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    1. Instead of 'closing doors' in city, YMCA of Greater Springfield has plans for Tower Square, considers renovation, new building

      Instead of 'closing doors' in city, YMCA of Greater Springfield has plans for Tower Square, considers renovation, new building

      To keep its doors open in the city, the YMCA of Greater Springfield must attract more dues-paying members, Dexter Johnson, president and CEO, said Monday. To get those members, the Y will need either a wall-to-wall renovation or reconstruction of its building at 275 Chestnut St., built in 1965, or it'll need a new building either at that site or someplace else, possibly working with local hospitals, Johnson said. The Y is on the verge of announcing the move of its child care and health and wellness exercise facilities to Tower Square, where children would use a rooftop patio ...

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    2. Palmer Paving sold to New York-based company for undisclosed price

      Palmer Paving sold to New York-based company for undisclosed price

      Palmer Paving, a maker of asphalt and builder of roads with facilities in Springfield, Palmer, Easthampton and Barre, Massachusetts, was sold in September to Peckham Industries Inc. of White Plains, New York. In a news release, Pekham promises to keep Palmer Paving's 150 employees and to retain Janet Callahan as President of Palmer Paving Corp. "We know that the Peckham group will enhance our business operations and provide great opportunities for our team here at Palmer," Janet Callahan said in a news release

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    3. Holyoke STEM Academy awarded $175,000 state grant; open house Thursday

      Holyoke STEM Academy awarded $175,000 state grant; open house Thursday

      The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education awarded the Holyoke STEM Academy a $175,000 21st Century Learning Center grant. The recently opened academy caters to middle school students interested in science, technology, engineering and math.  The academy shares space with the newly named Holyoke High School Dean Campus, formerly the William J. Dean Technical High School. It will host an open house Thursday. The federally funded grants support out-of-school learning and programs, aids in closing proficiency/opportunity gaps, bolster student engagement, promote social and emotional learning, and strengthen career and college readiness, according to the state.

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      Mentions: Holyoke
    4. Big E sets new record with 1.54M visitors

      Big E sets new record with 1.54M visitors

      The Big E set a new attendance record with the 2018 edition of the Eastern States Exposition drawing 1,543,470 visitors during its 17-day run. It was an increase of 17,917 over the previous record of 1,525,553 guests set in 2017. A combination of a "tremendous lineup of terrific talent," unique foods that people want to try, a four-day draft horse show that included a six-horse hitch competition and many, many other attractions helped draw more than 1.5 million people to the fair this year, according to Eugene Cassidy, president of the Exposition.

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    5. UMass graduate student receives Department of Energy award, will contribute work to Large...

      UMass graduate student receives Department of Energy award, will contribute work to Large...

      A graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a prestigious award from the U.S. Department of Energy that will put him to work on a project connected to the Large Hadron Collider--the world's largest particle accelerator. Physics Ph.D. candidate Guy Rosin, of Watertown, has been chosen to receive the Science Graduate Student Research Program award, UMass announced Wednesday.  Rosin is one of 47 students nationwide to receive the award which prepares graduate students for STEM careers by providing work and thesis opportunities at DOE labs.

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    6. Springfield schools superintendent lauds MCAS results, but says more work to be done

      Springfield schools superintendent lauds MCAS results, but says more work to be done

      Superintendent of Schools Daniel Warwick praised the results of the newly released MCAS scores for students in Springfield, which showed slight increases. But he said there is more work to be done as local scores -- among the trove of statewide data released Thursday by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education -- remain below state averages. Warwick said students' overall academic performance continues to improve. And, under a new state accountability system, Springfield schools were listed as "not requiring assistance or intervention."

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    7. Holyoke MCAS results 2018: 'Bright spots' seen but 'tremendous' work needed, officials say

      Holyoke MCAS results 2018: 'Bright spots' seen but 'tremendous' work needed, officials say

      Progress is inching along with tons of work left to make the majority of the city's public school students proficient in English, math and science, officials said Thursday after release of the spring 2018 MCAS results. "While our progress is steady and we have many bright spots to celebrate, tremendous and obvious work remains to improve and accelerate learning outcomes for all Holyoke students," said Stephen K. Zrike, the state-appointed receiver in charge of managing the public schools.

