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    1. All eyes on Springfield as Basketball Hall of Fame welcomes Class of 2012

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      All eyes on Springfield as Basketball Hall of Fame welcomes Class of 2012

      The Class of 2012 includes players Reggie Miller, Ralph Sampson, Jamaal Wilkes, Katrina McClain, Don Barksdale, Mel Daniels and Chet Walker, coaches Don Nelson and Lidia Alexeeva, contributor Phil Knight of Nike, referee Hank Nichols and the first professional women’s basketball team, the All-American Red Heads. 

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    2. Barkley, Jordan, Magic highlight list of presenters for next month's Hall of Fame Enshrinement

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      Barkley, Jordan, Magic highlight list of presenters for next month's Hall of Fame Enshrinement

      The presenters at this year’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement ceremony may outshine the Class of 2012.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    3. Basketball Hall of Fame unveils first annual women's tournament featuring UConn

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      Basketball Hall of Fame unveils first annual women's tournament featuring UConn

      he first annual Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge, an NCAA women’s tournament, will be held on two campus sites and conclude at the MassMutual Center on Dec. 1, 2013.

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      Mentions:   University of Connecticut   Springfield College   MassMutual

    4. MAAC, Hall of Fame, MassMutual Center working on basketball championships

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      MAAC, Hall of Fame, MassMutual Center working on basketball championships

      Officials from the MAAC, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the MassMutual Center have begun planning for this season’s championships, to be held March 6-11 at the MassMutual Center, and hope to build on the success of the first season.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    5. Oldest Duryea car goes on display in Springfield for at least a year, but future beyond that is uncertain

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      Oldest Duryea car goes on display in Springfield for at least a year, but future beyond that is uncertain

      A 1903 Stevens-Duryea Model L, the oldest surviving car built by the company that made Springfield an automotive center and helped put America on wheels, is on display at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History for at least a year.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    6. Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2012 member Mel Daniels speaks of being a late bloomer

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      Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2012 member Mel Daniels speaks of being a late bloomer

      Daniels gave in, took up the sport and proved to be a true late bloomer. That run will culminate next month with induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Monday, the American Basketball Association’s all-time leading rebounder was at the shrine to speak to fans as part of the Hall’s “60 Days of Summer” series.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    7. Great New England Air Show at Westover Air Base in Chicopee attracts 100,000

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      Great New England Air Show at Westover Air Base in Chicopee attracts 100,000

      This year’s show at Westover Air Reserve Base had more than 60 displays of different aircraft as well as a wide variety of flying demonstrations, including World War II vintage aircraft and civilian stunt pilots.  An estimated 100,000 attended Sunday’s show, bringing the weekend total of visitors to 210,000, said Master Sgt. Andrew Biscoe, public relations specialist.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Chicopee   Westfield

    8. Springfield Museums awarded $150,000 grant for interactive Dr. Seuss exhibit

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      Springfield Museums awarded $150,000 grant for interactive Dr. Seuss exhibit

      The Springfield Museums have been awarded a Museums for America grant of $150,000 from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) toward the creation and installation of “The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss,” an interactive, literacy-based exhibit for children.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Springfield Science Museum

    9. Western Massachusetts gets ready for Great New England Air Show at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee

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      Western Massachusetts gets ready for Great New England Air Show at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee

      The Great New England Air Show at Westover Air Reserve Base will run Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine. Gates will open at 8:30 a.m. and the flying demonstrations will begin at 10 a.m.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    10. Hall of Famer Jamaal Wilkes enthralls crowd with stories from UCLA and the Lakers

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      Hall of Famer Jamaal Wilkes enthralls crowd with stories from UCLA and the Lakers

      Those heady times have earned Wilkes a plaque in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame where he will be enshrined with the class of 2012 in September.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    11. The Great New England Airshow Preview

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Aug 1 2012)

      The Great New England Airshow Preview

      Westover Air Reserve Base will host an Open House and the next edition of the the Great New England Air Show on August 4th & 5th, 2012. Gates Open at 8:30am, includes free parking and admission.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    12. Great New England Air Show preview to be offered at breakfast at Westover Air Reserve Base

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      Great New England Air Show preview to be offered at breakfast at Westover Air Reserve Base

      Hundreds of people will get a preview to the U.S. Army’s elite paratrooper team, stunt pilots and other acts that will be featured in the Great New England Air Show.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    13. Tina D'Agostino named permanent head of CityStage and Symphony Hall in Springfield | masslive

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      Tina D'Agostino named permanent head of CityStage and Symphony Hall in Springfield | masslive

      Tina M. D’Agostino has been named president of Springfield Performing Arts Development Corp., the nonprofit arts organization that manages CityStage and Symphony Hall.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Springfield Symphony Orchestra   Springfield Performing Arts Development Corp.

