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GLASTONBURY, Conn. — United Bank announced the promotions of four individuals who work for the bank in their West Springfield and Worcester markets: • Jennifer Boyle, who currently holds the title of marketing information officer, has… Read more

EASTHAMPTON — Michael Roy, vice president and compliance officer at Easthampton Savings Bank, has been named governor of Rotary International District 7890. His term began July 1 and ends June 30, 2015. Roy is responsible for providing… Read more

AMHERST — UMass Amherst geoscientist Julie Brigham-Grette has been named the new chair of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ Polar Research Board (PRB), with the responsibility of promoting excellence in polar science and providing… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts is awarding more than $1.2 million in competitive grants to local nonprofit organizations. A total of 99 Pioneer Valley projects will receive funding, with awards ranging from… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — Kandace Kukas has joined Western New England University School of Law as the assistant dean and director of Bar Admissions Programs. Kukas will design, administer, and oversee the law school’s bar examination preparation… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — At its annual meeting in June, the Professional Women’s Chamber (PWC), an affiliate of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, elected Janet Casey president of its board of directors, serving a two-year… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — The first Caring for the Caregiver Conference will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at LaQuinta Inn and Suites, 100 Congress St., Springfield. This symposium was established to celebrate and educate… Read more

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Shawmut Design and Construction, an $860 million national construction-management firm, announced the hiring of Jeffrey Niland as senior project manager in the company’s West Springfield office. In this role, Niland… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — It’s near that time when local families begin preparing for the school year ahead by visiting local stores for their supplies. However, for some students in the area, financial hardships make it difficult for them to start… Read more

FLORENCE — Florence Savings Bank, a mutually owned savings bank serving the Pioneer Valley through nine branch locations, was one of three recipients of the Cutchins Good Neighbor Awards, presented to area organizations that have made a… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Museums have been selected to participate in the Museum Assessment Program (MAP), a program funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and administered by the American Alliance of… Read more

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Construction firms added jobs in 38 states and the District of Columbia over the past 12 months, but they reduced headcount in 27 states between May and June, according to a recent analysis of Labor Department data by the… Read more

TURNERS FALLS — The board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County (BBBS-FC) is organizing a Wine & Canvas event, the second one this year. The first event was a sellout. Participants in this fun-filled evening, to… Read more

WESTERN MASS. — Valley Gives, the highly successful fund-raising event launched in 2012, has opened registration to nonprofits in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties. Set for Dec. 10, Valley Gives is a 24-hour e-philanthropy program… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — David Pickart, senior environmental scientist at Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, has relocated to the firm’s Springfield office. In his role, he will continue to manage projects that address the identification and assessment of… Read more