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    1. Before Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum's grand opening, lecture highlights creation of...

      Before Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum's grand opening, lecture highlights creation of...

      Ahead of the grand opening of Springfield's The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, a lecture at the museum Thursday highlighted the creation of another Seussian spectacle. Lark Grey Dimond-Cates was on-site to discuss her experiences translating the work of her stepfather Ted Geisel-a.k.a. Dr. Seuss-into life-sized bronze sculptures to create the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Quadrangle.  Dimon-Cates's new book, Dr. Seuss, Springfield, and the Kettle of Bronze was also available for sale and signing by her and contributors Wayne E. Phaneuf, executive editor of The Republican, and Joseph Carvalho III, certified ...

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    2. Seen@ NCCJ's 90th Anniversary banquet at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield

      Seen@ NCCJ's 90th Anniversary banquet at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield

      The National Conference for Community and Justice presented its annual Human Relations award to six recipients on Thursday night at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. "This evening is a tribute to individuals who have distinguished themselves by conducting their daily lives and their corporate lives with open-mindedness and respect, showing leadership by example and diligence in their fight for human rights and dignity," said George Arwady, chair of the event and publisher and CEO of The Republican. "These are all the highest American qualities, and we are here to celebrate those American qualities, as they are alive and ...

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    3. Appleton Corp. to manage Springfield Union Station

      Appleton Corp. to manage Springfield Union Station

      The Springfield Redevelopment Authority has selected Appleton Corp. to manage day-to-day operations at Union Station when it reopens later this month. Union Station, built 91 years ago, closed in 1973. Its $94 million renovation was 40 years in the making. The grand reopening weekend is set for June 23, 24 and 25. Appleton Corp. is a unit of the O'Connell Companies in Holyoke. Construction company Daniel O'Connell's Sons, which served as general contractor on the Union Station redevelopment project, is also part of the O'Connell Companies.

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    4. Seen@ The United Way of Pioneer Valley's 95th Anniversary Gala

      Seen@ The United Way of Pioneer Valley's 95th Anniversary Gala

      A 95-year legacy was celebrated with more than 200 people in attendance for the United Way of Pioneer Valley's 'Legacy 95' anniversary gala at the Barney Carriage House at Forest Park recently. The celebration featured a brief Board of Directors meeting prior to the 2 1/2-hour formal social which was staged under a large white tent. For the past 95-years, the Pioneer Valley has perfected a system that works year-round to assist the community. The organization provides a bond between local businesses, government and nonprofit organizations.

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    5. At visit to Ware campus, Holyoke Community College President Christina Royal hears ideas on 'keeping it going'

      At visit to Ware campus, Holyoke Community College President Christina Royal hears ideas on 'keeping it going'

      Holyoke Community College President Christina Royal visited the institution's Ware campus on Wednesday, marking a year since its opening on June 6, 2016. She met with some of the local officials who were instrumental in getting the project started. The Ware campus of Holyoke Community College is located at 79 Main St. The Education to Employment (E2E) Quaboag Region Workforce Training and Community College Center is a collaboration between HCC and the Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation.

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    6. At Union Station, Springfield business leader says 'give me a train, give me a bus' and partnerships with Boston possible

      At Union Station, Springfield business leader says 'give me a train, give me a bus' and partnerships with Boston possible

      Transit, either on a bus or a train, is an economic development issue for Christian Lagier, managing director of TechSpring, Baystate Health's technology innovation center in downtown Springfield. "If you want me to work with people in Boston and build partnerships there, you have to give me a train. You have to give me a bus," Lagier said during a tour of Springfield Union Station hosted Thursday by U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, and the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce. "I waste four hours driving. I need my laptop. On a bus or a train, I can get ...

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    7. Jane Albert named senior vice president at Baystate Health

      Jane Albert named senior vice president at Baystate Health

      Jane Albert has been promoted to senior vice president for marketing, communications and external relations at Baystate Health in Springfield. "Jane has been a trusted Baystate Health leader for 15 years in roles that have progressively increased in responsibility and scope.  She has a breadth and depth of career experiences and skills that make her ideal for this senior leadership role," said Dr. Mark Keroack, president and chief executive officer of Baystate Health.

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    8. MassMutual sells Chicopee conference center; new owner plans psychiatric hospital

      MassMutual sells Chicopee conference center; new owner plans psychiatric hospital

      MassMutual plans to sell its MassMutual Learning and Conference Center facility at 350 Memorial Drive, and the new owner plans to return the facility to its former use as a psychiatric hospital. The 12.2-acre property near the Massachusetts Turnpike was Charles River Hospital West before the Springfield-based insurance giant bought it and converted it into a place that includes banquet facilities, hotel rooms and 160 parking spaces for MassMutual to hold business meetings and occasional community events.

