Archive | February, 2006

Setting The Stage

Ten years ago, the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School was still very much a dream for its founders. But now, its student body, as well as its reputation for excellence and creativity, is growing. The school, in a new home in South Hadley, is embarking on a capital campaign designed to make the […]

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A Careful Strategy Is Needed for Memorial II

There is considerable excitement in Springfield about the industrial park planned for an 86-acre parcel next to Smith & Wesson — and with good reason. It has been quite some time since a large tract of land was primed for development in the City of Homes, and there are great expectations about job creation, tax […]

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Political journalist Howard Fineman addresses the overflow crowd in attendance for Outlook 2006, the Affiliated Chambers’ annual start-of-the-year lunch staged Feb. 10 at Chez Josef. In addition to Finemans’ humorous and insightful keynote, attendees heard outlook addresses from Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey and Northampton Mayor Mary Claire Higgins. After 5The Affiliated Chambers of Commerce staged […]

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Ready to Launch

Pedro Caceres says today’s businesses are — or should be — in a constant state of transformation. “There is no time to rest,” said Caceres, vice president of Operations for East Longmeadow-based Hasbro Games. “That’s because the competition doesn’t just come from the company across town, but from companies around the world.” This state of […]

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