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    1. Springfield plans $2.5M improvements at ‘high hazard’ Watershops Pond Dam - masslive.com

      Springfield plans $2.5M improvements at ‘high hazard’ Watershops Pond Dam - masslive.com

      City officials on Tuesday announced plans for a $2.5 million project to improve the Watershops Pond Dam, which is deemed to have “high hazard” potential, posing a flood risk for the South End. Led by Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, the local officials gathered at the 19th-century dam off Hickory Street to tour the site and announce the federally funded improvement project. The project is now in the design phase, with construction scheduled to begin in 2021 and end by August of 2022.

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    2. East-west rail backers predict half a million commuter trips each year; MassDOT promises second look at ridership estimates

      East-west rail backers predict half a million commuter trips each year; MassDOT promises second look at ridership estimates

      Better, faster east-west passenger rail service could attract more than a half million commuter trips a year, regional planners from across Western Massachusetts told MassDOT officials Monday, offering an estimate that far exceeds the state’s recently released numbers.

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    3. 'Never gave up’: Springfield considers $4 million in spending to aid Court Square housing project - masslive.com

      'Never gave up’: Springfield considers $4 million in spending to aid Court Square housing project - masslive.com

      Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is asking the City Council to approve $4 million in spending to assist a planned $55 million housing redevelopment project at Court Square, saying the city, state and developers “never gave up” on saving the long-vacant historic building.  The council will consider approving the city bond funds at its meeting Monday night, and will also consider approving a plan by MGM Springfield to provide $16 million to the project at 13-31 Elm St.

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    4. Roderick L. Ireland Courthouse in Springfield neglected as sleepier courthouses got multimillion-dollar rebuilds, newly released statistics show - masslive.com

      Roderick L. Ireland Courthouse in Springfield neglected as sleepier courthouses got multimillion-dollar rebuilds, newly released statistics show - masslive.com

      Newly released statistics show that, despite being among the busiest courthouses in the state, the Roderick L. Ireland Courthouse on State Street has been financially neglected in comparison with its sleepier counterparts.  In fact, since 1999, Hampden County ranks near the bottom of $1.4 billion in expenditures on maintenance, repairs and new construction for courthouses across 13 of the state’s 14 counties. Data was not available for Nantucket County.

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    5. Springfield Museums set to showcase student art display - masslive.com

      Springfield Museums set to showcase student art display - masslive.com

      The Springfield Museums will present a special student art exhibit beginning Saturday at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum.  In celebration of National Youth Art Month, select artwork from students in more than 50 city schools will be displayed throughout the galleries of the Smith Art Museum. Works on paper and three-dimensional pieces will be included.

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    6. United Paper Box Co. crafts packaging for everything from games to perfume

      United Paper Box Co. crafts packaging for everything from games to perfume

      From pie rings to typewriter paper and greeting-card boxes to software packaging to high-end apparel boxes and marketing items for major entertainment labels, the products manufactured by United Paper Box Co. keep pace with changing times and business needs. Founded in 1937, United Paper Box is a family owned and operated rigid setup box manufacturer.

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    7. Core Facilities at UMass-Amherst takes giant step for research

      Core Facilities at UMass-Amherst takes giant step for research

      Walking through the corridors of the University of Massachusetts Institute for Applied Life Sciences is like a journey through time travel. The present blends into the future. This ship’s captain is proud of not only what the institute’s ultra-modern systems can offer business or government services, but about the ongoing discovery by potential partners that it’s there.

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    8. ‘The Ball That Changed a Town’: Golf Channel airs documentary on Chicopee Callaway factory

      ‘The Ball That Changed a Town’: Golf Channel airs documentary on Chicopee Callaway factory

      Golf Channel viewers are familiar with Callaway Chrome Soft golf balls — or, they’re at least familiar with the 30 or more PGA pros like Phil Mickelson who play their rounds with the ball. Now those viewers have a chance get familiar with Callaway Golf Ball Operations Inc. and its Chicopee plant where longtime employees make the Chrome Soft ball and other products in the Supersoft line.

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    9. Holyoke’s Loophole Brewing starts collaboration with Irish beer maker, leading to a ‘gateway’ for European breweries looking at U.S. market

      Holyoke’s Loophole Brewing starts collaboration with Irish beer maker, leading to a ‘gateway’ for European breweries looking at U.S. market

      A craft brewery based in Holyoke is hoping to be the gateway for European brewers into the United States. Loophole Brewery took the first step in accomplishing that goal Tuesday with its announcement of a collaboration with Baronscourt Brewing Company out of Ireland. “I think it’s going to be a great start,” Jeff Goulet of Loophole Brewing said. “I foresee this really turning into a long-term thing for us and Baronscourt and for us and other breweries.”

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    10. Springfield BID buys former Skyplex building at Stearns Square, borrows to renovate for an unnamed tenant

      Springfield BID buys former Skyplex building at Stearns Square, borrows to renovate for an unnamed tenant

      The Springfield Business Improvement District obtained more than $1.68 million in loans and grants from MassDevelopment last month to renovate the interior of the former Skyplex entertainment complex at 8-12 Stearns Square for an as-yet unnamed tenant. The BID also bought the 105-year-old building from MassDevelopment for the nominal fee of $100, also according to documents on file with the Hampden County Registry of Deeds.

