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Marijuana Measure Brings Far More Questions than Answers

Seeing Through the Smoke On Nov. 8, voters said ‘yes’ to Question 4, the so-called Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Initiative. But that’s all they said ‘yes’ to. What happens now, concerning […]

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Features

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2016 Giving Guide

2016 Regional Philanthropic Opportunities Go HERE for the flipbook >>  

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Mayor Luke Bronin and Jamie Bratt

Hartford Focuses on Bringing Life to Downtown

Community Spotlight   Jamie Bratt says that when many people think of Hartford, they envision the city as it was decades ago; a bustling metropolis where a lot of people […]

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Special Features

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At the Gaudreau Group, Women Have Thrived in Non-traditional Roles

The Producers The Gaudreau Group in Wilbraham is like most other insurance and financial service agencies in terms of the products and services it offers to clients. It is different, […]

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O’Reilly, Talbot & Okun Associates Finds Cost Efficient Environmental Solutions

Beneath the Surface The firm known colloquially as OTO has been involved in most of the major building projects that have taken place across the region in the past few […]

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Shareholders Jeffrey Meehan, left, and Barry Ryan

Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy Thrives in a Shifting Law Landscape

Courting Change When four respected attorneys came together 49 years ago to form Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy, they had solid ideas about where they would focus their practice. But […]

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Programs, Events By Inspired Marketing Live Up to that Name

Tapping Potential That famous quote from Oprah Winfrey — “Follow Your Passion: It is What Will Lead to Your Purpose” — is emblazoned in oversized letters on a wall in […]

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John S. Gannon

Penalty Increases, Electronic Reporting and Much, Much More

OSHA’s Big Year By John Gannon, Esq. and Susan Fentin, Esq. Over the past several months, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a number of regulatory […]

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Isenberg Continues Its Drive Toward Becoming a National Brand

Amassing ‘Reputational Capital’ When Mark Fuller became a candidate for dean of the Isenberg School of Business at UMass Amherst, he saw an institution that was, by his estimation, “solid, […]

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Holiday Gifts to Please the Business Professional or Customer

Perfect Presents The holiday season will soon be upon us, and choosing a gift for a business professional or customer that will make their life easier or provide a bright […]

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TechSpring Succeeds in Connecting Technology with Healthcare

What’s the Big Idea?   When TechSpring opened two years ago in downtown Springfield, its leaders knew they were flying blind, at least at first. That’s how uncharted this territory […]

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Carol Leary

Bay Path and Its President Take a Lead Role in Homeland Security

Joining the Fight At first, Carol Leary thought the e-mail she received in September was spam, and was wondering why it didn’t go into that particular folder. It was from […]

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Those Certainly Apply When It Comes to Year-end Tax Planning

Dollars-and-sense Fundamentals By Kristina Drzal-Houghton, CPA MST Tax planning can be a guessing game, especially in a year when new leadership in Washington could make significant changes to the tax […]

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Smartphone Apps Help Users Manage, Improve Their Lives

Something for Everyone Smartphones rule the world — or, at least, their users’ lives — but they wouldn’t be of much use without apps. And those apps are legion, appealing […]

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Arlene Rodriguez

Federal Grant Will Help STCC Students Achieve STEM Degrees

Closing the Gap Arlene Rodriguez says people who apply for a grant of any type need to have a compelling story about why the money is important. The vice president […]

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Opinion

Getting to Real

Editorial Behold … the Power of Cranes. Maybe that should have been the title placed on the latest update on economic development initiatives throughout Springfield, hosted last week by the […]

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Kick Open the Door — then Go Forward

Opinion By Elizabeth Barajas-Román, Valerie Bassett, and Ann Bookman As directors of organizations working to elevate women’s civic leadership, we salute Sec. Hillary Rodham Clinton on the historic and courageous […]

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