1. Articles from Brian Steele, The Republican

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    1. Cooley Dickinson Hospital trustees vote for affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital; Baystate Health 'extremely disappointed'

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      Cooley Dickinson Hospital trustees vote for affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital; Baystate Health 'extremely disappointed'

      The Board of Trustees of Cooley Dickinson Hospital has voted to join forces with Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital.

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    2. Belchertown Planning Board continues public hearing on solar array at New England Small Farm Institute

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      Belchertown Planning Board continues public hearing on solar array at New England Small Farm Institute NESFI has partnered with Amherst-based solar company Hyperion Systems to install a 3-acre dual-use array on a 5.5-acre hay field. The panels would be elevated several feet and spaced out to allow crops to grow and animals to graze. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   The Republican

    3. Belchertown school superintendent Judith Houle plans talk on Lake Wallace Ecology Project at Land Trust annual meeting

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      Belchertown school superintendent Judith Houle plans talk on Lake Wallace Ecology Project at Land Trust annual meeting Lake Wallace is a living laboratory at the former State School campus on Route 202. In 2009, the Belchertown Economic Development Industrial Corp. transferred the land to the School Department, which has used it to teach kids about ecosystems and biodiversity. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    4. Springfield's Caring Health Center expansion, to be named after U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, gets financial boost

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      Springfield's Caring Health Center expansion, to be named after U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, gets financial boost Caring Health Center’s planned $20 million expansion has drawn six-figure donations from two local financial institutions and attracted the support of U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, after whom the new center will be named. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Hampden Bank   The Republican

    5. Jim Koch, founder of Boston Beer Co., tells Holyoke audience about small business struggles, offers assistance

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      Jim Koch, founder of Boston Beer Co., tells Holyoke audience about small business struggles, offers assistance The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomed Koch to its annual meeting at the Delaney House. The Boston Beer Company boss discussed the Brewing the American Dream micro-loan program designed to help small businesses grow. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    6. Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray tours Easthampton's Oliver Street landfill solar array, now under construction

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 21 2011)

      Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray tours Easthampton's Oliver Street landfill solar array, now under construction Mayor Michael A. Tautznik led state officials, including Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray, on a walking tour of the Oliver Street landfill solar array on Thursday and garnered praise for having the first such project under construction in the state. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Greenfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   Knowledge Corridor

    7. Carolyn 'Biddy' Martin inaugurated as first female president of Amherst College

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      Carolyn 'Biddy' Martin inaugurated as first female president of Amherst College Carolyn Arthur “Biddy” Martin has been president of Amherst College for 56 days, but she was finally inaugurated Sunday as the 19th person and first female to hold the position. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith College   Amherst College   Carol T. Christ

    8. Northampton Historical Commission delays Smith College's demolition of Belmont Avenue buildings

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      Northampton Historical Commission delays Smith College's demolition of Belmont Avenue buildings The Historical Commission has delayed the demolition of two buildings on Belmont Avenue until May 27 after finding them "preferably preserved." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith College   Daily Hampshire Gazette   Northampton

    9. State awards WiredWest $50,000 grant for work to bring high-speed Internet access to 47 Western Massachusetts towns

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      State awards WiredWest $50,000 grant for work to bring high-speed Internet access to 47 Western Massachusetts towns The Massachusetts Broadband Institute has awarded WiredWest a $50,000 grant to help bring high-speed Internet service into 27,000 homes, 3,000 businesses and dozens of community institutions in the consortium’s 47 charter towns. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Greenfield   Massachusetts Broadband Institute   The Republican

    10. Springfield's Union Station project 1 of 3 locally to win federal 'brownfields' grant

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 10 2011)

      Springfield's Union Station project 1 of 3 locally to win federal 'brownfields' grant A $70 million reconstruction project is set to begin in the summer of 2012. Called brownfields grants, the funds help “communities to assess, cleanup and redevelop abandoned or contaminated properties ... to protect health and the environment, create jobs and promote economic re-development,” the EPA said in a press release. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   The Republican

    11. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick lauds opening of new combined Greenfield Visitor Center, Registry of Motor Vehicles branch

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      Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick lauds opening of new combined Greenfield Visitor Center, Registry of Motor Vehicles branch Gov. Deval Patrick lauded the public and private sector groups that worked to consolidate the Registry of Motor Vehicles branch and the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center at the joint location’s grand opening Thursday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Greenfield   The Republican

    12. Thermal imaging of Greenfield buildings nears completion; city touts potential for energy savings

      Explore masslive.com (May 19 2011)

      Thermal imaging of Greenfield buildings nears completion; city touts potential for energy savings The imaging is part of a study sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources that will analyze this data in buildings from different time periods. Anyone who wants his or her building’s information used in the study can ask by sending an email to priority@sagewell.com. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Greenfield   The Republican

    13. Franklin County health-care field bolstered by $200,000 stimulus fund grant

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      Franklin County health-care field bolstered by $200,000 stimulus fund grant “We ended up providing training through this grant for 118 people,” said Patricia Crosby, executive director of the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Greenfield Community College   Northampton

    14. Springfield receives $100,000 award from Massachusetts for single-stream recycling program

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      Springfield receives $100,000 award from Massachusetts for single-stream recycling program MassDEP Commissioner Kenneth L. Kimmell said Springfield's recycling has increased by 60 percent since the program launched in 2009. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Chicopee

    15. Hatfield, New Salem to receive green energy grants from Massachusetts

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      Hatfield, New Salem to receive green energy grants from Massachusetts The two towns are among 18 municipalities that were designated Green Communities in December. There are 53 Green Communities in Massachusetts, including Springfield, Holyoke and Northampton, according to the energy department. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Holyoke

    16. Easthampton Savings Bank to build loan center on Route 10

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      Easthampton Savings Bank to build loan center on Route 10 “The main purpose of this new building is because we’ve outgrown our space in the main branch,” said Easthampton Savings Bank president and CEO William S. Hogan, Jr. Construction is slated to begin this summer and the center will be open next spring, he said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   Michael A. Tautznik   The Republican

    17. UMass-Amherst boasts $170 million in research grants

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      UMass-Amherst boasts $170 million in research grants The University of Massachusetts at Amherst was awarded almost $170 million for research in fiscal 2010, surpassing its previous record by 5.2 percent. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    18. Western Massachusetts towns work to upgrade broadband Internet access

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 25 2011)

      Western Massachusetts towns work to upgrade broadband Internet access Sixteen towns in Franklin County, seven in Hampshire, three in Hampden and 21 in Berkshire have banded together to create a cooperative they are calling WiredWest, which plans to build and operate a community-owned, open-access broadband network in the member towns. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Broadband Institute   The Republican

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