Region Archives: Western MA

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MGM Springfield Resort & Casino Opens in Massachusetts

MGM Springfield, New England’s first integrated luxury resort, officially opened its doors on Friday, August 24, 2018. Prior to the opening, thousands of visitors lined Main Street to enjoy a celebratory procession featuring hundreds of MGM Springfield employees, Cirque du Soleil performers, The Minutemen UMASS Marching Band, Indian Motorcycles, community […]

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UMass Dining Repeats as Nation’s #1 Campus Food

(Photo Courtesy of UMass Amherst) By Matthew Stromski, MOTT Intern Students at UMass-Amherst are reaping the fruits of a great education, and they are also eating extremely well, according to the Princeton Review’s The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition, which ranked UMass Dining the #1 Campus Food in the nation […]

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Massachusetts Farms Receive Grants to Strengthen Infrastructure

Five Massachusetts farms have been awarded $400,000 in total grant funding for infrastructure improvements through the state’s Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) Program. Established in 2009, the APR Improvement Program (AIP) is funded by the federal Farm and Lands Protection Program and is administered by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources […]

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International Diplomats and Trade Officials Tour Western Mass to Explore Partnership Opportunities

(Tour of the Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke) This week, the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI) led a bus tour of international diplomats and trade officials from 12 countries and regions to explore economic development and entrepreneurship initiatives in Western Massachusetts. The tour took place […]

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Baker Administration Cabinet secretaries look to replicate job training model

(Caption: John S. LaFrancis, professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Springfield Technical Community College, discusses precision manufacturing with Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Education Secretary James Peyser.) Photo by Colleen Quinn. It is nearly impossible to talk about manufacturing without the topic very quickly turning to workforce development, and the difficulty […]

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Broadband for All in Massachusetts

(Image Courtesy of Axia MassBroadband 123) Massachusetts intends to achieve total broadband access in all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth, thanks to today’s announcement by the Baker-Polito Administration to give $50 million in existing capital funding to the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI). MBI is the state entity designated […]

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