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    1. On Anniversary of Devastating October Snowstorm, WMECo Highlights System

      Improvements and Enhanced Communication for Upcoming Storm Season SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct 24, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- As the anniversary of last October's major nor'easter approaches, Western Massachusetts Electric Company is reaffirming its readiness for the next big storm. Since last fall, the company has enhanced vegetation trimming and removal on its rights-of-way and added advanced automation to reinforce the electri

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    2. MassEcon Announces Winners of Ninth Annual Team Massachusetts Economic

      MassEcon (The Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development) today announced its Ninth Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Award winners in preparation for its November 20th Awards Luncheon, which will take place at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. Companies from across the Commonwealth will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts economy. Over 400 are expected to attend, including featured speaker Governor Deval Patrick.

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    3. United Financial Bancorp Reports Fourth Quarter 2011 Earnings of $3.0 Million ...

      United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") (nasdaq global select market:UBNK), the holding company for United Bank (the "Bank"), reported net income of $3.0 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to net income of $2.7 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for the corresponding period in 2010. For the year ended December 31, 2011, net income was $11.2 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, compared to net income of $10.0 million or $0.65 per diluted share, for the same period in 2010.
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    4. ISO New England Releases Regional Power Grid Look-Ahead

      -- ISO New England Inc. today released the 2011 Regional System Plan (RSP11), a comprehensive report on New England's electric power system, including progress to date, an outline of transmission upgrades and resource additions needed to provide a reliable supply of electricity, and challenges and opportunities facing the region through 2020. The Board of Directors of ISO New England, the operator of the region's bulk power system and wholesale electricity markets, approved RSP11 today.
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    5. $39.5 Billion Will Be Spent on Smart City Technologies in 2016, Says ABI Research

      Two examples of cities undertaking smart city projects are Holyoke, Massachusetts and Amsterdam. Cisco teamed with Holyoke in February 2011 and promised to change the former mill town into a smart and connected community within a year. Cisco's plans for Holyoke include using technology to deliver urban services in order to generate new economic opportunity, improve education, and bolster population retention.
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    6. SBA Opens Recovery Center in Springfield for Disaster Affected Businesses

      The Center will open Monday, June 27 at 8 a.m. "Due to the amount of physical and economic losses caused by the tornadoes in Western Massachusetts, we want affected businesses to have a resource where they can meet individually with SBA representatives and find out how a low-interest disaster loan can help them recover," said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA's Field Operations Center East.
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