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    1. Summer opening eyed for $1 million bankESB in Holyoke

      Summer opening eyed for $1 million bankESB in Holyoke

      BankESB officials expect to open by summer a branch under construction at Sargeant and Beech streets in a $1 million project that will provide seven to eight new jobs, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. "We believe strongly in the future of the city and we're excited to be a part of that progress forward," President and CEO Matthew S. Sosik said in a press release. A groundbreaking was held on Oct. 31 and construction should be done and the branch open in the summer. An exact date has yet to be determined, said Cara M. Del Tatto, bankESB interactive marketing ...

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    2. Wellspring Harvest plans to grow vegetables, wealth at Chapman Valve site

      Wellspring Harvest plans to grow vegetables, wealth at Chapman Valve site

      Wellspring Harvest Corp. hosted tours Wednesday of its soon-to-be completed 15,000-square-foot, $1.3-million greenhouse on part of the old Chapman Valve site on Pinevale Street in the city's Indian Orchard neighborhood. The greenhouse will grow lettuce, mustard greens, spinach, baby kale, cilantro, mint and and array of vegetables from around the world year-round in nutrient-rich water. Customers include Baystate Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center, Big Y Foods, Sodexo on behalf of the Springfield Public Schools and Squash Trucking.

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    3. Pride plans 'super' store at old River Inn site in Springfield

      Pride plans 'super' store at old River Inn site in Springfield

      Pride Stores plans to build two new Springfield "Super Pride" outlets in the coming year, including one on the site of the old River Inn at State and Thompson Streets in the city's McKnight neighborhood. The other would replace an existing Pride store at the corner of Breckwood Boulevard and Wilbraham Road near Western New England University, said Pride Stores CEO Robert Bolduc.

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    4. Springfield's historic Hampden Savings Bank building once again for sale

      Springfield's historic Hampden Savings Bank building once again for sale

      The onetime headquarters of Hampden Savings Bank at 1665 Main St. in downtown Springfield is once again for sale. The 1,800-square-foot space was built by the bank, now part of Berkshire Bank, 99 years ago for $100,000 -- nearly $2 million in today's money. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. Most recently it was the law office of Barry Kaufman, and before that it was the office of him and his father, Kaufman & Kaufman. The building has housed law offices since 1965, Barry Kaufman said.

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    5. I-91 Springfield viaduct project ahead of schedule, several ramp openings announced

      I-91 Springfield viaduct project ahead of schedule, several ramp openings announced

      The I-91 viaduct rehabilitation project has progressed faster than anticipated, allowing for the first steps to returning the highway to its normal traffic patterns for the first time in two years. Several on- and off-ramps and an additional lane on I-91 south will be reopened this week, in time to ease the upcoming Thanksgiving travel crunch, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation said in a press release issued Monday night. MassDOT said that the project is months ahead of schedule. One of the last visible parts of the project, the reopening of the State Street on-ramp to I-91 northbound will take ...

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    6. With 3,000 people to hire, MGM Springfield opens career center

      With 3,000 people to hire, MGM Springfield opens career center

      MGM Springfield opened a new career center Monday designed to serve as a "one-stop shop" in the screening and hiring of approximately 3,000 employees. The MGM career center is at the Colvest Building at 1259 East Columbus Ave., adjacent to its $960 million casino project. MGM and Massachusetts Gaming Commission officials, along with representatives of the education, business and employment training sector, attended a morning open house and tours at the center just prior to its afternoon opening.

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    7. $3.5 million from state to help resurrect Pynchon Plaza in downtown Springfield

      $3.5 million from state to help resurrect Pynchon Plaza in downtown Springfield

      Starting this Spring, construction is set to bring Pynchon Plaza in downtown Springfield back to life, thanks to $3.5 million from the MassWorks Infrastructure Program. Patrick Sullivan, Springfield's executive director of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management said the city is preparing to put the project out to bid with construction to start in March and to be completed by the end of the 2018 construction season. The newly rebuilt half-acre park will feature a funicular -- a fancy term for an inclined elevator -- making it handicapped accessible and replacing the trouble-prone elevator. The park covers a four-story change of ...

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    8. Transmission developer TDI offers $20 million for Western Massachusetts home energy retrofits if it wins statewide clean electricity contract

      Transmission developer TDI offers $20 million for Western Massachusetts home energy retrofits if it wins statewide clean electricity contract

      A company that wants to lay a high-voltage transmission cable under Lake Champlain in Vermont has pledged $20 million for low-income energy retrofits in Western Massachusetts if its New England Clean Power Link wins a major utility contract in the Bay State. TDI New England has pledged 20 years of funding, at $1 million annually, to Community Action of the Franklin, Hampshire and North Quabbin Regions for deep energy retrofits to low-income homes, said Don Jessome, CEO of Transmission Developers, Inc.

