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    1. Dwight Road project developer meets with Selectmen

      At its Feb. 6 meeting the Select Board discussed the project in relation to the creation of a District Improvement Financing (DIF), which would grant tax revenue from for profit companies at the development for a 20-year period for the sole purpose remodeling traffic intersections along Dwight Road.  A DIF designation for the area would need Town Meeting approval. Developers met with the board to propose placing an article on the Town Meeting warrant.  Michael Crowley, principal with Middle Franklin Development Group, originally pitched the idea during a joint East Longmeadow and Longmeadow Planning Board meeting in June 2016. The ...

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    2. White Lion intends to brew craft beer in Springfield

      White Lion intends to brew craft beer in Springfield

      Berry said the company has initial plans to explore options for bringing the brewing operations within the Springfield city limits. “It’s a two-phase process,” he said. “Phase one is to introduce the product and the brand and let the beer, the brand and the compelling story resonate in the area [to create] organic growth and strategic growth. We’ll do that all while trying to identify 9,000 to 10,000 square feet to bring a multi-barrel production facility, job creation and a landmark where folks can go and do some tasting right here in the city of Springfield ...

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    3. CCHS preparing workforce for high tech jobs

      CCHS preparing workforce for high tech jobs

      Kenneth Widelo was standing in a classroom dedicated to computer science and learning about networks at Chicopee Comprehensive High School (CCHS) and told Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, “These kids can do it all.” The head of the Massachusetts Life Science Center received a first-hand look at how CCHS is preparing a workforce for high tech jobs. Windham-Bannister visited the school on April 10 accompanied by Widelo, director of Career and Technical Education, state Rep. Joseph Wagner and Mayor Richard Kos.

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    4. Elite Medic Training in Springfield opens its doors

      The afternoon event showcased the expansion of National Ambulance and Albany Street Auto and celebrated the inauguration of its new academy. Following a ribbon cutting at 3:45 p.m. with Mayor Dominic Sarno, guests were treated to tours of National Ambulance, Albany Street Auto, and the EMT Academy. Co-owners of the three businesses, Kirill Adzigirey and Advey Adzigirey, were on hand for the festivities.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    5. Green tech company makes home here

      CHICOPEE -- In another few years, the city of Chicopee may be known as the location where renewable fuels took a huge step forward. Congressman Richard Neal, State Sen. Michael Knapik and Mayor Michael Bissonnette were among the officials at the groundbreaking for the pilot facility for Qteros, a company that uses a microbe to convert cellulose from plant material into ethanol.
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    6. Bissonnette and Gov. Patrick work to prevent more manufacturing layoffs

      To try to lower the expenses Callaway Golf has with its Chicopee manufacturing facility, Mayor Michael Bissonnette has been working to switch Callaway from buying its electricity from Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECO) to Chicopee Electric Light Department (CELD).
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    7. Market Show and Sec. of Housing & Economic Development bring good news

      Market Show and Sec. of Housing & Economic Development bring good news
      SPRINGFIELD There was good news and sort of good news at this year's Business Market Show. The definite good news is that more businesses had more booths this year at the annual event that showcases businesses from Western Massachusetts and their goods and services.
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