Archive | May, 2006

Kathie Williams

Making Progress

Franklin County’s Manufacturing Scene Remains Healthy and Diverse Betsy Peck knows a little about heritage, running a business with her husband, Stephen, that has been in their family for 150 years. “Our original product was a wood hay rake,” said Betsy, CFO of Rugg Manufacturing in Greenfield. She noted with pride that Rugg still makes […]

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Cynthia Moulton St. George

Insurance Agency Owner, Alpaca Breeder Is part of the Region’s Fabric Cindy Moulton St. George has always loved handling claims. “That’s the most personal aspect of the insurance business,” she told BusinessWest. “It’s when they have a claim that people come to fully understand why they’re paying premiums — to protect their assets; it’s very […]

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Higher Education Must Remain ‘Affordable’ Community colleges across the country promise access to higher education at an affordable price. These two-year institutions are low in cost and high in value. They are academically supportive, offer flexible class schedules, and respond quickly to the needs of the surrounding community and its employers. However, the first part […]

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Belchertown Project Captures the Imagination

We’ll admit, we had doubts — many of them. A resort spa? In Belchertown? At the old state school site? The concept sounded intriguing, but also somewhat far-fetched, given the geography — Belchertown isn’t easy to get to from anywhere — and also the town’s struggles to find a workable game plan for the school […]

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