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BOSTON — The University of Massachusetts has been named one of the world’s top 100 universities by Times Higher Education in the magazine’s annual global survey. UMass was ranked 91st in the Times Higher Education World University… Read more

BOSTON — A consortia proposal submitted collectively by the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts, led by Massasoit Community College, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for the fourth and final round of federal funding… Read more

WESTFIELD — A Plus HVAC of Westfield is a 2014 COOL SMART award recipient, honored during the New England Air Conditioning Contractors of America golf tournament recently. Sponsored by the Massachusetts/Rhode Island COOL SMART program, the… Read more

GREENFIELD — As part of an expanding national effort to support environmentally sustainable practices, programs, and job training at the nation’s almost 1,200 community colleges, Greenfield Community College is one of five exemplary… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — A new state law sets strict limits on the number of patients that registered nurses who work in hospital intensive care units can be assigned to at a given time. The law, approved by the Legislature in June, took effect this… Read more

LONGMEADOW — Bay Path University has been awarded a U.S. Department of Education First in the World grant for the support of innovative online programming for women. The $3.5 million grant will be awarded over four years, beginning Oct…. Read more

EASTHAMPTON — Matthew Sosik, president and CEO of Easthampton Savings Bank, announced that Tracey Gaylord has joined the bank as vice president, commercial lending. Gaylord has more than 25 years of banking experience, primarily in commercial… Read more

PIONEER VALLEY — The Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield, and South Hadley & Granby Chambers of Commerce have joined forces in successfully attracting the top leaders of the Massachusetts House and Senate, and every member of the… Read more

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank announced that Holly Lawson Kresiak has been hired as vice president, wealth advisor, joining its Wealth Management team. In this position, Kresiak will be responsible for developing and maintaining personalized… Read more

HADLEY — Valley Vodka Inc., a Western Mass.-based company founded by Paul Kozub in 2005, announced the purchase of its new world headquarters on Route 9 (146 Russell St.) in Hadley, the former St. John’s Catholic Church. State Sen. Stan… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — The latest survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute finds the race for governor of the Bay State to be a dead heat. Republican Charlie Baker leads Democrat Martha Coakley by one point among likely voters… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — DevelopSpringfield announced that it has awarded a $40,000 grant for facade improvements to 1525 Main St., the new downtown location for New England Public Radio (NEPR). The grant is made possible under… Read more

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital will host a benefit tea and lecture for the Cooley Dickinson Nurse Development Program on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Smith College Conference Center, featuring author, historian, and… Read more

LONGMEADOW — Grove Property Fund, owner of the Longmeadow Shops, announced that it has altered its concept plan for a proposed expansion of the Longmeadow Shops to incorporate more parking spaces and improve overall circulation of the… Read more

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank was recently named by the Boston Business Journal as one of Massachusetts’ most charitable companies at the publication’s annual Corporate Citizenship Summit in Boston on Sept. 10. The Boston Business… Read more