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    9. Dan Duquette to speak at WMass Baseball Hall of Fame banquet

      Dan Duquette to speak at WMass Baseball Hall of Fame banquet

      Dan Duquette, general manager of the Baltimore Orioles, will be the guest speaker when the Western Massachusetts Baseball Hall of Fame hosts its fifth annual banquet and induction ceremony on Feb. 1. The banquet, which is open to the public, will be held at the La Quinta Hotel, 100 Congress St. Additional details, including ticket information, will be announced at a later date. Duquette, in addition to leading the Orioles to the playoffs three times in recent seasons, built successful franchises as general manager of the Montreal Expos from 1991-94 and the Boston Red Sox from 1994-2002. While with the ...

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    10. Chicopee begins $2.6 million improvements to spark development in Cabotville Industrial...

      Chicopee begins $2.6 million improvements to spark development in Cabotville Industrial...

      About two years ago Mayor Richard J. Kos took State Rep. Joseph Wagner and Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Director Jay Ash on a late afternoon tour of the Cabotville Industrial Park and the downtown area to show its potential for development. There was no press, there were no cameras there was just a three-way discussion about economic development in Chicopee Center. "The mayor came to us and said we can do something good here but we need something," said Wagner, D-Chicopee. That something turned into a $2.6 million MassWorks grant, which will pay for 90 percent of infrastructure ...

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    11. Westfield job fair planned for laid-off Berkshire Industries workers

      Westfield job fair planned for laid-off Berkshire Industries workers

      More than 40 precision manufacturing companies from around the Pioneer Valley and nearby Connecticut will attend a job fair next week in Westfield organized for the 80 workers who lost their jobs when Berkshire Industries shut down unexpectedly last month. "We have had a pretty significant response from companies in the area," said David M. Cruise, president and CEO of the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County. "We are trying to outreach to the workers, to let them know it's happening." The event is from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Westfield Senior Center, 45 Noble St. Participants ...

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    12. 'Daddy's Home 2' pumped $19 million into Massachusetts economy, workers took home $10 million in wages, film group says | masslive.com

      'Daddy's Home 2' pumped $19 million into Massachusetts economy, workers took home $10 million in wages, film group says | masslive.com

      The industry group's CEO, Charles Rivkin, singled out the state's large and controversial film tax credit program as a boon that will continue to help movie productions head to the Bay State for filming locations.  'The production of Daddy's Home 2 demonstrates the powerful economic impact of film and television on local communities across the country,' he said in a statement. 'According to Paramount Pictures, the film supported more than 350 local businesses in communities across Massachusetts.'

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    13. Renovated Kendall House in Chicopee celebrates opening of 41 new studio apartments

      Renovated Kendall House in Chicopee celebrates opening of 41 new studio apartments

      The Valley Opportunity Council officially re-opened the newly renovated Kendall House with a ribbon cutting and tour of the historic hotel that has been converted to an apartment building. Mayor Richard J. Kos, a half-dozen City Councilors, Valley Opportunity Council employees and several residents of the building joined together for the celebration Wednesday. For more than a decade the Kendall House, located at 4 Springfield St., was a single occupancy room complex run by HAPHousing, which is now known by Way Finders. But in 2016 it was acquired by Valley Opportunity Council, which essentially assumed the building's about $1 ...

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    14. Cleanup cost estimate for historic Court Square hotel in Springfield less than expected

      Cleanup cost estimate for historic Court Square hotel in Springfield less than expected

      It will cost just under $2 million to remove environmental hazards from the derelict Court Square hotel at 31 Elm St. and prepare the building for a $35-million to $45-million rehabilitation decades on the drawing boards. That $2 million estimate, prepared by O'Reilly, Talbot & Okun environmental engineering, of Springfield, and revealed Tuesday to the Springfield Redevelopment Authority Board, is about half what the SRA thought it would have to pay.

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    15. Bay Path University ranked in top 10 colleges in Massachusetts

      Bay Path University ranked in top 10 colleges in Massachusetts

      Bay Path University has been ranked among the top 10 colleges in Massachusetts by OnlineColleges.com. The website ranked Bay Path at No. 8. Three other Western Massachusetts colleges made the top 10: the University of Massachusetts Amherst ranked No. 2, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts ranked No. 5 and Westfield State University ranked No. 7.

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    16. Determining what environmental hazards lie within abandoned Court Square hotel in downtown Springfield next step in redevelopment

      Determining what environmental hazards lie within abandoned Court Square hotel in downtown Springfield next step in redevelopment

      The Springfield Redevelopment Authority Board will learn on Tuesday just what environmental hazards lurk within the dilapidated former hotel at 31 Elm St. and just how much it will cost to clean it up and make way for its redevelopment.

