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    1. Ex-lawmaker Bosley becomes CEO at North Adams nonprofit

      Ex-lawmaker Bosley becomes CEO at North Adams nonprofit
      NORTH ADAMS -- Veteran lawmaker Daniel E. Bosley has been named the Partnership for North Adams' chief executive officer. Bosley, who's been working with the organization as a consultant for the last four weeks, said the partnership will allow him to apply the economic development expertise he honed in the Statehouse at the local level, where he plans to reinvigorate private sector commitments and investments in the city. The Partnership for North Adams, a nonprofit, was formed by the city, Mass MoCA and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts to boost economic development.
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    2. Paper mill bounces back - Berkshire Eagle Online

      Paper mill bounces back - Berkshire Eagle Online
      Last month, the Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development honored Onyx as its top performer for job retention and expansion this year in Western Massachusetts, an award well deserved according to state Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli. "I call Onyx a rags-to-riches story," said Pignatelli. Onyx Specialty Papers has bucked a trend in Lee that began three years ago, when MeadWestvaco began the exodus of paper mill jobs from the once mostly blue-collar town.
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    3. Ships deal a go - Berkshire Eagle Online

      Ships deal a go - Berkshire Eagle Online
      General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems expects to add 500 or more jobs at its Pittsfield plant over the next five years to handle a U.S. Navy contract for 10 specialized combat ships. "This is a landmark day for the city of Pittsfield. I could not be happier," Mayor James M. Ruberto told The Eagle on Wednesday. "The city is a beneficiary for having General Dynamics in it." "It's as about as good economic news as we could have wished for, and it's real," said state Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield.
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    4. New solar facility is pumping energy

      Berkshire Economic Development Authority President David M. Rooney said the project embodied three factors that are essential for the region's economic growth: environment, education and energy. "We're seeing all those being brought into play with this project," he said. "I applaud the people at Western Massachusetts Electric and all the people involved here for moving that effort forward."
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    5. Biomass plants' fate up for vote n A ballot initiative threatens two energy ...

      Peter J. Clarke, president and CEO of Western Massachusetts Electric Co., is against the ballot initiative. He said that public utility companies are seeking a combination of renewable energy sources to comply with upcoming green energy requirements. If these energy technologies are taken off the table, it would mean higher electricity rates and a migration of renewable energy development to other states, he said.
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    6. Pittsfield Solar project clears hurdle ZBA could follow up with final OK tonight

      Pittsfield could soon host the region's largest solar power project, helping reduce its dependency on fossil fuels. The city's Community Development Board Tuesday night unanimously approved plans by Western Massachusetts Electric Co. to build a 1.8 megawatt facility along Silver Lake Boulevard on a an eight-acre site jointly owned by WMECO and the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority. WMECO owns six acres, PEDA the other two with an utility substation sandwiched between the two parcels. "This is a great location as it's ideal for the technology going on display," said Carl Frattini, WMECO's director of business ...
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    7. Big Y eyes Lee for new market - Berkshire Eagle Online

      Big Y eyes Lee for new market - Berkshire Eagle Online
      Big Y President Charles D’Amour and Frank Horacek, the company’s vice president of real estate and development, unveiled their initial plans to town officials during an informal meeting late Tuesday afternoon. The gathering was assembled by Steven Roberts, president of F.L. Roberts & Co., which owns the truck stop that his Springfield-based company had planned to convert into a $21.5 million travel plaza.
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