Archive | January, 2007

Career Development

Kathleen Anderson is a fourth-generation Holyoker. And she’s proud of that heritage. “My great-grandparents came here from Ireland,” said Anderson, who has headed the city’s Office of Planning and Development since last summer. “When I looked up their history, I found they received the 55th marriage license ever written in the city. “I think a […]

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OPINION

A State of Fiscal Confusion Governor Romney claimed Mass-achusetts is headed for a billion-dollar surplus and can afford a tax cut without sacrificing services, then made emergency spending cuts because the state is contending with an unbalanced budget. Governor Patrick restored Romney’s spending cuts, then warned that the state is facing a billion-dollar deficit in […]

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The Micro-wave of the Future Microtest of Agawam has enhanced its analytical lab services with the installation of a new, advanced technology, MicroSeq® Microbial Identification System. The MicroSeq is a state-of-the-art DNA sequence-based system that enables Microtest technicians to more quickly and accurately identify bacteria isolates that are not viable or easily identified. Using the […]

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Casinos May be Worth the Gamble

The juxtaposition of the comments wasn’t the best. Gov. Deval Patrick was addressing the Mass. Municipal Assoc. and discussing the state’s fiscal health and ways to improve it, when he offered that he would keep an open mind on legalized slot machines and casinos, and that they may eventually help the state keep its budget […]

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