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    17. Westfield's Circuit Coffee, designed with city's history in mind, hosts grand opening (photos) | masslive.com

      Westfield's Circuit Coffee, designed with city's history in mind, hosts grand opening (photos) | masslive.com

      Circuit Coffee, which opened a few months ago and took a brief break for its owners' wedding, hosted a grand opening Monday in Westfield.  Owner Ted and Jessica Dobek has made the old new again. The location, 22 Elm St., is the former Teapot Gallery and before that was Barney's lunch counter.  A Westfield-built Columbia bicycle hangs from the walls, and the tables are made from old cable spools.

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    18. Susan Beaudry named executive director of Springfield Symphony Orchestra

      Susan Beaudry named executive director of Springfield Symphony Orchestra

      Susan Beaudry has been named executive director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, succeeding Peter Salerno, whose retirement was announced last month. Fittingly, SSO Board of Directors President Tony Falcetti and Music Director Kevin Rhodes made the announcement from the stage of Symphony Hall before the start of Saturday night's concert. Beaudry has served as interim director in recent months and previously was the SSO's director of development. Prior joining the SSO two years ago, Beaudry was the fundraising chief of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and director of development for Berkshire United Way.

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    19. Union Station getting busy with fast food, rental car service and more open for business (photos)

      Union Station getting busy with fast food, rental car service and more open for business (photos)

      Dietz & Co. Architects is doing business in 8,000 square feet of office space on an upper floor of Union Station. And downstairs, Sixt Rental Car, a Subway sandwich shop, Dunkin' Donuts, Commuter Variety newsstand, Peter Pan Bus Lines, Greyhound, the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority and a few retail kiosks fill up some of the a available retail space. There is more space available and the Springfield Redevelopment Authority is showing the property to prospective tenants. Peter Picknelly of Peter Pan Bus Lines said he's working on deals to bring both the company's offices and a branch of ...

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    20. Sears to close Berkshire Mall location in January; Holyoke, Eastfield Mall stores spared

      Sears to close Berkshire Mall location in January; Holyoke, Eastfield Mall stores spared

      For now, Sears stores in the Eastfield and Holyoke malls and Kmarts in Holyoke and Palmer are spared from closing, according to a list published by parent company Sears Holdings on Thursday.  But Sears does plan to shut down the Sears store in the Berkshire Mall, located a few miles north of Pittsfield in Lanesborough, by the end of January 2018. The Sears outlet in Holyoke will also remain. An independently owned Sears Hometown store on Route 9 in Hadley is for sale.

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    21. Southwick County Club property could become $280k homes, prospective owners say

      Southwick County Club property could become $280k homes, prospective owners say

      The Southwick Country Club and its 122 acres could be turned into a subdivision of homes selling from $280,000 to $380,000 homes, each on a one-acre lot, according to the family team who have an agreement to buy the property. Fiore Realty Holdings LLC of Southwick has an agreement to buy the Country Club, an 18-hole course established in 1920, from current owner William J. Najam Jr. of Westfield for $1.6 million.

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    22. STCC, Northeastern University partner to offer bachelor's degrees in mechanical...

      STCC, Northeastern University partner to offer bachelor's degrees in mechanical...

      Springfield Technical Community College and Northeastern University have partnered to offer students in Greater Springfield an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering technology and advanced manufacturing systems onsite at STCC starting in January. "To be able to partner like this with a premier university is just tremendous," said John B. Cook, president of the community college. "There is an interest in this degree from our students and from employers."

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    23. Northampton affordable housing apartment complex 'The Lumber Yard' breaks ground

      Northampton affordable housing apartment complex 'The Lumber Yard' breaks ground

      A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Northampton Wednesday for The Lumber Yard Apartments, a new affordable housing complex coming to the city. The project is the product of Northampton-based non-profit Valley Community Development Corporation (CDC), which dedicates itself to empowering low and moderate income individuals through housing development and home ownership encouragement. Upon completion, the Lumber Yard, located at 256 Pleasant Street, will be a four-story, 70,000-square complex, replete with 55 units that offers housing to low and moderate income families and individuals. It sits on the site of former lumber business Northampton Lumber, hence its name.

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    24. Mercedes-Benz of Springfield selling a car each day since opening

      Mercedes-Benz of Springfield selling a car each day since opening

      Mercedes-Benz of Springfield has sold a car virtually every day since it started doing business two and a half weeks ago, said Peter Wirth, the dealership's managing partner. What's more, the dealership's service department has had 10 to 15 customers bring cars in every day, a sign that there is pent up demand a ready customer base for Mercedes-Benz in the Pioneer Valley despite there not having been a dealership here for more than a decade.

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