Archive | December, 2008

OPINION

A Head-on Approach to Green-based Prosperity As our nation struggles with the global economic crisis, President-elect Obama and Congress must find the right measures to stimulate the economy today and invest wisely to create sustained prosperity. Obama recognizes an extraordinary opportunity exists to restart the economy and combat the threat of global warming by launching […]

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A Time of Challenge and Opportunity

A few months ago, a contributing columnist to BusinessWest suggested retiring the phrase ‘hunkering down.’ He said that, overall, the term doesn’t really mean anything anymore (if it ever did), but that if there is a connotation, it is generally a sense of ducking and dodging. Webster’s Collegiate states only that ‘hunker’ means to squat […]

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Acts of Kindness Major Thomas Perks of the Salvation Army of Springfield helps kick off the 24th annual Hasbro Children’s Giving Tree program at the Eastfield Mall. Members of the East Longmeadow High School chorale group are in the background. Through the program, which ran through Dec. 12, Hasbro partners with the Salvation Army, the […]

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Your Child’s Education

Navigating and Advocating for Families with Special-needs Children It is difficult enough for parents and family to ensure their child is receiving an appropriate education in today’s education model without the added difficulty of navigating the often-barely chartered waters of special education. Parents of ‘mainstream’ children must advocate and stay involved in the day-to-day schooling […]

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