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    1. Country Squire furniture store in Agawam going out of business

      Explore masslive.com (May 18 2009)

      Country Squire furniture store in Agawam going out of business Its sister business, Cooper's Curtains & Gifts Country, will remain open. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    2. 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

    3. UMass reorganization narrowly approved

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (May 15 2009)

      The Faculty Senate at the University of Massachusetts has narrowly approved creation of a College of Natural Sciences on the Amherst campus. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    4. Arts grants aid sites in WMass

      Explore masslive.com (May 14 2009)

      A state official pointed out that the money for the grants was allocated last year and is not part of the 2010 budget. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment   Springfield

    5. Senate Faculty OKs College of Natural Sciences at UMass

      Explore masslive.com (May 14 2009)

      The Board of Trustees will vote on the reorganization plan next month. (Read Full Article)

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

    6. Springfield City Council tables consideration of Mayor Sarno's proposed $529.5 million budget

      Explore masslive.com (May 13 2009)

      Springfield City Council tables consideration of Mayor Sarno's proposed $529.5 million budget The majority said voting didn't make sense with deeper state funding cuts possible. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    7. Economic development secretary tells Springfield area chamber he sees positive signs in Mass. economy

      Explore masslive.com (May 13 2009)

      Economic development secretary tells Springfield area chamber he sees positive signs in Mass. economy Gregory Bialecki said he does not expect to see any casino legislation until the fall. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    8. Retail project faces delay

      Explore masslive.com (May 12 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - A proposed $45 million shopping center at the former Westinghouse Electric Corp. property in East Springfield is delayed, triggered, in part, by the poor economy. Packard Development of Newton is proposing the shopping center on the 41-acre parcel on Page Boulevard. When announced in March of 2008, the company anticipated approximately 20 stores including discount department stores, neighborhood convenience stores and two restaurants. The retail center was expected to cover 450,000 square feet, and create between 700 and 800 permanent retail jobs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Brian M. Connors   Springfield

    9. MassMutual adding agents

      Explore The Buffalo News (May 9 2009)

      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. is on a push to hire 2,000 more agents nationwide, including about 20 positions at its agency in Buffalo, in response to surging consumer demand for financial planning and products. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    10. 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)

    11. 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

    12. UMass can help city of Springfield - The Republican

      Explore masslive.com (May 6 2009)

      We have long advocated for expanded involvement of UMass-Amherst in Springfield. As one of 11 Massachusetts' "gateway cities" identified by economic development officials, Springfield has seen its fortunes decline as old industries died out and new ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    13. Insurance companies are looking for workers

      Explore HeraldTribune.com (May 6 2009)

      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. -- and other insurance players -- are looking to hire new agents in the region. "We're recruiting dozens of new agents right now and we're working hard to attract top talent," Scott Rich, vice president of field ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    14. Northampton Pride March attracts estimated 10,000

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      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

    15. Springfield ranks high for biotech readiness - The Republican

      Explore masslive.com (May 1 2009)

      The Republican - MassLive.com, MA - (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Biotechnology Council   Baystate Health

    16. Community colleges tackle tech education with federal help

      Explore masshightech.com (May 1 2009)

      Community colleges tackle tech education with federal help Rapidly evolving technology, low minority and female participation, youth apathy, and the gulf between an associate’s degree and a bachelor’s are straining science, technology, engineering and math education at the community college level. Rather than buckle under, local community colleges are using funds from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health to find new ways to solve their problems. (Read Full Article)

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

    17. Massachusetts Biotechnology Council gives Springfield high rating for companies looking to set up laboratories or factories

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 30 2009)

      Massachusetts Biotechnology Council gives Springfield high rating for companies looking to set up laboratories or factories Springfield was one of 17 cities in the state placed in the most-ready category. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Biotechnology Council   Baystate Health

    18. Mass. to build wind turbine along Turnpike - BostonHerald.com

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Apr 29 2009)

      BOSTON — State energy and transportation officials are planning to install a wind turbine in western Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    19. Pilot Qteros biofuels plant in Springfield may have future creating ethanol microbes - MassLive.com

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      Pilot Qteros biofuels plant in Springfield may have future creating ethanol microbes - MassLive.com Get Western Massachusetts breaking news, comment on the news, see photos and videos, and join the forum discussions at MassLive.com. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    20. The list: The Bay State's $8.4B wish list

      Explore Boston Business Journal (Apr 28 2009)

      The following is a list of the 1,739 "shovel ready" projects valued at roughly $8.4 billion the commonwealth submitted for consideration under the federal government's $789 billion stimulus plan. Project title — City/ Town — Total Federal Act ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massport   Holyoke Community College

    21. Microbe factory future pitched

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 28 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - A pilot biofuels plant planned for an Indian Orchard site this year could be expanded with federal and state support to create unique microbes that produce ethanol. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    22. UMass Researcher Sees Dollar Signs

      Explore Mass Media (Apr 27 2009)

      UMass Researcher Sees Dollar Signs This year UMass President Jack Wilson awarded $175,000 partitioned in seven $25,000 grants to UMass researchers to turn technologies developed at UMass labs into commercial products. These grants were awarded through the Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Properties (CVIP) Technology Development Fund created by Wilson in 2004. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Jack Wilson   Amherst

    23. Students in Springfield College's AmeriCorps program pleased by community service bill signed by President Obama

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 22 2009)

      Students in Springfield College's AmeriCorps program pleased by community service bill signed by President Obama Lemanis isn't a football groupie, she is an AmeriCorps volunteer assigned to mentor the Putnam team for 900 hours this year. In return she is receiving a $640 monthly stipend and will receive a $2,362 voucher she can use to pay student loans or for other education expenses. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield College   Springfield   Holyoke

    24. Unemployment rate in Western Mass. dropped slightly in March - The Republican

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 21 2009)

      Unemployment rate in Western Mass. dropped slightly in March - The Republican Unemployment rate in Western Mass. dropped slightly in MarchThe Republican - MassLive.com, MAIt was 2.7 percent a year ago, said Rena Kottcamp, research director for the Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance. (Click on image to enlarge.)This above chart shows the unemployment rate for this March and February in comparison with ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield   Springfield

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