Archive | March, 2013

Don Courtemanche

Changing Perceptions

BID Strives to Improve,Ai??Promote Downtown Attractions   By KATHLEEN MITCHELL   Don Courtemanche lives in downtown Springfield. He walks to work and takes advantage of the cultural events, eateries, and other offerings readily available to him in the area. ai???I think of downtown as a neighborhood. Itai??i??s a place where I want to live, stay, […]

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UMass Is Merely One Part of the Answer You don’t have to read between the lines to get the gist of the message that UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy left during a lengthy interview with BusinessWest (see story, page 6). What’s on those lines makes his sentiments clear enough. Indeed, when you slice through his […]

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Another Tax Hike Is the Wrong Course T here they go again, the hordes of tax-hike advocates, spreading out across the Commonwealth to urge support for Gov. Deval Patrick’s $1.9 billion tax package. I’ve met these kinds of advocates on the tax trail before, beginning in 1980 with their opposition to property tax limits in […]

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Andrew Fisk

Watershed Moments

Five Large-scale Hydropower Facilities Are Up for Relicensing For thousands of years, the Connecticut River has supported human communities throughout New England as a food source, transportation corridor, and, most recently, power provider. Today, electricity generated from hydropower facilities on the Connecticut River and its tributaries is a major part of the New England power […]

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