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    1. People in Business: Banker and Community Leader Barbara-Jean Deloria named 2019 Springfield Regional Chamber Richard J. Moriarty Citizen of the Year

      People in Business: Banker and Community Leader Barbara-Jean Deloria named 2019 Springfield Regional Chamber Richard J. Moriarty Citizen of the Year

      The Springfield Regional Chamber has named Barbara-Jean DeLoria, senior vice-president and chief credit risk officer for Florence Bank, as its 2019 Richard J. Moriarty Citizen of the Year. The award, established in 2007, 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.

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    2. Robert Charland, Heriberto Flores, Charles Casartello named Pynchon Award winners by Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts

      Robert Charland, Heriberto Flores, Charles Casartello named Pynchon Award winners by Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts

      A man who restores bicycles for underprivileged children, the founder of a human services agency, and a lawyer who started a road race to benefit a food pantry are the 2019 inductees into the Order of William Pynchon. The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts announced Wednesday that this year’s Pynchon Awards recipients are Charles R. Casartello Jr., Robert Charland and Heriberto Flores.

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    3. PeoplesBank preserves Yankee Pedlar memories on site of Holyoke landmark

      PeoplesBank preserves Yankee Pedlar memories on site of Holyoke landmark

      PeoplesBank president and CEO Thomas Senecal said that anyone could have bought the failed Yankee Pedlar restaurant property on Northampton Street. “But most buyers wouldn’t have done what we did with it,” he said. What the Holyoke-based bank did was to preserve the original Hildreth House mansion as a community room and meeting space, while building a state-of-the-art banking center and branch office. While Senecal wouldn’t say how much the new office costs, he said it is more expensive than an average new bank branch.

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    4. Dressbarn shop in Springfield Five Town Plaza closes; only Massachusetts location on immediate closure list

      Dressbarn shop in Springfield Five Town Plaza closes; only Massachusetts location on immediate closure list

      The Dressbarn store in Springfield’s Five Town Plaza closed forever Tuesday, employees there said. The Springfield location is the only Massachusetts store on a list of 28 Dressbarn locations where closing dates have been announced. The New Jersey-based chain plans to close all 650 locations by 2020. On the list, released earlier this week on Dressbarn’s website, are Connecticut stores in Southbury and Mansfield, both of which will close by the end of June.

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    5. Springfield City Council approves White Lion brewery plans at Tower Square

      Springfield City Council approves White Lion brewery plans at Tower Square

      The City Council approved a special permit on Monday night that allows White Lion Brewery Co. to move forward with plans to open a brewery and tap room at Tower Square. The permit was approved by unanimous vote. The business will be located in the former Spaghetti Freddy’s restaurant on the Bridge Street side of Tower Square at 1500 Main St. downtown.

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    6. Smith & Wesson parent American Outdoor Brands warns of China tariff impact; says it might raise prices on accessories, outdoor products

      Smith & Wesson parent American Outdoor Brands warns of China tariff impact; says it might raise prices on accessories, outdoor products

      Smith & Wesson parent company American Outdoor Brands said this week that tariffs on Chinese goods could cost it as much as $3 million in the next three months alone. And the company said it might raise prices on its outdoor products and accessories imported from China, passing the costs on to consumers. Jeffrey D. Buchanan, the company’s chief financial officer, described the tariffs’ potential impacts in an earnings conference call this week.

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    7. Indoor trampoline park proposed for former Bon-Ton location at Westfield Shops

      Indoor trampoline park proposed for former Bon-Ton location at Westfield Shops

      A Connecticut man has plans to open a 50,000-square-foot indoor trampoline park — complete with dodgeball courts, American-ninja-style course, battle-team room and climbing walls — in part of the former Bon-Ton space at the Westfield Shops. Jia Min “Johnny” Chen of Groton, Connecticut, said Friday that he hopes to open Fun Z Trampoline Park as soon as possible. It’ll be his first trampoline park.

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    8. Massachusetts down 4,000 private sector jobs as unemployment tics up

      Massachusetts down 4,000 private sector jobs as unemployment tics up

      Unemployment in Massachusetts edged up a tenth of percentage point in May, while jobs figures show the state lost 4,000 private-sector jobs. The statewide unemployment rate is 3%, according to figures released Friday by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. In April, unemployment fell by a tenth of one percentage point to 2.9%, The Massachusetts unemployment rate fell below 3% for the first time since December of 2000.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    9. Interstate Towing in Chicopee celebrates 20 years of cleaning up after disasters

      Interstate Towing in Chicopee celebrates 20 years of cleaning up after disasters

      Need a Mercedes towed out of the Connecticut River? What happens when 45,000 pounds of lemonade spills from a tractor trailer truck? Who cleans up a six-car pileup that includes a tractor trailer truck load of shampoo spreading across the highway? In each situation it was Interstate Towing which came to the rescue.

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    10. After years of anticipation, Springfield dedicates 9/11 memorial at Riverfront Park - masslive.com

      After years of anticipation, Springfield dedicates 9/11 memorial at Riverfront Park - masslive.com

      After years of anticipation, a large crowd gathered last night on the Connecticut riverfront to dedicate a monument to the public safety heroes who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.  Those taking part in the ceremony at the newly refurbished Riverfront Park included elected leaders, residents from the region and beyond, and representatives of the public safety agencies that lost 498 first responders in the attacks. The theme was “Forever in Our Hearts.”

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    11. Delaney’s Market in Springfield plans Wednesday opening

      Delaney’s Market in Springfield plans Wednesday opening

      Owner Peter Rosskothen will host a grand opening for his second Delaney’s Market store at 1365 Main St. in Springfield at 4 p.m. Wednesday. “We are excited to have the Honorable Domenic J. Sarno, Mayor of the City of Springfield, preside over the ceremony," Rosskothen said in a news release. "We are also looking forward to welcoming press, supporters and friends to this special event."

