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    1. Big Y Foods considers e-commerce hub in Chicopee

      Big Y Foods considers e-commerce hub in Chicopee

      Big Y has gone to the city with plans for an e-commerce grocery delivery and online-order pickup hub at its store on Memorial Drive. Claire D’Amour-Daley, the company’s vice president for corporate communications, said Monday the new facility is something Big Y is considering, but has not yet fully committed to doing. "If we do explore e-commerce," she said. "We have Instacart right now. But if we do something further, Chicopee makes sense."

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    2. Barry Kriger retiring as WWLP 22News anchor

      Barry Kriger retiring as WWLP 22News anchor

      Barry Kriger, who has brought the news to WWLP-TV, Channel 22, viewers for nearly four decades, announced his retirement during Thursday evening’s broadcast. At the close of the 6 p.m. news broadcast, Kriger, 69, revealed to Western Massachusetts viewers that he will be stepping down in two weeks. “It’s time for the next chapter. Two weeks from tonight I will be stepping away from the anchor desk,” Kriger announced. “I am not planning to leave the place and the people I love here in Western Massachusetts — my extended family, which is you.”

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    3. Smith & Wesson parent company American Outdoor Brands reports earnings

      Smith & Wesson parent company American Outdoor Brands reports earnings

      American Outdoor Brands, the parent company — for now — of Smith & Wesson, reported a $5.2 million profit for its most recent quarter. That works out to 9 cents a share, coming in higher than the 7 cent projection most analysts arrived at prior to the announcement. Profits in the comparable quarter last year were $11 million, or 20 cents per diluted share.

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    4. Deirdre Griffin named Elms College director of international programs

      Deirdre Griffin named Elms College director of international programs

      The College of Our Lady of the Elms has hired Sister Deirdre Griffin, SSJ, as its director of International Programs. Griffin will be responsible for supporting the college’s international students, growing traditional and faculty-led study abroad programs, and developing a community of global learning that celebrates diverse cultures and explores current issues.

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    5. ‘This is my family’: Filmmaker Ken Burns kicks off $60M fundraising campaign for Hampshire College

      ‘This is my family’: Filmmaker Ken Burns kicks off $60M fundraising campaign for Hampshire College

      Ken Burns, the documentary filmmaker who tells America about its past, came to his alma mater Tuesday to talk about what he sees as a bright future for Hampshire College. “Even though I am a historian, I am a futurist in this role,” said Burns, who graduated in 1975 and whose thesis was a documentary about Old Sturbridge Village. “I’m optimistic.”

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    6. Holyoke Medical Center names Dr. Simon Ahtaridis chief medical officer

      Holyoke Medical Center names Dr. Simon Ahtaridis chief medical officer

      Dr. Simon Ahtaridis has been named chief medical officer of Holyoke Medical Center. Ahtaridis, who earlier in his career served in that position at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, has been national clinical advisor-chief medical officer for Sound Advisory Services where he oversaw the overall clinical performance of onsite and remote advisory services for that health care organization.

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    7. Springfield Union Station hosts city schools for holiday music showcase

      Springfield Union Station hosts city schools for holiday music showcase

      Union Station, the Springfield Public Schools and iHeartMedia are working together to make sure the main concourse at the transportation hub is filled with the sounds of the season. The five-day music series begins in front of the Christmas tree on Monday, Dec. 16, at noon with a performance by the students from The Warner School and concludes Friday, Dec. 20, with a two-hour evening concert courtesy of West Mass Brass .

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    8. Delaney’s Market closes in downtown Springfield; owners vow to try again as residential population grows

      Delaney’s Market closes in downtown Springfield; owners vow to try again as residential population grows

      Restaurateur Peter Rosskothen and his team closed the Delaney’s Market location at 1365 Main St. in November, but vow to bring back the quality-meals-to-go concept once the downtown’s residential population has grown. “We were a little ahead of the curve with downtown,” staffers wrote on a poster in a window at the storefront. “There are amazing things happening in Springfield, therefore we wish we had waited a year or two as the residential population further develops. ... We are committed to trying again in a year or two. We know the concept works in suburban areas so downtown is ...

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    9. Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital inpatient programs accredited again

      Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital inpatient programs accredited again

      Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital has again received accreditation for its inpatient rehabilitation program for adults and inpatient rehabilitation program for children and adolescents. The international Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, or CARF, awarded Weldon, part of Trinity Health Of New England’s Mercy Medical Center, its ninth such consecutive three-year accreditation.

