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BOSTON — According to the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, preliminary estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show Massachusetts lost 5,300 jobs in August. Job losses were impacted by temporary employment… Read more

WESTFIELD — Attain Therapy + Fitness announced the hiring of Michael Fall, who will act as the facility manager and treating physical therapist at the recently acquired facility at 65 Springfield Road in Westfield. Fall has been practicing… Read more

HOLYOKE — In recognition of National Recovery Month, Dr. Robert Roose, chief medical officer of Addiction Services for the Sisters of Providence Health System, will deliver the keynote presentation at the Human Service Forum Breakfast Meeting… Read more

HOLYOKE — Leadership Pioneer Valley (LPV) officially kicked off its 2015 program year and introduced the Class of 2015, a group of emerging and established regional leaders, at a reception at the Wistariahurst Museum. The culturally and… Read more

NEEDHAM — Wingate Healthcare, a leading provider of healthcare and hospitality for seniors, announced the strengthening of its Western Mass. region with the addition of Bryan Rossano, the company’s new regional director of operations…. Read more

SPRINGFIELD — Inspired Marketing Inc., a full-service marketing agency and event-planning company, continues to grow, and has announced its relocation from the suburbs to 20 Maple St. in Springfield. This move brings the company into a larger… Read more

WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital’s 50th anniversary Noble Ball will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. More than 800 guests are expected to attend the black-tie event, which will feature live entertainment,… Read more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at a record high after the Federal Reserve maintained its stance on record-low interest rates. The Dow rose 24 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 17,156 Wednesday, surpassing… Read more

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(CNN/WGGB) — iPhone and iPad owners: the next generation of operating system is here. Apple’s new operating system, iOS 8, isn’t as radical as iOS 7, but there are a handful of new features. Those include sports scores and weather… Read more

LEEDS — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the appointment of John Collins as the new director of VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System in Leeds. Collins will oversee a comprehensive healthcare system… Read more

NORTHAMPTON — Webber and Grinnell Insurance Agency has been inducted into the Plymouth Rock Assurance and Bunker Hill Insurance 2014 Circle of Excellence, recognizing outstanding professionalism, financial performance, and commitment to… Read more

WARE — Recent building renovations and office upgrades at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital have resulted in a quantity of used chairs, tables, desks, file cabinets, and other office equipment. As a result, a tag sale will be held on Friday, Oct…. Read more

CHICOPEE — Dr. Thomas Wadzinski has joined Dr. James Bell, Dr. Amy Pelletier, Dr. Hanna Awkal, and nurse practitioner Mary Andaloro on the provider staff at Fairview Pediatrics. Board-certified in general pediatrics and pediatric… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — Handlers and owners of dogs, cats, birds, and other pets, as well as service and farm animals, are invited to bring their animals to Mercy Medical Center for the annual Blessing of the Animals service on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The… Read more

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Artist Rendering of Wynn Everett (Image Courtesy: Wynn Resorts) By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Wynn Resorts and Massachusetts gambling regulators finalized the license Wednesday for a $1.6 billion casino outside… Read more