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Focus on Manufacturing
State Sen. Eric Lesser (D-Longmeadow) recently hosted a visit to Western Mass. by the Commonwealth’s Joint Legislative Manufacturing Caucus, which Lesser co-chairs. The group toured Menck Windows in Chicopee, Excel Dryer in East Longmeadow, and Hasbro/Cartamundi in East Longmeadow. Pictured at Menck Windows are Lesser and company Chairman Bodo Liesenfeld (left and right), flanked by state Rep. Brian Ashe and state Sen. James Welch (far left and far right).
Designs on Reading
The West Springfield Public Library announced a $10,000 capital-campaign contribution from Caolo & Bieniek Associates, the lead architectural firm for the library’s renovation and expansion project. The firm’s donation will be permanently recognized in a section of the new library’s greatly expanded children’s area. The campaign has now received more than $1.4 million in contributions and pledges, about 70% of its $2 million goal. Pictured, from left, are capital campaign committee representative Katie Harrington, West Springfield Mayor Edward Sullivan, library Director Toni Golinski-Foisy, architect Curtis Edgin of Caolo & Bieniek Associates, library trustee Carol Hegeman, and campaign committee member Karen Simpson.