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    A Matter of Perspective

    UMass Grad Marty Meehan Now Leads the System Marty Meehan acknowledged that, when someone decides ...

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A Matter of Perspective

UMass Grad Marty Meehan Now Leads the System Marty Meehan acknowledged that, when someone decides to run for Congress, and then succeeds in that mission, they’ve done more than win […]

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Features

Leslie Harris says Dakin strives to rehome animals

No Place Like Home

Dakin Humane Society Strives to Save, Improve Animals’ Lives If a typical cage is like a small hotel room for cats, Biscuit lives in a suite. That’s not to say […]

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Daniel Knapik, pictured with Kate Phelon

Community Spotlight: Westfield

In Westfield, Redevelopment Plan Becoming Reality Mayor Daniel Knapik says Westfield is rife with activity that is leading to dramatic changes in the landscape, as projects that were years in […]

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Special Features

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Ground Floor

Carpet-cleaning Venture Advances HRU’s Mission When Human Resources Unlimited (HRU) decided that its core mission — training and placing people with disabilities in meaningful jobs — would benefit from partnering […]

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Transcending Fear

Wilderness Experiences Unlimited Is in the Confidence Business Imagine your child donning a full-body harness and helmet, climbing to the top of a 35-foot wall and rappelling down it; trekking […]

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Peter Vickery

Collective Thoughts

Supreme Court to Weigh Claims of ‘Class-action Abuse’ By PETER VICKERY The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take a case concerning the scope of two kinds of mass employee […]

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Kimberly Klimczuk, ESQ.

Lessons from the Abercrombie & Fitch Case

Failure to Hire Muslim Woman Was Religious Discrimination By KIMBERLY KLIMCZUK It is well-settled that employers may not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of religion. On June […]

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Hire Calling

A chart of area employment agencies Click HERE to download the PDF chart

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Chris Shaw

A New Ballgame

Sonny’s Place Sets Standard for Family Entertainment Centers Chris Shaw says the phrase ‘family entertainment center’ has been around for decades and is certainly not a new business concept. But […]

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For Sale, for Lease

A listing of available commercial properties Click HERE to download the PDF chart

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2015 Mid-year Tax Planning

Stay on the Right Side of the IRS and Minimize Your Tax Liability By JAMES BARRETT Tax planning for 2015 is a venture in uncertainty. Last December, Congress passed legislation […]

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Jo-Ann Davis

Making Her Case

Jo-Ann Davis Becomes First General Counsel for Baystate System When Baystate Health administrators decided last fall to move ahead with plans to hire the system’s first chief general legal counsel, […]

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Gaining Ground

Truck Sales Accelerate Due to Several Driving Forces Jeff Sarat predicts Sarat Ford Lincoln in Agawam will sell more trucks in 2015 than in any year since it opened in […]

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Good Times Close to Home

A chart of the region’s tourist attractions Click HERE to download the PDF chart

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Katrina Olsen

Bottom-line Adjustments

FASB Proposes Major Accounting Changes for Nonprofits By KATRINA OLSON The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) announced in April several proposed changes to reporting for nonprofit organizations nationwide that will […]

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Opinion

Editorial

Washington Betrays Americans — Again Much is being said and written in the wake of the recent Senate vote to extend to President Obama complete authority to negotiate trade agreements […]

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Opinion

Don’t Underestimate Driving Spirit By JERRY CIANCIOLO You may have heard that Millennials aren’t starting businesses at the rate of previous generations. According to the Kauffman Foundation, a nonprofit devoted […]

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