    14. Local bands give boost to Stearns Square concert series

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      Local bands give boost to Stearns Square concert series

      For the first time in its storied existence, the Stearns Square concert series includes opening performances by local bands. Just before Roomful of Blues takes the stage on Thursday night, the Pittsfield-based Tony Lee Thomas Band will perform an opening set.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    15. Pioneer Valley Hotel Group president Shardool Parmar plans $1 million conference center in Hadley

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      Pioneer Valley Hotel Group president Shardool Parmar plans $1 million conference center in Hadley

      The conference center will be able to accommodate up to 300 people.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Northampton

    16. For North Carolina artist Patrick T. Dougherty, massive sculpture in caddywompus style at Springfield's Quadrangle is 'stick-y' business

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      For North Carolina artist Patrick T. Dougherty, massive sculpture in caddywompus style at Springfield's Quadrangle is 'stick-y' business

      Construction on his 238th massive sculpture continues at the Quadrangle grounds through Friday. It will remain on display for a year, erected in the area where the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden – and its Lorax character which “speak(s) for the trees” – is located.

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      Mentions:   Smith College   MassMutual   Springfield

    17. Raising Their Game | BusinessWest

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 19 2012)

      Raising Their Game | BusinessWest

      The current visitorship, less than half those original estimates, provides revenues totaling roughly 20% of the Hall’s annual budget, much less than originally projected, said Doleva, adding that this simple math, combined with the albatross-like mortgage and construction costs that were $1 million over budget, has left the Hall in need of solid revenue sources. It has found one in a growing number of events staged at its various facilities, which include Center Court, an auditorium, and several meeting facilities. They now book 175 to 200 events annually.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    18. Goodguys car show on Big E grounds features more than 1,000 hot rods and custom cars

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      Goodguys car show on Big E grounds features more than 1,000 hot rods and custom cars

      “We’ve had a good experience and plan on holding it here again next year,” said Brandon Flannery, a feature editor for Goodguys magazine and an organizer for the event.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Eastern States Exposition

    19. Stearns Square Summer Concert Series returns with new acts, old favorites

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      Stearns Square Summer Concert Series returns with new acts, old favorites

      “It has been amazing to watch the series evolve over the years,” Weppler said. “But I am often left nostalgic over the first couple of years. This started as an opportunity for the Springfield Business Improvement District to show off downtown, the unique buildings, open spaces, and of course, the restaurants. The collaboration really created a long standing summer tradition. It is something I am proud to be a part of. Over the last twelve years, many businesses and political leaders have changed, but the concerts kept happening.”

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Springfield Business Improvement District

    20. Grundy Worldwide Insurance East Coast Nationals come to Western MAssachusetts

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      Grundy Worldwide Insurance East Coast Nationals come to Western MAssachusetts

      “We’re excited to bring one of our events to the Eastern States Exposition Center,” said Harry Daviess, events director for Goodguys. “The northeast has long been a hot bed for custom car activity and enthusiasts. The East Coast Nationals gives automobile enthusiasts and hot rodders from all over the Northeast a place to gather to show and celebrate vintage American cars.”

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      Mentions:   Eastern States Exposition

    21. Howdy winners recognized for great customer service

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      Howdy winners recognized for great customer service

      A committee of tourism professionals from outside the region selected the eight winners from among 45 finalists who were honored at a reception in April. The finalists were selected by the convention bureau’s Howdy Awards Committee from more than 430 nominations among seven categories

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Holyoke

    22. Howdy awards honor hospitality industry

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      Howdy awards honor hospitality industry

      “Tourism is a billion dollar industry and we have so much to offer and these employees are the ones who make people so comfortable when they visit western Massachusetts,” Chairman Michael Hurwitz told 22News.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Eastern States Exposition

    23. Tourism leaders in Massachusetts mark economic importance of industry

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      Tourism leaders in Massachusetts mark economic importance of industry

      Tourism is the state's third largest employer and is responsible for $15.5 billion in direct expenditures each year in the state, Wall said. A total of 20 million tourists visit Massachusetts each year including 2 million from overseas. New York sends the most people to Massachusetts while Canada and England are the top two foreign countries with visitors to the state.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   West Springfield   Springfield

    24. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield College join to give Dunbar center new backboards

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      Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield College join to give Dunbar center new backboards

      “The Dunbar Center is an important resource for the Springfield community, and we are pleased to be a part of this celebration,” said Flynn. “Springfield College maintains very close ties with both the YMCA movement and the basketball hall of fame. We believe that both of these fine organizations are guided by principles and values that are absolutely consistent with the mission of Springfield College - educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.”

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      Mentions:   Springfield College   Baystate Health   Springfield

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