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Economic Outlook 2018: Steady as She Goes

Experts Don’t Foresee Any Rocking of the Economic Boat More of the same. That’s what the experts are predicting for this region, and the country as a whole, when it […]

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Features

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Jim Ayres Directs the United Way Through a Time of Change, Challenge

Impact Hire Jim Ayres, who took the helm at the United Way of Pioneer Valley this past spring, arrived knowing he would be leading the organization through a time of […]

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Southwick Offers Winning Mix of Business, Fun

Community Spotlight Many communities, Doug Moglin notes, tout themselves as a great place to live, or an ideal spot to do business, or a haven for recreation. “But we have […]

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Special Features

economicoutlook2018feature

Economic Outlook 2018: Steady as She Goes

Experts Don’t Foresee Any Rocking of the Economic Boat More of the same. That’s what the experts are predicting for this region, and the country as a whole, when it […]

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2017 Giving Guide

Regional Philanthropic Opportunities 2017 Go HERE for the flipbook >>   Presented by:

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Ambitious Renovation Project Will Reshape the Basketball Hall of Fame

‘Time to Step Forward’ The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will soon commence work on an ambitious, $15 million renovation and expansion that will dramatically change the look and […]

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Bay Path’s RN to BSN Program Helps Nurses Overcome Barriers

Connecting to a Better Future It’s no secret that hospitals and other healthcare settings are pushing for nurses with higher education levels, but it can be difficult for a working […]

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Property Owners Should Take Steps to Minimize Seasonal Risks

Avoiding the Winter Blues Winter weather brings a host of insurance risks to homes and businesses, from ice dams wreaking havoc on a building’s interior to frozen and burst pipes […]

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Richard Sullivan

A Host of Factors Are Lifting the Region’s Economy Higher

On the Bright Side By Richard Sullivan The state of the region’s economy is strong, and the economic outlook is bright. That’s a simple statement, but let’s look at the […]

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Nancy Creed

Several Issues on the Horizon Could Derail Momentum, Growth

A Time to Stay on Track By Nancy Creed We might remember 2017 as the year of the much-anticipated reopening of Union Station as a dramatically renovated transportation hub. The […]

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With Purchase, Ski Butternut Hopes to Revive Blandford Ski Area

Happy Trails When operating in a competitive industry with far fewer customers than it boasted a few decades ago, expanding one’s operations carries some risk. But Ski Butternut believes the […]

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Springfield Project Offers a Window to Changing Role of Libraries

The Plot Thickens As she talked about libraries, and borrowed (that’s an industry term) from Mark Twain when she said their death was greatly exaggerated, Molly Fogarty used some words […]

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Steve Rosenkrantz Touts Franchise Ownership with the Entrepreneur’s Source

Planting Seeds Western Mass. has seen an impressive surge in entrepreneurship over the past decade, but when people think about the successes, they tend to call to mind startups and […]

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Should Young Teens Be Active in Social Media?

Screen Pass In a nation where the vast majority of adults have a social-media presence, it’s not surprising that kids are clamoring to get in on the fun. But for […]

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The O’Connell Companies Opens a New Headquarters in Holyoke

Building Collaboration The O’Connell Companies traces its history in Holyoke back to 1879, when Daniel O’Connell founded the construction company that eventually branched into property design, management, development, and much […]

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Opinion

2017: Another Year of Progress

Editorial Go back a year, and we were talking about 2017 as a year in which a considerable amount of hard work — and good fortune — were going to […]

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Making a Bad Situation Worse

Editorial There have been many types of fallout, if that’s even the right word, from the Harvey Weinstein saga and the wave of accusations against men in power (or formerly […]

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