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Firefighters Battle Massive Barn Fire in Chicopee

April 24th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) --Flames shot from all directions from the 230 plus year old barn on Montgomery Street in Chicopee. The fire broke out around 3PM and was called in by a witness. "Sitting down in that chair here and we heard a loud loud...

Case Study

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February 11th, 2014
Clerk of Courts Laura Gentile Has a Lot on Her Docket Clerk of Courts Laura Gentile For almost two decades, Laura Gentile has been exposed to plenty of things she’d rather not think about — violent crimes, sex offenders, families torn...

Case Study

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February 11th, 2014
Clerk of Courts Laura Gentile Has a Lot on Her Docket Clerk of Courts Laura Gentile For almost two decades, Laura Gentile has been exposed to plenty of things she’d rather not think about — violent crimes, sex offenders, families torn...

Picking Up Speed

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February 11th, 2014
Auto Dealers Expect Sales to Accelerate in 2014 By MICHAEL REARDONWith the recession in the rear-view mirror, the automobile industry is poised for another successful year fueled by a stronger economy and high demand. While sales and leasing were...

Picking Up Speed

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February 11th, 2014
Auto Dealers Expect Sales to Accelerate in 2014 By MICHAEL REARDONWith the recession in the rear-view mirror, the automobile industry is poised for another successful year fueled by a stronger economy and high demand. While sales and leasing were...

Two New Breweries Set to Open in Easthampton

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January 29th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Two new breweries are ready to get hoppin' on their first batches this year. The kicker is that they are less than two miles apart. Matt Tarlecki is opening up Abandoned Building Brewery off of Pleasant Street...

New Business Opens in West Springfield

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January 28th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A new business opened it's doors in West Springfield Tuesday. Aimed at bringing excitement to the town, and highlighting diverse activities, it's a community-based organization located in the central business...

Study in Diversity

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January 28th, 2014
Amherst’s ‘Biddy’ Martin Puts the Focus on Inclusion It’s called the ‘Committee of Six.’ That’s the name attached to an elected — and quite powerful — group of professors at Amherst College, who...

In the Same Boat Together

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January 28th, 2014
Riverfront Club’s Mission Blends Fitness, Teamwork, Access to a ‘Jewel’ Jonathon Moss (left) and Jim Sotiropoulos, founder and director, respectively, of the Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club. Jonathon Moss says he found the item...

Generating Interest

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January 28th, 2014
Planned United, Rockville Merger Has the Industry’s Attention Jeff Sullivan, left, and William Crawford will be the president and CEO, respectively, of the ‘new United Bank.’ They’re called MOEs, or mergers of equals. And...

Raising the Barr

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January 28th, 2014
Integrity and Accountability Are Central to Barr & Barr’s Business Philosophy While the volume of work is not up to pre-recession levels, Stephen Killiam says, state-agency work and private work are starting to come back. Stephen...

Community Spotlight: Holyoke

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January 28th, 2014
Holyoke’s Leaders Take a Broad View of Economic Growth The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center is not an end in itself, but hopefully a catalyst for the entire Innovation District. Alex Morse has a message for...

Opening Doors

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January 28th, 2014
University Without Walls Offers Alternative Options for Adult Students Single father Orlando Ramos has been able to fit his degree work around his full-time job and his new role as a Springfield city councilor. When Orlando Ramos of Springfield...

Learning Curve

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January 28th, 2014
HCS Head Start Strives to Get Preschoolers on the Right Track Nicole Blais says HCS Head Start has evolved over the years to reflect the current emphasis on preschool academic readiness. Fifty years is a long time in any field. Soit’s no...

Class Acts

January 28th, 2014
A chart of colleges and universities in the region Click here to download the...

Greener Than Ever

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January 28th, 2014
Expert in Eco-friendly Construction Offers 10 Trends to Watch in 2014 What are the major trends likely to affect the green-building industry and markets in the U.S. in 2014? Jerry Yudelson thinks he knows the answers. Yudelson, a LEED fellow, is...