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    Springfield

    Springfield is the largest city on the Connecticut River, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States.

    In the 2000 census, the city population was 154,082. It is the third largest city in Massachusetts and fourth largest in New England (behind Boston, Worcester, and Providence). Springfield holds two nicknames — The City of Homes and The City of Firsts.


    Historically the first Springfield in the United States, it is also the largest city in Western Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley.

    Springfield is notable as birthplace of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, as well as the city in which James Naismith invented basketball. It is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame and the Springfield Falcons AHL hockey team. It also holds the western world's largest collection of Chinese cloisonné at the G.W. Vincent Smith Art Museum.

    The Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of three counties - Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin. As of the 2000 census, the Springfield MSA had a population of 680,014 (though a July 1, 2007 estimate placed the population at 682,657).[2] It is also part of a larger metropolitan area known as the Northeast megalopolis.

    In an economic and cultural partnership with Hartford, Connecticut, the Springfield-Hartford region constitutes New England's Knowledge Corridor - the second-largest concentration of institutions of higher learning in New England, after Greater Boston.

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    2. This is something we'd very much like to see prosper in Springfield.
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    3. We believe this is a great opportunity not only for the country, but for Springfield.
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    2. Regional Employment Board of Hampden County: Pioneer Valley manufacturers

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      Regional Employment Board of Hampden County: Pioneer Valley manufacturers ... defense, slackens, a job shop just gets business from some other industry. Firearms giant Smith & Wesson in Springfield along with Lenox American Saw in East Longmeadow were the largest companies to participate in the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Boeing

    3. ATK Sporting Group to lay off additional 95 employees manufacturing Savage Arms guns in Westfield, 25 in Ontario

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      ATK Sporting Group to lay off additional 95 employees manufacturing Savage Arms guns in Westfield, 25 in Ontario ...t its Westfield and Lakefield, Ontario manufacturing plants. Company spokesman Tim Brandt confirmed to CBS-3 Springfield Saturday afternoon that of the 120 people who will lose their jobs in the coming weeks, 95 will be... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Westfield

    4. ERC5, ACCGS Team Up for Millfest After 5

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      ERC5, ACCGS Team Up for Millfest After 5 ...he River Five Town Chamber of Commerce (ERC5), an affiliate of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield (ACCGS), in partnership with the ACCGS. The rain date is Sept. 11. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    5. Holyoke and state officials set ceremonial ground-breaking of old Holyoke Catholic High School into $19 million conversion to apartments

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      Holyoke and state officials set ceremonial ground-breaking of old Holyoke Catholic High School into $19 million conversion to apartments ...nce 2008 it has been at its current location, still called Holyoke Catholic High School, near Elms College on Springfield Street in Chicopee. Along with private funding, Weld Management is financing the conversion with ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    6. $53.8 million sale of ABC40 and FOX 6 in final stages of FCC review

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      $53.8 million sale of ABC40 and FOX 6 in final stages of FCC review ...pringfield, is awaiting final approval by the Federal Communications Commission. Gormally Broadcasting LLC of Springfield plans to sell WGGB to Meredith Corp. of Des Moines, Iowa, for $53.8 million. Gormally purchased th... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   The Republican

    7. Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer to get new emergency room as part of Baystate Health purchase

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      Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer to get new emergency room as part of Baystate Health purchase ...ms to Baystate Franklin PALMER - Wing Memorial Hospital will get a new emergency room as part of its sale to Springfield-based Baystate Heath from UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. The new emergency room is a... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Baystate Health

    8. New Springfield downtown study calls for focus on dining, culture, housing

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      New Springfield downtown study calls for focus on dining, culture, housing ...otential devastating tragedy has come an optimistic approach as we move forward, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said. SPRINGFIELD – A new study of the downtown district along Worthington Street has provided a blueprint for its r... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Kevin Kennedy

    9. Center of Attention

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      Center of Attention ...at UMass Amherst was looking for someone to manage the center it was building within Tower Square in downtown Springfield, he saw an opportunity he couldnt resist. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    10. Freedom Credit Union details $2.2 million expansion plans as commitment to growth, jobs

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      Freedom Credit Union details $2.2 million expansion plans as commitment to growth, jobs ...Executive Officer and President Barry Crosby, left, stands with Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno (center), and Springfield Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy to announce expansion plans. (PETER GOONAN / THE REPUBLICA... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    11. Freedom Credit Union to announce a $2.2 million downtown expansion

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      Freedom Credit Union to announce a $2.2 million downtown expansion ...and the community, according to a news release . other Freedom branches are in the Sixteen Acres section of Springfield, the Feeding Hills section of Agawam,Ludlow, Chicopee, Easthampton, Northampton, Turners Falls, Gr... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Northampton

    12. Holyoke planners informing manufacturers about 1- and possibly 2-day closure of Canal St. for rail improvements

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      Holyoke planners informing manufacturers about 1- and possibly 2-day closure of Canal St. for rail improvements ...ansportation is to prepare for Amtrak's passenger rail system linking Connecticut and Vermont, with stops in Springfield , Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield, said Tessa Murphy-Romboletti, development specialist with t... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Northampton

    13. Amtrak passenger service ready to roll by New Years, according to Pan Am

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      Amtrak passenger service ready to roll by New Years, according to Pan Am ... welded rails more suitable for passenger trains along the "Knowledge Corridor," the stretch of track between Springfield and Greenfield that is part of the Amtrak route. The new line will link Washington, D.C. and Ver... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Amherst

    14. Caring Health expands to Pine Point/ Indian Orchard

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      Caring Health expands to Pine Point/ Indian Orchard ...e the care they need closer to home.” The Caring Health Center main facility is located at 1049 Main Street, Springfield an 18 million dollar renovation project with the dedication of the Richard E. Neal Complex planned... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    15. Garvey Communication Associates and Mary Fallon gets Google Partner designation

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      Garvey Communication Associates and Mary Fallon gets Google Partner designation ... Desk The Republican on August 11, 2014 at 10:57 AM, updated August 11, 2014 at 11:11 AM View/Post Comments SPRINGFIELD - Google has awarded Garvey Communication Associates Inc. with a Google Partner designation, a uni... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    16. Friendly's enters into marketing relationship with New England Patriots

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      Friendly's enters into marketing relationship with New England Patriots ...iots home games, passes to pre-game tailgate parties and pre-game field visits with Pat Patriot. Founded in Springfield in 1935 by brothers Curtis and S. Prestley Blake, Friendly's has system-wide sales of over $... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

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