1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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

    11. W. Springfield debates tax rate

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 18 2009)

      WEST SPRINGFIELD - With new tax rates on the verge of being set, several residents sent a clear message this week to town officials: Get off our backs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    12. Baystate Medical Center transferring alcohol and substance abuse programs

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 17 2009)

      Baystate said it will work with the new provider, Behavioral Health Network Inc., to find jobs for the 58 full- and part-time employees currently running Baystate’s substance abuse programs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    13. Springfield visitors' center reopens at new home in Basketball Hall of Fame building

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 16 2009)

      Springfield visitors' center reopens at new home in Basketball Hall of Fame building The William C. Sullivan Tourist Information Center drew 65,707 people in fiscal 2009. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    14. Amherst College plans scaled back project at Lord Jeffrey Inn

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 16 2009)

      The college will not be expanding the inn as originally planned. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst College   Amherst   The Republican

    15. Horse show appeals to wide audience

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 16 2009)

      WEST SPRINGFIELD - With more than 45 breeds of horses to learn about and 400 exhibitors showcasing everything from hay to riding equipment, visitors at the 12th annual Equine Affaire show had plenty to do. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   West Springfield   Springfield

    16. Grant used to train personal care aides

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 16 2009)

      HOLYOKE - O'Connell Professional Nurse Service is using a $70,000 grant from the Commonwealth Corp. to both train new personal-care homemakers and provide certified nursing assistants with additional training in home health care. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke

    17. UMass president endorses law school

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 14 2009)

      UMass president endorses law schoolMassLive.comSome legislators in Western Massachusetts are concerned the law school would take money from the flagship Amherst campus and other university campuses. Rep. ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    18. Housing problems in cities like Springfield, Holyoke, can be blamed on suburban growth, job loss, MassInc. report says

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 13 2009)

      Residential space in Springfield sells for $115 a square foot, which is a dollar less than what it would cost to build it. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Kathleen G. Anderson   Springfield   Holyoke

    19. Green event encouraged networking

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Nov 10 2009)

      For the second year, Clean Energy Connections brought together area leaders in green business. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    20. Massachusetts Receives $2 Million In Stimulus Funding For Broadband Development

      Explore The Gov Monitor (Nov 10 2009)

      Massachusetts Receives $2 Million In Stimulus Funding For Broadband DevelopmentGov Monitor“Too many Massachusetts communities are underserved when it comes to broadband access and some, such as Wendell and Monterey in western Massachusetts, ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Technology Collaborative   John Kerry

    21. Fair to display 'green' future

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 9 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - Jobs in a green-conscious energy-efficient economy ranging from cutting-edge technology to installing insulation in older buildings are becoming a practical reality, according to the organizers behind the second annual Clean Energy Connections Conference and Opportunity Fair. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    22. Ware in line for $5 million stimulus

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 6 2009)

      Fire Chief Thomas W. Coulombe said the town has received preliminary notice that it can get $5 million in federal stimulus money for a new fire station. (Read Full Article)

    23. More cuts loom in state funding

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 6 2009)

      A legislative leader said Thursday that under current economic conditions and dramatically reduced revenues, he does not consider any program safe from state budget cuts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   The Republican

    24. Groundbreaking marks start of construction for $12.5 million homeless resource center on Worthington Street

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 6 2009)

      The project involves major renovations to the existing shelter and a new building at 769 Worthington St.. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassMutual   Baystate Health

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