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    1. Springfield development talk to ask ‘Where does CityStage fit?,’ provide update on $3B in projects

      Springfield development talk to ask ‘Where does CityStage fit?,’ provide update on $3B in projects

      That Springfield Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy will deliver an update on the city 's business triumphs and economic challenges at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame next week and not at CityStage is telling. His talk entitled “The New Wave” on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Hall of Fame is a free event, but folks who want to go are asked to register at the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce website myonlinechamber.com

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    2. Smith & Wesson closing Springfield distribution center, warehouse in favor of new Missouri facility

      Smith & Wesson closing Springfield distribution center, warehouse in favor of new Missouri facility

      American Outdoor Brands Corp., parent company of Springfield stalwart Smith & Wesson, will close its distribution operations here and elsewhere around the country as it opens a new $75-million warehouse near Columbia, Missouri, this year.Executives at the publicly-traded AOBC touted the cost savings and efficiencies associated with consolidating into its new 600,000-square-foot Missouri warehouse in a conference call with analysts last week.

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    3. Springfield grants liquor license for ‘high-end, classy’ downtown sushi restaurant - masslive.com

      Springfield grants liquor license for ‘high-end, classy’ downtown sushi restaurant - masslive.com

      The License Commission approved a liquor license Thursday for a new sushi and noodle restaurant that plans to open the first week in April on Worthington Street.  The new restaurant, BarKaya, will open at 278 Worthington St., at the former location of the Shadow Lounge. It is adjacent to Art-e'-Pizza and complements the city’s efforts to enhance the downtown dining district, said attorney Daniel Kelly on behalf of the new business.

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    4. Trio of Massachusetts brewing experts, including Wormtown founder, hope to open distillery in Charlemont

      Trio of Massachusetts brewing experts, including Wormtown founder, hope to open distillery in Charlemont

      Three craft brewing experts from across the state, including the founder of Worcester’s Wormtown Brewery, are teaming up to open a Charlemont-based distillery. Wormtown founder Ben Roesch, Andrea Stanley of Valley Malt in Hadley and fermentation expert Patricia Aron are going through the licensing process to open Backwoods, a distillery sited for a garage on Potters Road in Charlemont.

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    5. Loophole Brewing plans to make its own beers, beers for others in Holyoke

      Loophole Brewing plans to make its own beers, beers for others in Holyoke

      Home brewing hobbyists looking to leap into commercial production might sink $250,000 or more into equipment before anyone can pop the top on one of their beers. But soon, wannabe brewers will be able to contract with Loophole Brewing Services, which plans a $3 million-plus brewery and tasting room in what’s now a warehouse at 104 Whiting Farms Road in Holyoke. Loophole will share space with East Baking Co.

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    6. Washington insider Margaret Carlson talks Trump, opponents with Springfield chamber (photos)

      Washington insider Margaret Carlson talks Trump, opponents with Springfield chamber (photos)

      U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal introduced Margaret Carlson on Monday with some praise for — and a warning about — the news media. “In a representative democracy, the media is the referee,” said Neal, D-Springfield. “We need them to get it right.” Carlson, columnist for The Daily Beast and the first woman columnist at Time magazine, proceeded to praise and to criticize President Donald Trump and to handicap the growing field of candidates looking to replace him.

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    7. MGM Springfield takes over management of Symphony Hall under initial 4-month, $110,000 interim contract

      MGM Springfield takes over management of Symphony Hall under initial 4-month, $110,000 interim contract

      MGM Springfield has an interim contract with the city to take over management of Symphony Hall. Under the agreement, the city is proposing to pay an initial fee of $110,000 to MGM to cover costs for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends June 30. The City Council must approve the funds while negotiations continue for a permanent long-term contract, said Timothy J. Plante, the city’s chief administrative and financial officer. “The new contract aims to enhance the City of Springfield’s role as the sports and entertainment capital of Massachusetts and to position Symphony Hall to ...

