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    1. First Niagara Bank branches in Chicopee, West Springfield among 17 company plans to close in new year | masslive

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      First Niagara Bank branches in Chicopee, West Springfield among 17 company plans to close in new year | masslive

      Two First Niagara Bank branches in Western Massachusetts will be closed in early 2015, as the Buffalo, New York-based financial company tweaks its business model amid changing preferences of the banking public.  According to First Niagara, which currently operates more than 400 branches in four states, the growing number of customers who are using online and mobile banking helped lead to the decision to close 17 branches and two drive-thru service centers in January 2015.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Chicopee

    2. Meridian Industrial Group of Holyoke gets state employee training grant | masslive

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      Meridian Industrial Group of Holyoke gets state employee training grant | masslive

      Meridian Industrial Group, a Holyoke company that specializes in machining very large parts for the power generation, medical, defense and aerospace industries, has received a $63,900 worker-training grant from the state.  The company will use the grant to train 28 employees and add three more. It has a total of 30 employees.  The grant was one of 28 grants from the Workforce Training Fund announced recently by Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rachel Kaprielian. The grants are awarded through the Commonwealth Corp. All told, they will go to 72 companies around Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Holyoke

    3. Holyoke beginning $250,000 assessment of old Parsons Paper mill with aim of marketing the site

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      Holyoke beginning $250,000 assessment of old Parsons Paper mill with aim of marketing the site

      Established in 1853, Parsons Paper Co. was the first paper company in a city that came to be called the Paper City, for the mills devoted to that endeavor, and now a $250,000 review is underway to make the ravaged site marketable again. "Essentially, it's looking at soil conditions where one would suspect contaminants could have accumulated due to prior operations of the paper mill site. It really depends on what is found," Marcos A. Marrero, director of the city Department of Planning and Economic Development, said in an email Friday (Oct. 17).

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      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    4. Holyoke company VertitechIT announces deal with Baystate Health to manage new data system

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      Holyoke company VertitechIT announces deal with Baystate Health to manage new data system

      The announcement of VertitechIT's work with Baystate Health came during a ceremony officially opening VertitechIT's headquarters at Open Square off Lyman Street. The 13-year-old company moved here in March from Northampton. Clownishly large scissors wielded by VertitechIT founders and Mayor Alex B. Morse snipped a computer cable filling in as a ribbon at the VertitechIT office. Chief Operating Officer Gregory H. Pellerin said the growing company needed a comfortable, tech-friendly place to expand. Holyoke, with the presence of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center a block away, provided that, he said.

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      Mentions:   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce   Baystate Health   Kathleen G. Anderson

    5. Massachusetts unemployment rises despite job gains | masslive

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      Massachusetts unemployment rises despite job gains | masslive

      The state of Massachusetts added 9,400 jobs in September for a new total of more than 3.4 million.  The state's unemployment rate rose by two-tenths of a percentage point to 6 percent. the labor force increased by 14,600, a good sign economists say because it shows more people are looking for work. That larger labor force can lead to a higher unemployment rate.

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    6. 'Top Chef Springfield'?: Business Improvement District could offer restaurant space to competition winner | masslive

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      'Top Chef Springfield'?: Business Improvement District could offer restaurant space to competition winner | masslive

      Imagine a 'Top Chef' or 'Chopped'-style contest with a ready-to-go restaurant location in downtown Springfield offered as the prize.  'We are working on a restaurant contest where we would help out a new restaurateur,' said Christopher Russell, executive director of the Springfield Business Improvement District.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame   Springfield Business Improvement District

    7. Holyoke officials to welcome VertitechIT national computer consultant to new Open Square headquarters

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      Holyoke officials to welcome VertitechIT national computer consultant to new Open Square headquarters

      VertitechIT, a computer networking and consulting company, will hold a ceremony at its national headquarters here at 5 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 17) at Open Square off Lyman Street. The announcement will include discussion about high-tech jobs and a business arrangement with Baystate Health, Vice President Steve Shaw said in a phone interview Thursday

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Amherst College

    8. MBTA: Red and Orange line decision due within a month, two companies want to build the cars in Springfield | masslive

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      MBTA: Red and Orange line decision due within a month, two companies want to build the cars in Springfield | masslive

      MBTA staff plan to recommend a manufacturer of the new Red Line and Orange Line subway cars to the T's board of directors within a month.  The decision will likely have an impact here in Springfield where two manufacturers - Hyundai Rotem, a South Korean industrial giant, Chinese company, CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., the largest maker of rail cars in the world - have both announced plans to do the work in Springfield if they are selected.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield

