Archive | May, 2012

Fitting Fair Well

Fitting Fair Well

Wayne McCary Exits the Big E Stage with Plenty of Memories Wayne McCary was asked to speculate on how many visits he might make to the Big E this fall. He offered a slight chuckle and then a wide grin that spoke volumes. “I really don’t know, but I’m sure I’ll get there — I’ll […]

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Dave Fontaine

State of Flux

Public-sector Construction Shows Signs of Life When Hurricane Irene washed out miles of the Mohawk Trail last August, plenty of Franklin and Berkshire County residents were suddenly forced to find alternate routes to work and other destinations — often at great inconvenience. “We’re not really a rapid-transit society, although we like to believe we are. […]

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Marriott Courtyard that will anchor Chicopee Crossing

Another Piece of the Puzzle

Chicopee Crossing Will Complement Booming Growth on Route 33 At the front of a large, open plot of land on Memorial Drive in Chicopee, just south of Mass Pike exit 5, is a lone Chipotle Mexican Grill — and nothing else. But judging by the volume of cars pulling in each day, Frank Colaccino has […]

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Janet Warren, left, and Suzanne Beck

Getting Down to Business

Northampton Chamber Marks Century of Progress In seven years, the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce will mark its centennial, and Suzanne Beck says many parallels exist between those earliest days and what the organization does today. Beck, the chamber’s long-time president, told BusinessWest recently that the early GNCC set goals for civic responsibility in addition […]

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