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    8. Ludlow offers mill redevelopment lessons to Easthampton, Montague

      Ludlow offers mill redevelopment lessons to Easthampton, Montague

      Massachusetts is home to a wealth of majestic mills constructed in the 19th century. But today many of the structures sit empty and unused, even though they still possess structural integrity. "They built these to last," said Westmass Area Development Corp. President and CEO Eric A. Nelson during a tour of the sprawling Ludlow Mills complex Friday. "However, the roofs can be a challenge," he quipped.

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    9. As higher education environment evolves, STCC seeks continuity within change (Guest viewpoint) | masslive.com

      As higher education environment evolves, STCC seeks continuity within change (Guest viewpoint) | masslive.com

      It is a particularly dynamic time in higher education. Unemployment is low and northeast high school graduating classes are shrinking. Technology also continues to dramatically change businesses and industries, along with the careers that follow. For many colleges and universities, economic conditions and enrollment declines, combined with technology disruption, has meant smaller budgets and difficult decisions. That is certainly true at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) where budgets are now tighter, and the number of employees is smaller.

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    10. 17-acre solar farm in Northampton seeks Planning Board approval

      17-acre solar farm in Northampton seeks Planning Board approval

      Syncarpha Solar plans a 17-acre, 4-megawatt facility off Park Hill Road on land near the Easthampton border. The site is near two existing solar facilities on former landfills, and is also near farmland and rural residential parcels. Syncarpha will be before the Northampton Planning Board tonight, seeking a minor amendment to a special permit they gained in October. The developers hope to gain clarified language around a setback reduction agreement that stemmed from a conservation land donation to the city, documents show.

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    11. Springfield City Council delays vote on wood waste recycling center at former Diamond Match site after neighbors voice concerns

      Springfield City Council delays vote on wood waste recycling center at former Diamond Match site after neighbors voice concerns

      The City Council has postponed a vote regarding a tree service company’s request to operate a wood waste recycling center at the former Diamond Match property after East Forest Park residents raised concerns about odors and traffic. Arbortech Tree Service, of 23 Paridon St., was requesting the special permit for the recycling center in conjunction with a long-active tree service operation that already exists. The company has mulch and compost operations and provides tree pruning and trimming, tree removal, stump grinding, crane services, lot clearing and emergency tree service, according to company officials and its website.

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    12. Bradley International Airport grows passenger traffic 3.6 percent | masslive.com

      Bradley International Airport grows passenger traffic 3.6 percent | masslive.com

      Bradley International Airport had more than 6.7 million passengers in 2018, up 3.6 percent from 2017 and its sixth consecutive year of year-over-year passenger growth. The number of passengers using Bradley International Airport has increased by 23 percent over the six-year period, from 5.4 million passengers in 2013 to 6.7 passengers in 2018., according to a news release issued Wednesday by the Connecticut Airport Authority

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    13. Ms. Foundation president will speak at Women's Fund benefit | masslive.com

      Ms. Foundation president will speak at Women's Fund benefit | masslive.com

      Teresa C. Younger, president and chief executive officer of the Ms. Foundation for Women, will be guest speaker at a March 18 event honoring the founders of the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts.  'Vivid Vocal Visionary' at Tower Square Hotel from 5 to 8 p.m. celebrates the more than 20 years that the WFWM has provided over $2.5 million in philanthropic grants to at least 150 nonprofit organizations, impacting more than three million women and their families since 1997.

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    14. ‘Seed to shelf’: Hadley’s V-One controls each step of vodka production with purchase of Polish distillery

      ‘Seed to shelf’: Hadley’s V-One controls each step of vodka production with purchase of Polish distillery

      When the first bottles roll off the line at V-One Vodka’s very own distillery in Poland this April, it will be the realization of a long-held goal for founder Paul Kozub, who first made the spirit in his Hadley basement 13 years ago. It’ll also be the end of a year-long process of buying and renovating the 130-year-old distillery and 20-acre farm in the Kamień region of northwestern Poland on the country’s Baltic coast.