    9. Close encounter with Douglas Trumbull: Visual effects wizard on working in the Berkshires, cinematic breakthroughs

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      Close encounter with Douglas Trumbull: Visual effects wizard on working in the Berkshires, cinematic breakthroughs

      Academy Award winner Douglas Trumbull, whose screen credits include “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Blade Runner,” has engineered a high frame rate, 3-D system, which is light years ahead of what Hollywood is now utilizing. “The day of the multiplex is waning… with streaming, downloading and Netflix and HBO doing amazing content on television. So, of course, young movie-goers don’t see any difference. They would just as well watch ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ on this,” Trumbull said while tapping his smartphone during a recent visit to his studio.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   MGM

    10. Springfield seeks to sell closed fire stations in Forest Park, Indian Orchard | masslive.com

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      Springfield seeks to sell closed fire stations in Forest Park, Indian Orchard | masslive.com

      City officials are expanding their effort to sell and find new uses for long-vacant fire stations, advertising for redevelopment proposals for two former fire houses in Forest Park and Indian Orchard.  Proposals are being solicited in separate efforts for the former Oak Street fire station in Indian Orchard, and the also-closed Oakland Street station in Forest Park. The proposals are due by 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Office of Procurement at City Hall.

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    11. Holyoke jeweler James Sutter reinvents his business at historic Gateway City Arts

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      Holyoke jeweler James Sutter reinvents his business at historic Gateway City Arts

      The closed Sutter’s Jewelry storefront on Northampton Street is only a symbol of new, bright beginnings. Just as jewelry can be recreated into something new, so can this jeweler’s business, as his craft is now located in the reinvented historic paper mill building on 92 Race St., inside the Gateway City Arts Building.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Holyoke   The Republican

    12. The Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield and South Hadley & Granby chambers of commerce plan major legislative summit

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      The Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield and South Hadley & Granby chambers of commerce plan major legislative summit

      The Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield and South Hadley & Granby chambers of commerce have joined forces in successfully attracting the top leaders of the state Legislature and the Greater Springfield delegation to the House and Senate for an afternoon-long exchange of ideas and information. U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, will be the keynote speaker for the event on Nov. 7 at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House. House speaker Robert DeLeo, D-Everett, will also be a keynote speaker.

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      Mentions:   Comcast   Robert DeLeo   West Springfield

    13. Health New England's Maura McCaffrey voted Professional Woman of Year

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      Health New England's Maura McCaffrey voted Professional Woman of Year

      Maura McCaffrey, president and chief executive officer of Health New England, will be honored as Professional Woman of the Year during Western Mass Women Magazine's annual "Top 25 Women to Watch" Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. at Chez Josef. According to a press release, the magazine honors the women, selected by public vote, for career and community achievements.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Health New England   Easthampton

    14. With Hyundai Rotem and CNR Changchun, Springfield now has two chances for

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      With Hyundai Rotem and CNR Changchun, Springfield now has two chances for

      "I'm very pleased that we have two world-class companies that are in competition for the MBTA bid and have found that Springfield is their top spot," Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said Friday."It brings a lot of good paying precision machining jobs, a lot of opportunity and a growing tax base." There are a number of other bidders. But no others are interested in Springfield, said Allan W. Blair, president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. Blair expects the MBTA to make a decision very soon, probably in November. "It certainly is good for ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    15. Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce celebrates 10th anniversary - The Republican

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      Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce celebrates 10th anniversary - The Republican

      The Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 10th anniversary on Oct. 3 with a gala event celebrating Hispanic Heritage. The event was held at the Sheraton Springfield downtown. Hundreds of businesses owners, representatives of local organizations, community leaders and politicians enjoyed the evening, sharing the success and progress of different winners of awards for their different contributions to the Latino community.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Holyoke

    16. MassMutual starts 'Society of Grownups' to get millennials thinking of financial future | masslive

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      MassMutual starts 'Society of Grownups' to get millennials thinking of financial future | masslive

      The Society of Grownups, a new educational and initiative from Springfield-based MassMutual Financial Group and IDEO, a design consulting company with offices in Boston and elsewhere around the world, wants to help dispense knowledge both the personal and the fiscal. That's especially if your are a member of the millennial generation, be it by mindset or by chronology, and looking for a little help figuring out how to be a grownup.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    17. Holyoke businessmen plan to build gas station-convenience store at Hampden-Pleasant streets formerly owned by Eric Suher

