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    1. Amherst officials want Chancellor Robert C. Holub to remain in the position

      Amherst officials want Chancellor Robert C. Holub to remain in the position
      In a letter to UMass President Jack M. Wilson, Amherst Area Chamber Executive Director Tony Maroulis wrote: “On behalf of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors representing the Chamber’s 600 businesses in Amherst, Hadley, and 8 surrounding towns, I am writing to urge you to retain Dr. Robert Holub as Chancellor. He wrote that Holub “has been a great friend to the town and the business community,” noting that Holub received the chamber’s “2011 A+ Award, recognizing exceptional community achievements.
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    2. Local high school students participate in State House contest on financial literacy sponsored by Massachusetts Bankers Association

      Local high school students participate in State House contest on financial literacy sponsored by Massachusetts Bankers Association
      The Statehouse event, sponsored by the Massachusetts Bankers Association and five banks including PeoplesBank of Holyoke, was also held in support of bills that would mandate the teaching of personal finance within the math curriculum for students from kindergarten to grade 12.
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    3. Editorial: Class of 2011 finds brighter jobs picture

      Editorial: Class of 2011 finds brighter jobs picture
      As they start their job searches, we hope members of the class of 2011 won’t have to look too far beyond the Pioneer Valley to find gainful employment. We hope local employers and college graduates will check one another out. By the time this graduation season is over, Western Massachusetts will have seen 19 commencements at 14 colleges and universities. It would be a shame if the region couldn’t capitalize on that kind of brain power.
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    4. Editorial: Summer jobs provide lifeline for city kids

      Editorial: Summer jobs provide lifeline for city kids
      Just as importantly, a summer job teaches lessons of responsibility and initiative far beyond shoveling burgers or clearing tables. It gets teens used to the idea of going into work - and out of trouble. Which is why it was so heartening to see Gov. Deval L. Patrick announce $6 million in statewide funding for about 3,000 youth summer jobs, targeting at-risk youth, primarily from low-income families, from the ages of 14 to 21. The funds will go to participants in 29 cities and towns to provide 25-hour-a week jobs over six weeks in the corporate, health, social services or ...
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    5. 4 Western Massachusetts students among 29 statewide to be issued 'Who Shine' awards by Board of Higher Education

      4 Western Massachusetts students among 29 statewide to be issued 'Who Shine' awards by Board of Higher Education
      “As a publisher, I know that most of these students are Massachusetts residents who’ve grown up here and plan to stay here,” said George Arwady, publisher and chief executive officer of The Republican. “Many of these college students are members of my community and I’m delighted to be able to give them the recognition they so richly deserve.”
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    6. Massachusetts School Building Authority releases Needs Survey report

      Massachusetts School Building Authority releases Needs Survey report
      Schools across Western Massachusetts received mixed ratings, with dozens of capital and renovation projects in the works around the region. Authority officials said that over 84 percent of the state’s 1,757 public schools received good scores for building conditions and less than 2 percent, 23 schools, received the poorest rating.
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    7. Springfield's Western New England College to become Western New England University

      Springfield's Western New England College to become Western New England University
      Western New England College is becoming Western New England University. College officials first discussed the name change publicly back in January. The state’s Board of Higher Education gave its blessing last month and starting tomorrow the college’s website will be www.wne.edu, not the old wnec.edu. The college bookstore has already put anything with the word “college” on sale for 25 percent off and the print shop is making brochures, course catalogs, business cards and letterhead with the new Western New England University logo.
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    8. Profile in Business April 11, 2011

      Profile in Business April 11, 2011
      When Craig Melin embarked on his pursuit of a doctoral degree from the Dartmouth Institution for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, he figured it would be a two- or three-year journey. Almost five years after he started, Melin, president and CEO of Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, still has a ways to go, but there is light, he said, at the end of the proverbial tunnel
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