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    15. Baystate Health & Wellness Center in Longmeadow opens its doors | masslive.com

      Baystate Health & Wellness Center in Longmeadow opens its doors | masslive.com

      The new Baystate Health & Wellness Center marked its grand opening on Monday morning.  Baystate Health President & CEO Mark Keroack, state Sen. Eric Lesser, D-Longmeadow, and state Rep. Brian Ashe, D-Longmeadow were among those who attended the ribbon cutting at the facility at 21 Dwight Road facility.  The $11 million, 54,000-square-foot medical office building offers primary and multi-specialty care, as well as onsite services like Baystate Reference Laboratories and Baystate Radiology and Imaging.

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    16. Rail Yard tavern planned at former Debbie Wong in West Springfield

      Rail Yard tavern planned at former Debbie Wong in West Springfield

      The owners of the site of the former Debbie Wong Restaurant at 874 Memorial Ave. plan to transform it into a tavern called The Rail Yard. “It’s just sentimental for a lot of reasons. It’s part of West Springfield’s History,” said owner Lori Rindels, a West Springfield native, whose mother grew up nearby on Lowell Street. “We’re just really excited.” The property, which totals seven-tenths of an acre, abuts the massive CSX train yard. She hopes to have The Rail Yard open either just prior to or just following the nearby Big E’s annual run ...

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    17. Eversource nears solar milestone

      Eversource nears solar milestone

      Eversource is on track to deliver 62 megawatts of carbon-free, renewable energy to Massachusetts residents and businesses having completed 19 new solar power projects across the state. The projects include a canopy-style solar site at Eversource’s East Springfield maintenance depot that it connected to the grid last summer and a ground-mounted solar site on Performance Boulevard in the Smith & Wesson Industrial Park that Eversource connected last fall, said spokeswoman Priscilla Ress in an email.

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    18. Bay Path University lands $1.6M grant to boost women in workforce

      Bay Path University lands $1.6M grant to boost women in workforce

      Bay Path was one of seven recipients selected by Strada from hunderds of applicants from across the country in the "innovative solutions in education-to-employment competition." The project titled, "Closing the Gaps: Building Pathways for Adult Women in a Technology-Driven Workforce" will be implemented through The American Women's College, Bay Path's online accelerated baccalaureate degree program for adult women.

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    19. New Futures Collegiate Baseball League team set for Westfield

      New Futures Collegiate Baseball League team set for Westfield

      Officials from the Futures Collegiate Baseball League were on hand at the Shortstop Bar & Grill for a VIP kickoff event with the announcement of a new Westfield franchise baseball team on Wednesday. The Westfield team was co-founded and owned by Westfield resident Donald Moorhouse and Christopher Thompson, of Ludlow. The newly formed Westfield Starfires baseball team will open their first home game at Bullens Field on May 31.

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    20. Baystate Health and US HealthVest propose behavioral hospital for former Holyoke Geriatric...

      Baystate Health and US HealthVest propose behavioral hospital for former Holyoke Geriatric...

      Baystate Health and US HealthVest have chosen the former Geriatric Authority of Holyoke property as the site of their planned 70,000 square-foot behavioral hospital.  The hospital project beat out two other proposals for reuse of the facility at 45 Lower Westfield Road. The City Council and other city boards will now scrutinize the project. The council was expected to take up the proposal and land purchase at its Feb. 19 meeting. The property is currently zoned multifamily and professional office.

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    21. Baystate Mary Lane in Ware opens Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine Center

      Baystate Mary Lane in Ware opens Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine Center

      Baystate Health underscored its commitment to keeping Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center in business with the opening of its Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine Center. Baystate invested about $400,000 to refurbish the Davis Wing at Mary Lane, creating the specialized  wound center. "I never know what the future holds -- but our commitment to Mary Lane will not change," said Baystate's Eastern Region President Michael Moran at Friday's ribbon cutting ceremony.

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