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Springfield Awarded $526,813 for Sewer-improvement Project

May 19th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — State Treasurer Deb Goldberg, chair of the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust, announced more than $6.7 million in loan-principal forgiveness for 13 communities statewide, including Springfield. The principal-forgiveness funds,...

Finding a Unicorn

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May 19th, 2015
VVM Accelerator Participants Continue the Quest for Traction Jessica Lauren with some of her Olive Natural Beauty products. Traction. Webster has many definitions for that noun, including ‘the adhesive friction of a body on the surface on...

Holding the Line

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May 19th, 2015
Natural-gas Issues Could Hinder Economic Development Kenn Delude says businesses looking to locate in Western Mass. could be scared off by limited access to natural gas. Rick Sullivan acknowledged the obvious: No one likes paying more for heating...

Wealth of Knowledge

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May 19th, 2015
Banks, Schools, Colleges Team Up to Boost Financial Literacy Roosevelt Charles says financial-literacy programs at STCC help level the playing field for students in need. Janet Warren has seen the statistics, and met many of the people behind...

Story Angles

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May 19th, 2015
Dietz & Co. Marks a Milestone with Some Imaginative Initiatives Dietz & Co. Architects owner Kerry Dietz in the lobby at the UMass Center at Springfield, which the firm designed. Kerry Dietz says talk about what to do for the 30th...

Role Player

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May 19th, 2015
BFMC’s Bradley Embraces a Demanding New Challenge Steve Bradley says it’s his goal to place Baystate Franklin Medical Center in the top 10% of community hospitals nationwide. Steve Bradley’s commute to what might still be...

Community Spotlight: Great Barrington

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May 19th, 2015
Great Barrington Gets Creative for Its Own ‘Big Dig’ Christopher Rembold and Jennifer Tabakin say construction hasn’t halted plans to transform the former historic Searles High School into a hotel and conference center. Main...

Look to the Future

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May 19th, 2015
Springfield College Enhances Its Image with New Logo, Branding Springfield College’s basic role hasn’t changed since the institution was established in 1885. “Our mission has always been to educate young people in mind, body, and...

Being Entrepreneurial

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May 19th, 2015
Katie Stebbins Brings Unique Perspective to State Leadership Position Katie Stebbins says she brings the perspective of an entrepreneur to her state leadership position. When Katie Stebbins talks with those involved in efforts across the state to...

Designs of the Times

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May 19th, 2015
HAI Architecture Expands Well Beyond Healthcare Niche Rick Katsanos and Don Hafner have parlayed strong relationships with regional institutions and municipalities into a diverse roster of projects. When Rick Katsanos and Don Hafner met as...

Saving Face

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May 19th, 2015
Injectable Cosmetic Drugs Can Help Turn Back the Clock In many cases, Dr. Helen Perakis says, people can feel the sting of the injections, but the pain is not much worse than plucking one’s eyebrows. Many people would like to change the way...

Healing Centers

May 19th, 2015
A chart of the region’s acute-care hospitals Click HERE to download the PDF...

I-91 Viaduct Construction Project Issues Detour Alert

May 15th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Due to the I-91 viaduct project in Springfield, the eastbound lane on Union Street between East Columbus Avenue and Main Street will be closed on May 15, 18, and 19. All eastbound traffic will be detoured to take East Columbus...

Watershed Council Plants Trees to Restore Chickley River

May 15th, 2015
HAWLEY — Approximately 400 native trees and shrubs are currently being planted along the Chickley River in Hawley, the final phase of restoration work to repair flood damage from Hurricane Irene in 2011. The Connecticut River Watershed...

Shriners, Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting Co-sponsor Sportsman 100

May 15th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — The Melha Shriners announced that the Shriners’ Sportsman Club and Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting (PVIK) will co-sponsor the Sportsman 100 race on Sunday, May 17, at PVIK’s facility, 10 West St., West Hatfield....