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WESTFIELD — Tighe & Bond, a civil and environmental engineering consultant, has appointed Robert Belitz its chief financial officer this week. In this role, he will direct Tighe & Bond’s financial operations and priorities, as… Read more

NORTH ADAMS — State Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian and state Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz recently joined legislators and local workforce-development officials at a ribbon-cutting… Read more

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Northeast IT Systems Inc. announced the addition of Paul Fortin to its team. Fortin will be joining Joel Mollison and Brian Sullivan as a desktop support specialist. In that role, Fortin is able to implement cloud-based… Read more

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank and its foundation challenged bank employees to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 14. The Berkshire Bank Foundation donated $50 for each of the first 50 employees that took part in the challenge and… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Mary-Beth Cooper, president of Springfield College, will address the Springfield Rotary Club’s luncheon meeting on Friday, Sept. 5. Her topic will be “Getting to Know the College and the Community.” Cooper… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — With the change of Wing Memorial Hospital’s parent company from UMass Memorial Health Care to Baystate Health expected to take place on Sept. 1, Baystate Health announced leadership appointments for its Eastern Region and… Read more

EASTHAMPTON — The Women’s Fund of Western Mass. announced a total of $240,000 in grant commitments in Berkshire, Franklin, Hamden, and Hampshire counties. Working within its focus areas of educational access and success, economic… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — Hampden Bank President and CEO Glenn Welch accepted the challenge presented by Bill Trudeau of the Insurance Center of New England to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in the Hampden Bank parking lot, and instead of nominating… Read more

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Construction employment expanded in 223 metro areas, declined in 72, and was stagnant in 44 between July 2013 and July 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by Associated General Contractors… Read more

HOLYOKE — Hank Porten, former president of Holyoke Medical Center, paid back $860,000 to the hospital this week to cover overpayment for consultant services and other errors over the past three years, hospital officials told the… Read more

CHICOPEE — The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Common Capital Inc., is presenting a six-part part workshop series, “Taking Care of Business: How to Develop and Grow Your Business.” This series addresses… Read more

NORTH BROOKFIELD — North Brookfield Savings Bank recently held ribbon-cutting events at its Ware, West Brookfield, and Three Rivers Village of Palmer branches. The events took place following the bank’s merger with FamilyFirst Bank in… Read more

WEST SPRINGFIELD — After more than 36 years of doing business in West Springfield, Advance Welding will relocate to Brookdale Drive in Springfield on Sept. 2. “As our capabilities and customer base continue to grow, this move will… Read more

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  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Andrew Vaughan) MIAMI (AP) — Burger King is buying Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, creating the world’s third-largest fast-food company. The corporate… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College has again been identified as a 2014-15 College of Distinction for providing an innovative, teacher-centered undergraduate education with a strong record of preparing its graduates for real-world… Read more