Archive | March, 2007


Make an Investment in Human Capital “An investment in knowledge,” Benjamin Franklin said, “pays the best interest.”  In preschool classrooms across the region, our future workforce is in training. Every day, thousands of children enrolled in quality education and care programs are developing the skills and tools they will need in order to succeed in […]

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Don’t Let the Pendulum Swing Back Too Far

Take in a public hearing on tax-rate classification in any local city with a split rate, and you will likely hear some long-time resident rise out of his or her chair and say, “raise the taxes for businesses … they can afford it.” Or something to that effect. This is an attitude that also seems […]

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Dialed In Listeners pledged a record-breaking $200,500 during the sixth annual WMAS Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon last month, surpassing last year’s total of $192,000. The money will support Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield. Event sponsors Health New England and Patriot Home Improvement matched $15,000 and $13,000 in donations, respectively. Other sponsors included Teddy Bear Pools […]

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Cyd Melcher

The Incredible Shrinking Planet

World Affairs Council Brings Global Issues to Light with a Local Focus Following 9/11, World Affairs Council Administrator Cyd Melcher said she was struck by how many people knew very little about the world, and how various parts of it perceive the United States. “So many people were saying, ‘why do they hate us?’” she […]

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