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Foreign Policy

Area Colleges Step Up Efforts to Recruit International Students Michelle Kowalsky’s business card declares that, among other things, she is the director of International Admissions at Western New England University. […]

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Features

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Fueling Speculation

Will Falling Gas Prices Be Good for Business? In 2008, as gas prices hit $4 per gallon, the blame game heated up as well, with Congress berating oil-company CEOs for […]

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Mayor Dan Bianchi

Community Spotlight: Pittsfield

Spirit of Innovation Is Taking Hold in Pittsfield The city of Pittsfield has a new project in the planning stages that Mayor Daniel Bianchi calls “amazing.” It is the Berkshire […]

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Special Features

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Declaration of Inspiration

Recreation of Monticello Was A Project for the Ages Bill Laplante remembers the phone call like it was yesterday. That’s because it seemingly came out of nowhere, and also because […]

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Dates with Destiny

Lanie Delphin Brings Couples Together with Mass Match Lanie Delphin met her husband, Bud, through a dating service 16 years ago. And that got her thinking about how lucky they […]

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Success Stories

Eastworks Sets the Standard for Repositioning of Old Mill Properties By KEVIN FLANDERS It never takes guests very long after passing through Eastworks’s front doors to realize the building hosts […]

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Going Up

A chart of the region’s general contractors Click HERE to download the PDF chart

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Chris Elliott

Tongues Untied

Cultures Connect with a Purpose at International Language Institute In 1984, Alexis Johnson was a language teacher without a job. But she didn’t lack for vision or passion. “Thirty years […]

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Class Acts

A chart of area colleges and universities Click HERE to download the PDF

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Dave Fontaine Jr.

A Changing Landscape

Outlook Improves for Commercial Builders, Despite Stiff Competition It’s only January, but Keiter Builders Inc. in Florence already has challenging projects on its roster for spring and summer. “We’re seeing […]

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For Sale, for Lease

A listing of available commercial properties Click HERE to download the PDF chart

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Top Entrepreneur 2014: Delcie Bean

Paragus Founder Reflects on Life in the Very Fast Lane You know you’re getting somewhere in life when your first name is all anyone really needs to make an identification. […]

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Under Attack

Companies Need to Stay Vigilant Against Hackers It turns out Target wasn’t the only … well, target. A year ago, Target announced that hackers had stolen personal information from some […]

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Stated Intentions

Farmington Bank Makes Its Move into Massachusetts John Patrick Jr. says Connecticut-based Farmington Bank’s foray into the Western Mass. market, starting with a commercial-lending office and two anticipated branches, wasn’t […]

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Matt Sosik

Subtraction by Addition

ESB’s Acquisition of Citizens National Will Create Needed Efficiencies “The status quo will eat you alive — if you allow it to.” That was the blunt, yet very effective, short […]

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Opinion

Editorial

Free Community College: A Worthy Concept President Obama proposed plans for providing a free community-college education for many students at his State of the Union address last week. The proposal, […]

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Opinion

Education Reform: More Work to Do By PAUL REVILLE When the education reform bill was enacted in the early 1990s, its main goal was to educate all students to high […]

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