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Paradise City Festival Has Become a Regional Success Story

Art of the Deal By Kathleen Mellen It’s tough to make a living as an artist, and no one knows that better than Linda and Geoffrey Post, who made a […]

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Features

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Institute for Applied Life Sciences Connects UMass with High-tech Industry

A New Experiment Peter Reinhart, director of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences at UMass Amherst, said there’s a tendency in academia to think of private industry as the enemy. […]

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Town Officials Say Wilbraham Is Open for Business

Community Spotlight By Kathleen Mellen Ask Wilbraham Selectman Bob Russell what his town’s main business is, and he’ll tell you: quality of life. The town of nearly 15,000, located about […]

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Special Features

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Paradise City Festival Has Become a Regional Success Story

Art of the Deal By Kathleen Mellen It’s tough to make a living as an artist, and no one knows that better than Linda and Geoffrey Post, who made a […]

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MGM Ushers In a New Era at the MassMutual Center

Meeting Expectations On July 1, MGM Springfield took over exclusive venue management at the MassMutual Center, thus beginning an intriguing new chapter in the history of a facility that was […]

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Mill 1 at Open Square Blends History with Modern Look and Feel

Echoes from the Past It’s called ‘industrial modern.’ That’s the phrase attached to a genre of interior design, one that takes cues from old factories and industrial spaces — or […]

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Eric Gouvin

WNEU School of Law Adjusts to an Altered Landscape

Courting Change Enrollment was already declining at law schools nationwide when the Great Recession hit, drying up the legal job market and driving the applicant count even lower. That forced […]

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Filling the Big E’s Concert Bill Is Equal Parts Art, Science, and Hustle

Strike Up the Bands   John Juliano has been booking entertainment at the Big E for almost 30 years, but his first job for the fair was a little less […]

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Marylou Fabbo

There’s No Better Time Than Now to Audit Your I-9s

Foreign Affairs By Marylou Fabbo, Esq. Although a new version of the Form I-9 became mandatory only earlier this year, on July 17, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services […]

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Opioid Crisis Expected to Get Worse Before It Gets Any Better

Problematic Projections Even with media and government now intently aware of the opioid crisis, a recent report still projects that 500,000 people may die from these drugs over the next […]

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Ruth Willemain

Harmony House Is an Exceptional Woman’s Dream Come True

A Home for the Dying Finds Life Almost since the day she retired from teaching, Ruth Willemain has been providing hospice care as a volunteer. And almost from the day […]

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College Leaders Say It’s More About Student Success Than Keeping Up with the Joneses

The ‘Arms Race’ When people hear the phrase ‘arms race in higher education’ — and they’re hearing it a lot these days — what usually comes to mind are dining […]

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Connecticut River Conservancy Keeps Watershed Efforts Flowing

Keeping Current When the Connecticut River Watershed Council was formed in 1952, its leaders brought attention to the river’s obvious problems, most notably the raw sewage floating in it. Sixty-five […]

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The Bing Arts Center Raises Its Profile — and Needed Funds

The Show Must Go On Folks who grew up in Springfield’s Forest Park area or near the X commercial district have fond memories of attending movies at the Bing Theater […]

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New Strategies Are Being Applied to Age-old Efforts to Align Teeth

Some Straight Answers By Kathleen Mellen Dental care has come a long way in the past few decades, with high-tech equipment, less noticeable materials, and less intrusive procedures the order […]

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Opinion

Helping an Asset Reach Its Full Potential

Editorial In the dozen or so years it has been open, the MassMutual Center has a been a solid asset in Springfield — a great addition to the skyline and […]

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Seeking Help for Hoarding Disorder

Opinion By Lee Shuer Recently, a mother and daughter were killed in a house fire in Westfield. News reports pointed to a lack of functioning smoke detectors in the home […]

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