1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. 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

    2. 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

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

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      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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. Executives showing more business confidence, Associated Industries of Mass. reports

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 1 2009)

      Twenty percent of those surveyed expect to add employees in the next six months. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield

    11. Verizon expands Mass. Web service

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Nov 30 2009)

      Verizon bragged yesterday that new investments in high-speed Internet services across the state show it's committed to the Massachusetts market. The giant telecom... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke

    12. Business center sets computer classes

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 25 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - The Center for Business and Technology at Springfield Technical Community College will conduct a variety of training opportunities and computer workshops within the next few weeks. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    13. Northampton reassessing tax-savings program

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 25 2009)

      Northampton reassessing tax-savings programMassLive.comHowever, Community and Economic Development Director Teri A. Anderson recently informed city officials that the Massachusetts Department of Revenue has ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   Kollmorgen

    14. Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine celebrate 35 years of affiliation

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 25 2009)

      Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine celebrate 35 years of affiliation As many as a third of the doctors who train at Baystate remain in the region to practice. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   The Republican

    15. Northampton reassessing tax break for Kollmorgen Electro-Optical

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 24 2009)

      Under state rules, the city must consider extending its tax break from 5 to 12 years. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   Kollmorgen

    16. FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp.-Western New England College partnership gets $1 million in federal funding

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 23 2009)

      FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp.-Western New England College partnership gets $1 million in federal funding FloDesign hopes to have a prototype wind turbine up in about a month, somewhere in Wilbraham. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    17. Holyoke takes story to the small screen

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 23 2009)

      "Holyoke: Green Business Grows Here" is a 13-minute DVD produced to market the Paper City's low-cost and environmentally-friendly hydroelectric power, its proximity to New York City, Boston, highways and airports and a comprehensive fiber-optic network. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Kathleen G. Anderson   Holyoke   Brendan Ciecko

    18. Westfield State College students are helping to boost the local economy with special program

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 22 2009)

      Westfield State College students are helping to boost the local economy with special program The Owl Bucks program allows Westfield State College students to make purchases at local businesses. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University   Amherst

    19. MassMutual Achieves 76% YTD Increase in Nonprofit Retirement Plan Sales

      Explore Press Release Distribution Services (Nov 20 2009)

      (Springfield, MA) - MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division has recorded a 76% increase in nonprofit retirement plan sales through October 31, 2009 vs. the same period last year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Palmer   Springfield

    20. Unemployment rate may have dropped, but recovery may be a long way off, Western Mass. economists warn

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 19 2009)

      Unemployment rate may have dropped, but recovery may be a long way off, Western Mass. economists warn The number of foreclosures is down nearly 30 percent in Mass. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    21. UMass committee backs law school

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 19 2009)

      BOSTON - Despite some concerns about creating a public law school, the plan was supported by the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees Committee on Academic and Student Affairs Wednesday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    22. Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth Workshop:

      Explore From the EDC (Nov 19 2009)

       The Operational Services Division, State Office of Woman and Minority Owned Business Assistance, Affirmative Market Program offers this FREE workshop designed for businesses who are interested in learning how to do business with the State.  This workshop includes:  Where to find bidding opport (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    23. Census tally up in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 19 2009)

      Census tally up in SpringfieldMassLive.com"We are very excited about the census report," said John D. Judge, the city's chief development officer. "It's great news for the city. ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

    24. Efforts to trim Massachusetts sales tax to 3 percent and eliminate alcohol sales tax gain steam

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 18 2009)

      Activists said they believe they've collected enough signatures to place the questions on the 2010 Massachusetts statewide ballot. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Springfield

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