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    9. Springfield Union Station inks deal with locally owned restaurant, The Whistle Stop, to take final retail space

      Springfield Union Station inks deal with locally owned restaurant, The Whistle Stop, to take final retail space

      Union Station has filed its final first-floor retail space with The Whistle Stop, a sit-down Italian restaurant that will be owned by Carlo Bonavita. The 1,107-square-foot Whistle Stop will feature stromboli, calzones, pizza, and other fare that passengers can take with them or dine-in. the restaurant will offer beer and wine and the beverage concept is entirely local. Carlo Bonavita's son, Sergio, owns Westfield River Brewing in Southwick. His brother, John, owns The Tavern in Westfield.

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    10. STCC to offer new airbrushing workshop for makeup, tanning, nails and body art

      STCC to offer new airbrushing workshop for makeup, tanning, nails and body art

       Springfield Technical Community College is offering what may be the first course of its kind in the region: Industry-Related Airbrushing.  The 20-hour workshop is designed to provide instruction and hands-on experience in the airbrushing application of make-up, nail design, temporary body art and tanning. The workshop, which starts on June 5 at 3 p.m., is 20 hours spread over five Monday afternoons. The cost is $350. 

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    11. Dr. Seuss Week in Springfield features parade on Mulberry Street, opening of The Amazing...

      Dr. Seuss Week in Springfield features parade on Mulberry Street, opening of The Amazing...

      The life and work of Springfield's Theodor Geisel, known around the world as Dr. Seuss, will be celebrated not only with a new museum but with a parade on Mulberry Street and a Seussian party. Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno stood on the steps of City Hall next to the Cat in the Hat on Tuesday and declared May 30 to June 6 Dr. Seuss Week in honor of the opening of The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum.

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    12. Nuvo Bank in Springfield's Tower Square changes name to Community Bank

      Nuvo Bank in Springfield's Tower Square changes name to Community Bank

      Nuvo Bank & Trust  has changed its name to Community Bank following two separate takeovers that resulted in Nuvo being owned by Community Bank of Syracuse, New York. Temporary Community Bank signs are already up at Nuvo's first, and only, office in Springfield's Tower Square office building. Community Bank System Inc., the parent company of Community Bank, completed its merger with Nuvo's most recent owner, Merchants Bancshares, Inc., of Vermont, on May 12. Community Bank paid Merchants shareholders $304 million in the deal, according to a news release.

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    13. Study of high speed rail between Springfield and Boston clears Massachusetts Senate

      Study of high speed rail between Springfield and Boston clears Massachusetts Senate

      Massachusetts state Sen. Eric Lesser's years-long bid to study high speed train service from Springfield to Boston appears to be back on the rails. Lesser's proposal for the state Department of Transportation to study the expansion of East-West rail service unanimously passed the state Senate Thursday afternoon as an amendment to the Senate's version of the state budget. The measure also made it into the final budget last year, but was axed by the veto of Gov. Charlier Baker.

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    14. Tickets still available for 'Seussian Celebration' fundraiser to benefit The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

      Tickets still available for 'Seussian Celebration' fundraiser to benefit The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

      The Seussian Celebration fundraiser is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, 1 Monarch Place, Springfield. The cost is $100 a ticket and all of that money is a straight donation to the museum, Picknelly said, which makes it tax-deductible. The money will go toward the museum's $7.5 million capitol campaign, Seuss in Springfield: Building a Better Quadrangle. Registration is available online here or through the Springfield Museums.

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    15. MGM Springfield's housing development at historic Court Square building may include 'affordable housing' component

      MGM Springfield's housing development at historic Court Square building may include 'affordable housing' component

      An MGM Springfield official told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday that it has delayed a market rate housing project due to a new location under consideration at Court Square that may include affordable housing units. Seth Stratton, vice-president and general counsel for MGM Springfield, said the site under consideration, a long-vacant block at 31 Elm St., is being discussed by city officials, Peter Picknelly's OPAL Real Estate Group and MGM. City officials and MGM have agreed that restoring that vacant block could be "transformative" event for that area, but those negotiations have delayed development of the housing component ...

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    16. People In Business: Tricia Canavan of United Personnel

      People In Business: Tricia Canavan of United Personnel

      The Springfield Regional Chamber has named Tricia Canavan, President/Owner of United Personnel as its 2017 Richard J. Moriarty Citizen of the Year. The award is given annually to honor the memory of Richard J. Moriarty, a long-time active participant in the Chamber and individual who gave of his time, talent and personal and professional resources to the local community. "In 2007, the Springfield Regional Chamber wanted to honor the legacy of longtime Chamber board member Rick Moriarty, and so the Chamber created the Richard J. Moriarty Citizen of the Year Award," said Chamber President Nancy Creed. "Since then, the ...

