1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. Governor's office chief quits

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 17 2009)

      The director of Gov. Deval L. Patrick's office in Western Massachusetts will step down on Friday amid uncertainty over the long-term future of the office. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield College   West Springfield

    2. Mass. ranks fourth in stimulus spending

      Explore Boston.com (Aug 14 2009)

      Massachusetts is ranked fourth in the nation when it comes to spending federal stimulus money. State officials overseeing the stimulus program said Massachusetts has been awarded $3.3 billion in federal funds and has spent about $1.5 billion on transportation, clean energy, health and human services, and education. The money also has been used to stave off even deeper cuts in ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Holyoke

    3. Mass. likely to lose seat in US House

      Explore Boston.com (Aug 14 2009)

      Massachusetts almost certainly will lose one of its 10 congressional districts after next year’s census, the result of a long-term population shift that is giving Southern and Western states more political power in Washington at the expense of the Northeast, say specialists who have been poring over data in advance of the 2010 count. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    4. Holyoke unveils new tourism brochure

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Aug 13 2009)

      A group of Holyoke based organizations has joined forces to promote their culltural, recreational and educational events together under the title of PassportHolyoke. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke

    5. Insurers wary of health plans

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 13 2009)

      A new public or government-run national health plan would drive private insurers like Springfield-based Health New England out of business within three years, said Peter F. Straley, president and CEO of Health New England. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Health New England   Peter F. Straley

    6. Western Mass. Electric Co. gets approval to build solar facilities ...

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 12 2009)

      Western Mass. Electric Co. gets approval to build solar facilities ...The Republican - MassLive.comby The Republican Newsroom By PATRICK JOHNSON SPRINGFIELD - Western Massachusetts Electric Company announced Wednesday that the state Department of Public ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   The Republican

    7. Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick awards $40.4 million in grants to communities ...

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 12 2009)

      By DAN RING dring@repub.com BOSTON - Gov. Deval L. Patrick on Thursday awarded $40.4 million in grants, including $16.5 million for Western Massachusetts, for improving public housing, providing social services and upgrading roads. The governor ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   West Springfield

    8. Dairy farmers teeter on edge

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 11 2009)

      Because of the falling price of milk, Richard C. Woodger, of Granville, says the dairy industry is facing its worst economic crisis in decades. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    9. Stimulus funds help provide summer jobs to nearly 2,000 Western Mass. teen-agers

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 10 2009)

      Some students hope to turn their summer experiences into careers after they graduate. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    10. Displaced workers upgrade their skills

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 10 2009)

      With the state's unemployment rate hovering around 8½ percent, scores of the unemployed are looking for new ways to get working. Area job training centers and local colleges are humming with activity from those looking to gain an edge over stiff competition in this hurting economy. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    11. UMass undergrads to get $1,100 fee rebate

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 7 2009)

      Gov. Patrick dedicated federal stimulus funds to the university to help cover the rebate. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    12. Draft downtown Westfield revitalization plan unveiled at Westfield State College Downtown Art Gallery

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 6 2009)

      Draft downtown Westfield revitalization plan unveiled at Westfield State College Downtown Art Gallery The riverfront area is to become more 'people-oriented.' (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Westfield State University

    13. Governor asked for funds to spur development

      Explore telegram.com FRONTPAGE (Aug 5 2009)

      FITCHBURG — Developer Christopher J. Iosua was frustrated with the answer Gov. Deval L. Patrick gave him yesterday when he asked if small businesses on Main Street would see any economic stimulus money to help spur business development downtown. Mr ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment   Springfield

    14. Armor Unveil New Web Site Design

      Explore oursportscentral.com (Aug 5 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD, MA August 5, 2009 - The Springfield Armor's Web site, www.armorhoops.com, has received a facelift. Under the direction of the NBA's technical and creative staff, the Armor's new and improved Web site conforms to the eye-catching model used by existing NBA Development League teams. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Michael Savit   Springfield

    15. Business loans hard at work

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 5 2009)

      Bruschi Bros. Inc. needed $500,000 in working capital to prepare for upcoming construction projects, the type of paving, bridge and construction work that's been the company's bread and butter for 64 years. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Chicopee

    16. Armor to Unveil Countdown to 1,000 Promotion

      Explore oursportscentral.com (Aug 3 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD, MA August 3, 2009 - The Springfield Armor today announced the "Countdown to 1,000" promotion, in which the purchaser of the 1,000th season ticket in team history will be showered with several magnificent gifts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Michael Savit   Springfield

    17. Victims of Callaway Golf Ball layoffs eligible for additional benefits

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 3 2009)

      Victims of Callaway Golf Ball layoffs eligible for additional benefits The benefits come from a federal law meant to ease the impact of overseas competition. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    18. Amherst weighs creating its first historic district

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 3 2009)

      The area around the Emily Dickinson Homestead has been discussed as a prime location. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton

    19. UMass Dean To Head Partnership With Springfield

      Explore publicbroadcasting.net (Aug 3 2009)

      UMass Dean To Head Partnership With SpringfieldWAMCAMHERST, MA (WAMC) - A partnership between the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the City of Springfield is going to be headed on the university's ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    20. New Westfield Gas & Electric Light Department manager Daniel Howard pushes for 'smart' meters

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 2 2009)

      The meters would communicate directly with the department without the need for personnel to go to meter sites. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield

    21. Westfield's participation in National Night Out rally falls victim to economic downturn

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 31 2009)

      In recent years, Westfield's observance was joined by police and fire representatives from neighboring Southwick and from Westfield State College public safety personnel. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield

    22. Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute in Springfield might receive ...

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 30 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - The Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute would receive $400,000 if a bill passed by the U.S. Senate becomes law. This week the Senate, by an 85-9 vote, passed the fiscal 2010 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill that ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    23. Western Mass. liquor store owners expect brisk business on last day before sales tax increase

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 30 2009)

      All retailers are mindful that people who buy now might not shop in August. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Chicopee

    24. Lord Jeffery Inn project in Amherst may be scaled back

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 29 2009)

      Amherst College closed the inn in November for renovations and expansion. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst College   Amherst

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