Author Archive | Amy Castor

MicroTek’s innovative employment model came first, its product second.

Making Connections

Wire and Harness Maker MicroTek Has Found a Niche in the Nonprofit Industry MicroTek CEO Anne Paradis is holding up a plywood board. It’s got markings on it every few inches and simple diagrams that show one where to tie and cut wires and add connectors. The straightforward visual system makes it easy for almost […]

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STCC’s second photovoltaic installation will be one of the largest in the state.

Shedding Some (Sun) Light on the Problem

STCC Expands Its Solar-power Capacity with a Second Photovoltaic Installation Springfield Technical Community College’s Building 20 is one of the largest and busiest on campus. It houses 14 health programs that run day and night, as well as the bookstore. There is a steady stream of traffic in and out of the building, even in […]

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Gov. Deval Patrick

Money Talks

Gov. Patrick’s Keynote Address Will Focus on the State’s Budget Challenges Organizers of the annual Market Trade Show are always looking for a special drawing card to bring attention — and crowds — to the spring event. This year, they’ve found an ace in the presence of Gov. Deval Patrick. He is scheduled to be […]

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Steve McCafferty

Providing Life Lessons

Springfield’s Children’s Study Home Has Long Been a Safe Haven He’s the most disruptive kid in class, the worst the school has ever seen. He comes from a broken family and has gotten passed from one foster home to another. Almost every person and agency thus far has thrown up their hands at him. But […]

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