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    17. West Springfield gives tax break to Agri-Mark, agricultural cooperative planning multimillion-dollar expansion

      West Springfield gives tax break to Agri-Mark, agricultural cooperative planning multimillion-dollar expansion

      Agri-Mark, a farmer-owned cooperative best known for its Cabot and McCadam brands of cheese and butter, is planning a multimillion-dollar expansion at its West Springfield facility, according to Mayor William C. Reichelt, whose administration sweetened the deal by offering tax breaks to the co-op. Reichelt said Agri-Mark, which has facilities in upstate New York and across New England, is planning a project in the neighborhood of $12 million at its plant at the corner of Riverdale Street and Morgan Road. The expansion will create 12 new jobs, according to the mayor, with first dibs given to qualified West Side residents ...

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    18. Chicopee company plans $9 million expansion, city officials approve tax agreement

      Chicopee company plans $9 million expansion, city officials approve tax agreement

      A local distribution company plans to build an about $9 million addition onto its existing building in Willimansett and will add 22 new jobs in the process. J. Polep Distribution Services, located on 705 Meadow St., is planning a 32,000 square foot expansion to create a new cold dock and freezer and cooler area to its current building, City Council members said. The City Council recently approved a tax agreement that will give the company a five-year break on real estate taxes as an incentive for the company, which currently employs 486 full-time people, to remain in the current ...

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    19. Seven more rural hilltowns win state broadband grants

      Seven more rural hilltowns win state broadband grants

      Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has released state broadband grants to six more rural towns that plan to build their own high-speed fiber-to-the-home networks. Announced Wednesday were $6.8 million in direct infrastructure grants to Charlemont, Colrain, Cummington, Heath, New Salem, Otis, and Rowe. Earlier this month, the Baker-Polito administration awarded $4.6 millionto Ashfield, Leyden, Mt. Washington, Plainfield, Shutesbury, and Windsor.

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    20. MassMutual gives $1 million and Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield goes with $30 million renovation and endowment plan

      MassMutual gives $1 million and Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield goes with $30 million renovation and endowment plan

      Promising to create the most technologically advanced sports museum in the world, officials at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Wednesday accepted a $1 million donation from the Springfield-based MassMutual Foundation. The money will go toward creating the hoop shrine's first endowment, which has a $15 million goal to ensure its financial security, and toward $15 million in renovations to the building at 1000 Hall of Fame Ave. on Springfield's Connecticut River waterfront. The Hall of Fame is at $22.7 million toward its total $30 million goal in a campaign that began two and a ...

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    21. Five College Consortium to celebrate opening of book annex in Hatfield

      Five College Consortium to celebrate opening of book annex in Hatfield

      The Five College Consortium is celebrating the opening of its $14 million annex in Hatfield with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday and tours of the 35,000-square-foot facility.  The annex provides shelf space for up to 2.5 million items from the Five College Repository Collection and from libraries of the campuses of the consortium --Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. That frees up space on the campuses for new materials and other academic needs.

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    22. Chicopee approves tax agreement for new Memorial Drive hotel

      Chicopee approves tax agreement for new Memorial Drive hotel

      The city will cut taxes for the next five years for business owners who have razed a 50-year-old hotel on Memorial Drive and are in the process of replacing it with a new Tru by Hilton. Chicopee Hospitality LLC, owned by Dennis and Hershal Patel, will invest $11.29 million into the project to build a 108-room, nearly 50,000 square foot hotel at 450 Memorial Drive. The old Days Inn has been demolished and the new one is under construction and expected to open in a year.

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    23. Easthampton's Five Star Building Corp. expands into Boston area | masslive.com

      Easthampton's Five Star Building Corp. expands into Boston area | masslive.com

      Kevin Perrier, CEO and President of Five Star Building Corp., has opened a new corporate office at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston.  While known in Easthampton for his restoration of smaller historic commercial properties -- including the Button Building and former Parsons Street School -- Perrier's contracting and construction management firm has grown to serve clients across Massachusetts, and projects $70 million in sales for 2017.

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    24. Massachusetts dairy farmers to turn manure into renewable energy

      Massachusetts dairy farmers to turn manure into renewable energy

      Luther Belden Farm in Hatfield and Rockwood Farms in Granville are embarking on a project to turn cow manure into electricity as a way to become self-sustaining and stabilize their finances in what they say is a volatile market. The farms are working in partnership with the the Hampshire Council of Governments and Pennsylvania-based startup Ag-Grid Energy. The farms hope to break ground on two on-site agricultural anaerobic digesters this summer. "We're just getting started. They say we'll be breaking ground in June," said Richard Woodger, 73, owner of Rockwood Farm. "The reason we're doing this is ...

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