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    10. Executive Editor Wayne Phaneuf to retire; Cynthia Simison named The Republican’s first woman news leader in 195 years

      Executive Editor Wayne Phaneuf to retire; Cynthia Simison named The Republican’s first woman news leader in 195 years

      Wayne E. Phaneuf, whose career at The Republican stretches back more than 50 years, will retire as its executive editor on Jan. 1. He will be succeeded by Cynthia G. Simison, the first woman executive editor in the newspaper’s 195-year history. George Arwady, publisher and CEO of The Republican, announced the change in leadership on Thursday.

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    11. Polish National Credit Union closing Exchange Street branch following renovations to nearby Chicopee offices

      Polish National Credit Union closing Exchange Street branch following renovations to nearby Chicopee offices

      Polish National Credit Union plans to close its Exchange Street location. An announcement has been posted on the credit union’s website. The decision follows the recent elimination of Thursday, Friday and Saturday hours at Exchange Street location last week. There is no date given for the expected closure.

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    12. Southwick Country Club demolition underway; high-end housing being built

      Southwick Country Club demolition underway; high-end housing being built

      Demolition began this week of the old clubhouse building at Southwick Country Club as the high-end housing development now being built on the old course enters the next phase of construction. Construction for The Greens of Southwick on the west side of Routes 10 and 202 began in spring 2019 and more than 50% of those lots have been sold, according to a statement Tuesday from the developers and from Rovithis Realty.

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    13. Student Prince owners to open Wurst Haus, German-themed bar, at McLadden’s in Northampton

      Student Prince owners to open Wurst Haus, German-themed bar, at McLadden’s in Northampton

      Northampton has a reputation as a Bohemian town, soon it’ll have a taste of not only Bohemia, but of Bavaria and Fort Street in Springfield. Restaurant partners led by Andy Yee and Peter Picknelly closed the McLadden’s location at 27 Pleasant St. on Monday and are renovating it into the Wurst Haus, a casual German-themed bar restaurant based around the venerable Student Prince Cafe and The Fort Dining Room in downtown Springfield.

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    14. Springfield City Council sets new, lower tax rate but residents still likely to see bigger bill

      Springfield City Council sets new, lower tax rate but residents still likely to see bigger bill

      It was just 3 cents, but it made a world of difference for businesses looking to invest in the city. The City Council lowered residential and business tax rates for Monday night, but warned all property owners that their fiscal year 2020 tax bills are still likely to increase because the valuation of the average property has jumped up by nearly $10,000. The Council voted 11-0 to set the new residential rate at $19.53 per $1,000 value, a decrease of 16 cents over this year. The new rate for business, commercial and industrial property is $39.23 ...

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    15. Wilson’s department store in Greenfield closing after 137 years

      Wilson’s department store in Greenfield closing after 137 years

      Wilson’s, the region’s last remaining downtown department store, is closing with the retirement of company president Kevin J. O’Neil. The liquidation sale begins on Black Friday, Nov. 29, at 9 a.m. “After more than 38 years at Wilson’s, I have decided to retire. The time has come to enter a new phase of my life to enjoy more time with my wife and family,” O’Neil wrote. “As a result of my decision there will be a store closing sale and liquidation of all merchandise.”

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    16. Berkshire Wind turns on two more turbines; hits 19.6 megawatts atop Brodie Mountain in Hancock

      Berkshire Wind turns on two more turbines; hits 19.6 megawatts atop Brodie Mountain in Hancock

      Berkshire Wind has reached commercial operation with its two newest turbines, each rated at 2.3 megawatts each, according to Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Co., which is one of the owners. Construction on the second phase of the project, located in the towns of Hancock and Lanesborough, began in January. The project was financed with a private placement of $11.78 million.

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    17. ’Oh Lawdy’ — that’s the name of a sandwich — Granny’s Baking Table opens in downtown Springfield

      ’Oh Lawdy’ — that’s the name of a sandwich — Granny’s Baking Table opens in downtown Springfield

      Granny’s Baking Table in downtown Springfield has fresh biscuits, beignets, pies and coffee. What the bakery/restaurant, which opened Monday, Nov. 18, in a former dress shop at 309 Bridge St., doesn’t have is public WiFi and little tables for one or two people. Instead, co-owner Sonya Yelder points to the one long table surrounded by chairs that takes up much of the dining room.

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