Television station WWLP (Channel 22) on Tuesday July 3, 2012 had a short story on early corn available in the Pioneer Valley. It included mention of a farm stand on Feeding Hills Road and brief comments by the farm owner. In addition some other footage shown was of another farm accross the street. Nice to see Southwick in the news for some of the successful businesses in town.
The Westfield News had an article on the EDC and busines community efforts to expand efforts to obtain more business from those attending the Granville Harvest Fair (Granville, MA.) over the Columbus Day weekend. The article was in the newspaper on Tuesday June 19, 2012.
The Westfield News on June 15, 2012 reported on the College Highway construction project including details on upcoming work to be completed.
The December 20, 2010 issue of BusinessWest includes an article on the business climate in Southwick. This publication is available at some newstands in the Springfield area. In addition it is available at the Southwick Public Library.
The January 14, 2011 and January 21, 2011 issues of the Southwick-Suffield News included articles on the February 5, 2911 Southwick Home & Business Show. Another article on the Show is in the current issue January 28, 2011 of the Southwick-Suffield News.
The Westfield Evening Newson January 17, 2011 included a front page article on the upcoming Southwick Home & Business Show.
The Republican on Monday January 24, 2011 had an article in the Money section on the Southwick Home & Business Show.
On January 28, 2011 the Southwick-Suffield News reported that the traffic lights and turn lanes on Feeding Hills Road will occur two or more years from now. The project is currently in the design phase and is under the control of the MA Dept of Transportation (formerly MA Highway).
The Westfield Evening News on February 7, 2011 had a review of the Southwick Home & Business Show including comments from exhibitors.
An article on the dedication of Phase II of the Southwick Rails to Trails is available which was printed in the Republican on Saturday September 24, 2011. The dedication occurred on Friday afternoon (September 23) with about 40 people attending in heavy rain. Local, state and federal officials were represented including the Southwick Board of Selectmen, State Rep. Nicholas Boldyga, State Senator Mike Knapik, Congressman John Olver, Southwick Police, Southwick Department of Public Works and the Southwick Parks & Recreation Commission. Major funding for the project came from the federal government several years ago. ________________________________________________________________
Previous News about Southwick:
Bids for the reconstruction on College Highway from Tannery Road to Town Hall are expected to be opened in Mid-February 2011. This project is under the control of the MA Dept. of Transportation (formerly known as MASS Highway).
A new deli and meat market Southwick Meat & Deli has opened on College Highway on the north side of town in the location previously occupied by Campari's Restaurant. (Fall 2010)
On August 26, 2008 the Southwick Sewer Implementation Committee conducted a public meeting to explain Phase II of the expansion of sewers in Southwick. Additional public meetings were held at Town Hall in September and October 2008 to describe the project. At this time the expansion of sewers will include the Hudson Drive industrial park and portions of College Highway north of Route 57. For more information contact the Sewer Implementation Committee or Selectmen's Office.
A Tractor Supply Company store opened in November 2008 on the north side of time on College Highway.
A press release related to Federal funding for the reconstruction of Routes 10/202 in Southwick click here
(June 2006) A press release from Congressman Olver's office related to potential Federal funding for downtown Southwick click here
A local company celebrates 25 years in town. An article on the company (Whalley Computer Associates) was published in Business West magazine a bi-weekly business publication for Western Mass. Click here
Business West magazine focuses on expansion of Southwick company click here
Two local businesses have met with the Southwick Planning Board on September 26, 2006 regarding additions to the size of their existing buildings. The businesses are B & E Tool and the Summer House Restaurant. The Summer House Restaurant expansion occurred in Winter and early Spring 2008. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Planning Board at Town Hall.
(October 2006) During 2006 two restaurants have opened in Town on College Highway (Routes 10/202). One is in the location of the former Chuck's Steakhouse and the other is near the intersection of Feeding Hills Road (Route 57) ABC Pizza.
An Italian bakery and coffee shop has opened at the intersection of Routes 10/202 (College Highway) and Route 57 (Feeding Hills Road).
Other 2008 activities:
Another bakery has opened in the Lake area.
Construction has started (April 2008) on the site of the Tractor Supply Company store on College Highway (Routes 10/202) on the north side of town.
Several businesses have contacted the Planning Board re: construction on Hudson Drive and Whalley Way in the industrial park.
On August 26, 2008 a developer on behalf of B & E Tool appeared before the PlanningBoard for approval of three new buildings on Hudson Drive. Total area would be more than 100,000 square feet (in 3 buildings) on a 13 acre site.
Another site under consideration for retail is on College Highway near Big Y and Ocean State stores. Currently plans for a CVS Drugstore have been approved with tentative construction to start in the Spring 2009.
Several zone changes were considered at the Annual Town Meeting in May 2008 for business restricted on College Highway.More information is available by contacting the Planning Board or the Selectmen's Office.
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