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    11. 'The un-office office’: MassMutual revamps State Street headquarters as it grows in Springfield and Boston

      'The un-office office’: MassMutual revamps State Street headquarters as it grows in Springfield and Boston

      The oldest Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance policy that’s yet to be claimed belongs to a 103-year-old man in Pennsylvania. Taken out in 1928, the policy has been in force for 92 years. “Which means someone, a parent or a grandparent, took out that policy in that insured man’s name when he was 11,” says Roger W. Crandall, MassMutual’s chairman, president and CEO.

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    12. Invest in women to counteract ‘business as usual’: Outlook 2020 Viewpoint Donna Haghighat

      Invest in women to counteract ‘business as usual’: Outlook 2020 Viewpoint Donna Haghighat

      At the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, we examine what challenges and opportunities women and girls in our region face. If we can solve some of these challenges and amplify some opportunities, our entire region will progress. Just as this year’s Outlook is focusing on education and jobs, education and employment were two key indicators we examined in the 2019 Status of Women & Girls in Western Massachusetts report.

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    13. Universal Plastics in Holyoke carries on Western Massachusetts’ legacy of manufacturing

      Universal Plastics in Holyoke carries on Western Massachusetts’ legacy of manufacturing

      Pia and Jay Kumar wanted to operate a business together. They were ready to leave behind the hustle of New York City and their Wall Street careers. They heard through a family friend about Universal Plastics in Holyoke, a manufacturer specializing in custom thermoforming. “We felt it was the right business in terms of culture, size and what we could afford here,” Pia Kumar, co-owner and chief strategy officer, says. “We moved from New York City and never looked back.”

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    14. Greentown Labs’ FORGE initiative links present to future for WMass manufacturing

      Greentown Labs’ FORGE initiative links present to future for WMass manufacturing

      FORGE is bringing together the best of new and old Western Massachusetts. Serving the area’s startups by pairing them with manufacturers, the nonprofit organization is keeping the manufacturing industry for which the Pioneer Valley has long been heralded in the spotlight yet another generation.

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    15. Cybercrime is major business threat: Delcie Bean Outlook 2020 Viewpoint

      Cybercrime is major business threat: Delcie Bean Outlook 2020 Viewpoint

      Imagine you are the CEO of a successful and thriving company. You wake up and think to yourself, “Today is going to be a good day.” You walk through the front doors with your head held high, say hello to your employees and co-workers as you work your way toward your office. But as you get closer to your door, you sense an odd tension. Several members of your leadership team are huddled together, speaking in hushed tones. You know something is wrong.

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    16. Hospitality is Massachusetts’ 3rd largest industry: Outlook 2020 Viewpoint Mary Kay Wydra

      Hospitality is Massachusetts’ 3rd largest industry: Outlook 2020 Viewpoint Mary Kay Wydra

      As I considered the topic of “Jobs and Education in the 21st Century” and its relevance to tourism, my thoughts quickly turned to the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors. Today, this group is a veritable who’s who of business leaders in Western Massachusetts, yet, interestingly, many of them began their careers in entry-level jobs in the hospitality industry.

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    17. River Valley Co-op seeks building permits for Easthampton store; demolition of former Fedor dealership to begin soon

      River Valley Co-op seeks building permits for Easthampton store; demolition of former Fedor dealership to begin soon

      With a property purchase complete, River Valley Co-op is now seeking a building permit for its new store on Route 10 and plans to start demolition of the former Oldsmobile dealership at the site later this month. The $18 million, 23,000 square foot store will open in the spring of 2021 after about a year's construction, said River Valley Co-op General Manager Rochelle Prunty.

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    18. Westfield ‘knows what to do’ to improve city: Outlook 2020 Viewpoint Mayor Don Humason

      Westfield ‘knows what to do’ to improve city: Outlook 2020 Viewpoint Mayor Don Humason

      The outlook for Westfield is bright. The state of our city is strong. From where I stand, that’s a good thing. I hope things are good because I love Westfield, and I am her new mayor. I’ve been on the job for five weeks. Prior to becoming Westfield’s mayor I served for six years as the state senator for the 11 Western Massachusetts communities that make up the 2nd Hampden & Hampshire District after serving five-and-a-half terms in the House of Representatives.

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    19. Baystate Health looks to break down barriers with language program for employees

      Baystate Health looks to break down barriers with language program for employees

      As the United States continues to become more diverse, so does the country’s workforce. In order to provide equal opportunity for all employees to achieve their professional aspirations, many industries, including health care, are focused on creating welcoming environments along with plenty of opportunities for advancement.

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    20. East-west rail sees public support despite pricetag in the billions

      East-west rail sees public support despite pricetag in the billions

      A mostly supportive general public got its chance Wednesday to speak out on the prospect of expanding passenger rail service west from Boston through Worcester and Springfield to Pittsfield. “I think it’s an important project,” said Marcus Phelps, a member of the Southwick Planning Board with a deep background in urban planning and land use policy. “It’s a lot of money. But we spend a lot of money every day. And this project could transform the state.”

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