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The Next Chapter

Rick Sullivan Settles into New Role as EDC President Having been a mayor, Richard Sullivan Jr. understands how city leaders think. But he wants them to broaden their horizons. “Cities […]

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Features

Town Manager Christopher Ketchen

Community Spotlight: Lenox

Lenox Aims to Become a Year-round Destination On March 5, Yankee magazine named Lenox the “prettiest winter village in New England.” The accolade was not only timely, but in perfect […]

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From left, Mayor Richard Kos, Carl Dietz, and Lee Pouliet

Community Spotlight: Chicopee

Chicopee Officials Take Balanced Path to Growth Mayor Richard Kos is taking a multi-pronged approach to economic development in Chicopee. Rather than focusing strictly on new initiatives, he and other […]

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Special Features

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Quantum Leap

MassMutual Partners with Smith, Mount Holyoke to Advance Data Science Gareth Ross says a pipeline of data scientists, or people who possess skills related to the emerging field, is critical […]

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Noble Pursuit

Community Hospital Explores Affiliation with Baystate Health Nine years ago, Baystate Health was in serious talks to bring Noble Hospital into its system, but the potential deal fell through late […]

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Planting Seeds

Grinspoon Foundation Inspires Students’ Entrepreneurial Dreams Five years ago, Bill Goldfarb was a college student with an interest in making beer. “I was going to Greenfield Community College, taking business […]

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The former Zanetti School on Howard Street

Groundbreaking Events

MGM Springfield Set to Begin Changing the Landscape Mike Mathis wasn’t offering much by way of details. MGM Springfield is slated to stage a groundbreaking on March 24 for its […]

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Cheryl Stanley, seen here with Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno

Reach to Teach

Springfield Takes a Bold Step to Bring Diversity to the Classroom Like most urban centers in this country, Springfield struggles to have its teaching force match — or even approach […]

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Life-changing Stories

Businesses Help Link to Libraries Carry Out Its Critical Mission When Susan Jaye-Kaplan and Janet Crimmins founded the Link to Libraries program in 2008, their mission was simple: to put […]

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Course of Action

A chart of the region’s colleges and universities Click HERE to download the PDF chart

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From left, Michael Feld, Dr. Neil Kudler, and Delcie Bean

Diagnosing the Problem

Healthcare, IT Experts Discuss How Their Worlds Are Colliding When the federal government gave physicians a deadline to implement electronic medical records (EMR) in their practices, they were met with […]

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Nancy Dell

Palate Paradigm

Government Likely to Reverse Recommendations About Cholesterol For more than 50 years, the federal government has warned people that eating foods high in cholesterol could raise their cholesterol levels and […]

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What’s Covered

A chart of health and dental plans serving Western Mass. Click HERE to download the PDF chart

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Getting Off the Ground

A chart of area resources for entrepreneurs Click HERE to download the PDF chart

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Attorney Gerald Berg

Trading Places

Shakeout from Casino Project Stabilizes Downtown Market Attorney Gerald Berg says the letter arrived in late January. It was from MGM Springfield, and it essentially informed him that he had […]

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Opinion

Editorial

Cutting Tourism Dollars Isn’t the Answer We understand that Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has a huge budget deficit to close — more than $750 million, by most estimates — and […]

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Opinion

State Gets Serious About Opiate Abuse By RICHARD PIETERS, M.D., BARBARA HERBERT, M.D., and DANIEL ALFORD, M.D. Prescription drug abuse is now one of the toughest problems communities face, and […]

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