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    1. Samite, Tia Fuller among acts at Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival 2019 - masslive.com

      Samite, Tia Fuller among acts at Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival 2019 - masslive.com

      Vocalist. Multi-instrumentalist. Actor. Photographer. Humanitarian. But at the end of the day, Uganda-born artist Samite just wants to show the world how music can be used to help people of all different backgrounds overcome the obstacles in their life.  Samite will play an important role at this year’s Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival on Saturday, Aug. 10 as both performer and speaker, appearing on the Court Square music festival’s main stage as well as the city’s Community Music School the night before to participate in a special discussion.

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    2. Cash-strapped Hampshire College may develop some of its 800 acres for housing, commercial use

      Cash-strapped Hampshire College may develop some of its 800 acres for housing, commercial use

      Financially strapped Hampshire College will one one day turn some of its 800-acre campus into housing or commercial space as one way of insuring its future. “In due time and for its benefit, Hampshire will develop some of this acreage in mission-aligned ways,” college interim president Kenneth Rosenthal said Friday during a public meeting with state Higher Education Commissioner Carlos E. Santiago at Amherst Town Hall.

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    3. Westfield seeks developers for downtown block, once home to J.J. Newberry store destroyed in 1986 fire

      Westfield seeks developers for downtown block, once home to J.J. Newberry store destroyed in 1986 fire

      Vacant since a devastating fire more than 30 years ago, developers are being sought for a major parcel along Westfield’s Elm Street downtown business corridor. The Redevelopment Authority on Wednesday advertised a request for interest in the Massachusetts Central Register, seeking proposals from private developers for redevelopment of a 1.6 acre downtown parcel. The site includes what was once the location of the J.J. Newberry store that burned in 1986 and was later demolished. It sits next to the John P. Olver intermodal transportation center that opened two years ago.

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    4. Michael J. Kittredge II, founder of Yankee Candle, dies at 67

      Michael J. Kittredge II, founder of Yankee Candle, dies at 67

      Michael J. “Mike” Kittredge II, the founder of the Yankee Candle Company, passed away Wednesday. He was 67 years old. Kittredge began making candles 50 years ago in the garage of his childhood home in South Hadley, making his first candle out of melted crayons as a gift for his mother. The candle company grew to become one of the largest employers in Western Massachusetts, with about 1,400 employees in the region, including at the offices and flagship store in South Deerfield, the Whately factory and a facility in East Longmeadow.

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    5. Longmeadow’s historic Brewer-Young mansion nears rebirth; coworking space, offices planned (photos, video)

      Longmeadow’s historic Brewer-Young mansion nears rebirth; coworking space, offices planned (photos, video)

      With his father, Ted Eayrs, lifting ever so gently with a razor blade, Walter Eayrs slid the thin tube of a glue syringe behind the sagging wallpaper of the Brewer-Young mansion. This Zuber wallpaper — similar to what’s hanging in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House — has decorated the grand front hallway and staircase since soon after the 734 Longmeadow St. mansion was built in 1885.

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    6. Planet Fitness coming to Holyoke Mall in late 2019

      Planet Fitness coming to Holyoke Mall in late 2019

      Planet Fitness plans to open a 19,000-square-foot gym at the Holyoke Mall in late 2019. Billing itself as a “Judgement Free Zone,” Planet Fitness said it has more than 1,800 locations and 13.6 million members. Pyramid Corp., which manages the Holyoke Mall and 18 other properties in Massachusetts, New York and Virginia, welcomed a Planet Fitness to the Hampshire Mall in Hadley in 2017. “We are excited to open a new location at Holyoke Mall and introduce the community to our high-quality facility and supportive atmosphere,” Ryan Fernades, a representative for Planet Fitness, said in a statement.

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    7. Springfield’s Tower Square food court adds healthy options with Revitalize Superfoods

      Springfield’s Tower Square food court adds healthy options with Revitalize Superfoods

      Having announced several large and small new tenants in the past year, the owners of Tower Square on Wednesday welcomed a new restaurant that specializes in healthy foods. City officials, representatives of Tower Square, the business owner and many family members and supporters gathered Wednesday to announce the opening of Revitalize Superfoods, which fills the food court’s last available space.