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      Holyoke businessmen plan to build gas station-convenience store at Hampden-Pleasant streets formerly owned by Eric Suher

      A local company plans to buy the site from a city development organization and build a $2 million gas station-convenience store. The facility is targeted to open next year and employ up to 14 people, officials said Thursday (Oct. 9). "I think it's a very positive project for the city of Holyoke. I think it's really positive for the neighborhood," said Matthew L. Donohue, a lawyer from Holyoke and one of three managers of Quabbin ACM, a limited liability company.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    18. Valley Steel Stamp in Greenfield stresses importance of a trained work force | masslive

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      Valley Steel Stamp in Greenfield stresses importance of a trained work force | masslive

      VSS, the former Valley Steel Stamp, in Greenfield grew from 25 employees to 50 employees once Franklin County Technical School improved and expanded its machine technology program.  But if machine technology programs were even bigger, VSS would already be at 100 employees and still growing, said Steve Capshaw, president of the company which does commercial and aerospace machining.  Growth in the aircraft business, a demand for increasingly sophisticated parts, rising wages in China and increasing transportation costs all lead to increased opportunities for VSS.  'We have competed with China for business and have been quite successful,' Capshaw said

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield   Greenfield

    19. UMass researchers receive nearly $1 million grant from NASA to study how space travel effects food nutrition

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      UMass researchers receive nearly $1 million grant from NASA to study how space travel effects food nutrition

      University of Massachusetts nutrition researchers have received a grant that will send them to new frontiers – outer space. Food scientists Hang Xiao and colleagues received a three-year, $982,685 grant from NASA to look at how essential vitamins degrade over time and find ways to minimize that loss, according to a press release.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    20. Amherst task force wants to assess overall transportation needs, residents, employees asked to complete survey

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      Amherst task force wants to assess overall transportation needs, residents, employees asked to complete survey

      Amherst has called Oct. 17 and Oct. 18 Transportation Days and consultants will be out at places like the Farmers Market meeting with residents and those who work in town to learn about their transportation concerns and needs. They'll also be asking people to fill out a transportation survey, something people can also do on online beginning Thursday, said Richard Roznoy, chairman of the Transportation Task Force.

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      Mentions:   Amherst

    21. Northampton nursing home sold to Connecticut company

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      Northampton nursing home sold to Connecticut company

      In a move that might reflect the refocusing of care for the elderly on independent and assisted living, the company that owns the Overlook nursing facility in Leeds is selling it to a Connecticut-based health care system. Patrick McShane, a corporate vice president at Masonic Health System, said his company, which bought the nursing home from Hampshire County for $4 million in 2009, wants to concentrate more on its Charleton campus, a continuous care retirement community with 219 independent living and 181 enhanced living units. The facility was formerly called the Northampton Nursing Home.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    22. Associated Industries of Massachusetts: Business confidence up in September | masslive

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      Associated Industries of Massachusetts: Business confidence up in September | masslive

      Employers gained a little confidence in the Massachusetts economy last month, according to survey results released Tuesday by Associated Industries of Massachusetts.  Associated Industries' Business Confidence index rose two-tenths of a point to 54.4 points from 54.2 points. That's on a 100-point scale where 50 is neutral.  The index is up 2.9 points from a year ago in September 2013.  Raymond G. Torto, Chair of AIM's Board of Economic Advisors and a lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Design, said

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield   The Republican

    23. Springfield City Council approves sale of State Street property to First Resource to aid parking needs for $25 million housing complex plans in Mason Square

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      Springfield City Council approves sale of State Street property to First Resource to aid parking needs for $25 million housing complex plans in Mason Square

      The City Council approved the sale of a tax-title property on State Street on Monday that will assist plans for a $25 million apartment complex in the Mason Square area. Councilors, in voting unanimously to approve the sale of the commercial property at 864 State St., for $51,000, praised the developer First Resource Companies, for their ongoing housing redevelopment efforts in Springfield.

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      Mentions:   American International College   Springfield

    24. UMass President Robert Caret, trustee chairman Henry M. Thomas touring state with Springfield, Amherst stops

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      UMass President Robert Caret, trustee chairman Henry M. Thomas touring state with Springfield, Amherst stops

      For the fourth year, University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret is on the move– this time a three-day statewide bus tour that began in Boston. Springfield resident Henry M. Thomas III, the chairman of the UMass Board of Trustees, joins him. Caret initiated what he termed a listening tour soon after he was named president. On that weeklong tour, he wanted to understand and hear how UMass could better serve the state's residents.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

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