Archive | August, 2013

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Grape Expectations

Area Vintners Are Seeing the Fruits of Their Labor Larry Godard acknowledged that he considers them somewhat backhanded compliments. But he loves hearing them anyway. “They’ll taste one and look at me and pause and say, ‘this is really good,’ and they emphasize the ‘really good’ part as if they are surprised at the high quality,” […]

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Second and Long

Despite Rough Start in Division I, Optimism Abounds for UMass Football One win, 11 losses. That’s not a record many football teams would celebrate, but the UMass Minutemen see the 2012 campaign differently: as a floor from which there’s nowhere to go but up. After all, this was a squad coming off a down year in […]

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Team of Rivals

Five Colleges Inc. Forges Partnerships Between Schools The knot of Hampshire County schools known as the Five Colleges — Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and UMass Amherst — boast tens of thousands of students who share much more than a region. They’re also able to attend courses on each other’s campuses, access free buses between […]

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Course of Action

Spiros Hatiras Set to Take the Reins at Holyoke Medical Center Spiros Hatiras likened it to being homesick. That’s how he chose to describe his mindset during what would become the latter stages of his tenure as chief executive officer of NIT Health in New York, a health-informatics company that specializes in the implementation of […]

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