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    8. Mom-and-pop stores survive Easthampton’s transition from struggling mill town to arts and dining destination

      Mom-and-pop stores survive Easthampton’s transition from struggling mill town to arts and dining destination

      While this small city is now home to a number of breweries, cafes, tattoo shops and an artsy atmosphere, what has kept Easthampton grounded through its change and growth over the past two decades are a stable of mom-and-pop stores that meet practical, everyday needs.You can get sushi and poke bowls on Cottage Street now, or eat at a restaurant owned by a chef who’s been nominated in the James Beard Foundation’s restaurant awards four years in a row. But it’s still a city where residents and visitors can get a haircut, go grocery shopping, run ...

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    9. MassDOT: Boston-Springfield-Pittsfield passenger rail must balance speed, cost and convenience

      MassDOT: Boston-Springfield-Pittsfield passenger rail must balance speed, cost and convenience

      A commuter train trip from Springfield to Boston could take between 80 and 105 minutes, but only if the state builds a new rail line along the MassPike and connects it to historic Springfield Union Station and Worcester Union Station. But the trip is only marginally longer — about 90 minutes to just under two hours — if new rails are built basically along the existing freight rights of way with curves straightened out, according to a Massachusetts Department of Transportation analysis released Tuesday.

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    10. Savage Arms of Westfield, independent again, plans to expand

      Savage Arms of Westfield, independent again, plans to expand

      Savage Arms, newly acquired by a group of private investors headed by CEO and President Al Kasper, will soon be looking to expand as it takes advantage of its new independence. “We’ll be looking for acquisition opportunities,” Kasper said in a recent interview. “Businesses that are in the same space in the marketplace where we are and that will allow us to take full advantage of our manufacturing capabilities.”

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    11. Coding group hosts inaugural meetup in downtown Springfield

      Coding group hosts inaugural meetup in downtown Springfield

      Springfield’s new coding meetup group, Springfield PHP, will offer its first event, “Learn to Code,” on Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. at Naismith’s Pub & Pretzel. The free event is open to all with an interest to learn or desire to increase their knowledge of coding. All levels of experience are welcome. Organizer Lawrence Shea says he wished there had been a group like this when he was first starting out.

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    12. Hot Oven Cookies plans Agawam expansion; eyes Northampton, Westfield and additional Springfield shop

      Hot Oven Cookies plans Agawam expansion; eyes Northampton, Westfield and additional Springfield shop

      Sheila Coon and her Hot Oven Cookies have made enough dough to fund making more dough. Coon's cookie-fueled expansion plan that will see Hot Oven Cookies open a manufacturing and production hub in Agawam in a former pizzeria at 369 Walnut St., probably in September that will work in tandem with a bakery Coon and her husband, David Coon, opened last year at 1597 Main St., in Springfield's historic Worthington Building at the SilverBrick Lofts complex.

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    13. Agawam High School, Atlantis Charter School, Brockton High School and Burlington High School to launch ‘Innovation Pathways’ job training programs

      Agawam High School, Atlantis Charter School, Brockton High School and Burlington High School to launch ‘Innovation Pathways’ job training programs

      Students at Agawam High School and three other Massachusetts schools will have the opportunity to get a head start on their career plans with the launch of Innovation Pathways programs that offer job training in fields from information technology to advanced manufacturing. Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced the award designations Friday, bringing the state’s number of schools offering the programs to 25.

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    14. Bentley Billiards/ Lambson Furniture in Westfield has new owner, $1M redevelopment planned

      Bentley Billiards/ Lambson Furniture in Westfield has new owner, $1M redevelopment planned

      The new owners of the old Bentley Billiards/ Lambson Furniture buildings on Elm Street in the heart of the city’s downtown business district plan to begin $1 million worth of renovations in as little as two weeks. "We want to clean the thing up immediately," said Eugene J. Borowski Jr. "Structurally the building is in great shape." Borowski, owner Beyond Builders, heads a group of investors who bought the buildings at 81-83 Elm St. and at 87-89 Elm St. for $275,000, according to a deed filed Monday at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds.

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    15. WGBY changing its over-the-air frequencies on Monday - masslive.com

      WGBY changing its over-the-air frequencies on Monday - masslive.com

      Public television station WGBY will be changing its frequencies on Monday.  Over-the-air antenna users must rescan their TVs on or after Monday or they will lose the local PBS signal. Cable and satellite viewers are not affected.  Approximately 1,000 television stations across the country will experience frequency changes between now and July 2020 because of a FCC plan designed to make room on the airways for new 5G and other mobile broadband services.