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      Mentions: Holyoke
    8. MGM Springfield, Indian Motorcycle plan Biketoberfest on The Plaza

      MGM Springfield, Indian Motorcycle plan Biketoberfest on The Plaza

      The first-ever Biketoberfest is coming to The Plaza at MGM Springfield, courtesy of the casino and Indian Motorcycle of Springfield. The two-day bike show will offer live music, beer from White Lion Brewing Company, barbecue, games and raffles on Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

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      Mentions: Springfield Holyoke
    9. Schools in Boston, Springfield, Worcester exit 'underperforming' status

      Schools in Boston, Springfield, Worcester exit 'underperforming' status

      Four Massachusetts schools are no longer designated as underperforming, and that label will not be newly applied to any schools or districts this year, education officials announced as they released 2018 MCAS scores and school accountability ratings. This year marked the first time the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education used a new accountability system to measure how schools and districts are performing and what support they may need.

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    10. 'The Prudential,' Holyoke's tallest office building, sells at foreclosure auction; new owner seeks partners in redevelopment

      'The Prudential,' Holyoke's tallest office building, sells at foreclosure auction; new owner seeks partners in redevelopment

      The New York City man who held the mortgage on 274-276 High St. bought the office building at a foreclosure auction Wednesday for $380,000. The property is known as the Prudential because, at eight stories, it's one of the tallest buildings in Paper City. The sale allows investor Roy L. Felshin a chance at recouping the money he loaned on the building by either redeveloping it himself or selling it through conventional means. Once a foreclosure is in process, the foreclosure auction is the only way to put the property in new hands and with a clear title.

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      Mentions: Holyoke
    11. Medical provider to rebrand as Holyoke Medical Group

      Medical provider to rebrand as Holyoke Medical Group

      Western Mass Physician Associates will be re-branded as Holyoke Medical Group as of Oct. 1. The Holyoke Medical Center provider affiliate is part of Valley Health Systems as is the hospital. "The name change will allow for the organization to have stronger brand awareness in the community," said Spiros Hatiras, president and chief executive officer of Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems.

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    12. Western Mass scientists receive $635k from NASA to develop methods to study life beyond...

      Western Mass scientists receive $635k from NASA to develop methods to study life beyond...

      A microbiologist with the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a mineralogist at Mount Holyoke College have received a $635,000 grant from NASA to develop techniques to study evidence of "life beyond Earth," according to UMass. Jim Holden, with UMass, and Darby Dyar at Mount Holyoke, will work together over a three year period, using the funds from the large federal space agency to develop new methods to detect evidence of extraterrestrial life.

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    13. Owners of iconic Red Lion Inn eyeing Springfield for potential 100-room boutique hotel

      Owners of iconic Red Lion Inn eyeing Springfield for potential 100-room boutique hotel

      The Berkshires-based company behind the Red Lion Inn recently renewed its efforts to build a 100-room "boutique-style" hotel here in Springfield. "Main Street Hospitality is looking carefully to find the right project that would add to the 'New Springfield' landscape and are in discussions with a number of different groups," said Sarah Eustis, CEO of Main Street Hospitality Group in an emailed response to questions. Springfield Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy said Main Street Hospitality recently renewed contact with him.

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    14. New $21 million food service center for Springfield students nears completion

      New $21 million food service center for Springfield students nears completion

      City and school officials toured a $21 million culinary and nutrition center in East Springfield Tuesday, saying they are excited it is on course to open in January. The facility will provide about 60,000 meals to students each day. "It's a tremendous facility," Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said. "This is really a first of its kind in the area. This unique collaborative approach not only enhances health food aspects for our children, but just as important, creates training and job opportunities, too."

