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The Importance of Summer Jobs

Editorial Winter hung in for so long, we thought spring might never arrive. But it has. Indeed, the first of the college commencements were last weekend (it wasn’t so long ago that students didn’t gown up until after or just before Memorial Day, but that’s another story), and there are several more this weekend. Meanwhile, […]

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Natural-gas Curbs Hurt Environment

Opinion By Bob Rio A shortage of natural-gas capacity during the December-January cold snap added $1.7 billion to the electric bills of business and residential customers in New England while erasing all the environmental benefits from solar energy in Massachusetts during 2017. Now you know why Massachusetts employers support the idea of expanding natural-gas infrastructure […]

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Doubling Down on Intrigue

Editorial And then … things got even more interesting. And that’s saying something. There was already considerable anticipation, speculation, curiosity, and intrigue involving the $950 million casino taking shape in Springfield’s South End, but in recent days, it seems everyone simply doubled down on all of the above. For starters, MGM Resorts International announced that […]

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Rising Stars Have Their Priorities in Place

Editorial If you haven’t noticed yet (and you probably have, because that special section is where everyone turns first), BusinessWest has changed up the format when it comes to presenting its 40 Under Forty honorees. In years past, there were short profiles written by staff members, who, by the way, considered that assignment among the […]

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