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    1. Kirk Smith, chief executive officer of the YMCA of Greater Springfield, resigns

      Kirk Smith, chief executive officer of the YMCA of Greater Springfield, resigns

      Kirk Smith, chief executive officer of the YMCA of Greater Springfield, has resigned to continue his 17-year YMCA career at the executive level in Florida. Jeffrey Poindexter, the recently appointed chairman of the board of the YMCA of Greater Springfield, said the board will establish a search committee to identify a permanent replacement to lead the organization. Poindexter, in a release, said the search committee would likely consult YMCA of the USA, the national parent organization, to provide any necessary executive resources in the short term.

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    2. Ground-breaking ceremony set for $13.4 million state Department of Fire Services campus in Springfield

      Ground-breaking ceremony set for $13.4 million state Department of Fire Services campus in Springfield

      A ground-breaking ceremony for the $13.4 million transformation of the Springfield Fire Department’s former training center in Indian Orchard into the state Department of Fire Services Springfield campus will be held Monday afternoon. State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, Mayor Domenic Sarno, Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant and others will be on hand for a ground-breaking ceremony at the 100 Grochmal Ave. facility at 2:15 p.m.

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    3. Columbia Gas donates natural gas combustible indicators to Western Massachusetts Technical Rescue Team

      Columbia Gas donates natural gas combustible indicators to Western Massachusetts Technical Rescue Team

      Members of the Western Massachusetts Technical Rescue team are now better prepared to conduct confined space rescues thanks to to Columbia Gas of Massachusetts. The company donated three natural gas combustible indicators – and provided the training to safely use them – Friday morning. Confined spaces pose can pose safety challengers to rescuers because they can contain hazardous materials in gas or liquid form. The donation of the state-of-the-art detectors, which monitor air for the displacement of oxygen and the presence of toxic or explosive gases, allows members of the team to perform an initial assessment of the air before they enter ...

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    4. MassDOT, seeking ways to minimize traffic impact of $260 million rehab of I-91 viaduct in Springfield, posts online survey for commuters

      MassDOT, seeking ways to minimize traffic impact of $260 million rehab of I-91 viaduct in Springfield, posts online survey for commuters

      The state Department of Transportation, planning to start a $260 million rehabilitation of the Interstate 91 viaductin November, is surveying those who use the major artery with an eye to minimizing traffic problems. The first phase of the project involves beginning work on I-91 near the Interstate 291 connection. It also includes planning for the possibility of rebuilding the 2.5-mile stretch of highway either at or below grade. Doing so would reconnect the city to its waterfront for the first time since the highway was built in the 1960s.

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    5. Western Massachusetts Electric Co. to conduct aerial inspections throughout service area Wednesday and Thursday

      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. to conduct aerial inspections throughout service area Wednesday and Thursday

      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. will conduct its annual aerial inspections of transmission lines, towers and rights-of-way throughout its service area on Wednesday and Thursday. The helicopter may hover over certain areas or pieces of equipment for a period of time before moving on, WMECO spokeswoman Priscilla Ress said. The helicopter to be used is blue and silver and has a tail number of N1431W.

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