1. About Chicopee

    Chicopee

    Chicopee is a city located on the Connecticut River in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States of America. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2007 census, the city had a total population of 54,653, making it the second largest city in Western Massachusetts. The current mayor is Michael D. Bissonnette.


    The city is made up of several neighborhoods, the result of the city's origin as a collection of villages in the northern-most part of Springfield, which it seceded from in 1848. These villages are now represented by the neighborhoods of Aldenville, Willimansett, Chicopee Center (Cabotville), Chicopee Falls, and Fairview.

    The city has since filled in most of its open space resulting in a number of new neighborhoods. These neighborhoods include Chicomansett (often referred to as part of Willimansett, this area is located at the southern intersection of Meadow and Chicopee Streets northward to Meetinghouse Road), Ferry Lane (an offshoot of Chicomansett surrounding Ferry Lane), Sandy Hill (the area overlooking Chicopee Center, connecting Cabotville and Aldenville), and the geographically isolated Burnett Road neighborhood.

    Chicopee uses the nickname “Crossroads of New England” as part of a business-development marketing campaign. The name reflects the city's convenient location amongst a number of metropolitan areas and its transportation network. Chicopee is located 29 miles away from Hartford, 92 miles away from Boston, 90 miles from Albany, and 140 miles from New York City. Four highways run through its boundaries: I-90, I-91, I-291, and I-391. State routes such as Route 33, 116, and 141, are major providers of regional linkage. The city is home to Westover Metropolitan Airport and is also served by Bradley International Airport in nearby Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Westover Air Reserve Base, was built here in 1940. It has one of the largest runways on the east coast at 11,597 x 301 feet (92 m).

    Reflecting the Polish background of many of its residents, a number of Polish-American businesses are based in Chicopee. These include the Chicopee Provision Company,a major producer of Polish sausage kielbasa under the Blue Seal brand and Millie's Pierogi Company, a producer of traditional Polish dumplings pierogi. Chicopee held an annual kielbasa festival at the Fairfield Mall (now the site of Chicopee Crossing on Memorial Drive) until the mid 1990's. The festival featured the World's Largest Kielbasa for a number of years (several times the city's kielbasa lost to a kielbasa in Krakow, Poland).

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    2. Savage Arms owner looks to split sporting, defense businesses

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      Savage Arms owner looks to split sporting, defense businesses ...s Co. was first organized in 1894 by Arthur Savage in Utica, N.Y. In 1920, the company bought Stevens Arms of Chicopee and during World War II Savage made millions of firearms for the military. After the war, Savage used... (Read Full Article)

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    3. Westover general confirms downsizing will happen despite politicians efforts: 334 jobs, 8 planes lost

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      Westover general confirms downsizing will happen despite politicians efforts: 334 jobs, 8 planes lost ...icient and quieter. For now, it is believed that plane will be sent to Texas after it is overhauled, he said. CHICOPEE – Brig. Gen. Steven Vautrain has confirmed that a much discussed plan to downsize Westover Air Reserv... (Read Full Article)

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    4. Westover to lose 300 jobs under new Pentagon budget cuts

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      Westover to lose 300 jobs under new Pentagon budget cuts ...s C-5 cargo aircraft will transfer from Westover to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas beginning in 2015. CHICOPEE — Westover Air Reserve Base will shed 300 jobs and half of the 439th Airlift Wing's C-5 fleet under n... (Read Full Article)

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    5. CCHS preparing workforce for high tech jobs

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      CCHS preparing workforce for high tech jobs ...PEE – 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 Massa... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Western New England University   Chicopee

    6. Avery Dennison to shut down Chicopee plant

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      Avery Dennison to shut down Chicopee plant ...0 Avery Dennison built the Chicopee plant at a cost of $14 million. Avery Dennison had 350 workers at the new Chicopee plant when it opened. It's been a tough period for remnants of the region's once-prominent paper ind... (Read Full Article)

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    7. Savage Arms lays off 37 at Westfield plant