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    16. Springfield eyes creating 2 historic districts around Innovation Center, ‘unusual’ house (photos) - masslive.com

      Springfield eyes creating 2 historic districts around Innovation Center, ‘unusual’ house (photos) - masslive.com

      The city is considering the creation of two local historic districts downtown, aimed at preserving the home of the Springfield Innovation center on Bridge Street and a deteriorated, “unusual” house at 60 Byers St.  Both the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the Springfield Historical Commission have approved the proposed districts in recent months, and the City Council added its first-step approval on Monday night. Final approval from the council is pending at a future meeting.

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    17. Dunkin’ opens ‘next generation’ store in Holyoke

      Dunkin’ opens ‘next generation’ store in Holyoke

      Dunkin’ Donuts officially cut the ribbon on a “next generation” store at 473-489 Pleasant St. Thursday morning. The new Dunkin’ features a unique, modern design equipped with the latest in brewing and pouring technologies, including Nitro Cold Brew, a richer, foamier offering. Freshly baked donuts, muffins and bagels filled the shelves. Franchisees Derek Salema and Peter Martins welcomed Mayor Alex B. Morse and City Councilors David Bartley and Peter Tallman to the ceremony. Aides to state Sen. Donald Humason and state Rep. Aaron Vega presented proclamations to the owners.

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    18. Toys R Us plans to reopen stores before Christmas

      Toys R Us plans to reopen stores before Christmas

      Toys R Us will be back in business in some locations just in time for the Christmas shopping season. The former toy retailer has teamed up with software retailer b8ta to reopen 10 Toys R Us stores across the country after the company went out of business last year. The first two stores will be located in Paramus, New Jersey, and Houston, Texas, according to b8ta. The initial stores will each be about 6,500 square feet, roughly a quarter of the size of a traditional Toys R Us store.

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    19. New owner of Strathmore Paper mill in Russell works on cleanup, mulls plans after tax sale

      New owner of Strathmore Paper mill in Russell works on cleanup, mulls plans after tax sale

      The new owner of the old Strathmore Mill #2 in Russell has begun working on the property while he considers plans for reuse and redevelopment. “I really don’t have any 100% set plans,” said Jacob Trudeau of Pittsfield. “I really just want to get it cleaned out. The real goal is just to get it clean, get the outside clean and get it in better shape.” Trudeau said he’s been talking with experts in mill redevelopment and might have more to share in a few weeks.

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    20. Edward Wingenbach, Hampshire College’s new president, ‘understands the challenges,’ say those who made the hire

      Edward Wingenbach, Hampshire College’s new president, ‘understands the challenges,’ say those who made the hire

      Hampshire College’s new president, Edward Wingenbach, has already raised morale at the beleaguered liberal arts college. Now he’s got to start raising money. “I think there is a new attitude and new energy here,” said Luis Hernendez, a member of the founding class of 1970 and chairman of the Hampshire board of trustees. “Sometimes, when you are in the midst of challenges, its easy to get down, to lose hope. In order to be a leader, you need confidence and you need to instill confidence that we’ll get through this.”

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    21. Savage Arms bought by management-led investors for $170 million; company employs about 300 in Westfield

      Savage Arms bought by management-led investors for $170 million; company employs about 300 in Westfield

      Investors led by Savage Arms CEO and President Al Kasper purchased the gun manufacturer from sporting goods conglomerate Vista Outdoor for $170 million earlier this month. Savage, which employs about 300 workers at its Westfield factory and headquarters, is one of the city’s largest private employers. Savage also has a rifle factory in Ontario, Canada.

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    22. Massachusetts Department of Public Health demands Baystate Health provide more detail on plans to close ICUs, pediatric unit in Westfield, Palmer

      Massachusetts Department of Public Health demands Baystate Health provide more detail on plans to close ICUs, pediatric unit in Westfield, Palmer

      The intensive care units at Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield and Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer, along with a pediatric unit at Noble, are essential services “necessary for preserving access and health,” the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has ruled. That means that Baystate Health must submit detailed information before it can move forward with plans to close the three units at the end of August. The state is asking for information on patient travel times, transportation needs, language difficulties and other factors.

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