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    12. CTrail ridership in Springfield totals 11K after first year; Union Station welcomed 2.5 million passengers

      CTrail ridership in Springfield totals 11K after first year; Union Station welcomed 2.5 million passengers

      Ridership on CTrail’s Hartford Line trains to and from Springfield has hovered just above 1,000 passengers a month according to Union Station visitor numbers provided by the Springfield Redevelopment Authority. Through its first 11 full months of operation, July 2018 through May 2019, CTrail trains have carried 11,570 people to and from Union Station in Springfield. The CTrail Hartford Line commuter rail service began operating out of the renovated terminal in June 2018.

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    13. Hayden Corp. of West Springfield marking its 100th anniversary

      Hayden Corp. of West Springfield marking its 100th anniversary

      Hayden Corp., in the words of its retired president John O. Hayden, is in the business of throwing spitballs against a stucco wall and making them stick. Only employees at Hayden, located in a nondescript building along the railroad tracks at 333 River St., hurl those spitballs with a rocket engine, said his son and current company president Daniel C. Hayden.

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    14. Job expo features dozens of companies

      Job expo features dozens of companies

      Dozens of area companies will be on hand at the “Get a New Career at The Keeping Western Mass Working” Job Expo today from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Center Court of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. MassHire Springfield Career Center is sponsoring the event along with Entercom Communications Springfield and Radio.Com

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    15. Five Guys burger restaurant opening in Chicopee; franchise owner has scouted other potential Western Massachusetts locations

      Five Guys burger restaurant opening in Chicopee; franchise owner has scouted other potential Western Massachusetts locations

      Five Guys will open its newest restaurant Monday, June 24, on Memorial Drive in Chicopee. There, it’ll join almost every other fast-food brand known to humankind next door to a Buffalo Wild Wings, across the street from a Chick-fil-A and with a Denny’s, Chipotle and Friendly’s nearby. “We don’t want to be the only restaurant,” said Rush Blankenship, franchise district manager for Hyde Park Ventures, owners of this Five Guys location. “We want to be able to enhance the variety of choices consumers have in this busy area.”

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    16. Creating pathways: Springfield’s Tech Foundry celebrates latest graduates, $50K grant from MassTech

      Creating pathways: Springfield’s Tech Foundry celebrates latest graduates, $50K grant from MassTech

      Before she started training at Tech Foundry, Damaris Ortiz of Springfield didn’t know how to leap from classes at Springfield Technical Community College into the career she wanted working with computers. Erwin Bates of Ludlow was laid off in December and didn’t want to go back to the factory jobs he’d had since getting out of the Marines in 1994. "I'd always been interested in IT, hobby programming, learning on my own time," Bates said.

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    17. Seen@ Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce 60th Diamond Celebration

      Seen@ Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce 60th Diamond Celebration

      More than 100 visitors gathered at the Ranch Golf Club Thursday for the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce 60th Diamond Celebration. The chamber was incorporated in 1959 and has continued a longtime tradition of representing many local businesses in and around the Westfield area. The Thursday night gathering featured a buffet-style dinner, a cocktail hour, and a journey down memory lane with stories and scrapbooks placed on display in the center of room.

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    18. 130-year-old Sugden Block in Spencer sold to Mexicali Grill owner; developer plans to expand restaurant, add apartments - masslive.com

      130-year-old Sugden Block in Spencer sold to Mexicali Grill owner; developer plans to expand restaurant, add apartments - masslive.com

      A private development group that includes the owner of Mexicali Mexican Grill has bought the 130-year-old Sugden Block in downtown Spencer and plans to redevelop the building to include an expanded restaurant with 16 apartments above.  Peter Venuto, construction manager for the project, said in a statement that the developers plan to preserve and renovate the existing commercial building at 117 Main St. to include an expanded and reconfigured Mexicali Grill on the first floor and the creation of 16 apartments on the upper two floors.

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    19. Amherst’s The Blue Marble to close after 12 years, new store Little Blue to open in Northampton

      Amherst’s The Blue Marble to close after 12 years, new store Little Blue to open in Northampton

      When Cathie Walz opened The Blue Marble gift shop in downtown Amherst in July 2007, she knew she was taking a risk. Businesses were closing in record numbers due to a looming financial crisis, and every store was feeling the pressure. Not to mention, her opening date was on Friday the 13th. “I opened this store knowing nothing about retail,” Walz said. “And this little shop was embraced by Amherst.”

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      Mentions: Amherst Northampton
    20. Entrepreneurs gather at Valley Venture Mentors for first-ever Springfield Innovation Fest

      Entrepreneurs gather at Valley Venture Mentors for first-ever Springfield Innovation Fest

      Frustrated with the always broken 3D printer at a makerspace in New London, Connecticut, Michael Molinari and three friends created Autodrop3d, an automated ejection system for 3D printers that removes the finished piece without a person having to touch it. Because that’s how printers get broken, Molinari said Wednesday at Autodrop3d’s booth at the Springfield Innovation Fest, hosted by Valley Venture Mentors in the new Springfield Innovation Center on Bridge Street.

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    21. Workforce, market-rate housing at South Hadley plaza will be driven by market need, owners say

      Workforce, market-rate housing at South Hadley plaza will be driven by market need, owners say

      Workforce housing, subsidized units targeted to households making about 80% of the community’s median income, will be part of the 72-unit apartment building proposed Wednesday for the former Big Y site in the Woodlawn Plaza, 501 Newton St. And the plaza owners hope to have Springfield-based Wayfinders housing agency manage the building. The building will be called The Park at Woodlawn, according to drawings shared Wednesday. It will be four stories tall and cover about a three-acre portion of the property.

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