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      Savage Arms lays off 37 at Westfield plant ...s Co. was first organized in 1894 by Arthur Savage in Utica, N.Y. In 1920, the company bought Stevens Arms of Chicopee. During World War II, Savage made millions of firearms for the military. After the war, Savage used ... (Read Full Article)

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    8. Community Spotlight: Chicopee | BusinessWest

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      Community Spotlight: Chicopee | BusinessWest ...tes 33, 116, and 141, connect to the city’s six neighborhoods, or communities — Chicopee Center (Cabotville), Chicopee Falls, Willimansett, Fairview, Aldenville, and Burnett Road. Kos, who was mayor from 1997 to 2004 a... (Read Full Article)

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    9. HealthSouth celebrates opening of its new acute care hospital in Ludlow | masslive.com

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      HealthSouth celebrates opening of its new acute care hospital in Ludlow | masslive.com ...Delude said the Ludlow Mills in conjunction with HealthSouth plans to develop a 1.1 mile river-walk along the Chicopee River which will be behind HealthSouth and open to the public. He said the community has not had acce... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   HealthSouth   Ludlow Mills

    10. Western Massachusetts Electric Co. to conduct aerial inspections throughout service area Wednesday and Thursday

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      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. to conduct aerial inspections throughout service area Wednesday and Thursday ...e: Northfield, Erving, Wendell, Warwick, Montague, Greenfield, Leverett, Shutesbury, Pelham, Amherst, Granby, Chicopee, West Springfield, Springfield, Belchertown, Ludlow, Wibraham, Hampden, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, ... (Read Full Article)

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    11. Pioneer Valley Transit Authority to hold public hearings on proposed service changes, including new bus routes and hours

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      Pioneer Valley Transit Authority to hold public hearings on proposed service changes, including new bus routes and hours ...March 31, at the Valley Opportunity Council, 35 Mt Carmel Ave., and from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at the Chicopee Public Library. A Northampton session is set for Wednesday, April 9, in the Northampton Council Cham... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield   Amherst

    12. Gov. Patrick signs bond bill authorizing $177 million to be spent improving Westover, Barnes, others

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      Gov. Patrick signs bond bill authorizing $177 million to be spent improving Westover, Barnes, others ... strategic investments the commonwealth may benefit in future considerations,” State Rep. Joseph F. Wagner, D-Chicopee said. BRAC federal Base Realigment and Closure Commission that proposes military base consolidations... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Chicopee   Westfield

    13. Willimansett Bridge construction linking Holyoke and Chicopee may be complete at the end of the year

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      Willimansett Bridge construction linking Holyoke and Chicopee may be complete at the end of the year ...ides has been heartfelt,” said state Rep. Aaron Vega, D-Holyoke. The bridge that connects Chicopee Street in Chicopee to Cabot Street in Holyoke was closed in August 2011 so it could be rebuilt because of structural pro... (Read Full Article)

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    14. Chicopee's cost of cleaning up the former Facemate factory soared because of unknown fuel tanks, buried buildings

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      Chicopee's cost of cleaning up the former Facemate factory soared because of unknown fuel tanks, buried buildings ...ods and provide grants to social service agencies which serve the poor. The loan is for 20 years, Dietz said. CHICOPEE – The construction of the senior center is going smoothly and is on budget and on time, but the work ... (Read Full Article)

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    15. People in Business: Jeannette Strange named mortgage specialist at PeoplesBank

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      People in Business: Jeannette Strange named mortgage specialist at PeoplesBank ...ppointment of Jeannette Strange as a mortgage consultant. Strange will focus primarily on the communities of Chicopee, Holyoke, Springfield, South Hadley and Ludlow. As a PeoplesBank mortgage consultant, she will have a... (Read Full Article)

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    16. Chick-Fil-A opens first Mass. free-standing store

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      Chick-Fil-A opens first Mass. free-standing store ...e Island, Vermont and Maine. CHICOPEE -- Chick-Fil-A opened its first freestanding Massachusetts location in Chicopee today, a project managed by Jones Lang LaSalle's Project and Development Services group. This is the... (Read Full Article)

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