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Archive for January, 2010

A tax tip from IRS.gov The Internal Revenue Service has free tax forms and publications on a wide variety of topics. If you need IRS forms, here are five easy methods for getting the information you need. 1) On the Internet You can access forms and… Read more

By Lisa Spodak ResultsNotTypical@worldnow.comProvided by WorldNow Starting weight: 209Last week:  206.5 Week 7 Weigh In:  212.5Change:  +6 Week 8 Weigh In:  210.5Change:  -2 Week 9 Weight In:  209.5Change:  -1 Overall change:  +.5 So, I’m… Read more

By: Faye Hoffman CHICOPEE, Mass. (abc40) — Sometimes the best learning is done outside of the classroom, no matter what level of education.  That’s why Amherst College offered a public policy course over winter break, that took students around… Read more

By Ray Hershel MALDEN, Mass. (WGGB)– The days of a controversial Springfield charter school may be numbered. On Tuesday, the State Board of Education, meeting in Malden, voted to revoke the charter of the Robert Hughes Academy. The school was… Read more

By     One of the keys to effective cash flow management is keeping a close eye on your purchasing patterns. While many businesses focus their cash flow strategies on ways to boost receivables, supplier-related payables need to be watched just… Read more

A tax tip from IRS.gov Tax information can be tough to understand in any language, but it can be even more difficult if it is not in your first language. To assist Spanish speaking taxpayers, the IRS provides a wide range of free products and… Read more

By Nate Walsh SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Springfield College is looking into allowing its police force to carry firearms as the school looks to strengthen public safety on its campus. The college, which will celebrate its 125th anniversary this… Read more

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CAUGHT! Suspect was arrested Feb. 17 in West Springfield as a result of tips given to police from people who saw her on Crime Files with Kathy Reynolds. According to police, Deane had been trying to dye her hair red to hide her… Read more

By: Elizabeth Corridan HADLEY, Mass (WGGB) — Starting in February, 25 area elementary-aged children will take part in a new learning experience.  The Children’s Learning Cooperative of the Pioneer Valley in Hadley offers homeschooled children and… Read more

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By Michelle Hainer It all started when Susan Wilson Solovic, the CEO of a news web site with small business content, wanted a way to connect with her younger employees. “Most of them were interested in MySpace and I wanted to learn more about… Read more

By: Eric Fisher HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) — Many vegetables are green, so why not use a “green” method to deliver them? That’s exactly what Michael Docter, of Wintermoon Farm, has in mind. “Our goal is to be carbon neutral by 2015 on this farm,” says… Read more

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By Levi Sumagaysay Wikis are more than just a gathering place to share facts and figures. They’ve become one of the coolest tools for staying connected — with all kinds of people. Here’s how. 1. Connect with family far away Since it is basically… Read more

By Lisa Spodak ResultsNotTypical@worldnow.comProvided by WorldNow Week 6 Weigh In:  Starting weight: 209Last week:  206.5This week:  206.5 Change:  -0Overall change:  -2.5 I decided not to make diet and fitness related New Year’s resolutions… Read more

By By Kathy Peck By Kathy Peck Q: I use my MP3 player so often that I’m surprised the earbuds haven’t become permanently attached to my ears. Should I worry about hearing loss? How much music can you listen to before you start going deaf? A: Yes,… Read more

By Credit-reporting agencies track the creditworthiness of businesses like yours to help suppliers and lenders make decisions about which companies to do business with. These agencies collect data for reports from banks, retailers, government… Read more