1. Articles in category: Tourism

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    1. Grants for tourism promotion in danger

      Explore recorder.com (May 23 2009)

      Grants for tourism promotion in danger Annual events like Fiber Twist and Cider Days are among those helped by advertising paid for by state grants, which could be cut by one-third, or eliminated entirely if a Senate Ways and Means proposal is carried out as a way of dealing with the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Greenfield

    2. Holyoke hungry for life at night

      Explore masslive.com (May 17 2009)

      Many Holyoke residents wish there was more entertainment and restaurants open at night downtown. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke

    3. MA economy gets bump from gay marriage

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (May 17 2009)

      A study says the over 12,000 same-sex marriages performed in Massachusetts since 2004 have pumped over $111 million into the state's economy. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    4. As economy sours, Mass. gambling debate heats up

      Explore www1.whdh.com (May 17 2009)

      BOSTON -- As Massachusetts lawmakers scramble for revenues, casino gambling -- declared dead just a year ago -- is seeing its odds surge again. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer

    5. The Reminder Online - McCary to build synergy between OABA, Eastern States Exposition

      Explore The Reminder Online (May 8 2009)

      WEST SPRINGFIELD -- Newly elected chair of the Outdoor Amusement Business Association (OABA) Wayne McCary, president of Eastern States Exposition, plans to build a synergy between the two industries to yield a prosperous relationship during his one-year appointment. "It's really always been a marriage [between the OABA and The Big E]," McCa... (Read Full Article)

    6. Construction on Canalwalk begins

      Explore The Reminder Online (May 8 2009)

      HOLYOKE -- City, state and federal officials gave Holyoke the old heave-ho last week. Mayor Michael Sullivan, State Sen. Michael Knapik and Congressman John Olver heaved some dirt, signifying the groundbreaking of the first phase of the Holyoke Canalwalk on May 1. The approximately $5 million, three-phase project will create an outdoor land... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Kathleen G. Anderson   Chicopee   Holyoke

    7. Pioneer Valley tourist industry seeking new ways to attract visitors to Western Mass.

      Explore masslive.com (May 6 2009)

      Pioneer Valley tourist industry seeking new ways to attract visitors to Western Mass. About 150 people attended a "Tourism Trends" seminar Wednesday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Greenfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    8. Northampton Pride March attracts estimated 10,000

      Explore masslive.com (May 2 2009)

      Northampton Pride March attracts estimated 10,000 The 28th annual Pride March & Rally drew repeat participants and newcomers as well. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton

    9. City Stage and Symphony Hall plan on expanding

      Explore The Reminder Online (May 1 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD -- Downsizing may be a common occurrence throughout American businesses, but not at City Stage and Symphony Hall. The schedule of events for the two arts facilities is increasing for the 2009-10 season. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    10. Renewal plan ideas solicited

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 27 2009)

      HOLYOKE - City officials will hold a meeting Thursday to seek public input on a long-range, multi-million-dollar plan being developed to revitalize four downtown neighborhoods. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Kathleen G. Anderson   Springfield

    11. Sessions map new downtown

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 25 2009)

      WESTFIELD - Maureen E. Burns, a retiree and resident of Washington Street born and raised in this city, cannot believe that "there are so many places to see in the downtown area." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Westfield

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