Archive | March, 2011

Peter Straley President and CEO of Health New England

Profiles in Business

He’s Leaving the Nation’s Poor Health in His Wake Peter Straley was talking about the Connecticut River — specifically, a winding stretch in Northampton — and how almost no one knows that it’s an ideal spot for waterskiing. Or didn’t know. “Maybe I should keep quiet about this,” he said with a laugh, adding that […]

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Manager William Blanchard; and Director of Business Development Carl Frattini

Energy Fields

WMECO Projects Shine Light on Solar Powerai??i??s Potential On the heels of its first large solar-power installation in Pittsfield, built on land once owned by GE, Western Mass. Electric Co. is ready to build an even-larger facility on the site of a capped landfill on Cottage Street in Springfield. The projects are breaking new ground […]

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Bringing It All Back Home

Bringing It All Back Home

Landscape Architects Say More People Are Investing in Their Yards It’s a concept that gained traction almost a decade ago, in the wake of 9/11: the ‘staycation,’ the desire of homeowners to cut down on travel and instead invest in their homes. Well, area landscape architects are hearing that word again, but for different reasons, […]

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Jason Garand

Clinical Condition

Health Care Construction Poses Unique Challenges Hospitals and other medical facilities have long been a key driver in the region’s construction industry; even during the past few years of recession, such projects kept many firms busy. But not every contractor can tackle a job in a clinical setting, say builders with experience in the field. […]

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