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UMass Online Programs Highly Ranked

Online programs at the University of Massachusetts received high marks again in this year’s Best Online Programs rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Two UMass programs ranked within the top 30 in the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs category, with UMass Amherst at No. 23, and UMass Lowell at No. 29. Amherst and Lowell were…

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‘Ice Invasion’ Happening in Downtown Springfield

The Springfield Business Improvement District is again bringing more than a dozen ice sculptures to downtown Springfield for the 3rdAnnual Ice Invasion beginning today. This ice invasion coincides with the Winter Weekend being staged by the Boston Red Sox, making an exciting time for the city and its downtown. From the MassMutual Center and MGM…

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New England Patriots donate $250K towards new synthetic turf field near Duggan Academy in Springfield – masslive.com

The city is planning to establish a new athletic field behind Duggan Academy and a $250,000 grant from the New England Patriots through the National Football League Foundation Grassroots Program will go a long way towards making that plan a reality.  The grant from the Patriots, NFL Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation is part…

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Hartford passenger rail linking Springfield to New Haven passes 1 million rider mark

Ridership on the Hartford Line, which connects rail commuters traveling between New Haven and Springfield has passed the 1 million mark, according to Connecticut Department of Transportation officials. The service — launched on June 18, 2018 — transported its one-millionth rider during the busy Thanksgiving travel period in late November. Read the source article at…

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American Outdoor Brands Corp. Announces Leadership Transition

American Outdoor Brands Corp. announced that its board of directors has named Mark Smith and Brian Murphy co-presidents and co-CEOs of the company, effective immediately. Smith was most recently president of the Manufacturing Services Division of the company, while Murphy was most recently president of the Outdoor Products & Accessories Division. In their co-leadership roles,…

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Basketball Hall of Fame to close temporarily for renovations

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will be temporarily closed to the public from Monday, Feb. 3 to Wednesday, March 25 as it continues the final phase of its $23 million renovation program. During this time, the Jerry Colangelo Court of Dreams will be fully redeveloped, along with implementation of new interactive areas around…

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iHeartMedia announces reorganization; radio personalities sacked in Massachusetts, nationwide

iHeartMedia has laid off veteran radio staffers across the country as part of a company-wide reorganization. Billboard noted the “bloodbath” resulted in pink slips for dozens of veteran program directors and DJs in top markets nationwide. Among those reportedly impacted were Jackson Burnes, an executive producer at Classic Rock 100.7 WZLX in Boston; Deb Lawler,…

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Job Expo set for Thursday at Basketball Hall of Fame

A Job Expo featuring dozens of companies is scheduled Thursday, Jan. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The winter expo, which generally draws several hundred participants, is sponsored by MassHire Springfield Career Center and Entercom Communications radio stations. Read the source article at masslive.com

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Steve Lowell to Step Down in 2021 as Monson Savings Bank President

Steve Lowell, who has served as president of Monson Savings Bank (MSB) for the last nine years, announced his retirement effective February 2021. He is looking forward to continuing to serve in a vital role with the bank as chairman of the board. The bank’s board of directors announced that Daniel Moriarty Sr. has been…

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