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Kacey Bellamy Spreads a Message on Never Letting Go of Dreams

Sharing the Gold Kacey Bellamy’s pursuit of a gold medal took her and her teammates to Vancouver, Sochi, and finally PyeongChang, where the team triumphed over Canada, the country that […]

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Features

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Social Psychologist, Author Says Social Media Brings Out Bullying in People

Addressing a ‘New Norm’ “We’re starting to see civility as a luxury.” That was how social psychologist, author, and educator Amy Cuddy described a changed landscape that has perpetuated a […]

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Deerfield boasts drawing cards like Mount Sugarloaf

Deerfield Strives to Be More Than a Tourist Town

Community Spotlight Wendy Foxmyn acknowleged that, when pressed to describe Deerfield with a word or two, most responders would say ‘tourist town,’ or something to that effect. And, sounding somewhat […]

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Special Features

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Kacey Bellamy Spreads a Message on Never Letting Go of Dreams

Sharing the Gold Kacey Bellamy’s pursuit of a gold medal took her and her teammates to Vancouver, Sochi, and finally PyeongChang, where the team triumphed over Canada, the country that […]

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FloDesign Sonics Aims to Bring Cell Therapy to the Masses

Making Waves The “filterless filter company,” as FloDesign Sonics dubs itself, was launched in 2010 in an effort to separate contaminants — particularly anthrax — from the water supply. There’s […]

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Summer Program Offers Teenagers a Paycheck — and Much More

Leg Up on Life It’s hardly news that far fewer teenagers work during the summer than they did decades ago, for many reasons. Those who do want to work are […]

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Susan Bankoski Chunyk

Hampden Hearing Principal Provides Poignant Listening Points

Sound Reasoning Susan Bankoski Chunyk has been quoting the same statistic for years now — because the numbers, to her consistent dismay, haven’t changed appreciably. The average delay from when […]

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Nicole Griffin

Finding People Jobs Is Only Part of Nicole Griffin’s Calling

Teachable Moments A job seeker came to see Nicole Griffin recently after making a careless mistake — one he didn’t even recognize at the time. The mistake was leaving a […]

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Dr. Steven Squillace has long been concerned about the effects of close viewing and ‘blue light’ from electronic devices.

Myopia Is on the Rise, and Screens May Be to Blame

Seeing the Light Dr. David Momnie was on a plane recently, sitting near a woman who dialed up a movie on her phone and stared at the screen for two […]

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Jim Cayon

Environmental Engines Wants Consumers, Businesses to Make Clean Break

Fueling Interest Jim Cayon says he’s looking for an opportunity. A chance. A break. An open door. He probably used all those words and phrases as he talked with BusinessWest […]

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Bruce Coombs’ office is filled with conversation pieces from the past.

Bruce Coombs Surveys an Eclectic Blend of Businesses

Turning the Page The word ‘ephemeral’ means lasting for a short time, which is odd, considering one definition of ‘ephemera’ — and how long some of it has been kicking […]

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How to Effectively Hire Top Candidates with Storytelling

Character-building Exercises By Henry DeVries A tough challenge for many executives is convincing top talent to join their company. A second challenge is training newcomers to understand the company’s core […]

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John Garvey

Building a Brand, Managing Threats Call for a New Leadership Style

The CEO and Reputation By John Garvey “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” […]

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The Golf Business Faces Some Formidable Hazards

Grinding It Out Two decades ago, people were clamoring to get into the golf business. It was seen as an almost can’t-miss proposition, and individuals and municipalities alike were looking […]

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Why Is Online Learning Seeing a Surge in Popularity?

Screen Test This year marks the 15th consecutive year of growth in what’s known as online, or distance, learning at U.S. colleges and universities. But a newer trend is seeing […]

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Opinion

Developments Worth Watching

Editorial There’s a new pastime in the City of Homes these days — watching the South End of the city become transformed before our eyes as the $950 million MGM […]

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Tightening Access to Criminal Records

Opinion By Brad McDougall The Massachusetts Legislature recently passed a criminal-justice reform bill that narrows the ability of employers to research the criminal records of job applicants, but also provides […]

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