmington Bank, founded in Farmington, Connecticut, in 1851, moved into the Western Massachusetts market four years ago, opening a West Springfield branch in 2014 and one in East Longmeadow a year later.

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    14. 'It was great': Now arriving, the first batch of CTrail Hartford Line weekday riders

      'It was great': Now arriving, the first batch of CTrail Hartford Line weekday riders

      Marcello Toro took Monday what he hopes was the first of many trips on CTrail and the Hartford Line from Hartford to Springfield's Union Station. Toro took the 12:26 p.m. train Monday from Hartford and arrived at 1:05 p.m. - five minutes ahead of schedule - for a 2 p.m. job interview with MGM Springfield at the MassMutual Center. If he gets his job as a line cook at the $960 million resort casino that opens Aug. 24, Toro said he hopes to use CTrail for his daily commute into work. "It was great," he said ...

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    15. First CTrail commuter train leaves Springfield for Hartford

      First CTrail commuter train leaves Springfield for Hartford

      U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal and other local dignitaries made the ceremonial first trip south Friday on CTrail from the renovated Union Station to Hartford. "This was a wise expenditure of the public purse and those of us who voted for it had ought to defend it," Neal said upon reaching Hartford. Reminiscent of driving the golden spike that completed the transcontinental railroad, the party from Springfield headed south to Hartford where they met up with Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy and a party of Connecticut officials headed north from New Haven.

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    16. With CTrail ready to roll, travelers ponder if they'll use Springfield-Hartford-New Haven train line

      With CTrail ready to roll, travelers ponder if they'll use Springfield-Hartford-New Haven train line

      CTrail's Hartford Line begins service Saturday. CTrail and Amtrak trains will provide a total of 34 daily trips on weekdays, 12 trips on Saturdays, and 13 trips on Sundays and holidays. A timetable is available at hartfordline.com. On Friday, U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal and others will cut a ribbon at Springfield Union Station for a ceremonial launch. A party of officials from Springfield will take a train to Hartford, where they'll meet Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, who's planning to take a train north from New Haven.

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    17. Springfield Union Station offers commuter parking rate as CTrail service begins

      Springfield Union Station offers commuter parking rate as CTrail service begins

      Starting Monday, with the arrival of CTrail train service from Springfield to Hartford and New Haven, commuters will be able to park in Springfield Union Station's parking deck for $5 a day. And starting in July, they'll be able to park in the Union Station garage for $65 a month, according to a news release issued Wednesday. Parking at Union Station will be free this Saturday and Sunday when CTrail offers free trips as a way to introduce folks to the service. Local officials, including U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, will take a ceremonial ride Friday ...

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    18. Hannoush Jewelers will open store at MGM Springfield casino

      Hannoush Jewelers will open store at MGM Springfield casino

      Hannoush Jewelers will have a store at the MGM Springfield casino, the Springfield-based chain and MGM announced today. "We are going to build, or we are in the process of building, a beautiful new store," Camile Hannoush said. "A new prototype, a whole new look. Springfield is our home." The Hannoush brothers -- Elias, Joseph, Anthony, Norman, Peter, George, Camile and Nabil -- got their start locally working for Kay Jewelers in the Eastfield Mall back in 1978. They opened their first store in Chicopee two years later.

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    19. Northampton mayor sees busy train station getting busier with planned north-south Knowledge Corridor service expansion

      Northampton mayor sees busy train station getting busier with planned north-south Knowledge Corridor service expansion

      Northampton Mayor David J. Narkewicz knows that an old technology -- the passenger train -- is a big part of his city's future. "You can see it when you drive past the station," Narkewicz said Tuesday of his city's open-air Amtrak station on Pleasant Street at the edge of downtown. "There are people lined up in the parking lot." It's a scene he feels he'll see more often starting in June 2019 when expanded train service from Springfield on the Knowledge Corridor line through Holyoke and Northampton to Greenfield begins.

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    20. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker cites MassMutual expansion, job creation in Springfield economic development speech

      Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker cites MassMutual expansion, job creation in Springfield economic development speech

      Gov. Charlie Baker spoke before a large audience of business executives and property developers Tuesday at the MassMutual Center, but at times he was talking to just two men. State Sen. Eric P. Lesser, D-Longmeadow, and State Rep. Joseph F. Wagner, D-Chicopee, each chair the committees reviewing the Baker administration's $610 million economic development bill.

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    21. Expanded north-south rail service from Springfield to begin in June 2019

      Expanded north-south rail service from Springfield to begin in June 2019

      The commonwealth of Massachusetts has an agreement with Connecticut authorities and Amtrak to provide on a pilot basis two extended daily CTrail trains from Springfield with stops in Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield. One train will run in the morning and one later in the day -- both north and south -- on the Knowledge Corridor line paralleling the Connecticut River. The only train traveling north of Springfield now is Amtrak's Vermonter, which runs once a day in each direction.  The pilot project, revealed Tuesday by Gov. Charlie Baker at a news conference in Springfield's Union Station, will cost Massachusetts $1 ...

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    22. CTrail: With commuter trains a week away, officials warn of increased traffic

      CTrail: With commuter trains a week away, officials warn of increased traffic

      Train traffic will increase on the rail line from Springfield through Hartford to New Haven starting Saturday, the Connecticut Department of Transportation warned. The ceremonial first trains of the new CTrail commuter train service won't run until June 15. Rides will be free over the weekend of June 16-17, and regular service begins June 18. But starting Saturday, Amtrak's portion of the Hartford Line service will commence, ConnDOT said in a news release. This will increase the number of daily Amtrak trains from 12 to 18. Also starting Saturday, CTrail trains will begin test runs of the full ...

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    23. MGM Springfield reveals what hotel lobby and suites will look like

      MGM Springfield reveals what hotel lobby and suites will look like

      When the $960 million MGM Springfield opens just 11 weeks from now, its 1,600-square foot Presidential Suite will include a chandelier with many hats. Probably not 500 hats, like Dr. Seuss' book "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins," but plenty of hats just the same. And all of them will be inspired by the real-life Dr. Seuss, Springfield native Theodor Seuss Geisel, who in real life made guests at his dinner parties wear silly hats.

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    24. Natick franchisee, a UMass Amherst alum, says Five Guys Burgers and Fries on track for Hadley

      Natick franchisee, a UMass Amherst alum, says Five Guys Burgers and Fries on track for Hadley

      Plans for a Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurant in the Mountain Farms Mall on Route 9 appear to be moving forward. Five Guys corporate offices in Virginia said the chain has plans for Hadley and the local franchisee, Natick-based Massachusetts Burger Enterprises, confirmed that the location would be in one of two new buildings on Route 9 where two vacant buildings -- a former Burger King and a former Florence  Bank -- still stand. It's a deal that was in the last few months renewed by plaza owner WS Development, of Chestnut Hill, said Marc Magerman, co-founder and CEO of ...

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