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    1. UMass Amherst machining partnership wins NSF grant

      Explore masshightech.com (Dec 18 2009)

      UMass Amherst machining partnership wins NSF grant The National Science Foundation has given a $600,000 grant to promote precision machining by establishing a partnership among the University of Massachusetts Amherst and industry groups. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

    2. Mass. unemployment rate falls to 8.8% from a high of 9.3%

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 17 2009)

      State Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Nancy L. Snyder said the recovery is still “sluggish.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    3. State deficit estimated at $3 billion

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 17 2009)

      BOSTON - Gov. Deval L. Patrick's top fiscal aide on Wednesday gave a grim outlook for the state's finances, saying the budget deficit for next fiscal year could be as high as $3 billion and that "everything is on the table" for possible cuts, including state aid for cities and towns. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    4. Grant to boost machine jobs

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 17 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - When Edward T. Leyden, president of the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association, toured laboratories at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he said he saw things he thought were science fiction. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    5. W. Side approves tax hike

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 16 2009)

      WEST SPRINGFIELD - What a difference a week makes. After clashing with the Town Council on Dec. 7, Mayor Edward J. Gibson emerged a winner from the council's special meeting on Monday at the J. Edward Christian Municipal Building. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    6. UMass hears budget update

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 16 2009)

      AMHERST - University of Massachusetts Chancellor Robert C. Holub and James V. Staros, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, have been talking with faculty in small groups to review the upcoming budget. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Dr. Robert C. Holub

    7. Library has aids for job seekers

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 16 2009)

      CHICOPEE - Based on the economy and job losses, Chicopee Public Library has taken the lead to become a source for job seekers through a new Career Self-Help Center. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee

    8. Springfield to begin search for energy conservation manager

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 15 2009)

      The new job will pay $42,568 to $54,274 a year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    9. Pioneer Valley job market declines slightly faster than other metropolitan areas

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 14 2009)

      Springfield shares the middle fifth rankings with Boston, Worcester and New Haven and Hartford. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield

    10. Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick cutting $2.4 million for program that helps people with severe mental illness

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 14 2009)

      Cutting funds for the Program for Assertive Community Treatment in Springfield and Chelsea, however, is expected to save 84 other jobs in the mental health sector. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    11. Western Mass. projects funded in spending bill

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 14 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - The $446.8 billion federal spending bill passed Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives includes $13.9 million in funding for Western Massachusetts projects, officials said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center

    12. Bing Arts Center fund raising restarted

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 14 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - A local nonprofit group has renewed its fund-raising efforts for the Bing Arts Center in Forest Park to assist with operational costs and equipment as it prepares for its official opening in the spring. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Hampden Bank

    13. UMass trustees OK public law school

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 11 2009)

      BOSTON - Trustees of the University of Massachusetts voted by a wide margin on Thursday to approve creation of the state's first public law school, despite concerns of critics that it could take money away from other campuses. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Western New England University   Springfield

    14. Jobs subject of budget talk

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 11 2009)

      Jobs subject of budget talkMassLive.comThat hearing will be hosted by Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Gregory Bialecki. On Monday, the first session in Springfield, ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Holyoke

    15. State, town to work on defunct school

      Explore Amherst Bulletin (Dec 10 2009)

      State, town to work on defunct schoolAmherst BulletinSample contracts with Springfield and Chicopee will be forwarded to the EDIC, said Richard Henderson, executive vice president for real estate for ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Springfield   Northampton

    16. UMass chancellor warns of $50 million in cuts

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 10 2009)

      dlederman@repub.com AMHERST - University of Massachusetts chancellor Robert C. Holub this week warned faculty and staff the university could face as much as $50 million or more in spending cuts for the coming fiscal year (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Edward F. Blaguszewski   Amherst

    17. 65 Ma communities adopt local meals tax

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Dec 5 2009)

      More cities and towns in Massachusetts have chosen to slap a local-option tax on restaurant meals. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    18. Lowe's Home Improvement drops plans for new store in Holyoke, citing economy

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 4 2009)

      Lowe's Home Improvement drops plans for new store in Holyoke, citing economy City officials had been hoping the store would create nearly 150 new jobs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican

    19. Springfield, Mass., home market sees upswing

      Explore usatoday.com (Dec 4 2009)

      Springfield, Mass., the third-largest city in the state, is known as the place where basketball was invented. And it's home to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Yet, it does not stand out as a destination point or secluded and pricey resort area like Martha's Vineyard or a highly regarded college town like Amherst. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Basketball Hall of Fame

    20. Tax break plan headed for vote

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 3 2009)

      Tax break plan headed for voteMassLive.comNORTHAMPTON - The City Council will decide today whether or not to extend from five to 13 years a tax credit the city offers business ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   Kollmorgen

    21. Proposal for UMass law school in Dartmouth gathers steam

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 2 2009)

      Critics are concerned the school would drain funds from the Amherst campus. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    22. Proposals to roll back sales taxes, limit emissions from wood, trash burning plants, appear headed for vote in Mass.

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 2 2009)

      Two other questions would lift a cap on charter schools and delete affordable housing provisions from the state’s development law. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Greenfield

    23. Massachusetts Creates One-Stop Resource for Renewables Development

      Explore sustainablebusiness.com (Dec 2 2009)

      Massachusetts Creates One-Stop Resource for Renewables DevelopmentSustainableBusiness.comMassachusetts Governor Deval Patrick this week signed legislation that transfers the state's Renewable Energy Trust to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Renewable Energy Trust   Springfield

    24. Great hall at Museum of Springfield History to be named SIS Hall in wake of $1 million donation

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 2 2009)

      The SIS Fund was established a decade ago as a result of the sale of the former Springfield Institution for Savings to a predecessor of TD Bank. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   TD Bank   Springfield   The Republican

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