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    15. From coal plant to solar farm: Power storage site sees grand opening in Holyoke

      From coal plant to solar farm: Power storage site sees grand opening in Holyoke

      Holyoke's got sunshine on a cloudy day. Or at least Holyoke Gas & Electric does. The city's municipal power utility is storing solar-generated electricity at property that was once part of the Mount Tom Power Station coal-and-oil fired electricity plant.  The state's largest utility-scale energy storage system had its grand opening Tuesday, playing host to officials from the city, state and ENGIE North America.

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    16. STCC gets $1.15 million for programs in photonics, 'internet of things'

      STCC gets $1.15 million for programs in photonics, 'internet of things'

      On Monday, U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, was at Springfield Technical Community College to announce $1.15 million in National Science Foundation grants aimed at preparing students to work not just in the self-driving car industry, but in jobs involving many applications of these technologies. The grants include $599,388 to develop Professor Gary J. Mullett's "Internet of Things Education" project and $551,202 to develop Professor Nicholas M. Massa's "Problem Based Learning in Advanced Photonics Manufacturing Education" project.

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    17. Amherst Knights of Columbus sell $1.29 million in downtown real estate

      Amherst Knights of Columbus sell $1.29 million in downtown real estate

      Businessman Barry Roberts has purchased the former Knights of Columbus Amherst Council property at 37 North Pleasant St. and 37 Boltwood Walk for $1.29 million. Roberts said the front of the property, the Pleasant Street side, is occupied by McMuphy's Uptown Tavern and the chock-full-of antiques Amherst Typewriter & Computer shop. Upstairs office space on the Pleasant Street side, space once leased to the Boys & Girls Club, is available, Roberts said.

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    18. Community Music School of Springfield awarded $50K for special needs children

      Community Music School of Springfield awarded $50K for special needs children

      Community Music School of Springfield has been awarded $50,000 for its Adaptive Music Program, a partnership with the Springfield Public Schools. AMP trains and supports teachers who specialize in teaching students with special needs. With the help of this program, teachers can integrate music and arts into their teaching.  The state budget allocation was supported by Sens. Eric Lesser, D-Longmeadow, and James Welch, D-West Springfield.

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    19. Robert Simone named new WWLP general manager

      Robert Simone named new WWLP general manager

      Robert Simone has been promoted to vice president and general manager of WWLP-TV (NBC), EWLP (CW) and its associated digital services. Simone succeeds recently retired longtime WWLP general manager William Pepin. Simone will assume his new responsibilities immediately and report to Doug Davis, senior vice president and regional manager of WWLp's parent company, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., according to a statement released Monday by the media company.

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    20. Fly for Unify raises $25,000 for Western Massachusetts-based anti-bullying program

      Fly for Unify raises $25,000 for Western Massachusetts-based anti-bullying program

      A brisk wind and cool temperatures, especially at 13,500-feet, didn't appear to affect the 11 sky flyers who helped raise $25,000 for the Western Massachusetts-based anti-bullying nonprofit Unify Against Bullying. Werner Maiwald, lead flyer for the group, came up with the idea of Fly for Unify at 2 a.m. one morning. The idea became a reality on Saturday when everyone met at Jumptown Skydiving at the Orange Airport. Maiwald, Unify's operations director, said this was the first ever fundraiser of this sort for the organization. The participants came from a wide variety of business backgrounds ...

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      Mentions: Westfield
    21. Old Springfield RMV eyed for retail, restaurant development

      Old Springfield RMV eyed for retail, restaurant development

      Davenport Companies, the new owner of the old Registry of Motor Vehicles offices at 165 Liberty St., is marketing the site for commercial redevelopment, having bought it from the state in June. "We have received a surprising number of offers," said Charles Irving, principal of Boston-based Davenport. "All are retail/restaurant uses. Some want to tear it down. Some want to reuse the existing building. We are looking at it from all angles right now."

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    22. UMass Amherst gets $3 million to encourage women, minorities to pursue STEM fields

      UMass Amherst gets $3 million to encourage women, minorities to pursue STEM fields

      The University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded a five-year, $3 million grant to implement new diversity and equity policies.  The large grant comes from the National Science Foundation, whose ADVANCE project seeks to fund inclusive policies that encourage larger amounts of women and minorities to join the scientific fields and industries.

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